McGRADE, AILEEN A. With the grace and dignity she demonstrated every day of her life, Aileen A. McGrade died peacefully on November 20, 2010 from pneumonia at Sunrise at La Costa. A product of Irish grit, wit and humor, she was born in New York City on August 22, 1917, to John and Alice McHugh and was the eldest of four sisters. Her Irish roots, her Catholic faith, and her unswerving patriotism to this country formed the foundation for all she did. A graduate of St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, she was a school teacher, homemaker and a real estate agent. She served as President of the Los Angeles County Medical Auxiliary and multiple Parent-Teacher Associations. An avid artist, she enjoyed oil painting throughout her life and competed in regional art shows. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she served on the Finance Committee. Aileen married Eugene McGrade, M.D and after 53 years of marriage, his death separated them 13 years ago. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Rowland Heights. She is the mother of Maureen, Patricia, Eugene and Paul, grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of eight. Her funeral Mass will be said at Sacred Heart Church, Covina. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the scholarship fund in her name at Bishop Amat High School.
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KMET, ALICE L. June 19, 1928 to Nov. 24, 2010 Alice was born in Spring Valley, Minn. At the young age of 14, she assumed the role of mother to five younger siblings. In 1948, Alice married Joseph R. Kmet and together they raised five children of their own. Alice loved to sew, cook, and bake for others, and reveled in large gatherings of family and friends at her home. She spent many years of her life helping to raise her grandchildren and enjoyed taking them to the Zoo and Sea World. Alice dedicated countless hours to volunteering in elementary school classrooms. She was valued by all who knew her as an empathetic listener. She will be greatly missed and forever treasured by her abundant family and friends.
BLACK, ANNA of San Diego 08/17/1921 - 11/29/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services (619) 281-7055
BACH, ANNAMAE San Diego, CA Dec. 7, 1916 - Oct. 28, 2010 Dec. 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM at The Remington Club Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101
GIACALONE, ANTOINETTE Antoinette Giacalone was born in San Diego, California on June 14, 1926. She was the first of four children born to Mario and Anna Balestrieri. Her sister, Lucille, arrived three years later, followed by brothers Mario and Donald. As a young girl, Antoinette, affectionately nicknamed "Toni," loved singing and music. She sang in the choir at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. She also enthusiastically sang at home, prompting a visiting Uncle to liken her to a famous opera star. Toni excelled in other areas. She was an excellent student. So much so, at Washington Elementary School, she earned the honor of presiding over the class while the teachers took a "smoke break." Her responsibilities included recording the names of unruly classmates on the blackboard. Two students always seemed to be talking, laughing and disrupting the class, however, only one boy found his name on the chalkboard. The other boy, Nick Giacalone, would eventually become her husband! She, obviously, did not want her future spouse to begin life as a juvenile delinquent. She continued to care for Nick for 57 years. Toni's dream was to become a teacher. She understood subjects quickly and could easily impart that knowledge to others. And while that dream was never formally realized, Toni imparted her accumulated knowledge, wisdom, and common sense to her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and anyone who needed advice and guidance. Her biggest challenge and triumph came when Nick could no longer participate in his profession as a fisherman, due to a long-standing illness. After moving from job to job, Nick decided on a career in real estate. Armed with only a junior high education, he needed to pass the state exam. Fortunately, he had Toni by his side. After months of study, (to the point where Toni passed the test first!), her student accomplished his goal, and, later, became a successful broker. The saying: "Behind every great man there is a great woman," never rang truer. She was a role model and an inspiration to her numerous nieces and nephews, as well. Considered by many of them as their "second Mom," Aunty Toni was always available to dispense sage advice, give an opinion, solve a problem, or teach a lesson. Common sense Italian sayings became part of her personality. She seemingly knew them all, and could pull the appropriate one out of her quiver at a moment's notice, when the need arose. When the need arose to help her family, Toni was there. She began her work life at an early age. She quit school to work in the fish-packing canneries to help raise money for a surgery required by her mother, Anna. She frequently told the story of bus passengers moving away from the cannery workers to avoid the stench of fish! After she married Nick, the jobs had less offensive, pungent odors. As a couple, Nick and Toni lived in an apartment of a building they purchased on Florida Street. When Nick's parents heard their son and daughter-in-law were moving, they were initially shocked. "Their moving to Florida!" Speaking only Italian and not having a grasp of the English language, they mistook the state for the street. As resident manager, Toni became a surrogate mother to the, mostly, military personnel who rented there. She would collect rents, clean and paint apartments, and generally oversee the entire operation. Those 10 units eventually grew to 50, increasing Toni's workload. Until, one day, as she was loading her car with cleaning supplies, her neighbor shouted: "Is that how you want to spend your life?" The light bulb went on and she immediately called Nick to tell him her career in property management was over. Toni now had more time to devote to her family and hobbies. She was an excellent seamstress; creating most of the clothes she wore. She knitted afghans and quilts, embroidered towels, patched and hemmed pants. She could accomplish anything with a needle and thread. Gardening was a passion as she inherited her mother's green thumb. Approaching her house from the alley one could smell the aroma of the sweetest cherry tomatoes from 25 yards away. As a cook and baker, she grew ingredients to enhance her meals. Basil, parsley, lemons, tomatoes, and eggplant all found their way into Toni's mouth-watering dishes. Perhaps her tastiest creations were her lemon cake and cannoli's made from scratch. Holidays were the highlight of the year, thanks to Aunty Toni. She poured herself into the season by collaborating with her Mother on homemade ravioli, pizza, bread, breaded artichokes, cakes, cookies, and even holiday decorations. Toni would always say: "Gee, Mom, how come my food doesn't taste like yours? I use the same recipes." And Nana would say: "It's the pleasure I know my family will have when they enjoy the food." Well, this was one rare instance when Toni was wrong. Her cooking was enjoyed by anyone who had the privilege to taste it. Her later years were devoted to playing an active role in her family. She would regularly take her mother shopping, chat with her sister every morning, walk with her friends and relatives throughout the Mission Hills neighborhood, and enjoy the view from her sister's front porch. To everyone who met Toni-her renters, neighbors, friends, family, and, later, her caregivers-the impression was the same. Here was the sweetest, kindest, most compassionate, helpful, intelligent person one could hope to meet. She enjoyed life and handled the difficulties with dignity and grace. Toni will be remembered for her big heart, loving disposition, and words of encouragement and wisdom. Everyone whose lives she touched will sorely miss her. Antoinette is survived by her husband, Nick, her sister, Lucille, her brothers, Mario and Donald, her aunts, Esther, Antoinette, and Anita, and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Services will take place at Holy Cross Chapel Catholic Cemetery on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Center.
LUCERO, ARMANDO of San Diego 03/02/1943 - 09/19/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services (619) 281-7055
74, passed away November 23, 2010, In Pomona, Calif. He was born August 19, 1936 in Chino, Calif. to Jose and Christina Mercado. Arthur attended Chino High School and participated in football and track. In 1954, Arthur married Frances Martinez and they raised their family in Chino and later in the Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara areas. He worked for many years as a ranch manager and horse trainer and enjoyed passing on his love of horses and horse racing to his children. He was also a member of the Calif. Thoroughbred Association. Arthur is survived by his wife, Frances; children, Anna (Fred) Levin, Patricia (Ted) Cuadros, Arthur (Gayle) Mercado, Elizabeth Robar, and Nicole (Christopher) Fortunato. He also leaves his grand- children, Michael, Matthew and Brian Levin, Gregory Cuadros, Catherine and Trey Mercado, and Ryan and Patrick Robar and great-grandson, Dominic Robar. Rosary and Memorial service will be held at Pierce Bros. Griffith Mortuary 13002 Central Ave. Chino, Ca. On Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 4:00PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church 12686 Central Ave., Chino. Burial will be held at Crestlawn Memorial Park immediately following the mass. Donations in Arthur's name may be made to the
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4/6/1962 - 11/22/10, Adam is finally at peace and walking with the angels after fighting a courageous battle with cancer., He is survived by his loving parents, Carlos and Ascension Charvez; his sister, Melissa Lord, her husband Bill, and their children Tyler, Noah and Rylee., He leaves behind his beloved wife, Torie Berger Charvez. He also leaved behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins who love him very much., Adam will be deeply missed by all., Adam is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fidel and Maria Mercado; his paternal grandparents, Manuel and Delphina Lopez; his aunt, Josephine Perez and her sons, Nathan and Christopher Walling; and his cousins, Richard and Michael Mercado., Adam was an avid outdoorsman who loved to camp, fish, shoot and engage in paintball wars with family and friends., A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2400 N 11th Ave, Hanford. An additional memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park located at 8282 Murray Ave, Gilroy., We love you Adam., Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford.
ADELAIDE FRITZ'' BETTENCOURT NOV 2, 1924 - NOV 28, 2010 Adelaide Fritz'' Bettencourt was born to Frank and Rosa Freitas in Los Banos, CA. At the age of 14 months she was raised by the Joe S. and Delphina Cardoza Family. Fritz graduated from Los Banos High School. On December 12, 1948 she married A.V. Bettencourt. They owned and operated the Los Banos Livestock Market for 40 years retiring in 1986. Fritz enjoyed spending time with her daughters, grandsons, her best friends Geri Alves, volunteering for various organizations, hosting yard sales, gambling andmeeting new people. Anyone who had crossed paths with Fritz became an instant friend. Fritz will be missed by all who know her. She was a member of the S.P.R.S.I., P.F.S.A., Native Daughters, Y.L.I., Our Lady of Fatima, I.C.F., Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Golden Agers, Altar Society, and LUSO. She is preceded in death by her husband, A.V. Bettencourt; brothers Frank and Manuel Freitas; sister, Mary A. Silva. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Matheron (Duane), Della Rose Bettencourt, Tona Mederios (Mark); sisters, Mary Dunat, Adelaide Barcellos; brother Manuel M. Cardoza; grandchildren, Shawn Bettencourt (Ry-an), Ryan Matheron (Lindsay), Aaron Matheron, Tyke Mederios. A Visitation will be Wed. Dec. 1st at 5pm Rosary will follow at 7pm at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel. Mass will be Thurs. Dec. 2nd beginning at 10am St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Los Banos. Burial will follow at Los Banos Cemetery. Contributions can be made to New Bethany Res. Care & Skilled Nursing, 1441 Berkeley Dr., Los Banos, CA 93635 or Community Hospice, Inc., 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356-9259.
Albert A. Chapar, Sr. of Stratford, passed away on November 28, 2010 at Bridgeport Hospital following a struggle with a brain tumor. He was born in Bridgeport on July 19, 1930, to Abraham and Zekie Chapar. He was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church where for years he served as the choir director. He graduated from Central High School in 1949, received his bachelors degree in education from what is now Southern Connecticut State University, followed by two masters degrees, the first from Southern and the other from the University of Bridgeport. Mr. Chapar was a dedicated and lifelong educator, who taught several subjects in every elementary school in the Stratford Public School System. In 1989, he was honored as Teacher of the Year. He retired in his final position as a guidance counselor at Stratford High School. His students spanned several generations. He remembered every one of "his kids" by name. He loved high school sports and remained a fixture at local events to the end of his days. Mr. Chapar had a marvelous tenor singing voice. Very early in his career and at a time when he had a young family, he suffered a nearly total loss of hearing. Even during an era less accommodating to the hearing disabled, he continued to teach and sing on pitch -- wearing his signature hearing aid without ever a complaint. He could dance like a professional and remembered well the glamour of the old Pleasure Beach Ballroom and the Ritz Ballroom, where he danced to the Big Bands. Mr. Chapar was known for so many things it is impossible to list them, but he was above all happy, kind, gentle and filled with love for his fellow human beings. He looked only for the good in people, and mostly that is precisely what he found. Growing up in the immigrant center that was Bridgeport -- with a great pride in his Syrian heritage, his American identity was forged and merged with that of his friends of so many varied cultures by shared national sacrifice and triumph. Like so many of them, he lived through the Great Depression, helped his immigrant parents achieve success in their new land, watched loved ones go off to wars and waited for them to come home, pursued his education, raised a family, saw men first walk on the moon, and learned to use the Internet to send messages to his friends and family. He was a devoted husband of more than 50 years to his wife, Stella Nastu Chapar. She pre-deceased him by just a few months. He attended to her daily during the months of her final illness. Nearly his first instruction following receiving his diagnosis of a likely inoperable brain tumor was for his son to drive him back to the hospital to sit by her side. When urged to rest for just one day, he replied, "I made a promise." He kept that promise and all others. He is survived by his sons, Thomas and Albert, Jr., Albert Jr.'s wife, Nadine Kirma Chapar; grandchildren, Sophia, Natalia and Helena Chapar; his sisters, Mary Chapar Moran (the former mayor of Bridgeport) and Nassa Sam and their husbands, Steve Moran and William Sam; sisters-in-law, Frieda, Catherine and Gloria Nastu; his close cousin, Nasra Chapar Condoleo and many nieces and nephews whom he adored. In addition to Stella, Mr. Chapar was preceded in death by his parents, his brave brother, Nicholas Chapar; his talented brothers-in-law, Aurely (Ray), Peter and Thomas Nastu; his sisters-in-law, Sofia Cipu Nastu and Rose Nastu, and his German Shepherd dog, Katrina, who gave him much joy. Calling hours are on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. with Trisagion Services at 7 p.m. in the Commerce Hill-Radozycki Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line). Friends are invited to go DIRECTLY to St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Romanos Malouf officiating. Interment immediately following in Lakeview Cemetery. In memory of Albert and Stella Chapar, the family expects to establish a scholarship fund to ambitiously further their lifelong work in public education. In lieu of flowers, friends, family and former students may consider a contribution to this fund when it is established. Details will appear at, . Alternatively, donations may be made to the St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church. Memory Eternal.
Alice (nee White)Kenner, died Monday, November 29, 2010 at Maplewood at Danbury Assisted Living following a brief illness. She was 90. Born in Albany, N.Y., she lived in New York City, then Boonton, N.J. for 43 years before moving to the Danbury area in 2002. Mrs. Kenner was the office manager for Lancaster Chemical Co., Carlstadt, N.J. for a number of years before retiring in 1959. She attended McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She was married to her husband, Philip at the Brotherhood Synagogue, N.Y. and maintained her affiliation with the synagogue for the rest of her life. In the Danbury area, she was active with the Danbury Music Centre. Her husband, Philip, died in 1995. She is survived by a son, Adam Kenner and his wife, Jocelyn of New Rochelle, N.Y.; a daughter, Toni K. Pepe and her husband, John of Danbury; three grandchildren, Mara Bishop and Sarah and Philip Kenner; and a great-granddaughter, Violet Bishop. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, (TODAY) at 12 p.m. in the Mackey Funeral Home, (, ), 107 Essex Ave., Boonton, N.J. with interment to follow in Beth Israel Cemetery, Cedar Knolls, N.J. Memorial contributions in Alice's name, may be made to Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003.
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Alvin Earl Ray, 80, of Galt, died Nov. 24. He was born May 22, 1930 in Salem, W.Va.
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Joan Andrews, 89 VISTA -- Joan Andrews died Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Tri City Medical Center from a stroke. She was born in .....
ANGELINA CHALFANT Angelina Chalfant died quietly on November 25, 2010 after prolonged complications from a hip fracture. Mrs. Chalfant, nee Katsufrakis, was 86 years old, born on February 14, 1924 in Dawson, New Mexico. She was the last to survive of eight siblings. She was employed for many years as a grocery clerk in Southern California before meeting and marrying Mr. Lee Chalfant, a consulting engineer. Thereafter she spent some years in Saudi Arabia where her husband was employed as a manager of construction projects for the Saudi government. Upon his retirement the couple moved to Longview, Texas, where they resided until Mr. Chalfant's passing in 1998. Angelina subsequently moved to Modesto to join family here, where she resided until her death. In recent years she was a resident of the Bethel Retirement Community where she leaves numerous friends. In addition she was anactive member of the Greek Orthodox Church. She leaves a large extended family which includes nearly two dozen nieces, nephews and other relatives. Trisaignon services will be held on Tuesday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and funeral services will be on Wednesday,December 1st at 10 a.m. at theGreek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. Donations in Angelina's memory may be made to Community Hospice or St. Luke's Family Practice of Modesto.
Anna Jane Swanson, 87, of Cottonwood died Monday at Feather River Hospital in Paradise. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Anne Marie Michel Age 78. passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa, November 27, 2010. Beloved wife of Rafael Michel; loving mother of Joanne and Yvonne; cherished grandmother of Jon, Monica, Raquel and Elena; great grandmother of eight and great great grandmother of one. Services were held privately.
Anthony Arthur "Tony" Ranni passed away peacefully at home in Oxnard on November 9, 2010 at the age of 92., Tony was the son of Italian immigrants and truly personified the American dream. His parents, Rafael and Maria, emigrated from Abruzzi, Italy. Tony was born in the Bronx on January 1, 1918, the twelfth of thirteen children. He attended Stuyvesant High School, a New York City public school that specializes in mathematics and science. Admission to "Stuy," even then, was by highly competitive examination only. The school was on Manhattan's East Side and Tony commuted there daily from the Bronx for classes. Tony's success there was the first of many in his long life. After school he played basketball at the YMCA, from his height of 5'6", it was a good thing, he reported, that the nets were set lower then., As a young man Tony worked on Wall Street; he started as a page and runner and was steadily promoted. While holding down his job, he also attended a year at Fordham Law School, however, his legal aspirations were cut short by the start of World War II. He enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in Davisville, Rhode Island where he met Anna "Annie" Rose Patalano, his future bride, at a dance in Providence., Later, Tony was stationed in Joliet, Illinois where he and Annie moved -- as newlyweds and then to Port Hueneme, California where he mustered out of the Navy at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Tony continued to work for the United States Navy, in civil service in Port Hueneme, where his work centered on the Navy's early development of its computer systems, starting with punch cards. Once again in his life, Tony was steadily promoted, for which he always shared credit with his beloved wife, Annie, who hosted many a fine Italian dinner for Tony's work associates., Tony retired but did not retire for long; he went on to become a licensed real estate broker and a developer of commercial and residential real estate projects. When Tony finally retired, he remained active, enjoying regular rounds of golf (especially those holes-in-one!) and attending Oxnard Ballroom Dance Club and other social events at which he danced every dance. Tony learned to cook Italian food from Annie, and he hosted many a delicious/memorable meal for family and friends over the years. When Annie's health declined, her care was his first priority and when she died in 2007 he was at her side, holding her hand., He is survived by his daughter, Lucianne Ranni, his "other daughter," Victoria Helton, and his many nieces and nephews, including Maria (Ranni) and Kit Somal and Joe and Mirtha Diglio. Tony touched the lives of many in his long life, and will be remembered as a good and honorable man with a ready smile., Very special thanks to Irma Pulido, who assisted Tony and Annie for over ten years, Vanessa Luna who cared for both Annie and Tony and Roger Montiel who cared for Tony in his final days., Donations may be made in Tony's name to Stuyvesant High School Scholarship Program, 160 Convent Ave., Shepard Hall Rm. 166, New York, NY 10031.
Armand Joseph Philippe Moreau, age 88 of Danbury, previously of Ridge-field, passed away on November 29 at Danbury Hospital. Armand was born June 3, 1922 in St Albans, Vt., the son of the late Joseph and Marie-Ann (Remillard) Moreau. He grew up on his parents dairy farm in St Albans, Vt. and later moved to Connecticut with his wife and family in 1953. after working on various dairy farms in Connecticut, he moved to Ridgefield in 1966 where he lived for 26 years working on the McKeon farm as a care taker and dairy farmer He retired in 1992 and moved to Danbury where he has lived for the past 18 years. He was a self taught mechanic, plumber, carpenter and electrician a regular handy man, and he enjoyed working on cars, fixing lawnmowers, fixing bicycles for his children and many neighborhood children. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Even in his retirement years, he helped those around him in his retirement community, taking up crocheting, making blankets for his children and lap quilts for seniors. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and AARP Chapter 3340 in Danbury. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather and he will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Yvonne Moreau of Danbury; one son, Marcel Moreau and his wife, Therese of Swanton, Vt.;, six daughters, Agnes and her husband, Raymond Slee of Summerville, S.C., Rosemarie and Paul Ragette of Danbury, Angela and Andy Vill of Ridgefield, Louise and Gary Ruscoe of Danbury, Regina and Joseph Crupi of New Milford, Lisa and Philip Cannizzaro of New Milford; one sister, Germaine Lapierre of Mississippi; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-laws, Muriel and Jeannette Moreau of Connecticut, and Margaret Moreau of Vermont. In addition to his parents, he was pre -deceased by four brothers, Alcide, Leo, Raymond, and Bernard Moreau; one sister, Sylvia Patenaud; and one grandson, Christopher Vill. Friends may call in the Green Funeral Home 57 Main St. Danbury on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, interment will follow at St Peter Cemetery in Danbury. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 46 Stone Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
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BUYER, BILLY DAVID Feb. 26, 1923 to Nov. 13, 2010 Our beloved father and grandfather, Bill "Boompa" Buyer, of Chula Vista, passed away November 13th at San Diego Hospice surrounded by family. Bill was a graduate of San Diego High and retired from Rohr Industries in 1986 after 31 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary, in 1991. Survived by daughters Barbara (Ted) Urbanski, Susie (Anthony) Chavez, Nancy (Jack) Evans, and son David (Becky) Buyer; eight grandchildren Scott, Brian, Matthew, Julie, Laurie, Mike, Kelsey and Calley; and 11 great-grand-children. He also leaves behind sister Doris (Bob) Huchel. Services will be at Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday, December 3rd at 11:45 a.m. A reception and celebration of Bill's life will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to San Diego Hospice in Bill's name.
June 10, 1962 ~ November 26, 2010 Brian Pazin, born on June 10, 1962 in Merced, California, died very unexpectedly in Fresno, California on November 26th, 2010 while visiting with his beloved family during the Thanksgiving Holidays. Brian is survived by his loving wife Chrissy, to whom he had been married to for 18 years, their two sons Travis and Jared. Also left behind are his adoring parents, John and Nada Pazin, his in laws, Bob and Carmen Freitas, Sue and Jeff Hessman, along with his sister Rene (Mark) and older brothers Mark (Lisa) and Richard. Also left to grieve are his nieces, Laura Pazin, Heather Garrett and Mallory Pazin, along with nephews Brandon Garrett, Nicholas Pazin, John Pazin and Joshua Freitas, all of which enjoyed thier uncle Brian's playful side during the summer months while at the pool or during a family get together, wherein Uncle Brian was the cook of the day. Brian attended the local elementary schools and graduated from Merced High School, after which he joined the family business at Pazin & Myers, where he worked closely with his Dad (John) and brother (Richard), then branching out on his own as owner/operator of CardGas, a fuel distribution network. Brian truly loved being with his two boys and could be found in attendance at Travis's soccer games or Jared's basketball games, enthusiastically cheering them on.Brian was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout the years and would accompany his Dad, Uncles and friends on many fishing and hunting trips and as usual, always came home with a story. Brian loved his sports and shared that enthusiasm with his sons and always seemed to pick the winning team and when golfing with family and friends kept up his animated ways to ensure his competition was kept off balance while putting. One of Brian's crowning achievements in the sports world was bowling a perfect 300 game on his brother's (Richard) birthday in 1997, for the bowling lanes were no match that day against Brian's wicked left handed hook. A Catholic Mass is to be held on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, followed by a private internment. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to memorialize Brian, may contribute towards the Brian Pazin Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2688, Merced CA 95344, wherein the proceeds will create an endowment to benefit students attending St. Luke's Anglican School and Merced Community College.Arrangements under the direction of Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home.
Bachni Bangar 87, of Yuba City passed away November 25, 2010. Prayer services will be Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11:00 am at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond St., Yuba City, CA. Final Prayers and Cremation will follow at the Ullrey Memorial Chapel Crematory.
Bedall, Barbara Haig April 28, 1927 - November 23, 2010 Barbara was born on April 28, 1927 and passed away peacefully on November 23, 2010, at 83. She was born in Los Angeles, raised in Pasadena, and was a resident of Newport Beach for 47 years. She loved to garden, read and attend USC football games with her loving husband Wynnett. She gave tirelessly of herself in helping others. She was President of the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and her devotion to her family and friends. Survived by her daughter Jamison Shepherdson (James), Grandchildren Christopher (Brooke), Clifford and Lauren Shepherdson. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 3rd at 11:00am at St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Barbara's memory to Hoag Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach, CA. 92658-6100.
Barbara J. Innes Resident of San Jose In Santa Clara, CA Nov. 22, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Andrew T. Innes. Loving daughter of the late Peter Paul and Margaret DiBernardi. Dear sister of Judith DiBernardi. A native of San Francisco aged 82 years. Memorial services at 10:30am Sat. Dec. 4, 2010 at Chapel of Flowers, 900 S. 2nd st. San Jose. Donations to Momentum for Mental Health, 436 N. White Rd. San Jose 95127 in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
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Services for Barbara Samson Hickey are private., Mrs. Hickey passed away on Nov. 20, in Vacaville., She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines, on Sept. 28, 1960., Arrangements are by Vaca, Hills Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory, 446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
Beatrice Elizabeth Smith September 26, 1926 - November 23, 2010 A graveside service will be held at the Delano Cemetery, 627 Austin St., at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1. Beatrice Elizabeth Smith, 84, a resident of Delano since July 1, 1963, passed away at home on November 23, 2010. She was born at rural Carnegie, OK on September 26, 1926, the daughter of Bill and Dessie Johnson, and the first of seven children. She married Marvin Dwain Smith on February 29, 1948 at Vernon, TX. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother. She is survived by her husband, Dwain Smith; three children and spouses, to wit, Judy McAbee and Bruce, Michael Smith and Lana, and Tami Davis; ten grandchildren and spouses, to wit, Adam McAbee and Dani, Matthew Smith, Timothy McAbee and Kori, Christopher McAbee, Zachary Davis, Emily Hew and Jason, Jessica Smith, Megan Davis, Samuel Davis, and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Davis; and five great- grandchildren, to wit, Lucas McAbee, Benjamin McAbee, Conner McAbee, Aubrey Hew and Russell McAbee. She is also survived by five sisters and spouses, to wit, Freda and Colby Churchman of Bakersfield, Norma and Jimmy Silverstein of Houston TX, Karen and Billy Funkhouser of Hobart, OK, Linda and Fearl Ray of Carnegie, OK and Glenda Smith, and many nieces and nephews. Bea attended college at Southwestern State Teachers College at Weatherford, OK, Oklahoma College for Woman at Chickasha, OK, Bakersfield College and Fresno State. She taught Elementary school for 43 years, 5 of which were in Oklahoma, 3 years in the San Jose area and the remainder of 35 years at Kern Ave. Elementary School in McFarland, CA where she retired in 1992. She dearly loved every child she ever taught. Bea was a long time member of the Methodist Church in Delano, a member of chapter DE P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1971 and served as its President in 1979-80 and a member of the AAUW (American Association of University Women). She was honored by the Delano Masonic Lodge as the top teacher of the Kern Avenue Elementary School in McFarland, CA in 1989, by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce as the most outstanding teacher at the Kern Avenue Elementary School in McFarland, CA in 1992 and the most outstanding teacher at the Kern Avenue Elementary School in McFarland, CA by the McFarland School District in 1990. Bea and Dwain were married for almost 63 years and they loved traveling. From 1979 to 2008 they traveled to most of the countries of the world. Mission Family Mortuary
BENJAMIN DIAZ RIOS APR 9, 1932 - NOV 19, 2010 Benjamin Diaz Rios entered into rest peacefully, on November 19, 2010, in Modesto, California, with his family by his side.This ended his long battle with cancer due to his exposure to Agent Orange during the, . Mr. Rios was born on April 9, 1932 in San Marcos, TX. He was the youngest child of the late Ponciano Arevallo Rios and Elvira Diaz Rios. Mr. Rios was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy C. Mennecke Rios, four brothers; Arturo, Gustavo, Rojelio, Noel Diaz Rios,and two sisters; Oralia Rios Rodriguez and Giselda Rios Cayabyab. Mr. Rios served in the, during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1953. He received the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal w/4*, National Defence Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal Award. Mr. Rios later volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War from 1963-1966. He received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his service. After being Honorably Discharged, Mr. Rios resided in Fairfield, CA, where he worked in Agriculture. He later moved to Modesto, CA, and resided there for 35 years. Mr. Rios enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching Western Cowboy movies and accompanying is daughter on her many adventures. Mr. Rios is survived by one sister, Ruth Rios Casiano of Antioch, CA, one daughter, Elvira L. Rios Prock (kevin A. Prock), two Grandsons; William A. Harris and Benjamin S. Harris, two Grandaughters; Elizabeth L.Prock and Rainy S. Prock, al lof Modesto, CA. A memorial service for Mr. Rios will be held at Eaton Family Funeral Home, 513 12th St., in Modesto, CA, on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Amster, Bernard Feb. 16, 1922 - Dec. 4, 2009 Dad, you are loved and missed more than all the world. "Hap'ly I think on thee, and then my state Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen Earth, sings hymns at Heaven's Gate. For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
Betty Genell Dacy was born on Oct. 12, 1933, in Davenport, Okla., She was the daughter of Claud and Nora Hooper., She passed away at Vaca Valley Hospital on Nov. 20, after a long illness., Betty was a devoted sister, wife, mother and grandmother who cared deeply for her family. She was an understanding military wife who knew how to get things done. She worked in retail sales and as a waitress in Oklahoma., Betty married her husband, Roy Dacy, on May 16, 1961, in Enid, Okla. They moved to Vacaville, Calif., in 1967 where they spent many years making memories together. She enjoyed camping and boating with her family. Betty also enjoyed spending time in her garden growing vegetables and tending to her flowers. She attended Valley Free Church in Vacaville and enjoyed singing the old hymns. She was always there with a quick smile and comforting words of encouragement whenever it was needed. She was kind, generous and loving., Betty is survived by her husband of 49 years, Roy Dacy of Vacaville; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jim Gleiter of Bay Center, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Carol Dacy of Vacaville; grandsons, Michael and Benjamin Dacy; brother, Bob Hooper of Cleveland, Okla.; sisters, Shirley Cook of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Rebecca Porter of Fosterville, Tenn., A viewing for Betty will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Vaca Hills Chapel, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville. On Monday, Nov. 29, she will be laid to rest at 9:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., A Memorial Service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Valley Free Church, 5063 Maple Road, Vacaville., Memorial contributions may be made to the Student Ministry at Valley Free Church., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707) 446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
Betty was born on March 11, 1932 in Tulare, CA to Ralph and Susie Seals and passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010 at her home in Laton, CA., Betty married her high school sweetheart. She stayed home and raised her four children, then went back to school to get her high school diploma. Because of her love of children she went on to get her child development education to become a childcare provider. Betty also became a certified nurse's assistance and worked as a home health care provider for the elderly., Betty was a loving and giving person; her motto was, "The More, The Merrier." She loved going to her "Tops" group meeting on Wednesday nights and she loved going to church to prepare the materials for the Sunday school lessons. She loved to do craft projects, especially with her grandchildren., Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Douma, sister, Lois Pittock, son, Virgil Leasure Jr., and her brother, Richard Seals., She is survived by her loving husband, Virgil C. Leasure Sr. of 57 years, daughter, Susan and husband Eugene Rose, son, Leland and wife Deborah Leasure; also survived by 12 grandchildren, 23 and counting great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson, and her brothers, Bill Seals and Stanley Seals., Viewing will be Saturday, November 27, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a service to follow at 11 a.m., all being held at the Latter-Day Saints Chapel, 2400 N. 11th Ave., Hanford, CA., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.
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Beverly Winfrey went home to be with the Lord November 26, 2010., She was born September 2, 1921 in Berwick, Pennsylvania to Prudence Elmira and Jay McClellan Bellis. She met her husband of 66 years while working at a Department Store in Bristol, Pa. She knew he was the man for her and was bound and determined to win his heart. They were married in 1945 and shortly after moved to California. Beverly spent most of her years as a homemaker. She took great pride in her home and devoted herself to her family. There was always a home cooked meal waiting after a long day of work and school. As the years passed, through life's many smiles and tears she was never to busy to give of herself with a caring gesture, a warm hug, or just an understanding smile. Her many sacrifices did not go unnoticed. These warm memories will always be cherished and live on in our hearts and throughout our lives., Beverly is survived by her loving husband "Bill"; her daughters Melody Aldrich, June Connick, son Robert Winfrey, grandchildren Glen (wife Kim), Eric (wife Andreya), James, Jason, Anne Maree, Russell, David, great grandson Elijah, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Angie, Linda and Olivia for all the loving care given to Beverly., Visitation will take place Tuesday, November 30, 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec.1st also at the Charles Carroll Funeral Home with The Reverend Dan Hull officiating. Burial will follow at Ivy lawn Memorial Park, Ventura., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
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Helen Kosta Blincoe was born December 22, 1924 to John and Katherine Kosta at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton. She is preceded in death .....
Bonnie Lou Kuckenbaker passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010., Bonnie was born March 22, 1922 in Troy Texas the second youngest of six children. Her father was a tenant farmer and fireman and her mother worked in a laundry. Because Bonnie had three older sisters she got out of most of the chores. Her older sister Ruby said, "She didn't do chores, she rode the cotton sack!" In her later years Bonnie recounted her many childhood adventures with her youngest brother Winston; they would climb high into the barn rafters looking for baby pigeons and also liked to sneak coffee out of the kitchen to pretend they were chewing tobacco. For Christmas the kids would put a sock out and find apples, oranges, walnut and candies in the morning., She graduated from Troy High School in 1940, which she remembered as the time she got her first store-bought dress. Three years later she met her husband Clifford Kuckenbaker at the PX on Fort Hood where she worked selling sundry items and he was an Army GI. Six months after their wedding they moved back to Laton where Cliff worked for the Sunmaid Raisin Company temporarily. Soon after he began working at Better Buy Wholesale where he stayed for 33 years. Bonnie and Cliff bought their home outside Laton for $1,200.00, which included the house and twenty acres. Clifford worked nights at Better Buy Wholesale and farmed during the day., Cliff was cultivating cotton the morning Bonnie went into labor with their first child George. Their neighbor Bessy Alman ran across the field to let him know the baby was on the way. Their second child Kay was born five years later., With her young family she particularly cherished trips to Cambria where the Kuckenbaker family shared a small seaside cabin called The Rock House. Her daughter Kay remembers her excitement when they prepared for these vacations, "We'd always leave the grocery store with huge boxes of groceries like we were going to move there. It was a tradition for us to have a bag of marshmallows.", Bonnie worked at Superior Dairy in Hanford from 1952 to 1962 where she loved the customers but didn't like making milk shakes because the aluminum cup froze her already sore hands. She transferred to Superior Dairy in Lemoore in 1953 and one year later changed jobs again to work at The Koop in Hanford where she stayed the next 23 years. Bonnie liked driving fast; on a frosty morning on the way to work at The Koop her car hit ice and slid down the bank under the Kings River bridge on Excelsior Ave. Luckily the river was dry, lest she said she may have drowned., In the early 1960s she was a dedicated fan of the TV program The Beverly Hillbillies and didn't miss the program for social or school functions. She also loved arts and crafts; she attended ceramics and oil painting classes after hours at Laton High and in the early 1970s she started decorating cakes for friends and family. She took several small commissions for her paintings and also hung her work at The Koop., For over twenty years she played a weekly game of Skipbo with her close friends but was otherwise retiring and preferred to stay home most of the time where she liked to watch television and the humming birds outside the living room window. Among close friends and family her most notable quality was the intense love and affection she showered on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all called her Grandma Kookie., She is survived by her son, George Kuckenbaker and his wife Diane of Presque Isle, Michigan, her daughter, Kay Kuckenbaker-Smith and her husband Wade who live in Laton, her older brother, Albert Hartgrove of Baltimore, Maryland, eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren., Among her last words were, "I love my kids, I love all my kids so much.", Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 29 at the Church of the Brethren, 3090 E. Mt. Whitney in Laton. Graveside Services will be at the Oakgrove Cemetery in Laton.
Bridie Mehigan Passed away peacefully Saturday November 27, 2010 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Denis Mehigan. Devoted mother of Breda (Brian) Cassidy, Denis (Andrea) Mehigan and the late Daniel and James. Loving grandmother of twelve. Great grandmother of five. Third of eleven children. Bridie is survived by many numerous nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Ireland. A native of Kilsarcon, County Kerry, Ireland. Bridie is a Charter Member of the UICC, long time member of St. Gabriel Parish, Ladies Sodality and Ulloa Seniors. Friends may visit Thursday 3pm to 4pm at Duggan Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave. Daly City, followed by visitation 6pm with a Rosary 7pm at St. Gabriel Church (40th Ave. and Ulloa St. SF). Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 11am, at St. Gabriel Church. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.
Bruce Allen Michels Bruce Allen Michels died in Lompoc, California on November 23, 2010. Survived by much loved son Larry (Dawn) and adored granddaughter Alana; sister Jean Sharpe; nephew Kip (Martha) Sharpe and children (Stephen, Emily, Aaron, Kathryn, and Susan); and niece Francie Sharpe (Eddy Abrams). Preceded in death by parents Anton B. and Frances (Swanson) Michels; wife Carin Laurine (Larry's mother); and second wife Margaret Drury. Born in Chicago, Illinois April 20, 1919 Bruce served the U.S. Army in Africa during World War II as a meteorologist, providing critical information to pilots. After the war Bruce and Carin Laurine moved to Los Angeles, California where Larry was born. In 1978 Bruce moved to Lompoc, retiring from civil engineering with the County of Los Angeles. Bruce was an adventurer. From cycling to skiing to surfing to sailing to skin diving to white water rafting with the famous Georgie White Clark in 1955, he lived life his way. He travelled extensively throughout North America, Europe, the Mediterranean, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, South America, Scandinavia, British Isles, and the Galapagos Islands. Bruce was an avid reader, becoming a virtual walking encyclopedia on many subjects. He also enjoyed cribbage, duplicate bridge, hearts, and pinochle. We, his family, take comfort in knowing Bruce - Dad, Grandpa - is healed, whole, and at home with Jesus.
