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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.
Adelia Todd, 78, of Redding died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
LAMKINS JR., Albert U. (81) Born July 15, 1929 in Winnepeg, MO. Passed away November 22, 2010 in Anaheim, CA. Survived by his sons, Larry and Clarke Lamkins; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Retired from Rockwell Int'l after 33 years of service and was an active member of the Garden Grove, #1952. Viewing will be held Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Stateroom area in Gate #1. Service to be held Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Graveside, Gate 1, Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA. A reception to follow at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge at 1:30 p.m.
Lamkins, Jr., Albert U., 81. Born July 15, 1929 in Winnepeg, MO. Passed away November 22, 2010 in Anaheim, CA. Survived by his sons, Larry and Clarke Lamkins; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Retired from Rockwell Int'l after 33 years of service and was an active member of the Garden Grove
Alfreda passed on to the other side November 29, 2010 with her loving husband, family and friends at her side. She was born March 28, 1935 in Aberdeen, Washington to Alfred Nolan Colegrove Sr. and Mabel Veronica (Capoeman) Colegrove. Alfreda was a member of the Hoopa Valley tribe, with Yurok, Quinault, and Sanech ancestry. Alfreda attended elementary and high school in Hoopa, California, and after attending barber and cosmetology school in the Los Angeles area she returned to Hoopa Valley where she worked for many years as a barber and beautician. Elders often depended on her to make house calls to trim their hair when they were physically unable to make it into the shop. She also tried her hand at waiting tables for a brief time. Alfreda was lucky at playing casino games and would light heartedly comment after winning, "Now I can pay my bills." Many times when we were unable to find Alfreda and her husband Alex at home, they were at one of the local casinos. Alfreda's grand children have fond and fun memories of traveling to Eureka for dinner and a movie with their grandma. Her most significant job was nurturing the many people that she welcomed into her home and making them feel like everything was alright. She was an honest soul who told it like it was and believed in treating people with respect - and a bit of good humor. She loved to dance, sing, and listen to all kinds of music. Her grand children affectionately told of a time when they were at Reggae on the River and said, "Hey, there's Gram!" while she danced through the crowd. One of her favorite sayings that her children recall hearing was, "I have places to go, people to see, and so little time to do it in." She was adventurous and lived a full life. Alfreda is from a traditional Hupa dance family and contributed by cooking during the ceremonial dances and encouraging her off spring to live a good life and to always participate in a good way. Alfreda and husband Alex were married for eighteen years, which Alfreda tenderly said before passing, "It wasn't long enough". Together, they loved to travel, meet new people, and see new places. They were avid sports fans who loved to attend their grandchildren's many athletic activities throughout California. Her husband Alex Pratt, their children and spouses Rebecca Ferris (Gary Jordan), Deborah McConnell (Robert), Omar Dean III, and Alfreda Lynn Brown (Theron), Daniel Pratt (Tawny), Aryliss Pratt, Alyson Hescock (Sonny), numerous cousins, and special friends Tathama "Teemy" Black, Germaine "Nonie" Smith, and Byrdine Underwood survive Alfreda. She recently asked, "Just how many grandchildren do I have". She was blessed with thirty-two grandchildren, forty-seven great grand children with three others on the way, and one great-great grandchild. She was the only girl of six children and learned early to "brush it off and be tough because she was a cowgirl." She is survived by her brothers and sister-in-laws: Christopher Colegrove, Alfred "Riggie" Colegrove (Vonice), Gary Colegrove (Kathy), Lionel Colegrove (Ilene), Marilyn Colegrove and Melba Jean Middleton. Her parents Alfred and Mabel Colegrove, son Richard V. Dean, granddaughters Julianna and Stephanie Ferris, great grand daughter Angel Ferris, great great grandchild Kiona Billy Yanez, and brother Bryan W. Colegrove Sr, preceded her. The family would like to thank the many people who provided support, prayers, songs, and well wishes. We especially want to thank all of the health professionals who provided excellent and respectful care for Alfreda. There will be a wake at the Hoopa Community Center on Friday, December 3, 2010 beginning at 7:00 P.M, services at the Hoopa Neighborhood Facilities on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11:00 A.M., burial at the Hoopa Cemetery and reception following at the Hoopa Community Center. Harold "Joe Boy" Lewis and Justine "Butch" James will officiate the memorial services, and William "Billy" Carpenter will say a Hupa prayer at the graveside. Honorary Pall Bearers are Alfred "Riggie" Colegrove, Arlen Doolittle, Art Tonkin, Carl Colegrove, Carlo Miguelena, Christopher Colegrove, Cole Cross, Corky Simms, Curtis Dempewolfe, Daniel Pratt, Delmer Colegrove, Douglas Brown, Everette "Tweet" Colegrove, Frank Rojas, Freddy Brown, Gary Colegrove Sr, Gary Jordan, Gaylor "Sonny" Hescock, George "Portie" Blake, Glenn Moore Jr, Jerry McCovey, Joseph Jarnaghan Sr, Daniel "Johnson" Colegrove, Kenny Doolittle, Kenny Norton, Kevin Orcutt, Lafayette Davis, Lester "Fiddy" Latham, Lionel Colegrove, Loren Norton, Marlen Sorrell, Matthew Painter, Mel Youckton, Merky Oliver, Merv George Sr, Mike Ferris, Omar Dean Jr, Phillip "Beanie" Vigil, Robert "Bob" McConnell, Roland "Beetles" Brown, Sherman Norton, Stanley Ferris Sr, Sylvester Brown, Theron Brown, Vernon "Sonny" Pratt, Virgil Pole Sr, Walt Lara Sr, William "Billy" Carpenter. We respectfully apologize for not listing you and know that you will understand. 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Alice Lorene Rorie passed away on November 28, 2010. Graveside services will take place Sunday December 5th, 2010 at Keystone Cemetery in Dobbins, CA at 1:00pm, with reception following at The Agnes Dean Community Center. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville 530-749-9277.
Alisha Mae Jones "Tisha" August 1, 1911 - November 23, 2010 A visitation will be held in the Jesse E. Cooley, Jr. Chapel Friday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. for Alisha Mae Jones who died November 23, 2010. Services are being held Saturday, Dec. 4th, at 10:00 a.m. in Jerusalem Mission C.O.G.I.C., 924 Cottonwood Rd. Pastor, Freddie L. Thomas will officiate with private internment to follow in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Jones, a native of Paris, Texas moved to Bakersfield in 1947. She will be remembered for being a loving mother and grandmother, active church worker and an excellent cook. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Wright, 6 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 31 great great grandchildren. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Mercy Hospice Staff. Sycuan Casino, Depree Foreman, Bryce and Billie Sholar, your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered. Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service
Dr. Anna Barta Born Apr. 3, 1920 in Debrecon, Hungary, the only daughter of Istvan and Rozsa Szekely. She was a survivor of the holocaust, having been interned at Auschwitz. After the war she returned to Hungary and married George Barta in September, 1945 by 1948, after the communist takeover, she and her husband and two young sons decided to find a new life in the west and escaped to Austria, where the family lived for 2 years, before finally moving in 1951 to San Francisco, which she considered home for the rest of her life. At the time of her arrival in San Francisco, she was one of the very few lady doctors there, and she made house calls. She was a very dignified person who enjoyed the symphony, opera, card playing and traveling. During her residence in San Francisco, she made many, many friends, both here and around the world, and nobody who met her could forget her. She died peacefully at home on Nov. 29th at age 90, due to complications from a stroke. She was predeceased by her husband George and is survived by her two sons Ivan (Kimiko) and Leslie, and two granddaughters. Services will be held at Sinai Memorial Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Sunday followed with entombment at Salem Cemetery.
Anna Higinbotham, 1932 - 2010, Anna Higinbotham passed away on Saturday, November 27th. She was 78 years old. Born Anna Avalos in 1932, "Anita," grew up in Santa Maria, attending local schools and graduating from Santa Maria High School in 1950. She married after serving in the US Air Force and relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. After retiring from accounting in 1991 she returned to Santa Maria, where she began her second and favorite career as a Bilingual Teacher's Aide at Battles School where she continued working before her passing., Anna was a long - time member of the Santa Maria, , the Orcutt Garden Club and member of Saint Louis DeMontfort Church. Active in the community, she loved animals and adored her job and students., Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Rosa Meza and Fructuoso Avalos and husband, Donald. She is survived by a daughter Donna; brothers Thomas Avalos and Anthony Avalos; sisters: Marie Stice and Andrea Avalos, of Santa Maria and Barbara Zeppa of Danville, CA; and many beloved cousins, extended family members and friends., In lieu of flowers, Anna's family suggests any donations be made to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society where Anna volunteered for several years., Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Monday, December 6, 2010 followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Magner- Maloney Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will begin 10:00 A.M, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Santa Maria; graveside service to follow immediately at the Santa Maria Cemetery District., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
Annie Lerma, 75, of El Rio passed away on Nov. 29, 2010 at home after a brief illness., She was born on Oct. 27, 1935 in Oxnard and a lifetime resident of El Rio. Annie was known to wheel herself around El Rio and visit her many friends at local stores in the neighborhood. She loved trips to Las Vegas with family, gambling at Chumash and eating out. She loved her animals and her plants. She enjoyed the company of her grandson Joseph's Stage 2 family. Annie will be missed by all the many lives she touched. She was an inspiration to her family. She is our hero!, The family would like to thank all her family, friends, and best friend Armida for stopping by and visiting her, she loved the company. Also a special thank you to the Livingston Memorial Hospice team., Annie is survived by her three sons, Sada Lerma, Steven Lerma (wife Jaime) and David Lerma (wife Bonnie); two daughters, Cynthia Lerma, Veronica Lerma; Joseph (grandson who she raised as one of her own children); five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Freddie Ayala (wife Natalie) and Johnny Ayala (wife Emelina)., Preceded in death by her loving husband "Pin" of 44 years., Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at Santa Clara Chapel in El Rio. Funeral mass on Monday, Dec. 6 at 10a.m. at Santa Clara Chapel in El Rio, followed by burial at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard.
Anthony Edward Dulebohn, 54, of Shasta Lake died Nov. Monday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel (222-1587).
Anthony Nels Mansanares April 12, 1974 - Nov 25, 2010 Anthony passed away suddenly on Thanksgiving morning at the age of 36. Ant was a devoted and loving father to Sierra, age 14 from Madison, Alabama. He was born in San Francisco on April 12, 1974 and moved to San Bruno in 1985. Anthony had recently returned to San Bruno and was able to spend his last days with his Mom and Dad. After attending Capuchino High School (Class of 1992), Anthony enlisted in the US Army, where he served in Germany for 7 years as a Calvary Scout. When he was honorably discharged he stayed in Georgia and attended Georgia Southern University. Anthony was an avid sports fan who knew all of the draft picks and trades for all sports. In his early years he attended many A's games with his grandma and their friend Larry, but in his heart he was a Giants fan. He arranged for his dad Dan to attend his first Ball Dude camp as a Father's Day gift. He taught his daughter to ski while working at Heavenly Ski Resort. Although he did not get to live a long life, his life was full of love, family and friends. Ant was a generous man with his love, making friends where ever he went. Besides his daughter Sierra, Anthony is also survived by his Mother and Step-father Jeannie & Dan McLinden, Grandparents Lenore & Albert Flores and Michael Bunn, Ex-wife Tricia Mosley, Aunts Sue, Veronica, Judy & Shirley, Uncles Albert & Mike, as well as numerous Cousins including Alexis Guldbech and Samantha Gomez. And of course his faithful dog Chico. I will always remember.
Anthony Neil DiMaggio passed away on November 25, 2010 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He is survived by his wife, Jolene DiMaggio; daughters, Marissa and Stephanie DiMaggio; mother, Helen DiMaggio; aunts, Stella DiMaggio, Anita Mardesich, Martina Butorovic; and uncle, Tony Butorovic; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Neno DiMaggio and brother, Michael DiMaggio. A lifelong South Bay resident, Anthony was born and raised in San Pedro and resided in Rancho Palos Verdes for the last 25 years. He attended Fermin Lasuen High School and graduated from San Pedro High School. Anthony was president of Star Fisheries, Inc.; where he had worked since he was 17 years old. Star Fisheries, Inc. was founded by his father, Neno and grandfather, Andrew Fistonich in 1921. Second only to his family, Anthony's great love was golf and he was a second-generation member of Palos Verdes Golf Club, as well as Spyglass Golf Club in Pebble Beach, CA and The Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA. He had the privilege of serving on the board of PVGC and competed three times in the AT&T Pro-Am in Pebble Beach. A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, December 3, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, followed by entombment at Green Hills Memorial Park. The family asks that gifts in memory of Anthony DiMaggio be made to: Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation and should be sent to 1300 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 2 from 4-8 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. Please sign the guestbook at
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In Loving Memory In Loving Memory Fernandes "Rog" Araujo December 3, 2008 "Christmas in Heaven" 'Tis Christmas in Heaven What a beautiful sight! It's .....
In Loving Memory of Aubrey C. Carter November 20, 1946 - November 30, 2010 Aubrey C. Carter was born in Fresno, CA in 1946.?He graduated from Mt. Whitney HS of Visalia, Ca in 1964.?Soon after, Aub made Bakersfield his home. He attended Bakersfield College, then joined the Navy.?Although he never was called upon to fight abroad, Aubrey was so proud to serve his country.?Once out of the Navy, Aubrey again made Bakersfield his home.?He retired from Pacific Bell after many years, then dabbled in?his own?restaurant business.?His love for food, spirits, and good times were his winning recipe at his restaurants.?When Aubrey wasn't cooking, or socializing with the regulars, you would find him on the golf course.?His love for golf and competitive edge could rival even the fiercest of?opponents.?His competitive edge spanned much further than the 18th hole.?There were many a fast pitch softball team that would yearn for him to be behind home plate.?He relished the idea of victory, whether on the ball field or placing bets with his buddies per hole, even if he had to cheat, his was the victor. Aubrey is survived by his wife, Shallie Warne; his two children Bret?and Lori Carter, and Shannon Carter Saso, his five stepdaughters, Julee May, Leah and Emilio Cantu, Lyndi Buchanan, Lacey Warne, and Audrey Warne.?Aubrey had numerous grandchildren that brought a special sense of pride and a smile to his face. We will all miss his ability to make us laugh.
Aubrey C. Carter, Jr. Nov. 20, 1946 - Nov. 30, 2010 Join us in a Celebration of Dad's life on Friday, Dec. 3rd, from 1-4 p.m., at Narducci's, 622 E. 21st Street.
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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.
Barbara Weber Klindt, Resident of, Los Gatos 62 years, Barbara Klindt passed away November 21 after a short battle with lung cancer. She touched many lives with her wonderful, positive personality and her devotion to God. We know she is now praising her father in heaven., Barbara was born in Seattle, WA. She met and married Ralph Klindt. They shared a wonderful and loving life together for over 50 years. Barbara is survived by her devoted children: John (Mode), Bill (Cindy), Barbara (Jeff), Nancy (John) and Bob. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren: Stephanie, Jordan, Tyler, Kyle, Kody, Cory, James, Samantha, Patricia, Bobby, Kiersten, Katie, and Jack., The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at The Terraces Care Center. The professionalism, care, and compassion they demonstrated was so comforting to mom and all the family. We are grateful she was in such loving hands., We would also like to thank the amazing staff from Hospice of the Valley. They are angles from heaven and provided mom with the utmost care, love, and respect., Friends and family are invited to join us for a celebration of Barbara's life. The memorial service will be held December 7, 2010 at _1:00 pm at The Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the PCLG Deacon Fund. DARLING FISHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS.
1948-2010 On November 30, 2010 Barbara Sharon Morgan Morris was surrounded by her family when she said goodbye to us and took God's hand and follwed him home. She grew up in Eureka, Ca where she met and married her high school sweetheart David Morris, the love of her life. During their forty-five years together they had five wonderful children: Chalynne Bruckner (Marcus Bruckner), Shawndra Cooper (Tony Cooper), Jennifer Bachier (Billy Bachler), Matthew Morris (Andrea Morris), and Faith Morris. Their children blessed them with ten grand children and one great grandson which were Barbara's pride and joy. Barbara loved to travel with her family. One of her fvorite places to go was Turks and Caicos which she had a chance to share with her sister. This trip remains a cherished memory that they both hold close to their hearts. She also loved to snorkel and bowl and was a proud member of the 300 club. She was an advocate for children that were both physically and emotionally abused. For the last 20 years of her life she was active in the Special Olympics, making sure that everyone knew how special the athletes that she cared for and trained really were. There are too many of her joys and accomplishments to mention them all. She was giving and caring and no one can ever fill her shoes. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She is survivied by her mother Juanita Morgan, her brothers Walter "Ike" Morgan and Frank Morgan and her little sister Karen "Pokey" Thomas. She was met in heavem by her father Winnard Morgan and brother Ronnie Morgan. The family would like to extend their thanks to all who helped them through these troubled times. Please sign the guest book at
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.,
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Benjamin R. Shepherd passed away on November 26, 2010 A potluck Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Church of the Nazarene, 2727 Fir St., Live Oak, CA from 1-3pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
Abrams, Bernard, February 14, 1920 - November 28, 2010, Bernie Abrams passed away peacefully at home at age 90. Son of immigrants, he was a self-made man who became a prominent businessman and philanthropist, after serving in the, Air Corps in WW II., Bernie is survived by his wife Jane (Wiesen) with whom he shared 65 years of marriage, love, and devotion. Also his five children: Donald Abrams of Balboa Island,CA; Jodi Seaver of Dublin, NH; Betsy Abrams of Boston, MA; Wendy Bassell of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; and Diane Abrams of Boston, MA - and their spouses. He was the proud grandfather of ten grandchildren., Memorial services will be held at Pacific View Park in Corona Del Mar, CA at 10am on Friday December 3. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bernie's honor to Helping Hands Foundation (, ) or to a charitable cause of ones' choosing.
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.
BERTA CLAY, 90, of Santa Maria, passed away December 2, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
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.,
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Florence Ann Hale Bevan, 77 VISTA -- Florence Ann Hale Bevan, a resident of Claremont and Vista, died Thursday, October 21, 2010. She was .....
Beverly June Pando, 9/30/1950 - 11/24/2010, Beverly June Pando, age 60, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Kaiser Roseville Hospital. She battled cancer, which had been diagnosed only three ½ months earlier., Beverly was born September 30, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan to James and Virginia Pando. She moved to San Jose, Calif., as a child. As an adult Beverly moved to the Grass Valley, Calif., area and for the last 11 years had resided in Auburn, Calif., Beverly graduated from Leigh High School in San Jose in 1968. She received her AA degree from Sierra College in 1986 and her BS degree from the University of San Francisco in 1992., Beverly was the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent for Education Services at the Placer Union High School District and had previously been the Administrative Support Services Supervisor at the Nevada County Office of Education., Beverly is survived by her husband Tim Grayson; her daughter and her husband, Lisa and Mark Hartman; her son Anthony Sanzone; her stepson and his wife, Sean and Vanessa Grayson; four grandchildren: Arabella, Amelie, and Lila Grayson and Mia Hartman; her mother Virginia Pando; and her brother and his wife, Bob and Vicki Pando. She was preceded in death by her father James., At 4 p.m., Friday December 3, 2010 a vigil will be held at the Lassila Funeral Home, 551 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn with a Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Noon, Saturday December 4, 2010 at St. Teresa of Avila church, 11600 Atwood Rd, Auburn. Burial will be at the New Auburn Cemetery, 1040 Collins Dr. at a latter date., In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to either the – PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 – or to the Mercy Center Auburn – 535 Sacramento St, Auburn, CA 95603.
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Marjorie F. Bieser Jan. 26, 1917 - Nov. 30, 2010 Resident of Newark Marje passed peacefully in her sleep after a brief bout of .....
BLANCHE CHARLOTTE PRICE APR 3, 1914 - NOV 28, 2010 Blanche Charlotte Price, 96 years of age, was born to John O. Cripe and Charlotte Cripe (Umbaugh) on April 3, 1914 in Lansing Missouri. She passed to heaven on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Blanche was the youngest and last surviving of her siblings: Effie Hootman (Cripe, Bauman) of Salida, John Cripe of Modesto, June Fountain of Grass Valley, Charles Cripe of Salida and Betty Grant (Chambers, Thompson) of Modesto, CA. She is survived by her six children: Forrest Price of San Diego, CA, Charles Price and Daryl Price of Yearington, NV, Douglas Price of Wishon, CA. Lee Ockey of Modesto and Dale Price of Oakdale, CA. She is also survived by 13 grand- children, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Her husband of 69 years, Leonard Hall Price, preceded her in death in November of 2003. Blanche Price was devoted to her Christian faith and to her family. She exemplified the virtues described in the Beatitudes. She was kind, virtuous, charitable, humble, self-sacrificing and a peace- maker. She spent her life as a homemaker, administering, protecting and morally supporting her children and their descendants. Her family resided on Morrill Road close to Oakdale Road near Riverbank, CA until 1951. Thereafter, the family resided on Claribel Road and Albers Road in Oakdale, CA for 50 years. Mr. & Mrs. Price last resided at 751 River Ave. in Oakdale. Blanche and Leonard Price had many relatives and friends in the greater Modesto, Riverbank and Oakdale area. Interment will be private but a public memorial funeral service will be held on Sat. Dec. 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m at the La Loma Grace Brethern Church at 1315 La Loma Ave. in Modesto, CA. A reception will follow in the church hall.
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.
In Loving Memory of Bradley T. Ritter 1918 - 2010 Bradley T. Ritter was born October 3, 1918 in Oakland, California and died October 19, 2010. He spent his youth in San Francisco where he attended Galileo High School. He was an Eagle Scout and an avid sailor. He graduated from Stanford University in 1941 with degrees in Economics and Law. In 1945, Brad married Hazel Jesse, and they established a home in Taft. He owned and operated a hobby shop/ printing shop and was active in the Masonic Lodge, eventually becoming Master. In 1960, Brad became a stockbroker for E.F. Hutton and the family moved to Bakersfield. He was active in, , Bakersfield Country Club, and was a Police Commissioner. He was also manager of the Oakland office of E.F. Hutton during his career. When Brad retired as a vice president of Hutton, he and Hazel continued their hobby of traveling to exotic ports of call until her death in 1997. He is survived by two daughters, Suzie Stewart Nunley and Nancy Bohland, and a grandson, Will Bohland. He was a good father and we miss him.
Bud Gillen, 98, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in San Luis Obispo. The youngest of three boys, Bud was born in September 1912 in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Charles and May Gillen of California, and graduated from St. Mary''s College in 1937. In 1938, Bud met Irene Lawson on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend. Bud and Irene were married on May 26, 1940, at St. Anne''s Church in San Francisco and they moved to San Luis Obispo. Bud worked at the family business, Home Steam Laundry Company, for a number of years, then retired from being a delivery truck driver at Langendorf Bakery. In retirement, Bud enjoyed many years as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, weekly golf games and traveling. Bud is survived by his four daughters Susan Davis of Escondido, Calif., Judy Curtner (Bert) of Livermore, Calif., Patsy Pando (Rick) and Pam Nakamura of San Luis Obispo; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and beloved wife, Irene. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo St. in San Luis Obispo, followed by a reception at the Madonna Inn. Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo
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.
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Burton Richard Nicol, Jr., 56, of Lodi, died Nov. 24. He was born June 16, 1954 in Washington.
April 30, 1964 ~ November 24, 2010 Catalina Oropeza, 46, was born April 30, 1964. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She passed away on November 24, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. She will be missed by her sons Jared 17; Justin 10. Loving daughter of Lucille Jara; Loving sister to Zina, Tony, Sammy, Jaime, Estella, Jay, Filemon and twin sister Magdalena. She devoted her life to her sons and walking with God. Catalina will be remembered for her gentle, loving spirit and open heart. A Celebration Service will be December 3, 2010 at 10am at Praise Felowship Church, 615 "E" St., Los Banos.
NEWMAN, CHAUNCEY of El Cajon 10/29/1925 - 11/23/2010, (619) 337-8100
BENSON, CLEO July 3, 1908 to November 25, 2010 Cleo Benson was born in Ottawa, Kansas, at the turn of the twentieth century. More than 102 years later he fell asleep in death, "old and satisfied." As was true of an earlier centenarian described in the Bible named Daniel, Cleo was viewed by God as a "very desirable man" enjoying a long life rich with meaning and purpose in sacred service. He rests now, but will soon 'stand up for his lot at the end of the days.' A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 2710 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102.
