Sunday, December 5, 2010

California Obituaries 12/05/2010



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SRBICH, ALEXANDER LEKA Sept. 16, 1914 to Nov. 13, 2010 SDSU Emeritus Faculty Leaves Honorable and Multicultural Legacy Dr. Alexander L. Srbich, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University, peacefully passed from natural causes at age 96 on Saturday, November 13, 2010. He was born September 16, 1914, to Jivko and Perceda Valovich Srbich in Zajecar, Yugoslavia. Dr. Srbich taught industrial engineering, management, and economics in the School of Business Administration at San Diego State University from 1959 to 1984, retiring as an honorary Emeritus faculty member. He consulted for private industries, including the San Diego Zoological Society, Mercy Hospital, and General Dynamics and also consulted for various other organizations and manufacturing companies in Southern California and in Tokyo. Dr. Srbich was a well-read man, knew several languages besides English - including French, German, Italian, Russian, Latin and his native Serbian. He believed in lifelong learning. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jeannette Loh-Hui Pei Srbich of San Diego, children Leo A. Pei, M.D. of Baton Rouge, Eva Pei-Srbich Leonard, M.D. of San Diego, and Victor Pei, architect, New York. His older brother, George Srbich, preceded him in death in the 1980s. He is also survived by one niece, Danica Srbich Rakitic, and two grand-nephews, Dusan and Stefan Rakitic of Belgrade, and by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2010, at El Camino Memorial Park, Sorrento Valley. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Mortuary Chapel. The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the main El Camino Chapel, followed by burial at Arlington Point. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 3025 Denver Street, San Diego, CA 92117.





Alan Bottarini

Alan John Bottarini Jan. 16, 1940 - Dec. 2, 2010 Passed away on December 2nd at the age of 70. He was survived by his beloved wife Carole and was the loving father to Bret Bottarini and Brenda Calderon. He was the devoted grandfather to Allison, Sienna, Dominic, Sophia and Gianna. He also leaves many other friends and family members; including Nephew, Ross Bottarini and Niece Gina Andrighetto and will be dearly missed by all. Alan attended Riordan High School, graduated from Lincoln High School-class of 58 and attended S. F. City College. Alan was a native San Franciscan and he was owner of the Sixteen Mile House for over 15 years. His main profession in life was that as a bartender, and he made many friends through his contacts with patrons at Doros and Westlake Joes. Visitation for family and friends will begin on Friday, December 10th at 6 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Vigil Service/Rosary will begin that evening at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 11th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dunstan Church, 1133 Broadway, Millbrae. Donations may be made to the, , 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame CA 94010 or the, , 4040 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 105, San Jose, CA 95117 in memory of Alan John Bottarini.



Albert Al'' Morais

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Alexander, Hilda Mae

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Hilda Mae Alexander Resident of Berkeley Hilda Mae Alexander was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on September 26, 1921 as the twelfth of seventeen children .....



Amy Doppelt

Amy Sue Doppelt Amy Sue Doppelt passed away in San Francisco on December 2, 2010 at age 52. Beloved wife of Stephen J. Scheier; dear step-mother of Lauren and Haley Scheier; loving sister of Andrew (Melanie) Doppelt; beloved aunt of Erin Doppelt and Jason Doppelt; cherished daughter of Joy and Sidney Doppelt (both of blessed memory). Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010, at 10:00 AM at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, SF, followed by interment at Home of Peace Cemetery, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma. In lieu of flowers donations honoring Amy can be made to The Trustees of Smith College, Womens Initiative for Self Employment, University of California, San Francisco for research on cholangiocarcinoma and other gastrointestinal cancers, The Sussman Family Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Endowment Fund.



Apodaca, Ronnie "Rico"

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Ronnie "Rico" Apodaca CARLSBAD -- Ronnie "Rico" Apodaca, son of Malucho and Vita Apodaca, was born September 29, 1955, and passed away Wednesday, November ..... 



Arellano, Armando C.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Armando C. Arellano May 26, 1942 - Dec. 3, 2010 Resident of Fremont Armando C. Arellano of Fremont entered into rest on December 3, ..... 



Arthur Finley

Sunday, December 5, 2010 3:00 AM 

Arthur C. Finley, 85, passed away at the Veterans Home in Yountville on Nov. 14. Born in American Falls, Idaho, to George and Minnie (Dalke) Finley, the family moved to Reedley, Calif., when he was 10



Arthur Smith

Arthur Henry Smith, Resident of San Bruno, Jan 11, 1925-Nov 23, 2010, Born and raised in SF (2nd gen) and 5th gen CA, has resided in San Bruno since 1956., Survived by his devoted wife of 61 yrs Ruth (nee Hippely), sons Andrew and Clinton, all of San Bruno, daughter Leslie Jensen (SSF), sister Winifred Crockett (Las Vegas) and many adored nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father Clinton, mother Mary (nee Sebastian), and brothers John (Jack), Harold & Walter., Attended Covina High School, then served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Orion as a Radar Man, RdM3c, during World War II from 1943-1946., Employed by PG&E at the Hunter's Point Power Plant for 35yrs. Member of the SF Lodge #120 Free and Accepted Masons., "Poppy" enjoyed gardening, cooking, was an avid Cal Bears and SF Giants fan (you finally got to see them win The World Series!!) and playing BINGO with "his girls"., Cremation was done and no services per his request., Extended family will celebrate his life at later date., Please sign the OnLine Registry Book at www.duggan



Audrey, Vangie W.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Vangie W. Audrey, 76 03/13/1934 ~ 11/21/2010 VISTA -- Vangie is survived by her daughters, a son, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. A memorial in .....