Bum Lee, 97, of Vacaville, died on Nov. 18. Born on Dec. 21, 1921., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
LEVY, CARMEN LOUISE San Diego, CA July 18, 1939 - Nov. 25, 2010 Dec. 3, 2010 at 11:00AM at St. Michael Church Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101
March 1, 1935 - Nov. 24, 2010 Charlotte Irene Avellar, a longtime resident of Atwater, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 75 years of age. Charlotte was born March 2, 1935 in Newman, CA to Manuel and Alvina Mendonca. Mrs. Avellar was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and The Young Ladies Institute. Charlotte is survived by her husband Richard Avellar, her children John Pisacco, Manny Pisacco, David Pisacco, Babette Pisacco and Desiree Comer and her step children Jeff Avellar and Stacy Avellar. She also leaves 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Charlotte was preceded in death by 2 sisters. Family and friends are invited to attend a Rosary on December 1, 2010 at 7pm, at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, Atwater. A memorial mass will be held Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Atwater. Burial will follow at Winton District Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Immaculate Conception Restoration Fund of Buhach Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.
SHILLITO, CLAUDIA Dec. 17, 1936 to Nov. 21, 2010 Claudia Ackors Shillito, 73, passed away at her home in Solano Beach on Sunday November 21, 2010 surrounded by her loving family, after losing her battle with cancer. A life long resident of California, Claudia grew up in Modesto and lived in San Francisco, Palm Springs, Sacramento, and Aptos. She moved to Solana Beach seven years ago. Claudia was preceded in death by her mother Hazel Polsley Ackors, husband Bob Shillito, father Claude Ackors and sister Marilyn Ackors Linn. Claudia leaves behind her son Eric Hudman, daughter Dion Shillito, nieces Jackie Linn Norlie, Teri Linn Locke, Debbie Linn DeMuynck, grandnieces Alyson Locke, Valerie Locke, Ellyn DeMuynck, and grandnephews Rick Norlie and Alex DeMuynck, as well as her step children, many dear cousins and close friends. A memorial service will be held at the North Coast Presbyterian Church at 1831 El Camino Real in Encinitas CA on Saturday, December 11, 2010, beginning at 1:00 p.m. In January 2011, a ceremony will be held in Sacramento for family and friends in northern California, where Claudia has requested that her ashes be interned with her sister Marilyn.
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Chinako (Junko) Cahoon Resident of San Lorenzo Entered into rest to join her beloved and waiting husband, Frankie, on November 26, 2010. Born March .....
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 Rogina, III. Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Olive Hill Cemetery, 850 Canyon Road, Geyserville, CA 95441. If desired donations in his memory may be made to the Wellness and Advocacy Center, 3400 Chanate Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
A parent's worst nightmare has begun. Your son is late coming home, your calls go unanswered. Then in the early morning hours you get that dreaded phone call that something awful has happened. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time and in the blink of an eye his life is over. You keep hoping and praying that it's all just a bad dream but these prayers will go unanswered., At the young age of 20, Cameron Scott Silva, son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and a good friend to many has been taken from us by a senseless, violent and tragic act. In the blink of an eye his life is over. He will not have the chance to marry and have children of his own. To raise a family, have a normal and happy life and grow old with his loved ones. But he is now safe from harm and in a better place. He left this world on Nov. 16, 2010, 3 years to the day that his beloved grandmother Minnie Schooler had passed on., Cameron lived at home with his mother, Sally Silva, father, Rick Silva and 2 brothers, Will and Austin. He graduated from Vacaville High School in 2008. He had previously worked at Nike in the factory stores and had just started a new job at Best Buy. He liked his new job and was enjoying life with his girlfriend Sarah Berkheimer. They were planning a life together, but all those hopes and dreams have been cut short., Cameron encompassed all our hearts, deep and fully. He knew how to love and was a warm and giving person. Cameron was the sunshine of all our lives, loved by everyone; family and friends. He was brilliant, naturally athletic, mechanical, an artist and an all around special person. Nothing can take his place; he will live on forever in our hearts and memories., He is survived by his mother and father, Sally and Rick Silva; brothers, Will and Austin; and paternal grandmother, Ellen DeLege; many aunts and uncles, Mary Jane Schooler (Nana), Nancy Martinez, Al and Connie Martinez, Jeff Schooler, Joe Schooler, Rob and Alicia Silva, Ron Silva, Rachelle and Steven Bourne, Marilyn and George Perrone; cousins, Joshua Schooler, Michele and Ivan Werblow, Michael Martinez, Jamie Lynn Schooler, Sydney Bourne, Cody Silva, Preston Silva, Mason Silva, Phillip Perrone and numerous extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Minnie Schooler; an uncle, Larry Martinez; and paternal grandfather, Richard (Dick) Silva., Let us all "celebrate" Cameron's Life. Hopefully we can take something positive from his short life and tragic passing. Make sure you tell your children how much you care about them and that you LOVE THEM on a regular basis. Nothing is certain in this life and you never know when it might be the last chance you get to express your feelings!, A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. at The Father's House, 126 Peabody Road, Vacaville. A Cameron Scott Silva Memorial Fund has been set up at: Bank of the West, 330 Davis Street, Vacaville, Calif., 95688, A fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Dec 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 350 N. Orchard Ave., Vacaville. Multi-vendor event - great Christmas gifts and proceeds go to Cameron's Memorial Fund. A Heartfelt thanks to everyone for your caring and support.,
Carl W. Craven Former San Jose resident Age 90 of Grants Pass passed away November 17, 2010 at Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass. Private interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park San Jose, CA. He was born on March 30, 1920 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Harvey and Minnie Craven. Carl started work for IBM in 1941. While working for IBM WWII broke out and he began serving in the United States Marine Corps from August 3, 1942 until he received his honorable discharge on April 3, 1946. Carl married Claribel "Bonnie" Darmstadt in 1943, she preceded him in death. In 1956 they moved to San Jose, CA from Endicott, New York where he continued working as a purchasing manager for IBM until his retirement in 1975. In 1977 he started working as a real-estate agent in the San Jose area until his retirement in 2004. Carl married Emma Rees in 1979 in San Jose, she survives. Carl enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing golf. He was a member of Willow Glen United Methodist Church. For many years Carl was the IBM Quarter Century Club President and was a member of the Kiwanis and Mason civic organizations in San Jose. Survivors include his wife Emma Craven of Santa Cruz, California and his son Donald Craven of Grants Pass, Oregon.
Carl Emeritus Bookout November 3, 1932 - November 27, 2010 Carl Emeritus Bookout was born November 3, 1932, in Etowah, TN, to George and Carrie Bookout. Carl attended local elementary, middle, and high schools within the same community. Carl was a very gifted athlete throughout high school. He excelled in both football and basketball. While in high school, he met the "Love of His Life" his beautiful wife, Princess Flora Bookout. They were married shortly after Carl's graduation. In 1953, they moved to Bakersfield. They have been blessed with two wonderful children, their daughter, Georgia Bookout Peck, married to Stephen Peck, and son, Gregory Bookout, married to Lisa Esponda Bookout. Both children currently live in Bakersfield, CA. He is also survived by his brother, Marvin Bookout, residing in Memphis, TN. Carl is most proud of his grandchildren, Blaise Bookout and wife, Elizabeth, (children, Rebecca and Aaron), Abriana Bookout Frith and husband, Jack, and Myka Peck and Tiler Peck. Carl was self-employed for 28 years locally. He owned Carl's Dismantling, in Bakersfield, and Subway Auto Wrecking, in Delano. He was also employed for a short time as the body shop manager at Three Way Chevrolet Company. He retired in 1980 and has enjoyed the fellowship of his family ever since. Carl was an avid motorcycle and car racing enthusiast. His son, Greg, was deeply involved; and Carl was there to support him in all of his endeavors. His daughter, Georgia, has excelled in dance. Carl's athletic talents were obviously passed on to his children. Carl loved his family, and he will be with and watch over each of them "From Above." Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 4:00 to 7:30, with a chapel service on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Greenlawn Mortuary
Carol Ann Olimpia Resident of Santa Clara A Life Has Ended But A Dream Has Been Fulfilled Born in Oakland, California, on November 6, 1946, Carol Ann passed away on November 25, 2010, while surrounded by her entire family of twenty-one Certainly a heart wrenching Thanksgiving Day, but one in which a great deal of love and thanks was shared for having been her husband, her daughters, her sons, her granddaughters, and her grandsons of such a beautiful and strong woman. Carol Ann succumbed after a 9 year battle with breast cancer. Carol Ann and her brother, Steven Sloan, were born and raised by Virginia Stowell, a single working mother with a similar strong character and deep sense of love and personal responsibility toward her two children. Carol Ann deeply loved her mother, brother, and uncle, Frank Shrade, who she considered her surrogate father. Carol Ann graduated from San Leandro High School in 1964. She began working for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in San Francisco where she met her husband, Gary Olimpia. Carol Ann's dream in life was to be a stay-at-home mother of five children. She realized her dream but, more importantly, she was an incredible mother of five and grandmother of ten. From the birth of her first child, Kevin John, to the second, Daniel Scott, to the third, Allyson Marie, to the fourth, Katherine Amy, to the fifth, Stacy Anne, and through the birth of her ten grandchildren, her time, energy and extraordinary love were devoted to the best interests of her children and grandchildren. Throughout the many years of mothering, Carol Ann developed an extraordinary and loving bond with her children and grandchildren, which was special as well as amazing to observe. Every child who is born of this Earth should have a mother and grandmother as perfect and loving as Carol Ann. Through the years of raising her children, Carol Ann was active as a room mother more times than one could imagine for each of her children, while they attended St. Justin's School in Santa Clara, where she served on the Principal's Council for many years. Such active involvement continued while her children attended and graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School. Carol Ann served two terms on the Archbishop Mitty Board of Trustees and was the chairperson of Mitty's Black and Gold annual fund raising event held at the Fairmont Hotel for two consecutive years. For several years Carol Ann and Gary were selected representatives to the San Jose Catholic Diocese Conference on Parenting where they were asked to share their parenting practices with young parents who had been invited to the conference. Carol Ann discussed her very simple and direct parenting formula: begin and end your day with plenty of love and caring towards your children, while always knowing where they were, who they were with, what they were doing, while at the same time, requiring that they be respectful to persons and property, and to consistently perform to the level of their ability. Actually quite simple but a 24-7 job not ever to be taken lightly. Carol Ann's selflessness in parenting was the hub of her family wheel. The license plates on Carol Ann's two cars tell her story to the world; they read "Mother of 5" and "Love To Be Mimi". Few of us ever fully realize our dream. Carol Ann not only lived her dream but fulfilled her dream as well. At 64 years of age, Carol Ann was much too beautiful and young to leave us ... she will be forever missed and forever loved and appreciated by her family. She is survived by her mother, her brother, her husband, her five children and her ten grandchildren: Gregory, Jason, Kathleen, Jessica, Kyle, William, CarolAnn, James, Michael, and Margaret. Her daughters Allyson and Stacy are currently expecting Nicholas in January and, hopefully, Sloan in July. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. Envelopes will be made available at the Memorial Mass to be celebrated in Carol Ann's honor at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market Street, San Jose, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010, and at the reception and buffet to be held immediately following the Mass at the Fairmont Hotel, Imperial Ballroom, 170 S. Market Street, San Jose. We are a family; please do not feel you have to leave your children at home.
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Carolyn Sue Church, 79, of Lodi, died Nov. 24. She was born Nov. 2, 1931 in Grant, Iowa.
Carroll (Pete) G. Hatfield, Feb. 1934 to Nov. 2010, and a 38-year resident of Ventura County, has joined our Lord., Pete was born in Henryetta, Okla., graduated from Henryetta High School, Oklahoma State University and held a Juris Doctorate from the West LA College of Law. Pete was one of three children born to the late General and Gladys Brown Hatfield., He was the caring and loving husband of Shirley J. Dove Hatfield for 55 years and they had four daughters, Rebecca D. Jones, Kelly A. Hatfield, Jill C. Hatfield-McCracken, and Casey L. Hatfield. Pete will also be remembered and loved by 13 grandchildren (Amber R. Gerken, Tyler D. Holmes, Ryan C. Holmes, Lindsay A. Gerken, Jordan F. Budhu, S.P. Christopher Warner, Whitney R. Budhu, Brandon R. McCracken, Kirby J. Freund, Brice M. McCracken, Bryce W. Debrunner, Ashley N. McCracken, and Kelsea D. Edmonds), three great-grandchildren (Kayla M. Holmes, Diago A. Vaca and Camden M. Holmes), and his sisters, Barbara Sewell and Gloria Duncan., He was a successful chemical engineer, lawyer and recently a VP of Finance and Operations/Corporate Counsel. Pete loved helping with homework, science, technology and law. Pete influenced many people with his knowledge, humor and ability to teach., Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 600 Central, Fillmore, CA 93015. Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 525-3391.
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Stephanie Cartwright a resident of Oakland Entered into eternal rest on 11/25/2010 in Antioch, CA. Survived by her loving family. A memorial service will .....
Catherine Krizan, pre-viously of Bethel, wife of the late Martin Krizan, died at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, November 28th. She was born in Danbury on October 24, 1923, daughter of the late Steve and Catherine (Drska) Simek. Mrs. Krizan worked for Barden Corp for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Danbury and was active in WELCA. She was a loving soul who cared about everyone around her. She will be sadly missed by her sister, Christine Fusek of Danbury; her in-laws, Emil Krizan, Sam and Marie Krizan, George and Marlene Krizan, Daniel and Nancy Krizan, Paula and John Scozzafava, Betty Krizan, Sue Henderson, and Christine Musgrave; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Paul, John and Edward Simek; and her sisters, Ann Ely, Elizabeth Weininger, and Mildred Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 3rd. Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Thursday between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 44 Spring Street, Danbury, CT 06810. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at
Catherine de Bary Sleight, Resident of Portola Valley, Age 59, died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loved ones, on Nov. 25th, 2010, after living with cancer for 10 years. Born Oct. 18th, 1951 to Professor W.T. and Fanny de Bary, she was a graduate of Barnard College ('73) and Columbia University's School of Journalism ('76). In 1985, she married William (Bill) Sleight. Together they owned a company that represented several high-tech magazines and published, Magazine, for which she was the Editor-In-Chief. Her warm smile and joyful manner attracted many friends, especially in the communities of her childrens' schools (Sunnymont, Blue Hills Elem., Christa McAuliffe Elem., Monta Vista, Woodside Priory) as well as Environmental Volunteers, Church of the Ascension and the Stanford Cancer Center where a poster of her lit up the lobby. She is survived by her loving husband, two sons, a daughter, her father, two sisters, a brother, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom she loved dearly., Services and reception will be held 11am Friday, December 3rd at the Woodside Priory School Chapel, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028., In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to the Catherine Sleight Memorial Gift Fund in honor of Jim and Maureen Sansbury and Al Zappelli at Woodside Priory School.
Born on April 20, 1924, Cecilia passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, November 28, 2010 surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. She was a lifetime resident of San Pedro. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, John and great-grandson, Drew Nicholas Iacono. Survived by her four sons, Jerry (Phyllis) Iacono, Domenic Iacono, Anthony (Maria) Iacono and John (Annette) Iacono. She also leaves behind her precious grandchildren, Deanna, John (Nicole) Iacono, Joseph, Darren, Drew, Lauren, John, Christopher; and two great-grandsons, Matthew and Joshua. Cecilia's many passions in life were spending time with her family and friends, cooking, baking and knitting. As a member of the Velike Gospel Society and Better Half Club at Holy Trinity Church, she was truly a devout Catholic who embraced her faith in God. To all who knew and loved her, Cecilia will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 2, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary in San Pedro. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in her honor on Friday, December 3, 2010, 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, followed by interment services at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Boys & Girls Club of San Pedro or to the
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Sheryl Ann Chacon June 12th 1963 Nov 23, 2010 Resident of Modesto, CA Sheryl went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday November .....
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In Loving Memory John G. Chapman 6/7/1957 - 12/1/2001 Those we love don't go away, they are always near. Love and missed and very .....
Chuck, 73, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away peacefully on the morning of November 23, 2010 after several years of illness. He was born on April 12, 1937 in Connersville, Ind. to John and Margaret Johnson with brothers, Jim and Gary. Chuck was a developer and builder in Southern California for many years and began his career in the Electrical Union in Riverside. Always a fun guy to be with, he was full of an endless supply of humor. Chuck lived life to the fullest with his friends and family always close by. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed flying and deal making in the early years of the deserts development. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Norma Jean Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Laurie Johnson; granddaughter, Renee (Bryan) Wolter; grandson, Matt Johnson; and great-grandson, Gage Johnson. Chuck's love for God and his people touched all our lives and we're glad to have been apart of his life. He will be deeply missed by us all and his memory will be with us for the rest of our lives. Funeral arrangements are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Dec. 3, 2010 (as well as a viewing Thurs., Dec. 2, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM) at Preston & Simons Mortuary, 3358 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 683-7410.
On November 19, 2010 the sky swept a light rain of joyful tears as God welcomed Charles Wheat of Oxnard to his side. Charles was a beloved husband, father, mentor and friend of the community. Known to most as simply Coach he stayed in the game until his health forced him off the field., Charles is preceded in death by his mother Agnes Hazeldawn Wheat and his son Don Wheat. He is survived by Claudette Wheat his loving wife of 50 years, their sons Clifford Brown, Kevin Wheat, Kenneth Wheat, and Jon Wheat, his brother Edward Wheat and his family, his three grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends., In 1967 Charles became active in Southern California track and field as a volunteer official. A role and passion he continued until his death. He coached youth football in the Oxnard Area for more than 40 years starting with the Hueneme Rhinos and continued to the present team of The North Oxnard Warriors. He was a constant presence and supporter of Oxnard High School football and served as an unofficial guard at every home game since 1978. Coach was loved by all who knew him. We will miss you, Coach., Memorial services will be held on Friday December 3rd at 11 a.m. at Church For The Nation, 270 West 5th Street Oxnard, CA 93030-7107 (805) 486-6222., In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Charles Wheat Fund in support of the North Oxnard Warriors, his beloved football team, helping young people learn the fundamentals and benefits of team work through organized sports. Contact Chase Bank 741102 JP Morgan Chase Bank 1-800-935-9935. Contact Chase Bank for submission details., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home. Tel: (805) 983-3457 Please visit Charles' memorial at www.Camarillomortuary.com
SEELIG-Charlotte Seelig, 77, of West Covina, CA passed away peacefully at home on November 20, 2010, after a year long battle with cancer. Born Charlotte Ann Norman on July 3, 1933, in Chesterfield County, VA. Her family was by her side when she passed away. Charlotte is survived by her loving husband and sole mate of 56 years, Thomas Anthony Seelig, her brother Robert Wayne Norman (Joanne), sisters Virginia Madeleen Holder (Paul), Rose Marie Holloway (Walter), Ruby May Neagle, and Clara Marlene Shall all of Virginia. She is survived by her seven children Thomas Jr, Debra Nix (William), David, Donna, Cynthia, Sharon Mulick, and Timothy; eleven grandchildren Christopher Seelig, Melissa Cornett (Jeremy), Alysa and Amber Nix, Benjamin and Tabitha Seelig, Crystal Seelig, Nicholas DuMont, Gabriel Sanchez, Kayla and Cole Mulick; and three great grandsons. Services and burial will be at Oakdale Memorial Park, 1401 S Grand Ave, Glendora CA. Viewing and visitation will be between 5:30PM and 8:00PM on December 2, 2010. Services will be conducted on December 3rd in the chapel at 11:00AM and gravesite at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, the
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Elliott Allen Charnow Resident of Placerville died on November 27, 2010, at the age of 68, succumbing to a long battle with emphysema (COPD). .....
Clara Gaitan July 30, 1920 - November 24, 2010 Clara was born in Alpine, Texas, the eldest of nine children. At a young age they moved to Hanford, CA but the majority of her life was spent in Bakersfield. She was born to Juana and Eusebio Gaitan and preceded in death by them and her sisters, Ana Hernandez, Jenny Gonzales, Socorro Onsurez, also her brothers, Henry, Manuel and Frank Gaitan. She is survived by her brothers, Jess Gaitan, wife Barbara and family, and Louis Gaitan and family. Special thanks to her nieces, Jenny Cisneros and Elsa Onsurez for all their help during this difficult time. Viewing will be Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 4-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., at Mish Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Dec. 2, 10:00 a.m., at San Clemente Mission, Height & Water Streets, Bakersfield. Burial will follow the Mass at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Clara Belle Walls 1913 - 2010 Memorial services for Clara Belle Walls of Lompoc will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 4th, at the First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Julia Leeth officiating. Clara Belle died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on November 18th at Lompc Hospital. Born in Mineral Wells, Texas on June 8, 1913, to parents James H. Lyles and Ada Belle Daniels-Lyles. Clara Belle graduated from Mineral Wells High School, received a B.S. degree from Texas Wesleyan College, and took graduate courses at Texas Christian University. Upon receiving her teaching credential she taught third grade pupils at Houston Elementary and Lamar Elementary in Mineral Wells for 38 years. Before retiring, Mrs. Walls was active in the P.T.A., holding various offices. She held a life membership in the T.S.T.A. Not one to sit still after retiring, she was active in AAUW, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Women's Historical Club in Mineral Wells. Church was important to Clara Belle. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells. Her mother was a charter member of the church. Clara Belle sang in the choir, was a Sunday School teacher and active in the Wesleyan Service Guild. After moving to Lompoc in 1982 to be closer to her only daughter and family, Mrs. Walls attended the local First Presbyterian Church. Though she was a transplant to the Lompoc area, Mrs. Walls made many close and dear friends during her time here. They were a mainstay, with her family, in her daily life. She was active in the local Alpha Club, Christian Women's Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma in Lompoc. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and Weldon Walls, her husband of 30 years. Survivors include her loving and dedicated daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Warren Culberson; granddaughter and husband, Michelle and Jim Shortle; grandson and wife, Warren Lee Culberson II and Koren Enzler-Culberson; great-grandson and wife, Jimson and April Shortle; and several close cousins. The family would like to extend special thanks to Clara Belle's care-givers: Kathleen Chan and Sandra Cox, Meals on Wheels delivery persons, Dr. Rollin Bailey and Bonnie for 30 years of care, and the compassionate paramedics, ER, and medical-surgical staff on duty the evening of November 17th. Burial will be in Mineral Wells, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , the First Presbyterian Church of Lompoc, or the Lompoc Hospital Foundation.
Clarise V. James, 89, of Redding died Monday at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
Clark Allen Duensing Resident of Grand Junction Passed away 10/24/10. Survived by wife, Marie; daughters, Leanne, Katie (Nic) & Maggi; granddaughter, Madelyn. Bud is also survived by his mother, Lola Duensing, sister, Nancy Williams, niece, Cara Danner. He was retired from Japan Air Lines. Services have been held.
Claude Eston Bonner April 29, 1936 - November 29, 2010 Claude Eston Bonner was born April 29, 1936 in Pino, Oklahoma and went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2010. He was a proud Veteran of the, . He began working in the oil fields as a welder and retired from Belridge/Shell Oil Company after 32 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Newell E. Bonner; his in-laws, George and Alline Maddox; brother-in-law, George Maddox, Jr.; sister-in-law, Norma Crane; his nephew, Marvin Brown and his niece Shaye Lee Fields. He is survived by his mother, Faye Bonner; sisters, Margie Schey and Glenda Thurman; brother, Larry Bonner and his wife, Denise; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Becker and Judy Brown and her husband, Wayne; brother-in-law, Ron Maddox and his wife, Vicky; his Sugarbaby of 54 years, Patricia; his daughters, Linda Phillips and Diane Boydston and her husband, Don; six grandchildren, Jeramy Garner and his wife, Katie, Justin Garner, Aaron Carter, Alison Wescott and her husband, John, Jessica Moyer and her husband, Levi, and his bonus baby, Andrew Boydston; and by his nine great-grandchildren, Lorelei, Lilly, Brandon, Brody, McKenlee, Raygan, Whitney, Cord, and his little buddy, Sara. You were a wonderful son, husband, daddy, and papa. Your stories, laughter, and your ability to fix anything with duct tape will be with us always. We love and miss you with all our hearts and know you will be with us always. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the West Side District Cemetery, Taft. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home, Taft., Erickson & Brown Funeral Home
Cleve Cowley, 75, of Burney died Monday at Mayers Memorial Hospital Burney Annex. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Burney Chapel (335-2247).
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Eloise Conlon Mar. 9, 1936 - Nov. 27, 2010 Resident of Hayward Born in Kimberely Idaho. Peacefully passed to be with the Lord at .....
CONRAD PAUL BARNETT JUL 26, 1933 - NOV 23, 2010 Conrad Barnett, 77, passed away at his Modesto home. Conrad was born in Chicago, IL. Conrad came to California where he worked as a food and beverage manager in San Francisco for the 49ers and San Francisco Giants. He married his wife Carol of 35 years and raised his family, Timothy and Donald. He and his wife came to Modesto in 1996. He was the proud grandfather of Summer Ann, Jesse and Dylan Serrano. For the past 14 years living here in Modesto he lovingly has raised his grandson Dylan. He has been a wonderful role model for his grandson and a kind loving husband. Conrad will be remembered most by his kind and gently way that he was with everyone. He will truly be missed by all of his friends and large family of nieces and nephews. He will always be in our hearts. Viewing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2nd from 4-8pm at Salas Bros Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Dr., Modesto, CA. Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 3rd at 10:30am at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Rd., Modesto, CA.
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Anastasia Patricia Cook (Damianakes) Longtime Resident, Alameda Anna Cook died peacefully on Thursday, November 25th in Castro Valley. Born in Alameda in 1918, Anna .....
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IMSON SR., DOMINGO of San Diego Oct. 2, 1921- Nov. 25, 2010 Funeral Mass 12/04 at 9:30 AM Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101
Dale Ervin Yeargan December 13, 1925 - November 25, 2010 Dale Ervin Yeargan was born on December 13, 1925, in Compton, CA, to Ervin and Lorene Yeargan. Dale graduated from Excelsior High School, class of 1943. Soon after Dale enlisted in the, Reserves, Navy, and Marine Reserves and served his country proudly in WWII and the, . In 1946 he married LaVida Cox and had 2 children. They later divorced in 1966. He then met and married Barbara Plumley in June of 1967 and had 3 children. Dale and Barbara were residents of the Lake Isabella area, Taft and later resided in Bakersfield. Dale was employed with Kern County Supervisor of Prison Road Camps, Sheriff Rescue Posse, and Lake Patrol. He was also a Kern County Judge in Lake Isabella and surrounding areas, where he was known as the "Beer Can Judge". Finally, he was area park supervisor at Buena Vista Lakes until his retirement in 1977. Dale did odd jobs to help support his growing family. He truly didn't retire until 1987. Dale was the 32nd degree mason, a member of Lodge #827 Kern River Valley, Royal Arch, Shiner's Club, Lion's Club Kern River Valley and, Kern River Valley. Dale is preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Lorene Yeargan; brother, Donald Yeargan; and ex-wife, LaVida Cox Yeargan Romero. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Barbara Yeargan; sons, Chris Dale Yeargan and wife, Sparkle of North Dakota; Russell Alan Yeargan and wife, Sherry of Sacramento, and Dale Yeargan Jr. of Bakersfield; daughters, Charisse Sarandria and Tina Sporer and husband, Ken, both of Bakersfield; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a graveside service on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. Thank you to Optimal Hospice and the Kern Valley Masons for all your care and support. Greenlawn Mortuary
Dante Salera, Resident of Saratoga, (1915-2010), Dante Salera, 95, died peacefully at home on November 5, 2010. Born in Oakland, California, the son of Antonio and Clementina Salera, Dante practiced dentistry in the South Pacific during WWII before establishing his practice of thirty years in Cupertino, California., Proceeded in death by his wife Ruth, Dante is survived by his brother Ernie Salera; son Donald, his wife, Marcia, and granddaughter Leila; daughter Linda Ringsrud, her husband, Ron and grandsons, Eric and Kip and his son Bruce and his wife, Bonnie., A life-long outdoorsman and supporter of environmental causes, the family will gather to celebrate Dante's life in a private ceremony.
KELLER, DARLENE BERNIECE AKA Darlene B. Bordeaux-Keller June 27, 1938 to Nov. 22, 2010 My loving wife Darlene was born in Provo, Utah, and passed away after a prolonged battle with Multiple Myeloma, a bone-marrow cancer. She passed peacefully at Tri-City Medical Center with her family at her side. Darlene had a long and varied career, having two Master of Arts degrees, one in Psychology and the other in Education Administration. Her illness prevented her from completing her PhD in Organizational Behavior. She was a school teacher, a psychiatric social worker, and a probation office supervisor in Los Angeles County. She then started her management consulting firm, Bordeaux & Associates in 1981, where she travelled the world as a speaker and seminar leader. In her spare time she wrote a psychological text book, and a book entitled "12 Steps to Personal and Professional Development." She made numerous appearances on TV and radio, sometimes serving as a panel member in discussions of topics from education to management. The highlight of her life (and mine) was from June 2002 to December 2003 where we served a mission for our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in South Africa. We made eternal friendships in the process. This was our time together; it was the happiest time in both of our lives - serving the Lord together. The saddest part of our lives was when Darlene was diagnosed with the cancer, but we maintained our faith in the Lord, put our trust in Him, and led our lives according to His direction. Darlene is survived by her husband, four children, fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many friends. We will all truly miss her!! Ed Keller
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David P. Fitzpatrick, 93, of Palo Cedro died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
David Wayne Garris Jr. January 24, 1967 - November 26, 2010 Viewing is Thursday, Dec. 2, from 5-8 p.m., at Kern River Mortuary, 1900 N. Chester Ave., with a memorial service on Friday, Dec. 3, at 3:00 p.m. David was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He met his wife Rhonda in 1995, together they raised her four children, Deann, Shaun, JayJay and Ashley and then had their 9 grandchildren. David was a source of pride for his parents, David and Cookie Garris. He was loved by all that knew him. He passed away after battling a long illness. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Mary and Myrtle. We gain strength in knowing they are together again. David is survived by his parents, wife, children, grandchildren, brother James, sister Sherry, Aunt Marsha, numerous nieces and nephews and his special buddy Uncle Mike. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.
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Carol Jean DeCruz Resident of Castro Valley Entered peacefully into rest at her Castro Valley home on November 23, 2010. She was 68 years .....
Rose, Dennis Steven January 24, 1944 - November 27, 2010 Dennis Steven Rose of Encino, dearly beloved husband and father, died November 27, 2010 at age 66, surrounded by family after a long struggle with cancer. Born in Los Angeles, California, on January 24, 1944, to Don Sr. and Hortense (Miller) Rose, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Bettina Kurowski, his children Andrew Rose, of Honolulu, Hawaii, daughter Karen Jacob, of Maplewood, New Jersey, step-children Lisa Chirico of Lone Tree, Colorado, and Thad Kurowski of Denver, Colorado, brother Don Rose, Jr., of Studio City, California, and half-sister Donna Houchen of Calabasas, California. In addition, he is survived by grandchildren Jakob, Tye, and Brayden Chirico and Adam Jacob. Dennis Rose grew up in several US cities, but lived most of his life in Los Angeles, graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1962. Soon thereafter he started his career as an entrepreneur before marrying Dale Kellogg in 1965. By 1970, Dennis had established Justin, Lord & Co., Inc., a real estate investment business he would run for nearly 20 years. In the late 1970s, with his increasing success, Dennis would join the Board of the Bank of Beverly Hills and begin a lifelong dedication to philanthropy as a volunteer, fundraiser, and leader within both the secular and Jewish communities. He was on the Young Leadership Cabinet of United Jewish Appeal, as well as Chair of the Real Estate Division of the Jewish Federation, while serving on both the Board of the Los Angeles Federation and the Valley Alliance, where he was Major Gifts Chair. He served on the board of Oakwood School for many years eventually becoming Chair. He was also one of the early founders of Teenline, a suicide prevention program at Cedars. Dennis never turned away anyone who needed his help, always sharing whatever he had with others. Services will be held at 10am Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Eternal Light Chapel at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, CA. Family will be sitting shiva through Sunday night at their home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to either Teenline at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Box 48750, Los Angeles, CA 90048; or City of Hope Hematology Research Fund at 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010.
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Dolores Yvonne Williams Harris 1926 - 2010 Dolores Yvonne Williams Harris was born October 7, 1926 to Harold Dwight Williams and Elsie Hintz Williams, in Newton, Kansas. Her dad was a minister for a short time. She became a Christian and never lost her faith, she prayed daily. She was going to a teachers college in Greeley, Colorado, when Chief Harris, who was stationed at Grand Island Nebraska Air Force Base, where Chief and Dolores, after a short courtship, they were married in Maryville, Kansas, on August 4, 1946 by Reverend Stucky. Soon after, Chief brought Dolores to California to stay with his mother and father, as Chief was being transferred to Alaska. Dolores continued and completed her schooling at San Francisco State College where she received her Master's degree. Dolores first taught at an elementary school in Pritchett, CO. Her teaching spanned some 38 years, when a severe heart attack ended her career. Dolores became a renowned artist. Dolores' oil paintings were mainly native American subjects consisting of portraits and landscapes. Dolores was an accomplished seamstress; she could make a man's suit comparable to those in some better clothing stores. Dolores and Chief were married for 64 years; they had two sons, Steven E. Harris, wife Cinda. They have a daughter Misty and a son Randy. Their second son Alan J. Harris, wife Lori. They have a son Richard, a daughter Stefani and a son Jonathan. Her special Aunt Cora Williams Burger, and Uncle Rynal Burger, live in Kansas. Some of her cousins were Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Seibel, Mr. and Mrs. Emorey Seibel and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Seibel. In-laws, Mrs. Billie Bizieff, Mrs. Shirley Osborne Pilkauskas, and Leonard Harris, and many nieces, nephews and cousins on the Harris, Shatswell and Williams' side of the family. A graveside service will be held Friday, December 3rd, 2:00 p.m., at the Bakersfield National Cemetery, at the Fort Tejon Ranch. Pastor Sylvia Ann Lacks will officiate. There will be a reception at the Lake Bizieff Home, 13119 Appaloosa Ave. immediately after the burial. All of Dolores' and Chief's family and friends are welcome.
Donald Paul Griffith After a valiant struggle through a brief illness, Donald Paul Griffith died on November 18, 2010, with his family by his side. He was 81 years old. Don was born in Oakland, California, on July 1, 1929, to Lauren Griffith and Luella Lusher Griffith, who have predeceased him. He grew up in Oakland and attended primary and secondary schools in nearby Piedmont. Subsequent to his graduation from Piedmont High School in 1947, Don attended both St. Mary's College and San Francisco State University, having graduated from the latter in 1951. About that time, he met the love of his life, Marjorie "Carol" Thompson, and after a year-long courtship, the couple married on October 18, 1952, and settled in Piedmont in 1953. Their first-born daughter, Laurel, arrived nine months later with five more daughters, Donna, Sharon, Julie, and twins, Sylvia and Susan, following. Don Griffith's dry wit and sense of humor will be sorely missed by his dear friends and family. In addition to his many close friends, Don leaves his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Carol, and best friend, Bingo, his Boston Terrier. Don is also survived by his brother-in-law, Roger Thompson; his daughters, Laurel Griffith, Donna Guinn, Sharon Barley (Mark), Julie Griffith, Sylvia Whiffen (Tom), Susan Gomes (Ron); his nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two nephews. As per Don's request, a private family memorial was given and held on November 21, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa, or Don's favorite charities, ARF or the SPCA, would be greatly appreciated.
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Donald V. Dikes, longtime resident of Ventura, passed away on Nov. 19, 2010 after a long illness with cancer., Finally his work here is done. He was born in Fresno in 1937, the youngest child of nine children. He and his wife Jeaneene of 50 years had three children, Donald E. Dikes, Cherlynn Dikes Mortimer and Victoria Dikes Givens., Leaving six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Don was all about family and friends, also wood working, boating, camping, fishing and RVing. He lived life to the fullest and had a grateful heart., Services and rosary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the . Donald has been entrusted to the family owned, Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home; 643-8623.