Calvin William Haffey 1925 - 2010 Calvin William Haffey, better known as "Bill" to family and friends was born on May 16, 1925 and passed away peacefully on November 23, 2010 at his home in Bakersfield, CA. with family members by his side. Even near the end of his life he experienced no pain from his illnesses and he was always expressing his thankfulness to God for this. He was always optimistic and he always held on to his sense of humor. He was a loyal husband, father and friend. He is survived by his loving wife, Dona; sons, Michael Haffey and wife Holly of Mt. Vernon, WA, and Eric Haffey; daughters, Rene Flurey of Mt. Vernon, WA, Shawna Martinez and husband Ron of Loomis, CA, and Penny Harding of Sacramento, CA; stepdaughters, Cathy Veatch-McCrary and husband Mike of Bakersfield, CA, and Elaine Spalinger of Redmond, OR; 11 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Also a special thank you to Hannah Richards for her love, care and support. Bill will be missed greatly. A Memorial Service for Bill will be held on Dec. 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 48 Manor St., Bakersfield. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Bill's memory to Calvary Bible Church or the charity of you choice.
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.,
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.
Catherine Frances Brema (nee Quara), March 24, 1903 to Nov. 17, 2010., Catherine, known affectionately as Grammy to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so many friends, has left us after a long, full and faithful life to go to her Lord and once again be joined with her devoted and beloved husband, John Joseph, who passed away in 1991., She leaves her son, Arnold, his wife, Marilyn, five grandchildren, Joanne, Cathy, Suzanne, John and Faith, and seven wonderful great-grandchildren., Catherine was born in a little village in Northern Italy and came to this country in 1915 to join her mother and dad who had already come to the United States a few years earlier. She lived in New York City initially and there met her future husband, John Joseph. They were married on Jan. 7, 1928 and in 1937 moved to their first home in New Jersey., After their son, Arnold, moved to California, they joined him and moved to Camarillo in 1968 where they bought the home they lived in until her passing. Catherine was a very active member of the Amaranth and rose to become the Most Worthy Matron of her Chapter. After retiring from active participation and the loss of her beloved John, she maintained contact with a number of members of several groups in that organization., In March of 2010 she went to the Shoreline Healthcare facility in Oxnard because of continuing and increasing health problems where she was when the end came. She will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends, but will live on in our hearts forever., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels in Camarillo, 482-1166.
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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.
Charles "Chuck" Fredrick Dawdy died of natural causes on November 17, 2010 at the age of seventy. He joined his father, John Ralph Dawdy and his mother, Dorothy Evelyn Dawdy who preceded him in death., Chuck was born in Hanford on April 2, 1940. He was the second of four children born to Ralph and Dorothy Dawdy who settled in Lemoore in the late 1930's. Chuck attended Lemoore Elementary School and Lemoore High School, graduating in 1957. He attended the University of California-Berkeley, where he joined the NROTC, then transferred to Fresno State. He lived in Fresno and Visalia, working for the Welfare Department until he retired in 1985, moving to Lemoore to be able to care for his ailing mother., Chuck never married and has no direct descendents, but he leaves behind his sister, Jean Fetterhoff currently residing in Morro Bay, his older brother Dick who lives in Long Beach and his younger brother, Bob who lives in Fountain Valley., Chuck's niece, Shari Fetterhoff-Bacci and his nephews, Scott Fetterhoff, Grant Dawdy, John Dawdy, Jeff Dawdy and Jim Dawdy remember very fondly his attempts to teach them to play Chess or Bridge and they remember with humility his sharp memory when playing Trivial Pursuit, or his keen sense of gamesmanship while playing Risk. Scott mentioned recently that even when Chuck removed all but two or three Chess pieces from his side of the board, he still beat Scott. Bob remembers a game of Chess at Christmas time one year where it was neck and neck to the end, with Chuck being victorious. Bob says it was his best Chess game ever. Grant fondly remembers his favorite Chuck saying: "I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.", Chuck was an avid puzzle fanatic. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, the bigger the better. He loved watching game shows on TV matching his wits with the contestants. But his overall greatest recent joy was watching his beloved Giants take the World Series. He talked for hours about their progress., Chuck loved to travel and spent many happy hours traversing the mountains of California, and the Western Rockies. He loved family camping trips, especially Sample Meadows above Huntington Lake where he would sit for hours playing Cribbage or Bridge if he could round up the players., We could always count on Chuck to call with some obscure geographical question or puzzle about one of the United States, relishing in the outcome. His most recent query to his sister was to name the sport where the defense always has control of the ball., Those wishing to remember Chuck may wish to contribute to the , 5160 N. Fresno St., #101, Fresno, CA, 93710 in his name., At his request, there will be no services and he will be cremated., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.
Markham, Charles Henry, December 24, 1923 - November 16, 2010, Charles H. Markham, M.D. (Charlie) passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 86 at his home in Santa Barbara, California., Born in Altadena, California, he attended Flintridge Preparatory School, then the Colorado School of Mines from 1941 to 1943. In 1943, Charlie enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was eventually deployed to the European theater as a member of the Combat Engineer Regiment. After leaving the Army in 1945, he completed his undergraduate work with great distinction at Stanford University, then earned his medical degree at Stanford Medical School. Charlie received his training in neurology at Boston City Hospital and National Hospital in London. He joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology at, in 1956, becoming head of the movement disorders division, and retired as Emeritus Professor of Neurology in 1995. Moving to Santa Barbara, California in 1995, he received an appointment as Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCSB. He continued his work there until the time of his death. He wrote or co-wrote nearly 200 medical publications in his lifetime., Charlie achieved international recognition for his research in two diverse fields. His work in Parkinsons disease included some of the earliest investigations of levodopa, and its effect on longevity and progress of the disease in patients given this medication. He also was a noted vestibular physiologist, with particular emphasis on the function of the otolith organs in the inner ear. This work involved conducting experiments in parabolic flight in Houston (NASA) and Europe (ESA), as well as studies on the Russian Mir station., Charlie is survived by his wife Lisa of 39 years, and children Chuck, Arthur, Daphne, Jim, John and Sara; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Although extremely committed to his profession, he always reserved time for his family. Charlie took great care to maintain good relationships with each of his six children and was quite proud of their accomplishments and who they were as people., Donations in his memory may be made to The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: (312) 755-0198, firstname.lastname@example.org , Samsung Medical Clinic: (805) 681-7726, email@example.com , or Land Trust for Santa Barbara County: (805) 966-4530, firstname.lastname@example.org., A Celebration of his Life will be held for family and friends at 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 at La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara, California.
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1921 - 2010 She was 89 years old, born in Asherton, TX on June 13, 1921. She was one of five children, four brothers one of whom was her twin, Clifford Bailey. All have preceded her in death. Her loving husband, Bill of 71 years passed just six week prior to her passing. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. An exceptional seamstress, loved doing crafts, square dancing and traveling with her husband. From their long happy life together came a daughter, Beverly Wyant. She is also survived by her son-in-law Allen Wyant, three grandchildren, Cindy Bahl, Christy Michal and Steven Wyant. Six great grandchildren, Angela Hughey, Rachelle Woods, Justin and Katie Wyant, Kyle and Christopher Michal. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice. Services for Bill and Clarise will be held on December 9, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Lawncrest Funeral Chapel.
Clifford Loren Colyar, 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2010 after a lengthy illness., He was born July 8, 1923 in Okanogan, Wash., to Loren and Leona Colyar. Cliff is a WWII veteran; he served in the US Army as a Combat Engineer. He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Lawrence Colyar. Cliff was surrounded by people who love him when he took his last breath here and his first one in eternity. He worked as an Operating Engineer in Local 12 over 40 years. Everyone who met Cliff loved him, he is especially known for his stories, his smile and willingness to always help. He loved Westerns, especially John Wayne., Cliff is survived by his wife, Delores of 58 years, and seven children, Carol Lewis and husband Kenny, Sheryl Nestlerode, Barbara Long and husband Dennis, Dan and wife Lori, Tom Colyar, Becky Gutierrez and Emily Ferguson, 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren., A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at Rose Family Funeral Home, 4444 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Reception to follow., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation, 581-3800.
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Albert C. Condosta, 91 SUN CITY -- Albert C. Condosta passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at his home in Sun City. .....
Cora Marie Stevenson 1928 - 2010 Marie was born on March 16, 1928 to Frank and Adelia (Trail) Hix, in Yonkers, OK, and passed away peacefully at home in Elmore City, OK, on Nov. 24, 2010. Marie married Andrew Stevenson in 1946 in Bakersfield, CA. They had nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew in 1995, and sons, Charles and Alvie. Survivors include daughters, Emma Harrison and Donita Dawson of Bakersfield, Bonnie Stevenson of Elmore City, OK, and Estey Williams of Wister, OK; sons, Bill of Morris, OK, Paul of Elmore City, OK, and Jerry of Bakersfield; sisters, Anna Tyson of Tempe, AZ, and Ellen Russell of Bakersfield. Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1- 5 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary, with Graveside services on Monday, Dec. 6, at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
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June 24, 1969 - November 27, 2010 Donald Dupree Dinkins was born on June 24, 1969 in Merced, California to the union of Thurmond and Charlotte Dinkins. He was the sixth of six children. Donald was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister Sherry Spruell, and brother Michael Spruell.Donald lived in Merced, California for more than 41 years, most people knew him a Donnie. Donnie attended school at Ada Givens Elementary, Tenaya Jr. High, Merced High School, and Merced College. Donnie accepted Christ at an early age. He united with Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. T.R. Simpson. He worked for McLane Pacific. He enjoyed making people laugh, and playing with his nieces and nephew which lead him to become a foster parent. Donnie enjoyed watching his favorite football team; the Dallas Cowboys, while hanging with his brother and his boyz. Donnie had a smile that would light up a room that always worked well with the ladies. He also enjoyed the outdoor life, and listening to good music. Donnie departed this life on November 27, 2010 in Kentfield, California. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving family, his son Michael Dupree Dinkins of Merced, CA, one sister Vienna Fisher of Bakersfield, CA, two brothers, Vincent Spruell of Soledad, CA and Thurmond Dinkins III of Merced, CA; four aunts, Bennie Roth Poole of Los Angeles, CA, Marie Hall of Merced, CADiana Pierce of Atwater, CA , and Joann Lee of Goose Creek, SC; three uncles, Roscoe Pierce of Merced, CA, Clyde D. Hall of Richmond, CA and Murphy Poole of Los Angeles, CA; one sister-in-law, Nicolasa Dinkins of Merced, CA; one brother-in-law, James F. Fisher of Bakersfield, CA; sic nieces, five nephews, and a host of friends and loved ones. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Merced District Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
HUGHES, DORIS ELIZABETH Doris Elizabeth Hughes lost her battle with cancer on November 29, 2010. She was born on July 20, 1926 in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Doris was married on October 5, 1946 to Wallace Harding Hughes. She is survivied by her two brothers, Glade Lantz of Rockdale, Texas, and Ray Lantz of Phoenix, Arizona. Doris has three children, Linda Press of Portland, Oregon, Chris Belmore of El Cajon, California and Daniel Hughes of Idyllwild, California and she has two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Doris was preceeded in death by her husband Wally in April, 1985 and was the daughter of Floyd and Christena Lantz. Doris was a loving mother and is remembered by her kindness and willingness to help others, always. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 10th, at Glen Abbey Mortuary in Chula Vista, California. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 2009-6011.
MARCH 19, 1931 - NOVEMBER 30, 2010 Dr. Darrel H. Estes passed away on November 30, 2010 after a year-long battle with cancer with his loving family present. Darrel was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the youngest child of Walley Franklin Estes and Amy Amelia Hawkins Estes. He lived and was educated in Nashua, NH schools and graduated from Newman Preparatory School in Boston, Massachusetts. Darrel proudly served in the
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Morris Dare, Jr. Apr. 30, 1930 - Nov. 29, 2010 Resident of Danville On November 29, 2010, Morris passed away from cancer at the .....
Darlaine Johnson of Vacaville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at UCSF Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 26, following a long illness., She is survived by her daughter, Karen Fortunati of Vacaville; son, Bill (Sondra) Johnson of Fairfield; grandchildren, Sondra Litwin of Vacaville, Jason Fortunati of Fairfield, Julie and Ryan Johnson of Fair-field; great-grandchildren, Nick Litwin, Ashley Litwin, Noah Johnson, Brody and Presley Fortunati; and beloved companion, Jack Kempton., She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Johnson., She was born to Paul and Avis Moen in Arti-choke township, Minn., on Sept. 8, 1928, and was most recently a resident in Vacaville, Calif., for 13 years., Darlaine was in the health and nutrition field for many years helping and healing people in need. Darlaine loved church, sewing, gardening and interior design., Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends and enjoying her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren., A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 3321 Farrell Road, Vacaville, with Pastor Mark Lewis officiating., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700. Visit our guest book at www .nadeaufuneralhome .com.,
In Loving Memory of Darrell Paul Villegas December 3, 1970 - June 1, 2009 Happy Birthday Son Not a day goes by we don't remember you. It's been hard, but this year you are going to be an uncle. Jr. and Andrea are expecting a baby girl in January. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Say hi to Blackie and the rest of the family. We'll see you soon. Mom, Jr., Andrea, Susanna, Marie, Linda, and the rest of the family
David W. Filante 58, of Loma Rica passed away November 7, 2010. A memorial service will be held Saturday December 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm, Noon at the Loma Rica Community Church with a Celebration of Life following at the Foothill Lions Club. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA 530-749-9277.
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Dennis Dean Points, 57, of Vacaville, died on Nov. 12., He was born on Aug. 29, 1953., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral- home.com.
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Domenico, (Dominic) Catalano Resident of San Jose, Entered into rest San Jose, CA November 26, 2010. Son of the late Francesco Catalano and the late Angela Parisi. Husband of the late Tomasina Catalano. Beloved father of Francis Catalano, and Maria Angela Catalano. Devoted grandfather of Kameron Soper and great-grandfather of Isabella Soper. Dear brother of The Reverend Father Andrea Catalano, nephew of Santa Parisi; both of Sicily, Italy. Cousin of many here and abroad., A longtime San Jose resident. Age 88 years. Past President of SEIU Local 715, (now 521) and FORUM Trustee, member of Italian American Heritage Foundation, (IAHF) and The National Sicilian American Foundation., Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. to vigil time Sunday, December 5, 2010 at funeral home below., Friends are invited to attend Vigil Service 4:30 P.M. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at Lima Family Erickson Funeral Home, 710 Willow St, San Jose, CA. Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 6, 2010 at 8:45 A.M. at the above mortuary, thence to St. Christopher's Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated commencing at 9:30 A.M. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA.
Donald W. "Bill" Littlejohn, 89, of Colusa, California, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 from complications due to a systemic infection. Bill was born in Colusa, CA on June 2, 1921, the son of Elmer and Theresa Littlejohn. He spent his early childhood in the area before moving to San Francisco in his teenage years, graduating from St. Ignatius High School. Bill enlisted in the armed services in June of 1942 and was honorably discharged as a Captain in November of 1945. A fighter pilot, he flew P-38 and P-39 aircraft during WWII, serving in California, England and finally in North Africa in the 92nd Fighter Squadron, 88th Fighter Group. Flying over 80 combat missions, he also survived a ship collision aboard the Queen Mary, a train wreck in England, and being interned after a forced landing in Portugal. After returning from the war, Bill attended the University of San Francisco Law School, graduating Cum Laude and entered the legal profession on June 14, 1949. Returning to Colusa, he entered into the practice of law with Neil Cooney, Esq. After several years in private practice, Bill was elected the District Attorney of Colusa County, and served in that capacity for 6 years. He also served as County Counsel for Colusa County. In March of 1960, Bill and attorney Florence Westfall formed the law partnership of Littlejohn & Westfall in Colusa. Bill and Florence were married in 1961, and operated the law firm continuously until her death in 2004. During this time he became certified as a criminal law specialist. Bill continued to practice law until his death under the name of Littlejohn & Westfall, being active in the profession for over 60 years. Bill also served as a member of the Executive Committee and as a member of the Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of California. His passion for the law was legendary, inspiring many in the legal community, and was pleased that 3 former associates of the firm became Judges in the area. He also contributed to the community, serving as a longstanding Colusa Unified School District Trustee, as well as Foreman of the Colusa County Grand Jury. He is survived by his beloved and loving wife Charlene Scroggins Littlejohn; his son William Littlejohn and his wife Leslie Littlejohn of Burlingame, CA; his half brother Jim Littlejohn of Denver, CO; his adopted children, Donald Littlejohn and Lisa Marshall; and his step-sons, David C. Scroggins and Drew A. Scroggins of Colusa. Public viewing will be Monday, December 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the McNary-Moore Funeral Home, located at 107 5th Street, Colusa, CA, with a rosary recitation at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church located at 4th and Oak Streets in Colusa. A reception will follow at the Granzella's banquet hall in Williams, CA, located at 457 7th Street. Private interment services will be held on December 8th at East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento. Send Condolences at
Donna Mae Boudro, 65, of Anderson died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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
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
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ATKINSON, ELIUD SANTOS Eliud passed away November 20, 2010; born October 1, 1936, in Copala, Sinaloa, Mexico. Eliud lived in San Diego since 1951. Survived by her 3 children; Stanley, David and Ellie, 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grand-children, 6 brothers, and 1 sister.
CLOUGHESSY, ELLEN of San Diego 10/09/1952-11/16/2010 Immaculate Conception Church (Old Town) Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. American Cremation Service (619) 283-5842
PENICK, EVERETT S. "JUDGE" Lt. Col. USAF Ret. Nov. 23, 1921 to Nov. 17, 2010 Judge Penick, passed away November 17, 2010, after a sudden illness. He was born in Daysville, Kentucky, November 23, 1921, and was raised in Elkton, Kentucky, as an only child. Judge attended the Univ. So. Carolina and Univ. of Kentucky, earning a degree in electrical engineering in 1943. He joined the, Signal Corps in 1944, where he met his wife to be, Phyllis, an Army nurse, while serving his country in Europe during World War II. He later served in the Western Pacific and Okinawa before the end of the war. Judge and Phyllis were married on April 6, 1946, in New York and transferred to Germany. Upon returning from Germany in 1949, Judge transferred to the Air Force and earned a Master's Degree in Guided Missiles from the Univ. of Michigan. He served for seven more years in the Air Force before moving to La Jolla, CA, in 1956, and pursuing a career as an aerospace engineer at Convair/General Dynamics working on the Atlas ICB. After retiring in 1982, Judge traveled extensively throughout the world visiting places he never dreamed he would be able to see. During his retirement years, he became an avid runner, participating in 5 mile and 10K events, and winning his age group many times even with artificial hip and knee replacements. Throughout his life Judge pursued his passion for sport cars and racing. He bought his first sports car in 1956, a 1954 Austin Healy 100-4, and participated in many vintage races in the '70s and '80s with his Healy and later a 1966 Lotus Elan. He was one of the original factory Subaru drivers running the Baja 500 and 1000 races for many years in the '70s and other vehicles in the '80s with Mag 7. He won the International Conference of Sports Car Clubs ITC Championship in 2003 in a Honda Civic at the age of 81. Ten days before his passing, he was in Las Vegas at an Acura NSX event and participated in a go kart race. Judge also volunteered with the Registrar of Voters as a precinct inspector for the last 11 years. Judge lived life to the fullest and will be missed by his family and friends. Judge is survived by his special lady, Jackie Zustiak; sons, Jeff and Steve Penick; grandson, Daniel Penick; granddaughters, Robin Dowsett and Jeri Kohlin; and great-grandchildren, Lyle and Faith Dowsett, Blake and Chauntel Kohlin and Kylie Penick. An Honor Guard Service will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery when an available date can be finalized.
Earl Nelson, 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 17, 2010., Earl was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, on June 13, 1922. He met and married the love of his life, Eva, in 1954. He and his family moved to California in 1955. Earl often said, I didnt know what was down there, but I knew it had to be warmer. In 1957 the Nelsons made Ventura County their permanent home., Earl was the co-owner of Scritchfield Dodge in Ventura in the 60s, later opening Nelsons Auto Wholesale. After retirement, Earl and Eva traveled across Canada and the U.S. in their motor home. They ultimately retired in Mesa, Ariz., where Earl was able to pursue his love of golf. In 2003 they relocated to Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego so that they could be closer to their two sons and families., He enjoyed playing in many golf tournaments with his son Kim. Earl and his brothers and sisters started the tradition of the Nelson family reunions in 1970, which have occurred every three years since. The reunions rotate between California and Canada, and are now being carried on by the second generation of Nelsons. This tradition has kept the ties between all the extended Nelson family members close, maybe not in distance, but in heart., Earl is survived by his wife, Eva, of Rancho Bernardo; sons, Kim Nelson (wife Diane) of Rancho Bernardo and Dale Nelson (wife Louise) of Oxnard; granddaughters, Haley Nelson of Tigard, Ore., and Julie Greenleaf of Ventura; great-granddaughter, Madison of Ventura; brother, Rolly Nelson of Alberta, Canada; and many nieces and nephews., A private memorial service will be held at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura.
Edna Elizabeth Jane Gourley Was born October 26, 1921 in a tent in Mexia, Texas in the middle of the oilfield where her father was working. She was raised in Letha, OK, graduated from Seminole High School. She married L.C. Gourley January 25, 1940 in Oklahoma City. They lived much of their lives at the family home in Letha, OK and later had a farm in Wolf, OK where they raised cattle and goats. She traveled the U.S. following her husband's work. She moved to San Francisco a few years after the death of her husband, to live with her only child, Dan Gourley. She loved her family and put them first. She worked at school cafeterias both in Bowlegs, Oklahoma and San Francisco, California. She had many interests: she was a volunteer usher for the Opera and for the Architect's Yearly Open House, she loved to cook and spent many hours in the kitchen preparing food for her family and friends. She had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel, especially in her later life, to Hawaii. She never met a stranger and had many friends. She died the morning of November 30, 2010 at home with her son and her longtime caregiver, Oliva Verdan, at her side. Her family would like to thank Oliva and Oliva's sister Connie Zamora, a second caregiver for their years of loving assistance. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Andy, Prince, and Leroy, and is survived by her son, Dan Gourley, a retired teacher in San Francisco, brother Dan Reynolds and sister in law Lucille Reynolds of Seminole, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews, three of whom, Gary Reynolds, Diana Sullivan, and Danette Reynolds, she took a major role in raising. She is already greatly missed. Services will be held Sunday December 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Sullivan's Funeral Home at 2254 Market Street, San Francisco.
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)
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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Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif., For more:
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.
Ernest Russell, Tanner, Resident of San Jose, 5-4-1921 to 10-24-2010, Graveside Memorial to be held on Thursday, 12/9 3:00pm at Los Gatos Memorial Park on Los Gatos-Almaden Road in San Jose.