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Barbara J. Fielden

Barbara J. Fielden, 85, of Redding died Thursday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Barbara McIntosh

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Beardslee, Jay Gilbert

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Rev. Jay Gilbert Beardslee Apr. 26, 1936 - Nov. 28, 2010 Resident of Hayward Jay and wife Dorothy had 4 children, many grandchildren and .....



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Ben Toensing

Ben A. Toensing, Resident of Morgan Hill, Entered into rest on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in San Jose, Ca. Born on April 6, 1936 in Minnesota, he was 74. A retired electrical contractor of 50 years, he is preceded in death by his wife, Lavada Toensing. Loving father of Linnea White, grandfather of Zack and Morgan White. Also loving father of Teri Quadros, Rene Wilkerson and James Wilkerson and grandfather of their eight children., Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:30pm at Oak Hill Funeral Home's The Chapel of Roses, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose, CA 95125. Graveside to follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Ca.



Benedict Budai

Benedict S Budai MD 4-28-1922 - 11-16-2010 Born in Detroit of Hungarian parents, Benedict was a boy who loved books and would have become a chemist but for the intervention of Providence and the US Army. He became a doctor instead, and practiced "infernal" medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco for 30 years. After taking early retirement in 1984, Ben devoted his energies to writing poetry, the discussion forums at Senior Net, and taking classes at the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning. Ben loved books, science fiction, conversation and gadgets, but most of all, he loved life itself. He enjoyed being alive when odds said otherwise. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty, and his sons Steven, Paul and David (Katie), and bonus daughter Nancy Wintrup and many beloved friends, as well as the all the patients who remember the humanist physician so quick with a pun. No services have been held per his request. The family plans a celebration of his life to be announced at a later date.



Bernice S. LUIS

LUIS, Bernice S. Torrance, California, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 3, 2010. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 6, 1923. A breast cancer survivor since 2001, for the past seven months, she was battling for her life. Gregg, her son, took good care of her at home during these months. Bernice was a loving and caring mother, great friend and confidant, and a fighter for life with dignity. She will be missed! Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Max Victor Luis. She is survived by her son Gregg Luis and daughter-in-law, Nancy, her daughter Tara Myers, her three grandchildren, Lisa Myers Rowe, Kirsten Myers Melchiors and Tara Joy Myers Mack (Mrs. Michael Mack) and her seven great-grandchildren (Kial, Steven, Jessica, Brennah, Jennifer, Casey, and Colt). There will be no funeral and memorial services as she participated in a whole body donation program. In lieu of flowers, please send your donation to your favorite charity.



Betty Lou BISHOP

BISHOP, Betty Lou Age 84, passed away peacefully in Van Nuys on Dec. 1, 2010, after a valiant struggle against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Betty Lou Bishop was born in Minneapolis, MI in 1926. She lived in St. Joseph, Missouri as a young girl, and then her family moved to Denver, CO where she attended high school and college. In 1947 she married Sidney W. Bishop, who was her husband for 59 years until his death in 2005. She was a devoted wife and talented homemaker who raised nine children. Betty Lou Bishop is survived by eight adult children: Linda Catlin of Fairfield, CA; Thomas Bishop of Jamul, CA; Nancy August of Bluffton, SC; Joan Primak of Los Alamos, NM; Ann McAteer of Santa Paula, CA; Mary Leadbetter of Santa Maria, CA; Sidney Bishop of Ukiah, CA; and Jane Chavez of Thousand Oaks, CA. Fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive her. Betty Lou, her husband, and family first moved to Van Nuys, CA in 1955. In 1961 the family relocated to Washington DC. The Bishop family moved back to Van Nuys in 1964 and then to New Jersey in 1966. The family relocated back to Van Nuys permanently in 1971. Betty Lou enjoyed her children, grandchildren, good friends, travel, gardening, art history, contemporary politics, and reading a wide variety of books. She was a woman of deep Catholic faith. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Los Angeles County public library system. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday December 11, 2010 at 11 AM at St. Cyril's Church in Encino.



Betzner, Robert Edward

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Robert Edward Betzner, Jr., 57 MURRIETA -- Funeral services for Robert Edward Betzner, Jr., 57, will be held at 11 a.m.., Thursday, December 9, .....



Brady, Maree C.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Maree C. Brady, 88 SIMI VALLEY -- Maree C. Brady, a long time former Escondido resident, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010, in ..... 



Brian T. McMahon

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Britt-Marie Karlsson

Britt-Marie Karlsson, 69, of San Dimas, California passed away November 30, 2010. Britt-Marie was born in Orebro, Sweden on December 23, 1940. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Far Mor, Mor Mor and friend. She was married to Bengt Karlsson for 48 years. They married in Sweden in 1962 and moved to California in 1963 where they started German Auto Repair in 1963 and retired in 1993. Britt-Marie loved to ski and was able to travel the world skiing some of the most beautiful slopes imaginable. Britt-Marie won many Senior Olympic gold medals. She belonged to VASA Order, Golden Valley Lodge and Swedish Hollywood Club. She was predeceased by her mother, Wera Johansson and her father, Stig Johansson. She is survived by her sister, Kerstin Nilsson and her partner Rune; brother, Anders Jaxne; daughter, Annette Karlsson; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Tami Karlsson; grandchildren, Ryan Karlsson, Katie Karlsson, Travis Kruckenberg, Brendon Karlsson-Tuttle, Justin Mitts and Briaunna Mitts; nieces, Mona Witkowski, Lynda Flores, Chris Bergstrom, Elizabeth Nilsson, Sophie and Karoline Jaxne; nephews, Ulf Nilsson and Kristofer Jaxne; best friends, Lillemo Posecker, Gunvor Sabo and many friends who have been a blessing to us all. On Saturday December 11, 2010 at 3:30 P.M. a memorial service, tree dedication and dinner will be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden at 301 North Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, California on the grounds of the Peacock Cafe. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the