She was born in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 6, 1915, the youngest child of George W. and Flora Elizabeth (Coss) Springer., After graduating from the University of Oregon in Eugene with a B.A. in journalism, she joined the U.S. Army's first company of women when the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was organized at the outset of World War II. She later transferred to the Women's Army Corps, where she was ultimately promoted to the rank of captain and served as a recruiter and a personal affairs officer. During the infrastructure building boom following the war and the end of her military career, she worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation in Sacramento., It was then that she married career Air Force pilot Maj. (Ret.) Theodore G. Olsen and traveled with her soon-to-become family of four children. She moved to Vacaville in 1957 when her husband transferred to Travis Air Force Base after tours in Guam and Hawaii., She is survived by those children: daughter, Ingrid and her husband, John Lodin, of Concord; daughter, Nancy A. Olsen of Vacaville; daughter, Deborah and her husband, James Moehrke, of Vacaville; and son, Theodore G. Olsen and his wife, Colleen Carr, of La Mesa., In addition to raising her family, her career included work with the Girl Scouts of America in Yolo and Solano counties, the Vallejo chapter of the American Red Cross, and 17 years with the Social Services departments of Solano and Contra Costa counties. She was active in Vacaville's Community Presbyterian Church and volunteered for many years with the Vaca FISH program. She lived a full life and was particularly proud of being poet laureate of the Mythmakers, a creative writing group at Vacaville's McBride Senior Center, as well as her book of poetry, "Now and Then: My Symphony," published in 2009., She is also survived by eight grandchildren, R. Joseph Mesta of Crestview, Fla., Katrina Buehrer Salas of Martinez, Melanie Buehrer Buck of Vallejo, Audrey Mesta Whirlow of Berkeley, Benjamin DiRenzo of Thousand Oaks, Nicholas DiRenzo of Boulder, Colo., Ted Moehrke of Vacaville and Stuart Olsen of La Mesa; and soon to be eight great-grandchildren., She will be missed by her family and her many lifelong friends., Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville. Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Dorothy Bowman was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 22, 1915 to Helen and Robert Sinton. She passed away in Harbor City, California on August 21, 2010. Dorothy married Harry Bowman in 1945. He passed away in 1986. They made their home in Rolling Hills Estates, California where they both shared their love of animals and Southern California life. They had a yard full of raccoons, skunks, cats and possums. Dorothy graduated from high school in Boston as valedictorian of her class. She attended Hickock Secretarial School. She was employed as an executive secretary in the legal department by a worldwide insurance company. She retired in 1978 after working for 37 years. She was an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church since the 1960s. She and Harry donated generously to the church. Dorothy had a non-stop sense of humor and used it well with great timing. She was cared for the last six years at Fronar Care Services, very lovingly by Armi and her staff. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Florence and her husband, Frank Bartley. She is survived by nephew, Robert Bartley and family, niece, Roberta Stotesbury and family, and Harry's nieces, Marge Duer, Nan Graham and Bobbie Jo Irish. The family wishes to acknowledge the support and friendship of Ann Jung, Regina Lande, Dita Lantz, Betty Johnson, Father Art Bartlett, Daisey Carr and Dorothy Daigh. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Peters Church, 1648 Ninth Street, San Pedro, California. She will be interred in the columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the . Please sign guestbook at
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Heartfelt thanks to caring friends who expressed support at the time of Doug''s sudden death Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. Born in 1956, Doug grew up in Manhattan Beach, Calif., where he spent many hours surfing and finding joy in the sensation of freedom it gave him. Later, he moved to the Central Coast, where he worked at Transitions Mental Health Association and volunteered at Sierra Vista Hospital. Doug was a devout Christian, who spent much of his life caring for others. He was much loved and will be always remembered for his wit and humor, which charmed everyone. Doug is survived by his adoring wife, Debbie; mother, Shirley Keifer; sister, Kimberly Rosa; and brother, Cory Keifer. Friends and family are invited to gather at 1 p.m., with a service of remembrance at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the South Bay Christian Fellowship, 1590 18th St. (South Bay Blvd. and Pismo) in Los Osos, where we can share poems, thoughts and stories about Doug. Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Doug''s memory to Transitions Mental Health Association in San Luis Obispo.
MR. DOUGLAS GORTON, age 72, resident of Nipomo, passed away November 25, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
Dr. Gregory Edmund Franz died of natural causes surrounded by his beloved family., He is survived by his children Tom and Kathy Franz, Diane and Matt Lombardi, and Mary and Don Ursitti; and his treasured grandchildren Erik Franz, Laura and Katie Lombardi., Patricia, his cherished wife of 46 years, preceded him in death in 1997., Gregory was a third generation native Californian, born and raised in Ventura to Edmund and Clare Franz in December of 1927. He was a graduate of Loyola University in Los Angeles and received his medical degree from Marquette University Medical School, Wisconsin, in 1950. He entered the Air Force at Walker AFB in Roswell, New Mexico and served as a flight surgeon in Guam during the Korean War. He practiced internal medicine in Oxnard for over 40 years and was associated with St. John's Hospital Nuclear Medicine Department until his retirement in 2006., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Life Centers of Ventura County or Buena Vista Hospice., Vigil Service will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2nd at Santa Clara Mortuary, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 3rd at Santa Clara Catholic Church, 323 South E Street, Oxnard. Committal Service will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard. Services have been entrusted to Santa Clara Mortuary, Oxnard. Phone (805) 485-5757
AMUNDSEN, ELAINE DOROTHY of Encinitas 06/05/1926 - 11/25/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 729-9182
GALANG, ELISA "NANAY" TORRES Elisa "Nanay" Torres Galang, 92, of Bulacan, Philippines and Chula Vista, California, peacefully joined her Creator last November 27, 2010. Nanay is survived by her husband Jaime; children Norma, Juanita, Rogelio, Erlinda, Eduardo, Julieta, Ricardo, and Lilian; in-laws Ernesto, Dahlia, and Marie; grandchildren Joer, Joan, Jet; Jackie, Joy, Jenny; Kyle, Kody, and Maricar, Melissa, Michelle, Charles, and great-grandchildren. Nanay will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by people whose lives she had touched during her lifetime. They would certainly recall how she had brought cheers and happiness in the hearts of many. "No mean bone" in her body would aptly describe a life well-lived, fulfilling her mission of destiny after having faithfully served God, family and humanity. In life and in death, kind-hearted Nanay cast a giant shadow over her legacies of deep and unconditional love for her family, unselfish deeds towards others, sincerity and purity of intention. Nanay may be gone to the Great Beyond, but memories of her genuine affection and concern will forever live in the hearts of those she had left behind, more particularly her family who would miss her loving presence, not only today but always. Family is requesting relatives and friends to pray for her eternal repose. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to Breast Cancer Society. Viewing at the Chapel of the Roses, Glen Abbey Memorial Park on December 1, 2010, 5-9 p.m. Interment on December 2nd, at Glen Abbey at 10 a.m.
MAGDICH, EMIL "MAC" of La Mesa, California Oct. 11, 1916 - Nov. 26, 2010 Viewing 12/02, 4-6, Featheringill Mortuary 9631 Campo Rd., Spring Valley (619) 583-9511 Mem. Srvc. at later date.
1932 ~ 2010 Ernestine Zierenberg passed away peacefully on November 10th in Merced. She was 78 years old. She was born on August 17, 1932, in Germany where she faced the adversities of World War II as a young teenager. She met her husband, Al, while he was stationed there. They married in Merced on August 20, 1955. Ernestine was a professional seamstress for many years while she stayed at home raising her two daughters. She donated time to help others by driving cancer patients for treatments, and by visiting nursing homes with one of her pet dogs. She enjoyed working the election precinct and was passionate about politics. Ernestine was an active fundraiser over the years for many organizations including: Animal Hotline (set up by herself and Al), the SPCA, Habitat for Humanity, and others. She was known far and wide for her famous yard sales where she met so many wonderful people. Her hobbies included sewing, animal adoptions, poker, and coo king. Ernestine is survived by her husband of 55 years, Alfred, her two daughters, Lieselotte Woodard of Bittburg, Germany, and Susan Zierenberg of Sacramento, two grandsons, Kevin Woodard and Zachary Hammond, two great grand-daughters, Ayla and Emma Woodard, and her cats. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 4th, at 1pm at The Elks Lodge in Merced. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either Last Hope Cat Kingdom (209.357.5425) or Habitat for Humanity.
Ricketts, Edward Alton December 4, 1915 - November 14, 2010 Born Smith Mills, Pennsylvania to Dr. George A. and Martha (McCoy) Ricketts. MD Jefferson 1941. Internship Walter Reed, US Army Medical Corps 1942. Landed Utah Beach early June 6, 1944 and led a forward medical unit through major battles of the European war. Board Cert Internal Med/Cardiology. Served Korea 1953/54. Private practice Los Angeles -Crenshaw, Westchester, Santa Monica - 1955 to 1995. Member Crenshaw Hospital Foundation Bd, Sertoma Club, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Westchester. Retired Paso Robles 1997 -2010. Predeceased by wife Harriet (Beam) (1980), son James T. Ricketts (1979), and grand-daughter Sara Weir (1993). Mourned by sister Harriett Packer, Santa Monica, JG Ricketts of Paso Robles, children Dr. Edward A. Ricketts Jr. & Judy Ricketts, Hermiston, OR; Martha & Bill Farwell, Thousand Oaks, CA; Barbara & Jim Papke, Spokane, WA; grandchildren, Morgan Ricketts, Gillian, Edward & Emilie Papke, Geoff & Chris Farwell, many nieces, nephews, friends and former patients. Interred Beaver Valley Cemetery, near Coalport, PA. Private memorial. Donations in name of Edward A. Ricketts may be made to Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA.
Edward Oscar Staben, Jr. (87) went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2010. It was a day to give thanks for his wonderful life. He was a life-long resident of Santa Paula., He was born on March 24th, 1923, to Edward and Anna "Peggy" Staben. His father was a foreman on the The Limoneira Ranch where he took Ed in his buggy while checking the various working crews. His father had a special "smaller size" picking sack made for Ed so he could pick lemons with the workers. Ed spoke of his father as his favorite teacher, who built a workshop in back of their house and taught him woodworking. His father was also his Scoutmaster. Ed attended Briggs Elementary School. Following graduation from SPUHS in 1941, he attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo to major in agriculture., In November of 1942 he was recruited into the Marine Corps. and was sent to the University of Redlands for the V-12 program training to be a Marine officer. While training in Quantico, Virginia he was appointment to 2nd Lieutenant. He was then assigned to the 5th Marine Division in Hilo, Hawaii, arriving the same day the Japanese surrendered. Ed went to Japan as a member of the occupation forces for a year and then on to Guam until his honorable discharge in 1946. He remained a reserve officer and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1948., In March of 1951, Ed was called back into service during the Korean Conflict. He served as a troop's liaison officer at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA until his service was completed in Aug. of 1952., After his first tour of duty, Ed returned to his home town Santa Paula where he worked for a construction firm who built labor housing on the Limoneira Ranch. He continued building houses as a freelance carpenter. He helped form and became the first president of the 20/30 Club which helped the community by organizing youth groups; leading Boy Scout troops, and handled the downtown Main Street Christmas decorations for years., During this time his friends introduced him to Laura, a Southern Belle, who grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and had moved to Ventura after she graduated from high school. The arranged date was at the local Citrus Festival where they took a liking to one another. One year later they were married in the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Paula. Ed, with Laura by his side, was active in every facet of this church including the Trustees and Elders., Prior to his longtime career as a real estate broker, which included being the President of the Santa Paula/Fillmore Board of Realtors, he was a licensed general contractor, building many homes in Santa Paula. The Santa Paula City Council appointed Ed, with his knowledge of local real estate, to the Planning Commission. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge, Optimist Club, (Past President), and the Santa Paula High School Alumni Association., Ed was a generous supporter of numerous local charities and worthwhile causes. We are so thankful for such a loving husband, dad and grandfather who cherished his family and would do anything for them. He was a very likeable guy with a great sense of humor and had many friends who will miss him dearly. He loved fishing, hiking, golf and traveling in a motor home, often with groups of friends. We want to thank God for him and celebrate his life through all the wonderful memories we hold dear., Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Laura, and was preceded in death by his parents, Edward O. Staben Sr. and Anna "Peggy" Staben. They were blessed with three daughters, Paula Rushing (Scott), Sally Staben, and Nancy Zdenek (James). Grandchildren are Tyler and Hillary Rushing, Brittany Zdenek-Jost (Brian), Julie, Michael, and Makalie Zdenek, and sister in law Louise Wright(Hal)., In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Paula Endowment Fund or the Santa Clara Valley Hospice, 133 N. Mill St., Santa Paula, CA, 93060., A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 5th, 2 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church. 121 Davis Street, Santa Paula, 93060. Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, Ca 805-525-3391
Longtime resident of Camarillo, Edwin (Ed) Earl Holly, age 84, passed away on Thursday, November 25 after a lengthy illness., Edwin was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee on October 3, 1926. Ed was a WWII veteran and he served with the U.S. Army, 17th Infantry Regiment, in the Pacific Theater. He fought in the battle for Okinawa. He also served with the Occupation Army in Korea at the end of the war. He then worked for many years in the entertainment industry starting at CBS in New York. He went to work for Desilu Studios in Hollywood, working closely with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. He later went to work for Paramount Pictures and the William Morris Agency, also in Hollywood., Ed and his wife Patricia (Pat) Holly were very active in the Padre Serra Church in Camarillo and were founding members of the parish. They were both Eucharistic ministers. Ed also organized the food distribution program at the Leisure Village community of Camarillo. He was also a volunteer instructor at the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara., He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia; daughters, Patrice Aiello and her husband Frank of Washington, Amy Weber and her husband James of Oak View; niece Demaris Martinez and her husband Anthony of Hawaii and their daughters Marion and Antonia; grandson Scott Lowe of San Diego., The visitation will be held at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1, followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Father William Lowe will preside. Burial will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels in Camarillo. (482-1166)
Kean, Edythe Ruth July 4, 1927 - November 27, 2010 Born Philadelphia PA, daughter of Ben Lickman and Eva Grossman, wife of Russell Kean (1919-1996), survived by loving sons David, Ronald and Gary Kean, grand-children Sandy Kean, Renee Hurwitz, Tricia Hergott, Sara and Hannah Kean, great grandchildren Spencer and Joshua Hurwitz, and Matthew Hergott. Graveside memorial service Dec. 5, 2010, 11 a.m., at Valhalla Memorial Park, 10621 Victory Blvd., N. Hollywood.
Elana Maria Bonaventura May 17, 1946 - November 28, 2010 Elana Bonaventura was born on May 17, 1946, in Los Angeles CA. She came to live in Bakersfield, where she would reside the rest of her life, only to leave for a short time to attend college in Rome, Italy, where she met her future husband, Sandro Micocci. After college she returned to Bakersfield with her husband and began work. Even though the marriage did not last, she was blessed with a son, James Micocci. She remained in Bakersfield working hard and raising her son, James and caring for her mother, Mary. Elana was active in politics for years and turned her passion to charity fund raising, both here locally and in the Los Angeles area, always working tirelessly for all the causes she held dear and instilling her love of life and passion for giving to others in everyone she met. Elana was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Bonaventura. She is survived by her son, James and her best friend throughout her life, Maxine Mayes and also by the many friends and lives that she touched throughout it. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary starting at 6:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Chapel service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1515 Baker St. Greenlawn Mortuary
We lost the love of our lives on Nov 22, 2010, a wife, mother and grandmother. She was born on April, 5, 1940 in Walsenburg, Colorado., She leaves behind husband, Antonio, son Louis and two daughters, Lauree' Leighann and Arleen., She is preceded in death by her son, Antonio R. She also leaves behind many family members, grandchildren and great grand children., Services to be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Reardon at 10 a.m., burial at Santa Clara Cemetery.
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Ellen Mari Larsen, 64, of Lincoln, California passed away peacefully on November 15, 2010 following a long illness with ALS. Ellen was born on October 10, 1946 in Sacramento, California; the daughter of Edward and Marilyn Larsen. She spent her early years in Loomis, California and then moved with her family to Mundelein, Illinois when she was ten and lived there until she graduated from college. Ellen attended Millikin University, graduating with a degree in psychology/sociology in 1968. In 1978 she attended Santa Rosa Junior College where she was involved in theater, acting and directing in such productions as Bus Stop, The Fantastiks, and Little Foxes. Ellen spent most of her life in California, a place she loved dearly. She worked at KVRE - KQTE Radio in Santa Rosa from 1981-1985 where she was the Senior Account Executive. She then moved to San Francisco where she worked for the California Bankers Association from July 1985 to 1987 as the Director of Education. In October of 1987 Ellen started her own business, Cable Car Coupons, which advertised for businesses in the San Francisco area. After the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, she decided to move to San Diego and still ran her business from that location, flying up to San Francisco when needed. Ellen always had a love for animals and while in San Diego she also started her own pet sitting service. Ellen loved to travel, visiting many countries and places throughout the United States. She especially loved Italy and Hawaii. In 2000 Ellen retired. She moved to Lincoln to be closer to her father's family. In retirement Ellen enjoyed gardening and planting and tending to the fruit trees in her backyard. Ellen is preceded in death by her grandparents, Alfred and Alma Larsen and Nels and Elizabeth Thybony, and her uncles, Nels Thybony and Lloyd Owen. She is also preceded in death by her four-legged children, her dog, Bandit, and her cats, Bleu, Shadow, and Roma. She is survived by her parents, Edward and Marilyn Larsen; her sister, Nancy Witzigreuter (Larry), her brother, Chris Larsen (Dawn); her nephews Ryan and Matt Larsen; her aunts, Lorene Owen and Elaine Clawson (Mel), her uncle, Carrol Larsen (Patty); and her two cats, Lizzie and Allie. A gathering celebrating her life will be held on Monday, December 6th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ, 6440 King Road, Loomis, California 95650. Donations may be made to the Placer County ASPCA, the ALS Association, or the .
ELSIE S. ADELSON Retired Riverside school nurse Elsie S. Adelson died Oct. 16, 2010, in Lake Forest, Calif., of natural causes. She was 92. Born Elsie Scharfstein on Aug. 31, 1918, in New York City, she was the middle child of three born to Anna Seidman and Abraham Scharfstein. Adelson graduated from New York\'s Hunter College in 1940 and
Elsie Margaret Grove 80, passed away on November 27, 2010. Services will be on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 10am at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Sierra View Memorial Park.
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Elva Palmer, 87, of Lodi, died Nov. 30. She was born Sept. 27, 1923 in Colorado.
Emil H. Vigra, 77, passed away on November 23, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Born on August 3, 1933 to Charles and Rose Vigra in New Britain, Conn. Emil was Valedictorian and Class President of Berlin High School senior class of 1951. He graduated from University of Connecticut with an engineering degree in 1955 and was President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. A retired Air Force Captain, Emil served in Korea and Japan. He worked for Superior Electric for many years before becoming Vice President of Technipower. Emil was an outgoing man who always volunteered and received many awards. In Bristol, Conn., Boy Scouts, Little League, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Bristol Hospital Board, Mum Festival. Retired on Cape Cod and was President of Massasoit Hills Association. During winter months in La Quinta, Calif., Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Palm Springs Desert Air Museum. He helped install the railroad at the The Living Desert. Emil, an avid Yankee fan, spent his free time playing golf and tennis and his summer days on Cape Cod fishing and clamming. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Jill) of 54 years of La Quinta, Calif. and North Eastham, Mass.; his children, Ann (Vigra) O'Neill of Hopkinton, Mass., Emil Vigra Jr. of Woodland Hills, Calif. and Cara (Vigra) Carrazza of Hopkinton, Mass.; grandchildren, Ben, Madison, Nick and Caraline; and his siblings, Charles Vigra and Liz Sokolowski. He will be laid to rest in Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod, Mass. A donation in his memory can be made to help find a cure for Alzheimers via
ERNEST RAY JACK SEP 20,1949 - NOV 26, 2010 Ernest passed away friday at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his mother & father, Marie Jack -Domme & Sylvester Domme; wife, Carol; children: Carol A. Jack, Brandon Jack, Tisha Stahlecker, & Andrea French; 8 grandchildren, one great grandson; & siblings: Donna Walton, David Jack, & James Jack. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 4th at 1:00pm at 4107 Beckwith Rd., Modesto, CA.
Eugene Anton Brajkovich Resident of Gilroy 3/1/31 - 11/23/10 Gene passed away peacefully at home. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia, 4 children, Diane, Martin (Dorothy), Linda Head (Randy), & Tony, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Services will be held 12/3 at 3:00 p.m. at the LDS Church on the corner of Miller and 1st in Gilroy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Heartland Hospice at 2005 Delacruz Blvd. Suite 271, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
Eugene Dale Jones, 85, of Los Osos, was born in September 1925 in Cottonwood Falls, Kan., to David and Lois Jones, and died following a lengthy illness Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at a Morro Bay care facility, with his family at his bedside. Gene proudly served his country during World War II with the 14th U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed in China, Burma and India. After his discharge, he moved back to Wichita, Kan., where he met and married Ramona Rashleigh in 1947. They raised their two children, Connie and Michael, in Kansas and moved to California to work as a purchasing agent for Continental Trailways Bus Co. in Los Angeles and Albuquerque, N.M. Upon their return to California, he worked for Volkswagen until he retired, when they moved to Rancho Cucamonga. Eugene and Ramona moved to the Los Osos/Morro Bay area in 1997. After Ramona''s death in 1998, Gene took an active role in volunteering at the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen''s Association and worked on many projects. He also received NRA training and certification as a Range Master. He passed many hours of enjoyment with his son, Michael, grandsons Christopher and Gregory, along with friends on the target range. He also loved camping and fishing with them at varying sites along the Central Coast and had a memorable fishing trip with them to Mexico. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 66 in San Luis Obispo. In 2003, through an introduction by friends at the Sportsmen''s Assoc., he met and fell in love with Edna Piantanida of San Luis Obispo. They married in 2004, and were very active in planning and completing the remodeling of their home and traveling during their short time together. He was truly a kind and much loved husband, father, grandfather and friend. His wonderful smile will remain with us forever along with the wonderful memories until we meet again. His family would like to extend our thanks to the wonderful people at Bayside Center, who took such great care of him and the family during the past year. We would also like to thank Hospice Partners of Morro Bay and Dr. Mark Ward for their kindness and support. Gene is survived by his daughter, Connie Arnold (Bud) of Orange, Calif.; son, Michael Jones (Diane) of Los Osos; grandchildren Shandra Crogan (Roy) of Orange, Shad (Janelle) Arnold of Tustin, Calif., and Christopher and Gregory Jones of Los Osos; and great-grandchildren Claire and Blake Arnold of Tustin. Also surviving are his sisters Helen (Murray) Sanders of Carbondale, Colo., and Marilyn (Rex) Smith of Belen, N.M.; along with many nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lois Jones; first wife, Ramona; second wife, Edna; and brother David. At his request no services will be held. A private scattering of his ashes will be held at a date to be determined.
A Catholic Prayer Service for Euphemia Tousignant, 73, will be celebrated on Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home with a priest from St. Mary's Catholic Church officiating. Mrs. Tousignant passed away this past Wednesday in her Vacaville home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 12, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii and made Vacaville her home the past 37 years. She was a homemaker all her adult life who loved music, singing and sewing. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Darren of Vacaville, daughter Leonora Evans of San Luis Obispo, Calif., son Darren Jr. of Vacaville, half-sister Linda Seda of Hawaii and half-brother Bill Jenks of Vacaville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until the service time. Interment will be in the Vacaivlle-Elmira Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 900 Fulton Ave, Suite 100-5, Sacramento, Calif., 95825. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700, or visit or guestbook at www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
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GORDON, FRANK "DALE" Poway, CA July 3, 1917 - Nov. 24, 2010 Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101
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Perine, Flavia December 1, 1936 - November 17, 2010 Flavia was a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend, whose remarkable spirit touched us all. She passed away Nov. 17, 2010, at her home in Sherman Oaks, surrounded by her two loving daughters and devoted husband. Her life's journey was as extraordinary as the woman who made it. Flavia was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Shanghai, China. Her mother worked for the Shanghai Telephone Company. Her father was a dentist who followed in the footsteps of his own father, who was dentist to the last Empress Dowager of China. In 1950, Flavia emigrated to New York City with her father and stepmother. Upon graduating from high school in the Bronx, she worked at her father's restaurant in Chinatown. It was there that she was "discovered" by a local architect, who began photographing her. She soon started modeling and entering beauty contests in the New York Chinese community. After winning several regional contests, she competed for the title of Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Though she was runner-up, she was offered parts in two Broadway shows on the same day--"The World of Suzie Wong" and "Flower Drum Song." Fatefully, Flavia chose "Suzie Wong," acting in the Broadway production and the national company, and it was there she met the love of her life, Parke Perine. They wed in December 1960. In 1961, their first daughter, Laura, was born. Flavia did later act in two productions of "Flower Drum Song," and she continued modeling and acting until she retired from show business when the family moved to Los Angeles. In 1968, their second daughter, Andrea, was born. As her children grew older, Flavia settled into her favorite role--that of mother and wife. She began bilingual teaching and became a school librarian. She was also a competitive tennis player. Of all that she accomplished, she was always most proud of her family, and she was never happier than when they were all together. And even as her circle of family and friends grew, her dinner table always had room for one more. She is survived by her husband, a television writer for whom 50 years of marriage was not nearly long enough; two enormously proud and thankful daughters, for whom her love was boundless; four special grandchildren, whom she showered with love each and every day of their lives; two lucky sons-in-law, for whom she was a second mom; an extended family with whom she shared a lifetime of laughter and love; and a legion of loyal and caring friends who will miss her dearly but never forget her.
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 (peointernational.org) 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 email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
On the afternoon of Nov. 22, Francisco Mario Ramon passed away at the age of 58 after a short illness at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. He was born in Itascas, Texas on Jan. 10, 1952. Frank served in the United States Air Forces for four years and then worked as a California Correctional officer at CTF Soledad, Salinas Valley State Prison and California Medical Facility in Vacaville., He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gloria Ramon; two sons, Daniel A. Ramon of Vacaville and David M. Ramon currently residing in Stockton; two sisters-in-law, Hope Williams of Fairfield and Joann Hesbrook of Dixon. He is also survived by three brothers, Roland Ramon, Jessie Ramon, and Ruben Ramon; three sisters, Margaret Camacho, Mariana Guiterrez, and Rachel Ramon., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Son Rise Community Fellowship Church, 620 Orange Drive in Vacaville. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Son Rise Community Fellowship Church with Pastor Dean Roberts officiating. A burial with military honors to follow at 2 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Frank W. Chinn May 5, 1931 - Nov. 22, 2010 Frank W. Chinn passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, after a heart attack at his San Francisco home. He was 79. Mr. Chinn, the sixth of eight children, was born on May 5, 1931 in Oakland. His family relocated to Gilroy when he was a young boy. Mr. Chinn started ABC Cleaners in Gilroy with his brother, Hank, in the early 1950s. In 1964, he and his brother moved to San Francisco and opened Astro Cleaners at 730 Bush St. He sold the business about 20 years later and retired. In retirement he remained very active and became a dear and valued friend to many. He is survived by his three loving children: daughters Angela Woodbury and Fran Chinn and son Paul Chinn; two granddaughters, Zoë and Camille Woodbury; two brothers, James and Bill Chinn; two sisters, Rose Wong and Alice Tsang; and many nieces and nephews. A private burial will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Hoy Sun Memorial Cemetery in Colma. The family requests that any memorial donations be made to On Lok Lifeways in San Francisco.
Frank Edward Daniels II "Uncle Bud" Born December 17, 1927 in Chicago Illinois to parents Ottilie and Frank "Danny" Daniels. He was called home to God on November 28, 2010. He served in the US Army, Occupation forces in Japan from 1946- 1948. He graduated from USF in 1952 with a Business Administration degree. He retired from HUD after 30+ years. He loved the outdoors and spent much time golfing, fishing on his boat, skiing in Tahoe, or at the "R-Ranch" with his sons, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Betty, he is survived by his two sons, Ricky and Frankie, his brother Bill Daniels, sisters Marie Straw, Therese Caveney and Anne Severs, and his beloved cell phone. Visitation December 1st 4-6pm and rosary at 6pm at George L. Klumpp-Chapel of Flowers. A funeral mass will take place on Thursday December 2nd 10am at St. Robert's Church (Sacramento). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Bruno December 3rd. He will be dearly missed by so many. "...But FIRST...We better have a beer."
Frank Hernandez Lopez, 70, enter into rest at Glenn General Hospital, Willow, Calif., on Nov. 21, after a long illness., He was born in Fresno, Calif., on Dec. 21, 1939., A visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Monday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Ruell Mesa officiating. Interment will be at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700. Visit our guest book online at www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.
Frankie Lee Hand June 22, 1944 - November 26, 2010 Frankie Lee Hand was born in Tampa, FL, on June 22, 1944, and passed away on November 26, 2010. He was raised in upstate New York and grew up to be a generous, loving, handsome, and beautiful person inside and out. He had a loving, caring heart that showed with every smile, hug, kiss, or "I love you" he gave. He was the type of man that you could always count on to make you laugh or to help you in any way possible. He was loved by all of his family and enjoyed spending all of his time with his grandchildren, including Chase Lee Isaac Hand and Alison Jane Young, who he saw every day and who always put a smile on his face and gave him the highlight of each day. He worked his whole life to help support his family and will be deeply missed. Anyone who had the privilege to have had the chance to be a part of his life should be grateful and knows he will be deeply missed. Frankie left this world the day after Thanksgiving, which was the happiest day for him; he spent the day with family and friends and the people he loved. He will never be forgotten and will always be appreciated as a wonderful man and a man who truly cared about his family and their well-being. He was married to Juneita Hand for 48 years, and together they had four children: Cindy, Timothy, Billy, and Dollie (Dusty). He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Lynn Hand and sister, Carol. He is survived by his mother, Ann Taylor; his brother, Bob Hand; sisters, Roxanne Gullotta, Sharon Carder, and Angela Holder; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Jennifer, Jason, Stephanie, Jeremy, Justin, and Amanda; and eight great-grandchildren. We know you are now in Heaven with your family and will forever be watching over us. We loved you deeply, Papa, and you will never be forgotten. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., with visitation before the service starting at 9:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Greenlawn Mortuary
Fred Guerber November 25, 1935 - November 28, 2010 Fred Guerber passed away November 28, 2010 at the age of 75. He was the first child of four, born to Flora and Fred W. Guerber, on November 25, 1935, in Batesville, AK. Fred came with his family to the Delano area when he was 6 years old. He attended Delano schools, and graduated from Delano High School in 1955. After graduation he trained thoroughbred race horses for 3 years. In 1958 he married Wanda Harp, a total of 52 wonderful years. They were neighbors for many years, attending the same church not knowing someday they would marry. In 1961 Fred started his business in McFarland known as McFarland Tent & Awning where he manufactured agriculture items for farmers, dairies, cold storages and truckers. The business was named Business of the Year in 2000. He retired in 2007, after 47 years in the business. Fred had many hobbies such as horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and pack trips in the mountains. He enjoyed putting pack trips together for friends and family. He was a member of the, of Delano and The High Sierra Stockman's Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Terry Guerber. He is survived by his wife Wanda, sister Carolyn Ptomey and her husband Andy of Porterville, brother Larry Guerber and his wife Shirley of Fresno, and sister-in-law Patty Guerber of Washington, 8 nephews and 7 nieces. Services will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Family Life Worship Center, 501 W. Perkins Ave., McFarland, at 10:30 A.M. Presiding minister: Steven Ptomey. Arrangements by Lane Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield in Fred's name.
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95, a resident of Chino Hills, Los Serranos Mobile Home Park for 40 years, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010. She was born July 1915 to George and Mabel Weatherford in Indianapolis, Indiana. Georgia worked for Hacienda-La Puente School Distrcit for 25 years, belonged to numerous clubs and organizations, including Chino Valley Medical Center as a volunteer, The Red Hat Society, Classy Ladies and a member of United Methodist Church. She was an avid sports enthusiast and a member of the YMCA. Preceded in death by her husband Bill (Milton) Kuntz, three brothers, Cyril, Arno and Louis, son Robert A. Kuntz and grandchildren Jeffery Sargent and Jennifer De Mott. Survived by daughter Sharon and husband Robert Sargent, daughter Janet De Mott, grandchildren Heather Willis and husband Kevin, John De Mott and Roberta, Richard and Roberta De Mott, Chris De Mott and Teresa De Mott, great grandchildren Kendra, Rachel and Jeffery. Services will be held on Dec. 4, 2010, 2PM at United Methodist Church, Chino. Reception following at Los Serranos Club House at 3PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The
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Junior Theodore (Ted) Garecht, age 79, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2010. Ted was born on April 7, 1931 in Richardton, North Dakota .....
Gary William Hazelhofer Passed away unexpectedly on November 28, 2010 at the age of 48. Gary was the devoted husband of Patti Buckley Hazelhofer and proud and loving father of Jack, age 16 and Daniel, age 13. Gary was born in Oakland on June 7, 1962 to Gary (Max) and Sandy Hazelhofer (both deceased). Gary was a proud alumnus of Corpus Christi Grammar School, Bishop O'Dowd High School and St. Mary's College of California. Gary was honored to work alongside his Grandfather and Father at H&H Cabinet Shop in Oakland for many years. Gary continued to successfully run the business until his passing. Gary joined the San Francisco Police Department in 1990, proudly serving and protecting the City and County for 19 years. He became lifelong friends with the men and women he served with. Gary was a sports enthusiast, who played sports all of his life. He was particularly proud of being a member of the St. Mary's Gaels football team and the "Champion" Mission Station softball team. Gary's greatest accomplishment was being an outstanding father to his boys. He was a permanent fixture at their sporting events, beaming with pride. Gary eagerly introduced his boys to his passions-golf, camping, animals, classic cars, water sports and the love of football. He helped to create lifelong memories as the leader of the pack, be it at Lake Hogan, the Russian River cabin, Scottsdale, adventures in the motor home and on their many family travels. Gary lived life to the fullest. He was a generous host whose heart and home were always open. Gary was the life of every party-always with a smile on his face. He was greatly loved by all and his spirit will live on in everyone who knew him. Besides his wife and sons, Gary is survived by his sister Jill (Lars) and Mother-in-Law, Nancy Buckley, whom he adored. He is also survived by his Sisters-in Law Ginni, Kathy, Maureen (Mark) and Brother-in-Law Bob (Susie) as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends may visit on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 17th Avenue and Vicente Street, San Francisco. Committal private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Hazelhofer Education Fund, c/o SF Police Credit Union, 2550 Irving Street, SF, CA 94122.
Gary Kalman June 21, 1935-Nov. 21, 2010 After a determined and courageous 13 year struggle against Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma and complications, Gary succumbed on November 21st while vacationing in his favorite Hawaii. The family and Gary's many friends referred to him as "the comeback kid" as he rebounded numerous times from grave illness, beating the odds with great fortitude. Gary was born and raised in San Francisco, a graduate of Lowell High School. He proudly served with the United States Army in Korea, receiving an honorable discharge in 1960. Gary had a tremendous work ethic, and found hard work to be his hobby as well as vocation. Gary's first career was with his father Sam Kalman, in the surplus metals business. For many years, Gary traveled throughout Northern California and the Central Valley helping to grow the business. He changed careers in the mid-1970's, joining his partner, Frederic Smith, in developing a successful retail enterprise. They opened and operated the "Glass Pheasant" gift stores in the Sacramento area and in San Francisco, and for a time, the Crystal Fox in Carmel. Until their retirement in 2009, their stores had a loyal following of happy customers, collectors, artists and vendors, many of whom became close friends. Gary was a very outgoing, warm, and engaging "host," to those who came through the doors of their stores. Gary had many wonderful relationships, devoted to his partner Fred and his loving family members. He was close to his adored sister Lynne, relishing the role of protective older brother during childhood, and then growing together as adults, they were always good friends. Gary had been a very attentive son to his mother, Shirley, and to his beloved aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Lennie Unger, who had helped raise him. He was a cherished brother-in-law to Lynne's husband William Shilling, and beloved Uncle to Leslie Shilling and Dana Shilling Rieger, her husband Steve, and their sons, David, J.D., Ari, and Robinson. At Gary's request, no services are being held. To honor his memory, donations may be made to the, , the SF Jewish Home for the Aged, or the SFSPCA.
GASPER H. DIAZ February 22, 1934 ~ November 18, 2010 Gasper H. Diaz was born and raised in Highgrove, California. He enlisted in the California Army National Guard in 1953, drafted in the Army and served in Korea until 1958. Gasper lived in Colton, Ca. for 50 years. He worked for Food Machinery Corporation until retiring with 42 years. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Antonia Chavez Diaz, 2 sons Orlando and Gaspar and wife Lisa, 4 grandchildren Aaron, Elias, Nicholas and Danielle. 11 surviving siblings, including 4 brothers, Victor, Hank, Jesus "Junior" and Antonio Diaz, 7 sisters, Sally Espinosa, Esparanza Mejia, Carmen Gonzalez, Jenny Acevedo, Margaret Reynosa, Virginia Fernandez and Lupe Delahoya. He was preceded in death by his sister Eleanor Vazquez and his parents Jesus and Hepolita Diaz. Cause of death was gallstone Pancreatitis. Reception following church services located at Gents Hall, 1462 E. Art Townsend Dr., San Bernardino.
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Gene Lawhorn Gene Lawhorn, 78, died November 27, 2010 at his home following a strong and brave battle with cancer. He leaves his wife Eula, of 53 years, his three sons, Keith, Dan, and Jody, nine grandchildren and three great - grandchildren. Born in Checotah, Oklahoma, the son of Harv and Basheba Lawhorn. He later became a lifelong resident of Bakersfield. After leaving Oklahoma and coming to California he was drafted into the Army. Upon returning from Korea, he began a career with Lehr Brothers. He managed their field crops and orange trees for over fifty years. He always took pride in his work and truly relished the friendships he made at the ranch. Gene was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing, camping and the sunshine. He taught all of his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren everything he knew. He has fostered in them a life-long love of nature. Gene was proud of his accomplishments in the military and with Lehr Brothers but nothing compared to his pride and love for God, his country and his family. Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 1st, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Basham Funeral Care 3312 Niles Street. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2nd, at Basham Funeral Care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the .
George Armenta 01/25/1928-11/24/2010 George Armenta a Tribal Elder of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, born in Santa Ynez, passed on to be with the great spirit, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his Mother Florencia, Father Loreto; his sisters Catherine, Celestine, Mary, Eulalia, Antonia and brother Leandro. He is survived by his sisters Eva Pagaling, Esther Manguray, his brother Manuel Armenta (All of Santa Ynez); daughter Celestine (Chip) of Bayside, Ca.; and son Michael (Ann) of Las Cruces, NM; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. George served his country in the United States Army from 16 Sept 1946 thru 22 August 1949. He continued to serve his country working in Civil Service, Department of Defense, United States Navy, for 25 years and retired. He loved his country and he loved his family. He served as a four time Tribal Chairman of the Chumash. He was always involved in tribal affairs, he was Housing Commissioner and he managed Tribal Enrollment for many years. He was instrumental in the welfare and growth of the Chumash Reservation from the early years to the present. He loved his friends, so much, that they considered him 'family'. Gravesite services will be held 12 noon on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Ballard, Ca. Donations to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care or the Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital would be greatly appreciated.
In Memory, Happy Birthday, George Sanderson, We little knew that morning. God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly,, In death we do the same., It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone,, For part of us went with you,, The day God called you home., You left us beautiful memories,, Your love is still our guide,, And though we cannot see you,, You are always at our side., Our family chain is broken,, And nothing seems the same,, But as God calls us one by one,, The chain will link again., With our love, your son, George Jr., (Chris), Grandsons, Jeremy and Christopher, Siblings, Louise, (Malcolm) Clarence (Billie), John and Lucille.