Eugene Robert Johnsen, Resident of San Mateo, Passed quietly on Dec. 1, 2010. Bob was born on May 28, 1924 in Chicago Il. As a young man he earned the Eagle Scout award in Tucson Az. Bob served in the, during World War II where he was the recipient of several prestigious medals including, , Silver Star,, , and the Asian Pacific Service Medal. As a member of the 96th Infantry Division, he participated in the initial landing at Leyte and Okinawa., After the war, he returned to Tucson, where he graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in mining engineering. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. His professional career started outside of Julian CA, where he managed a gypsum mine. He then traveled the world with a successful career in air pollution, and mining equipment. For the past 30 years, Bob resided in San Francisco, Hillsborough and San Mateo. He owned Calif. Plating in San Carlos from 1984 -2005., Bob enjoyed many years of tennis, skiing, hiking and bicycling. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling, volunteering at The San Mateo Library and Filoli, as well as cooking and entertaining with friends., Bob was passionate about his love for animals. He was known for his optimistic management style, his "can do attitude" and his extreme love and dedication for his country., Bob is survived by Jeanne Underwood, who Bob always said was the love of his life; Tom Johnsen, brother, and his wife Ardith; a neice, Dr. Suzanne Johnsen; a nephew, Paul Johnsen and his two beloved cats Tom and Jerry. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Bob are welcome at the Pensinsula Humane Society in San Mateo and Pets in Need in Redwood City. Crippen & Flynn, Carlmont Chapel, (650) 595-4103
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.,
ROBBINS, FRANK D. March 9, 1922-November 24, 2010 Lifelong resident of San Diego, he was a lover of golf, gardening, and the Chargers and Padres. Born to Charles Robbins and Josephine Kelleher, both of Boston, on Franklin Ave in San Diego. Graduated from Alice Birney, Horace Mann Jr. High, and San Diego High (Class '40). Worked for Convair from 1940-50 and served in the, during WWII. Attended Aviation Ordnance School in Norman, OK before deployment in 1945 on carrier Kitkun Bay, CVE71, which entered Yokohama in Sept. 1945 to return POWs to U.S. Honorably discharged in 1946 as shipfitter, 3d cl. Attended Univ. of Calif. Extension 1949-50. Civil servant in the Air Force Plant Representative's office from 1950-61, rising to deputy plant representative, charged with managing the Atlas missile program during its most intensive development. Returned to General Dynamics-Convair in 1961; served as production control manager for 20 years, a period noted for the success of Tomahawk cruise missile. Earned degree at National Univ. in 1972. Promoted to director of mfg control in 1980, he retired in 1983. Preceded in death in 2007 by wife of 46 years, Betty. Survived by sons Charles D. Robbins of Davis, CA and Michael J. Robbins of Arlington, VA, grandsons Geoff, Andrew, Zach, and Mitchell, great-granddaughter Aislinn, and a grandchild due in April. Memorial mass will be held at 10am on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at St. Luke, 1980 Hillsdale Rd., El Cajon. Inurnment at Fort Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery. Donations to American Heart Assoc.
SAADI, FREDERICK HEALY Nov. 17, 1938 to Nov. 21, 2010 Sadly missed by his wife Dorothea, grandchildren Zachery, Nicholas and Jake Saadi, daughter-in-law Denise and Charles Hilger, brother-in-law Donald and Crystal Way and family, sister-in-law Jane Way, relatives and friends. We All Love You.
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Fleda passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Long Beach, CA, on January 26, 1924, the daughter of Ray and Vera Krone. Her childhood years were spent in Arcata, San Bruno, and Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from Palo Alto High School, and became one of the pioneers of the Palo Alto Children's Theater. She received her BA from Stanford University in Theater Arts and Costume Design. In 1950 she married William Evans, and on April 8, 2010, they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. A year ago Fleda and Bill moved to Loomis, CA, from Los Altos Hills, to be near their family., Fleda shared her love of the theater through teaching drama education at San Jose State University and directing plays for amateur theater groups in her home town of Los Altos, CA. She was an active member of PEO, a service organization which supports academic scholarships for women, and was for many years an active member of a religious theater group called LAMP (Los Altos Methodist Players), directing numerous productions there., Fleda is survived by her husband Bill, her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Evan and Jeff Belfiglio of Bellevue, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Amanda Evans of Loomis, CA; grandchildren Evan and Alexander Belfiglio, Silas Brewton, and Carson Evans; her sister Betty Krone Asher of Loomis, and many nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis, CA on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. Internment will be on an Evans plot in Louisville, KY. Remembrances may be sent to PEO (, ) in memory of Fleda Evans, Chapter OZ, or to the "UC Davis Foundation" for the Krone Professorship of the College of Engineering of The University of California at Davis, . The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
FLORENCE ELIZABETH WYLIE SEP 26, 1919 - NOV 16, 2010 Florence Wylie, a 64-year resident of Modesto passed away Tuesday, November 16th at Memorial Hospital after a brief illness and stroke. She was born in Branscomb, California. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 64 years, Arthur (Art) Wylie, Son John D. Wylie and daughter Cheryl Adrian. Ms. Wylie leaves behind a son, Joe Wylie of Ione, California, 6 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Florence Wylie attended schools in Ceres and graduated from Ceres High School in 1937. She was employed during World War 11 at the Convair aircraft plant in San Diego, Ca. when she met her eventual husband, Art, who she married February 13, 1942 just prior to his posting overseas with the U.S. Army Air Force. Upon his return from the European front, the couple moved to Ceres and then Modesto where they raised their 3 children. Art and Florence operated a Real Estate company entitled McHenry Real Estate and later changed the name to Wylie Real Estate. Art was the broker and Florence was a salesman and office manager. All during the 1960-1990 period of time, Art and Florence developed property and built new homes, later under the family name of WyldeWood Homes. Ms. Wylie became very proficient at designing new homes and individually produced all the floor plans for the thousands of homes built throughout Modesto entitled WyldeWood Homes. Florence Wylie was a local poet and writer of national renown. She has penned literally hundreds of published poems and has won awards locally and in State and National competition. Florence also has been a prolific painter, preferring to work in the pastel medium and has many paintings distributed throughout the community via the Central California Art League. Florence was manager of the Art league for 16 years and also owned and operated her own art gallery (Firenze Galleria) on Scenic Drive for many years. Ms. Wylie loved the ocean, her cats, her family and friends and the joy of creativity in the written word, paintings, and even architectural design. She lived a full life. A "Celebration of Life" Memorial will occur on Tuesday, Dec 7th, 11 AM at the Ceres Christian Church, 3502 Roeding Rd. in Ceres.
Florio Cappelletti, A resident of Los Altos, Florio Cappelletti, 1912-2010 a loved father, grandfather and a most charming, respected,and spirited man has left us to be with his wife Caroline, of 67 years. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on November 26, 2010 at his home in Redwood Villa, Mountain View. Prior he had been a resident of Los Altos for 50 years., Florio had an extraordinary life and loved to share his stories with everyone. Born in Chiasso, Switzerland he was very active in bicycle racing. Not only did he ride, he designed andbuilt bicycles named "The Florio". He arrived with his wife and two children in San Francisco on January 1, 1949. Moving to Mtn. View in 1951 he and Caroline founded Julia Convalescent Hospital, and later Redwood Villa Retirement Residence. Never retiring, he had a passion for his work and came to his office every day until recently. One of his many joys was starting every day with a 7 a.m. phone call from his niece in Switzerland. His presence will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to be family, friend or acquaintance. Florio was loved by all. He is survived by his children Jeanne (Lee) Swanson and John (Bessie) Cappelletti, 6 granchildren, and 6 great grandchildren., A public viewing will be held on Sunday, Dec.5 from 1-4 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 4 P.M. at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 El Camino Real . W. Mtn.View., A private funeral mass will be held on Monday. Entombment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to .Please view/sign guestbook at
Floyd Crawford Pratt, Resident of San Jose, Born 8/24/1919, passed away 11/30/2010. Born and raised in Fresno, CA, met his wife Jean in high school and married to her for 70 years. Floyd leaves his wife Jean, son Norman Pratt and his daughter Phyllis Bennett (Roy) and was predeceased by his daughter Dianne Thomas. He also leaves his grandsons Matthew and Tim Pupach and great-grandchildren Nathan, Noah, Ella, Ryan and Jason Pupach. Floyd was in sales for 42 years in the building industry and retired at the age of 85 from Lima Family Ericson, Lima Family Santa Clara and Oak Hill mortuaries as a Director. Floyd was a jazz fan, a classic car enthusiast and loved his family., Services will be Saturday, December 4 at 12:00 noon at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park.
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Shirley Ann Fowler Resident of Oakland, CA Shirley Ann Fowler passed away at the age of 71. She was a long time resident of .....
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.,
Franklin Ellsworth White Jr. February 23, 1921 - December 1, 2010 Frank was born in Fallon, Nevada and went to be with the Lord. He retired from Schlumberger after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 36 years, Louise Octavia White, his sister, Bonnie Jean Sept, and son Franklin "Buddy" White. He is survived by his sister, Faydean Orsel. He raised seven children, Norma Jean White, Lee Elaine Coenen (husband Walter Coenen); Lin Herron (husband Donald Herron); David Kisbey (wife Karen Kisbey); Della Wilson, Tammy Tackett, Pamela James. He has 19 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. You were a wonderful son, husband, daddy, and grandpa. 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 Monday December 6th at 11:00 am. At Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family request that any donations be made to Hoffmann Hospice. We appreciate the help and support given us by their staff. Kern River Family Mortuary
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SALAZAR, GABRIEL July 14, 1948 to Nov. 12, 2010 Born in San Diego, CA. An extraordinarily, dedicated family man. He was a committed fabrication tech at BF Goodrich for 32 years. He will be missed by his wife Teresa, children Patricia, Raquel, Javier, and Ricardo, four grandchildren and six brothers and sisters. Cremation and inurnment held at Greenwood Memorial Park San Diego, CA.
HAYWARD, GARY E. 03/22/1934 - 11/30/2010 A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, 12/11/2010 at 3:30pm Friends Community Church 8955 Kenwood Dr., Spring Valley
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.
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George E. Cole passed away at home surrounded by family. He was born April 12, 1923, in Greenleaf, Kan., to Wendell and Venna Cole. He moved to San Bernadino, then later to Napa. He was a manager for
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Georgette J. Rubino, Resident of San Jose, 03/03/25 - 11/30/10, Our Beloved Mother passed away after a wonderful life at the age of 85, with her children by her side. She was a loving wife of 63 years to the late Tony Rubino, an adoring mother to Annette Cavalieri, Anthony Rubino, Adele Frausto and Vince Rubino, and a proud grandmother to nine grandchildren and one great grandchild., Please join our family as we celebrate the life of Georgette Rubino. Services will be held at LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL, 600 S. 2nd St. San Jose, CA. Visitation Sunday, 12/05/10 5pm - 9pm with a special tribute to begin at 7pm. and a Funeral Service on Monday, 12/06/10 at 10am followed by burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
GLEENWINN CIZAN Age 83, resident of Wildomar for 16 years, passed away 11/30/2010, due to natural causes, at his residence with his whole family at his bedside at time of death. Gleenwinn was born in Dallas, TX. He retired in 1991 from the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk after 50 years of service. He served in the US Navy and was a high school graduate. Gleenwinn is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mardrie; daughters, Karen Vargas and Kim Cizan; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 12/06/10, 9am with Funeral at 10am, both at Evans-Brown Mortuary, 126 E. Graham, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Burial at Wildomar Cemetery. Services Handled by: EVANS BROWN MORTUARY Dignified Caring Professional Lake Elsinore ~ (951) 674-3141 On-Line Condolences
Grace L. Donida June 25, 1933 - Nov. 30, 2010 Grace L. Donida passed away early Tuesday morning after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Grace hailed from Batangas, Philippines. She immigrated to the United States in 1978 and resided in Oakland, California. She lived in Vallejo, California after her retirement. Grace retired as a legal secretary from Alameda County, County Counsel's Office. Grace is survived by her loving children Francis (Christy) of Hayward, Perla (Shiaree) of Hayward, Jose (Connie) of San Leandro, Divina (JR) of San Leandro, Ros (Pinky) of San Ramon and Balben (Elmalen) of Vallejo and grandchildren Rachelle, Christopher, Rosulo III , Matthew, Ellen Grace, Joshua, Rhea, Kevin, Ryan, Jazzica , Jazmin, Jacob, Balben-Nicholas , Janine, Caitlin and Peyton. She is also survived by her brothers Luis Jr., Francisco, Reynaldo, Conrado, Edgardo, Antonio and Teodolfo. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. (Vigil @ 6 p.m.) at Holy Angels Funeral Center, 1051 Harder Rd., Hayward, CA. Funeral mass on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at 9 a.m. at The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA.
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February 15, 1934 - November 30, 2010 Our beloved father and grandfather was called upon to be with the Lord on November 30, 2010 surrounded by family and friends. Hector was born on February 15, 1934 in Michoacan, Mexico to the late Juan and Isabel A. Ortiz. He was raised in Sahuayo, Michoacan and moved with his family to Planada and Merced area in 1967. Hector worked for Kellers Industry for 30 plus years, without missing a day of work until he retired. He enjoyed yard work and staying busy by remodeling and fixing up his home. Hector also enjoyed traveling, going on cruises and getting together with his 4 compadres in the plaza in the city of Sahuayo which they referred to as "their office". He also enjoyed visiting relatives and vacationing in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. Hector was a member of La Sociedad de Oro. Hector was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Eugenio, Mario and his sister Aurora Ortiz all of Sahuayo, Michoacan, Mexico, his brothers Juan and Jesus Ortiz of Merced. Hector is survived by his daughter Rocio Arroyo (Enrique), his sons Hector Ortiz, Ricardo Ortiz, Juan Ortiz (Elaine) all of Merced, his daughter Stephanie of San Isidro, his brother Jaime Arceo Ortiz of Castro Valley, his sisters Maria, Rebecca, Elvia Ortiz all of Sahuayo, Michoacan, Mexico, his ex-wife Guadalupe Ayala of Merced and his grandchildren Nora, Marcela, Luis, Estevan, Hector, Lydia, Robert and Richard, his great-grandchildren Andre and Emma. A public visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to start at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn in Merced. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, December 6, 2010 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Merced with burial to follow at the Winton District Cemetery in Winton, California. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 901 West Main Street-Merced, CA or you may call 209-722-6201.
Harold Scrogin passed away on November 18, 2010. Services will be at 2pm, on December 4, at The Father's House on Hwy. 99 in Live Oak.
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.
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.
Passed away from cancer, three days after her 82nd birthday. Her husband and several of her children were with her when she left. She is survived by her six children: Richard Scott, (Sandy); Ronald Brent, (Beverly); Robert Bruce; Randy Mark, (Krissy); Carolyn Jeanette Peterson, (Robert); Rodney Emerson; her husband Morgan Jensen Ririe, a retired dentist; and her sisters Betty Emerson and Alice Emerson Stroude. She is the grandmother of twenty and great grandmother of nine. She was born in Portland, Oregon, to Lester Raymond Emerson and Winnie Dee Turner. They moved to Hayward, California where she graduated from High School. She graduated with a B. S. in education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and there met her husband Morgan, where he was taking pre-med courses. They were married June 6, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and left for Seattle, Washington where she taught Elementary school. After dental school at the, , they served 2 1/2 years at Hamilton Air Force Base, before moving to Santa Rosa where Morgan practiced until they retired in 2004. They were both active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many positions. Jean loved people and they loved her. She loved sewing so much that she would often teach and share her amazing talents with others. She made beautiful handcrafted Teddy Bears, quilts and other sewing projects, which acquainted her with some of her eternal friends whom she loved with all her heart to the very moment of her passing. She loved to make beautiful and delicious deserts. Jean was well known for her fabulous cinnamon rolls. She loved her family more than words can express, and was so proud of all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mother, we love you and are grateful we have you for all eternity. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5301 Badger Road, Santa Rosa, Ca. Saturday December 4, at 1:00 p.m. Friends may visit with her Friday evening December 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. She will finally rest in the Bennett Valley Cemetery, Santa Rosa, California. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
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Hipolito T. Gutierrez, Resident of Mtn. View, Passed away peacefully at age 99 surrounded by his closest loved ones on November 29, 2010 in Mtn. View where has lived since 1927. He was born in Jalisco Mexico., Hipolito was preceded in death by his parents Timoteo & Micaela Gutierrez, his loving wife of 58 years Maria V. Gutierrez, his siblings Guadalupe, Vicente, Ruth, Jesus and Dolores as well as grandchildren Danielle and Randy. He is survived by his brother Lito Gutierrez, children Dorina(Joe) Munoz, Rudy (Sue) Gutierrez, Marie Y. Gutierrez, and Mario (Michaela) Gutierrez, grandchildren Cynthia, Lisa, Laura, Joanna, Tony, Michelle, Melissa, Adam, and Estevan as well as 14 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren., Hipolito (Paul) was a cement mason who worked hard and lived life to the fullest. He loved Baseball, coaching, and played on a semipro team for years. But Music was his real passion! He loved listening to Mariachi's and Mexican music as well as dancing and singing., Visitations will be held on Mon. Dec.6, 2010 from 5-9 P.M. with a Vigil service at 7P.M.at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 El Camino Real W. Mtn.View. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tues. Dec. 7, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Church, 582 Hope St., Mtn. View. Interment will follow Mass at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Ave., Santa Clara., Please view/sign guestbook at
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Hugo Molnar, 82, of Cathedral City, Calif. passed away at Eisenhower Medical Center on Saturday, November 20, 2010. He was born in Sopron, Hungary on November 8, 1928 to Aladar Molnar and Ilona (Olah) Molnar. He married Liv Torgersen in Palm Springs on February 17, 1979. He got his education as a Mechanical Engineer and lived and worked in Budapest until he became one of thousands of Hungarians who in 1956 fled across the border to Austria from the Russian troops that attacked his country. After making his way to Chicago, he lived and worked there for two years, but the cold winters were not for him, so together with a Hungarian buddy, he headed for Southern California. He settled in Los Angeles, and in 1966 he went back to Europe and helped his brother and family escape and brought them to Los Angeles. He lived in Tahiti for two years while working for Club Med. He had a lifelong interest in the South Pacific, the people and their music, and collected many books about their history. He also loved Hawaii, especially The Big Island, Hilo Town was often visited through the years. He moved to Palm Springs in 1970 and worked for Bird Products Corp., developing medical respirators for over 20 years. He very much enjoyed hiking in the local mountains, also nature photography, and did a lot of traveling, both in the U.S. and in Europe with his wife. Huge was a long-time member of The Classic Jaguar Association. He owned and restored "ground-up" many classic cars, both Jaguars and Mercedes, and enjoyed a close friendship to the end with the other members, who will dearly miss his knowledge and talents, and his fun-loving ways. Hugo was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Al. He is survived by his wife, Liv of Cathedral City; his sister-in-law, Edit of Cottonwood, Ariz.; his cousin, George in Hungary; and his niece, Edie (Jim) Read of Mission Hills, Calif. Rest in peace, dear Hugo. There will be no services.
April 22, 1924 - November 27, 2010
Deceased November 17, 2010. Inger was born on April 9, 1917 in Denmark emigrating from Copenhagen, Denmark in 1952 as a nurse. She practiced nursing and learned English in six months in New Jersey followed by working at Eureka General Hospital, Eureka, CA. It was there that she met her friends Betty and Eugene Senestraro. It was through Betty that she met her future husband Jack Henninger. Jack, a retired Navy CWO lived in Santa Rosa on Kawana Springs Rd. They bought the old Stuben School house off Petaluma Hill Rd. and together they rebuilt it into their home, living there until 2007. Inger has resided at Vineyard Commons near her friend of many years, Carol Loop. Inger will be sorely missed by her friends in Eureka, Santa Rosa, and Vineyard Commons. She is survived by her nephews Hans Jensen and Svend Jensen of Denmark. Memorial Gifts are requested to be made to Council on Aging in support of other Santa Rosa citizens in their hours of need. Council on Aging, P.O. Box 4708, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.