Brown, Lucille Mary

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Lucille Mary Brown Sept. 8, 1916 - Dec. 2, 2010 Resident of Fremont (Niles) Entered into rest on December 2, 2010 in Fremont at .....



Brown, Marie Geneva

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Marie Geneva Brown, 94 VALLEY CENTER -- Marie Geneva Brown passed peacefully at sunset on Friday, November 26, 2010, in Escondido, Calif. Born in .....




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Cameron Scott Silva

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.,



Carr, Hollis Taylor

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Hollis Taylor Carr Resident of Berkeley Beloved husband to Frances I. (Madison) Carr (deceased), devoted brother to Harold Carr (deceased) Doris Waddell Carr, brother-in-law ..... 



Charles Desoer

Charles Desoer, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences, dies at 84, By Karen Rhodes, College of Engineering | 04 November 2010, BERKELEY - Charles A. Desoer, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, whose work led to advances in the aerospace and transportation industries, died Monday, Nov. 1, in Oakland of complications from a stroke. He was 84., Desoer's work contributed to substantial progress in the analysis, design and control of linear and nonlinear circuits and systems. These advances led to the burgeoning growth of control applications and benefited the aerospace, transportation, process control and other essential sectors of industry., His series of seminal textbooks in circuits and control systems "are widely regarded as classics in the field and have set a high standard for their clarity of thought and presentation, as well as a deep commitment to intellectual elegance," said Shankar Sastry, dean of the College of Engineering., Desoer was born on Jan. 11, 1926, in Brussels, Belgium. During the German occupation of Belgium in World War II, he fought with the Belgium Resistance and, following the liberation, joined the Belgium Army. He obtained a radio engineer degree from the University of Liege in 1949 and then moved to the United States, where he earned a Sc.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953. In 1976, the University of Liege awarded him an honorary Sc.D., In 1953, he began his career at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, primarily working in the field of network theory. He left there in 1958, joining the faculty at UC Berkeley as a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences. He continued to serve the campus as professor emeritus after his retirement in 1993., Desoer wrote more than 100 journal papers. His textbooks include "Linear System Theory" (with Frank Callier); "Linear and Nonlinear Circuits" (with Leon Chua and Ernest Kuh); "Multivariable Feedback Systems" (with Frank Callier); "Feedback Systems: Input-Output Properties (with M. Vidyasagar); "Basic Circuit Theory" (with Ernest Kuh); and "Linear System Theory: the State Space Approach" (with Lotfi Zadeh). Some of these texts are still considered the most authoritative references in circuits, systems and control., Sastry said Desoer "was a much loved colleague in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, with a sharp repartee, yet he always had kind words for his colleagues. Former students and junior colleagues remember him for his dedicated mentoring and his strong emphasis on excellence in teaching. He was an exceptionally gifted teacher whose instructional style emphasized clarity of thought and elegance of presentation.", Desoer supervised 42 doctoral students, who today occupy leadership positions in academia and industry, he said., Desoer's major awards included a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1970; the Medal of the University of Liege in 1970; the Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley in 1971; the Prix Montefiore in 1975; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) James Mulligan Education Award in 1975; the American Association of Control Education Award in 1983; the IEEE Control Society Technical Field Award in 1986; the Berkeley Citation in 1991; and the Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award of the IEEE in 2011, to be presented posthumously in recognition of his foundational research on circuits and systems. He was a life fellow of the IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science., Desoer read widely on the history and philosophy of science, economics and epistemology. His daughter, Michele Desoer, said he was a connoisseur of fine food and good music and loved to travel., He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Desoer of Berkeley, and his three children: son Marc Desoer of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; daughter Michele Desoer of Oakland, Calif.; and son Craig Desoer of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and two granddaughters. He also is survived by a sister, Monique Bastiné-Desoer, and a brother, Jean-François Desoer, as well as by several nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews, all of Belgium., An endowed chair in Desoer's name has been established in the College of Engineering. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Charles A. Desoer Chair and sent to the College of Engineering, UC Berkeley, 208 McLaughlin Hall #1722, Berkeley, CA 94720-1722.



Charles Fredrick "Chuck" Dawdy

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.



Charles Markham

Charles H. Markham, M.D. (Charlie) passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 86 at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. Born in Altadena, Calif., 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



Chesley Van Evans Sr.