Gerald Leon Jeffers, 1935 2010, Gerald Leon Jeffers died peacefully at home November 26, 2010. Born February 1, 1935 in Neosho, Missouri., He is survived by his wife Jauenell, his son Mark Jeffers and wife Tonya, daughter Ty Lux and her husband Jerry, sisters: Loydine Hulsey, Virginia Putman, Dorothy Allen, Janice Mitchell and Rosalie Jennings. He has six grandsons and four great-grandsons., He was preceded in death by his father Reverend Loyd E. Jeffers, mother Viola Jeffers, a sister Betty Jeffers, and brothers Robert Jeffers, Edward Jeffers and Bruce Jeffers., Jerry grew up and attended Grammar School and High School in Neosho, Missouri. Jerry and his wife moved to California in 1954. He worked as the Service Manager for, for 45 years. He received numerous awards from Ford Motor Company including the Gold Medallion Manager Award in 1982. He enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, and watching baseball games. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be greatly missed., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the, , Santa Maria Valley Unit, 426 E. Barcellus Ave., Ste. 305, Santa Maria, CA 93454 or Marian Hospice, Marian Foundation, 1400 E. Church Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454, A Funeral Service will be held, Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Neosho, Missouri., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
GERRY GRANT Age 65 of Riverside left us peacefully on 11/25/2010. Gerry was born on 5/22/45 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Gene Grant, two sons and their families: Gary and Tracey Grant, their daughters Brittney and Kelsey and Johnny and Erin Grant and their children Amber, Danielle and Travis, her sister Sharon and brother-in-law Gene Shaffer, mother-in-law Pauline Thorton, sister-in-law Dee Kellogg, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Gerry will be remembered as a funny and creative woman who loved to line-dance and spend time with family and friends. She spent the last 16 years working at Orange Tree Convalescent in Riverside where she touched many lives and created many friendships. We will celebrate her life in a memorial service that will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 11am at Acheson and Graham, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. A gathering a family and friends will be held at the home of Sue and Bud Johnson following the service. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 www.acheson
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Michael J. Gessner Dec. 1, 1915 - Nov. 23, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Michael J. Gessner, 56-year resident of San Leandro, CA, almost .....
Gladys "Lucile" Cottriel July 22, 1926 - November 20, 2010 Lucile Cottriel, age 84, passed away November 20, 2010, in Bakersfield, CA. She passed peacefully from this world into the presence of her Lord. She was born July 22, 1926, in Los Angeles, CA. Lucile is survived by her son, Marne and daughter-in-law, Edith Cottriel of Paradise, CA; granddaughter, Lisa and husband Rob Wright of Paradise, CA; grandson, Darren and wife Kimberly Cottriel of Laguna Hills, CA; great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Danny Wright, Christian, Wyatt and Paige Cottriel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Rev. Fred Cottriel. Lucile lived in Los Angeles until 1942, when she moved to Ventura where she met her future husband, Fred. She and Fred were married at Lucile's parents' home on March 7, 1943. At the time, Fred was serving in the, . While Fred served overseas during WWII from 1944 to 1945, Lucile lived in Los Angeles where she worked as a secretary in the Southern California Divisional Offices of the Salvation Army. After Fred's return from WWII, Lucile served with her husband as ministry partner, pastoring several churches in Washington, Kentucky, and California. They served as missionaries in Europe for several years before moving to Bakersfield in 1973 to pastor First Assembly of God Church. In 1980, the Cottriels moved to Costa Mesa, CA, where Lucile served beside Fred during his tenure as Superintendent of the Southern California District of the Assemblies of God. Lucile enjoyed traveling and was privileged to minister with Fred in over 70 countries. After many years of full time ministry, Lucile and Fred returned to Bakersfield to retire in 1993. Even during retirement and until Fred's death in 2008, they continued to minster to others in various capacities in Southern California and abroad, sharing the message of Christ. Lucille was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting things for friends and family. She had the unique ability to remember people's name, their birthday and facts about them and their family members. To those who knew Lucile, she will be remembered as a friendly, outgoing, optimistic and caring person, who devoted her life to the Lord's ministry. Her family will miss her love, concern and companionship. Lucile's legacy will live on through her family and the many lives she touched as a mentor and friend. There will be a viewing at Hillcrest Mortuary from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Bakersfield First Assembly of God, 4901 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made in Lucile Cottriel's honor to the library at Hope Vocational Technical Institute in Honduras. Donations may be made through WorldCare Ministries Network, 1864 Vineyard Dr., Paradise, CA 95969. Interment will be held at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA, on Friday, December 3, at 10:00 a.m.
In Loving Memory, Gladys Thelma Spade, 2/9/1925 - 11/28/2010, Gladys Thelma Spade, born on February 9, 1925 in Westville Oklahoma, the loving daughter of John and Zora Corntassel, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2010 in Roseville, Calif., A long time Roseville Resident. Gladys was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was employed for some 22 years as a Psychiatric Technician., Gladys is survived by her loving family, daughter, Yvonne Mc Kinney and her husband, Bill of Fair Oaks; grandchildren, Erika Rudd and Sabrina McKinney and her husband, Robert Grossklaus; great-grandson, Benjamin Rudd; her brother, John Corntassel and his wife, Teresa. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, cherished husband, Donald in 2010 and sister, Audrey Langley Rank., Friends and Family are welcome for visitation on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at Lambert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow Funeral Services at Roseville District Cemetery. Please visit, to share in her life story.
GOLDEN LAROY SAWYER JUN 6, 1919 - NOV 18, 2010 Golden LaRoy Sawyer was born June 10, 1919, in Edmond, OK to CW II and Ruth Sawyer. He met his wife Seleeta Elizabeth Purcer in the small town of Mineral Wells, TX, in August 1938. He walked young, pretty Seleeta Purcer home after church. They were married September 8, 1938. That one night stroll resulted in 71 years, 5 months and 4 days of marriage, 8 children, 30 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, and 16 great-great grandchildren and almost as many in-laws that they considered their own. Golden passed away in Fallon, NV at Churchill Banner Hospital on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Golden answered his call to God as an evangelist at the young age of 15 when he along with his sisters Viola and Marie were saved and filled with the Holy Ghost in a revival meeting. Golden loved studying the Bible and preaching God's Word. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 72 years Seleeta, his parents, CW II and Ruth Sawyer, 4 Sisters: Faye Viola Sawyer, Bertie Lucille Sawyer, Virginia Viola Williams and Margaret Marie Fletcher, 5 brothers: Bennie Boone Sawyer, CW Sawyer III, Unnamed infant twins, and Fred Vincent Sawyer, Son Daniel Leroy Sawyer, Grandsons: Donald Eugene Thiessen and Johnny Lee Murphy, Great Grandson: Justin LaRoy Moyer. Services will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. No public viewing. Internment in Restland Garden at Lakewood Memorial Park., www.hughsonlakewood.com
Gregory Harold Bullis, 50, died, along with his mother and his son, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a nurse, a former Marine corpsman, the husband of Sue and the father of Janine, 24, and William, 17.
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Harry Yoshikazu Takahashi, Resident of Pacheco, Harry passed away peacefully in Walnut Creek on November 21, 2010 at the age of 89 succumbing to a lengthy fight with cancer., Harry was born on January 28, 1921, in Oakland, California and a long time resident of Berkeley, California, the son of the late Taneno Ogihara Takahashi and Yoshihiko Takahashi., He is survived by his beloved companion of 35 years Fern Briseno and her daughter Michelle Lunsford (Ron). Yoshiko Katayanagi Takaha-shi mother of children Ron (Penny) of Fountain Valley, CA, Laird (Barb) of Seattle, WA, Robin (Jeff) of Orinda, CA and Rick of Alameda, CA., He had twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Brother of Michio James Takahashi of Richmond, CA and the late Sachiko Shibata and Mitsuko Yamamoto., Harry was very active in Lions Club, Berkeley JACL, Sycamore Church of El Cerrito and a founding father of the East Bay Youth Athletic League. He graduated from Oakland Technical High School. After returning from Topaz in the late 1940's he owned and operated several dry cleaners in Berkeley. His interests included bowling, golfing, fishing, playing the harmonica, singing shigin, traditional Japanese folk songs and watching baseball and basketball games., Family and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service at Sycamore Congregational Church, 1111 Navellier St, El Cerrito on Saturday December 4, 2010 at 6:00pm.
Harvey W. Guerra, Harvey W. Guerra lifelong resident of Santa Maria passed away at his home on November 29, 2010. Mr. Guerra was born May 20, 1915 in Oso Flaco, CA. He graduated from San Jose State in 1937 with a degree in finance where he enjoyed boxing and running track. Mr. Guerra served in the United States Army in the Philippines from 1940 to 1944 as a combat infantryman. He received a battlefield commission for his leadership and gallantry during that time. In 1945 he returned to Oso Flaco to begin his career as a farmer. He retired from farming in the mid 70s to resume his love of hunting and fishing. No squirrel or deer were safe when they were in his sight., He is survived by his daughter Susie Payne, son in law Whitney Payne, granddaughter Lindsey Nielson, Loving partner for 17 years, Mary Guidotti, brother in law Joseph Betchard and many beloved friends., Visitations will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. A Private inurnment will be held at a later date., In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Marian Homecare Hospice, c/o Marian Medical Foundation, 1400 E. Church St., Santa Maria, CA 93454., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Passed away Nov. 3., Harvey was born Jan. 21, 1927 in Poplar Grove, Ill. On July 1, 1949 he married Hazel Ralston, his wife and companion of over 61 years. They were proud parents of their children Cheryl (Joesph) and Douglas. Harvey had a 38-year career with JCPenney and retired in Thousand Oaks where he and Hazel have lived for the last 32 years. He was a dedicated volunteer and board member at MANNA and active member of Emmanuel Presbyterian. He enjoyed playing golf and family reunions., Harvey is survived by his wife Hazel; sister Eleanor Ray; sister-in-law Ann Ralston; cousins Suzanne Smith and Jill Brantley; four nephews; two nieces; three grandchildren Michael, Kristine (Bryan), and Laura (David); and three great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to MANNA, Food Pantry of Ventura County., Memorial service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at Sunrise at Wood Ranch, 190 Tierra Rejada Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93065.
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Helen G. CastilloCoyle of Danbury, died Monday, November 29, 2010 in Danbury. She was 93. Mrs. CastilloCoyle was born November 1, 1917 in Boston, Mass., daughter of the late Paul and Maria (Faggiolo) Argenti. She graduated from George Washington High School, then at the of 21 she went to Argentina to marry Julian J. CastilloCoyle whom she had not seen since they were 13 years old. Mr. Castillo-Coyle predeceased his wife on October 25, 2009. Mrs. Castillo-Coyle lived in Brewster, N.Y. from 1957 until 1975 when she moved to Danbury. She was a Spanish Teacher for a short time then the secretary to the principal at St. Lawrence O'Toole School from 1958 until she retired in 1980. She was a Literacy Volunteer of America in Danbury, very involved in the Senior Center in Danbury, volunteered at Danbury Hospital for 10 years, had been a member of St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe and currently a member of St. Gregory in Danbury. Mrs. Castillo-Coyle is survived by her two daughters, Helene Mandras of Austin, Texas, and Monica Larca of Brewster, N.Y.; a sister, Lorraine Scudo of Ridgefield; three grandchildren, Sara and Eric Larca and Kimberly Doerle; and two great-grandsons. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 3, 2010 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, Brewster, N.Y. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery, Brewster. Friends may call in the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster on Thursday, December 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. For on line condolences please go to
Jane Kochenderfer, aged 79, died peacefully at home November 26, 2010. Helen Jane O'Neil was born in Cleveland on January 23, 1931, the third of six children. Her mother died when she was 12, and her father's remarriage brought most of the family to Kelseyville, Calif. After graduating from high school, she moved to Santa Rosa where she attended Burbank Business College. She found a part-time job at Santa Rosa School of Aviation, got paid in flying lessons, and married the owner, Stan Kochenderfer, in Honolulu in 1951. Their first home together was the yacht Mollilou, docked at the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, where Stan lived after sailing the South Pacific. Stan then began to work for Transocean Airlines. Soon Jane and Stan and their first child, Ross, moved to their second home, a hotel room in Amman, Jordan. As Stan's career in aviation developed, Jane raised a family often on her own as he traveled. Their seven children were born in the Territory of Hawaii, Beirut, Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, and the island of Malta, where they lived for ten years. Alamo, California was their stateside home for 42 years. Jane learned Arabic, was a long-time Cub Scout den mother, founded the American Womens Club of Malta, learned to play the organ and accordion, sew and paint. She organized just about every neighborhood she lived in. A few years after Stan's death in 1999, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where three of her daughters live, and enjoyed her new surroundings. Despite undergoing continuous treatment for Stage four cancer for the last two years, she took pleasure in doing things for her family, from cleaning her daughter's kitchen to making treats for a grandchild going away to school. Boxes of her fudge continued to arrive by mail across the country, and she kept up her correspondence with many friends around the world. Jane is survived by her children, Ross (Auburn), Carol (Portland), Helen (Santa Rosa), Bill (Auburn), Mary Ellen (Portland) and Suzie (Portland). Her son John died in 2003. She has 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her surviving siblings, Sally, Hugh, Dennis and Bill. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at West Hills Unitarian Fellowship at 8470 SW Oleson Road, Portland 97223. Donations in her memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Oregon, 7000 SW Hampton, Ste 101, Portland, OR 97223. For more information call 503-922-9445.
Helena Wills, 54 of Oxnard passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2010. She was born July 1, 1956 the second of ten children to Joseph and Naomia Jackson who preceded her in death. Ms. Wills was a retired Technician of Camarillo State Hospital where she worked for 22 years., Born and raised in Oxnard, California she had been a Ventura County resident all her life. She graduated from Oxnard High School in 1975 and continued her education at Oxnard College where she received her Child Development Certification which enabled her to work with local preschool children and children at Camarillo State Hospital. Helena was known for her leadership in the community in the early 1970's for working with the California Youth Authority Colonnades II Drill Team as a Counselor and Drill Instructor, being a part of the Baptist Training Union (BTU) and working with the youth in Vacation Bible School., She is survived by her two sons William A Wills (wife Jessica) and Nathaniel Wills. Three sisters Melissa Edmonds (Robert) of San Diego, Calif., Stacie Scissom (Renwick) of Oxnard, California., Cassandra Bennett (Stephen) of Camarillo, Calif. Six brothers Joseph D. Jackson Jr. (Nina) of Santa Maria, Harlen Jackson, Cedric Jackson, Lawrence Jackson (Gloria), Radford Jackson (Yvonne) all of Oxnard, Calif., Wendell Jackson (Stacy) of San Diego, Calif., two grandchildren, six aunts and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins., The services have been entrusted to Reardon Funeral Home of Oxnard. The viewing will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Reardon Funeral Home, 511 A. St., Oxnard, Ca 93030. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on December 1, 2010 at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1777 Stathem Blvd., Oxnard Ca 93010.
Henry was born in Lanchester, England, in October 1920, and passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. He is survived by his two sons and their wives; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A service was held on the pier in San Simeon on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, where friends and family shared there stories. He will be missed.
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Sal Hisola Nov. 2, 1945 - Oct. 8, 2010 Resident of Livermore Sal Hisola passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2010 in Livermore, California. .....
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Irene Rendon Hamblin Resident of San Mateo Sept. 5, 1926 - Nov. 28, 2010 Irene Hamblin, 84, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was born in Los Angeles and resided in San Mateo for 55 years. She is survived by her sons Richard (Susan) and Donald (Kate) and her sister's Margaret, Gloria, Sally, and brother Rodney. She is also the beloved grandmother to Kristen and Bradley Hamblin. She was employed for 30 years by the Safeco Insurance Co. She will be remembered for her warmth and kindness. Everyone that knew her, loved her. Friends may visit from 6 - 8 p.m. and to attend a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo 94402. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11AM Friday, December 3, 2010 at St Timothy's Catholic Church, 1515 Dolan Ave, San Mateo 94401. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Samaritan House in San Mateo. SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME (650) 343-1804 www.ssofunerals.com
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Irwin T. Cohen Resident of Sunnyvale Passed away at the age of 87, Irwin was a dedicated teacher, community volunteer, loving husband and wonderful father. He grew up in San Francisco where he attended Lowell HS. He served during WWII as a naval aviator. Irv later moved with his family to San Jose, taught math and science and earned his Masters degrees. During retirement Irv volunteered for many years at Palo Alto VA Hospital Chaplain's Office. An active Mason, he was a member of San Francisco #120, his 'home' lodge, San Jose #10, San Jose Scottish Rite, Asiya Shrine in San Mateo, El Camino Research Lodge and Santa Clara Chapter Order of Eastern Star. He served as Master of El Camino Research Lodge and as Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star Chapter. Irwin was preceded in passing by his beloved wife, Eleanor. He is survived by his son David, daughter Phyllis, his many friends and fraternal brethren. In lieu of flowers, Irv would want donations sent to Asiya Shrine Clowns - Sneaker Fund (1925 Elkhorn Court, San Mateo, CA 94403) benefiting Shriner's Hospital for Children Burn Research Program. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 pm, at the San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive., San Jose, CA. Arrangements by Oak Hill Funeral Home.
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Ivan Trujillo, 20, of Lodi, died Nov. 19. He was born June 28, 1990 in Mexico.
James ("Jim") Francis Coleman February 5, 1928-November 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 Alzheimer's Association ., James ("Jim") Francis Coleman February 5, 1928-November 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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COE, JIMMIE DEAN San Diego 07/06/1938 - 11/22/2010 12/02/2010 at 1 p.m. El Cajon Cemetery Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511
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Jack Clyde Morrison, age 83 of Bethel went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 13, 1927 in Boston, Mass., to the late Angus and Dolly Morrison. Jack grew up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He was the oldest of five children. When he was 17, he moved back to Boston and joined the Army to help in the war effort. He was in the Military Police and provided security for the Manhattan Project and the atomic testing done at the Bikini Atoll. After leaving the Army, Jack served off and on in the Merchant Marines for 18 years. He loved the ocean and had many fond memories of all the ports he saw around the world. He moved to Bethel in 1964 and had several jobs mostly as a truck driver. He retired from Petrolane where he drove a bulk truck for 18 years in 1989. Jack was a long time member of the, in Danbury and the Miamogue Yacht Club in Bridgeport. Some of his happiest memories were of time spent on his boat in Long Island Sound. He was an avid race fan and loved to spend time with his daughter and her family who he lived with. Jack's family would like to acknowledge Bethel Health Care, where he had resided since April, and the excellent care they provided to him. Their compassion and understanding during a difficult time was greatly appreciated. Jack is survived by his sisters, Peggy (Murray) Patterson of Kitchener, Ontario and Shirley (Donald) Laing of Halifax, Nova Scotia; and brothers, Lloyd (Janice) and Raymond (Margie) Morrison of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is also survived by a son, Jack (Madelaine) LeBlanc of London, Ontario and a daughter, Laila (George) Rudinas of Bethel; his grandchildren, Ann Margaret, Troy and Cory of Ontario and Daniel, Joshua and Kristine of Bethel, CT; and three great-grandchildren; as well as many cousins and nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours and a memorial service will be planned for January. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Danbury VNA. The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel is handling arrangements. Information and online condolences can be found at
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Filomena Gubac Jacob, 87, of Lockeford, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2010 in Lodi. Filomena was born on August 21, 1923 in Pinili, Ilocos .....
James Amos Edmondson of Vacaville passed away in Fairfield on Monday, Nov. 15, following a brief illness., He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol J. Edmondson; his son, David Edmonson (Karen) of Webster, N.Y., and grandsons Henry and William; his daughter Sandra Chancellor (Paul) of Vacaville, and granddaughters Amy and Maggie; sisters Joan Williamson of Hatfield, Pa. and Mary Wallace of Big Fork, Mont.; and brother-in-law, Michael Jory of Vacaville., He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Georgia Town Edmondson, and a sister, Wilma Edmondson., Jim Edmondson was born in Los Angeles County, Calif., and grew up in Carmel Valley in Northern California. He went on to serve in the U.S.A.F, as a pilot and air traffic controller, retiring in 1974 at Travis Air Force Base at the rank of major., A loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, he enjoyed travel, especially to the National Parks in the western United States, but most of all, enjoyed watching his grandchildren play., A fan of the San Francisco 49ers, he agonized with their recent struggles but was able to watch and enjoy their recent win against the rival Rams., In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or the donor's preferred charity., A graveside service will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., A reception will follow the service.,
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." ~Kahlil Gibran ~ Mere words cannot express our heartache for the loss of our beloved. He was our hero; Beloved husband of his childhood sweetheart, Noreen (Moretti); Adoring father to Emma Marie; Fantastic son of Patricia Brockman and the late William Brockman; Loving brother of Jeff, Jill, Jennifer and Jerry. Uncle and dear friend. You left us far too soon, and you will be missed beyond measure. We love you Jim. May you truly rest in peace. Memorial Service will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 3, 2010. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to a trust fund for Emma Marie at Redwood Federal Credit Union or to a charity of your choice. PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY
James Charles Giles, MD, retired orthopedic surgeon, passed way on Tuesday, November 23, after a lengthy illness. He was 78., Jim practiced medicine in Oxnard for over 40 years and was loved by his family, friends and especially his patients. Born in Inglewood, on September 26, 1932, Jim graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1953, from Marquette Medical School in 1957, and completed his Orthopedic Residency at Johns Hopkins University in 1965. In between medical schoo his residency he served as a General Medical Officer in the US Air Force stationed at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska., In 1965 he moved his family to Oxnard, where he practiced medicine for the next 40 years. Jim served as Chief of Surgery at St. John's Hospital form 1977-78, Director of Rehab Services from 1978-80, Medical Director Spina Bifida Clinic of Ventura County form 1975-90, and Attending Physicians, CCS Ventura Cerebral Palsy Clinic from 1967-00. Jim played football all through college and medical school and it was during his time in Wisconsin that he became a life-long Green Bay Packers fan. He was such a fan of football that during the 1970's he served as Team Doctor for the Santa Clara High School football team., He was a member of the International People to People Pain Management Delegation that went to Australia in 1983, Yugoslavia in 1984, and Moscow in 1985. He made medical history when he performed knee surgery on Olympic Shot Putter Dave Laut, reattaching the tendons in both knees in one surgery. As a doctor, Jim did not believe that surgery was always the answer and he took great pride in making physical therapy and rehabilitation an important part of treatment. he spent his last days on the "4th floor" in the Rehabilitation Unit at St. John's Hospital- a unit that he helped develop when the hospital was still located on F street., Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline, and his parents, James and Reva., He is survived by his brother Roger, wife Kathy, children Michael (Mary), Leanne Colvin (Scott), Christopher (Ruth), Matthew (Heide), Colleen, his step -children Greg Johnson and Gigi Wilson (Kevin) and his grandchildren Sarah Colvin, Daniel Colvin, Jamison Giles, Laken Giles, Merrick Giles, and Madison Wilson. As the best father, grandfather, husband, and stepfather he will be forever loved and missed., A memorial service is planned for Sunday, December 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 850 Ivywood Drive in Oxnard., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main St., Suite 2, Clarkston, MI 48346
Haley, James D. June 14, 1932 - November 15, 2010 James Haley was born in Maxwell, Nebraska on June 14, 1932 and raised in Flint, Michigan as the youngest of eleven children. He lost a courageous battle with lymphoma and liver cancer on November 15, 2010. James married his hometown sweetheart, Donna Soles, in Flint in 1951. James started his career in the auto industry during its heyday in Flint, Michigan, but eventually opted to join the Navy in 1952 and served his four-year stint stationed at Terminal Island during the Korean War. James and Donna eventually settled in Lennox, where they raised their family, started a business, and were active in local schools and civic activities. James served on the Lennox School Board with distinction for 20 years - including 4 years as President - where he made many life-long friendships. James was a self-made man. He spent the majority of his career in the HVAC trade. Haley's Heating & Air Conditioning was responsible for installations in office buildings, hospitals, amusement parks, and movie studios all over Southern California. James and Donna began spending their holidays and weekends at Big Bear Lake in the 1960's, and began building their dream home there in 1990 - where they eventually retired in 1999. Jim loved to entertain family and friends at the Big Bear home. A man of many passions, he loved playing guitar with his musician friends, camping with his RV buddies across the southland, watching John Wayne movies, listening to the music of Les Paul and Chet Atkins, and a glass of fine red wine. James was preceded in death by his parents, William & Bettie Haley, Donna - his beloved wife of 51 years, and all 10 siblings. He leaves behind his loving companion Frances Haley; his two sons, Ronald of Fenton, MI and Randall of Redondo Beach; six grandchildren, Alexandra and Sydney Haley of Redondo Beach, Rhonda Haley of El Segundo, Erica Haley Gerken of Bloomington, IN, Nicholas Hampton of Redondo Beach, and Katherine Vincent of Flint, MI; two great-grandchildren, Ronald Vincent of Fenton, MI and Landon Gerken of Bloomington, IN; and dozens of nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at Kern Mortuary, 16120 Main St, Hesperia, CA at 1pm on Saturday, Dec. 4.
James Edward Bristow 1929 - 2010 Jim was born on January 11, 1929 in Windsor, England to the parents of Robert and Doris Bristow. During World War II he moved to Canada where he completed his education and began his career in the oil industry with Texaco. Jim later transferred to the United States and following 30 years of service he retired. He then joined the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where he volunteered for 15 years serving in various duties. He was mostly known for his "green thumb" as he cared for more than 50 plants located throughout the hospital. In 2007 he was recognized with the Salute to a Volunteer Award for his dedicated service. Jim went to be with the Lord on November 23, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William "Harry" Bristow; sister, Winnerford Hicks and brother-in-law, Frank Hicks. He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Gloria; sister-in-law, Dorothy; son, Cary and wife Susan Evans; two grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews in the UK. Services will be held at Mish Funeral Home, Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11:00 a.m.
After a courageous battle with cancer, James passed away on November 13, 2010, with his wife Diane by his side, at their home in Glen Ellen. Born May 26, 1957, James lived in the Kenwood -Sonoma Valley area for 46 years, and will be missed by many. A high school landscaping job sparked a life-long passion in James that led to him starting Fitzpatrick & Sons Landscaping in 1979, which he ran for 31 years. He also proudly served as a volunteer firefighter with the Glen Ellen Fire District for over 10 years. James loved golf, music, animals, cooking, roses, orchids, starting traditions, and was a Raider's fan to the end. He especially loved his grandchildren. James' wisdom, humor, patience and kindness will be greatly missed. He was a good man. In addition to Diane, his devoted wife of 31 years, he is survived by his son Israel Bennett and wife Sheila, his son Tucker Bennett, his daughter Ashley Fitzpatrick; grandchildren Emily and Dylan; his father James Fitzpatrick Sr.; sister Jo Timmsen and husband Tom, brother Martin and wife Melissa; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Winnie and brother Johnny. A Celebration of James' Life will be held on Sunday, December 5th at 3:00 p.m. at the Kenwood Depot, 314 Warm Springs Rd., Kenwood.
James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif.
James Ortiz Passed away in San Francisco, November 29, 2010. Dearly beloved husband of Christina Ortiz; loving father of Nikkole and James, Jr.; dearest son-in-law of Linda Griffin; dear uncle of Michael Sant and beloved nephew of Helen and Tom Sant. Survived by his parents, Tina and Felix Ortiz and the loving brother of George, Sally and Felix Jr. Friends and family may visit Thursday after 4 pm and are invited to the Vigil Service at 7:30 pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 10 am at St. Cecilia's Church, 2555 17th Ave., SF. Committal Italian Cemetery.
James T. Lanier 1935 - 2010 James Thomas Lanier, aka "Sonny", 75, ascended to Heaven November 25, 2010. James was born August 31, 1935 in Oklahoma. He was the oldest of three children. Jim graduated from Bakersfield High school and then joined the Navy at 17. He married Laura Lee Elliott on January 9, 1959. Jim worked for the Post Office, The Bakersfield Sheriff's Department (10 years) and as a Bailiff for the Courthouse. He graduated from Laverne School of Law with a degree to become a Lawyer in 1971. He was President of Byrum, Kimball, Lanier, Carrick & Koontz until 1982. At this time he moved to Oildale where he was in private practice until retiring in 2005. He was active in the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, The Rifle Association, The Republican party and many other community clubs. His passion came later in life when he became a Born again Christian and volunteered with the Bill glass Ministries sharing God's love with prison inmates. James T. Lanier is survived by his three children, Dean Lanier, Debbie Emerson, Darla Phelps and five grandchildren, as well as his sister, Mozelle McMahan and his dearest friend, Mary Eddy Bussell. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Laura Lanier and his brother, Sam Lanier. His funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 3rd, 10:30 a.m., at Greenlawn Cemetery, 3700 River Blvd. (Panorama). The graveside service will be immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at Grace Baptist Church, 2550 Jewetta Ave. Corner of Rosedale and Jewetta.
NAKAMOTO, James Takaya (72). Beloved father of Eddie Nakamoto; brother of Bob Terumi (Naomi), Roy Shogo (Mitsuko), Hideo (Kimie) of Japan, Taiji (Hiromi) Nakamoto and Yoko (Toshio) Terashita of Japan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral service will be held on Sun. Dec. 5 from 2:00 PM at Fukui Mortuary "Chapel," 707 E. Temple St., Los Angeles with a minister from Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple officiating. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441
Age: 74 years. Jim Woods Holmes passed away on November 18, 2010. Loving father of Jim Holmes and Carol Holmes, father-in-law of Kendall Holmes, all of Petaluma, CA. Devoted grandfather of Christine Holmes of Eugene, OR, Shannon Holmes of Petaluma, and Nicole Holmes of Santa Rosa. Dear brother of Beverly Rocker of Encinitas, CA and brother-in-law of Ron Rocker of Salida, CA. Jim is also survived by many relatives and close friends. Jim was born in San Francisco, and later moved to Marin County where he entered the Air Force and served during the, . He then began his career as a manager for UPS, working there for 20 years, at which time he eventually settled in Petaluma. After retiring from UPS, he owned and operated the Copyright and Petaluma Parcel Post for over 30 years. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed bowling and spending quality time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed. As per his wishes there will not be a service. Family assisted by: PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY AND CREMATORY, 763-4131
Our loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend, Janet Louise Kohlmeier, passed away on Friday, November 26th, 2010 at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo at the age of 57 from advanced liver disease., Janet was born on July 29th, 1953 in Lynwood, CA to Phyllis and Larry Freels. She had two siblings, Roy Freels and Judi Sirmons (deceased). Janet's hometown was Lancaster, CA where she met her future husband, John Kohlmeier. They both graduated in 1971 from Antelope Valley High School. Janet and John met at the age of 15 in geometry class and fell in love. They were married on July 28th, 1973., Janet graduated from California Lutheran University in 1975 with her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. In 1980, her son, Joshua was born. Three years later, her daughter, Joelle was conceived. In 1986 her other daughter, Jenna, was born. While raising her three children, Janet received her Master's Degree in Public Health from California State University, Northridge and her Lamaze Childbirth Educator Certification. She had a myriad of hobbies such as, camping in the mountains, frequenting Southern California's beaches, gardening, birdwatching and participating in "game night" with her friends., She is survived by her husband, John; children; Joshua, Joelle and Jenna; grandson, Issac, her mother, Phylllis Freels; brother, Roy Freels and her beloved pugs, Scally and Cricket., The memorial service will be held at Mount Cross Lutheran Church on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM. The church address is 102 Camino Esplendido Camarillo, CA 93010. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Janet Kohmeier to the American Liver Foundation at the following site www.liverfoundation.org.
Janet Welch- Ampulski and Larry Ampulski, Remembering Janet and Larry on the third anniversary of their death. Jan and Larry died November 22, 2007 doing what they loved best, being adventurous., We miss them everyday.
Janice Eleanor Larvin Age 72, of Artesia, California, passed away November 25, 2010. She was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin to the late George Bradley Morey and Eleanor Harriett Capener Morey. She is survived by her children, Vernon David Worsham II, Mrs. Lori Julianne Brotherton, Randall Stuart Worsham, Martin Alan Doty, Matt Peterson, and her foster son, Jesse Costa. She leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many special friends and family members in Wisconsin, Missouri and Ohio. Jan was a manager when she retired from General Telephone Company after 27 years and in the last couple of years had joined a memoir writing class at Cerritos Community College. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Artesia, as well as a cantor and director of the 9:30 choir. Visitation will be December 1 from 3:00-7:00pm at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cypress; rosary at 6:00pm. Funeral at 10:00am on December 2 at Holy Family Catholic Church on Clarkdale Street in Artesia. Pall bearers will be Randy Worsham, Marty Doty, Peter Mazziliano, Terry Rowland, Rick Martinez and Dean Stroup. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the
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Jeannette Myra Radke Tobacco, "Betty/Jenny", 70 year resident, of Los Gatos., Born in Oakland, CA, Nov. 10,1922-Nov, 28, 2010, Left this earth a better place for having been here. Leaves behind husband John, son Bruce H. Lund (Robyn), Daughter Lucy Stanley (Jerry), grandchildren William and Sally, and John Virts, and nieces and nephews. Local teacher, artist, and WWII veteran. Mom was looking forward to rejoining her mother and sisters for a picnic., Services to be held at Darling - Fischer Chapel of the Hills, Sun. 12/5 at 2PM. Donations may be made in her memory to the Tower Foundation of SJSU (a non-profit scholarship fund) c/o SJSU Advancement Services, San Jose, CA 95192-0184.
Jennifer A. Rubin of New Windsor, N.Y., entered into rest November 28, 2010 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury. She was 36 years old. Jennifer was born in Patterson, N.J. on February 1, 1974 to Mark L. and Barbara (Ebert) Rubin. Jennifer was an amazingly beautiful person in every aspect of her being. Until the age of 17, she enjoyed life as a vibrant personality who lit up any room she walked into. In 1991, the summer before her senior year in Washingtonville High School, Jennifer was in a tragic automobile accident in which she sustained a traumatic brain injury. Her life was forever changed and she remained severely disabled as a result of her injury. But with all Jenn's limitations, she continued to light up a room with her laughter and big smile. She carried herself with great pride and dignity and had unbelievable courage to move forward with her life and live every day to its fullest. Because of all the special people who cared for and loved her, Jenn woke each morning with a smile on her face, excited to start her day. She touched all who knew her and her ability to capture everyone's heart was beyond compare. Jenn was truly a Blessing and the world around her was made better because she was there. Jennifer is survived by her loving parents, Mark L. and Barbara Rubin of Rock Tavern, N.Y.; sister, Amy and her husband, Jeff O'Connor; nephews, Ryan and Tommy O'Connor, all of Moorestown, N.J. She is also survived by her best friends, Christine and her husband, Patrick Boisvert and their children, Ian, Aaron and Lily of New Milford, and Suzanne and her husband, Scott Benz and their children, Mary, Dianna and Jackson of Danbury. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. in David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Washingtonville, NY. Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 3, 10 a.m. in David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Washingtonville, NY. Burial will immediately follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery,Newburgh, NY. Donations may be made in memory of Jennifer A. Rubin to Ability Beyond Disability, 5 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801. Arrangements under the direction of Thomas A. Murray of David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY 10992, 845-496-9106. For further information or to leave condolences for the family please visit
Jerilyn Laskowski April 18, 1958 - November 23, 2010 Jerilyn Laskowski was born on April 18, 1958 in Orange, CA. She attended Garden Grove High School and went to work at State Farm Insurance shortly after graduating. I met Jerilyn in 1980 and we immediately got married, 6 years later, on March 15th. We lived in Anaheim until 1995 when Jeri was transferred to State Farm's new Bakersfield office. Jeri took to Bakersfield right away, becoming a big fan of country music and not being able to pass a line dance without joining in. Jerilyn enjoyed traveling, wine tasting, camping and playing cards. But most of all she enjoyed her friends. She would say the best thing about Bakersfield were the people. Jerilyn was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008 and underwent her first rounds of chemo treatments that year. She was in remission and loving life until a biopsy earlier this year showed that the cancer had returned. During her second round of chemo treatments, Jeri contracted a biological infection that she was unable to beat. Jerilyn passed away on November 23rd. She was surrounded by a loving atmosphere of family members at her passing. Jerilyn is survived by her husband Gary, children Chris and Kailyn, grandsons Reed and Luke, siblings Mike and Michele and extended family. Earlier this year we were reunited with my daughter, Jessica, from a previous marriage. Jeri immediately accepted her as her own and gained 4 new grandsons. The sun isn't as bright nor the sky as blue since her passing. We all love her so very much. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and requests donations to leukemia research in lieu of flowers. Memorial services are pending. Jeri also kept a journal online at
FAY-Jerry Clyde Fay of La Verne, passed away November 28, 2010 at the age of 78. Jerry was born 1932 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Hernon S. and S. Grace Fay. He was an Electronics Inspector for over thirty years for Aerojet Electrosystems in Azusa, CA. Jerry will always be remembered for his generous and down to earth personality. He loved antique cars and hot rods as well as traveling to car shows and races. However, most of all, he loved his wife, Virginia K. Fay, who preceded him in death (1999). Both his close and extended family will miss him very much. He is survived by his son Steven Fay and Tammy Schmidt (sp.) of Little Rock, AR; his daughter Jane Fay-Vaught and Jeffrey Vaught (sp.); and his two grandchildren Jacquelyn and Jennalyn Vaught of Portland, TX. A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park at 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA at Whispering Pines Lawn, Gate 17. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial gift be made in his name to the
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Jim Hunter, 41, died Nov. 18, 2010, in Willits, Calif. He was born June 11, 1969, in Napa, to Darrel Hunter and Susan James, and graduated from Napa High School.