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Irene Gomes-Fitch Of Colusa passed away at the age of 74, on Nov. 30th at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. She was born on November 18, 1936 in Colusa, CA. Irene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Colusa. Irene enjoyed playing Rummicube and Pinochle but she especially enjoyed going to the house in Fort Bragg with Lucius, and she lived for her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren Survived by, husband Lucius Fitch of Colusa, Son Ken Gomes of Clackamas, OR, Son Daniel Gomes and wife Lisa of Maxwell, son Robert Gomes and wife Vicki of Williams, daughter Nancy Uhland and husband Jim of Arbuckle, Step children Connie Scherer & Larry Fitch, sister Nancy Murphy and husband Jim of Florence Oregon; Grandchildren DJ Gomes, Michael Murphy Jr., Amanda Colbeth, Jordan Gomes, Renee Dwinell, Tim Gomes, Dominique Gomes, Eric Murphy, Joel Gomes, Danielle Gomes, Megan Gomes and fourteen Great Grandchildren. Preceded by Mother Jessie Nevis, father Ivan Erickson, Brother Jackie Erickson, Husband Joseph Gomes, Granddaughter Erin Gomes, great Grandson Travis Murphy. Visitations will be held from 5:00-8:00p.m. Sunday, December 5th at the McNary-Moore Chapel in Colusa Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Colusa at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, December 6th, Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery. Donations may be made in Irene's name to the 618 5th Street Marysville, CA 95901. Services are under the direction of McNary- Moore Funeral Service., . Send Condolences to
Ivadell Cook, 89, of Redding died Thursday at Golden Living Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
DUNN, JEFFREY J. Kingsburg, CA 04/18/1987 - 11/27/2010 Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary 619-264-3131
SCOTT, JOAN B. Born July 2, 1919 Died November 28, 2010 Joan Boon Scott, 91, whose childhood, marriage and child-rearing years took her from the Pittsburgh suburb of Edgewood, to southern California during World War II and suburban Chicago in the postwar boom years, and later a long and happy retirement in north San Diego County, died Sunday in Poway. Her late husband of 36 years, Jack R. Scott, a retired colonel in the, , died in 1978. She is survived by her identical twin, Jean Campbell of Poway and her children Michael R. Scott (Nancy), of La Jolla; Nancy Scott Beren (Richard), of Seattle; Casey John Scott (Lisa) of Denver, Colo.; Trish Egan (John) of Humble, Tex.; Tracy Fairman (Dave) of Highland Park, Ill. and Kelly Scott of South Pasadena, Calif., 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She also leaves nephew Bob Campbell of Point Loma, and niece Joan Patton of Pacific Beach. Memorials may be made to The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (
NOVELL, JOAN C. of La Mesa 3/20/1923 to 11/26/2010 private svc- for more information go to www.mem.com Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619)425-9111
PRIETO, JOHNNY FIDEL of Escondido 05/20/1956 - 11/30/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 480-8483
Jack Thorpe died suddenly at the age of 97, of an apparent heart attack, on November 25, 2010, at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. Blessed with humor, independence, intellectual curiosity, and courage throughout his days—along with the ability to make new friends and keep old friends—Jack has now been reunited with his beloved wife Mary and brother Bill. A Yorkshireman, Jack was born February 19, 1913, in Leeds, England, to Edward and Emily Thorpe. His father died when he was just a boy, and as a young teenager Jack moved to Canada, where his older brother was living. There he worked as a farm hand and a lumberjack until the Great Depression hit. Jack was an exemplary member of the Greatest Generation. Service in World War II was voluntary for Canadians; Jack enlisted not once, but twice. He volunteered with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp at the beginning of World War II, in September, 1939. Wounded during a bombing attack in 1941, Jack convalesced at an English hospital. Honorably discharged in September, 1941, he returned to Canada. He re-enlisted a year later, in December, 1942, this time in the Royal Canadian Air Force, from which he was honorably discharged at the end of the war in 1945. On August 26, 1946, in Detroit, Mich., Jack married Mary Hogue, a U.S. citizen. Together they raised three children, Walter, Maryann, and Elizabeth. On June 27, 1950, Jack became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He received a degree in electronics engineering from the Electronics Institute of Detroit, Mich., and shortly thereafter the family moved to Southern California. There he worked first for Hughes Aircraft and then for Douglas Aircraft on various projects, including the Nike Zeus Anti-ballistic missile—living in the Marshall Islands from 1961 to 1963. Shortly after retiring in 1976, Jack and his wife moved to Palm Desert, where he has lived ever since. He is survived by the children he raised, Walter, Maryann, and Elizabeth as well as by his niece, Joanne Perry. Also surviving are eight grandchildren (Rita, Rhonda, Roxann, Susan, Shyama, Dawn, Hope, and Robert) and many great-grandchildren. Likewise celebrating Jack's life are his many friends, including special friends Chris and Melinda. Jack had a special place in his heart for animals, especially dogs. In his last years his constant companion was Andy, a Jack Russell terrier, with whom Jack enjoyed a walk on the day before he died. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Thorpe, and by his dear older brother, William Thorpe. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Palm Desert Country Club, 77-800 California Drive in Palm Desert from noon to 2 p.m. The family suggests that donations in Jack's name be made to any animal clinic or charity of your choice. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:
Jackie Burton McEwen, 55, of Redding died Nov. 19 at Shasta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
JAMES JIM'' FLANAGAN JAN 13, 1941 - NOV 30, 2010 Died following a nine month battle with cancer. Dearly loved by his wife Lin, daughters Yvonne and Belinda, son Alan, daughter-in-law Eryn, son-in-law Ric, and grandchildren Emma, David, Joseph, Brian, Mykaila and Kevan. Many thanks to the Doctors and staff at Kaiser Permanente in Modesto. Cremation and informal service at Franklin and Downs Funeral Home in Ceres, Tues., December 7th. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
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.,
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James C. Giles, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon, passed away after a long illness during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 23 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. He was 78. Dr. Giles practiced medicine throughout Ventura County for over 45 years., Born Sept. 26, 1932 in Inglewood, Calif., he was raised there and later moved to nearby Westchester with his parents and younger brother for a short time before entering Loyola University on the merits of his academic record from Mt. Carmel High School in Los Angeles, Class of 1950, and on a football scholarship. After playing one season at Loyola University, he decided to hang up his cleats in order to turn more of his attention to his academic ambitions., Dr. Giles graduated from Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1953, Marquette Medical School in Milwaukee in 1957, served in the Air Force as a General Medical Officer at Ladd AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska from 1958-61, and completed his Orthopedic Residency in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1962-65. His long, distinguished career included a private practice in Oxnard from 1965-2010. He was a Staff Member at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard from 1965-2010, Chief of Surgery at St. John's Hospital from 1977-78, Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. John's from 1978-80, Medical Director of the Spina Bifida Clinic of Ventura County from 1975-2010, and Attending Physician at CCS Ventura Cerebral Palsy Clinic from 1967-2010., He was also 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 was so widely sought for his expertise that he had patients travel from as far away as the former Soviet Union to see him., In semi-retirement, Dr. Giles continued to provide his orthopaedic and neurological expertise to Ventura County clinics for children with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Brain Trauma and Genetic Disorders. He was a Chairman of the Credentialing Committee for St. John's Regional Medical Center and responsible for interviewing physician candidates new to St. John's and assisting in the process of screening for the most qualified applicants., Additionally, Dr. Giles is recognized for championing what is now known as the St. John's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, a legacy that he now shares with those who came on board to support the idea. His exemplary efforts in patient advocacy eventually led to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center being developed and credentialed. Dr. Giles' humble leadership, natural rapport, modest repartee, and otherwise unaffected personality won him many friends and admirers., His awards and honors were numerous. They include the 1987 St. John's Mercy Award, 1997 Physician of the Year awarded by Employees from Mercy Healthcare Ventura County (St. John's Regional Medical Center/St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital) for exemplifying core values of the hospital: Justice, Dignity, Stewardship, Excellence and Collaboration. He was also a Humanitarian Award recipient and was recently awarded the St. John's Dignity in Action Award, as well as the recently announced Physician Emeritus of the Year Award., While well-known and loved for his self-effacing sense of humor, his good-natured leadership, and his highly regarded medical training and expertise, he was equally well-known for his tireless and selfless care for patients. As a doctor, he did not believe that surgery was always the best answer, and he believed in making physical therapy and rehabilitation an important part of treatment. The implementation and accreditation of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at St. John's that he championed, his gift for bedside manner, and his pleasant, reassuring nature in the course of his work, are perhaps the most important professional legacies that Dr. Giles leaves with us in his passing. While excellence in patient care remained his primary focus professionally, his remarkable life was also characterized by his adroit ability to manage a robust and fulfilling personal life as well., He often spoke amongst those closest to him of how very fortunate he felt for having an enduring marriage to a devoted and loving wife after becoming a widower in middle-age, family, friends and colleagues who loved and appreciated him, seven accomplished children, and six rambunctious grandchildren, all of whom loved and appreciated him in their own unique way., With a thriving practice and career, and often appearing larger than life to many, raising a large family presented its own set of challenges over the years. He was also a supportive, encouraging presence at local and regional swim meets and water polo matches for years while his kids swam competitively. Dr. Giles cultivated many interests after his children were grown., He enjoyed gardening with his wife, Kathleen, and together they became expert rosarians, even printing a popular calendar with pictures from their garden two years in a row. An avid shutterbug his entire adult life, he leaves behind thousands of slides and pictures of events, trips, and family vacations that will be forever etched into the hearts and minds of his children., Dr. Giles was admired for his humble, personable approach to patient care and family life, his giving, charitable spirit and his heartfelt optimism, even when personally facing his own health issues and physical challenges later in life. In recent years, he courageously endured physical hardship due to cancer treatments and an inherited form of Amyloidosis that caused polyneuropathy, a neurological disorder that hampered motor and sensory control in his arms and legs as well as his ability to work well with his hands or feet. True to character, his personal struggle with his own illness was a humble, brave and dignified one. Dr. James C. Giles touched many lives. His colleagues, patients, family, friends and loved ones are all better people for having known and loved him., He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, colleague, physician and friend who will be greatly missed for the heartfelt kindness, love, and laughter that he generously shared with all of those who knew him professionally and personally. Pure in form and pure at heart, Dr. Giles was known best for leading by example. He truly inspired all to live their lives to the fullest while, first and foremost, serving others., Dr. Giles is survived by his loyal and loving wife of 23 years, Kathleen Giles, RN; his brother, Roger Giles of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven children including two stepchildren who he insisted on treating as his own; six grandchildren; and countless friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and patients who loved him dearly. His biological children, in order of birth, are Michael (Mary), Leanne Colvin (Scott), Christopher (Ruth), Matthew (Heidi), and Colleen. His two stepchildren are Greg (Sasha) and Gigi (Kevin). His grandchildren in order of birth are Sarah and Daniel Colvin, Jameson and Laken Giles, Merrick Giles, and Madison Wilson., He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline, and his parents, James and Reva., In lieu of flowers, Dr. Giles' family respectfully requests that donations be made to any noble charity of your choice in the name of community and concern for others., Celebration of life services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, 850 Ivywood Drive in Oxnard, with Rev. James K. Brian officiating. The Giles family is being assisted by Santa Clara Mortuary, Oxnard, 485-5757.
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.
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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.
Aug. 8, 1938 - Nov. 29, 2010, Our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family who loved him very much., He is survived by his wife, Esther, with whom he spent 38 wonderful years, four children: Franz, Stanley, Marilyn, and Ashley, and daughter-in-law Carissa and only granddaughter "Izzie," with whom he was able to spend time with during his final weeks., He lived most of his life in Oxnard working in the glass business, ultimately opening up his own shop, "Glass City," with his son. He was an honest, hardworking man who never thought of himself, he sacrificed all he had to provide for his family., Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 with the Rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Clara Mortuary in Oxnard. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery., The Monroy family is being assisted by Santa Clara Mortuary, 2370 North H St., Oxnard, 485-5757.
The gentle and humorous spirit of Jay Dee Schelbitzki, 54, passed from us after nearly five years battling cancer. Jay passed peacefully and comfortably under the care of hospice at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on November 27, 2010. He is preceded in death by his father Lloyd D. Schelbitzki; and is survived by his life-partner, Myke Sandlin; mother Ione J. Schebitzki (NE); siblings JeNeane Dodson (NE), Penni Bruning (NE), Audene Bird (CO), and Layne Schelbitzki (NE); his two Cairn Terriers, Lu'ke and Kaleo; and his Santa Rosa and Maui ohana. Jay was raised in rural Nebraska and achieved recognition of Valedictorian in 1975 at Bruning Public School. He moved to San Francisco in the early 80's as the lead singer/song writer of his New Wave group, Zoo-Z. After the group's disbanding, Jay's artistic talents lead him to the textile industry, fabricating décor for a luxury hotel in Las Vegas. Moving from SF after his partner, Jack Gilliam, passed, Jay settled in Sonoma County. In early 2001, he met his life-partner, Myke, sharing their lives together for nearly 10 years in Santa Rosa, but called Maui his second home. Jay's passions and talents were showcased in many ways; the tropical landscaping at their home in Santa Rosa, on signs and murals across the country he designed as graphic artist while employed at Identity Services, in his extensive glass object collection, and in his outdoor adventures which snorkeling in Hawai'i was one of his favorites. A Tiki Party in celebration of Jay's life will be held at his home in Santa Rosa, Saturday, Dec 4th, starting at 2:00 p.m.
Passed away on October 16th, 2010. Jean will live in the house and heart of her Lord. She would have been 91 in December. Mourning her passing are her children and their families; Ross, Marcia, Kevin, Greta and Paul. Jean and husband Richard came to California in 1952 and moved to Santa Rosa in 1957. Jean lived in Santa Barbara, California from 2000 until her passing this month. She was born in Chicago, Illinois December 16th, 1919. Jean was always active in the Swedish emigrant community and an avid swimmer. In her youth she won many diving medals. Jean was married to Richard in 1948. Jean's passion was her family. Her faith in Jesus gave her a strong constitution. Jean will be greatly missed by family and friends. A celebration of life was held October 30th at the Santa Barbara Community Church. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Santa Barbara Christian School or The .
Jean-Louise "Beenie" Naffziger Thacher An advocate of greater understanding of the Middle East, where she lived and traveled for many years as the wife of a U.S. diplomat, she died Nov. 28th at the age of 89 at her home in San Francisco. A fourth generation Californian, Mrs. Thacher was born in San Francisco in 1921 and graduated from Miss Burke's High School as the class valedictorian. She attended the French School, a finishing school in New York, and then graduated from Stanford University in 1944 with a degree in Psychology, where she was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She served in the Red Cross as a psychiatric social worker in military hospitals from 1944 - 1947. She was the second daughter of Louise McNear and Dr. Howard C. Naffziger, Chairman of Neurosurgery at U.C. San Francisco and later a member of the University Of California Board Of Regents. Her Great Grandfather, John A. McNear, arrived in Petaluma from Maine in 1856 and became one of its founding fathers. She met her husband, Nicholas G. Thacher, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in New York City while working the publisher Henry Holt and Company. Together they went to his first post in the newly created country of Pakistan in 1947. In addition to Karachi, Pakistan, she lived in Calcutta, where two of her three children were born, Baghdad (Iraq), Jidda (Saudi Arabia), Tehran (Iran), and Washington, D.C. Her husband retired as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in 1973 and they returned to San Francisco where he passed away in 2002. Mrs. Thacher was an avid student of each of the countries she lived in; she learned to speak the language in each country, studied the history, architecture and cuisine, made friends, and planted gardens - even in the sands of Saudi Arabia. Her fascination with the Middle East lasted for the rest of her life. In 1991 the, Press published her bibliography of English translations entitled: An Annotated Partial Bibliography of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African Poetry, Prose, Drama and Folktales. She was also a founding member of a writing group of San Francisco women that published two books: The Subject of Our Lives and Proust, Pickles and Paychecks. These include essays on her experiences and contacts overseas, including her volunteer work with Mother Teresa of Calcutta from 1951-2, just as Mother Teresa started the Missionaries of Charity. She served on the boards of the Near East Foundation, Middle East Institute, The International Hospitality Center, and The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and she wrote book reviews for the World Affairs Council and the Middle East Journal. She wished for a life of adventure and got what she wished for. She knew world leaders, had friends all over the world and witnessed firsthand major world events, including the chaos that followed the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the Iraqi revolution in 1958, and the regime of the Shah in Iran. She is survived by three children: Scott Thacher (of San Diego), Edith Thacher (of Sacramento), and Adam Thacher (of Piedmont), and six grandchildren. Plans for a memorial celebration are pending. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Near East Foundation, The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library or the charity of your choice.
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Jill Ann Cunningham Morris (62) passed away November 20, 2010 in San Pedro, CA of colon cancer. Born in Los Angeles on April 23, 1948, the daughter of Shirley and Pierre "Bud" Cunningham. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Cunningham; sister, Kim Arimura; brother, Mark Cunningham; children, Elise and Tyler Morris; and grandson, Jonah. Jill married to John Morris on August 21, 1971 in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from
JOANN KETTLEWELL Joann Kettlewell left us on November 20th after 71 years of strength, laughter and kindness. Even though she was born in Huntington, Oregon she lived in Riverside most of her life where she and her husband Gerry raised their children, Rick, Terry, Randy, Tammy, Tabby , Shawn and Grandson Jaysen. She was lucky to have many amazing grandchildren and great grandchildren to spoil rotten. Joann was passionate about sewing. She liked her oldies music and would boogie whenever the opportunity arrived. She loved people and found the best in everyone around her. She will be forever remembered for her love and spunkiness. We will celebrate her life in a memorial service on today, Friday, Dec. 3rd at 4:00pm at The Old Church 12142 Bryant St., Yucaipa, CA.
Jodi Doryce Allsop, 51, passed away unexpectedly in the hospital Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, of an illness in Ventura, Calif. She had been a Ventura County resident, on and off for many years, residing here the last five. Jodi lived in Idaho for 10 years, Montana for three years and in San Francisco for six years, however always had a love for the Ventura beaches where she was raised., Jodi was born on July 25, 1959 in Lynwood, Calif., to Arlene and Eugene Allsop. She was the oldest of four girls. Jodi and her sisters learned to tap dance and they performed as a group called The Four Allsop Sisters. They performed at the Laura Louise School of Dance in Ventura for many years. This impacted Jodi in such a positive way that she taught tap dancing to underprivileged children. Jodi's other interests included art, camping, swimming, and hiking. She was an amazing artist especially with pen and ink drawings. She had a beautiful smile and warmth she bestowed on all, including her patrons in the restaurant food service business in which she worked and took pride., Jodi was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Earl Allsop; sister, Terri Jean Allsop; maternal grandfather, Clause Vonder Reith; and paternal grandparents, Ellis Allsop and Besse Coulter., She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Portocarrero, and granddaughter, Jaden Owens of San Francisco; her son, Jason Portocarrero of San Francisco; mother, Arlene D. Allsop of Ventura; maternal grandmother, Doryce P. Wilson Vonder Reith of Ventura; sister, Kristi Ernenwein (husband Robert) and their children Lauren, Harrison, Nicholas, Carolyn of Palos Verdes; sister, Julie Allsop and daughter Haley of Torrance. Donations in Jodi's name, made to a cancer research fund of your choice, would be greatly appreciated., A memorial service will take place at her sister Kristi Ernenwein's residence at a later date., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at tedmayrfuneralhome.com.
Joe Santino was a man of many hats during his four decades in Avenal: council member, mayor, active community participant and volunteer. He even played Santa Claus., But it was newspaper work that was the longtime passion for Santino, who died unexpectedly Sunday in Coalinga at the age of 69., "I think he found his vocation in life when he became involved with [newspapers]; he just loved doing that," wife Arlene Santino said Tuesday., The Santinos began their run in newspapers at the Coalinga Record in 1982, with Arlene serving as a writer and Joe freelance writing and reporting on sports while also shooting photos. Joe Santino later served as sports editor and photographer for the Avenal Progress from 1996 until the publication ceased operation in 2007, and was still shooting photos for the Buccaneers football team this fall., After decades of covering Avenal sports teams, Santino made many friends of the young athletes and their parents at the high school. His longtime service to local schools led Santino to be twice presented (in 1983 and 2001) with the Milton O. Wilen Award for community service from the Reef-Sunset Unified School District., During his time working for the Record, Santino ran for a seat on the Avenal City Council in 1988 and won with more votes than any candidate up to that time. He served from 1988 to 1992, first as mayor pro-tem and then mayor from 1990 to 1992., "He was a real great councilman and mayor," said City Manager Melissa Whitten, who served as city clerk at the time. "He was very involved with the community.", During Santino's council/mayor tenure, he helped institute the curb, gutter and sidewalk project. Three improvements during that time included the curb and gutter project, the opening of the new middle schools and a landscaping project for Skyline Boulevard through town., Santino also represented Avenal in Charlotte, N.C., where the city was a candidate for All-America City., "He's a pretty close friend, we did quite a few things together," said Avenal Mayor Harlin Casida, who has also taught and coached for years at the high school. "Both Joe and Arlene have been very involved with community projects.", A native of New Jersey, Santino excelled in baseball while in high school and graduated in 1960. He then served for eight years in the, , with his most memorable stint being two years in search and rescue on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands., Santino worked for the Tulare Police Department following his naval service before moving to Avenal in 1970. He worked for several positions with the Pacific Gas & Electric Company at the Kettleman Compressor Plant, serving as a mechanic apprentice before being forced to retire because of a back injury., After the Progress closed in 2007, Santino remained active in volunteer work, including many hours at the Avenal Senior Nutrition Center. He was also involved with the Senior Club, serving two years as president and later treasurer., Santino was the city's representative on the Kings County Commission on Aging for the past three years, and also volunteered with the Avenal Historical Society and Old Timers Day Committee. Earlier this year, he was recognized as the club's Volunteer of the Year during the city's Appreciation Dinner., But perhaps Santino became most recognizable recently for his work as Santa Claus in the community the past three years. He grew a long white beard to fit naturally into his Santa persona., "As a friend, he's going to be missed, and as a community member he's really going to be missed," Casida said., Santino is survived by wife Arlene of Avenal; two sons, Joseph A. Santino and wife Monica of Coalinga and David W. Santino and wife Heidi of Salida; three granddaughters, Sarah of Coalinga and Lauren and Jessica of Salida; and two cousins, Sharon Silva of Pennsylvania and Virginia Pagden of Delaware., A viewing will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel, 420 W. D St., in Lemoore. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Southern Baptist Church, 297 Washington St. in Coalinga. Interment with military honors will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Coalinga., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Avenal Animal Control Shelter, c/o Avenal City Hall, 919 Skyline Blvd., Avenal, CA 93204.
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.
Gracie, John Daniel, August 26, 1922 - November 27, 2010, John Daniel Gracie, 88, of West Hills, CA, died November 27, 2010., Son of Walter B. Gracie and Margaret A. (Martinson) Gracie, born August 26, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Graduated from Greenway High School in Coleraine, MN 1940, Served in the, 1943-1946 and received his commission as Naval Aviator. Graduate of the, in 1948. Employed by North American Aviation and Rockwell International 1951-1980. Owner of Gracie Stands, making musical instrument stands from 1980 until his death. John was predeceased by his wife Sandra Gracie in 2001 and his daughter Anne Gracie in 1996. He is survived by his three sons John (Jack) Gracie of Avon, IN, Paul Gracie of Honolulu, HI, and Kevin Gracie of Brooklyn Park, MN. Memorial service pending
John E. Bouteiller, 80, of Danbury, beloved husband of Elayne Marie (DeGrosse) Bouteiller, died at Danbury Hospital on Wednesday, December 1st. He was born in Danbury on July 29, 1930, son of the late Eugene G. and Louise (Rogers) Bouteiller. He was a graduate of Danbury High School, Class of 1948. John owned and operated Fran's Barbershop in Danbury From 1968 until his retirement in 2007. He also worked for Barden Corp for 16 years. John served as past secretary and treasurer for the local Barber's Union and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. John was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables. He also enjoyed playing cards with old friends. In addition to his cherished wife of 59 years, Elayne, he will be sadly missed by his two daughters, Renee Bouteiller of Danbury, and Michele Hossan and her husband, Michael of Danbury; and his two grandsons, Zachary and Nicholas Hossan of Danbury. He is also survived by his brother, Roger Bouteiller and his wife, Anne Marie of Newtown; his sister, Jeanne Wilkins of Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Mark J. Bouteiller. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 6th at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial Contributions in his memory may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, or to AIDS Project of Greater Danbury. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at
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
Jon S. Patterson, 69, of San Luis Obispo passed away of heart failure Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. He was born and raised in Santa Maria, and was a 36-year employee of CalTrans as a Right of Way Agent. Prior to that, he was stationed in Ulm, Germany, with the U.S. Army. Jon is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Sehmsdorf; girlfriend, Sally Hopkins, and her daughters Diana (Clint) Jones and Kathryn Hopkins. He also counted Debbie and Richard Shannon and their children, Paul and Cynthia, as family. The recitation of the rosary will be at 10:15 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Wheeler-Smith Mortuary, 2890 S. Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo. Wheeler-Smith Mortuary 543-6871 San Luis Obispo
Jon Scott Struikman was born in Artesia, California on October 10, 1963 and passed away in Hanford, California on November 23, 2010. He was 47 years old., Jon loved sports. He played Little League and Babe Ruth in Hanford. Jon also played varsity center on the Hanford High School Basketball team. After high school he went to Abilene, Texas Christian College. The first summer of 1984 Jon came home and was working for his father and had an accident which left him paralyzed., He was very active in community service such as working with the YMCA, serving on the Grand Jury, Christian Business Association as well as Crossroads Ministries. Jon was a strong Christian. He loved the Lord and is now with the Lord., Jon was preceded in death by his father, Pete., Jon is survived by his mother, Wilma; brothers, Louis Struikman and Peter Struikman and wife, Sandy; sisters, Doreen Verdegaal and husband, Jeff and Alyce Anderson and husband, Dick as well as many nieces and nephews., Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Kings Christian Fellowship, 1461 N. 10th Ave in Hanford, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
Jorge Martinez, Deceased on 11.23.2010, Mr. Jorge Martinez passed away on 11.23.2010. He leaves behind his wife, sons, grandchildren and family. We are deeply saddened by his untimely death. He was very much loved by all his family and friends., Services/Viewing: Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuary, 5800 E. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022, December 3rd from 5:00pm to 9:00pm., Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at 9:00am at St. Rose of Lima Church, 4450 E. 60th St., Maywood, CA 90270., Burial will immediately follow service, where he will be laid to rest at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA 90601.
Choate, Joseph, May 21, 1941 - October 14, 2010, Joe Choate passed away at home, surrounded by his family, after a six-month battle with leukemia. The only son of Joseph and Dorothy Choate, Joe grew up in Los Angeles and attended First English Lutheran School. He received his B.A. from Pomona College in 1963, his JD from USC, and an LLM in international law from, Joe served in the US Army from 1967-71 in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was stationed in Seoul, Korea, and later at the Sixth Army in San Francisco, where he was lead defense counsel at the infamous Presidio Mutiny Trials. Upon leaving active duty, Joe joined Choate and Choate, his father's law firm, where he proudly practiced law for 43 years., He is survived by his wife of 38-years, Rosemary; sons John (Tammy) and David (Rebecca); and granddaughter Sofie., A private family service was held to celebrate a man renowned for his honor, clarity, humor, and love. Donations in Joe's name may be made to the City of Hope - (800) 535-7119.
In Loving Memory of Joseph Galante April 26, 1923 - December 3, 2008 We are forever grateful having had you in our lives. Love Always... Your wife, Nancy, children Jim (Jill), Nicki, Marty (Rosa), and grandchildren Myles, Ellen, and Greta
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Joseph Ruscigno, Resident of San Jose, April 20, 1914 - Nov. 25, 2010, Joseph Ruscigno passed away at the age of 96. He was a lifelong resident of San Jose, The Valley of Hearts Delight. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years. Alma (Prandi) Ruscigno., Joseph was also known lovingly as "Red", Rusty, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Uncle Joe and Padrino. He was an amazing father to Ron (Sharon) and Lorene (Lew Milligan). He was born on Northrup Avenue to Battisa and Anna Ruscigno. They were born in Tricarico, Italy and came to America to find a better life. Joe was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters; Mary, Josephine, Pete, Jack, Frank, Tony, Julia and Nell, (all departed); dear brother-in-law to Ed (Eleanor), Dante (Emma) and Elio (Jean) Prandi, (departed). He is survived by many grandchildren; Russell (Danice), Angela (Keith), Marlo (Evan), Shawn (Nancy), Matt (Stacey), Monica (Norm) and Fred, Great grandchildren; Reagan, Riley, Ryan, Rhys, Nicholas, Carson, Quinn and Remy, as well as many nieces, nephews, godchildren, and cousins., Joe defined the American Spirit, - sometimes working four jobs during the depression. He was an orchardist growing walnuts and prunes on Stevens Creek and Winchester Boulevard and apricots with his son in Tracy. He also worked for National Can for many years. His work on the family farm taught him to be inventive, self-reliant and hard working. He always found time to be there for family, friends and neighbors. He was a Sea Scout, Boy Scout leader, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He taught many generations to respect and cherish the outdoors., During WWII, Joe was a designated Air Warden for Zone 12 Burbank., Joseph relived his passion for sports attending his grandchildren and great grandchildrens' games. He was their biggest fan!, After 56 years, he and his friend Glen, watched the Giants win the World Series., Joseph was a member of the Tricarico Sociale Club, the Farm Bureau, the SIRS and Friday Coffee Club with neighbors and friends. He was a graduate of CHS class of 1933. He was a devout Catholic and belonged to St. Martin's for 67 years and the Assumption of Mary Catholic Church., A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 7th at 10:00 AM at the Assumption of Mary, 901 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose. Internment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 2650 Madden Avenue, San Jose., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assumption of Mary Catholic Church., "A new commandment I give unto you, love one another as I have loved you."