In loving memory of our dear brother who passed away unexpectedly in his home in Rio Dell on November 16th. He was born on March 8, 1946 to Chesley and Leona Evans of Alton, Ca. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harlon, and Wendal LaVerne. Also by hissister, Elsie Brooks. Chesley is survived by his wife, Doris. Sons Chesley Van Evans, Jr., by his first wife, Linda Shields. Wesley Evans (wife Mindy), and daughter, Dana Cook (husband, Joseph). Grandchildren Skylar, Serenity, Eli, Logan and Joseph and Krista Cook. Also by sister's Bonnie Yost, Evelyn Flothe, Marjorie Bauter (husband Ivan) and brothers Bill F. Evans, Sr. and Bud Evans (wife Susan) plus numerous nieces,and nephews, and cousins. Chesley graduated from F.U.H.S. in 1964. He worked for boeing aircraft company in Everett, Wa. After being drafted he proudly served as a U.S Marine in Viet Nam. He was a logger for years until his logging accident caused his retirement. Chesley was well-known around the county for his unique, carved hard-hat. While brother Bud lived and worked in Tehran, Iran he had hats carved for his brothers and father. These hard-hats are traditionally kept in our immediate family. Chesley was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and target practice, and four-wheeling on the beach. His favorite food was ketchup, ketchup, and more ketchup! He loved people and enjoyed visiting. Chesley, you'll be truly missed by all who knew and loved you. We will miss your sweet disposition, smile, and great sense of humor. In respect for his desires there will be no services. Contributions may be made in his memory for the North Coast Veterans Resource Center, 2107 3rd st. Eureka, Ca 95501 Attn: Mark Deal. Please sign the guest book at



Cissell, George Bert

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

George Bert Cissell, 96 TEMECULA -- George Bert Cissell passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010. He was born October 26, 1914 in San Diego, ..... 



Cody McCoy Card-Hershberger

lived his life in and among the hearts of this Humboldt Community for just over 21 short years. He met his final moment in this world in a tragic accident in the rainy early morning hours of December 1, 2010 on highway 101 in Eureka, California. Cody is finally at peace after his too short and emotionally tumultuous life. Cody attended Lafayette Elementary School in Eureka, briefly attended Zane Middle School, and spent his remaining academic years in Humboldt County Community Schools. He was civic minded and had a strong sense of justice. He volunteered in the community for Ink People Center for the Arts, Vector Rehabilitation, Angels of Hope and North Coast Resource Center. He enjoyed his first employment at Fire and Light, went on to work in the California Conservation Corps and had left that program just weeks before his death. He had found employment with a local medical marijuana organization and was also looking into becoming a forest fire fighter. He was in the moments of his young life where everything is possible. Known by us all as an emotionally intense boy becoming a man, we will all so fondly remember his forthright manner, the sound of his laughter, and the intensity with which he applied himself to everything, from menial tasks to love for his family and friends. Cody was born on September 24, 1989, at General Hospital in Eureka, California and lived his entire life in and around the Humboldt Bay Area. He was truly a child of this community, loved by so many, and was proud to call himself a native Humboldt County man. Cody is survived by his mother with whom he lived most of his life, Lois Cordova of Eureka, and his beloved step-father Ed Cordova, his estranged biological father Carl Lyle Hershberger Jr. of McKinleyville; four sisters, Jessica Reeves and Tessie Hershberger of McKinleyville, Joelene and Jenna Card of Eureka, two nephews and two nieces that he adored, paternal grandparents Carl and Geta Hershberger, formerly of Fieldbrook now of Greenwood Arkansas, maternal grandmother Jonna Lee Card of Berkeley, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. A memorial service will be held in his honor Tuesday December 7, 2010 at Sunny Brae Church 555 Bayside Road Sunny Brae at 10:00 AM. Pot Luck reception to follow. There will be a memorial altar. Please bring pictures or items to memorialize and honor Cody. Memorial donations can be made to Sunny Brae Church in Cody's name. Funds not spent on final expenses will be donated in his memory to Angels of Hope. Please sign the guest book at



Cynthia Ann Garigliano

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Dale Schnell Dale Schnell was born in Milwaukee, in 1926, and died on November 13th, 2010 in Marin. Dale grew up in Northern California during the Great Depression, first in Palo Alto and then in San Francisco. After working at Mare Island Navy shipyards while in high school, he joined the Navy and served on the USS Enterprise during WWII. When the war ended, he attended the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied under Park, Bischoff, Diebenkorn, Still, Spohn, among others and received the IM Walter Sculpture Award. While at SFAI, Dale met Margit Matrai, a fellow student, and they began a marriage that lasted 61 years. Dale became an architect and worked in an architectural firm in San Francisco and then opened his own practice. He designed his beautiful home built in Marin in 1969. Although his profession was architecture, his real passion was writing and drawing cartoons. His stories, mostly autobiographical, tell of the adventures during his youth: games of dare in the rail tunnels, playing in the sand dunes that stretched from Sunset Blvd to the ocean. He was a creative, sincere, kind, loyal man with a brilliant, unique sense of humor. His wife, Margit Schnell, and his two daughters, Katherine Ware and Lesa Martin and her husband, Paul Martin, and grand-daughter, Sasha Martin, will all miss Dale very much.




LYERLY, DAVID S. David S. Lyerly passed on September 2, 2010. Military Honors will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Monday, December 13th, at 10 a.m.