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JOAN K. BABCOCK Passed away on November 23, 2010 after a short battle with emphysema, she was 67. She was born on February 5, 1943 in Rome, New York and lived in Chicago, Illinois before moving to Riverside. Joan graduated from Riverside Poly with high honors and married Philip Babcock on March 3, 1962. While Phil was stationed in Washington, she worked for Beneficial Financial before returning to Riverside to start a family. Joan is survived by her son, Bruce and his wife Patti and their two children, Jennifer and Joshua; daughter, Vicky Tursellino and her husband Will and their two children, Tara and William. Joan lived for her children and grandchildren. She attended their baseball and softball games whenever she could. She loved camping in her motorhome. She loved to talk and socialize and kept in constant contact with family and friends across the country. She also had a passion for her Pomeranians and Hallmark stores. Visitation will be Thursday, 12/2 from 6-8pm and funeral services will be Friday, 12/3 at 11am, both at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA. Following the funeral, a celebration of life will be held at her son\'s house. Joan will join her husband at the Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221
John 'Earl' McKee, born Feb. 3, 1923, passed peacefully in his sleep from his earthly home to his Heavenly home on Nov. 26, 2010., Earl was born in Apperson, Okla. His family moved to Mesa, Ariz., and eventually to Santa Paula in 1940. He served in the Navy during World War II. He retired from the Limoneira Company as a packinghouse supervisor after 43 years. It was there that he met the love of his life, Ruby Garner. They married in November of 1941 and had 67 wonderful years together. After retirement Earl and Ruby enjoyed traveling, visiting friends and family along the way. They especially enjoyed their trips to Las Vegas and Laughlin with friends. All who knew Earl will miss his quick wit and his organizational skills. He kept his family and caregivers laughing., Earl leaves behind his son, John (Lydia); eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Buna McKee, Ed and Betty Fitz-Patrick, Bud and Betty Garner, and Dan and Diane Garner. He was also a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby; daughter, Janie Huskey; brothers, George, Cecil, Floyd and Bill; and sisters, Edith, Hazel, Thelma and Nillie., The family would like to thank Earl's wonderful caregivers Diane Burboa, Erika Jacobo, and Elsie Gonzales. Special thanks to Emily whose visits and prayers brought him much peace. Thank you to Buena Vista Hospice for their kind and loving care., A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 12 noon on Friday, Dec. 3 at Chapel of the Angels, 600 E. Pleasant Street, Santa Paula, with Rev. Leonard Dewitt officiating. Visitation will be prior to ceremony from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery. Providing Military Honors will be the Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043 & Korean War Veterans Chapter 56. For map and directions to the ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs., of Santa Paula; 229-7054.
John Matthew Bailey Resident of San Jose Sunrise - April 8, 1971 Sunset - Nov. 22, 2010 He leaves his parents Anita & Dan Trammell, six siblings, Jill Bailey, Jenelle Burton, Marcee Trammell, Michelle Jones, Dianne Veyna & David Little. The loves of his life were his 10 nieces and 6 nephews. We Love You Uncle Chunk! His charismatic way allowed him to be in sales. John could sell you swamp land in the desert & you would walk away feeling like you got a deal! His love of music started at a young age and never ended. It included recording to writing lyrics & starting his own business "Make Noise Entertainment". John we will miss your beats & are strengthened by your Spirit & Love. Rosary Service 7PM Wed. Dec. 1, Park View Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Rd., Manteca, CA. Funeral Mass Thur. Dec. 2nd in San Jose, CA at 10:30am at Saint Julie's Catholic Church, 366 St. Julie Drive on the corner of Cottle Rd. Celebration of Life Reception immediately following in Church Hall.
JOHN J. DEWALT a resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away on November 27th, 2010 at the age of 72. Services entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary
John Joseph Dowd Resident of Santa Clara November 16, 2010, John Joseph Dowd, 78, of Santa Clara passed while sleeping at his care facility in Los Gatos. Known as Jack to his friends, he was born in New York, married in Korea to wife Julie, and raised his family in Sunnyvale. He is survived by his sons John and Thomas, and his three grandchildren, Caden, Kiley, and Liam. Services: 10am Friday, at Maryknoll Chapel in Los Altos and Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
HATTORI, John Age 55, passed away on November 20, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Aida Hattori; daughter Kristina (Fabian) Hattori-Martinez; grandchildren Joseph, Christian, and Kayla; brother Keith (Catherine) Hattori and many other relatives. Public funeral services will be held at Evergreen Baptist Church, 1255 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770. Reception and private graveside service to follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in John's memory to the American Cancer Society or AADAP (Asian American Drug Addiction Program). www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441
FRASER, John Herbert Services Thur., Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. Armstrong Family Mortuary
Passed away November 16, 2010 at age 84. A native San Franciscan, he served as a machinist apprentice in Hunters Point. World War II took him to the Philippines in the Army Air Corps until 1946. Foundry work in Oakland, then production in Chico. Returning to the Bay Area with his first family, he settled in Glen Ellen. Drapery contractor, then General Contractor until retirement. Married Elaine Holmes in 1974. Both lifelong Unitarians. Survived by wife Elaine; daughter Laurie of Grants Pass, OR. Celebration of Life will be on Sunday December 5th at 2:00 p.m., Rancho Grande Park Clubhouse, 5099 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Contributions to, are requested, 30 E 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
John W. Cooper, Jr., 86, of Eureka passed away in his home on 11/23/10. He was born on December 14, 1923 to Zelma and John W Cooper, Sr. He proudly attended Lafayette Elementary, Eureka Jr High and Eureka Sr High where he was the president of the senior class of 1941. He attended Humboldt State University for one year continuing on to SF College of Mortuary Science in 1943. He was a member of the US Army Air Corps MP's stationed in Utah and honorably discharged in 1945. Upon returning to Eureka, he joined his father in Cooper Mortuary. In the 1950's he added Cooper Ambulance Service along with a medical supply business and telephone answering service. In the 1980's he started Specialty Marble, and over the years obtained a real estate and contractor's license and enjoyed being a ham radio operator WB6QWG. He also had been an instructor for First Aid at Red Cross. In 1966 he "retired" from the mortuary to attend Lincoln Law School, graduating with honors in 1970 after being on the Law Review Staff. He practiced law in Eureka until 1988 specializing in family law. After "retiring" again in 1988, he affiliated himself with the Estate Plan Living Trusts and handled trusts until his health forced him to "finally retire" this past year. John served as Eureka City Councilman, 2nd Ward 1949-1950, was a past director of California Funeral Directors, a Kiwanis member for over 20 years and on the Salvation Army Board for 35 years. He was an original member of the Eureka Housing Authority, serving 16 years. He was also past president of Eureka Jr. Chamber of Commerce, past officer of American Legion and Disabled America Veterans and served on the board of Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in the 1980's. Over the years he has been a member of Baywood Country Club, Ingomar Club, Six Rivers Lodge 106, F & AM, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Past Patron, Order of Eastern Star and
JOHN "JACK" WEBB, 68, of Lompoc died Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. starbucklind.com
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS, age 61, resident of Orcutt, passed away November 30, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
DOUGHERTY-John Wylie (Jack) Dougherty, 88, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2010. Born to Wilson and Rosalie Dougherty on January 11, 1922 in Hemet, California, Jack grew up in Arcadia and attended Arcadia schools, graduating from MAD High School in 1940. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from PJC, then joined the Navy, received his wings, and transferred to the Marine Air Corps, serving in both World War II and the
1957-2010 Jon passed away Sunday November 28, 2010 after being struck on his bicycle by a hit and run driver on River Land Drive near his home. The family asks anyone with information to call the CHP at 242-3210. Jon was born March 4 1975 in San Francisco CA. He is survived by his father Wesley Muncy and mother Louise Muncy of Anderson and his daughter Jillian Muncy and step-daughter Cass Pheland of Santa Rosa. His brother Kyle Muncy of Redding his two sisters Ginger Salido and Molly Staplecamp both of Anderson. Jon was preceded in death by his infant son Keith Muncy. Services will be held at Cross Point Community Church Friday December 3 2010 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers there is a Jon Muncy memorial fund set up at North Valley Bank, 2686 Gateway Dr. Anderson CA 96007.
QUEZADA, Jose was born August 16, 1921 in Mexico. Jose moved to the United States in his early 20's then returned to Mexico where he married his surviving wife Justina. Jose and Justina were married and came to Los Angeles where together they had and raised 11 children. Jose is survived by his wife of 58 years, Justina Quezada, his children, Ramon Quezada, Pat Quezada, Jose Quezada Jr., Carlos Quezada, Martha Ramos, Jaime Quezada, Art Quezada, Lourdes Zarate, Robert Quezada, Yolanda Quezada and David Quezada. His two sisters, Maria and Ilaria, brother Salvador, 25 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Jose worked and lived in the Los Angeles area mostly all of his life. Jose loved the game of pool as well as tending to his many gardens. Jose will be greatly missed by his family and friends as he was returned to heaven November 26, 2010. Services held at Calvary Mortuary, 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Visitation Dec. 1, 3-8 p.m., Rosary at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. Interment will follow immediately after Mass at Calvary Cemetery. www.Calvarymortuary.com
Joseph Paul Mesplou, born November 17, 1922 in Gardena, California, died November 29, 2010 in Torrance, California. The son of Paul and Catherine Mesplou, he was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Mary Lou, his three sisters and brother, Henrietta, Germain, Yvonne, and Albert. He is survived by his children, Paul, Vincent, and Patrice; and 6 grandchildren. Joe graduated from Gardena High School and attended Compton Junior College before being called to serve in the Navy during World War II. After discharge, he returned to earn an accounting degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles. He was recalled to serve in the Navy for another two years during the Korean conflict. Following his last discharge from the service, he and Mary Lou returned to Gardena. He held a number of accounting and controller positions with various organizations throughout the South Bay, retiring in 1987 following over 20 years with Teledyne INET of Torrance. Following his retirement, he gave much of himself as a volunteer with Little Company of Mary Hospital. Joe was a devoted father and grandfather, and made friends with ease. He could talk with anyone; making people he knew for an hour seem like lifelong friends. A rosary will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. with the funeral Mass at St. Catherine Laboure on Thursday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts of memory be made to the Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation. Please sign the guestbook at
Josephine Cardinalli Resident of Santa Clara Oct. 11, 1922-Nov. 27, 2010 Josephine Cardinalli returned to the Lord on November 27th after a wonderful life of 88 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Maria Alongi and her brother, Norman. Josephine is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Neno, devoted children, Bernadette (Frank) O'Hearn, Marylyn (Eric) Christenson, and Michael (Kathi) Cardinalli, her sister, Rose Volpi, as well as four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother and will be greatly missed by all. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Thursday, December 2nd from 4 PM to 9 PM at the Lima Family Mortuary Chapel, 466 N. Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, with a Rosary reading at 7 PM. A funeral service will be held at the same location at 11 AM on Friday, December 3rd.
JOYCE GROVER MAR 15, 1923 - NOV 26, 2010 Joyce Grover passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010 in Modesto at the age of 78 years. She was born to Eric and Lillian (Nelson) Fredrickson on March 14, 1932 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Joyce married William Grover on September 24, 1950 in Ione. She and Bill made Ione their home for 55 years before moving to Modesto in 2005 to be closer to their daughter. Joyce is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill Grover of Modesto; daughter, Starlene Bear of Modesto; sons, Timothy Grover of Canada, Mark Grover of Fair Oaks; 9 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service Thursday, December 2, 2010, 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Avenue, Modesto, CA 95356. A graveside service to follow at 3:30 P.M. in the Garden of Golden Memories, Sunset View Cemetery, 10200 Highway 88, Jackson, CA 95642. Condolences may be offered via e-mail to the family email@example.com
1934 - 2010 Our precious mother went home to her Lord and Savior, Thanksgiving Morning, November 25, 2010. She was born September 12, 1934 in Knobel, Arkansas to Leo and Lorene LaCoste, The family moved to Susanville when she was a young girl. It was there she fell in love with a neighbor boy. She and LeRoy White were married December 30, 1950. They moved to Anderson in 1954 where they raised their children. Joyce loved her Lord and was very active in her church until her health made that impossible. She was supportive in her children's activities through the years. She is survived by children: Leanna Mickela (David) of Cottonwood, Debbie Strouf (Brad) of WA, John White of Anderson and Fred White of NV. Grandchildren: Jennifer and Gage White both of Anderson. Step grandchildren Teri Butts and children of GA, Nancy Burroughs and children of AL and Scott Strouf of WA. Brothers Jerry (Loretta) of Anderson, Phil (Sheila) of Redding and Ron LaCoste of NV. Sisters-in-law Violet Anderson of Alaska, Evelyn Bohanan of NV. She was proceeded in death by husbands LeRoy White and Lee Grist, her parents brother Rick and step granddaughter Pam Hollomon. Services will be Saturday December 4, 2010 at 11 a.m. at 1st So. Baptist Church in Anderson. In lieu of flowers, she would want donations to be made to the youth fund at her church, First Southern Baptist Church, 1761 Ferry St, Anderson, CA 96007.
Juan Chavarin 30, of Yuba City, passed away November 28, 2010. Services are pending with Holycross Memorial Services.
Juanita A. Francisco September 28, 1961 - November 23, 2010 Juanita A. Francisco born September 28, 1961 in Mexicali, Mexico to the late Alfonso Francisco and Mrs. Maria Teresa Francisco. On November 23, 2010, God found it necessary to take her from us. Juanita was a very warm hearted person loved by the people in her community. Juanita had a great smile and sense of humor. She was very loyal and loving to her family. In Juanita's first marriage to Greg S. Calso, she gave birth to her first son Greg (Goyito) Calso. She preceded her little angel baby girl Georgina Marie Calso in death. In 1989 she married Eduardo Canul who fathered her second daughter Gina (Ginita) Francisco as well as her second son Eddie (Baby) Canul. She leaves to mourn her mother, Teresa and husband Eduardo of 20 years; her sisters, Socorro, Maria-Elena, Monica, Veronica and her brothers, Miguel, Pepe, Mele and Alfonso Jr., and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 1st, from 2-4 p.m., at Doughty-Calhoun- O'Meara, 1100 Truxtun Ave. Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest SDA Church, 2600 Kenwood Road.
JUANITA CARRILLO DE COSTA DEC 27, 1922 - NOV 28, 2010 Juanita De Costa was born in Oakdale, Ca and lived in the Modesto area for the remainder of her life. She was a parishoner of both St. Stanislaus and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Churches. She was an active member in several Portuguese clubs. She was also a member of the Teamsters and Meat and Butchers Unions. She also enjoyed sponsoring several Little League teams. We are very greatful for the loving care of the people of Community Hospice who helped her and our entire family through this journey. She is survived by Julia Foster (Wayne), Greg De Costa (Linda) Barbara Smith (Paul), and Marie Morris (Dennis), Carla Zepeda, eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and four great great-grand- children. She is preceded in death by her husband Donald J. De Costa and her son Tony Zepeda. The visitation will be held Thurs. Dec. 2 at Franklin & Downs at 12th and G St. Modesto from 5:00-8:00 and the rosary at 6:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be held Friday Dec. 3 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at 709 J St. Modesto at 10:00am.
Juanita Edwina Brown Bickford, age 95 previously of New Haven, beloved mother, grand-mother, and great-grand-mother, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Gardner Heights Health Center, Shelton, after a long illness. Mrs. Bickford, widow of Edgar P. Bickford, was born December 19, 1914 in Greenville, Maine, daughter of Oliver and Ellen Jane (Butler) Brown. She was a stay at home mother during her younger years and later worked at King Street School, Connors Engineering and retired from Barden's, all in Danbury. She lived in Maine, New Canaan, and Danbury before making her final home with her daughter in New Haven. She loved birds, flowers, sports, and little children. She had a lovely voice, liked to sing with her family, and was passionate about dancing. Mrs. Bickford is sur-vived by her sons, David E. Bickford and his wife, Patsy of La Fargeville, N.Y., Peter H. Bickford and his wife, Kathryn, of Canaan, and A. Lee Bickford of Danbury; her daughter, Terry Phelan, and her husband, George, of New Haven; a brother, Howard Brown of Swanton, Vt.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Richard O. Bickford, West Point, Class of '67 who was killed in Viet Nam, and Nita's sisters, Mary and Ellen Brown. Services will be at the convenience of the family in Maine and have been entrusted to the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford. Mrs. Bickford was a lifetime blood donor and memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Connecticut Regional Chapter, and P.O. BOX 5003, Hartford, CT 06102-5003, For more information or to make an online condolence please visit
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Juli Entwistle, 41, was found dead at her home on Sunday. Police said they got a call about a domestic violence incident at 4:08 a.m. and arrived to find the woman lying on the floor of her Morrissey Boulevard studio apartment with a laceration to her neck.
On Sunday, Julia Huber, 75, and her husband were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
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June MacKinnon Bartlem, 92, of Lodi, died Nov. 30. She was born Aug. 1, 1918 in Alameda.
The Spirit is something that no one destroys. On November 11, 2010 June Marion Wolfe entered Gods arms peacefully. Our loving mother was 81 years old., Born on June 5, 1929 in New Jersey to Donald and Margaret Smith, she is survived by her loving brother Donald Smith, her children Karen, Raymond (Jody), Cindy (Terry) and Billy; her grandchildren Erich (Cyndy), Jack, Matthew, Ashley, Hunter, Hayden and Kylie and her great grandchildren Sawyer and Finnegan., Her love for her us was unwavering. Mom always remembered with love and devotion her husband and our father Raymond W Wolfe, our sister Laurie and brother Eric who preceded her in death. For the last 22 years she resided in Ventura County where she was an active member in church and the Eastern Star. She was always thinking of others, making the path easier for those who remain behind. Our mother is going to be missed dearly by everyone she ever knew; God how we will miss her so., With much love we will honor our mom at a Celebration of Life Service on December 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm at the St George Anglican Church located inside the Seventh Day Adventist facility at 6300 Telephone Road, Ventura, Ca. with a reception to follow at her home. For maps and directions please contact 805-253-0648.
Junior Gardner, 83, of Fairfield, passed away on Veterans Day., He was born in Hamburg, Iowa, on Oct. 4, 1927., In September 1945, he joined the Navy where he worked as a pipefitter. He was proud to have served aboard the USS Platte, USS Repose, USS Jason and the USS Windham Bay. Starting out in Omaha Neb., the ports he served were San Diego, San Francisco and Coronado, Calif., and on to Yokosuka, Japan. Junior earned the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Good Conduct Medal, China Service Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal., Services will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m., Donations may be made to the Veterans Hospital, Shasta Unit, Martinez, Calif.,
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May 22, 1939 - Nov. 20, 2010 Katherine Emma Jones, a longtime resident of Atwater, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at home with her loving family by her side. Katherine was born May 22, 1939 in Milford, MA to Katherine and Vincent Ferraro. Katherine was an administrative bookkeeper for 25 years enjoyed crocheting and traveling to McSwain Lake and Lake McClure but her favorite was Monterey. She was a wonderful cook and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter Kim Taylor in September, 2010. Katherine is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Edgar Jones and her children Keith Jones of Atwater, Karen Dow of Georgia and Kevin Jones of Mariposa. She also leaves her sisters Nancy Paquette of MA and Jane Dion of FL and will be greatly missed by her 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Per her wishes, there will be no services held. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.
Cashman, Katharine Moran May 19,1914 - November 26, 2010 Kay Moran Cashman passed away peacefully in Reno, Nevada on November 26, 2010. Kay was born in Berkeley, California May 19, 1914 to Robert B. and Edna V. Moran, and grew up in Los Angeles and La Canada with her three brothers, Robert, Reid and Bill. Kay graduated from Marlborough School and then graduated from Stanford University in 1937, where she played three varsity sports. Kay received a graduate degree in physical therapy from University of Wisconsin, and worked at the Los Angeles Childrens' Hospital before serving as a physical therapist in the Army Air Corps during World War II. She met Dr. Charles Cashman while in the service, and they married and raised their three daughters in Providence, Rhode Island. She took great joy in reading, photography, tennis, skiing, quilting, knitting, gardening, bird-watching and in sharing these activities with her family. After Charles's death in 1980, Kay returned to the Moran family home in La Canada where she lived with her brother Bill for the next twenty years. Kay spent the remainder of her long life in Reno, Nevada living in proximity to her daughter Pat and Pat's family. Kay was distinguished by her numerous life-long friends, many acquired at Stanford, and most especially by her continually up-beat, optimistic nature that she shared with everyone. Kay was predeceased by her parents and by her three brothers. She is survived by her three daughters, Pat, Sue and Kathy, by her four grandchildren, Kathy, Emma, Chad, and Susie, and by her two sons-in-law, Jim Trexler and Harvey Kelsey. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to Huntington Memorial Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd, Pasadena CA 91105 OR on-line at www.huntingtonhospital.com
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Bernice Kendrick Apr. 12, 1918 - Nov. 26, 2010 Former Resident of Hayward Bernice Kendrick, at the age of 92, has passed-away on Friday .....
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Dan B. King "Daddy King" April 5 1905 - Nov 25 2010 Resident of Berkeley, Ca Wake to be held at Chapel of the .....
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Larry L. Gossack, M.D. Resident of San Jose Larry L. Gossack, M.D., age 90, died on November 17, 2010 due to complications from heart disease. He was an obstetrician/gynecologist in San Jose from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. During his retirement, he enjoyed travels to Europe, Asia, and Latin America, spending time with his family, exercising, and gardening. Larry was born and grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in a family of 5 brothers. An academic standout at Baron Byng High School, he also excelled in ice hockey and baseball, receiving a tryout in the farm system of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Larry graduated from Queen's University and the Queen's University Medical School in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He interned at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., and then moved to the United States in 1949, where he completed his residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, where he spent a year at the famed Chicago Maternity Center. He later was a medical instructor at Northwestern. Larry was proud to serve as a Doctor in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas, from 1955 to 1957. In 1957, he moved to Santa Clara Valley, where he resided for 53 years. Larry began his California medical practice in 1957, and throughout the course of his career, delivered more than 5,000 babies to joyous parents. Larry was also on the founding medical staff of Good Samaritan Hospital in 1965. Committed throughout his life to caring for his family, patients, and the community, Larry is lovingly remembered for his dedication to doing his utmost for all those who knew him. Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Pearl, his two children, David Gossack, of San Jose, and Linda Astor (Richard), and two adored granddaughters Marissa and Natalie Astor of Potomac, Maryland, as well as three brothers in Montreal. No services are planned in accordance with Larry's wishes. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the , and Hospice of the Valley. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 6882, San Jose, CA 95150. Arrangements by the Sinai Memorial Chapel. SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL 408-297-3636
Laurence A. Eggering, 57, of Vallejo died on Saturday, Nov. 20. He was born on Sept. 25, 1953., A memorial service will be held today at 7 p.m. at American Canyon Baptist Church, 2 Andrew Road, American Canyon., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse.
Lawrence Leslie Jaeger Of Yuba City, passed away at the age of 92 on Novembr 23, 2010. Larry was born on April 18, 1918 in Lewistown, Montana and lived in the Yuba-Sutter area for over 70 years. He was the founder of Jaeger Construction, Inc., a dairyman and one-time peach and prune grower, and an avid pilot and world traveler. He was also a member of the Early Risers Kiwanis Club, Peach Tree Golf & Country Club, Yuba- Sutter Aerial Squadron, Farm Bureau, and Grace Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Genevieve C. Jaeger; his son, Robert L. Jaeger; his two brothers, Harry and Earl Jaeger; and his two sisters, Betty Pritchett and Mabel Moore. He is survived by his wife, Norma; his children and their spouses, Roberta and John Hammon of Berry Creek, CA; William and Patricia Jaeger of Yuba City, CA; and David and Michele Jaeger of Rocklin, CA. Survivors also include 13 grandchildren; Tom Hammon, Spencer Hammon, Marshall Hammon, Holly Jaeger, Matt Jaeger, Chris Jaeger, Jennifer Traynham, David Jaeger, Jeremy Jaeger, Robert Jaeger, Megan Jaeger, Julia Timms, Andrew Halcomb; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Chapel of the Twin Cities, with burial to follow at Sutter Cemetery. Donations may be made to Blake's Purpose Foundation, 1300 National Dr. Suite #120, Sacramento, CA 95834 or, . Send Condolences at
Lee C. Carbonaro Resident of San Jose Lee passed away on Nov. 14th after a brief illness. He was 50 years old. Loving father of CJ and Shelby Carbonaro, beloved son of Sally and the late Charles Carbonaro, brother of Alfred Carbonaro and Cindy Eppard, and close friend of Greg Raymond, Doug Martin and Angela Cogburn. Loved by family and friends, deeply missed by all. A Memorial will be held on Dec. 4th, 11:00 a.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow St. In lieu of flowers, a trust for the children is being established.
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Generalao, Lilian Perez March 30, 1953 - June 28, 2010 Lilian Generalao passed away on June 28, 2010 in Chatsworth, California. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. Services were held on July 3, 2010 at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.
Passed away peacefully November 28, 2010 at age 84. Preceded in death by her husband, Laurence; parents, Edwin B. and Lila M. Church and siblings, Jenny Marshall, Edith Wasson, Edwin Church, Lyda Larson, James Church, Will Church and Nellie Fernandez. She is survived by her son, Ronald R. Wilson and daughter, Susan D. Reece; her granddaughters, Heather Flint and Trisha Wilson and a great-grandson, Coal Flint. Lil was a graduate of Banning High School in Wilmington, CA and was her class president. She and her husband, Larry were active in the Moose Lodge. She was retired from Pacific Bell and enjoyed reading, movies and travel. There will be a graveside service at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on Friday December 3 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation suggestions: Make-A-Wish Foundation at
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Passed away peacefully Thanksgiving evening November 25, 2010, with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. She was 92. She was born in San Francisco, March 26, 1917 to Frank and Giuseffina Giometti and was the sister of Si Giometti, and the late Ray Giometti. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Brady, and devoted mother to Tom Brady (Elaine). Grandmother to Stephanie Brady, and great grandmother to Tristin and Tyler. Lola was raised in Healdsburg. She was an active member of St. John's church and volunteered at St. John's school in the 1950's teaching dancing to the students. She owned a local Beauty Salon and later became a Real Estate Agent. She loved Hawaii and in her later days would perform the Hula in her wheelchair. Bob and Lola retired to Cameron Park, CA and finally to Placerville to live with her son and daughter-in-law. She had a very full and loving life. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 2nd at Saint John's Church, 208 Matheson Street, Healdsburg with entombment following.
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LONZETTA PIERRE Resident of Moreno Valley, CA for over 30 years, was born July 12, 1939 in Shreveport, LA. She was called home to be with the Lord on November 21, 2010 in Riverside, CA. She was a Cosmetologist, for many years. Lonzetta was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will forever be remembered for her love & kindness. Lonzetta is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Pierre; children, Wanda Jean Anderson, Stanley Pierre, Michelle Denise Pierre, Derek Maurice Pierre & Dennis Michael Pierre; nine grand children & one great grand child. A Visitation will be held Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at Miller-Jones Moreno Valley Mortuary. Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at Cross Word Christian Church at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Riverside National Cemetery. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice in Lonzetta\'s name.
Lora "Chris" Holt 82, long time resident of Alameda, passed away in Modesto, CA on November 5, 2010 following a brief illness. Lora "Chris" Holt was born in Tucson, AZ on May 26, 1928 where she lived until she was a young adult. She then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived in Oakland and Alameda for over 50 years. She was a homemaker and also worked as a legal and accounting secretary. After her retirement, she and her son Douglas moved to La Grange, where they lived for 11 years. Lora is survived by her children: Karen and (Dennis) Donnell of Waterford, CA; Darrell and (Chris) Holt of Alameda, CA; and son, Douglas Holt of La Grange, CA; Lora was a proud Grandmother to Zachary, Monique, Margaret, Dylan and Jeremy. Survived by brother: Oscar and (Nancy) Barnett of Tucson, AZ. She leaves behind many family members and a host of good friend. She will be missed by all.
Mom went home to our Lord on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8:36 a.m. after an almost two-year battle with cancer., She was born on July 26, 1947, in Oakland, Calif., and resided the past 30 years in Vacaville., In her working years, Loretta was a correctional officer with the state of California, California Medical Facility in Vacaville for 17 years. Thereafter, she was a private security officer for 2 1/2 years., She is survived by her daughter, Tami Male and husband, Tom of Oregon; son, Dale and his wife, Cara, of Vacaville; two granddaughters, Anna Marie and Charlotte Jane; sister, Billie Clough of Martinez; brother, Alfred Wayne Cooper of Riddle, Ore.; and a countless number of other family and friends., Mom touched many lives and was loved a great deal. May she always be remembered in our hearts., A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, Nov. 27, from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign War Building on Merchant Street., All arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700. Visit our guest book at www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
Lorna June Myers, 84, of Redding died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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Louise Elmire Miner, age 71, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in Simi Valley., She was born in Manning, Ore., on Feb. 8, 1939 to Napoleon and Josephine Roderick. Louise was a loving homemaker for 55 years and lived in Ventura County for a total of 20 years. She absolutely loved spending time with her grandchildren and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her., Louise is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister and two brothers. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Miner (William Kozac) and Teresa Adragna (Anthony); her son, Norman Miner (Kelly); brother, Jerry Roderick (Dee); grandsons, Joseph and Joshua Miner, and Kyle Adragna; granddaughters, Brittney and Tanya Miner, and Samantha and Lauren Adragna; as well as several nieces and nephews., As the best wife, mom and grandma ever, she will be forever loved to the moon and back., A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church at 2380 Stow St., Simi Valley, CA 93063.
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MR. LUIS FIGUEROA, age 74, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 29, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
Lyle Rea Zimmerman of Vacaville passed away at his home in Vacaville on Nov. 22 after a long illness. He was born in Emmett, Idaho on Jan. 25, 1932., Lyle served in the the United States Marine Corp in the 3rd Marine Division during the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. He was a lifetime Contractor retiring in 1991. He also worked as a lead custodian for Valley Church until he retired in 2006., Lyle was a very loving and kind man. He loved woodworking, baking, fishing, family, friends and Jesus! He was a member of Valley Church Vacaville and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars., Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Yona Zimmerman; brother, Forest Zimmerman; daughters, Sharon Persek, Shelley Zimmerman Moore (Robert); son, Mark Lyle Zimmerman (Jana); 6 grandchildren, Magen Persek Boykin (Brad), Dustin Persek (Whitney), Lucas Zimmerman (Vanessa), Carley Zimmerman Anderson (Peter), Alyssa and R. J. Moore; 5 great-grandchildren, McKenna and Alexa Boykin, McEwen Jones, Anna and Adalynne Zimmerman. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl Zimmerman and Beulah Wagner and son-in-law, Donald Persek., A Commitment with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon. A memorial service with Dr. Raleigh Galgan officiating will follow at 2 p.m. at Valley Church, 5063 Maple Road. Contributions can be made to NorthBay Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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Lillian E. Madieros Feb. 18, 1926 - Nov. 27, 2010 Resident of Fremont Fought a battle and has been released of her suffering. She .....
BRULE, MARCY P. (UDSTRAND) Aug. 7, 1925 to Nov. 18th 2010 Marcy was born in Minnesota. She will be missed by her husband of 64 years, Eugene Brule, and her four sons Tom, Jerry, Mike, and Brian. She had four grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held at Santa Sophia Church, Casa De Oro, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3rd, with a reception afterward.
SANTOS, MARIE IGLESIAS Nov. 30 1923 to Nov. 5, 2010 Marie Iglesias Santos, 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 5th. Marie was born in Agana, Guam. Her life as a child and adult exemplified courage, patience, strength and above all love. She shared childhood stories about working on her parents' farm and selling their produce before school to help eam money for the family. Also, during World War Il when Guam was sequestered under Japanese control, she survived by performing jobs as a housekeeper and cook. One month after the war ended, Marie and Abraham were married. Through the military, they relocated to Long Beach and then San Diego which would become home to raise their six children. As Abraham was off to sea, she raised their growing family. Marie provided a loving home for the family and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and crocheting. She won numerous awards at the Del Mar Fair for her crochet tablecloths and bedspreads. Favorite past times included shopping at the Navy Exchange and attending the horse races. These activities allowed her to do her favorite thing which was to be with family and friends. Marie is dearly remembered for her concern and love for others as ref1ected in being "mom" to many. If she was present, she would thank the many people who took time to make an effort in saying hello or making her favorite things. She touched their lives of many as they did hers. Marie was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Abraham, son Ben, grandson David, and siblings, Jimmy, Felicidad, and Ricky. Marie is survived by her children, Jeannette, Jerry, Abe Jr, Cathy (husband Guy), Danny (wife Lynda) ; daughter-in- law, Cheryl; grandchildren, Catina, BJ, Nicole, Danielle, Michelle, John, Annmarie, and Emily Rose; great-granddaughter, Danielle. Viewing and Rosary took place at El Camino Chapel in Encinitas and a beautiful funeral Mass celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Chula Vista on November 12th. The family greatly appreciates the support of relatives and friends during this time.