MEYERS, Jules "Jay" Aug. 10, 1936 - Dec. 1, 2010 Long time Beverly Hills resident, passed away after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease. Jules died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by the family he loved so deeply, his wife Carole, daughter Lisa and granddaughter Alexandria. Jules was known among his peers as an Icon in the Automobile Industry, an innovator without exception. There was nothing of importance that he overlooked in his quest for excellence. A glimpse into his world would look like this: At sixteen he attended High School on the 4-four plan while continuing to work as well. At eighteen, while attending college he opened a Sports Car operation and then opened a wholesale automobile business which grew to such large proportions that it became the largest wholesale operation west of Chicago. The list goes on and other things followed in rapid succession, and by the time Jules was ready to become a new car dealer he had already done everything else in the business and had a vast diversified portfolio in all phases of the automobile business, which now included his Daily Rent A Car and Leasing business., Based on his reputation and expertise in the automotive industry,, awarded Jules a dealership...and he became the youngest General Motors dealer at that time. Along with his Jules Meyers Pontiac dealership other dealerships followed. People still remember the hundreds of Pontiacs parked up and down the railroad tracks on Santa Monica Blvd. with the license plate inserts that read: "Follow The Leader to Jules Meyers Pontiac"...and they did. When Jules was interested in making a "go" of something, no one could do it better. Jules took the Stutz Blackhawk from virtual obscurity and created what was considered at that time to be the most affluent, most expensive and the most daring Motor Car of the 1970's. It was friend Elvis Presley on whom Jules bestowed the honor of becoming the first owner of the Stutz Blackhawk. The dynamics between Jules and Elvis and the Stutz were something to see. Later Jules collaborated on something very special for Elvis. Other friends of Jules became Stutz owners such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Lucille Ball, Dick Martin, Robert Goulet, Isacc Hayes and others. Jules had built the Stutz into a celebrity Motor Car and because it was a limited edition its ownership had even more importance. Jules kept the ownership as special as the people themselves. He founded and built various factories throughout the United States, primarily manufacturing convertibles as a secondary manufacturer to General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. He also built his American Custom Coachworks, Ltd. into the largest Limousine manufacturing company in the world, at that time. His entrepreneurial spirit will not be lost on future generations, because Jules told his wife Carole and daughter Lisa of the next venture he would have gone on to do, and they just might follow in his footsteps. Along the way he was a member of many organizations and Boards including YPO-G. Others have tried to emulate him and his style but, to no avail...he was unique unto himself. His contagious laughter and uncompromising zest for life, along with his handsome, boyish good looks only added to his charisma. If Jules had never been born, we would have had to invent him...he was that unique...a true original. Jules is survived by his beloved wife Carole, adored daughter Lisa Meyers-Kunis (Murray Kunis) and cherished granddaughter Alexandria. Along with his Aunt Claire Gordon and all the Gordon family cousins, and cousins Joyce and Bob Cormack, Joe Cormack, Ilene Murdock (Doug), Jessie Sheehan (Mike). Joan and Murray Griesman, Dr. Richard Greisman, Debbie Ritchie, Dr. Michael Meyers and the New York cousins. Special thank you to all his care givers but, most importantly to Nique, Jennifer, Charlie, Christine, Toshimi and John. Services will be held Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 10 A.M. at Hillside Memorial Park, 1-800-576-1994.
Juli Entwistle, 41, was found dead at her home on Sunday., Police said they got a call about a domestic violence incident at 4:08 a.m. and arrived to find the woman lying on the floor of her Morrissey Boulevard studio apartment with a laceration to her neck.
JULIA ANN BERG Julia Ann Berg born July 19, 1930 died November 25, 2010. Julia passed away on Thanksgiving day in peace and security. She was attended by her loving sons and wonderful staff of Parkview Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Allen Berg. She is survived by sons Brace and Scott and Family. The Family wishes to give thanks to everyone who have sent their prayers and love to her and the family. Memorial services are pending and funeral arrangements are being administered under the personal care of Victorville Mortuary.
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Karen Ann Hayes, 8-26-43 – 11-12-10, Mother, daughter, wife, neighbor, teacher, friend passed peacefully in her home the morning of No-vember 12. She died after a val-iant two and one half year baffle with a rare form of neck cancer. She virtually never complained of her illness. She is survived by her 96 year old mother, Gertrude, her husband of thirty-six years, Jim, children Karl (Cyn-thia), Andrew, Ryan, and Colin (Michelle) and grandchildren Josh, Sam, Nicole and Courtney. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, she taught for thirty-eight years, the last thirty-five in Portola Valley, mainly kindergar-ten children. She was blessed with many great friends, espe-cially her fellow teachers from PVSD. Her ancestors were part of the original Donner Party but split for the Oregon Trail. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be sent to Pescadero High School, Dept. of Athletics, 350 Butano Cutoff, 94060. She was a strong Viking booster. The cele-bration of her life will be held Dec 18 in Pescadero from 12 to 4 at the Native Sons Hall in downtown Pescadero. Everyone is welcome. She especially wanted to thank Dr. Nyugen and the entire oncology staff of RWC Kaiser as well as her nurses and other doctors for their wonderful care. They were with her every step of the way.
Kathleen died of heart failure on Nov. 28 at her home surrounded by family and friends., She lived and died fearlessly. Her life was devoted to public service. She worked for Solano County Mental Health through its transition to Solano County Health and Social Services. She was a dedicated volunteer with Upper Solano County Rape Crisis Service and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Solano County. Kathleen was a proud Democrat and political progressive., Kathleen's passion for world cultures was expressed through her love of music, food, art and travel. Her passport contains stamps from 30 countries on five continents. She enjoyed high tea in London, shopping in the Casbash in Morrocco and riding elephants in India. When not traveling, Kathleen enjoyed her dogs, sewing, gardening and cooking., Her many nieces, nephews, granddaughters and young friends will miss their annual handmade pajamas. She hosted wonderful dinner parties and extended her love of cooking to catering with close friends. Kathleen was a self-described news junky, with preferences for NPR and the BBC, though her guilty pleasure was watching "The View.", Kathleen graduated from Cocoa High School and UC Davis. She also attended Brevard Jr. College and the University of Florida., She was born in Atlanta, lived on Cocoa Beach, Fla.; Bridgefield, Conn., and moved to Fairfield, Calif., in 1972., Her daughter, Barbara Rosencrans (David); granddaughters, Hailey and Abigail Rosecrans of Colorado; brother, James Cunningham and sister Susan Hogue, both of Georgia, and many beloved nieces and nephews, survive her, A funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Church, 1405 Kentucky, Fairfield, CA. Burial will be held at Rockville Cemetery, Fairfield. All who knew Kathleen are welcome., Donations may be made in Kathleen's name to CASA of Solano County, 600 Union Ave., Suite 204, Fairfield, CA 94533., Arrangements are by Bryan Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, (707) 425-4697 or www.bryanbraker.com.,
Kathryn "Kae" Marie Crispin, 56, loving mother, devoted wife, and wise friend, passed away peacefully the evening of Friday, November 26th, 2010 at her home in Thousand Oaks. A beacon of light to all who knew her, Kae leaves behind a legacy of tremendous Grace, Fortitude and unrelenting Hope., Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 6, 1954, Kae was raised along the sunny shores of San Diego. Along with her six brothers and sisters, Kae enjoyed an adventurous and memorable childhood. After earning a scholarship from Kearney Mesa High School, 1972, she quickly attained her nursing degree from Grossmont College and was soon employed in the ER at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. Once finding herself fairly overwhelmed with the pristine beauty of the Sierra Nevada's on a ski trip up north, Kae relocated to South Lake Tahoe in early 1978., As the hotel/casino nurse for Dell Webb's Sahara Tahoe Resort, she soon fell in love, married and began her family. Relocating finally to Thousand Oaks in 1987, Kae devoted her life here to raising her three wonderful daughters, working, most recently with Romano's Macaroni Grill and enjoying her most beloved past-time, painting. As a devout believer, Kae very much valued her time spent with the Thousand Oaks' Vineyard Community Church and in recent years, EV Free Church of the Conejo Valley (The Bridge.) As an incredibly humble and inspirational spirit, Kae's life, dignity, and faith stands as a warm reminder of God's gracious and enduring love for us all., Kae was preceded in death by her biological mother, Jackie (Harding) Vought, and her brother, Samuel Vought., She is survived by her husband, Keith Crispin; daughters, Kelly Lauren Crispin-Paulson, Kasey Lee Crispin, and Kimberly Lynnae Crispin; father, Jack Vought; mother, Shirlee Vought; brothers; Timothy Vought, Michael Vought, and Robert Vought; and her beloved sisters, Dawn Taylor and Anne Buckley., A celebration of Kae's life will take place at Conejo Community Center, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks, Sunday, December 12th at 1:30pm., In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Kae's honor to The Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.
In Loving Memory of Kay Nelson "Dude" Reaves August 16, 1935 - September 20, 2008 "Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary" December 3, 1955 So many memories of good times and hard times, but we held on! I remember cruising around on warm summer evenings, smelling freshly mowed alfalfa and listening to Sundown on KCHJ! One line from Love Me Tender says it all, "Oh, my darling, I love you and I always will!" Til we meet again... Your loving wife, Janice
Kenneth Edward Wittmer, age 71, passed away on September 30 in Newtown. He celebrated his 50th wedding anni-versary with his beloved best friend and wife, Patricia (O'Donnell), this past August. Pat and Ken lived in Newtown for 40 years prior to moving to Beacon Falls in 2008. He is survived by his three sons: Kevin (wife Heidi) of Paxton, MA; Brian (wife Karen) of Colden, NY; and Kenneth (wife Laura) of Sandy Hook, CT. He was the proud grandpa of six: Keith, Kevin Richard, Alex, Sydney, Madison, and Jordan. He is also survived by his brother Charles (wife Mary Jo), his Aunt Wanda Dymkoski, his cousin Leo (wife Susan) Dymkoski, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Dorothy (Wittmer) Michnich. His family was the most important thing in his life. Ken was born on March 13, 1939 in White Plains, NY, the son of Mildred (Dymkoski) and Donald Wittmer. After graduating from Warren Harding HS in Bridgeport, he served in the US Army Medical Corps overseas and subsequently returned to continue his education, receiving Electrical Engineering degrees from the Univ. of Bridgeport (BS) and UConn (MS). Prior to starting his own consulting company, Ken worked for several large corporations: Sikorsky Aircraft, Graphic Sciences (where he collaborated in the development of the modern fax machine), Burroughs, and General Data. Ken loved traveling with his wife Pat, gardening, and puzzles - especially Sudoku. He also greatly enjoyed watching the UConn women's basketball team; In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CPTV (, ). Calling hours are on Sunday (December 5) from 2 to 4:30pm prior to a memorial service at 4:30 pm in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, CT. Interment will be private.
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Kenneth Allen Narlow lost his long battle with cancer Monday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2010, with his wife of 59 years, Marie, and his children at his bedside.
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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.,
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Eleuteri, Lawrence A., November 29, 2010, of Cinnaminson, NJ. Survived by wife Karen; son Lawrence A. Jr., daughter Gloria Ruscitti, and son Robert A. Funeral Mass Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Branch Pike., Cinnaminson, NJ.
Hammerschmitt, Leland Paul, November 4, 1952 - November 27, 2010, Longtime Ojai resident, Leland Hammerschmitt, died unexpectedly at home in Ojai of natural causes on November 27, 2010., Leland was born on November 4, 1952 in Los Angeles. He graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 1970 and from, College of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Arts major in Motion Picture and Television in 1975. Leland went on to receive a Master of Arts from Loyola Marymount University in 1981., Leland moved to Ojai approximately 20 years ago and was an active member of the local, and other community organizations. He was also a frequent letter writer to the Ojai Valley News and the Los Angeles Times., Leland's career included producing concerts in the 1980s for groups including Three Dog Night and the Kinks, and artists such as Dolly Parton. He went on to produce videos and documentaries including "Running on the Sun," which chronicles the 1999 Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley and won a Libbey award for Best Theme of the Festival at the first Ojai Film Festival in 2000., Leland is survived by his sister, Charlene Rasmussen, and brothers Charlie Hammerschmitt and L. Mark Hammerschmitt, and nephew Eric Mark Hammerschmitt and niece Kimberly Angele Serafini. Leland was preceded in death by his parents, Leo C. Hammerschmitt and Yvonne Hammerschmitt of Ojai., Services will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church located at 185 St. Thomas Drive, Ojai, CA 93023. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Rotary Club of Ojai Foundation, P.O. Box 511, Ojai, CA 93024.
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Michael Joseph Litwin Resident of Piedmont Mike passed away November 30, 2010 at home in Piedmont surrounded by family after a valiant but losing .....
Lois America Pavletich 1917 - 2010 Lois America Pavletich (Penny), loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, friend, died November 30, 2010, at the age of 93. Penny was born in Roosevelt, Oklahoma, August 3, 1917 to John E. and Sarrah E. (Beckham) Nickell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, George J. Pavletich, Sr.; son, George J. Pavletich, Jr.; brothers, Rex and Nolan; sisters, Opal, Agnes, Bonnie, Berneice; four brothers-in-law; and two sisters- in-law. Surviving are her daughter, Ethelene (Bill) Ward; son, Neal (Lena) Pavletich; daughter, Carol (Hank) Wilcox; daughter-in-law, Mrs. George (Linda) Pavletich; 26 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Penny's imprint of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is etched on the hearts of everyone whose life she touched. She was actively involved as a member of Shafter Church of Christ. Friends fondly recall her tenacious efforts in founding the Springer, New Mexico Church of Christ in 1946. She had a heart of compassion expressed through hospitality of a simple meal from the garden or Sunday dinner complete with sumptuous pies, cakes, and, her personal favorite - chocolate anything, served with a broad smile, attentive listening ear, and sage advice. The perfect ending to any gathering was a "quick" game of dominos, Skipbo, Aggravation or a sing-a-long around the piano. Grandma Penny's handmade afghans and quilts will continue to warm so many hearts and toes. Her watercolor paintings are character trait reminders of determination, willpower and constancy, given the fact that Penny was legally blind in one eye and didn't begin this art medium until she was "aging gracefully". Funeral arrangements will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday December 4, 2010, Hillcrest Memorial Chapel, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA. Memorial donations in Penny's honor may be mailed to the George Pavletich, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Drive 93305, Attn: Joan Wegner; ; or other charitable organization of your choice. The family wishes to thank Dr. Edward Nichols and staff; Mercy Hospital doctors and staff at 2 West; Kara, Cindi, and Mercy Hospice; caregivers Paula, Fran, Janice, Flo and our huge network of friends for your prayers, care and unending support.
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.
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.
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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.,
REILICH, Lorraine Tortessi ( aka *Rock Rock*) September 4, 1947 - November 20, 2010 Although she was *too cute to die*, sadly, Lorraine Tortessi Reilich did pass away from lung cancer, with her step-daughter Eileen holding her hand, on November 20, 2010. She was *way too young to go* at 63 years and 2 months. Born in Pueblo, CO to Sam and Vivian Tortessi Lorraine came to California and succeeded at being an independent woman; achieving a Bachelor's of Arts degree and a satisfying career starting at West Valley Engineering, then working at NBI supporting the nation's first word processor, and prior to her retirement she was an Administrative Assistant in a Real Estate Investment and Property Management Firm for Ms. Sharon Call. She finally found the love of her life in Harry Daniel Reilich, whom she married in 1978. They were married for 32 happy years enjoying a long and loving life together; a true love story. They loved flying their plane to Clark Fork, Idaho where they had a second home and spent part of each year. Having no birth children, Lorraine considered, appreciated and loved her step-children Eileen and Kenneth as her own. In her work, she managed everybody and everything with an iron hand and a dedicated eye to detail. Her co-workers said that she was beloved by all. Interested in the arts and possessing a keen mind Lorraine enjoyed theatre, museums, and excelled at mentalist games. Being learned, she was an extremely interesting conversationalist. Her sense of humor and intelligent dry wit continuously entertained and amused those around her. Lorraine was a realist, down to earth, honest and she liked to get to the point. Her friends describe her as an inspirational hero; one of the strongest, gentle, most kind people they have known. Wickedly intelligent, vibrantly beautiful, passionate about life, classily stylish, full of joie d vivre, kind, gentle, loyal and encouraging to her many friends, she will be sorely missed by all of us who loved her. Predeceased in death by her husband Harry by three weeks, and brother Don Tortessi of Pueblo, CO; Lorraine is survived by her step-children Eileen Reilich, her husband Peter Lesser of Olympia, Washington and Ken Reilich and his wife, Simms Reilich of San Diego, California; and by cousins Bill and Marilyn McDonald of Marietta, GA. Lorraine's remains will be reunited with her beloved husband Harry when they are inurned together at Fort Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Jan 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. on Point Loma in San Diego, CA. Gifts in Lorraine's name are greatly appreciated and may be made to Sutter VNA Hospice at http://www.suttervnaandhospice.org/gifts/ or 1-800-541-5045.
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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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Michael John Maguire 1948 to 2010 Resident of Groveland Michael John Maguire, 62, of Groveland, CA died on November 26, 2010 after a brief .....
KUFFEL, MARGARET "MARGE, " "MARGIE" Margaret "Marge," "Margie" Kuffel, age 78, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister passed away on November 17, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert; sons Leo (Caron) Kuffel and George (Tonya) Kuffel, daughters Teresa Kuffel, Anne (Doug) O'Brey and Patricia (Daniel) McGivney; 13 grandchildren, Joshua, Kathleen, Brandon, Brittney, Rachel, Bobby, Claire, Sean, Michael, Katherine, Olivia, Victoria and Joel; sisters Irene Skipper and Anne Marie (Bob) Kladder; brother Jim (darlene) Brozovich, brother-in-law George (Nancy) Kuffel and numerous nieces and nephews. Marge touched the hearts and souls of many, many family and friends. She had a heart of gold and always went out of her way to help wherever she could. She loved to welcome anyone into her home, especially those without family on holidays. Mom would inevitably run into some military person at a Thanksgiving mass that was without family and was soon welcome at the Kuffel dinner table. Marge enjoyed life to its fullest. Her faith and God's grace was a constant source of fulfillment for her. She loved spending time with her children and especially, grandchildren. She was involved in Cursillo and the Tuesday grouping, Supper Club, Ultrea and loved being a part of Fr. Luke's Bible study. No one will argue that Marge was a faithful servant. Her cup was at least Â¾ full at all times and she passed that perspective on to those whose lives she touched. Another significant commitment in Marge's life was her involvement with Network 21. Her friendships were numerous and the number of people that looked to her as a role model were immeasurable. We are blessed to have had Margie in our lives and she will forever be in our hearts and missed by so many.
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DURAN, MARIA Chula Vista, CA Oct. 1, 1935 - Dec. 2, 2010 Sun 12/5, 4-9pm Vigil (Ros-7pm) 12/6, 9:30am Most Precious Blood Community Mortuary (619) 426 - 2006
Mario C. Bongio Mario was released from the struggles of advanced Alzheimers disease when he passed away November 30, 2010. Mario leaves behind a loving family and many friends. He is survived by his sons Carlo and Al and his daughter Maria and his grandson Anton as well as many relatives who live in Italy. Mario immigrated from italy in 1956 with his immediate family. His life was all about his family and the love he could provide for his family. Mario worked 33 years for the Marin Municipal Water District and enjoyed it very much. There will be a rosary at 7:30 PM, Wednesday the 8th of December at Keaton's Mortuary San Rafael. A mass will be said Thursday, December 9th at Saint Raphael Parish, San Rafael, at 10:30 AM. After the mass, Mario will be buried at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.
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
October 17, 1968 ~ November 19, 2010 Michael Ingram Simpson was born Oct. 17, 1968, passed away on Nov.19,2010 in Garland, TX. Michael was a kind, gentle, and very soft spoken man who loved his family dearly. He leaves behind his mother and father, Jeane and Clarence, brother Karl, his sister Teresa, daughter Tabitha and grandson Timithy Michael, son Brandon many aunts, uncles, neices and nephews. As well as a host of life long friends. He will be missed by all.
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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.
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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 Bernard Begin, age 79, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2010 at St. Johns Hospital, Oxnard with her children at her side., She is survived by her five children, Sandy Forgey of La Canada, Calif., Scott Begin of Bakersfield, Calif., Captain Robert Begin of Key West, Fla., Sue Hann of Dana Point, Calif., and Cindy Cnop of Altadena, Calif. She is also survived by nine grandchildren., Margaret was born Aug. 25, 1931 in Detroit, Mich., to Antonia Bernard and Linton E. Whaley. She spent most of her childhood in the San Gabriel Valley, primarily in Alhambra and Monrovia. She lived for a short while, during WWII, in Santa Barbara. She graduated from Alhambra High School and went on to obtain her Associate Arts Degree from Pasadena City College as well as a Business Degree from Santa Barbara Business College., Margaret was married to Leon (Lee) Francis Begin, Jr. for 31 years until his death in 1983. They raised their family in Pasadena, Calif. She was a dedicated homemaker who managed the household while Lee worked at the Northrop Corporation as an aircraft designer. Margaret never remarried and remained lovingly devoted to Lee until her death. Margaret has been a resident of Port Hueneme for the past 30 years., She loved the people that lived near her in the beach community of Surfside. She enjoyed walking her cocker spaniel, Bailey, and conversing with her kind neighbors. As a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend Margaret had a generous heart and truly cared for each individual she met. She was a creative seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her grandchildren. She always had a passion for gardening and turned the balconies of her oceanfront home into a flowering paradise. Margaret will be forever in our hearts and her memory will remind us to always do our best, live each day to its fullest and to treat everyone with respect. She will be deeply missed., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The , Southern California Chapter, 800 West Sixth Street, Suite 1250, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2721, 1-800-954-2873, or Hueneme Beautiful Inc., P.O. Box 304, Port Hueneme, CA 93044-0304, 805-986-9271., A celebration of Margarets life will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at the Hueneme Beach Pier. A reception at the Surfside IV Community Center will follow. Channel Islands, Cremations, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, Ventura, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Marguerite Hansen, 94, of San Luis Obispo, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at French Hospital. She was born in Edna, moved to Modesto, Calif., at an early age and then was back to San Luis in 1934. She married Vernon Hansen, owner of the local well-known "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" Ranch, just outside of San Luis Obispo. Marguerite had several nicknames "Margee, Fattie, Pat and Rite," of which "Rite" was her favorite. She loved to play canasta and bridge, and was a member of the Monday Club and Old Mission Catholic Church. She enjoyed having barbecues, shopping for clothes, gardening, her neat and tidy house and most recently, Jane''s dog, Sadie. She loved her daily morning coffee and treat at the Madonna Inn, and then later, her afternoon treat. Most of all, she had smile that could light up any room and make people happy. Even at 94, she never lost her smile or laugh. Rite is survived by her daughter, Jane Hansen and dog, Sadie. She was preceded in death by her husband, older sister and twin sister. Services will be private. We will all miss you Rite. God Bless and keep you always smiling and happy.
Maria Leal Costa, passed away on November 27, 2010 in her home surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 88 years old., She was born on July 8, 1922 in Terceira, Azores, to Jose and Maria Leal. Maria met and married the loved of her life Joe N. Costa at the age of 16 years old, they were married for 70 years until his passing in January of 2010., They started their family and had two sons and four daughters., Maria is survived by her sons, Frank Costa of Massachusetts and Joe Costa and his wife Cecilia from Rhode Island. Daughters, Maria Leal and husband Ilidio of Madera, Albertina Brasil from Hanford, Natalia Cotta and husband Joe from Hanford and Margarida Silveira and husband Tony from Hanford. Her brother, Alberto Leal and wife Bibiana of San Juan Capristano and a sister, Recardina Leal and her husband Jose of Hilmar. She also leaves behind her 20 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter., Maria is preceded in death by her brother and one sister., Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 4-6 with the Recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford. Burial to follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Hanford.