ANGLE, DEVER E. San Diego 12/10/1928 to 10/03/2010 Memorial Service Ft. Rosecrans Dec. 8th 12PM Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey(619)425-9111 




of Upland, California passed away at the age of 81 on December 1, 2010. He was born in Brainerd, Minnesota on June 27, 1929, the second son of Roy and Hildegarde Cox. He was a veteran of the 




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CALKINS, DUANE "DEWEY" ELTON Sept. 23,1930 to Nov. 27, 2010 Duane "Dewey" Elton Calkins, 80, was to Riley and Verna (Martin) Calkins in The Dalles, OR. He was the sixth of nine children. He married Joloise Stolte in 1995. A member of Lemon Grove Lutheran Church, he attended services when able. He enjoyed a good game of golf with other members, close family and friends. A veteran of the, , Duane was active in the La Mesa American Legion, Post 282, where he previously served as Post Commander, House Chairman and avid camper. He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War. Duane is survived by his wife, Joloise; daughter, Sandra Lewis (Andrew); stepchildren Craig, Brad, Denise Stolte and Joloise Ivery (Robert); 13 grandchild- ren and eight great-grand-children; his brothers Virgil Calkins (Nadine) and Delbert Calkins (Linda); sister Charlotte Ward. He was predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Nancy, and their daughter Leah English. Memorial Services at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21st, at Lemon Grove Lutheran with small reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are given to Lemon Grove Lutheran Church or to the Duane Calkins Memorial Fund through Renal Advantage Inc. (RAI) in San Diego by contacting Lito Sandangsal at 619.229.1070.



Daniel G. Stevenson Sr.

Daniel G. Stevenson Sr. age 65 of Bethel, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 3, 2010. Mr. Stevenson was born October 24, 1945 in Danbury, a son of Ann (Troy) Stevenson of Bethel, with whom he made his home and the late John Stevenson Sr. He was a life long resident of Bethel, and a 1963 graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury. Dan worked as a master mechanic in his family's business 'Stevenson's Imported Cars' in Bethel from 1961 until 2000. The business was then sold and became 'Bethel Automotive' where Dan continued to work until 2008. He proudly served in the US National Guard from 1965 until 1971. Dan is survived by two daughters Jennifer Carlson of Brookfield, and Sarah Stevenson and her fianc� Michael Narracci of Boston, MA; two sons Daniel G. Stevenson Jr. and his wife Colleen (Doyle) of Brewster, MA and Matthew Stevenson of Bethel; two brothers John Stevenson Jr of Palm Harbor, FL and James Stevenson of Bethel; two sisters Mary Sullivan and her husband Mark of Windsor, and Jean Visconti and her husband Ted of Bethel; two grandchildren Cassandra and Tanner Carlson and several nieces and nephews. Dan will be remembered by those who knew him for his ability to fix just about anything. He was a man with a generous heart and was always willing to put others before himself. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Mary's Church, Bethel, on Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bethel. Family will receive friends in the Bethel Funeral Home 215 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT on Monday from 5 until 8 pm. Memorials may be made to 'OFF THE STREETS' PO Box 591, Bethel, CT 06801 Information and on line condolences at



Daniel Mason Penn

Daniel Mason Penn died on November 21st, 2010. He died at home and his family was with him continually. Dan was born in Chicago, IL on December 11th, 1940 to Varence Taylor Penn and Marjorie Ruth Godwin Spaid. He is predeceased by his parents and his brothers Charles and Robert Penn. His brother "Chuck" was a Capt. in the, and died in Vietnam. Brother "Rusty" also served in the Army and Dan's father Varence "Red" served in the Army overseas during World War II. Dan grew up in Lincolnshire, IL and graduated from Crete-Monee High School. He attended, in Indiana. He graduated from the, in 1962 and joined the, Reserves. He served from 1962 to 1968 and trained on Parris Island, SC and Camp Lejeune, NC. He earned his commercial pilot license in 1964 from Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute in Fl., though he soon decided on a business career. Dan joined the Burroughs Corp in Chicago and also worked for them at their headquarters in Detroit MI. He then worked at the Federal Home Loan Bank in Chicago as VP of Data Processing. In 1968 he married Sara Degnan Fitzgerald, a Montessori teacher. Son Sean Charles was born in Hyde Park, IL in 1970, and daughter Shannon Fitzgerald was born in 1973 in Evanston, IL. He completed his MBA at the University of Chicago, Executive Program, around 1976. In 1977 the family moved to Greenville, SC and later to Central, SC. where Dan worked for the Realtec Inc., a small resort development Co. In 1987 the family moved to Roswell, GA where Dan and a partner started a resort consulting company called RS&M (Resort Sales and Marketing). In 1997 his son Sean married Kim Busavage and they have two children. Mason is six and Isabella is one. In 2000 his daughter Shannon married Scott DeMange and they have three children. Aramiah and Elianah are five and Isaiah is one. These five beautiful grandchildren and their parents were Dan's great joy and why he considered his life a "tremendous success". In 1997 Dan and Sara moved to Bodega Bay and then Santa Rosa, where all the family now resides. He and Sara became members of the First United Methodist Church. In 1999 Dan retired and in 2005 he started maintaining a small vineyard and harvesting, crushing, pressing and bottling the grapes with his whole family. He was very fond of his volunteer work with Sutter Hospital, Sierra Club Sonoma Group, and the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Dan and Sara's close friends have been a true circle of support and happiness. Dan enjoyed discussions with his friends on all subjects, and also enjoyed reading, traveling, walking, hiking, and in earlier years, biking, skiing and tennis. Dan loved his extended family deeply. Though some have passed on, he treasured his sisters and brothers-in-law (Ann and John Caron, Moira Collins and Andrew Griffin, Audrey and John Cushing Fitzgerald, Mark Fitzgerald, Gail Penn, and Anita Penn); and his nieces and nephews. Dan's legacy continues in the hearts of his family, to whom he imparted unconditional love and generosity while providing a foundation and atmosphere for growth and opportunity. Dan's quest for truth and discovery, his appreciation for nature and his love for his family will be carried forward through his wife, his children and his grandchildren. "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children." Proverbs 17:6. For friends and family who would like to post a memory and/or a picture please go to Dan's Memorial Website at this address: Family assisted by: SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL PARK, 707-542-3154