Mario Michael GhilottiDecember 4th, 1922 November 20th, 2010 A lifetime Catholic Christian and Marin resident, Mario accidentally fell down a flight of stairs hustling to the office last Saturday morning. Rushed to Marin General, he never came to and died from severe head trauma. Even though he was approaching his nineties (his 88th birthday was Saturday, Dec. 4th), his zest for life and indomitable spirit and energy will be missed by many, many people. He is survived by his wife and life-partner of 50 years, Eva and his two adoring sons, Michael and Dante. He dearly loved his Daughters-in-law, Lisa (Michael) and Mouna (Dante), and their entire families. Rare was a holiday or special event that didn't include all of the branches of the family. He is also survived by eight grandchildren who adored his child-like love of life and incredible humor - Mario, Gino, Angelina, Giovanni, Ava, Grace, Reagan and Roya. He rarely missed one of their Horse Shows, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer games. He was extremely proud of each and every one of them. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy, nephews, Gary, Glen and Richard and nieces Diane and Linda. He is now reunited with his "little angel" Angela, his parents, James and Amelia and his brothers William, Dino, Babe. Mario was an original in the construction industry in California. He truly was an Icon, whose integrity and determination was known in the industry beyond state lines. He helped establish, lead and steer Ghilotti Bros., Inc for 60 years, 40 years as co-pilot with his beloved brother Dino, building it into one of the largest and longest licensed construction companies in the state. Over his career, he held every position in the company, from loading cement bags as a teenager, to President of the company. The heartfelt responsibility that he felt he owed to his pre-deceased Parents and Brothers to "keep it going" was like a powerful force of nature. Mario was never going to retire; he was so passionate about the construction business and Ghilotti Bros., Inc. As such he still came in every day for work and loved working on bid proposals and strategies to do the work cheaper, better and faster than anyone. On Saturdays you could find Mario and Frank Palagi, trusted employee of 56 years, at San Rafael Joe's after they had left the office, a ritual he maintained for over 40 years. The company flourished with Mario and Dino as it grew to over 500 employees during the peak years and to four office locations. Such notable projects completed by the firm are Fourth St. Streetscape in San Rafael, Miracle Mile, San Pedro Rd and the site work for the Marin Civic Center, The Village & Vintage Oaks Shopping Centers. Recent notable projects include S.F. International Airport Runway widening, building the Crissy Field Park and Wetlands and the recent completion of the $100 million Highway 101 widening through central San Rafael. Mario was especially satisfied to see the 101 project completed this year, as he considered it the "crown jewel" of his long career. Mario was born the forth of six children from his Italian immigrant parents James and Amelia Ghilotti on December 4, 1922. He graduated from San Rafael High School in 1943, lettering in Football. He then enlisted in the Navy for the duration of World War II. Mario was extremely proud of the fact that the James Ghilotti house on Fourth Street displayed a banner showing that all four living brothers had enlisted in the military. He became a rear turret machine gunner on a TBF-Avenger, which was a torpedo dive-bomber. He flew numerous missions off of his jeep carrier, the Nehenta Bay. He saw action in the invasion and support of the Marinanas including the Saipan invasion while with Admiral Hulsey's third fleet. He also survived the Pacific war's deadliest typhoon that resulted in the sinking of several ships and severely damaged his carrier. Mario had a lifelong love of the United States of America, the Military and especially our Veterans. He led the effort for many of the war memorials in Marin County, usually as a major financial donor and builder of the projects, most notably the beautiful Lone Sailor memorial overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge from Sausalito and most of the memorials in front of the Marin Veteran's Auditorium. Just this last year, when he heard that the Marin Jr. ROTC at Novato High School was going to be canceled because of budget cuts, he found out the shortfall for the year and donated the difference saving the Program. After his Navy service, he first attended College of Marin. When he tried out for football there were 150 players and he started out sixth string. By the time they played their first game he was starting on the line and eventually made the all Northern California team. He always said that no matter what the odds, you had to keep showing up and working as hard as you can and good things will happen. He ended being amongst the first round of inductees to the College of Marin Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to play college football for The University of San Francisco. Even though he was only 5' 9" and weighed 170 pounds, he played amongst some of the greatest football players ever at the linemen position. Their roster included the most eventual NFL Hall-of-Famers and All-pro's to come from one college football team. Unfortunately, he had to leave the team in 1950 because of the failing health of his father and he needed to help the brothers run the company, which they ended up buying shortly before his death. The next year the 1951 Dons went undefeated, untied and uninvited (to a bowl game) and have been called by Sports Illustrated, "The best team you never heard of." Even after starting his construction career, he still found time to play Semi-Pro for many years with the Petaluma Leghorns, often playing in front of 5,000 fans at home games. Mario met the love of his life and partner Eva in 1957 and married her in 1961. They purchased property in Nicasio, which became the famed Mar-Ghi Arabian Horse Ranch, managed by Eva. Here is where Mario began his lifelong bond with riding his prized Arabians. They competed in Horse shows throughout the southwest, eventually having two horses make the World's Top Ten Rankings. An outbreak of rabies decimated the stables and Mario and Eva survived after six months of treatment. Mario and Eva also raised three devoted children on the ranch, Michael, Angela and Dante. In 1954, Mario talked his brothers into buying a concrete plant in Cloverdale and moving it to San Rafael and naming it Shamrock. Years later, their competitors in the construction business realized fully that no Irishmen owned Shamrock but rather those Italian boys at Ghilotti Bros., causing great disruption to the business. Mario and Dino ended up selling their stock to their brother Babe and two other men they admired greatly, Lee Ceccotti and Lou Della Valle. The company has prospered into one of the largest and most successful materials companies in Northern California. Mario and Dino's business endeavors were not limited to construction, becoming partners in many businesses from cemeteries to golf courses, radio stations, hotels and restaurants. They were even partners in a Women's professional tennis team based in Honolulu, Hawaii called the Hawaii Lei's. Mario was also a great builder of charitable and civic institutions. He was a founding member, alongside his beloved friend, John Govi, of the Marin Athletic Foundation, where he served on the board until present. He was a founding member of the Marin History Museum, where he served on the board until present. He was a founder of Engineering Contractors Association (ECA). He was a founder of the Associated of Engineering Contractors Employers (AECE). He was a founder of the Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association. He was a driving force in the early years of the Marin Builders Exchange. He was a founding member of an organization fostering better relationships between government and businesses called the Marin Coalition. He gave up on politicians shortly thereafter. Mario was an early investor for his cherished friend, Bill Murray at the Bank of Marin, where he served on the Board of Directors for many years. He also served on the Board at Westamerica after the merger. He again was an early investor when Bill started up the Bank of Marin for the second time and has taken great pride in watching it continue to flourish. He was one of the longest serving Rotarians, where he attended every Monday for close to a half-century. He achieved their highest charitable honor, the Paul Harris Fellow. He achieved other Paul Harris Fellows on behalf of his wife, then two boys, then daughters-in-laws, then two grandchildren. He had six to go. Always building. He was a long-time ardent supporter of Catholic causes, especially Marin Catholic. He donated to various aspects of the school and helped build athletic fields. He was instrumental in the building of the Pope John Paul II Student Activities and Religious Center. He was very pleased to see the completion of it this year and the appreciation of the students and families of Marin Catholic. Mario was honored with the following accolades: The Rotary Foundation's Paul Harris Fellow recipient; President in 1958 of the North Bay Chapter of the Engineering & Grading Contractors Association; Founding Member of the Engineering Contractors Association; President in 1977 and Construction Man of the Year in 1980 for the Northern California Engineering Contractors Association; Marin Coalition Lifetime Directorship in June of 1984; William Ghilotti Memorial Contractor of the Year in 1974; San Rafael Christoforo Colombo Club Italian American Citizen of the year in 1982; Founding Member and President in 1990 of the Association of Engineering Construction Employers; Marin Builders Exchange Lou Della Valle Construction Industry Man of the Year Award in 1980. Mario had several passions and did not waste a day of his life, being as he was of "the Greatest Generation." His horse rides on Thursdays and Sundays with Patrick McNeil, Gary Boero, and Mike Smith, took them all over the countryside. Once the group logged over 100 trail rides in one year and covered over 10,000 miles of trails in Marin County. He was a dedicated member of the Sonoma County Trailblazers. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in January, Mario made the annual trek this year in June, receiving the coveted belt buckle for his 50th consecutive ride. In recent years, as Mario's office swelled with memorabilia, a museum was set up in another part of the office. World War II books and artifacts adorn the walls with cousin Gary faithfully assembling the numerous plane models that Mario mailed away for a couple times a month. An avid 49ers and Joe Montana fan, he and Eva attended numerous games and Super Bowls. If you rode in his Ferrari or red Escalade you were likely to hear his favorite entertainer, Frank Sinatra, belting out a tune. One thing is for sure... Mario did it his way. He rarely missed a grandchild's sporting event. We will miss the cowboy hat in the stands at MC Football games and that familiar voice yelling, "Knock somebody down"!! A Rosary will be held on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, 6PM at Saint Raphael Catholic Church 1104 Fifth Street, San Rafael, Ca 94901. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at Saint Raphael's Church at 11AM. The Ghilotti family deeply appreciates all of your prayers. In Lieu of flowers the family. Request donations to one of Mario's favorite charities: The William & Dino Ghilotti Memorial Foundation. Donations and/or notes of sympathy can be sent to The Ghilotti Family c/o Ghilotti Bros. Inc. 525 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, Ca 94901. Monte's Chapel Of The Hills Family Owned & Operated San Anselmo (415)453-8440
STRICKLIN, MARTHA C. of Lemon Grove, California Feb. 7, 1922 - Nov. 25, 2010 Funeral Mass Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 12 Noon, St. John of the Cross Church - Lemon Grove Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary
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FEKETE, MARY of San Diego 08/30/1944 - 11/28/2010 Direct Cremation (619) 281-8235
Mary Robinson Schmidt Passed away Friday, November 26, 2010 at Brighton Gardens in Santa Rosa, CA. Born Mary Ellen Robinson in Jacksonsville, IL on March 13, 1918 she is survived by a brother in IL and many relatives and friends. Mary was raised on a farm near Ashland, IL and graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1941. During WWII she spent 6 1/2 years in the Navy Nurse Corp including time on the USS Repose. She came to California in 1948 and never left, spending 21 years as a nurse in San Rafael. Married briefly to Fred Schmidt, who passed away in 1968, she retired in 1972 and moved to her former weekend home on Magic Mountain in Cazadero. Always involved in her community, she helped establish the Russian River Health Center in Guerneville and continued volunteering there for 14 years. She joined Mt Olive Lutheran Church in Sebastopol in 1974 and attended services there until shortly before her death. Mary travelled the world, taking her last trip in 2004. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and animals. A memorial service will be held on December 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 460 Murphy Ave., Sebastopol, CA
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May 29, 1936 ~ November 20, 2010 Maxine Hamilton was born in Keota, Ok and passed away in Madera, CA at the age of 74. She was a cook for over 40 years. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband James in 2001 and her son Hucel in 1994. She is survived by her children Arline Smith, James Hamilton and Brenda Zubeck of Chowchilla, CA. Donna Delaney of N. Highlands, CA. Wilma Christman and Luther Hamilton of Merced, CA. Maxine has 20 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and her siblings Peggy Benard, Dorothy George and Betty Callahan of Raymond, CA. Cecil Perry of Drain, OR. and Homer Ray Mitchell and Albert Perry of Madera, CA. Services will be held at Worden Funeral Chapel in Chowchilla. Viewing is on November 30, from 4-7pm and Services on December 1, 2010 at 1 pm.
MR. HARVEY W. GUERRA, 95, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 29, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
MR. RUSSELL L. MENNEN, 81, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 29, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Macil Blessing, of Thousand Oaks, who passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, was indeed a blessing to her family and all who knew her. Wife to Robert (Bob) Blessing and mother to Paige Moser and Darcee Rogers, Macil was the radiant warmth at the core of her family. At 75, she still had a smile that lit up the room and a deep-throated laugh that was infectious. Despite declining from illness in her last year, she maintained a delightful sense of humor that reflected her positive outlook on life., Macil Blessing was born July 6, 1935, attended Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles, and went on to give birth to her two daughters from a marriage that ended in divorce. Back on her own, Macil became a saleswoman in the electronics industry, eventually opening her own company, ICX in Westlake Village, CA, marketing computer components., Macil lived in Thousand Oaks for more than 50 years, where she built a large circle of loyal friends, eventually marrying Bob Blessing in 1988. The two of them traveled around the world on cruises and with their recreational vehicle. According to her husband, Macil's favorite locations were Yellowstone National Park Maui, Hawaii, and Italy. But they also enjoyed RV trips to Branson, MO; Colorado and Kentucky, where Macil's father was born. The Blessings cruised Alaska, Mexico and the Caribbean. Macil was an animal lover who had many pets through the years, a passion she passed on to her daughters who collectively have four dogs and four cats., A memorial service will be held for Macil Blessing at Conejo Valley Mountain Memorial Park Mortuary, 2056 Howard Rd. Camarillo, CA 93010 on Monday, December 6 at 11 a.m.., Memorial donations may be made to: City of Hope, 1055 Wilshire Blvd. #1200 Los Angeles, CA 90017, (866) 683-HOPE (4673) or go to www.cityofhope.org.
Mineo, Mae 1927 - 2010 Our beloved mother, best friend & grandmother went home to Our Lord on November 15, 2010. Born December 3rd, 1927 in Buffalo New York to Mary & Joseph Vassallo, preceded in death by her parents & sister Ida Webster. Mae is survived by her five children, daughters Lynn & Chris, sons Randy, Scott, Gary & their families. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, Marty the love of her life & faithful dog Sonny. Internment for Mae will be held at San Fernando Mission Cemetery at 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills (818) 361-7387 on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm. She will be interned with her beloved mother.
Accomazzo, Mafalda March 26, 1922 - November 10, 2010 Mafalda (Muffy, Muf, Noni) Accomazzo died on Nov. 10, 2010, surrounded by family in San Clemente, Calif. She was 88. Born in Brooklyn in 1922, Mafalda came from a musical family. Her father immigrated to New York at the turn of the century from Vigianno, Italy, and became the premier flautist in the New York Symphony Orchestra. Her mother, Anna Maria, also came from the small town of Viggiano, near Naples. The family moved to Los Angeles when Mafalda was young. After graduation from Belmont High School, Mafalda took night classes, where she developed impressive typing and shorthand skills. In the days before word processing, these skills made her an asset to her employers (and later to her grandchildren when they applied to college). In 1942, she landed a job in Hollywood and spent the next eight years as a secretary, personal assistant and "script girl" working for Monogram Pictures. The studio produced numerous feature films, including the Charlie Chan and Bowery Boys series. In addition to coordinating the studio charity work and Christmas festivities, Mafalda played the piano at studio parties and spurned the advances of many would-be suitors. In 1946, her mother convinced Mafalda to attend a Masquerade Ball, put on by the Garabaldina Society, an Italian club. The studio loaned her a beautiful dress, and she won first place in the costume contest. Later, a handsome young man in his Army uniform asked her to dance, and they danced together the rest of the night. At the end of the evening, the young man asked for her phone number, but she didn't dare write it down in full view of the Italian grandmothers and chaperones. Luckily, the young man was an accountant with a knack for numbers and Edmund and Mafalda married in 1950. The marriage would last for 55 years until Ed passed away. Mafalda and Ed were the model of what a marriage is supposed to be. Their marriage was an inspiration to many, from close family members to mere acquaintances. Even casual observers could not help but notice their devotion to each other, even after 50 years of marriage. Mafalda was very active in the Upland community. She was a lifetime member of Upland's Assistance League (a philanthropic organization, now called Assistance League of the Foothill Communities), most memorably as the cheerful pianist at the League's annual Christmas Tree Brunch, entertaining guests for nearly thirty years with a vast repertoire of carols. She also served 10 years on the San Antonio Community Hospital Board of Directors - the first woman board member. Mafalda and Ed hosted many a wine tasting charity event and were a bridge team to be reckoned with. Mafalda leaves a legacy of love, community, and music to her family and friends. We treasure her memory. A memorial will be held at Etiwanda Gardens (7576 Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739) on Dec. 4, 2010, 1:00 pm. Please note the earlier time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Assistance League of the Foothill Communities, PO Box 927, Upland, CA 91785; or the San Antonio Hospital Foundation, 999 San Bernardino Road, Upland, California 91786.
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A Catholic Prayer Service for Marco Antonio Prado, 45, of Vacaville will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville. Father Ruel Mesa will officiate. Mr. Prado passed away on Nov. 22. He was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 15, 1965. Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
Margaret Mary Lemley 83, of Ione, CA, passed away November 28, 2010 at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. Born January 10, 1927 in Dobbins, CA. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons: James Potts of Ione, CA, Rodger Steele of Snohomis, WA, Aaron Mantyla of Ione, CA; daughters: Donnamarie Potts of Ione, CA, Charlotte Welch of Browns Valley, CA, Josephine Merenda of Oroville, CA, Roberta Hostetler of Ketchikan, AK, Juanita Steele of Snohomis, WA, Justine Brooks of San Antonio, TX, Patti Steele of Yuba City, CA, Alisa Johnson of Sacramento, CA; brother, James Lucero of Red Bluff, CA; 40 grandchildren, 93 great grandchildren, 3 great- great grandchildren. Preceded in death by sons, Fred Steele Jr. and Alvey Steele; brothers, Earl Lucero, Donald Lucero, Raymond Lucero and Les Lucero. Visitation is scheduled from 2:00-8:00PM Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Lipp & Sullivan Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Keystone Cemetery in Dobbins, CA, with Pastor Rob Christian of the the Rivers Church of Yuba City officiating. Burial will be at Keystone Cemetery in Dobbins, CA. Send Condolences at
Margaret Neoma Boles, 84, of Cottonwood died Monday at Copper Ridge Care Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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Maria Bille Miller Cajipe, 74, of Suisun, died on Sunday, Nov. 21. Maria was born on Dec. 20, 1935., A visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. both at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
Maria Jesus (Baby) Samperio was called to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday. She was born Maria Jesus Fernandez on November 4, 1944 in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to San Pedro with her family when she was 12 years old. She attended Barton Hill Elementary, Dana Jr. High and San Pedro High School, graduating in 1963. She was married in 1965 to Vicente Samperio, her husband of 45 years and they have 4 sons. She is preceded in life everlasting by her father, Marcos Fernandez and is survived by her mother, Jesus (Chuy) Fernandez; sister, Maria Luisa Zeledon; brother, Marcos (Martha) Fernandez, Jr.; husband, Vicente R. Samperio; sons, Vince (Delia) Samperio, Lalo (Anabel) Samperio, Ruben (Mari) Samperio, David Samperio; 14 beloved grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and countless cousins and friends. Services will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park in the chapel, with the viewing on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 5-9pm and funeral services on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 9am. Please sign the guestbook at
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MARIAN KAY (WARNER) MARIOTT SEP 22, 1954 - NOV 25, 2010 Marian Kay Warner was born Sept. 22, 1954 in Turlock, California. She graduated from high school in 1972. Marian worked for Kid's World Daycare'' for 25 years in Paris, Ark. Marian died on Nov. 25, 2010. She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, John and Kay Warner. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Mariott; grandson, Johnathan Webb of Paris, Ark.; Melissa's fiance, Allen McCartney of Ozark, Ark.; brother, Jim Warner (Debbie) of Modesto, Ca.; sister Doris (Warner) Silva of San Jose, Ca.; nephews Scott Warner, Eric and Michael Lamb. Marian was laid to rest next to her Mother and Father at Baxley Cemetery Paris, Ark. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. Rest in peace little sister. Love you forever.
Marie Castro Wilson was born on Oct. 6, 1930, in Vacaville., She passed away on Nov. 13 in Sacramento at age 80., Beloved wife of William Wilson for 55 years, loving mother of sons Scot and Ty Wilson and daughter Tawney Lambert. Loving grandmother of five grandchildren, Ted, Ken and Jack Lambert, Carter and Cole Wilson., Marie was the youngest child of Alonzo and Julia Castro, both immigrants from Spain. Reared on a ranch on Pleasants Valley Road, Marie graduated valedictorian from middle school, attended Girls State with top grades at Vacaville High School. She graduated with great distinction from Sacramento City College. While raising her children, she served as a Brownie and Cub Scout leader. In 1981, she graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in Spanish., Later, Marie served as a bilingual assistant in West Sacramento schools, was a charter docent at Sacramento History Museum, a coordinator of the Spanish Conversation class with the Renaissance program at CSUS, an avid race-walker with many awards, devoted member of the Stretch and Flex exercise class and volunteer at Belle Cooledge Library., Marie was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Alonzo and Fernando Castro., She is survived by her husband, William; sister, Juanita Garcia; her children and grandsons., A celebration of her life is planned for Jan. 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Vizcaya Mansion, 2019 21st St., Sacramento.,
A lifetime Catholic Christian and Marin resident, Mario accidentally fell down a flight of stairs hustling to the office last Saturday morning. Rushed to Marin General, he never came to and died from severe head trauma. Even though he was approaching his nineties (his 88th birthday was Saturday, Dec. 4th), his zest for life and indomitable spirit and energy will be missed by many, many people. He is survived by his wife and life-partner of 50 years, Eva and his two adoring sons, Michael and Dante. He dearly loved his daughters-in-law, Lisa (Michael) and Mouna (Dante), and their entire families. Rare was a holiday or special event that didn't include all of the branches of the family. He is also survived by eight grandchildren who adored his child-like love of life and incredible humor - Mario, Gino, Angelina, Giovanni, Ava, Grace, Reagan and Roya. He rarely missed one of their horse shows, football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer games. He was extremely proud of each and every one of them. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy; nephews, Gary, Glen and Richard and nieces Diane and Linda. He is now reunited with his "little angel" Angela, his parents, James and Amelia and his brothers William, Dino, Babe. Mario was an original in the construction industry in California. He truly was an Icon, whose integrity and determination was known in the industry beyond state lines. He helped establish, lead and steer Ghilotti Bros., Inc for 60 years, 40 years as co-pilot with his beloved brother Dino, building it into one of the largest and longest licensed construction companies in the state. Over his career, he held every position in the company, from loading cement bags as a teenager, to President of the company. The heartfelt responsibility that he felt he owed to his pre-deceased parents and brothers to "keep it going" was like a powerful force of nature. Mario was never going to retire; he was so passionate about the construction business and Ghilotti Bros., Inc. As such he still came in every day for work and loved working on bid proposals and strategies to do the work cheaper, better and faster than anyone. On Saturdays you could find Mario and Frank Palagi, trusted employee of 56 years, at San Rafael Joe's after they had left the office, a ritual he maintained for over 40 years. The company flourished with Mario and Dino as it grew to over 500 employees during the peak years and to four office locations. Such notable projects completed by the firm are Fourth St. Streetscape in San Rafael, Miracle Mile, San Pedro Rd and the site work for the Marin Civic Center, The Village and Vintage Oaks Shopping Centers. Recent notable projects include S.F. International Airport Runway widening, building the Crissy Field Park and Wetlands and the recent completion of the $100 million Highway 101 widening through central San Rafael. Mario was especially satisfied to see the 101 project completed this year, as he considered it the "crown jewel" of his long career. Mario was born the fourth of six children from his Italian immigrant parents James and Amelia Ghilotti on December 4, 1922. He graduated from San Rafael High School in 1943, lettering in football. He then enlisted in the Navy for the duration of World War II. Mario was extremely proud of the fact that the James Ghilotti house on Fourth Street displayed a banner showing that all four living brothers had enlisted in the military. He became a rear turret machine gunner on a TBF-Avenger, which was a torpedo dive-bomber. He flew numerous missions off of his jeep carrier, the Nehenta Bay. He saw action in the invasion and support of the Marinanas including the Saipan invasion while with Admiral Hulsey's third fleet. He also survived the Pacific war's deadliest typhoon that resulted in the sinking of several ships and severely damaged his carrier. Mario had a lifelong love of the United States of America, the military and especially our veterans. He led the effort for many of the war memorials in Marin County, usually as a major financial donor and builder of the projects, most notably the beautiful Lone Sailor memorial overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge from Sausalito and most of the memorials in front of the Marin Veteran's Auditorium. Just this last year, when he heard that the Marin Jr. ROTC at Novato High School was going to be canceled because of budget cuts, he found out the shortfall for the year and donated the difference saving the program. After his Navy service, he first attended College of Marin. When he tried out for football there were 150 players and he started out sixth string. By the time they played their first game he was starting on the line and eventually made the all Northern California team. He always said that no matter what the odds, you had to keep showing up and working as hard as you can and good things will happen. He ended being amongst the first round of inductees to the College of Marin Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to play college football for The University of San Francisco. Even though he was only 5' 9" and weighed 170 pounds, he played amongst some of the greatest football players ever at the linemen position. Their roster included the most eventual NFL Hall-of-Famers and All-pro's to come from one college football team. Unfortunately, he had to leave the team in 1950 because of the failing health of his father and he needed to help the brothers run the company, which they ended up buying shortly before his death. The next year the 1951 Dons went undefeated, untied and uninvited (to a bowl game) and have been called by Sports Illustrated, "The best team you never heard of." Even after starting his construction career, he still found time to play semi-pro for many years with the Petaluma Leghorns, often playing in front of 5,000 fans at home games. Mario met the love of his life and partner Eva in 1957 and married her in 1961. They purchased property in Nicasio, which became the famed Mar-Ghi Arabian Horse Ranch, managed by Eva. Here is where Mario began his lifelong bond with riding his prized Arabians. They competed in horse shows throughout the southwest, eventually having two horses make the World's Top Ten Rankings. An outbreak of rabies decimated the stables and Mario and Eva survived after six months of treatment. Mario and Eva also raised three devoted children on the ranch, Michael, Angela and Dante. In 1954, Mario talked his brothers into buying a concrete plant in Cloverdale and moving it to San Rafael and naming it Shamrock. Years later, their competitors in the construction business realized fully that no Irishmen owned Shamrock but rather those Italian boys at Ghilotti Bros., causing great disruption to the business. Mario and Dino ended up selling their stock to their brother Babe and two other men they admired greatly, Lee Ceccotti and Lou Della Valle. The company has prospered into one of the largest and most successful materials companies in Northern California. Mario and Dino's business endeavors were not limited to construction, becoming partners in many businesses from cemeteries to golf courses, radio stations, hotels and restaurants. They were even partners in a women's professional tennis team based in Honolulu, Hawaii called the Hawaii Lei's. Mario was also a great builder of charitable and civic institutions. He was a founding member, alongside his beloved friend, John Govi, of the Marin Athletic Foundation, where he served on the board until present. He was a founding member of the Marin History Museum, where he served on the board until present. He was a founder of Engineering Contractors Association (ECA). He was a founder of the Associated of Engineering Contractors Employers (AECE). He was a founder of the Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association. He was a driving force in the early years of the Marin Builders Exchange. He was a founding member of an organization fostering better relationships between government and businesses called the Marin Coalition. He gave up on politicians shortly thereafter. Mario was an early investor for his cherished friend, Bill Murray at the Bank of Marin, where he served on the Board of Directors for many years. He also served on the Board at Westamerica after the merger. He again was an early investor when Bill started up the Bank of Marin for the second time and has taken great pride in watching it continue to flourish. He was one of the longest serving Rotarians, where he attended every Monday for close to a half-century. He achieved their highest charitable honor, the Paul Harris Fellow. He achieved other Paul Harris Fellows on behalf of his wife, then two boys, then daughters-in-law, then two grandchildren. He had six to go. Always building. He was a long-time ardent supporter of catholic causes, especially Marin Catholic. He donated to various aspects of the school and helped build athletic fields. He was instrumental in the building of the Pope John Paul II Student Activities and Religious Center. He was very pleased to see the completion of it this year and the appreciation of the students and families of Marin Catholic. Mario was honored with the following accolades: The Rotary Foundation's Paul Harris Fellow recipient; President in 1958 of the North Bay Chapter of the Engineering & Grading Contractors Association; Founding Member of the Engineering Contractors Association; President in 1977 and Construction Man of the Year in 1980 for the Northern California Engineering Contractors Association; Marin Coalition Lifetime Directorship in June of 1984; William Ghilotti Memorial Contractor of the Year in 1974; San Rafael Christoforo Colombo Club Italian American Citizen of the year in 1982; Founding Member and President in 1990 of the Association of Engineering Construction Employers; Marin Builders Exchange Lou Della Valle Construction Industry Man of the Year Award in 1980. Mario had several passions and did not waste a day of his life, being as he was of "The Greatest Generation." His horse rides on Thursdays and Sundays with Patrick McNeil, Gary Boero, and Mike Smith, took them all over the countryside. Once the group logged over 100 trail rides in one year and covered over 10,000 miles of trails in Marin County. He was a dedicated member of the Sonoma County Trailblazers. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in January, Mario made the annual trek this year in June, receiving the coveted belt buckle for his 50th consecutive ride. In recent years, as Mario's office swelled with memorabilia, a museum was set up in another part of the office. World War II books and artifacts adorn the walls with cousin Gary faithfully assembling the numerous plane models that Mario mailed away for a couple times a month. An avid 49ers and Joe Montana fan, he and Eva attended numerous games and Super Bowls. If you rode in his Ferrari or red Escalade you were likely to hear his favorite entertainer, Frank Sinatra, belting out a tune. One thing is for sure... Mario did it his way. He rarely missed a grandchild's sporting event. We will miss the cowboy hat in the stands at MC Football games and that familiar voice yelling, "Knock somebody down"!! Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 30th and Wednesday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday December 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, 1104 Fifth Street, San Rafael, Ca 94901. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 3rd at Saint Raphael's Church at 11:00 a.m. The Ghilotti family deeply appreciates all of your prayers. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations to one of Mario's favorite charities: The William & Dino Ghilotti Memorial Foundation. Donations and/or notes of sympathy can be sent to The Ghilotti Family c/o Ghilotti Bros. Inc. 525 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, Ca 94901. 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MARISSA ALEXANDRIA MCLEOD MAY 21, 1992 - DEC 1, 2009 Baby Girl, it has been a year since I have seen you. I still have not accepted that you are gone. I try to tell myself that you are in an amazing place and you are at peace. It doesn't make the pain in my heart hurt any less. I miss your bright smile, outgoing personality, passion for learning, desire to help others, but most of all I just miss you! I miss talking to you and listening to your long lectures (stories). I miss us taking a day off and just watching Gilmore Girls or Law & Order all day and ordering Chinese food I am very proud and grate- ful that I was given the opportunity to be your mother. You are my greatest accomplishment in life. I will always cherish the time I had with you, and I will always wish I had more. I hope you know how many lives you have changed and how many lives that you are still changing. The project that you started because of your compassion to help others has taken a life of its own. We named your project Marissa's Closet. I promise you that I will carry on what you started. Everyday someone new learns how wonderful and amazing you were. Marissa you are the most incredible person I will ever know. My heart is empty without you and it will be until the day we are together again. Every day I have to remind myself to get out of bed, so I can make sure your legacy lives on. I miss you more than words could ever say! I love you with all my heart.Love Always & Forever Mom, Chad, Family & Friends
Dwyer, Marjorie Morrison November 1, 1911 - November 26, 2010 Marjorie Morrison Dwyer, Matriarch of the Dwyer and O'Donnell clans, passed away peacefully from natural causes at the age of ninety-nine on November 26, 2010. She is survived by two children, seven grandchildren and six great grandsons, all of whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty-two years, Robert and their Son Chad. She was a kind, loving, enthusiastic individual who loved her family, friends and life. While she may be gone, she has left behind a lifetime of memories and love of family. In lieu of flowers, she would have preferred that a donation be made to her current charity: PEO Chapter OA % Jean Cosgrove 31671 Crystal Sands Laguna Niguel, California 92677 Services are to be held at 1 PM on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive, Laguna Beach 92651. Reception to follow.
MARLOU ANN LYON (WESTING) JUN 11 1948 - NOV 282010 Marlou A. Lyon stepped into eternity with her Lord early Sunday morning. Marlou was born in Madera, CA to Art and Lucia Westing and grew up on the family dairy ranch. She was the second of 3 siblings. She graduated from Madera High School in 1966 and shortly after began her 40 year career in banking. While in the banking industry, Marlou made many friends and volunteered in her community, specifically at many Chamber of Commerce Harvest Luncheon's over the years. She leaves behind her husband of 40 years, Harold D. Lyon, daughter Melissa Steckler (Jeff) grandchildren Joshua, Christina, Anna and Elijah Steckler, all of Modesto, brother Tom Westing of CO, and sister Rebecca Stone of NC. A memorial service will be held on Sat. Dec. 4 at 12:30 pm at Franklin and Downs McHenry Chapel, 1050 McHenry Ave. Modesto. In lieu, please make donations to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way Modesto CA 95356.
She was born in Ravenna, Ohio on May 18, 1947. She passed away November 18, 2010 in Oxnard, California. Mary Jane had fought a hard battle with cancer for over three years., She is survived by her husband David Reid, sons Paul Garrett Reid and Eric Stephen Reid as well as her parents Phillip and Pauline Blair of Ventura, her brother David Allen Blair, her grandson Aaron Michael Garrett Reid and his mother Debbie Roman., Mary Jane had been a resident of Oxnard since moving from Santa Barbara after she and David were married July 1, 197. They purchased a mobile home in Santa Barbara and move it into Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park. They later purchased a home in El Rio. Mary Jane went to work for the Department of Unemployment shortly after moving to Oxnard. She worked for the department for more than 27 years until she retired after her battle started with cancer. She enjoyed getting together with her spiritual brothers and sisters as well as friends and family, whether it was having lunch with her workmates, traveling with her sons and grandson, or visiting her extended family in Ohio and California., Mary Jane's Memorial service will be held at; 2 p.m. on Saturday December 4, 2010 at the following address, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3381 Nyeland Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030. Please join her family and friends.
Passed away Friday, November 26, 2010 at Brighton Gardens in Santa Rosa. Born Mary Ellen Robinson in Jacksonsville, IL on March 13, 1918 she is survived by a brother in IL and many relatives and friends. Mary was raised on a farm near Ashland, IL and graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1941. During World War II she spent 6 1/2 years in the Navy Nurse Corp including time on the USS Repose. She came to California in 1948 and never left, spending 21 years as a nurse in San Rafael. Married briefly to Fred Schmidt, who passed away in 1968, she retired in 1972 and moved to her former weekend home on Magic Mountain in Cazadero. Always involved in her community she helped establish the Russian River Health Center in Guerneville and continued volunteering there for 14 years. She joined Mt Olive Lutheran church in Sebastopol in 1974 and attended services there until shortly before her death. Mary travelled the world, taking her last trip in 2004. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and animals. A memorial service will be held on December 4th at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 460 Murphy Ave., Sebastopol, CA
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Maybelle Nancy Senft, 94 of Vacaville died on Nov. 23, in Vacaville. She was born on Nov. 20, 1916., A memorial service with Reverend Vern Oestmann officiating will be held on Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 651 S. Orchard Ave., Vacaville. Burial will be at a later date at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
Moore, Michael Eugene October 16, 1946 - November 28, 2010 Michael Eugene Moore passed away very peacefully. Survived by his sons Jeremy, Jonathan, Bradley, Kevin, grandson Nolan and wife Beverly. His celebration of life will be held this Saturday December 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm at Capo Beach Calvary 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, Ca 92624.
MICHAEL DAVID NICHOLS Born September 8, 1964 went to play drums in our Father\'s Heavenly Band November 10, 2010. Mike a self-employed musician; beloved husband to Dava and loving father to Mikey, Harmony and husband Chris. Dear brother of Patrick Nichols, Matthew Nichols, Mary Beth Nichols de Rodriguez and husband Ricardo, Jenifer Nichols-Johnson and husband Jeff; devoted grandfather to Xavier and Audrie. Memorial Services will be Saturday December 4, 2010, 1:00 P.M. at Crest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 11500 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mike Nichols Memorial Fund thru Wells Fargo.
Michael Russell Died at home on November 29th at age 57, of a brain tumor. He is survived by his wife Kate Fletcher of Berkeley and by his parents Bill and Barbara Russell, brothers Steve (Robin) and Chris (Theresa), sister Kate Russell, nephews Jeffrey, Ian, and Adam, and niece Laura, all of southern California. He retired from the West Contra Costa Unified School District, where he worked at Bayview Elementary for fifteen years as a Special Education Resource Specialist. He enjoyed music of many kinds, and had especially happy memories of the music and fellow music-makers at Sweet's Mill and Lark in the Morning music camps. The family wishes to honor his request that no services be held. Donations in his honor can be made to the East Bay SPCA or the charity of your choice.
Miguel Alvarez 1978 - 2010 Miguel Angel Alvarez was born in Bakersfield, CA on July 6, 1978 and returned to the Lord on November 24, 2010. Miguel fought his whole life against various illnesses. Miguel loved his wife, son, family and friends. He was an avid fisherman, loved Tejano music, and was a huge Miami Dolphin fan. Miguel was an amazing person who had a golden heart. Miguel is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Diana; his son, Jobrian; parents, Antonio and Elena; brothers, Conrado and Tony; sisters-in-law, Maria and Vanessa; nephews, Marcos, Mateo, and Antonio; his niece, Monica; and numerous relatives and friends. The Lord blessed us with his presence and he will be deeply missed. Memorial and viewing services for Miguel will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield. Viewing from 4-6 p.m. with Rosary and Memorial from 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Augustine Church, at 1:00 p.m., in Lamont, on Friday, Dec. 3. The burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Passed away on November 25, 2010 in Petaluma. Devoted son of Adriane and John McNaught of Petaluma. Adored brother of Anaise and Ryan McNaught of Petaluma. Beloved brother-in-law of Lincoln Barr and uncle of Amaile, Jacob, and Presley. Loving nephew of Eddie and Debbie Baumann; Carl and Dana Baumann and William Strano and Linda and Bob Knoth. Survived by cousins, Lisa and Peter Strong, Robbie and Kate Gent, Terra and Cubby Baumann. Age: 41 years. Miles was born in Huntington Beach, but reared and educated in Petaluma, graduating from Petaluma High School. He worked as a production manager for Hartmann Studios, which he loved. Miles had a passion for music, especially metal, avidly playing the guitar and attending concerts. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed swimming and playing football. In his spare time, Miles volunteered for COTS. Above all, Miles loved his friends and family; he will be missed. Friends and family are invited to attend the Memorial Service, Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Contributions may be made to COTS, 1500 Petaluma Blvd. S., Ste. B, Petaluma, CA 94952. Private Inurnment.
Mitzi Luci Erickson (Nee Benkman) May 25, 1920 - Nov. 23, 2010 Mitzi was born in San Francisco's Sunset District, attended Jefferson Grammar School, and graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1937. She received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from San Francisco State University and studied counseling and guidance at Stanford University. She loved teaching and taught at grammar schools in Redwood City, San Francisco and Marin County. When stationed overseas she taught English at the Escuela Americana in Managua, Nicaragua and was the counselor at the Seoul American High School in Korea. In 1943, she married Gene Erickson also of San Francisco. He was a new Army First Lieutenant whom she had known since she was 15 years old. Mitzi quickly adapted to the Army's rigid conventions and customs of the service and greatly enhanced Gene's career. Music, particularly orchestral, was a great part of Mitzi's life. Her father had been a flutist with the San Francisco Symphony and opera orchestras for many years. Mitzi loved the flute and had a really beautiful tone on the instrument. Mitzi retired from teaching in 1980 and, having done enough travelling in the Army, became a "fixture" in Tiburon, California with her husband Gene. In the early 2000's she began to show signs of Alzheimer's disease which was confirmed in 2007. For the past two years she was a patient at the Marin Convalescent and Rehabilitation Hospital where she received exceptional health care. Mitzi also loved animals. For 60 years there was always an Airedale plus 3 or 4 cats living in the house, she was a supporter of the Marin Humane Society. Per Mitzi's instructions of many years ago, there will be no funeral service for her. Arrangements will be managed by the Neptune Society and any donations in her memory may be made to the Marin Humane Society.
Mrs. Billie J. Perkins 85, of Marysville passed away November 26, 2010. Services will be private under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services, Inc.
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Hisako Nabeta Mar. 2, 1915 - Oct. 20, 2010 Resident of Orinda, CA Hisako Nabeta, 95, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2010 at .....
Nancy Lynn Bryant, 80, of Sacramento, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Born in San Francisco, Calif., she graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1947. After living in San Francisco, she moved to Paso Robles to work for Dr. F.F. Ragsdale. Nancy married Ray Bryant in 1956 and raised her three daughters. The couple retired to Graeagle, Calif., and lived there for 18 years. In 1967, she was appointed to the San Luis Obispo County Fair Board by Governor Ronald Reagan. She served on the board for 10 years and was inducted into the California Mid-State Fair Hall of Fame in February 2010. Nancy was active in Los Ninos Children''s Home Society and Republican Women''s Club and ran the box office for Pioneer Players for several of their productions. She also worked at St. George''s Book Shop and Elizabeth Ann Flower and Gifts in Paso Robles. Nancy was interested in politics and volunteered on many election campaigns. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge and computer solitaire. She and Ray loved to travel and had memorable treks throughout the United States in their motor home, along with several international adventures. Nancy is survived by her daughters Cynthia Bryant of Elk Grove, Calif., Charlotte Bryant of Folsom, Calif., and Janet Bryant Jungwirth (Robert) of Gervais, Ore.; grandchildren Emma Jungwirth, Blaine Jungwirth, Anne Jungwirth and Alice Jungwirth; brothers Schuylar Wallace (Carol) and Kirk Wallace (Marie); sister,Mary Katharine King (Richard); and cousin, Stuart Ross (Sharon) of Paso Robles. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ray Bryant in 2009. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Nancy Bryant, to the California State Parks Foundation, c/o Bonnie Davis, 50 Francisco Rd., Ste. 110, San Francisco, CA 94133.
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Four month old Noah Gabriel Garcia, son of Rene and Sandra Garcia, died on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at Community Memorial Hospital following complications since his birth. Noah, along with his twin brother Damian, was born July 19, 2010 in Ventura., Besides his parents and twin brother, Noah is survived by his four-year-old brother, Diego, as well as the Garcia and Andrade families., Visitation will take place 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Rosary will begin at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. Mass of the Angels will take place 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, with The Reverend Bob Garon officiating. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.
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Norman Engel, 62, of Lodi, died Nov. 25. He was born June 30, 1948.
Nuutau (Tau) Taitai, 64, of Camarillo passed away on November 25, 2010. Tau was born on July 3, 1946 in Pago Pago, Samoa; he had been a Ventura County resident for 50 years. Tau was a Polynesian entertainer for 40 years. Tau is now free from pain and has joined our Heavenly Father, along with his parents and sister in Heaven., Tau Taitai graduated from Hueneme High School, and attended Asuza Pacific College on a music scholarship. A talented chef, he worked for many Oxnard restaurants, and also Neptune's Net in Malibu. He also worked for the City of Oxnard and Camarillo State Hospital. His passion was music and singing, and he excelled at both singing for may weddings and performing with his own dance group "Taitai's Polynesian Review". Tau was and entertainer all his life, and is well known to Ventura County. He always brought a smile to everyone he met. He loved everyone and always made sure everyone knew how much they were loved. He loved to prepare fantastic meals for all his guests., Tau was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His grandson Mathew was his pride and joy! Tau will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family and friends. His love and smile will stay forever in our hearts., Tau is survived by his daughter Molly Franco and husband Vince of Oxnard; daughter Kim Garcia of Oxnard; grandson Mathew Taitai Franco (8); best friend for 30 years, Tuione Savea of Camarillo; brother Ben and wife Janiel; brother Joe and wife Ester; sister Noa and husband John; sister Sina; sister Ruta; nephews Anthony, Aulama, Lee, Ben Jr., Kavika, Joseph, Tunafai (Kupo); Nieces, Via, Piki, Lisa, Tianna, Alea, and many great nephews and nieces., Funeral services will be held Friday Dec. 3, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Ivy Lawn Cemetery with burial to follow. Funeral arrangements are under the dirction of Conrad & James Reardon Mortuary, Oxnard, CA 805-487-4911
Obituaries for Wednesday, Dec. 1
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ATTARD -- Louis P. Attard, 88, of Madera died Tuesday. He was a master carpenter. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Jay Chapel. Remembrances: American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93711.