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 Ermalinda Mireles 89, of Marysville, passed away on November 30, 2010. Graveside services will be at 10am on Monday, Dec. 6, at Sutter Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
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.,
Marie Elizabeth Pinney, Resident of Windsor, Feb. 21, 1919-Nov. 17, 2010 Marie Elizabeth (Biaggi) Pinney, 91, of Windsor, formerly of San Jose & Saratoga CA passed away November 17 2010 after a short illness. Marie sometimes known as Betty was an elementary school teacher retired from the San Bruno School District. She loved her family, students, ballroom dancing, and traveling the world. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband, dance and travel partner, Niles. She is survived by her two sons Patrick and Niles III, 6 grandchildren 7 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. At Marie's request a small family memorial will be held at a future date. Please remember Marie for the kindness and joy she brought into the world.
Marie Helen Poggio Sept. 1, 1914 - Dec. 1, 2010 Passed away on December 1, 2010 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Charles; her parents, Eugenio and Carmella Embres; and her sister, Aida Petri. Marie is survived by her devoted sons, Gene (Pat Nowowieski) Poggio and Andy (Mamie) Poggio. She leaves behind cherished grandchildren, Maria and Tony Poggio and adored niece and nephews, Kathy Lynch, Ed Shaw, and Bill Petri. Her passion in life was her family and friends, and she will be dearly missed by all. Marie graduated from Commerce High School in San Francisco (class of 1930); was very active with the Italian Catholic Federation; loved to square dance, cook, garden, paint, and travel. Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, December 5 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Rosary will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 1 Elmwood Drive, Daly City. The Funeral Mass will follow the Rosary at 11 a.m. also at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 1710 Gilbreth Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010 in memory of Marie Poggio.
Marie O. Slusser, 90, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away November 18, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was born September 11, 1920 to Roy T. and Octave Breakey in Kansas City, Mo. She married Glenn M. Slusser on May 16, 1965 in Tustin. She was a real estate broker in Orange County and the Coachella Valley for many years. She was a former member of Ironwood Country Club and was a member of "Artist's of Ironwood". She was an accomplished artist and captured her love of the desert in her beautiful oil paintings. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a woman of beauty and grace whose love will remain in the undying memory of the many lives she touched throughout her years. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn M. Slusser. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra M. Kenshol of Palm Desert, Calif.; step-daughter, Erica Ericsson of Fall Brook, Calif.; step-son, Glenn Martin Slusser, Jr. of Claremont, Calif.; eleven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be private with inurnment at St. Margaret's Episcopal Columbarium. The Trident Society of Palm Desert is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Animal Samaritans, 72-120 Petland Place, Thousand Palms, CA 92276.
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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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MARION (GIB) SUTTON JUL 16, 1910 - NOV 30, 2010 Passed away in Modesto at the age of 100. He has the honor of being the last Sutton of his generation. Gib married Gladys Blair Oct. 1, 1932, in July, a son, Bill was born. A daughter, Bobbie followed in 1934. In 1936 they moved to Tracy where daughters, Sharon was born in 1943 and Judy in 1948. Gib and Gladys built three homes to accommodate a growing family. Gladys passed away in 1999 and Gib moved to Beth Haven in Ripon, later to Samaritan Village and finally to the Sundial. Gib is very grateful for all the friends and family that assisted him in his later years and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Gib is survived by a son, Bill (Shirlee), daughters, Bobbie Sutton, Sharon Lewis (Doyle), Judy Spina (Jim), grandchildren, Teri Lynn, Chris, Brian, Jeff, Michael and 3 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be Dec. 6, 1:00 PM at Place of Refuge (Assembly of God), 486 Button Ave., Manteca. Donations may be made to Community Hospice of Modesto, 4368 Spyres Way.
Marjorie A. McKenna, age 70 of Brookfield, previously of Norwalk, Bethel, and Venice, Fla., passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 30th at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Geoffrey E. McKenna. Born on June 25, 1940 in Suffern, N.Y., she was the daughter to the late Alvin and Margaret (Kerekes) deFreese. Marge was a graduate of Norwalk High School, Class of 1959. She was an avid gardener, beachcomber, race fan, and loved crafting and spending time in the outdoors including RV camping with her family and friends. Tireless and selfless, she would often volunteer her time to assist various charitable causes, always willing to lend a hand up to those in need, providing counsel or simply listening, and quite often would have a house full of young people, but always passionate about her family and enjoyed family gatherings most of all. She leaves her husband, Geoffrey; her sons, Jeffrey, Arthur and his wife, Annette; brother, Craig deFreese and wife, Barbara; grandchildren, Lauren, Morgan and Jackson, all of Conecticut; her brother, Robert deFreese of Florida; stepmother, Ann Brodie deFreese of Ohio; stepbrothers, Bruce, Eden and wife, Patsy of Ohio, and Chris and his wife, Ginny of Kansas; her sister-in-law, Jackie Quast and her husband, Hal of Georgia; many cousins and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100 Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or online at, Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Mark Dresden Jennings, 1961-2010, Mark Dresden Jennings was born July 18, 1961 in Orcutt, CA where he attended local schools. He began a career in the trucking industry at age sixteen. In the early nineties he bought The Historic Hotel Leger, a thirteen room bed and breakfast boutique hotel, located in the foothill town of Mokelumne Hill in California's Gold Country. During this time, Mark was elected to the Board of Directors for the Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District, where he also served as Chairman of the Board for one year., After selling The Hotel Leger, Mark and his parents settled in the town of El Dorado, CA, where Mark managed a twenty-two unit mobile home park and a five unit apartment complex on behalf of his parents., Mark's life passion was flying. He logged numerous flight hours in various kinds of aircraft. On any given day he could be found at an airport surrounded by his many friends. He was most happy while working on his airplane, or assisting his friends with their planes. Mark never knew a stranger. He was always exchanging stories with a new found friend about his travels throughout California, his flying adventures, tales of the Reno Air Races or camping and fishing with his friends., Mark could never say "No." He was both giving and gracious in his work with the El Dorado Community Hall, where he served on the Board of Directors, for four years. Mark's favorite activity was hosting Backyard Barbeques for family and friends. He specialized in Santa Maria Style Barbeque recipes and never failed to prepare the best tasting meat anyone ever had the pleasure to sample. Mark's Barbeques included hilarious stories, endless jokes and fun was had by all that came to share in the simple but yet sanctimonious pleasures of conversation and BBQ., Mark is survived by his mother, Bobbie Jennings; fiancé, Veronica Price, both of El Dorado, CA; his sister and brother-in-law, Yosif and Linnie Simiryan of Charleston, WV; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Debra Jennings; his aunt and uncle, Jay and Mert Walker; his beloved godparents, Emile and Velma deSolminihac, all of Orcutt, CA; and cousins, Jeff and Daryl Walker, Holly Balch Locatelli and Heather Balch Moratti., He was preceded in death by his father, Earl John Jennings; grandparents, Dresden and Pearl Norris; and uncles, Frank and Kent Balch., Family and friends were devastated by his untimely and unexpected death on November 3. 2010. With his passing, the world changed for those who knew and loved him. There are no words to express how deeply he will be missed., In Mark's memory, donations can be made to his favorite charities: St. Jude's Hospital for Children, MDA/Jerry's Kids, or The Salvation Army., A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and May 29, 2011 at the El Dorado Community Hall in El Dorodo, CA. Bring your camp trailer and your favorite "Mark story" along with your best Barbeque Rub or Bean Recipe. Please email photos, stories and RSVP's to: Veestress@yahoo.com.
Marvin M. Maloney, Marvin M. Maloney was born December 31, 1933 in Key, Kentucky to Marvin and Thelma Maloney. He died November 29, 2010, in Santa Maria, California., Marvin married Wanda Lee Hinkle July 3, 1953 in Eccles, West Virginia. They soon started a family while Marvin's army career took them to various parts of the United States. Marvin left the Army as a Sgt. in 1962 and moved his growing family to California. He worked several years in the aerospace industry before settling as a foreman at the Okonite Company in Santa Maria. After many years of service Marvin retired from Okonite and was hired as an engineer with Davis-Standard Co., which took him to various parts of the world. Tiring of his business travels, Marvin retired again, this time to Alabama where he lived contentedly for a number of years before finally returning to Santa Maria in 2008., Marvin is survived by his children; Marvin Shannon Maloney, Alan Craig Maloney (Patricia), Tami Marie Maloney (Stephen Seeger), Kathleen Maloney (Butch Nogues), Sabrina Mae Maloney (Phil Salmans), and Michael Shane Maloney. He is also survived by his former wife of 39 years, and the mother of his children, Wanda Lee Beaumont, sisters Molly Allen, Juanita Carter and Shirley Ellis, brother Pat Maloney, 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Thelma Maloney and brothers Bill and Tom Maloney., Marvin prided himself on always providing well for his family and instilling a strong work ethic in each of his six children. He was a proud American, Veteran of the, , and Republican. We have special memories of dad and will miss him very much., Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., December 6, 2010, at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, with burial to follow at a later date in Kentucky
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Mary Ellen Trantham May 22,1920 - November 19, 2010 Wife and mother born in Ponca City, Oklahoma where she met and married her husband, Jim Trantham on Nov. 11, 1941. The moved to Bakersfield in 1946 and it was here that Mary studied the Bible and was baptized in 1950 at Democrat Hot Springs as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She pioneered for approximately 20 years taking her daughter Judy along with her. Mary has helped many to come to an accurate knowledge of the Bible. Her great love for Jehovah God and his son Christ Jesus was evident by her devotion to service and meeting attendance. As long as it was possible she never missed associating with the congregation at meetings, assemblies, and conventions. She was always as active as her health would allow. She is survived by her only daughter, Judy Trantham. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11:00 a.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Bldg. A, 830 Wilson Road.
Mary Frances Parker (Berkey, Sinz) Our beloved mother passed away November 25, 2010 at the age of 83. Mary was born July 20, 1927 in Lewisburg, Alabama to Hobart and Bertha May White. Mary moved to Lompoc, CA in 1952 with her husband Bill Parker from Birmingham, Alabama to start a new life. Bill retired from the Marine Corps and went to work for the Great Lakes Carbon Corporation (G.R.E.F.C.O) as a Mill Forman. Mary worked at the City of Lompoc Municipal Pool as a cashier, swim instructor, lifeguard and coach of the Lompoc Marlins swim team with her son James. Mary worked at the Lompoc Pool for 40 years. She loved to teach everyone, young and old, to swim and she especially loved the hundreds of children she taught to swim. It was her passion and life until the day it closed. She was also an active member of the community with The Alpha Club, Senior Nuts and Bolts Band and several other Senior and handicap organizations and loved to crochet. Mary was preceded in death by her husbands: Bill Parker, Bob Berkey and August Sinz; parents Hobart and Bertha White; brother Hobart White, Jr., Gurney White, Jerry White, Robert White and Kenneth White; and sisters Shirley Smith and Patricia Kent. Mary is survived by her sister Peggy Christopher; daughter Sandra (Ken) Kurz; sons Bill (Jennifer) Parker and James (Cindy) Parker; grandchildren: Jeff, Doug, Donna, Juleli, Kevin, Tony, Taylor; and 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren; and hundreds of Lompoc swimmers. There will be a private internment on Friday, December 3rd for the family. The family wishes for all that can join them, in a Celebration of Mary's Life on Saturday, December 4th at the Lompoc Garange Hall, 435 North G Street, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family request a pot luck dish or dessert to be shared by all, as we remember Mary's life, a donation to Hospice or a favorite charity of your choice.
Passed away suddenly on November 28th, 2010 in Lincoln California. Joyce was born April 11, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a graduate of Marquette University where she met and married Jude Mikal. Jude and Joyce were married for 49 years when Jude passed in 2001. They lived in various parts of the country before choosing Santa Rosa to raise their six children. Joyce left Santa Rosa in 2003 and moved to Lincoln, California. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and loved her job as a teacher's aid at Holy Spirit Catholic School in Sacramento. Joyce's terrific sense of humor was one of her most endearing qualities; she was an outgoing person who never met a stranger. Helping others and volunteering was very important to Joyce, a virtue she passed on to her children. Joyce is survived by her six children: Jude Mikal (Paula) Joyce Mikal-Flynn (Terry), Andy Mikal, Sheila Mikal (Troy Mesa), Keenan Mikal (Patty), and Molly Comeau (Al). Joyce had 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who will miss her dearly. She is also survived by her brother Keenan Burns of Chatham, MA. Joyce had a companion on her final journey to heaven, her granddaughter, Paula Marie. A rosary and mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. December 6th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 280 Oak Tree Lane, Lincoln, CA. A memorial service will be held at St. Eugene's Cathedral in Santa Rosa, time and date to be determined. Donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and The
On Nov. 13, 2010, Mary Louise Essel passed away at home after a long illness., She was born Sept. 25, 1920 in Chicago, the youngest of three girls. Her sisters, Betty and Selma, preceded her in death. Her family moved to Webster Grove, Mo., where Mary spent most of her childhood. They moved back to Chicago when Mary was 15 so her sisters, and then Mary, could attend the University of Chicago. In the late 1930s they moved to their 10-acre farm in Canoga Park, Calif. Mary married, and later divorced, Holmes Emery, with whom she had two daughters, Janice and Margaret. Janice died in Boise, Idaho, in 1992. Margaret (now Margaret Lotts) lives in Ojai., After her divorce, Mary, now a single mother, worked as a waitress in Encino. Unhappy with the local schools, she moved to Ojai in 1952 and enrolled Janice in the newly formed Happy Valley School, which was co-founded by Aldous Huxley, Guido Ferrando, and Krishnamurti. There she met and married David Essel, a teacher at the school. They had a daughter, Catherine. Mary became a school house-parent, also working as a waitress at her friend Alan Hooker's Ranch House Restaurant., In the 1950s and early 60s Mary's family spent wonderful summers in Sequoia and Yosemite where David was a seasonal Ranger Naturalist. For three months each year they lived in a tent cabin at Tuolumne Meadows and White Wolf. There they climbed mountains, enjoyed nightly campfires and took high Sierra mule trips. The beauty and serenity of Nature nurtured in Mary and family an appreciation and loving care for all living things., Mary's love for animals was very deep. As a child, and throughout her life, she refused to eat meat. Her home was always open as a refuge for injured and homeless animals. She was an animal rights advocate and worked tirelessly on their behalf. Mary and David's interest in Krishnamurti's teachings led to many summers in Switzerland. There, Krishnamurti gave public talks similar to those held in Ojai. Mary enjoyed climbing in the Alps and hiking the wildflower-filled meadows. In summer 1964 they took a three-month tour of Europe in a VW camper bus, visiting many historic sites. In 1995 Mary and David traveled to Madras, India to attend the centenary of Krishnamurti's birth with the Dalai Lama as guest speaker., Mary enjoyed music of all kinds, folk, jazz, and opera alike. She had a lovely soprano voice and for three years was a member of the Ventura Concert Chorale. She constantly sang around the house. Mary passed away quietly in her sleep on a sunny autumn morning, surrounded by David, Margaret, and Catherine. She was a cheerful, loving mother and wife, quietly sensitive and deeply compassionate in all her relationships. The beauty and essence of her love remains with us, strong and vibrant., She wished to be cremated and her ashes spread in those natural places she enjoyed so much. In her memory, a tree will be planted in the Oak Grove, Meiners Oaks, on Besant Road, Sunday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. All friends are invited., Donations in her memory can be made to the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Arrangements were entrusted to the care Charles Carroll Funeral Home.
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.
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Walter T. McGlaughlin (aka: Mac, Peach) Oct. 28, 1925 - Nov. 30, 2010 Resident of Hayward Born, 1 of 13 children, to William and .....
Mel Bernstein, of Heritage Ranch, was born in November 1928 in Los Angeles, and passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. He attended Dorsey High School and served in the U.S. Army. Mel designed oil rigs with National Supply Co., until 1964, when he became a real estate broker and opened Imperial Realty. He had lived in the home he had built on Nacimiento Lake Road since 1982. Mel enjoyed skiing, dancing and showing his dogs in competition. He had season tickets, behind home plate, at Dodger Stadium for 20 years, and coached LIttle League Baseball for many years. Mel is survived by his brother, Irving Bernstein; children Lloyd Gary Bernstein and Dena Jordan; grandchildren Summer Silvas, Casey, Matthew and Alexander Bernstein, Michael and Scott Hoopingarner and Lisa Jordan. He was predeceased by his daughter, Nancy Dennis. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at the Paso Robles District Cemetery. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles
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Hilda L. Mettler, 95, of Lodi passed away early Wednesday, December 1, 2010. She was born in Lodi on December 25, 1914 and graduated .....
Michael Joseph Litwin Mike passed away November 30, 2010 at home in Piedmont surrounded by family after a valiant but losing battle with metastasized melanoma. He was 69. He is survived by his sister, Judith Iglehart, nephews Chris Caporicci and Scott Pacult, godsons Frank and Mario Palestini and their mother, his lifelong friend Bettina Balestrieri, former wife Raymie Roland, and his cousins and their families: Gail Harrison, Bonnie Rand, Margie Ann Larson, Jim Muldowney, Larry Valenzin, Ron Schopke, Greg and Randy Antone, and his many friends. By profession a locomotive engineer, Mike's passions were anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. His interests were legion: rock and roll guitarists, the history of the labor movement, the United Transportation Union, national Democratic politics, politics in the City of Alameda, tournament racquet ball, astronomy, the history of mathematics, science fiction, American Indian history, artifacts and woven baskets, the Alameda All Stars, ancient and medieval history, the Roman Empire and its wars, bonsai, cartography, and the diasporas of ancient peoples. Mike was an insatiable reader who retained every factoid his active mind encountered. He was a graduate of San Jose State University with a M.A. from Cal State Hayward. His funeral will be held next week at the Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA.
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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.
Mike Germolus passed away on November 27, 2010 at home in Penngrove at the young age of 64; his wife and daughter at his side. He received many hugs and kisses as he battled his way through esophageal cancer. With dignity, but not without a fight, he accepted that he was dying by getting his affairs in order. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandra; and his daughters Kelly Germolus-Maroevich and Paula Dawn Murray, son-in-law Douglas; and grandchildren: Kimberly, Douglas and Dustin; brothers Rick, and Leon, and sister Terri. He was predeceased by his father Harry, mother Ruth, and brothers Sam and Chuck. Raised in Patterson, he was a highly regarded high school athlete. He excelled in baseball and football and when they needed him, wrestling too. And that was Mike; he was always available when needed. After retirement, his sport was golf. He was a fixture at Adobe Creek golf course. Anyone who played with him would have a story about his love/hate relationship with the game. So many times he would say "I am going to quit this @$!@ Game!" But, he made his tee time the next day. His career of 40 years with PG&E began at 18 years of age climbing poles and building towers with General Construction. After many positions with PG&E, he retired from the San Rafael Division office. No matter what position he held during his career with PG&E, he respected his work and dedicated himself fully to it. However, when he was eligible to retire, he did. Friends and family are invited to attend his "Celebration of Life" at Adobe Creek GC, 1901 Frates Rd., Petaluma, CA, December 10th, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please share your memorable stories with us.
Mildred J. Scott-Davis of Marysville passed away on 11/28/2010 at Rideout Hospital. She was 83. She was born in Vernon, TX on 01/29/1927. She was one of 14 children born to Jacob & Nettie Muriel Roberts. She was the oldest daughter. After leaving Texas the family lived in Arizona before settling in California in the late 30's or early 40's. Here is where she met her husband to be Clarence (Roy) Scott. After he returned from the war in 1945 they became engaged, then married in 1947. Mildred was such a hard worker for all of her life. She worked and retired from Lucky Stores in Yuba City after 28 years as a meat wrapper. For many years, she was an avid bowler and played on a league in Yuba City. She loved many things in her life, but nothing came close to the love she had for her family. There wasn't anything she wouldn't do for any of them, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were her life and always came first. She is survived by her daughter, Judi Vieira (husband, Larry) of Yuba City; son, David Scott (wife, Kelly) of Yuba City; sisters: Betty Miller, Joanne Miller and Sandy Holsted of Marysville, Wandell Christy of Yuba City, and Nina Coats of Sacramento; sister in law, Carolyn Roberts of Yuba City; brothers: Maurice Roberts of Auburn and Doyle Roberts of Marysville; grandchildren: Amber Vieira, Jaimie Scott (husband, Kenyata Bishop), Ashley Scott of Yuba City, Jeremy Scott of Marysville, Matt Vieira of Fair Oaks, Aaron Scott (wife, Melissa), of Antelope, Alex Allen (wife, Beka) of Colorado and Cheryl Hicks (husband, Jeff) of Louisiana; great-grandchildren: Jonah Osby, Kyrstn Scott, Rasean Moore-Scott, Kyle Scott-Bebout, Trendon & Bage Scott-Bishop and Kyle & Kara Lind. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Roy Scott; her parents, Jacob and Muriel Roberts; siblings: Cleta McGrath, Monte Roberts and Donnie Roberts. The family would like you to visit, and leave your messages there. Services for Mildred will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 at Lakeside Colonial Chapel, 830 D Street, Marysville at 11:00 am. Doors will be open at 9:00 am for visitation and prayer. Burial will be at Sierra View Memorial Park in Olivehurst following the service, with a reception at the Moose Lodge in Yuba City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's disease Foundation (, ) or California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (, ). Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277. Send Condolences at
Mildred W. Joyce, Nov. 27, 1921 ~ Nov. 30, 2010, Resident of Walnut Creek, Mildred "Millie" Joyce peacefully passed away in her sleep in the early morning of November 30, 2010. She had recently celebrated her 89th birthday., Millie was born in Stamford, Connecticut where she grew up and completed her early school years through high school. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College, Troy New York in the field of Physical Education. She taught Phys Ed in junior high school and coached the girls' basketball team. Millie always loved the water and boating, and she made sure all of her children and nieces and nephews knew how to swim. Her passion in life was education and learning, always encouraging others to reach to their highest level., Millie was preceded in death by Cal Joyce, her husband of over 50 years., Millie is survived by her three children Pete (Cathy), Linda, and Charlie (Justine Faisst); five grandchildren, and three great-grand-children, along with other extended family members., There will be an informal memorial service held on Saturday, December 4, 10am, at Byron Park, 1700 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek. In lieu of flowers Millie would prefer donations be made to the Byron Parkers Education Fund at 1700 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595 or the "For Excellence in Education Fund", Russell Sage College, 65 1st St, Troy, NY 12180.
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Dr. Kenneth H. Millican Dec. 17, 1909 - Nov. 23, 2010 Resident of Oakland Kenneth was born in Seattle, WA; son of Ruth and .....
BACON, Milton Edward, March 7, 1927 - November 23, 2010, Milton Edward "Ted" Bacon, Born March 7, 1927 in Pasadena, California. Died November 23, 2010 in a tragic automobile accident in southern California. He was 83., Mr. Bacon attended Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA., Culver Military Academy, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. For the past sixty years, he was engaged in cattle ranching in the Carson Valley in northern Nevada., A passionate automobile historian and collector, he served as a judge at several venerable Concours d'Elegance, most notably Hillsborough and, for 39 consecutive years, at Pebble Beach, California. He was a founding director of the National Automobile Museum - The Harrah Collection in Reno, Nevada, and was on the board of the Sierra Arts Foundation for many years., Mr. Bacon served as a Trustee of the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, as well as the Citizens' Advisory Board of the University of Nevada - Reno Medical School. He supported both the Boy Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco and was a member of the Bohemian Club and St. Francis Yacht Club of San Francisco and Birnam Wood Golf Club in Montecito., A pilot for more than 50 years and a lover of wooden boats, Mr. Bacon kept a classic boat on Lake Tahoe for most of his life. He was an enthusiastic sailor, participating in four Trans-Pac races in the 1950s. A lifelong Republican, Mr. Bacon served as Douglas County, Nevada Chairman for 12 years., He is survived by his wife Lee, son Ned, daughter Kate, sister Mimi Lyon of Greenwich, Connecticut, and four grandchildren, Taylor, Sheila, and Wells Phinny, and Emily Bacon. Friends will be welcomed at an Open House at the Bacons' Jubilee Ranch residence in the Carson Valley on Saturday, December 11th from 3-7pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made to the National Automobile Museum as a tribute to Mr. Bacon.