Darlaine Johnson

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.,



Darlene Banner

Darlene Banner, 77, of Redding died Friday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



David E. Glow

DAVID E. GLOW AUG 15, 1949 - NOV 23, 2010 On November 23, 2010, David E. Glow went peacefully to be with the Lord with his family by his side. David was a life long resident of Modesto. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Penny Glow. He leaves behind his wife of 34 years Maria Glow, one son Chad (Allison), three grandchildren: Madison, Ella and Zack Glow. Also one sister Sharon Ramos (Barry) and a brother Joe Glow (Jo Ann) and four nephews. David and all of his wild stories will be missed by everyone that knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at Riverbank Assembly of God at 1pm, Thurs., Dec 9th, 3126 Stanislaus St., Riverbank, CA. With a Celebration of life to immediately follow. For further details call 209-530-9030



David Urban

David Edwin Urban, Resident of Campbell, 59, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away surrounded by loved ones, on November 18th, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with melanoma., Dave was born in Detroit, MI on March 4, 1951 to Edwin and Regina Urban, and the eldest of their three children. As a teen, Dave worked as a bat boy at Tiger Stadium with his beloved Tigers. He earned a baseball scholarship with Henry Ford College in Michigan and studied and played ball there in 1971, and later earned a Bachelor's Degree in Comparative Literature in 1981 from San Diego State University., In 1987 Dave married Linda Franklin, and in 1995 Pierce was born. He was an avid journalist, outdoorsman, gardener, and sports enthusiast, and spent hours teaching his son the game of baseball., Dave was an active partner at Shur Sales, a local electronics distributorship he helped found in 1987. Patience, honesty, and integrity were not just words for Davethey were his way of life., He was an inspiration to all who knew him for his optimism despite his battle. Dave is survived by his wife Linda, son Pierce, sister Pauline and brother Larry. Memorial services have been held., Donations to help families cope with cancer are welcome to: Camp Kesem, Stanford, CA. Donations may also be made to Congregation Shir Hadash Memorial Garden, Los Gatos, CA., "Those who touch our lives live forever in our hearts."



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Dennis Dean Points

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- 



Dolores Laney

Dolores Rose Fischer Laney Resident of San Jose Wife of the late Burton Laney. Beloved mother of Bill (Becky) Laney of Utah and Linda Laney Zenner of Colorado. Sister to the late Donald K. "Bud" Fischer; granddaughter of the late Ethel and Gustave Fischer of San Jose. Proud grandmother of five grandchildren; great grandmother of three granddaughters. Graduated San Jose State College 1937; secretary in San Jose Unified School District until 1980. Memorial Service at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 N.Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA. Flowers may be sent to the Chapel of the Hills. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at



Donald L. McBride

Donald L. McBride, 72, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Nov. 27, in his home after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rocky Ford, Colo., on Sept. 10 , 1938., A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Building Fund, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,,



Donna P. Wagner

Donna P. (Peeler) Wagner, 56, beloved wife of twenty-four years of Jeffrey D. Wagner of Highland Ave., Westerly, RI, and daughter of J. Burton and Adele Peeler of Danbury, died Dec. 1, 2010 at the Westerly Hospital. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 10a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 111, High St., Westerly, RI 02891. Burial will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, RI is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences, go to



Doris Morris

Doris Morris, 86, of Susanville died Friday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



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Dorothy Gleason

Dorothy M. Gleason Resident of Sunnyvale 1913 - 2010 Dorothy M. Gleason passed away on Tuesday, November 9, from complications of illness at age 97. Born in Chicago, IL, the daughter of judge Eugene McGarry and his wife Eleanor, Dorothy was the last living of eleven children, nine of whom lived to adulthood. She was recently preceded by her adored brother, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Joseph McGarry of Cupertino, who passed away just seven weeks prior. Dorothy married Edward Kane Gleason in August, 1941, and she is survived by their four children: Thomas Kane Gleason (Marilyn); Jean Chialastri (William); David Edward Gleason (Andrea); and Mary Custer; grandson Evan Custer (Erin), granddaughters Erin Custer and Colleen Gleason Baicher (Greg), and great-granddaughter Ashlyn Baicher. The family lived in Chicago and Evanston, IL until 1955 when they moved to Atlanta GA where Ed worked as a sales manager. Georgia in the 1950s was still segregated, and neighbors criticized Dorothy for paying black houseworkers more than the standard $5 daily wage. In 1958 they moved to Dallas TX, and in the summer of 1959 they drove to California, believing it was their one chance to see the Golden State. But soon after, Ed was transferred to San Francisco, and they bought a new house in Sunnyvale and became Californians. The family joined the new parish of The Church of the Resurrection; mass was initially held in a storefront, then in the current site on Cascade Dr. where Dorothy attended weekly mass. The family also enjoyed attending baseball games at Candlestick Park, and Dorothy remained a Giants fan the rest of her life. In 1962 Ed formed his own distribution business with friend Tom Morgan and two others, Great Western Sales Agents. When Ed died in 1971, Dorothy, age 58, had to create income, so she found employment at the Mt. View office of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles where she worked for 10 years, making many longtime friends. She retired at age 70 with a small pension, and the sales commission from Ed's partners which they paid her for another ten years. Despite health problems including complications from stomach surgery and severe migraines, Dorothy managed to create her own life alone and lived comfortably in an apartment in Sunnyvale until the age of 93. The family then helped her move into Pilgrim Haven, now the Terraces of Los Altos, where she stayed under the loving care of the staff until her death. She lived to see her beloved Giants win the World Series in 2010, which seemed a fitting tribute to a long life filled with patience, endurance, decency, faith and love.