Onesima Nues Casco At the age of 62; passed away Nov 24th surrounded by family. Born February 16, 1948 to the late Pablo & Opinia Nues, Nessie, as she was known, is survived by her loving daughters, Nancy & Sommer, brother & sisters - Francisca, Digna, Russell, Julie & Ella. Nessie, a retired specialist with the US Dept of Energy for 33 years enjoyed a zestful life with friends & family, was a great cook & actively participated in church. She was a loving & wonderful mother, sister, aunt & friend. Family/friends are welcome to visit on Thurs & Fri (12/2, 12/3) from 3 - 9pm; with a Vigil service Thurs & Fri at 7pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. Saturday (12/4) at 12:00pm, funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church in San Francisco, 1300 Junipero Serra Blvd (at Brotherhood & St. Thomas More Ways. Committal will follow at Cypress Lawn along Hillside Blvd, in Colma.
On Sunday, Oskar Huber, 77, and his wife were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
COHEN, PAUL FREDERIC Dec. 29, 1944 - Aug. 12, 2000 Beloved Nephew . Brilliant Star Magnificent Soul Too soon taken from here to eternity
HIGASHI, PAUL Paul Higashi, born Feb. 24, 1924, passed away suddenly on Nov. 15, 2010. A graduate of Santa Ana High, he attended UC Davis before the outbreak of WWII. He served in the US Army stationed in Japan, then returned to the US, married and settled down in S. Calif. He is a graduate of USC and retired from NCR Corp after 30+ years. Paul is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Gay, children Jenny, Ed (Cyndi), Jim, John (Kathy), Sheryl (Michael), grand-daugh-ters and extended family. A memorial service honoring his life will be Sat. Dec. 4, 2010 at the SD Japanese Christian Church, 1920 E St, San Diego CA 92102 at 1 pm.
Peter Larkin Peter Larkin of Novato died Nov. 23, 2010, at the age of 59. Born Jan. 9, 1951, he grew up in Terra Linda and for 30 years was a clinical laboratory scientist at Kaiser in San Rafael. In his spare time he enjoyed hiking and bicycling. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Monique Couacaud; children, Ashley Larkin of Kentfield and Sean Larkin of San Rafael, and a brother, Stephen Larkin of Anaheim. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity
RODGERS, PHYLLIS REGINA of Fallbrook 12/13/1927 - 11/18/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 729-9182
Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
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Eva F. Parker Resident of Fremont Apr. 18, 1918 - Nov. 27, 2010 Eva Parker passed away at home on Saturday, November 27 after .....
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Patricia Chilton, Martyr, 11/15/2010, Long time Roseville resident Patricia Chilton Martyr died at her home in Medford Ore., on November 15, 2010, at the age of 85., She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years James M. Martyr, her three sons Richard James, Paul Deter and Frank Douglas, along with five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., Patricia was a fourth generation resident of Roseville and the great-granddaughter of Roseville pioneer Elizabeth Jane Fiddyment Atkinson., When Patricia retired as a school, in Lincoln, Calif., she and her husband moved to Incline Village, Nevada in the 1980's. They enjoyed the vistas of beautiful Lake Tahoe from their home for nearly twenty years before moving to a retirement community in Medford in 1998.
Patricia (Trisha) Martin Pedroia, 58, of Occidental, CA, died unexpectedly on her ranch, Tuesday, November 23, 2010. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Trisha was preceded in death by her husband Vince Pedroia and her parents Leo and Pauline Martin. She is survived by her stepdaughter Joelle Prather (Richard); and granddaughter Fiona; by her stepson Jason Pedroia and grandson Victor; her Chihuahua Sassy, horses Red and Andy; and a colorful tapestry of family and friends from around the world. Each of us a thread, captured by her smile, her laughter and unconditional love. Trisha was born December 15, 1951 in Highland Park, Michigan. In the 1970's she and a girlfriend loaded up her car with a few belongings and headed west to California. She worked for the University of California, Davis for 25 years, with her last 18 at Bodega Marine Laboratory as the Human Resources Manager. She retired April Fools Day 2006 with a friend and co-worker. They celebrated "graduation" with a two week trip to Hawaii and never looked back. Trisha and Vince "The Hat" Pedroia were married August 23, 1980 and celebrated their 26th anniversary shortly before his death May 29, 2007. Together they built their hill top home on Vince's family ranch; including a barn and a riding arena for Trisha's beloved horses. In 1996 they planted a small vineyard from which award-winning Sonoma County wines are produced. They shared a love of cowboy music and poetry, dancing and riding both horses and the rails. Trisha kept Vince's legacy of poems, cartoons and stories alive by publishing a collection in 2006 called "A Mano". Trisha's interests were varied and passionate. She was a gifted equestrienne, and after 15 years of high-level show jumping competition, she left the ring for the pleasures of trail riding in western Sonoma County with her friends. She was the consummate music enthusiast, who thought nothing of driving many miles to attend live shows by singer-songwriters. She supported emerging artists and was a vocal advocate for those she admired. This passion took her on some of her greatest adventures riding music trains in Canada, Mexico and the Southwest, and backpacking on horseback deep into national parks with the artists, poets, musicians, and fellow fans who became an extension of her family. Trisha was a gifted photographer with a keen and sensitive eye. Her photographs of nature and family celebrations are part of her legacy. She won several ribbons at the Sonoma County Fair. She loved to dance and met Vince in a dance class, where they were first students and then assistant instructors of California swing and ballroom. For the past three years, she enjoyed contemporary line dancing several times a week with close friends. Known by friends and family as a person of immense integrity and compassion, Trisha also had a glint of mischief in her eyes and a smile that lit up any room. She had a delightfully incongruent group of friends who got to know each other through the tales and music she shared from her adventures. Her story telling skills always left you feeling as though you'd been along for the ride. Trisha loved deeply and was deeply loved. Excerpt from Brethren by Vince Pedroia: Then we laugh. And go side-by-side. Blue sky as far as the horizon. Horizon as far as the sky. And roundness that lets us go on forever. Together. In lieu of flowers, please remember Trisha with a contribution to one of the organizations that was important to her: Sutter VNA & Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Humane Society of Sonoma County, PO Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, P.O. Box 4855, Petaluma, CA 94955 Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor, www.indiegogo.com/bravo!- common-men-uncommon-valor
Patricia Turgeon, 65, of Greeley, Colo., went to be with the Lord, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at Life Care Center of Greeley., She was born Feb. 7, 1945 at Cleveland, Ohio, to Paul F. and Albina M. (Bednar) Gensert. She grew up in Ohio and moved to California when she was 16. On Oct. 6, 1962 she married Roland Turgeon at Canoga Park. After graduating she moved to Michigan with Roland and maintained a home there until moving back to California., At that point she began working for Bank of America as a teller. Over the years, Patricia climbed the corporate ladder and obtained the title of Financial Service Officer until her retirement., Patricia enjoyed camping, traveling, and her grandchildren. Patricia loved being able to sight see with her family. She was also passionate about her poodle. Patricia was a parishioner of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church since 1974., She is survived by her daughter, Tina (Fred) Schoenherr of Hudson, Colo.; her son, Jerry of Simi Valley; her grandchildren, Hannah and Zachary both of Hudson, Colo.; her brothers, Tom (Janet) and Paul all of Portland, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant son, and her sister Carol., Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Interment at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Cochran and Stow Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063., Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Weld County in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634.
Patrick John Barnes, died on Nov. 21. He was born on Jan. 21, 1980., Private family services will be held at a later date., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Vacaville, 448-4900.
SEYMOUR-Paul B. Seymour, MD, February 18, 1922 - November 19, 2010. Resident of Covina. After 88 years as a beloved husband, father and physician, Paul passed away peacefully at the Villa Sierra Madre hospice in Glendora. He was born in Sacaton, AZ, one of seven children of Edward and Nellie Seymour. He grew up on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation while his father served as school teacher to the local tribe. He finished his high school years in New York state. He enlisted in the Air Force as a B24 bomber pilot and flew some 50 missions in the Pacific theater during WW2. He returned to New York, enrolled in medical school and became a general practitioner, relocating to Southern California. In Covina in the 1950s, Paul became a pillar of the community, first as a doctor, as Chief of Staff at Intercommunity Hospital, as a founding member of the West Covina
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Pauline Langwell, Pauline Dixie Langwell, 87, of Santa Maria passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving night at Marian Medical Center after a brief illness., Born March 12, 1923 in Shreveport, Louisiana, the fourth child of six Howards, Pauline from age 9 was raised by her grandmother after her natural mother died following childbirth., Pauline moved to California in the early 1940s with her late husband, Emmett, when he went to work at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard during World War II. They lived in San Francisco and Daly City before retiring to Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1981, then to the Central Coast in 1986. They lived in Nipomo when there was no Vons or McDonalds., During her working years in the 1960s and 1970s, Pauline rose from file clerk to supervisor/manager of the Touring Bureau at California State Automobile Association offices in San Francisco. She loved her years at CSAA and was well thought of by colleagues and made many friends., Known for her unique - and sometimes outrageous - sense of humor, Pauline made friends like bees to honey at every stage of her life. She also was known, particularly among family, for her generosity, love and support during difficult times., In Nipomo (1986-2002) then in Santa Maria, she pursued hobbies of reading mystery novels; acing crossword puzzles; keeping abreast of celebrity news via tabloid The Globe; playing Bingo at the Senior Center; playing poker with a circle of like-minded men and women card-aficionados; enjoying her years with the Santa Maria Valley Women's Club; trying her luck every few months at Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez (regularly coming home a winner), cooking her special Southern-style cornbread dressing (a recipe that - having been prepared by her in early November and then put in the freezer - was, indeed, served Thanksgiving 2010 at her daughter's home), and making sure her TV was tuned-in every week to episodes of "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race," after each of which she would call her daughter to compare reactions., Pauline is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Kay Sullivan (Patrick) of Nipomo; daughter-in-law Joan O'Connor (nee Langwell) (David) of Forest Knolls, Ca; grandchildren Shawn Langwell of Petaluma, Ca, Kelly Langwell (Debbie) of Gualala, Ca, Sheila Sullivan of San Francisco, and Michael Sullivan (Jeannette) of Berlin, Germany; great-grandchildren Andrew Langwell, Spencer Langwell, Lauren Harrigan-Huesler and James Marco Barron of the S.F. Bay Area and Tyler Langwell of Big Sur, Ca; brother Gene Howard (Janie) of Pasadena, Texas; nieces Guanda Dusette (Larry) of Oxnard, Ca, and Lynn Martin (John) of Harrisonburg, Va; nephews Jack Howard (Jan) of League City, Texas, and John Drew Howard of Pasadena, Texas: and friends and neighbors in the Park Avenue East complex in Santa Maria, especially close pal Leo Londr`ee., Pauline was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Emmett (1996); son Jimmy Wayne Langwell (Christine) (2006); brother Jack Howard (1985); sister in law Catherine (Ruth) Howard (2009), and grandson Seth Langwell (1999)., No services are planned. A family gathering will be held in Spring 2011 to remember Pauline. In her final hours she expressed a particular wish to her daughter, Bonnie: "For my obituary find a picture from when I was 16." The photo above is from three years after that, when she was 19. Best we could do. Rest in peace.
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Phil Wetch, a Sebastopol native, passed away peacefully November 21, 2010 surrounded by his children. Loving Husband for 54 years of the late LaVerne Gleason Wetch. Devoted father of Gregory, Judy and Kelly Wetch, all of Sonoma County, Suzy (Pete) Reel of Merlin, OR, and Scott (Stephanie) Wetch of Sacramento. Grandfather of James, Jessica, Joshua, Randi, Hailey, Halena and Olivia and great-grandfather of Jazmine, Baylee and Jax. He is survived by his brother John (Norma) Wetch and sisters-in-law, Francis, Fran and June Wetch and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Nick, George and Herman Wetch. Phil was a lifelong musician. He was a past member and chair of the Sebastopol Planning Commission, charter member and past president of the original Sebastopol Lions Club, past member and one of the co-founders responsible for bringing the St. Vincent De Paul Society to Sebastopol and the West County. Phil was the former owner of Wetch Insurance Services. Phil was honest, compassionate and generous and will be remembered for the good man he was. Per Phil's request there will be no formal funeral. A private family service has been held. If you have a special memory, story or sentiment to share with the family please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
PHUL PATI SEPT. 1, 1931-NOV. 24, 2010 PHUL PATI Mother of Mr. Ram Lakhan Of 2518 Crommlein Ave, Modesto, CA Funeral service on Wednesday Dec. 1,2010 from 11am to 2pm at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home 425 North Soderquist Rd Turlock, CA 95381
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Lorraine Pierce, 95 06/07/1915 ~ 11/26/2010 OCEANSIDE -- Our beloved Mother, Lorraine Terwey Beverson Pierce, passed away from this life on Friday, November 26, .....
Hill, Priscilla Ann, 93, of Phoenix, AZ, entered her eternal home on November 21, 2010. Priscilla was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and remarkable friend. She is survived by her 3 children: Joyce Jennings (husband Richard), Ed Hill, Jr. (wife Sylvia) and Lindlee Burlingham (husband Dale); 5 grandchildren: Janel and Michael Jennings (wife Anice), Edward III (wife Becky) and Denise Hill and Laura Lee Rowe (husband Clint); 7 great grandchildren: Connor, Keegan and Shelby Jennings, Meagan Hill, Melodee, Brady and Coby Rowe; brother, Lester Jones and countless friends. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m.Friday, December 3, 2010 at Fairhaven Memorial Park www.Fairhaven Memorial .com A donation to Samaritan's Purse (Haiti Relief) is suggested in lieu of flowers. www.samaritans
GOLDBERG, RAE Formerly of Philadelphia, PA Sept. 23, 1916 - Nov. 26, 2010 Funeral in Philadelphia
93, passed away peacefully on November 25, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 21, 1917 in North Warren, PA. He was proud of his service in the Army during
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KING, Rabbi Bernard Paul Sandusky April 21, 1938-November 29, 2010 Beloved husband and soul mate of Barbara, father of David, Neil, Stephen (Mary), Adeena (Haddy Homampour), Grandpa to Jordana and Elijah, brother of Jeanne (Dan) Friedman and cherished son to Florence Sandusky King, Jake Sandusky and Nat King. Proud submariner of the USS Perch. Loved baseball and was an avid Angels fan. Founding rabbi of Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'a lot, Irvine. Bernie was named as one of the OC Register's 100 most influential leaders of Orange County over the past 100 years. He traveled to Minsk and Moscow on behalf of Soviet Jewry and he proudly marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Selma to Montgomery, Alabama march. Funeral Services, 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 2, Congregation Shir Ha-ma'a lot, 3652 Michelson Drive, Irvine CA 92612. Interment to follow at Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona Del Mar. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations in memory of Rabbi King to the Jessica Herron Adopt-A-Family Fund at the Congregation. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, 800.710.7100
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Born in Waukomis, Oklahoma on December 7, 1915 and passed away in Santa Rosa, CA, November 29, 2010. Loving husband of the late Louise Jewell. Father of Dennie Seymour of Post Falls, ID, and the late Michael DeVol, Rick Jewell and Patricia Jewell. Step father of Carolyn Mitchell. Cherished grandfather of David DeVol, Doug DeVol, Terri Seymour Norris, Tim Seymour, Brian Seymour, Steve Seymour, Lavendar Galvao, Brandon Jewell and Matt Jewell. Beloved great grandfather of 18. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Marie Eddings, Arthur, Harold, Bill, Lloyd and Keith Jewell. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Jewell, a 48 year resident of Santa Rosa, was well know as the owner of Rick's of Coddingtown, from 1962 until his retirement in 1982. Family and friends are invited to attend the memorial service, Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Red Cross or to Memorial Hospice.
Ray Valles, Jr., Resident of San Jose, Passed away November 23 in Sacramento following a lengthy battle with cancer. Ray was a longtime resident of San Jose. He leaves behind his loving son Raymond and daughter-in-law, Malinda as well as his cherished grandchildren, Larry, Raymond and Angelique, all of Sacramento., Ray will be long remembered by his friends and relatives to whom he was very devoted and especially his surviving brothers and sisters, Paul, Tony, Rosy and Rita., Ray took pride in his service to his country as an army medic during the war in Vietnam where he was awarded the, Church Services are scheduled for Thursday, December 2 at 9:30 a.m. at 2715 South White Road in San Jose, to be followed by a caravan to his burial site at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine. His friends and relatives are welcome to attend a remembrance of Ray at the home of his mother, Antonia Morris in Morgan Hill, following the burial.
Richard E. "Dick" Tomlinson 1943 - 2010 Dick was born on June 22, 1943 in Bakersfield, CA, and passed away on November 25, 2010, at the age of 67, after a short battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Ruth Tomlinson; baby sister, Carol Ann Tomlinson; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, J.T. and Annie Scott. Dick is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carolle; sister, Donna Kuzminski and husband Del; son, Craig Tomlinson; daughter, Kimberly Siefert and husband, Eric; grandchildren Gavyn and Kylie Siefert; stepgrandson, Tannen Siefert; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Also, our special friends, Allen and Jana Anderson, thank you for your lifelong friendship. Dick attended schools in Lamont, CA, graduating from Arvin High School in 1961; he also attended B.C. He worked for Safeway/Vons for many years, retiring to start a Little Debbies distributorship, retiring again in 2003. Retirement with his wife meant many trips to Laughlin, NV and to Pismo Beach. But his overall favorite trips were the family vacations every year to Lake Tahoe. Dick was a great cook, but only chose to do so during the holiday seasons, or for special birthdays. In his younger years he was a catcher for several local baseball teams; he loved golfing, B.C. football games, and NASCAR racing. Thank you to all of Dick's doctors and their staff, and Kern Co. Fire Dept., Station 8 for your care and assistance. A special thank you to Optimal Hospice and their entire staff, especially Isabello, Aretha, Carolyn and Chaplain Bob Winter. A graveside service will be held on Friday, Dec. 3rd, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd., Bakersfield, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Association, or to Optimal Hospice Foundation.
RICHARD F. FAYAD OCT 11, 1921 - SEP 23, 2010 Born in Greenville, North Carolina. He was the beloved husband, dad, grampa and great-grandpa. He is survived by his wife Claudia; son John; daughter C. Pixie Jameson; grandson Ricky; granddaughter Tiffannie; and great-granddaughter Baija. In 1942, Richard enlisted in the, . He flew the Curtiss Hell Diver in the 1st Marine Airwing Division in the Pacific and was shot down in the Okinawa Campaign. He received an honorable discharge. He hired an assistant in Dallas, TX, who later became his wife Claudia; their marriage lasted 53 years. They settled in Gustine, CA in 1974, where he was the controller of Ted Peters Trucking Company for 17 yrs. The retirement was short-lived, he was hired as controller/ financial manager by Ernie Yoshino-Shaw & Associates, architects in Turlock, CA, retiring finally in June of 2001. Rick had a vibrant personality, had many hobbies, which he put to good use in educating his children, making many good friends. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Funeral service with Military Honors will be held Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at San Joaquin Valley Nat'l Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA.
Richard Nathaniel Goldman Apr. 16, 1920 - Nov. 29, 2010 Richard Nathaniel Goldman, philanthropist and co-founder of the world-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize, passed away peacefully early Monday morning at his San Francisco home at age 90. Throughout his life, Mr. Goldman remained dedicated to supporting the San Francisco Bay Area, environmental causes, the Jewish community, Israel and reproductive rights. The son of prominent San Francisco lawyer Richard Samuel Goldman and Alice Wertheim Goldman of Great Falls, Montana, Richard N. Goldman was born and raised in San Francisco. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley and spent a year at Boalt Hall School of Law before serving in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946. In 1949, he founded and was chairman of Goldman Insurance Services. In 1951, Mr. Goldman and his late wife, Rhoda Haas Goldman, a great-grandniece of Levi Strauss, established the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund in San Francisco. Since its inception, the Fund has distributed more than $680 million dollars to nonprofit organizations and causes around the world. Through their foundation, their areas of support included efforts as early as the 1960s to support conservation and environmental causes. In 1989, the couple established the Goldman Environmental Prize, which annually awards $150,000 to six grassroots environmental heroes, one from each of the world's inhabited regions. Today, the Goldman Prize is frequently referred to as the "Green Nobel." Mr. Goldman served on the boards of many Bay Area organizations and received numerous civic honors and awards. He was also one of the largest donors to the University of California at Berkeley, his alma mater, wherein he was named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year. Mr. Goldman and his wife, who died in 1996, raised four children in San Francisco. He is survived by three of his children, John D. Goldman and his wife, Marcia, of Atherton, CA; Douglas E. Goldman and his wife, Lisa, of San Francisco, CA; and Susan R. Gelman and her husband, Michael, of Chevy Chase, MD. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Susan Goldman, widow of his son Richard W. Goldman, who predeceased his parents. In addition, Mr. Goldman is survived by his 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his sister Marianne Goldman of San Francisco, CA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street (at Arguello) in San Francisco. The family encourages memorial donations be made to Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco; University of California at Berkeley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics; or a charitable organization of the donor's choosing.
Richard J. "Dick" Lamb 1924 - 2010 Dick went to be with his Lord on November 20, 2010. He was born in Big Creek, CA and had the distinction of being the only person ever to be born there, delivered by his father and a neighbor lady. At 17 years of age he joined the U.S. Navy and was distinguished as a Pearl Harbor Survivor just 3 months after enlisting. He was active in the PHSA for many years retaining the position of Chaplain for many years. Dick was a board member for the Clear Creek Horsetown Preserve for many years. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 82 years, Betty, and daughter Laurie and son in law Jim Fain. Memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church 2440 Hilltop Dr., Redding on Thursday December 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Richard Matcham Perez, 19, of Vacaville, was taken from this life on Nov. 16., Born May 21, 1991, in Reno, Nev., he resided in Vacaville for 15 years., He was just starting his adult life when he was taken from us by senseless violence., He attended Fairmont Elementary, Vaca Pena and Will C. Wood High School for three years and had just graduated high school in Modesto., Richard was charismatic, fun loving and an outgoing young man. Everyone liked being around him. He was respectful and caring and always kept in touch with all his family and friends. He was very humorous and made others laugh. He was loved by his family and friends. Richard loved listening to oldies, dancing, watching the Raiders football games and he loved food, especially his family's home-cooked chicken enchiladas. He knew cars, from fixing engines to detailing and was a talented artist., He is survived by his mother, Michelle Fierros Matcham and father, Eduardo Perez; grandparents, Rita and Manual Matcham of Vacaville; two sisters, Kimberly Mora and Isabell Fierros; two brothers, Conrad Fierros Jr. and Eddie Fierros; aunt and uncle, Christina and Paul Matcham; uncle, Manual Matcham Jr. of Vacaville; maternal great-grandmother, Pauline Perez; nephew, Anthony Mora Matcham; cousins, Atheena, Anjelina and Joseph Matcham; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins., Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. at The Father's House, 122 Peabody Road, Vacaville., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 615 Merchant St., Vacaville, (707)448-4900.,
Richard O. "Dick" Schultz, age 70, died Sunday, November 28, 2010 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC. Born on February 12, 1940 in Keswick, Mich., he was the son of the late Emil and Mary Seitters Schultz. Mr. Schultz was a, veteran. He loved to golf with the Colonial Charters - Black Bear Men's Golf Group and was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 51 1/2 years, Ruth Ann Bright Schultz; one son, Rick J. Schultz of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Cynthia Lynne Whitenight of Spartanburg, S.C.; one sister, Eileen Wares (Donald) of Traverse City, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Jennifer N. McAbee of Spartanburg, Zackary G. Schultz of Myrtle Beach and Joshua A. McAbee of Spartanburg. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
ROBERT BOB'' CHANCE MAR 1924 ~ NOV 2010 Bob Chance, 86, of Denair passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Tuesday, November 30. He was born in Juneau, AK to Pearl Phoebe (Swanson) and Oliver W. Chance in 1924. Shortly thereafter, the Chance family moved to Denair. Bob grew up and spent his entire life in Denair. He attended Denair Grammar and High School. He graduated from Denair High School in 1942. Bob joined the U. S. Navy on June 26, 1943 during WWII and serving as an Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class. He was a Plane Captain and fondly remembered his days of hauling bootleg liquor from Cuba to North Carolina for the officers he worked with. After being discharged from the Navy in 1946, he enrolled at California Polytechnic College and earned a bachelor's degree in Animal Husbandry. After graduating college, Bob moved back to Denair and spent most of his life as a professional welder, rancher and heavy equipment operator in the Central Valley and parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He was a lifetime member of the Denair Lions Club, and a former president. He also was a member of the, . Bob is survived by his brother James Chance and family of Ballico. Bob's family were all of his friends in the Denair area. When it came to friends, he was a very wealthy man. He had lots of friends and did a lot of volunteer workfor the Denair community his entire life. He was very active in the community and worked many hours of his life in direct support of the people of Denair. Bob was the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back. He did not care about material things, but he did care a lot about people. Bob will be missed by many and never forgotten. A viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Mondday, December 6, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. A graveside service will be at Denair Cemetery on Tuesday, December 7 at 11:00 am. He was not known for his gardening abilities, so in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Denair Lions Club, P.O. Box 32, Denair, CA95316 or Hospice of Emanuel, P.O. Box 819005, Turlock, CA95381.Please share your memories at, www.allenmortuary.com. ALLEN MORTUARY
Robert Allen Skultety, 53 passed away suddenly on November 17, 2010., Bob was born in Van Nuys, California in 1957 and graduated from Simi High School where he was a varsity wrestler in 1975. He went on to U.S.C. and graduated with honors with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1981. Bob has worked in management for Southern California Gas Co., Bob and his wife Cherie loved going to Montana every summer. He had been learning to fly fish and he loved it. Bob and Cherie also loved spending time at Laguna Beach, Pismo and Avila Beach and Solvang. Bob was a loving husband to his wife Cherie for 17 years. The love they shared for one another was evident to all those around them., He leaves cherished memories to his parents, Anthony and June Skultety and also to his brother and sister in law, Marty and Krista Skultety and also to his nieces and nephew, Alina, Tawny and Brett Skultety. Bob was dearly loved and will be greatly missed., The memorial service will be held at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley, the date and time to be announced.
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Robert Campoamor, Bobby was born on 11-23-54 in Santa Maria to Arbogasto & Corrine Campoamor. He entered into rest on 11-26-10 at his home in Guadalupe., Bob loved life and lived it to the fullest. His biggest joy in life was his family. He leaves behind his wife Becky, children: Adella Beltran (Mario), Jessica (Steve) Rucobo & Robert (Sara) Campoamor, beloved grandchildren, Anissa, Felix, Isiah, Yvette, Dominic, Jesiah, Ishen, Shayla & Nathaniel. Mother Corrine Galindo, sister: Becky (Richard) Amido, Brothers Joe (Cecelia) Campoamor, Albert & Johnny Galindo. Mother-in-law Teresa Ayonayon, numerous brother & sister in laws as well as 36 nieces & nephews., Passions were BBQing, coaching, softball, & trips over the hill but most of all was the time spent with his loved ones He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him., Viewing is on Thurs, Dec. 2 from 4-7pm with services on Fri, Dec. 3 at 11am, both held at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary., Arrangements are under The direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Robert D. Dunn of Olivehurst, passed away peacefully at his residence among family on Thursday, November 25, 2010. Robert was 65 years of age, he was the Pastor of the Shield Of Faith church in Olivehurst, CA. Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Beene, his father, Claude Dunn, as well as his sisters, Joyce Dunn and Claudine Searl. He is survived by his brother, Donnie Dunn and his sisters, Patsy Upton and Janice Prothero. Robert had two children, Patsy Dunn and Adam Dunn. His grandchildren, Robert T. Dunn, Hannah Dunn, Megan Dunn and Cameron Williams. Robert was a kind and loving man who enjoyed being involved in his community as well as being a much loved pastor by the people of his church. Despite the many physical ailments that he suffered the last years of his life, Robert always focused on helping others and the betterment of his congregation and family. Robert was an intelligent man who loved to tinker with things. Above all else, he loved his family and considered them his prize possessions. Robert will be missed by all who knew him. Graveside services will be held at Sutter Cemetery on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm. A memorial and potluck will be held following the service at the Shield of Faith Church, located at 1534 3rd Ave. Olivehurst, CA at approx. 2:30pm. Send Condolences to
Grant, Robert Harold October 26, 1920 - November 24, 2010 Bob was born and raised in Wethersfield Connecticut, where he attended Monson Academy. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute ("WPI") in 1942 with a degree in electrical engineering. At WPI, he was a member of the varsity track and soccer teams, and served as president of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Bob moved west when he enlisted in the Navy - serving in World War II and the Korean War, ending his career as a Lt. Commander. With his background in electrical engineering, he was selected for training in the new and highly secret use of shipboard radar. This included advanced training at Bowdoin College and MIT. Bob's time in the Navy and sailing the Pacific nurtured a love of the sea. Bob raised his sons in Southern California where weekends were often spent sailing, and vacations included ample time on the water. He truly loved all aspects of boating. Bob and Bobbie, his wife of 38 years, traveled widely around the world, and enjoyed spending time on their beloved yacht, "Bobbara". Bob founded a successful company, The Grant Corporation; building more than 18,000 homes in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and Florida. He was the primary developer of Anaheim Hills. Bob was elected a director of Newport National Bank and of Santa Anita Realty. He served as a trustee of Claremont Graduate School, and Robert Louis Stevenson School, and as a director of Del Mar Thoroughbred Company. Bob will be dearly missed and always remembered. He is pre-deceased by step daughter Nancy Green, and survived by his devoted wife, Bobbie; sons, Taylor (Candi), Larry (Laureta), and Gerry; step-daughters, Sandy Morgan (Daniel) and Peggy Haymond (Cort), and grandchildren, Travis (Sharie), Crosby (Amanda) and Carter Grant, Justin Grant, Morgan and Avery Grant, Blaine Morgan and Paige Morgan O'Rourke, Grant and Reid Haymond, and Lindsey Reed, and great grandchildren Tanner and Hailey Grant, and Kailor and Grayson Morgan. Private services will be conducted aboard ship followed by a Celebration of Life for family and friends at 3:00 pm, Friday, December 3, at Newport Harbor Yacht Club 700 West Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, California. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Family Services Center 9451 Indianapolis Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Robert Trebor MacConnell Resident of Sunnyvale Robert "Mac" MacConnell died November 21 at the age of 83, leaving his wife of 56 years, Claris; his three sons, Richard (Janet), Robert (Trena), and Ted (Cindy); and six grandchildren. Mac was born in Jamaica, B.W.I., on May 30, 1927. He and his brother, Barrie, were raised in Flushing, New York, by their writer father and costume-designer mother. Mac graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He spent two years in the Navy and was 50 miles from Bikini Atoll when the atomic bomb was tested. Mac and Claris married in 1954 and lived in the Oakland hills with their three boys until 1969, when they moved to Sunnyvale. Mac built a career on his knowledge of the technical aspects of production systems, rising to director-level management in various manufacturing and engineering firms. After earning a master's degree in Total Quality Management from San Jose State, he became a Lead Auditor and Quality Assurance consultant, advising companies on ISO 2000 compliance and coauthoring a book on the subject. Mac was an avid gardener, traveler, theater- and concert-goer, and bridge player, and especially loved coaching and refereeing with AYSO. A celebration of his life will be held in January.
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Rodrigo Lopez Gonzalez December 7, 1948 - November 28, 2010 Rodrigo Gonzalez was born December 7, 1948 in Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Maria Del Jesus (Lopez) and Rodrigo Gonzalez, one of 8 children. He grew up in Elsa, Texas graduating from the local elementary and high school. He went on to graduate from ATM Vocational School in heavy equipment repair and maintenance. Rodrigo served our country during the Vietnam Era in the Army National Guard. Rodrigo and his family were migrant workers and traveled from Texas to California each year to work. He finally settled in Wasco in 1968 and married Rachael Romo September 23, 1972. Rodrigo was preceded in death by his father, Rodrigo Sr.; and 2 brothers, Rodrigo and Mario. Rodrigo is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rachael; sons, Mark Anthony and wife Elizabeth of Bakersfield and Michael and wife Veronica of Shafter; daughter, Denise and husband Brian Flores of Wasco; brothers, Ruben and wife Ofelia, Raudel and wife Oralia, all of Shafter, Rolando and wife Wanda of Hayward; sisters, Elizabeth Gonzalez and Elvia Brown and husband Stacy, all of Hayward; 8 grandchildren and many other loving family members. Holy Rosary will be recited Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Church for Rodrigo Lopez Gonzalez, age 61, of Wasco who passed away November 28, 2010 in Bakersfield. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, December 2, at 10am at St. John's Church. Fr. John Flutsche will officiate and interment will follow at Wasco Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 1, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Please sign Rodrigo's guest book at, Peter's Funeral Home-Wasco
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Chester Warmsfield Rohn, 92 ESCONDIDO -- Chester Rohn passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010. He was born August 3, 1918 in Windsor, Canada. Chester .....
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January 4, 1911- November 25, 2010 Rose Candina Canclini (affectionately known as "Rosie") was born on January 4, 1911 to Silvestro and Clementina Canclini in Crannel (Bullwinkle), California. She died peacefully at home in the arms of her children on November 25, 2010 just 40 days short of her 100th birthday. She was raised on a dairy ranch in Arcata Bottoms where Sun Valley Farms is today. She attended Canal School and Janes School (now the site of Pacific Union School) and Arcata Union High School. On September 22, 1929 she married Angelo Lavagnino at the old St. Mary's Catholic Church in Arcata. She lived in the same neighborhood for 81 years. They had two children, Irene and Angelo, Jr. Rose and Angelo had a very happy and busy life. They enjoyed traveling, dancing, many social activities and charitable works; but most of all being with family, children and especially their grandchildren. Rose was always happiest taking care of the family. She was a homemaker all her life. She was a marvelous cook and baker. Every meal was a gourmet meal made with love. She was known for her delicious cakes and pies and there were always warm delicious cookies waiting at home for her children and their friends. Until her late 90's, Rose had a beautiful vegetable and flower garden in which she loved to work. She made many jars of jams and jellies from her berry patch. Angelo died in an automobile accident in 1971. After Angelo's death Rose became a partner in the family's wholesale beverage business, the L & S Beverage Co., with daughter, Irene, and son-in-law, Gino Simoni. The business was founded in 1959 and sold in 1990. On April 23, 1977 Rose married an old family friend and former classmate, Ugo Giuntini. They were happily married for 23 years until Ugo's death in 1999. They also loved traveling, social activities and being with family and friends. Rose was a Charter member of The Italian Catholic Federation Branch #144, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sons of Italy Lodge, Umpqua Bank Club 50, the Golden Girls Birthday Club and Monday Morning Coffee Klatch. She was a former member of the Arcata Elementary School P.T.A., Appenini Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, St. Anthony Lodge, SPRSI Lodge, St. Mary's Altar Society and The Legion of Mary. She was an officer in many of these organizations. Rose is preceded in death by parents, Silvestro and Clementina Canclini; husbands, Angelo Lavagnino and Ugo Giuntini; grand-daughter Angela Marie Lavagnino; son-in-law, Gino Simoni; brother and sister-in-law Orlando and Mary Canclini. She is survived by her loving and devoted children, Irene Simoni and Angelo and LeAnne Lavagnino; adored grandchildren Steve Simoni, Bonnie Simoni, Gina and Edgar Roden, Joe and Pam Lavagnino, Peter Lavagnino, Chris and Deborah Lavagnino, Heidi and Tim Hamel; much loved great grandchildren Jennifer and Keith Williams, April Rose Simoni, Kellie Rose Roden, Cori and Jordan Lavagnino, T.J. and Gianna Hamel; and very special great-great Grandchildren Kira, Jasmine, Kaylee and Jade Williams. She is also survived by brother, Elmo Canclini and wife, Thelma; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins; and by a special friend and neighbor who was like a daughter, Marjorie Logan Adams and husband, Pat. She is survived by step-children, Lynn and John Raymond and Dennis Giuntini, and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Rose was such a special, beautiful person who always set an example for all her family. She was such an inspiration to all of us. Our "Special Angel" made us feel so very loved, and we will always love her. Special thanks to Father Gerry Gormley, Mad River Community Hospital Home Health, Hospice of Humboldt, and to her special and loving care-giver, Terri Dal Porto. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Church or St. Mary's School at 1730 Janes Rd., Arcata, Ca 95521 or Hospice of Humboldt County. The family would like to invite you to a visitation at Paul's Chapel, 1070 H Street, Arcata, California, from 3-7 pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. There will be a Rosary immediately after at 7 pm. A Mass will be held at St. Mary's on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11 am, with a reception following in the church hall. A private internment will take place at Ocean View Cemetery, Eureka, California. Care is under the direction of Paul's Chapel. Please sign the online guestbook at
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Ruby Goodman Jan. 20, 1918 Nov. 28, 2010 She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Harold Goodman; cherished mother of Ron and Enid Goodman of San Francisco, Jerry and Linda Goodman of South Lake Tahoe, and Greg Goodman and Patty Long of Berkeley; adored grandmother of Raleigh and Michael Zwerin, Lauren and Brian Kaplan, Daniel Goodman, and Darcie and Ryan Collins; great grandmother of Max, Romy, Drew, and Trevor; dear sister of Julie and Richard Harris and Marilyn and the late Bert Rude; sister-in-law of Fay and Mervyn Goodman and the late Edna and David Goodman. Ruby was involved. She became president of PTA and helped improve the San Francisco school system, Cub Scout Den Mother, translated childrens books into Braille, strong supporter and activist for Soviet and American Jewry, active in the Jewish Welfare Federation and Israeli Bonds, and president of the San Francisco Chapter of Hadassah. In addition to her philanthropic activities, Ruby enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, continued education at the Fromm Institute, reading, symphony, ballet, opera and helping others. Ruby's funeral will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma, followed by interment at Salem Memorial Park. Contributions in Ruby's memory may be given to Hadassah San Francisco Chapter, 1715 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-3616.