Lieb, Miriam Eve, October 25, 1918 - November 25, 2010, Miriam, age 92, was preceded in death by her husband Jack., She is survived by three children, Sue (Mike), Debbie (Frank), Bob (Dierdre), four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, two sisters, Jessie Pries and Bouncy Alpern, one brother, Barney Porton, family, and many friends., Miriam worked as a Registered Nurse at Olive View Medical Center in the Psychiatric Dept., Memorial service will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on December 5, 2010, at 12:00 noon.
Morris Ray Bowen April 2, 1938 - November 26, 2010 Morris was born to Murriel and Hazel Bowen in Morrilton, AR. The family moved to Bakersfield in 1952 where he attended North High. At 18 he joined the, and became a Paratrooper. After serving his country he met and married his wife of 30 years, Margaret. They had 3 children together. Morris was then widowed and married Charyle, who for the last 17 years of his life has always been by his side. He is survived by his children, Regina Ransom, Ronnie Hart, and Clark Bowen; his grandchildren, Joshua Crane, Megan Vangel, Brittanie Sandoval, Brandon, Brody, Brooke Hart, Jacqueline and Brent Bowen; his brother, Hubert Bowen; and nieces, Christine Wilson and Ruth Miles. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sara Ransom. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Hoffmann Hospice for their genuine care and support. Viewing will be Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m., at Mission Family Mortuary, 531 California Ave., with Services on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 12:00 p.m.
GERSTEN, NICHOLAS L. San Marcos 10/24/1991 - 11/27/2010 Viewing 12/3/2010, 3-6 p.m. Ahiser- Comer Mortuary Chapel Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162
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Lucille M. Nelson Resident of Manteca, CA May 4, 1918 - Nov. 20, 2010 Of San Lorenzo/Manteca Lucille Nelson passed away on November 20 .....
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Nick George Valos 1922 - 2010 Nick George Valos, the last member of one of the original pioneer Greek families in Bakersfield has passed away. Nick was born on September 20, 1922 in East Bakersfield to one of the first Greek immigrant families to reside in Bakersfield. He was one of the seven children born to Tom Valos, from Messenia, Greece and Irene Caotusses, from Leos, Greece. He was educated at Lincoln School and graduated from East Bakersfield High School. He was one of the first draftees of Kern County and served in the United States Air Corp. While working for Fred Pinetta, delivering chickens, he met the love of his life, Mary Karastathis from Fresno, who became his wife of sixty-four years. During his business career, he and his brother, John, started Valos Brothers Poultry. The "shop" became an icon to the point where he and his brother John Valos were affectionately known as Bakersfield's favorite "Chicken Pluckers." Their business expanded from Potomac Street to Union Avenue where they began supplying food service items to local schools, cafeterias and restaurants. During this course of time Nick along with his brothers John and George opened up a restaurant and bar known as Valos Chicken House (the best crispy fried chicken and biscuits in town). Additionally, Nick was very instrumental in serving the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. He spent most of his time in the kitchen with the "cooking crew" and transporting chickens from the ovens of the Pyrenees Bakery to the Greek Hall for the numerous weddings, baptisms, funerals, Greek Dinner dances and annual Greek Food Festivals. Nick and "the Crew" were always seen with their special condiments: olive oil, lemons, oregano, and a bottle of booze. From the icemaker in the Green Hall to the pews in the church and all repairs in-between, Nick was always there to fix anything and everything that needed to be repaired. A "Valos Job" always worked regardless if it met code standards. Nick was also a member and served as president of the East Bakersfield Exchange Club and East Bakersfield Progressive Club. He also belonged to the Elks, American Legion, and Order of the Ahepa. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pearl Balasis, Fersina Bisbis, Katherine Chicklenis, Hazel Pierucci; brothers, George and John Valos. He is survived by his wife, Mary Valos; his son, Dr. Nick Valos and wife Pamela Valos; grandchildren, Nicholas, Kehaulani, Philip, and Victoria Valos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Thomas Valos, Philip Valos, Nicholas Valos, Tommy Felactu, Tom Drulias, and Greg "Hippo" Hanson. Honorary Pallbearers include Jim Vlamis, Mike Huston, Richard Lemucchi, Dr. Peter Plessas, Greg Pierucci, George Valos, Harry Chicklenis, Tom Savage, Don Galey, Jerry Reynolds, and Frank Pierucci. The family would like to thank Dr. William Baker and Molly Waite, PAC-C. The family would also like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Mercy Southwest Hospital, Calloway Gardens, Hoffmann Hospice, and a very caring nephew, Harry Chicklenis, who was always with his uncle during the good times and also in his time of need. Nick's life will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 4, 11:00 a.m., at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 401 Truxtun Ave., officiated by Father Joseph Chaffee. Burial services will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. Trisagion Services will be held Friday, Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m., at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Orthodox Church (Nick G. Valos Memorial Fund) or Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County, 5500 Olive Dr., 393-8871. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
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Burton Richard Nicol, Jr., 56, of Lodi, died Nov. 24. He was born June 16, 1954 in Washington. Mr. Nicol enjoyed motorcycles, camping and music. .....
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.
NOEL QUESENBERRY Noel Quesenberry will be fondly remembered by friends and family as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and true friend. Noel approached life with a positive outlook, loved to have fun and made a special connection with everyone he met. He was true to his word and dedicated as a teacher and devoted mentor. Always generous with his time, Noel went above and beyond to bring excellence to everything he did. Among his many accomplishments, Noel had an amazing 47 year career with Foster Farms. He knew the company inside and out and was often the face of Foster Farms'' to visiting dignitaries. He was most proud of receiving the 2003 Board of Directors' Fleet Safety Award from the California Trucking Association. Noel was also an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of the Ambassadors. Each year, he participated in the Take A Kid Fishing tournament and hosted disabled children for a wonderful day on the lake. Noel was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Jessie Quesenberry, and his brother, Frankie Quesenberry. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Paulette Quesenberry; his daughter and son-in-law, Jenifer and Brian Beswick; his grandchildren, Brandon and Claire Beswick; his sisters, Norma Foster Maddy and Linda Hackney; his brothers, Don and David Quesenberry; numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Noel's Life on Saturday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Del Rio Country Club, 1801 Stewart Road, Modesto CA 95356. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Ca., 95356
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Paulina Maroussia Timoshenko Services will be Dec. 3 for Paulina Maroussia Timoshenko, who died Nov. 22 at her Palo Alto home.
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Maria Marmolejo Services are Dec. 3 for Maria Marmolejo, who died Nov. 28 at her Watsonville home. She was 97.
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Paul Van Coutren, a Navy veteran from a patriotic family of 12 brothers and sisters who all served their country in uniform during World War II, died Nov. 14 of pneumonia complications, his family said. He was 92. Paul B. Van Coutren
Octavia Keys, 99, of Redding died Thursday at Shasta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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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.
Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Patricia Andersen, 84, of Redding died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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.
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.
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Paul Edsel Smith 1929 - 2010 Paul Edsel Smith was born on December 7, 1929 in Paden, OK, and left the world suddenly on November 26, 2010. Papa, as he was known by family, was born to goodly parents, Calvin and Mary Smith. From a young age, Papa's parents instilled in him a strong work ethic that remained with him throughout his life. After moving from Oklahoma with his parents and siblings in 1942, he dug potatoes and picked cotton in Edison, California and slept in a tent with a dirt floor. From those humble beginnings, Papa learned to value even the simplest things in life and gained an appreciation for hard work. After a short time in Edison, Papa and his family moved to Tehachapi, where he has resided ever since. His work continued there and at age 14, he created a fake driver's license in order to get a job driving trucks at the quarry. His ambition led him not just to work but to education. In 1947, Papa was the first of three generations to graduate from Tehachapi High School and later in life received a degree in chemical analysis. While his accomplishments brought him a measure of pride, there was nothing more valuable to Papa than his family. In 1947, he married his beautiful wife of 63 years, Mary Ellen Steelman. Together, they shared a journey through life that is an inspiration to all those who know them. In addition to their love for each other, they were blessed with two children, Dennis Duel and Linda Sue. Papa was a committed father and husband whose greatest joy was always found in his family. When he wasn't caring for his family, Papa worked much of his life at Monolith Cement Company. He retired from his position as a physical tester in December 1985 after 37 years of service. Papa also served the community as a member of the Masonic Lodge in Tehachapi for 50 years where he was active in every facet of the organization. He loved being a Mason, played golf at every opportunity and found great pleasure in fishing, camping and hunting, which he always did with his beloved family. Papa is survived by his wife, Mary; brother, James Smith; sister, Calleen Wonacott; daughter, Linda; son, Dennis and wife Kandi; grandchildren, Aaron and wife Sarah, Mandi and husband Chris, and Shelli and husband Robert; four great grandchildren, Garrett, Peyton, Lily and Gavin, all of whom he adored. There are few words with enough passion and feeling to describe his kindness, his generosity, his integrity, his constant smile and his commitment to his family. In his own words, he said "I'm happy. I've lived a good life." He has indeed lived a great life and will be sorely missed. A funeral service will be held in his honor at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at the First Baptist Church, 1049 Curry St., in Tehachapi. For those wishing to say their goodbyes, a visitation will also be held prior to the service, in the same location, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A graveside service will follow the funeral service and will be held at Eastside Cemetery in Tehachapi. Wood Family Funeral Service
Peggy Rosbrugh, October 19, 1915 - November 25, 2010, Peggy Rosbrugh was born in Kansas City, KS. She spent her early years in Kansas City, KS and Glendale, AZ. In 1942 she moved with her husband to Santa Maria, CA, where she worked in the packing sheds for more than 25 years. She moved to Gridley, CA, in 2007 to be close to her family., She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Rosbrugh; son, James Guthrie; and grandson, Mark Parson. She is survived by her sister, Betty Wester of Santa Maria, CA; daughters: Barbara Kinney of Gridley, CA, and Jacqueline Wenderoth of Yuba City, CA; her son, Harvey Rosbrugh of San Jose, CA; sons-in-law: Ronald Kinney, and Bryant Wenderoth; and daughter-in-law Harvana Rosbrugh. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren., Her family was with her when she quietly passed away at the age of 95. She was a tireless mother who loved her family and she will be sorely missed.
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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
In Loving Memory of Phillip Sheeran April 10, 1960 - December 3, 2009 It has been a year, but you are always with us. We love you and miss you so much. The daily cross you had to bare is lifted and you are a Free Spirit. Forever in our hearts. Love Mom and your loving family
COOK-Phyllis Cook of West Covina died Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2010. She was 91 yrs old. Phyllis was born in New Richmond, Indiana September 1919 to Chester and Hazel Frame. At 30 yrs. of age, Chester was struck and killed by lightning leaving behing his wife and 2 yr. old daughter Phyllis. They moved to Texas where Phyllis later followed in her mother's footsteps and became a nurse. Phyllis met and married Army Corps Lt. Charles R. Cook (Charlie). During the war, Charles Cook was deployed to the North African Theater where he flew numerous bombing missions against the Nazi's. Phyllis continued her career as a nurse until Charlie's triumphant return. Following the war, she and her husband traveled to California to begin a family. He initially worked for
MAGBANUA, REMEDIOS S. San Diego, CA 11/09/1935 to 11/29/2010 Saturday 12/4 at 10 a.m. Greenwood Memorial Park 619-264-3131
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of Montclair passed away on Nov. 29, 2010 at his home in Montclair. He was born December 17, 1936 in Shenandoah, Iowa and lived in Montclair for 47 years. He worked as Owner of Montclair Automotive for 36 years. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Ontario. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Robert Norman Douglass We were not born unto death, but into life. Rob Douglass was born June 23, 1957 at Eglin AFB Florida. He graduated from Novato High School in 1975 and continued on to study business at the University of Nevada, Reno. While in college he skied competitively for UNR and the Far West Ski Association and attended races throughout California and as far away as Switzerland. After receiving his degree Rob worked in Roseville California as a commercial real estate broker for Kuhl Corporation. He subsequently worked for Salem Communications where he was instrumental in purchasing land domestically and in Hawaii for Christian Radio tower construction. Living near the mountains was an invitation to be outside all the time. Rob loved snow and water skiing, sculling and taking long rides on his bicycle. He is survived by his three children, Rachel, Robbie and Jessie Douglass, parents Bob and Fran Douglass, sister Diane Douglass McCormack, and brother Scott Douglass. The family invites you to join in a celebration of his life by attending the worship services to be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 7th at Novato Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Novato.
HURLBUT, ROBERTA I. La Mesa Sept. 22, 1915 - Nov. 23, 2010 U. Methodist Church Msn Valley Sat. Dec. 4, 2010 at 11am Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary (619) 264-3131
BURR, ROY CONLEY Roy Conley Burr was born on November 11, 1914 in Missouri. She married Frank Burr on September 17, 1933. The family moved all over the country while raising their two daughters. When Frank was drafted into the Army, they moved to Missouri to live with her parents in Columbia, Missouri. While he was in boot camp in Kansas. We moved to Washington, D.C. when he was deployed to Japan in 1944, to stay with her sister, her husband was also sent overseas. They stayed there until Frank came back. They moved to La Mesa, CA. In 1946, to help his dad who had severe arthritis. Roy Conley Burr was a great artist and belonged to La Mesa Art Society. After her daughters were both married in 1953 and Frank's dad passed away, they moved to an El Cajon apartment. After selling his father's property, they moved to Alpine and bought a house. Later they moved to El Centro temporarily, then returned to Alpine. In 2002, they sold the house and moved to a moved to a mobile home park in Lakeside. After Frank passed away in 2003, Roy Conley lived there until November 17, 2010. She had her 96th birthday on November 11, 2010. Both of them were very supportive to their church, helping in Gideons, jail ministry, Salvation Army, and many more voluntary tasks. She had two daughters, ten grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. They had many friends. We will all miss her and always love and remember Roy Conley Burr. Memorial service December fifth at 3:00 p.m. will be at Lutheran Church, 1430 Melody Lane, El Cajon Easthills Christian Church has services at Lutheran Church.
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.
Ramon F. Loya Sept. 22, 1926 - Nov. 25, 2010 Ramon was born in Tortugas, NM. Dad loved many sports such as Fishing and his Dodgers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Petra H. Loya and son, Phillip Loya; He survived by his children, Esther and husband Jerry Aguirre; Marylinda and husband Benny Juarez; Laura and husband Peter Solis; son, Raymond Loya Jr.; daughters; Virginia Loya and Linda Rodriguez; devoted sisters; Josephine Romero, Mary F. Rodriguez, and Sarah F. Beltran; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel on Monday, Dec. 6 from 4-6 p.m. with Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Ayala, Ray, August 9, 1936 - November 24, 2010, Ray Ayala passed into eternal life November 24th, after a long illness. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed., He is survived by brother Joe Ayala, sisters Lou Hart, Dolores Woodmansee, Eva Cevera & Rosalie Hernandez., Services at Nativity Catholic, Church, 3743 N. Tyler Ave., El Monte, CA 91731, Rosary Dec. 6th at 7 PM, Mass Dec. 7th at 10 AM
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Raymond Lee Olson, 45, of Indio, Calif. passed away suddenly on November 24, 2010 after suffering a heart attack. Raymond was born on December 8, 1964 to Ben and Carolyn Olson in Long Beach, Calif. and on November 3, 1990, Raymond married Sherree Morrison in Laughlin, Nev. Raymond was involved in a variety of businesses in the Coachella Valley including being a hot air balloon chaser, a car wash manager and in recent years, an accomplished house painter. When people think of Raymond Olson, they will always say that "Everybody loves Raymond". A devoted husband, son, brother and uncle and extremely loyal to his friends, Raymond could fill a room with laughter with his witty personality and lighthearted spirit. He was a "prince of a guy" and will be loved and missed by all. Raymond is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sherree Olson; and their beloved dogs, Billie and Lucy; his father, Ben Olson (Kappy) La Quinta, Calif.; his mother, Carolyn Butcher (Ray) Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Natalie Schleining (James) Tucson, Ariz.; nieces, Hannah and Hailey Schleining; as well as many relatives and good friends. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Monday December 6, 2010 at Sheppard of the Valley United Methodist Church, 45-501 Deglet Noir, Indio, CA. Visitation will be at the church from 12:00-1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raymond Olson's name to Animal Samaritans (P. O. Box 513, Thousand Palms, CA 92276).
Raymond Roy Ogburn Passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was 88 years old. A fourth generation Californian, Ray was born and raised in Oakland. As a student at the University of California, he was called up for active duty during World War II and entered the United States, Air Corps where he became a Second Lieutenant and served as a Navigator on B-29's. After the war he returned to CAL to complete his degree and met his wife of 62 years, Jeannette Jones Ogburn, who survives him. A long time resident of Atherton where he and Jeannette raised their three sons. Ray was a Vice President, Business Division, of California Casualty Management Company in San Mateo and was a member of the Bohemian Club, San Francisco. He also served on the Board of Directors of Menlo Park Fire Protection District, the San Mateo Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Poplar House for Disadvantaged Adults in San Mateo. He was an enthusiastic fly fisherman, an expert skier, was on the CAL ski team before military service, raised orchids and vegetables, and was a consummate "Mr. Fixit". In retirement he and Jeannette traveled throughout the world. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Jeffrey and his wife Debbie and two grandsons, Terence and Dennis; son Stephen and his wife Jo Ann; son Matthew and his wife Brenda and two granddaughters Megan and Hanna and his sister Verna Ogburn Roberts. There will be a family memorial gathering at the Ogburn-Inwood Cemetery in Shasta County later in the Spring. Those who wish may remember him through Pathways Hospice, 585 N. Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085.
RICHARD ALFRED SIMONEAU MAR 3, 1935 - NOV 26, 2010 In a picture worth a thousand words, he held our hands and stepped to the dance that we call life''. It is hardly what we dream it up to be; sometimes it is cruel and unfair and other times it is what dreams are made of. Today he rests peacefully knowing that it is not about death, but the life that he shared with all of us and the life that each of us will carry on with his wisdom, his love, and his memories. Take life in stride, be consistent with your love, and make the occasional funny face and know that things will be alright''...Rich Simoneau Sr. Richard Alfred Simoneau Sr. passed away on November 26, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. He was 75, born in Laconia, New Hampshire and was a Veteran of the United States, . Proceeded by his wife, Leona and his grandson, Todd Harrington, he is survived by his children, Lu-Ann Harrington & family of Modesto, Lynn Miller & family of Modesto, Lori-Jo Boyd & family of Oakdale, Richard Simoneau Jr. & family of Oakdale; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, December 3rd at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Ave. in Modesto. The service will begin at 1PM. Remembrances may be sent to 3209 Villagio Ct., Modesto, CA 95355.
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 H. Becerra, 83 passed Nov. 15, 2010., He was born in Santa Barbara and recently celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary with Jacqueline E. Becerra. He will be best remembered for his wit, love for music, sense of adventure and unique love of nature. Richard was a WWII veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Greatest Generation Richard will be truly missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts., He is survived by his wife; six children; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren., Services will be held on Dec. 4, 2010 at 12 p.m. at the San Buena Ventura Mission.
Richard Ingram 1929 - 2010 Richard Ingram was born in a log cabin in Atoka, OK, on January 14, 1929. His mother died shortly after his birth. He was raised in the countryside of Oklahoma by his father and grandfather and started helping them split railroad ties at an early age. He moved to Bakersfield and spent his lifetime raising a family, working for the meat packing plant and as a welder in the oilfield. He loved to serve as an usher at both First Assembly and Northland Assembly. He was known as Mr. Fix-it because there wasn't anything he wouldn't tackle, loved gardening, and taking care of his many pets. Richard is survived by his wife, Mae; daughter, Sandra; stepson, Roger; brother, Albert; several grandchildren and many close friends and neighbors. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4th, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Mausoleum and viewing will be Friday from 4-8 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary.
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Passed away on November 27, 2010 in Sonoma after a six year courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 44 years to Carol of Glen Ellen; loving father of Peter Lawrence; step-father of Deborah Lovett and husband Robert Herreshoff of Upper Lake, Alice Higinbotham and husband Glen Ryan of Colorado, and Richard Higinbotham of Ukiah; grandfather of Elice Moran (Dwayne), Anna Rozelski (Robert), Kevin Lovett (Christina), Savannah and Lisa Higinbotham; great-grandfather of Ryan, Kyle, Lindzey, Ella, and Gavin; dear brother of Lorraine Iannone and her husband Phil; A native of New York, New York, age 72. He served in the US Navy as a Meteorologist, First Class on the USS Fessender. A member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, Oakmont Men's Club, and worked as a Bartender for 45 years. He enjoyed playing Golf, attending Broadway productions, and was a loyal fan to the San Francisco Giants. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 601 W. Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476. Private Inurnment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Leo's Catholic Church, Redwood Gospel Mission, or a charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
ROBERT JUN 30, 1982 - DEC 3, 2006 Another year has gone by without you. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of and missed. We miss your love, your hugs, your smile and your blue eyes. We get warmth from talking about you and all that you brought to us. We are so thankful for family and friends who help us with our grief over losing you. We love you. Mom, Dad, Sis
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Goulding, Robert E., May 31, 1922 - October 14, 2010, Robert E. Goulding, 88, of Los Angeles, Calif., passed away October 14, 2010. He was born in Garden City, Kansas on May 31, 1922. In 1940, Robert graduated from Manuel Arts High School in Los Angeles and also attended Los Angeles City College. He proudly served our country in the Navy during WWII. Robert was a pharmacist's mate first class and was stationed in Okinawa having been attached to the Marines. After the war, he studied briefly at the Sorbonne in Paris, France., Robert was a buyer for Hunt's China Shop in Santa Barbara, Calif. for many years. During his lifetime, he lived in Calif., Arizona, and Colorado. The arts were very important to Robert, and he enjoyed symphonies, operas, and light-hearted musicals. Robert spent time visiting many art museums in Los Angeles and New York City. He enjoyed taking French classes over the years and spoke French whenever possible., Robert was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers, John and George. Robert is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Luigi Torres, sister-in-law Vincenza Goulding, ten nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and nephews, and four great-great nephews., Robert was a blessing to all who knew him and will be truly missed by his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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ROBERT HORTON LYON APRIL 1913 ~ NOV 2010 Robert Lyon, 97, of Oakdale, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Monday. He was born in Wichita Falls, TX to William and Zillah Lyon. He worked as a Rancher and owner of an Auto Body and Paint Shop before his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife Lora. He is survived by his children: Robert E. (Tommie) Lyon of Modesto, Mary Lopes of Atwater, Carol Sprague of Modesto, and David E. (Julie) Lyon of Oakdale; 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 5 great, great grandchildren. Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Mortuary. Any Memorial contributions should be referred to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356. Please leave memories and condolences at, www.allenmortuary.com
Robert Wayne "Bob" Petty, 80, of Salina, Kan., formerly of Simi Valley, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. He was retired from Rockwell International as Jet Propulsion Mechanic in Simi Valley for 22 years, and was also a real estate agent in California for many years., Robert Wayne Petty was born in Paragould, Ark., on July 30, 1930, the son of the late William Petty and Ona Mae (Hoskins) Benthall. He was the husband of Sheila Rose (Smith) Petty. They were married on March 21, 1959 in St. Louis, Mo. He was a Mason and a Scottish Rite member in California., Bob is survived by his wife, Sheila of the home; a daughter, Melissa Petty-Ochoa of Salina; three sons: Jim Cunningham of Colorado, Kenneth Petty of Salina, and Alan Petty of Salina; sisters, Marilyn Copling of Cuba, Mo., Mona Hawkins of Mexico, Mo.; a brother: W. E. "Bill" Petty of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Colton, Carson, Kenneth and Wayne; and a great-grandson, Tristian. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Copling and Melba Riley. A, t the families request there will not be any visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Loren Houltberg officiating. Private inurnment will be at the Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina., The family request donations to be made to St. Judes Hospital.