Duncan Ross

Duncan B. Ross, Current resident of New Port Richey, FL., 1959-2008 resident of Sunnyvale and Aptos, CA., Age 69, died October 25th, 2010, in New Port Richey, Florida. Duncan was a 1959 graduate of Libertyville-Fremont High School, Illinois, where he was a co-captain of the undefeated football team of 1959. Also, he was on the track team and wrestled at LFHS. He was graduated from Stanford University where he received an athletic scholarship, and, loving the California weather and culture, became a California transplant. At Stanford he was a member of ATO fraternity, played football, and lettered twice in wrestling., Duncan was employed as an industrial engineer at Owens Corning Corporation and Nuclear Chicago, both Silicon Valley companies. Later, he sold computers for Digital Equipment Corporation, a Massachusetts-based company with branches in Silicon Valley. In the late 70's and all through the 80's, he worked first as a sales manager and then as training manager for Intel Corporation. After retiring from Intel in the early 90's, Duncan became a real estate broker., Duncan's hobbies and pastimes included snow skiing, water skiing, sailing, traveling, playing bridge, attending Stanford football games, and spending time with his friends and family. In the past 10 years, he and his wife have spent a great deal of time in Florida where they enjoyed many cruises in the Caribbean, driving their pontoon boat, Elan, attending greyhound races, cooking dinners for friends and family, playing cards, and in general, enjoying life. He was a loving, generous and patient father., Duncan was married to Clayta Morand Ross. He has two children, Blake and Heather, and three grandchildren: Evan, Bethany, and April, all living in California. Duncan's sister, Shirley (Dale) Weaver, lives in Libertyville, and his brother Rob (Sherry) Ross, lives in New Port Richey, Florida., There will be a service celebrating Duncan's life in Redwood City, California at the Sequoia Yacht Club, 441 Seaport Ct. (650) 361-9472 on December 11th, 10am-2pm. Duncan's family welcomes stories of Duncan's life in Libertyville, to be shared at the celebration service. Please e-mail your memories to Shirley Weaver at, Steve Heiser at or to Clayta Ross at




BYRNE Jr., EDWARD JOSEPH May 26, 1945 to Nov. 20, 2010 Ed was born in Los Angeles, CA. He moved to Washington, D.C., Hawaii and the family settled in Allied Gardens in 1955. While in San Diego, Ed was in the first graduating class of Lewis Junior High. He did very well in sports at Hoover High lettering in cross country, track and basketball. He transferred to SDSU from the U. of Oregon at Ashland to complete his teaching degree. Ed taught at the junior and senior high level in the SD Unified School System and he received an MBA and a Master Teacher certification. He retired in 2003 from Clairemont High. Ed had many interests that allowed him to be outdoors. He loved sailing, skiing, RVing and camping, dune buggy adventures, photography, cycling, traveling, hiking and model trains. As a Padres fan, he enjoyed spending time at their spring training facilities in Arizona. Ed was a very caring and giving person to all who met him. It is fitting that because he had such a large heart in life it would be heart failure to cause his death. He was a kind hearted big "Bear" who took pride in looking out for his "little bears" and many friends. He touched many lives and was liked wherever he went. He is survived by his sister Mary Brothers (Leroy, his favorite brother-in-law). He was pre-deceased by his parents Alice and LCDR Edward Byrne, Sr. and his sister Kathleen. Ed requested that his ashes be scattered at sea and that family and friends wave goodbye from the shore. This will be at the Tunaman's Memorial on December 10th on Shelter Island from 11:30 to noon. A gathering of friends will be held at the Friars Village clubhouse afterward. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.




CARLSON, ELMER "PETE" Commander,, Pete Carlson, an Eagle Scout, decorated World War II fighter pilot, career Naval Officer, and father of six, died peacefully while surrounded by family on November 28, 2010 at the age of 87. Pete was born in Chicago, IL, to Einar and Alma Carlsen on December 22, 1922. He was attending the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1942 when he joined the Navy to defend his country and fulfill his dream of flying. This was his destiny since the age of 10 when he first started building and flying model aircraft. He was a member of the Greatest Generation. He earned his pilot "Wings of Gold" on January 5, 1944 and flew the F6F Hellcat during three major WWII campaigns that included the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His squadron (VF-34, or the Fighting Thirty Four) also had the unique record of having performed both the first and last carrier strikes against Tokyo during the war. During the battle of Iwo Jima, Pete had just landed his aircraft on the USS SARATOGA (CV3) when kamikaze attacks began, which resulted in him manning fire hoses and carrying the wounded to sick bay. Due to the battle damage, the "SARA" was out of action for the remainder of the war, so Pete was reassigned to the USS MONTEREY (CVL26) to continue the fight. The MONTEREY was just outside Tokyo Bay with hundreds of other ships during the formal surrender. Pete Carlson's flying career continued with service on seven aircraft carriers, additional combat during the, flying the TBF Avenger, flying supersonic fighter jets for the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), Commanding Officer of an aircraft squadron, and Executive Officer on the aircraft carrier USS YORKTOWN (CVS10) deployed during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Navy in 1966, he worked for American Airlines, Rohr Industrial Systems, and RISI Industries, while earning his Masters in Business Administration along the way. He also briefly owned a bar called E.P's Tavern, and worked as a tax consultant and real estate agent before full retirement in 1986. Pete was a meticulous craftsman and the sky was the limit on what he could design and build in his garage workshop. When the table saw was finally retired, he was able to spend more time at his other favorite hobby, walking his dog Molly around Lake Murray and hanging out with his circle of "lake friends." He also loved to "make his rounds" around town to trade stories and jokes with his many other friends under the guise of conducting his daily business. His unique sense of humor was his brand of camaraderie, and it always made someone's day. Pete is survived by his wife Carolyn (Connie), daughters Carrie, Barbara, Virginia, and Christe, sons Tom and David, and his 8 grandchildren also known as his "little rascals." His ashes will be buried at sea in the Pacific with full military honors. Memorial arrangements are pending for the latter part of January 2011, and will be announced using the online guestbook. Our family is very grateful for the outstanding care provided by Del Cerro Manor and San Diego Hospice. Recommend memorial donations to S.D. Hospice.