Ruby is survived by her son, Dwight and his wife Jo Ann, and her niece, Martha "Toppy"Quall, whom she loved very much. Ruby was an avid gardener who enjoyed growing vegetables to share with the community. She was a lover of cats and animals and couldn't resist taking care of any who strayed into her yard. She did this to the extent of making sure they were spayed or neutered and nursed to health if they became sick. She was a mother to all the children in the neighborhood when her children were young and was a cub scout den mother for several years. She always had "goodies" available fresh from her home baked oven. In her leisure hours she did crossword puzzles, read books, did paintings and many forms of needlecraft. The daughter of Norwegian immigrants, Ruby was born and raised on the plains of northern Montana near the town of Gildford. She was willing to share her stores of life there to anyone who would listen. One, in particular, was the story of her and her dog. She had a perilous journey to school one day where she had almost been attacked by coyotes. But her dog, who walked with her every day on the long journey to school and then came back to school to take her home at the end of the day, protected her. While her life had been hard, she never complained and felt proud of her heritage. Ruby left Montana and moved to Washington State to live with her sister and finished high school, at Stanwood High School. This is where she would meet her future husband, Frank Savage. During WWII Ruby worked for the Great Northern Railroad in Havre, Montana. Towards the end of the war, Ruby and Frank were married in Great Falls, Montana. After they were married, they moved to Anchorage, Alaska where she would give birth to her two sons Dwight and David. In 1951, Frank's work brought Ruby and the family to McKinleyville, CA where she would find a home and remain until her passing. Here, in McKinleyville, Ruby worked as a foreman on one of the major bulb farms. During her time there she made many friends and these friendships carried on over into her retirement years. She met with her friends weekly, where they would joke, chat, go to lunch, have coffee, reminiscence about old times, and generally have a great time. These were some of the happiest days of Ruby' s later years. Ruby was a wonderful, strong woman, so full of life. A life that will be missed by all who loved her. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 3, at 3:30pm at Paul's Chapel in Arcata to celebrate Ruby's life. The family welcomes all who knew and loved Ruby to join us in this celebration. The family requests that donations be made to Sequoia Humane Society in lieu of flowers. Please sign the online guestbook at
Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Sebastopol in the early morning hours of November 29th, 2010. He was 84 years old. A resident of the City of Sebastopol since 1946, Russ was originally from the hamlet of Roosevelt, in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. After graduating from high school, Russ joined the Navy in 1944 and was sent to serve as an aviation ordnanceman at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Santa Rosa. He stayed in the area after the war, married a girl from a longtime Sonoma County family, Delores Fouts from Forestville, and started a family. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nola; and his seven children: sons Dan Shura, Jim Shura, Bill Shura, and Darin Love, and daughters Linda Kammer, Karleen Braunstein, and Patty Love; as well as 17 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. In the 1940s, 50s and 60s, Russ supported his growing family working hard for a variety of west county businesses, including Sturgeon's Sawmill and Rodney Miller Trucking; a skilled mechanic, he also owned and operated a Texaco service station in downtown Sebastopol. While Russ never stopped contributing to his community, as a co-founder of the city's Little League program in 1955, and a Cub Scout Scoutmaster, to cite just two examples, it took him some time to eventually find his real vocation. One of Russ's earliest memories was seeing the Fourth of July parade down Main Street in Roosevelt, Long Island, an event highlighted by the participation of the local fire department. From that time forward, according to the story he often told his children, Russ wanted nothing more than to be a fire fighter. That dream became reality in 1960 when he joined the Sebastopol Volunteer Fire Department. Russ was eventually made fire chief and, in 1977, after working tirelessly at fundraising for the new Sebastopol Fire House and being involved in a wide range of fire service projects, he was chosen as the first full-time fire chief in Sebastopol. A Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Resolution from 1992, issued upon the occasion of Russ's retirement after 32 years of service, states that "Chief Russ Shura has dedicated his adult life to the City of Sebastopol and its environs," and lists several accomplishments to back up that assertion: e.g. his being named Sebastopol Citizen of the Year in 1977; his fundraising efforts; his involvement with United Way; his liaison work with the Red Cross and Disaster Preparedness; his acquisition of fire equipment to make the Sebastopol Department one of the best equipped in the west county, including picking up and driving back a new ladder truck from Wisconsin; etc. Russ loved his family, his community and his country. He enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, traveling around the western United States in his fifth wheel trailer, and hiking in beautiful places like Glacier National Park, as well as taking daily walks with Nola and his neighbors. Ever generous with his time and resources, ever ready to spend time with his extended family and serve his community, Russ Shura lived his dream as a family man, a fire chief and an exemplary citizen. Those of us lucky enough to have known him, or lived or worked with him, will remember his sense of humor, his dedication and integrity, his great capacity for kindness and generosity, and his expansive spirit. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4th, at Sebastopol Veterans Building at 11:00 a.m. Reception following the service will be held at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Russ's name to the Sebastopol Volunteer Fire Department.
1948 - 2010 Ruth Ann Hoheisel, age 62 of Redding. born June 4, 1948 passed away on November 8, 2010 in Redding CA. She is survived by two sons, Russell Mix of Sacramento and Ryan Mix of Oklahoma, grandmother of 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She is preceded in death by her beloved father and mother Keith and Patsey Correll, brother Jimmy and grandparents, CT and Sylvia Jeter. Ruth Ann resided in Redding most of her life where she was a office manager for a local truck sales company for some 17. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday December 3, at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626)
Ruth Marie Perryman Holtz passed away in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 20, from cancer. Born on March 23, 1921 to Harry Perryman and wife, Marie Lamb Perryman, in Shelbyville, Ill., Ruth attended business college and then worked as an executive secretary in a manufacturing firm. She married Larry Holtz in 1944, with whom she reared two sons., She was preceded in death by her brother Richard, who died in childhood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, a World War II veteran of the Navy, and her younger son Gary Holtz, a Vietnam veteran, and she will be buried with them in Arlington Cemetery. She is survived by her elder son, Richard Barry Holtz, Ph.D., and his children, Mark Holtz of Menlo Park, Ca., Andrew Jason Holtz of San Diego, Ca., and Megan Elizabeth Holtz, of Houston, Texas, and by her son Gary's son, Gary Holtz, of Chicago, Ill. Ruth was a long time active participant in the Vacaville Historical Society and a library volunteer. The family expresses its appreciation to Ms. Robyn Burgess and her staff at Houston's senior housing facility, 2100 Memorial Apartments in Houston, Texas, for helping Ruth live happily and independently until her final illness., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, at www.marycrowleymedicalresearch.com.,
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Ryan Ethan Soto Nov. 18, 2010 - Nov. 19, 2010 Born in Bakersfield, Ryan passed away at Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA, in Los Angeles, and went to Heaven to join his grandmother, and big brother, Ruben Cirilo Soto III. His parents, Ruben Cirilo Soto Jr. and Senovia Hinojos and big sister, Emrie Soto will never forget him. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 2nd, 10:00 a.m., at Basham Funeral Care, 3312 Niles St. A graveside service will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, 3700 River Blvd., where Ryan will be laid to rest with his grandmother, Dorothy Hinojos. The Gonzalez Family would like you to keep them in your prayers. Thank you, for your love and support.
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Sally Elaine Shepard passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 27, 2010, just three weeks shy of her 88th birthday. Shepard, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, had been living in Denver since last March. She died after a brief illness and was surrounded by her family. Sally was born December 16, 1922, in West Union, Iowa. She was the youngest of four children of Edgar and Elsie Wykle. Her father was a Presbyterian minister and her mother a homemaker. She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1940. During her senior year of high school, she met Floyd Shepard at a dance. They began dating, and she followed him to Los Angeles, California, in 1941. They were married shortly thereafter. In 1944, she gave birth to a son, Richard Keith Shepard. Sally and her son lived in Los Angeles until 1955 when they relocated to Denver. Shortly after her son's college graduation in 1967, Sally moved to Northern California to be closer to her brother and sisters. She eventually settled in Santa Rosa and lived there for more than 40 years. She returned to Denver this past year to be near her son and his family. Sally had many interests and talents. She excelled at accounting and worked for many large construction companies. In the 10 years leading up to her retirement in 1984, she was an assistant to popular District Attorney Gene Tunney in Sonoma County. She was active in numerous organizations, including the Republican Women of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Association of Retired Employees, among others. She treasured her friends and was in a monthly birthday lunch club and a weekly pinochle club. One of her favorite hobbies was crocheting, and over the years she made beautiful afghans for family and friends. Always the adventurer, Sally traveled to such exotic places as Hong Kong, Kauai and Mexico. In 1990, she returned to Cedar Rapids for her 50th high school reunion and kept in touch with many of her high school friends. And she always looked forward to her annual trip to Denver for Christmas. Sally was active until the final weeks of her life. She loved walking and exploring her new neighborhood. She attended a couple of Colorado Rockies' games this past season and even attended her great grandson's football game in October. Her endless energy and zest for life will be forever missed. Sally is survived by her son, Richard, and daughter-in-law Rita Shepard of Arvada, Colorado; grandson, Eric Shepard of Los Angeles; granddaughter, Kristie Peterson; and great grandchildren, Jack and Jeremy Peterson of Littleton, Colorado; and sister, Corah Yilek, of Browns Valley, California. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at Crown Hill Funeral Home Pavilion of Reflection, interment Crown Hill Cemetery located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Condolences may be offered at: www.CrownHillFuneral.com.
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SAMANTHA NICOLE AARTS Died unexpectedly on November 24, 2010. She was born in Parkview Hospital and was raised in Riverside. She attended Harvest Christian Fellowship Pre-School, Taft Elementary, Amelia Earhart Middle School and graduated from Martin Luther King High School, where she held good grades and participated as a cheerleader. She was pursuing further education at Cal State San Bernardino and made the cheer team as well. She enjoyed snowboarding, boating, off-road motorcycle and quad riding, and any outdoor activity she had opportunity to endeavor. Those who knew her will remember her beautiful green eyes, her welcoming smile, and a happy person that wanted to please those around her. She is survived by her father, Bruce A. Aarts; her mother, Mary C. Pope; sisters, Jessica Davidson and Erica Aarts; grandparents, George and Carrie Pope; niece, Indica Davidson; brother-in-law, Travis Davidson; a dear love, Mike Luce; multiple aunts, uncles and many lifelong friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Harvest Christian Fellowship on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 4:00pm.
Samuel Brown IV, DDS Died peacefully in his sleep at home on November 13. He was dentist to hundreds of Petalumans in his 53 years of practice between 1946 and 1999, when he retired at age 80. Dr. Brown was the only child of Samuel Brown III and Margie Jones Brown. He survived his devoted wife of 64 years, Margaret Tuttle Brown, who passed away in 2006. Dr. Brown graduated from Petaluma High School in 1936, College of Marin in 1938, and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Dental School in San Francisco - now the University of Pacific dental school - in 1942. He had married Margaret Tuttle of Petaluma in 1941, after she graduated from U.C. Berkeley. Upon graduation from Dental School, he joined the U.S., Air Corp where he served in the Medical Corp, achieving the rank of Major. After WWII, they returned to Petaluma where Dr. Brown opened his dental practice in 1946. He is survived by his three children: Linda Jo Fitz of San Francisco, Sam Brown of Santa Rosa (Ginger), and Patricia Tuttle Brown of Petaluma (Stephen Volz), and their cousins Bill Parent (Monica) of Redmond, WA and Judy Parent Augustine (Ted) of Walnut Creek. He also leaves his four grandchildren, Sam, Peter, Stephen and Lillian, and great-grandson, Tyler. Dr. Brown was born in 1919 in San Francisco and lived most of his life in Petaluma, primarily in the house that he and his wife built on 10th Street. He descended from two pioneer Petaluma families: The Browns who farmed on D Street and the Jones family of Bloomfield. His mother, Margie, had earned her nursing degree at what was then Stanford Hospital. Young Sam (IV) and his cousin Art Parent were raised together at 901 D Street, the home owned by their grandmother Harriet Brown, the wife of Samuel Brown II. Dr. Brown gave his time for many years as part-time instructor in the Dental School of his alma mater in San Francisco. He was a lifelong member of the Redwood Empire Dental Society where he served as President. His community work in Sonoma County included membership on the Petaluma Library Board, as well as Lion's Club. He enjoyed sports and, in particular, basketball which he played in both high school and college. He relaxed playing the piano, was an avid reader, and he and his wife traveled extensively, discovering an undying love for the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1950's and journeying to six continents with life-long friends. He enthusiastically shared his interest in anthropology and foreign lands with his patients, his friends, and his family. In a 1991 interview, he said "When I die, I hope that it is remembered that I cared for my family, my grandchildren, my parents and my friends; that I created an interest in the world and all its marvels in my children and their children. And, that I loved dentistry and tried to help people to the best of my ability." Funeral Services will be held Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma, CA. Friends may also visit at the mortuary on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the Family suggests donations be made to: Pediatric Dental Initiative, 1380 19th Hole Drive, #100, Windsor California 95492
In Loving Memory of Samuel Caleb George July 24, 1981 - December 1, 2006 I am the raindrops of spring; I am the warmth of summer; I am the serene colors of fall; I am the tranquil winter snow; I am the whispers in the wind. Although my time here was short I was celebrated as a native miracle. My life on Mother Earth brought much joy; For reasons unknown, the Great Spirit needed me. While I'm no longer here, you will forever know I'm there. Speak of me, and you will always hear my voice from the past. I love you my Son and miss you dearly.
SAMUEL LAYTON HUEY FEB 26, 1921 - NOV 27, 2010 Sam Huey passed away Saturday night after a short illness. He was 89. Sam, a longtime resident of Riverbank is survived by his wife of 65 years Wilma; daughter Debra Brescia of Sonora; daughter Cherise Loff of Oakdale; seven grand- children; and ten great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Samuel. Sam was born to John and Etta Huey on a cotton farm near Floydada, Texas. He joined the Texas National Guard after High School and quickly found himself mobilized with the Fighting 36th Texas Division'' at the outbreak of World War II. Sam started the war in N. Africa and fought with his unit through Italy, France, Germany, and Austria emerging unscathed with an Army Division that had taken the second highest casualty rate of any in WWII and one that set a record of 100+ continuous days of combat. Given his humor it is difficult to know whether he was more proud of Texas, the 36th, or of having entered the war as a private and coming back four years later at the same rank. Following the war Sam traveled to California, met and married Wilma and completed barber college. He owned a barbershop in downtown Riverbank for many years. Sam was also an accomplished horseman and saddlemaker. You could often find him in his Bridlery Shop which doubled as his garage smoking cigars with the clientele. In 1965, on a lark, Sam and Wilma purchased 160 acres along Bridge Lake in British Columbia and made that their home 6 months of the year until 1984. Sam was notable for his wit,singing voice, independence, ingenuity, and love for the American flag. He will be fondly remembered for the laughter he brought to all family gatherings and certainly missed by any and all who had dealings with him. A graveside service will be held at the Ceres Cemetery on West Whitmore Avenue in Ceres at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 3rd.
Sandra (Sandi) Louise Lake and Charles (Charlie) Jacob Lake, husband and wife, died within 35 days of each other. Charles Jacob Lake passed away, at his home in Ojai, California, on October 17, 2010, resulting from colon and liver cancer. Sandra Louise Lake passed away, after a four month stay at Ronald Reagan Cancer Center, in Westwood, California, of leukemia., Sandra Louise Lake was born on January 8, 1954 in Salisbury, North Carolina, the daughter of Donald and Dolores Whitacre. Charles Jacob Lake was born on December 11, 1951 in Ventura, California, the son of the late Charles Asa and Madge Lake. Sandra graduated from Ventura Community College and worked for Blue Cross of California as a Registered Nurse, while Charles graduated from California Polytechnic State University and worked for the Navy as an electrical and civil engineer until his retirement in 2006., Sandra and Charles are survived by their sons Charles Benjamin Lake of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jonathan Loren Lake of Ojai, California. Sandra is also survived by her mother Dolores Whitacre of Ojai, California and her brother Donald Paul Whitacre III of Long Beach California. Charles is survived by his brother Donald Ray Lake of Ventura, California., A memorial service is planned for 1:30 pm on December 11, 2010 at the Ventura Vineyard Church, located at 1956 Palma Drive in Ventura, California., Memorial contributions, in the name of Charles and Sandra Lake, to be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society , 2186 Knoll Drive # A, Ventura, CA 93003-7378. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, California. Condolences may be left at www.tedmayrfuneralhome.com.
Scott Alan Morgan, 50, of Castella died on Monday, Nov. 22 in Castella, Calif. He was born in Vallejo on April 21, 1960., A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, 522 Elmira Road. Minister Larry West will be officiating. Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
SEAN "SPIKE" CANNON, 43, of Lompoc died Thursday, November 18, 2010. Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, directors. starbucklind.com
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SHERYL ANN CHACON JUN 12, 1963 - NOV 23, 2010 Sheryl went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 23rd. Daughter to John and Shirley Borges, wife to Kevin, and mother to Kristen and Nicole. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 2nd, 11am, at Big Valley, 4040 Tully Rd. In lieu of flowers, we are accepting donations for a scholarship fund for youth mission trips. Please make checks payable to Valley First Credit Union. Memo: acct# 176469.
Shirley Brown, 81, of Redding died Monday at Willow Springs Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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Lawrence Donald Smith Feb 5, 1930 - Nov 27, 2010 of Fremont, CA Passed away Nov 27, 2010 at Stanford Medical Center. Larry is .....
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Dorothy Anna Stamper Aug. 15, 1924 Nov. 27, 2010 Resident of Hayward Dorothy was a resident of Hayward for over 50 years, spending the .....
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Ruth Barber Stones Former Resident of Oakland Ruth Barber Stones, 91, widow of the late Percy Stones, daughter of the late Ruth Amarel Bacigalupi .....
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Sylvia Ann Ganas, 11/7/1932 - 11/27/2010, Sylvia Ann Ganas, born on November 7, 1932 in Roseville, Calif., passed away on November 27, 2010 in Roseville, Calif., A devoted homemaker and life time resident of Roseville., Sylvia is survived by her loving children, Stephanie Elam (Ganas), Richard Ganas (Sharon) and Dan Ganas as well as her grandchildren, Breanne and Curtis Ganas and Logan Ridenour Ganas and Keith Wise; also sister, Sarah Pina; and cousin, Steve Salardino. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ganas., Friends and family are invited to attend Funeral Services on Thursday December 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home Chapel, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, California. private burial will be held at Newcastle District Cemetery on Friday December 3, 2010.
Oct. 19, 1918 - Nov. 25, 2010 Thelma L. Thornhill, a longtime resident of Atwater, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2010 at 92 years of age. Thelma was born October 19, 1918 in Maryland to Dixie and Charles Francis. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way, Atwater with Pastor Steve Heath officiating. Burial will follow at Winton District Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.
DEMARCO, THOMAS R. San Diego, CA June 18, 1913 - Nov. 27, 2010 Dec. 2, 2010 at 11:00AM at St. Michael Church Poway, CA Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101
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Harry Yoshikazu Takahashi Resident of Pacheco Harry passed away peacefully in Walnut Creek on November 21, 2010 at the age of 89 succumbing to .....
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DOHERTY, Terry 3/47 - 11/10 Terry Doherty died peacefully on November 28, 2010, at Huntington Hospital, losing his battle with Lymphoma. The fourth child of nine, of Frank and Barbara Doherty, longtime residents of La Canada, Terry attended St. Bede's School, St. Francis High School and PCC. He served with the Seabees during the Vietnam War. After discharge, Terry met and married Diane McCollom and moved to San Luis Obispo where their son, Sean, was born. One of Terry's greatest pleasures was coaching Sean in soccer and driving the team to matches all over California. A lifelong follower of the Dodgers, Terry shared his love of the game with Sean and his nephews, Brian and John Martens. He never missed an Opening Day. Terry was the loving husband of Diane and proud father of Sean. He is also survived by brothers John and Stephen and sisters Kathleen Doherty, Barbara Andrews, Anne Martens and Maribeth Bloch. The family is deeply grateful to Sisy and Ruth, for their loving care of Terry, as well as the staff of 4 West at Huntington Hospital. A memorial celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Cabot and Sons, 27 Chestnut Street, Pasadena. "Sian agus beannacht leat, Terry"
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Timothy Ryan, Fleming, 11/21/2010, Age 51 of Folsom, passed away on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles. He will be deeply missed by his wife Susan and son Ryan and daughter Lauren, sisters Patricia and Peggy, and brothers John, Casey, and Dennis, and many proud nephews., Tim spent his professional career employed as a civil engineer working for Kennedy Jenks Engineers, Mark Thomas and Company, and HDR, Inc. Tim served on many board of directors for professional organizations including ACEC, and APWA. He was an active member both locally and nationally for Porsche Club of America. Tim's passions included race car driving, scuba diving, and his family., A memorial service will be held on December 3, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 2620 Capitol Avenue in Sacramento. Remembrances can be made to the Tim Fleming Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please send check to: Sierra Vista Bank, 1710 Prairie City Rd # 100, Folsom, CA 95630-9592
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Loeta Faye Tiner Livermore, California Aug 13, 1934 - Nov 21, 2010 Loeta Faye Tiner passed away at her daughter, Kelle's home in Ripon, .....
In Loving Memory Of, Tirso Medrano Matignas, Tirso M. Matignas was born September 24, 1953 in Baras Rizal Philippines to the proud parents of Zosimo Matignas Sr. and Liwayway Medrano Matignas., He was born and raised in the Philippines. All his childhood memories and he spent most of his life in Baras. Until the year of 1984 he got a chance to live his life here in the United States. Tirso found a career in cooking and he was a chef at the Far Western Tavern for 26 years. He also worked at the Rancho Bowl as Front Desk Clerk and for both jobs it's where he met some good friends. Tirso really enjoyed his job and he was very compassionate about work. Besides work he enjoyed cooking and BBQ for his family and friends. He was also a member of the Pyma and the Barasian club., Tirso Matignas was a kind hearted, grateful, very generous and lovable person. To sum it all up Tirso was a great person to have around and to be with. On his spare time he love spending time with his family and really enjoyed watching TFC (The Filipino Channel) in the comfort of his family., On November 24, 2010 a devastating event has occur; Tirso Matignas Matignas has passed away in his home early morning. Tirso M. Matignas touched many lives and will really be missed by family and friends. He will be missed by his wife Mila Matignas, and his two sons Jefferson and Jerald Matignas. He also be missed by Reynaldo Matignas, Virginia Peck, Ofelia Matignas, Noel Matignas, Jonathan Matignas, Marilyn Matignas Fernando, Zosimo Matignas Jr., and numerous brother in laws, sister in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts & friends., He was preceded in death by Zosimo Matignas Sr., Liwayway Medrano Matignas and Boning Matignas., The viewing will be held at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary on December 03, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and a rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m., The funeral will be held at The Lady of Guadalupe Church on December 04, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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Valencia Heath Spruce, 25, died Nov. 27, 2010, in Ukiah, Calif.
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Velda Rena Anderson April 15, 1915 - November 28, 2010 Velda Rena Anderson was born April 15, 1915, in Cypress, CA, to Anna and Reno Robinson and passed from time into eternity on November 28, 2010, in Bakersfield, CA. She was employed by American Wholesale Hardware in Long Beach, CA, for over 20 years until her retirement. Velda was always hospitable. She was very much a lady and had the most beautiful smile. Velda's husband, Leland, preceded her in death in 2004. She is survived by one sister, Geraldine Poesnecker of Weathersfield, Conn; one son, Leland "Duke" Anderson and wife (Betty) of Pollock Pines, CA; and three daughters, Carol Lee Reid of Clinton, ME; Rena Coston (Marvin) and Nancy Parsons of Bakersfield, CA. She has 13 grandchildren, a multitude of great-grandchildren and a host of loving friends. The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Visiting Angels and Optimal Hospice for the wonderful care and assistance. We will always remember your gentle kindness to Mom and to us. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a chapel service on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Graveside service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd. Whittier, CA. Greenlawn Mortuary
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Violet Kolding Violet Kolding passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, November 27. She was born December 22, 1919 in Sheridan Wyoming. She resided in Lompoc for 38 years where she met and married her husband Alfred Kolding. She has been a resident of Guadalupe for the last 25 years. A lifelong homemaker, Violet was an active member of the Tanglewood Baptist church for many years. She enjoyed quilting, needlepoint, reading, and was an amazing baker, making many treats for any occasion. Violet was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Kolding in 1986. She is survived by her three children: Charles Kolding and wife Renee, Patricia France and Michael Kolding and wife Betty; four grandchildren: Catriena Lyons, Michelle Tyczynski, Richie France, and Alyson Kolding; also four great-grandchildren: Joshua and Justin Lyons, and Kaden and Dylan Tyczynski. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:00pm, at the Heritage Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 4799 S. Bradley in Orcutt.
Virgie I. Culverson 68, of Lincoln passed away on November 27, 2010. Memorial service will be held at Lincoln Christian Life Center in Lincoln on Thursday December 2, 2010 at 11:00AM, with a burial at Santa Clara Cemetery in Lincoln. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville.
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April 26, 1964 - November 23, 2010 "Mokie Blake" was born in Crescent City on April 26, 1964 and joined his creator on November 23, 2010. He is survived by his loving parents; father Richard "John" Blake, mother Letitia "Lovey" Guyer and step-father Edward Guyer, Sr. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his siblings Cynthia Blake Williamson of Redding, Richard Blake of Hoopa, Terri Blake Rivera of Kelseyville, Dorothy Blake Fry of Yuba City and Edward Guyer, II, of Hoopa. He will be missed by his 13 nieces and nephews (who all enjoyed spending time with their "Uncle Mokie"), paternal Uncle Roy Blake, Aunts Ethel Blake and Jeanette Nesbitt and maternal Aunt Maude McCovey. Mokie leaves behind over 150 cousins and the best friend a guy could ever have, Don McNamara of Crescent City, who is recognized as part of the Blake Family. Mokie was very proud to be a member of the Yurok Tribe and his ability to exercise his cultural right to fish for salmon on the Klamath River. He proudly taught his family to build, mend, and strip the nets "the right way," and to know the river well enough to know when and where to fish. He lived his entire life in Crescent City, as well as the Klamath River and on the ocean. His favorite place was at the "Blake Riffle" in the Klamath Glen. Mokie attended Bess Maxwell, Crescent Elk and Del Norte High School. He worked with his father at the Redwood Country Saw Shop and on various fishing boats in the Crescent City area. Not only was Mokie well known along the Klamath River by the locals but also by the numerous tourists who returned to the area year after year to fish. It was not uncommon for him to be on the river and have someone yell "Hey, Moke! Where are the fish hitting?" Mokie was a fisherman, who not only fished for his family, but also was generous enough to fish for friends. Mokie had a sincere passion for fishing and enjoyed spending as much time as possible on the Klamath River. The river seemed to be Mokie's meditation place. He often commented he would just go down to the landing and sit, watch the water, and listen to the fish jump. Mokie and his dad, John, made the Blake Riffle their second home. If not at home in Crescent City, family and friends knew they would be in the Klamath Glen, where they gardened, fished and camped out. The "Camp" was a location for family gatherings and on arrival one would see Mokie and his Dad sitting by the fire, waiting for everyone to arrive. Mokie was the "camp Chef" preparing his special meals during family gatherings. Mokie was an avid reader, who spent most of his free time, reading and gaining knowledge about various subjects. His bright smile, good sense of humor, and laugh will be missed by all who knew him. Mokie loved to joke and tease everyone who was around, but especially loved to tease his siblings and got away with it because he was their baby brother. Viewing is scheduled for Friday, December 3, 2010 at Wier's Mortuary Chapel at 408 G Street, Crescent City from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 beginning at 10 AM at the Yurok Tribal Office in Klamath, CA. His ashes will be spread by his immediate family and close friends at a later date. Pallbearers: Brian Williamson, Glenn Thompson, Jr., Loren Colegrove, Richard Rivera, Mark Fry, Bruce Williamson, Dave Severns, and Jack Scott. Honorary Pallbearers: Don McNamara, Pliny "Jack" Jackson, Patrick Jackson, George "Porty" Blake, George "Chet" McCovey, Jr., "Tall Don", Albert Jasso, Dave Gensaw, Joe Skinner, Aaron Ashley, Kenny Quinones, Tyler Fry, Trey Soder and Alan "Oops" Gates. The family of Mokie Blake regrets they were unable to list all of Mokie's friends, but you know who you are. Arrangements are being handled by Wier's Mortuary in Crescent City. Please sign the guest book at
Warren Lewis, 87, of Boulder City, Nevada went to be with the Lord on November 27, 2010., He was born on December 10, 1922 in Harrah, Oklahoma to Charles and Cora Lewis. In 1941, he married Goldie Louise Word and moved to Oxnard that same year. He served in the U.S. Navy, and spent 48 years as a civil servant at Pt. Hueneme Naval Base, managing various functions of the Transportation Department. He also worked several part-time jobs as a meat cutter at Noren's Market, Santa Cruz Market, and Johnson Farms., A man of great faith, he was a long-time member of the First Southern Baptist Church of El Rio. Warren loved fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He moved to Henderson, Nevada in 2005, and most recently lived in the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City., Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 2003, as well his brothers, Charlie Lewis and Ivan Lewis, and his sisters, Hazel Cunningham and Jessie Warren., Warren and Louise lived in the same home in El Rio for over 50 years., He is survived by sons, Jim Lewis of Henderson, Nevada; Bill Lewis of Niwot, Colorado, and Bill's wife Merilee. He has five grandchildren: Jimmy Lewis, Jillayne Ange, Brian Lewis, Kate Lewis, and Wil Lewis, as well as eight great-grandchildren, Marissa, Paige, Geoffrey, Jimmy, Jennifer, Vanessa, Kristen, and Kirsten., A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 4, at Joseph P. Reardon Mortuary Chapel, 757 East Main Street, in Ventura. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
Wayne H. King 53, of Woodland passed away on November 19, 2010. Graveside Service will be at Knights Landing Cemetery on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1:00PM, with Military Honors. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville.
Wendelin C. Mellmer, 8/3/1924 - 11/23/2010, Photo, Wendelin Mellmer was born August 3, 1924 in Lefor, N.D. His family moved to Sacramento then to Roseville. He has resided in Roseville for 76 years., He graduated from Roseville High School, then attended Healds College. During World War II, he worked at McClellan AFB. He then started working at the US Postal Service where he retired after 32 1/2 years., He was an active member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He served 20 years of Liturgical Ministry at St. Rose and was also a past choir member. He was a charter member and past Grand Knight of Father Grealy Council No. 4540. He was also a member of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services St. Rose Prayer Group., He is survived by brother Andrew Mellmer, sister Agatha Collings and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 30 years, Katherine Sigurnik Mellmer, his parents Joseph and Elizabeth Mellmer, brother Nick Mellmer (Flo), sisters Katherine Reich (Edwin) and Adeline Scharosch (Philip)., A rosary will be recited at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln Street in Roseville, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 615 Vine Ave., Roseville., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Monsignor Corcoran Tuition Fund and will be accepted at St. Rose School, 633 Vine Ave., Roseville, CA 95678.
Harding was born in Oklahoma on September 14, 1920 to Bill and Mabel Adams Peck. He entered eternal rest November 23, 2010 in Torrance, California. He served in the
DRUMMOND, William Henry Peter May 10, 1917-Nov. 25, 2010 William Henry Peter Drummond, "Pete" passed through this life to join our God on Thanksgiving day, at age 93. Born in Calgary, Canada, Peter was raised in the Seattle area where he attended the University of Washington, a straight "A" student in aeronautical engineering, he received a full scholarship to Cal Tech, where he received a Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering and graduated with honors. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty Jean Fullerton, and together they forged their life in Southern California, working for Douglas Aircraft Co., which became McDonnell Douglas, which became Boeing. He settled in the Mar Vista area and worked in the Santa Monica plant adjacent to Santa Monica airport, then headed the missile and space program in Culver City and opened their new facilities in Huntington Beach. Late in his career he headed a new group investigating solar energy as an alternative energy source for commercial production. He moved to Encino so his two boys could be closer to Harvard School, then to Dover Shores in Newport Beach for over 30 years before moving to Boise to be with his son and his family for the past four years. He was active in his boys activities, including serving on the PTA for their grade school, as a leader in the Cub and Boy Scouts as well as following their athletic endeavors. An adamant believer in physical conditioning, Pete jogged two miles and swam one mile every day starting in the early 1960's until his knees gave out. He was an avid scuba diver, back packer, and camper. He enjoyed being with family and when not working many a camping trip were enjoyed in Yosemite, Sequoia, Catalina Island, Lake Mead, his beloved Puget Sound and later, after retiring at 63, "off trail" cross country backpacking in the Sierras and Bitterroot Mountain range of Idaho. He also served as president of the Dover Shores Homeowners Association, the citizens committee advising the County of Orange on the expansion of John Wayne Airport as well as an active member of the Presbyterian church. Peter is preceded in death by his brother, Pat, and survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty, sons Peter Stephen (Nancy) of Boise, ID, granddaughter Casey, and David Arthur of Manhattan Beach, CA and grandson Kevin. He will be missed by all of those that were fortunate enough to know him. His request to be cremated will be honored, there are no services scheduled. In lieu of flowers please donate to in his honor.
William Wall Hutchins Resident of Los Gatos Born Sept. 24, 1931 went to his rest Nov. 15, 2010. He was preceded in death my his first wife, Jean, and his oldest son, Scott. He is survived by his second wife, Dolores, and his 3 children, Jeff & Brian Hutchins and Linda Fullmer, 5 grandchildren, Petty Officer First Class Bruce Fullmer of USN, Staff Sergeant Matthew Fullmer of the USAF, Daniel Fullmer and Kristian and Michael Hutchins, two great grandchildren, Layla and Ryan Fullmer, and loving step-children. Bill was born in Sandersville, Georgia. When he was 15 he joined the Army and attended West Point. Bill joined Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1954 and worked there for over 35 years. He moved to California in 1958 and never left. He loved California and enjoyed over the years being a guide to his friends and family. His passions included a good game of bridge, Military history, and family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in his memory. Services under the direction of DARLING FISCHER Chapel of the Hills.
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William "Bill" Gabriel Imboden, 98, passed away on Nov. 25, 2010, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Napa. He was born on May 9, 1912, to Joseph Imboden Sr. and Basalia Schillago Imbode
William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.
WILLIAM K CHANG SEP 18, 1928 - NOV 25, 2010 Our dear loving father and grandfather has passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day. He was survived he by his beloved wife, Jean; his three children, Lois, Billy & Norman, their spouses, and his grandchildren, Brendan, J.J., Megan & Casey. He was a successful builder in Construction before he retired in '06. The Memorial Service will be held on 12/4/10 at the Orangeburg Baptist Church at 11:30 am.
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William Spencer Edwards, 77, was born in Godair Township, Mo., to Mitchell and Dollie Edwards., He had six siblings, all deceased. He was a graduate of Portageville High School., In 1952, he married Lois Rinck, with whom he had three children. Bill joined the Air Force and served honorably for 20 years. Upon his return from Vietnam, he was stationed at Travis Air Force Base, where he retired in 1973. For the next many years, he enjoyed a second career in insurance and investments., In 1978, Bill married Margaret Corcoran, who survives him in Vacaville. He is also survived by two sons, Mark (Diane) of Vacaville and Michael (Kathy) of Las Vegas; daughter, Paula Easton (Mike) of Suisun; and grandchildren, Kaylan, Kyle, Matt Edwards, Ryan and Ken Easton., Bill was a natural athlete. He excelled in many sports in high school and the military, but his passion was golf. He was happy to have had two holes in one. He was a sincere, quiet, kind, loving man and hard worker. He was a loyal 49er fan, a fierce patriot, a devoted husband and father, and a man of faith., A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville., The family suggests memorials be made to the Salvation Army, 630 Orange Drive, Ste. M, Vacaville, CA 95687, or salvationarmyusa.org., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707)446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
William Werle, Resident of San Mateo, (Bugs) 89 years old, passed away on November 27, 2010, in San Mateo, CA, due to complications with Alzheimer's., Born December 21, 1920 in Oakland, CA, son of the late Leslie and Emma Werle (deceased), sister Patricia LaFargue (Gene) (deceased)., He was a professional Baseball Player, for the San Francisco Seals, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburg, and Special Assignment Scout for Baltimore, Orioles, and Cleveland Indians., Survived by his wife Eva of San Mateo, William Werle, Jr., (Michele), grandchildren, Philippe Werle (Marie) Guillaume Werle (Isabelle), and five great granchildren, nephew Craig LaFargue (Bobbi) Christopher LaFargue and Dave LaFargue. Stepdaughters, Jordana Roberts, (Sonny), Julie McMahon (Pete) and five grandchildren., His cat Tenshi, and his dog Betty Cuca., My greatest thanks go out to Anka Buljan Administrator of B and B Home Care, where he was living for the past 2 and a half years, to all the wonderful care givers: Ofie, Edwin, Ronnie, Bel and Julie who took care of him with love and devotion, and To Vitas Hospice Care., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation., Services Friday, December 3, 2010, 1:30 pm, at Lifemark Skylawn Memorial Park Highway 92 and Skyline Blvd. (650-349-4411).
Wilma Ann Hernandez, 61, of Anderson died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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Don Womble, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, athlete, teacher, coach. Beloved and loving, he left this earth on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Born on .....
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