Robert Rivers, 81, of Redding died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Robert J. Shireman, Resident of Wallace, CA, Aug. 27, 1958-Nov. 25, 2010, Bob passed away on November 25, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Bob was born in San Francisco to John and Mary Shireman, living most of his life in San Mateo. Bob and Stacy married in 1994. They moved their family to Lockeford and then Wallace where he and Stacy provided a home to 47 foster children over the years. Bob was self-employed as a painting contractor., He is survived by his wife Stacy, son Cole and several foster children as well as his mother, Mary Shireman, two brothers and sisters in law; Mike (Terri), and Ken (Debbie), five sisters and brothers in law Janet Chelone (Tony), Joanne Gilbride (Brian), Sandy Ghillarducci (Steve), Debbie Klava (Dave) and Kjerstin Deane (Tom) and several nieces and nephews., A memorial gathering will be held on Dec. 11th at 2:30 at 9486 Shadowrock Wy, Elk Grove, Ca. Please visit web site:, for details and to sign the guest book. In lieu of flowers, please mail donations to Stacy Shireman PO Box 74, Wallace, Ca. 95254
Robert Colin Slacke, Resident of Los Gatos, 12/22/1917 - 11/28/2010, Bob passed away peacefully at age 92. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret, his children, Jim Slacke and Nancy Heuler, his daughter-in-law, Marcia Slacke, and two grandchildren, Hilary and Adam Heuler. He and Margaret have lived in San Jose since the late 1940's and have many friends, neighbors and relatives here. His career was in the wholesale and retail paint business. He loved sports, animals, children, the outdoors, and was known as kind and genial by all who knew him., Funeral service and burial will be on Dec. 7 at 10 am at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 300 Curtner Ave. It will be followed by a reception at Jim and Marcia's home in San Jose.
Born on April 7, 1921 and passed away quietly at home at the age of 89 on November 26, 2010. He was preceded in death by his brother Raymond (Bruz) Briggs. He is survived by his loving wife, Fern of 69 years; daughter Sue (Dave) Sloat, son John (Janene) Briggs, daughter Mary (the late Knox) Campbell; four grandchildren Jon (Emily) Sloat, Mike (Lisa) Sloat, Season Arrington, and Jessica (C.J.) Shaffer. Bob is also survived by 10 great grandchildren: Kaila, Emma, Alyssa, Jimmy, Lily, Chandler, Morgan, Maci, Ada and Cash. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was born and raised in Arcata, California. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in World War II beginning in 1942. Bob managed the Villa Lodge, a sober living home for 27 years, where he changed many lives with his common sense guidance. He was a long time Giants and Raiders fan. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Per Bob's wishes, no services will be held. Donations in his name may be made to the Drug Abuse Alternative Center in Santa Rosa.
Robin D. Temple, 2/12/1963 - 11/26/2010 Robin D. Temple, 47 died in her home on Friday., She is survived by her son Eric Temple, granddaughter Emma, partner in life Wade Fouchea, parents Larry and Skip Temple of Oklahoma, three brothers, one sister and several nephews and nieces., A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.
Robin G. Sprung, age 40, of Newtown, died unexpectedly November 30, 2010 at her home. She was born in Bridgeport on March 17, 1970, a daughter of Roger Sprung of Newtown and Joan (Sherman) Sprung of Southbury. Robin was a lifelong resident of Newtown. She attended Newtown schools and was a graduate of Newtown High School in 1988 where she was a member of the choral groups. Robin was also a graduate of Boston University with a degree in education with specialization in Deaf Studies. Ms. Sprung was a graphic designer. Robin leaves behind her four Siamese rescue cats. She will be remembered as a warm caring person who would go out of her way to help others and for her wonderful singing voice. In addition to her parents, Robin is survived by a sister, Andrea Sachs of Los Angeles, Calif. She was predeceased by a brother, Martin Sachs. A private memorial service will take place at the convenience of the family. The Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown is assisting the family.
Resident of Ferndale, Age 87, passed away quietly, succumbing to cancer on 11/23/10. His wife of 64 years Patricia, son Greg and Susan were by his side. Ron is also survived by grandkids Mike Armes & Sarah Armes of San Jose, CA and daughter Sandy (Bret) Bryan and grandkids Mathew & Leanne of Port Orchard, WA., Our loving husband, father and grandfather was born in San Diego, CA on April 23, 1923 to Wallace and Emma Armes and was raised in Millbrae, CA. A proud veteran of WWII, served as a Photographer, with the rank of Technical Sergeant in the Army Air Force during the China-Burma-India campaign, the forgotten Theater of War. Prior to his retirement in 1985, Ron worked as Chief Architect for CF Braun & Co/Santa Fe International Corp. He also owned and operated the firm Architectural Consultants, and served on the California State Architectural Licensing Board., In 2005 Ron & Pat moved to Lynden, WA to be closer to their family. Ron enjoyed fishing, camping, backpack-ing, woodworking, photography and traveling with the family. In his spare time he worked on the family genealogy, wrote his biography and published a bi-annual newsletter for his fellow CBI war buddies. He enjoyed playing crib at the Lynden Senior Center. He would also spin a good yarn for his grandkids and his Christmas newsletters., The Armes and Bryan Family would like to thank the following for all their help, thoughtfulness and caring: Drs. Lindner, Thompson and Cocheba; the nurses and staff at the Center for Senior Health and the St. Joseph Cancer Center; Whatcom Hospice; and the staff at Louisa House. You have no idea how much you made his life more comfortable., A private service will be held with internment at Tahoma National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations either to the Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 E. Chestnut, Suite 1-A Bellingham, WA 98225 or the Alzheimer Society of Washington Po Box 4104 Bellingham WA 98227. The family will have a Celebration of Life Memorial next year.Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at www.JernsFuneral, Jerns Funeral Chapel, & On-site Crematory, Bellingham, WA
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Rosita P. Padilla 1941 - 2010 Rosita P. Padilla, 69, passed away November 27, 2010, in Bakersfield. She is survived by her husband Louis, sons Louis Jr., Anthony, and their families. Rosary will be Monday, Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, 1515 Baker St., Bakersfield, CA 93305. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, River Blvd.
Roy W. Slaton of Lemoore passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Hanford Community Hospital at the age of 70 years., He was born in Commerce, Texas and raised in Sweetwater, Texas. Roy enlisted in the U.S., in 1957 and served in Korea. After his military service, he operated a backhoe business for several years. In 1967 he went to work for Leprino Foods. Roy worked for Leprino for 30 years serving in several different locals., After retirement, he was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed traveling and fishing. Roy belonged to the York Rite Masons, El Jebel Temple and the Golden Fleece Lodge, #205. He was also a past member of the SIR (sons in retirement), a golfing organization., Roy is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jo Slaton of Lemoore; 1 stepson, Michael Slaton and a stepdaughter, Sharri Nelson and husband, Mike all of Albuquerque, NM; 2 brothers, Travis Slaton and wife Joyce of Sweetwater, Texas and Robert Slaton and wife Kay of Conro, Texas; 1 sister, Brenda Ware and husband Bud of Wink, Texas; a sister-in-law; Susan Quinn and husband Denis of Bronx, NY and many extended family members., Roy was preceded in death his parents, Audis and Georgia Slaton, a son, Ronnie Slaton and a brother, Wayne Slaton., Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday at Phipps-Dale Chapel. Burial will be in the Lemoore Cemetery., Remembrances may be sent to the Lemoore Christian Aid, 224 N. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore, CA 93245.
Russ, a longtime resident of Palos Verdes, died on November 21, 2010 in a tragic plane crash. Born in Tokyo, Japan on May 24, 1947, Russ attended Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, received a BA degree in political science from University of California at Santa Barbara, a teaching credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a master's of education from California State University at Dominguez Hills. A passionate environmentalist, Russ was an avid surfer, swimmer, snorkeler, runner and recycler. He wanted everyone to know the importance of recycling and saving the planet for future generations. He taught for thirty four years in Palos Verdes at Point Vicente, Silver Spur, Lunada Bay and Cornerstone Elementary schools. He was a bachelor until he met Judy, his soulmate. After a twenty-year courtship they were married in August 2003 at The Neighborhood Church on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A lifelong humanitarian, Russ would collect shoes, clothes and toys and deliver them to needy children and their families in Tijuana and Ensenada. In his 63 years he touched countless lives with his warmth and generosity. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy; his stepdaughter, Dayna; his parents John and Barbara; a brother, a sister and two nephews. According to his wishes there will be no services. His body will be cremated and his ashes returned to the ocean he so loved.Donations may be made to the Russell Urban Memorial Scholarship Fund at The Neighborhood Church, 425 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. Please sign the 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.
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Rusty Legaspi Vidal, 73, passed away in Napa on Dec. 1, 2010. He was born in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines, on Dec. 11, 1936, to Antonio and Patrocinia Vidal.
Ruth Beers, Breckenridge, 9/10/1921 - 11/24/2010, PHOTO, Passed away in Roseville on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. She was retired from the US Post Office in Penryn. She resided in Placer County for 55 years. She was born in Flint, Michigan September 10, 1921 to Floyd and Thelma Beers., She is survived by four children; John Breckenridge of Penryn; Carolyn Victor of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; Elizabeth Hopkins of Gridley; and David Breckenridge of Penryn; six siblings, Maxine Koch (IRV), Martha Alberts (Carl), Carl Cook, Wayne Cook, Patricia and Bert; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John Breckenridge and sisters Beverly Gysi, Patsy Helms., She belonged to Penryn order of Eastern Star Chapter #59, Penryn Rainbow Girls Assembly 211, Penryn PTA Past President and Penryn 4-H. Funeral Services will be held at Chapel of the Hills Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 1 p.m. Interment Newcastle Cemetery.
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.,
MENDOZA, SAUL JR. Escondido 11/4/1994 - 11/28/2010 12/3/2010 10am St. Mary Catholic Church of Escondido Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162
ARCHER, SUSAN C. Susan C. Archer, December 29, 1955 to November 29, 2010 of San Diego, CA. Born in Rice Lake, WI. Survived by spouse Jeffrey, son Clifford; mother Elaine Thompson; mother-in-law Nikki Archer; sister Jody Meegan, brothers Bob and Gil Thompson, brother-in-law David Archer and many others. Service on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., Clairemont Lutheran Church, 4271 Claire-mont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, Ca 92117 to honor Susan. Memorials to Clairemont Lutheran Church.
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.
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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.
Passed away on November 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. Sherry was born November 15, 1947 in Winfield, Kansas. She grew up in Torrance and graduated from South High School and Long Beach State. Sherry loved reading and being a teacher. She is survived by her husband, Yoshi of Tokyo, Japan; her sister, Sandra Butterfield of Torrance; nephews, Josh and Sam Butterfield; her niece, Sarah Whittington. Please sign the nguest book at
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Father, brother, grandfather, and uncle. Beloved and loving he passed away on November 29th, 2010 at Whispering Hope Care Center from cancer. Born on .....
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Katzman, Shirley S., September 13, 1917 - November 29, 2010, Belolved wife of Charles, mother of Sandra and Ellen, grandmother of Alec. Shirley, a pioneer in her field, was a "true lady" who taught her daughters to never quit and follow their dreams, ("the impossible just takes a little bit longer"), will be laid to rest with her husband of 55 years, Charles, at a private funeral at Forest Lawn Glendale., In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Union Rescue Mission, 545 S. San Pedro, L.A., CA 90013.
Sidney Eisenberg, age 87 of Danbury, husband of Carol Ann (Ruehe) Eisenberg. December 1, 2010. Graveside funeral ser-vices and burial will take place on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Gray's Bridge Rd., Brookfield with Cantor Penny Kessler of the United Jewish Center, Danbury officiating. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
In Loving Memory, SRI DAYA MATA, (January 31, 1914- November 30, 2010), President and Spiritual Head of, Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, whose God-illumined life of giving pure divine love,, wisdom, and compassionate service to all, as spiritual successor to Paramahansa Yogananda, has been a profound inspiration to countless souls around the world., Self-Realization Fellowship, Founded 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda
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Stephen Douglas Hodge, 61, of Indio, Calif. passed away November 24, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born August 14, 1949 to James and Ella Hodge in Williston, N.D. He married Evelyn Hodge on August 3, 1974 in Rialto, Calif. Stephen was a successful business owner of Adorn Interiors for 23 years. A loving husband for 36 years and a wonderful father, he will be terribly missed. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hodge of Indio, Calif.; his daughters, Jill Moon of Indio, Calif. and Dawn Dykes of Concho, Ariz.; his sons, Mark Hodge of Cathedral City, Calif., Joel von der Hellen of Black River Falls, Wis., Erik von der Hellen of Columbia, S.C., and James Johnson Ontario, Calif.; his sister, Judy Dean of Bastrop, Texas; his brother, James Hodge of Yucca Valley, Calif.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services are private. The family suggests donations be made to -Alexandria, Va.
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Kristie Nicole Stuart-Lucero Resident of San Lorenzo Born in Castro valley CA on April 15, 1982 Died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on .....
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October 19, 1918 ~ November 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. Thelma worked for several years in retail. She loved to knit and do ceramics. For many years she enjoyed bowling and a good game of Bunco with friends. Mrs. Thornhill is survived by her sons William Thornhill of Fresno and Donald Thornhill of Atwater. She is also survived by her siblings Eugene Francis and Marguerite Televachi both of Maryland. She leaves her beloved grandchildren Eric and Chad Thornhill and her great grandchildren Chase and Taylor Thornhill. 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.
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Terry passed away peacefully after a brief but courageous fight with cancer Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at a Pasadena hospital. The son of Frank and Barbara Doherty and long time resident of La Canada, Calif., Terry attended St Bede''s and St Francis High School. He then served with the, Seabees during the, . Terry and Diane moved to San Luis Obispo in 1974, where Terry began his 10-year career with Pacific Telephone. He then worked 23 years for PG&E at Diablo Canyon. One of Terry''s greatest pleasures was coaching his son, Sean, in soccer and baseball. A life-long fan of the Dodgers, Terry never missed an Opening Day. He also walked in the local 5K runs around the county. Terry is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Sean; brothers John and Steve; sisters Kathy, Barbara, Anne and Maribeth; and 12 nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Cabot & Sons, 27 Chestnut St. in Pasadena.
TERRY LEE SUMMERS DEC 31, 1956 - NOV 24, 2010 Terry Summers, age 53, of Modesto, CA., passed away on Wednesday, November 24th. Terry was born in Modesto to parents Herbert and Dorothy Summers. He was a lifelong resident of Stanislaus County. Terry was a huge NASCAR fan, liked working on his VW bug, horseback backpacking in Kennedy Meadows and playing softball in Turlock at Pedretti Park. He is survived by his three daughters; Jamie (Mike) McClendon, Brandy (Gabe) Durkee, Alisha (Brett) Word; his father, Herbert Summers; brother, Mike (Darlene) Summers; his sister-in-law, Karen Summers; his grandchildren, Taylor, Jewelia, Logan and Braxton; niece Kristy and nephew Jeff. Terry was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Summers and brother Jerry Summers. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 3rd from 4 PM to 8 PM, with a chapel service on Saturday, December 4th at 11:00 AM, both held at Lakewood Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe, Hughson, CA. Lakewood Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Remembrances may be left on line at
Terry Masaru Ogami, Resident of San Mateo, Terry Masaru Ogami, 84, San Mateo, CA, February 12, 1926 - November 13, 2010., Survived by his wife, Mary, son, Gary, daughter-in-law, Caryn, and granddaughters, Caitlyn and Natalie. Also survived by brothers Richard and Sam (Setsuko), and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services were held. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Thelma J. Marrow 09/06/1948-11/28/2010 Funeral Fri, 12/3, 11am at Wind of the Spirit Worship Center.
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CASILLAS, VICTOR Victor Casillas, 49, died November 23, 2010 in San Diego, CA. Born to Aurelio and Elvira Casillas on January 20, 1961 in San Diego. Graduated from San Diego High School Class of 1979; 30 year career as a Mechanic. Survived by son, Anthony, brother, Daniel, and sisters, Alicia, Manuela, Elvira and Concepcion. Memorial Service on December 4th at El Camino Memorial, 607 National City Blvd., 4 - 8 p.m.
VICTOR P. LUNA, SR. Age 54, went home to be with the Lord November 29, 2010, at his home in Riverside CA. He was preceeded in death by his father Charles Peralez and his sister Sandra Stephens. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mona Lisa Luna, his mother Estella Peralez, his son Ricardo Edward Luna, his son and daughter-in-law Victor Jr. and Becky Luna, his daughter Anna Luna, his brothers Edward Luna, Robert Luna, and Lloyd Luna, his sisters Avalita Leo, Olga Peralez, and Nancy Peralez, and his grandson Ethan Luna. Services will be Dec. 6th at 10 AM at Family Praise Fellowship, 3669 Madison St., Riverside CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Teen Challenge of Riverside 951-682-8990.
went to the Lord on Friday, November 26, 2010 after a valiant battle with cancer. She died in Sonoma, California in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Bearheart and Walt Prehn. She was surrounded by her devoted husband, Vaughn Littlefield, and her loving family. Veda worked for many years in the Northtown medical office starting with Dr. Bertelsen in 1956, staying with the same office through a long series of physicians who took over the office. She always said that "she came with the furniture." She loved her job and thrived on her connections with the patients. In retirement, Veda loved to play bridge. She loved her fellow bridge players who were so supportive to her during her illness. Veda and Vaughn loved working with their many beautiful flowers. Most of all, Veda's family was the pride and joy of her life as was demonstrated by her unfailing devotion to them. Veda was born in Loleta during a flood. She loved to tell how the doctor had to take a boat to deliver her. She grew up and attended school in Ferndale. She attended Los Angeles City College for one year. Veda was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Capaul and Josephine Gartman Capaul, who both immigrated to Ferndale from Switzerland; by her brothers Alex and John Capaul, by her sister Ann McKay, and her nephew, Mike McKay. She is survived by her loving husband, Vaughn Littlefield, her daughter Anne Bearheart and husband Walt Prehn of Sonoma, California, her son, Chris Littlefield and wife Debra of Lockeford, California, her ten grandchildren Jaycie, Dustin, Lauren, Avery, Heather, Paul , Elizabeth, Cassie, Matt, and Chrissie, and her five great-grandchildren Zach, Jonah, Sarah, Hayley, and Mackenna. Veda would like you to remember her laughter, her smile, her love of teasing, and her many good card games with her friends. She loved you all. At her request Veda's service will be private and requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice or one's favorite charity. Please sign the guest book at
Victor Salazar Garcia, Jr., 1985 - 2010, Victor Salazar Garcia, 25, of Nipomo, passed away on November 25, 2010. Victor was born April 27, 1985 in Santa Maria., Victor, Victor, Victor what can we say. He was a big teddy bear with the biggest Heart! He was misunderstood by many, but those who were close to him new the wonderful, kind person he was. He always needed to surround himself with family and laughter and he brought laughter to all. He had a very close relationship with his mother. They were best friends and did everything together. His father taught him to be a hard working man, sisters showed him unconditional love, his son and nephews loved him to pieces. Victor's son Victor Salazar Garcia III meant the world to him and was a very important part of his life. He loved him so much!! He had a very close connection with his cousins Bobby Ramos, Jr., Ramon Ramos, James Gomez and Thomas Olivera. They did everything together and they were brothers!! Victor will always be in our hearts loved by all and we will see him again in PARADISE., Victor is survived by his father Victor Salazar Garcia, Sr. and mother Sophia Ann Garcia: sisters: Annamarie Morales (Alex Sr.) and Angie Marie Garcia; his son Victor Salazar Garcia III; nephews: Joseph, Alex Jr., Adam, Andrew, Isaiah and Ayden. He is also survived by his maternal Nana Marylou Gomez; his paternal grandparents Ramon and Janie Garcia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Victor was preceded in death by his Tata Jose C. Gomez. Victor was his Tata's Camp eon (champion)., Jehovah God will keep him in his memory. LUKE 23:43 and JEHOVAH GOD said to him: "Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in paradise.", Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2010, followed by funeral services at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010 in the Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
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Susan E. "Beth" Vinje, 56 ESCONDIDO -- SusanVinje passed away Monday, November 22, 2010. She was born on March 25, 1954 in San Bernardino, .....
was born June 5, 1927 in Upland, California and passed away on November 28, 2010. Wayne was a second generation native Californian. He was one of the original Montclair homeowners and owner of Gallups Bike Shop, Gallups Billiards, and Wayne Gallup Real Estate. He was a member of many service groups including the Montclair Optimists and American Legion and the Pomona Jaycees and Toastmasters. He graduated from Pomona High School in 1945 and was a business major at CMC. He was a proud member of the
WALTER A. McCAIN DEC 24, 1920 - NOV 30, 2010 Age 89, of Salida. He was born in Mineola, Texas to Ocie (Hinson) and William McCain. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Wilbert, Lillian, and Betty McCain. Walt is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Betty Dean Ford, sons Ronald (Patricia), Harold (Teresa) and Michael (Charlotte). Walt and Betty have 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Two great grandchildren preceded Walt in death. Walt served In the, during WW II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served for 20 plus years as a worker In the Oakland Temple. Walt enjoyed fishing, woodworking and tinkering in his yard and garden. He retired after 35 years as a carpenter working on many bay area structures including Candlestick Park. Viewing will be held Saturday, December 4th at 12noon, services at 1pm, 4300 Dale Road, burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
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.
William (Bill) James Beatty Age 63, passed away at his home in Hayward, CA on November 24, 2010. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 3, 1947, to Guy and Katheryn (Roddy) Beatty. Bill graduated from Spring Lake Park High School in 1965 and then served honorably in the, as Crew Chief for Sea Knight aircraft. Bill continued his love of flight by joining Northwest Airlines for 38 years and most recently with ERMC for Southwest Airlines. In his free time he enjoyed friends, music, reading, and motorcycles. He is survived by sons, Shawn (Colleen), Jeffrey (Shiela), and Anton (Stephanie), grandchildren Kaylin, Megan, Jackson, Amelia, Guy and Ava; two sisters, Christine (John) Wolvin and Eileen Treadwell; and many friends and family throughout the country who will miss him dearly. The family will hold a graveside service in Alborn, MN at a later date.
William Francis Pringle Jr., who lived in Simi Valley for more than four decades, died Nov. 12, 2010 in San Jose after suffering a series of health problems. Billy was 55., He was father of Nicholas and Amy of Simi Valley, Corrine of Thousand Oaks, and Melissa of Burbank. His first grandson, Charles William Pringle, was born in Simi Valley a week after Billy passed away. Billy's mother, Adrienne Davenport, is a retired Simi Valley School District teacher. His father, William Sr., a Veterans Administration retiree, died in 2004. The family misses Billy very much and will always remember his keen intellect and sharp wit, his passion for music and good times, and his many years of service to his country and the nursing profession., Born May 3, 1955 in Hazleton, Pa., Billy was the oldest of five siblings. The family settled in Simi Valley in 1963. With his father and younger brother Paul, Billy made the move from Pennsylvania to California by bus. His mother, sister Patrice and brothers Michael and Peter joined them shortly after. Billy was a 1973 graduate of Royal High School, where he performed in theatrical productions such as Bye Bye Birdie. He also played clarinet in a number of school bands and orchestras., At 19, Billy enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He spent most of his four-year hitch in San Antonio, Texas, and later served as a reservist. Billy remained proud of his time in uniform to the end of his days., After the Air Force, Billy dabbled in a variety of occupations before finding his calling as a registered nurse. He worked in several emergency rooms, including at Northridge Hospital Medical Center where he was on duty during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. His actions to help treat those injured in the quake were prominently featured in a Los Angeles Times story., He was the ex-husband of Linda Clarke, of Simi Valley, the mother of Corrine and Melissa. His former longtime companion, Cindy Luce, also of Simi Valley, is the mother of Nicholas and Amy., Billy had his share of setbacks and low points, but they never diminished his engaging sense of humor and his insatiable curiosity about the world around him. He continued to strike up friendships wherever events led him and was rarely without a good novel or history volume in his hands. Toward the end, he embraced Facebook and signed off his messages Peace Man. Rest in Peace, Billy., A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Simi Valley.
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William S. Keenan, M.D. Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and physician passed away November 16, 2010. Bill was born July 28, 1916 in Buffalo, NY the first of 4 children. His medical degree was from the University at Buffalo and his residency in internal medicine was at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, MA. He was a 50 year member of the American Medical Association. Bill also served as an
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Josef B. Williams A Resident of Oakland Entered into eternal rest on 11/29/10. Survived by his loving family. Public visitation, Sunday, 12/5/10 from 10 .....