ERIN PHILLIPS Erin Brickley Phillips, age 21, passed away Nov. 29, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident, in San Diego. Erin was born on Oct. 1, 1989, in San Bernardino. She and her family moved to the High Desert in 1992. She graduated high school in 2006. She married Chad Phillips in 2007, and they moved to San Diego. Erin loved spending time with her family and friends, cooking, going to the movies, going to the gym, dirt bike riding, driving her golf cart, spending time with her Aunt Corky in the summer, and attending the McLeod family reunion in Palm Springs every year. She was predeceased by her grandfather, (Poppy), Jim McLeod. Erin is survived by her husband, Chad; her parents, Shane and Melanie Brickley; her brother, Sean Brickley and his fiance, Lyz Harris; her Nana, Sue McLeod; grandparents, Jim and Bobbie Brickley; grandmother, Irene Brickley; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and many friends. She will be dearly missed by everyone. Services will be held at 12:30 P.M., Dec. 11, 2010, at Mt. View Mortuary, 570 E. Highland Ave. in San Bernardino. A reception will be held immediately following at the




Passed away on December 1, 2010 in Lancaster, California, at the age of 86; he was surrounded by the love of his family. Gene was born on a farm in Ramona, South Dakota on November 16, 1924. He was a veteran of WWII and The 




Eugene Duane Abbott, Jr. 4th Generation San Franciscan born on September 14, 1948. Peacefully passed away on November 21, 2010 of brain cancer, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Gene is survived by his mother, Barbara; wife, Mary; children: Niklaus von Atzigen (Kimberly), Rosalie, Ches (Hildegaard), and Austin; grandchildren: Daisy and Lukas; sister, Sandra. Gene was recognized as an outstanding educator by the Marin Co. Office of Education and U. C. Berkeley Extension. His career spanned 37 years beginning with teaching motorcycle and small engine repair, continued with automotive technology, progressed into school administration and teacher education. From 1979 1989 Gene owned and operated Stinson Beach Chevron, along with AAA towing service. The station housed the Broken Auto Parts Museum. Gene's pride and joy was his construction in 1976 of an addition to his Bolinas home which included a 30 foot tower. Gene was a lifelong surfer, proud to have taught all his children to surf at his cherished spot, the Bolinas clam patch. A surfer's memorial is being planned. For details, please email to: For a detailed obituary, go to Contributions may be made to Surfrider Foundation, PO Box 6010, San Clemente, CA 92674 or, to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939.



Elizabeth Haight Davidson

Davidson, Elizabeth Haight Surrounded by family at her home, Elizabeth passed away peacefully November 20, 2010. She was born in Los Angeles April 3, 1930, and attended Marlborough School and UCLA, where she was a Theta. She taught school in Los Angeles, Florida and Texas. With the start of a family her time was devoted to her children and her volunteer activities, which included the Junior League and the Docent program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She loved the outdoors and spent time with the children skiing, backpacking and camping. Her second career became fundraising for the Junior Arts Center, Marlborough School and The Music Center. Her love of art, music and history never ceased, and her favorite travels would always include an in-depth study of whatever area was on the agenda. Gardening and reading were an important part of her life, and she enjoyed raising ribbon-worthy orchids outdoors. Her late husband Bill and their children were her main concerns, and she followed their lives closely - from time to time making a few pertinent suggestions. She was beloved for her dry wit and candid observations, her caring for others, her wonderful cooking and entertaining, her tireless volunteering, and for her uncomplaining struggle with ovarian cancer for fourteen years. She leaves her daughters Diana Eastman and Cynthia Eastman Simon, son Matthew Eastman, sister Marion Anderson, and stepdaughter Dr. Kerry Davidson. Any donation in her memory may be made to LACMA, 5909 Wilshire Blvd., 90036, Marlborough School, 250 S. Rossmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004 or The Colleagues at 3312 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Services will be held January 6, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills, CA.



Elizabeth Hulsey

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Hulsey Resident of San Mateo Elizabeth M. Hulsey, known to one and all as "Betty," passed away peacefully on November 16 in the company of her family following a brief illness. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 11, 2010, at St. John's Cemetery in San Mateo, followed by a reception at noon at the Burlingame Country Club in Hillsborough. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made in her honor to the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation. For more information on her life, please see the obituary that was published in this newspaper on Sunday, November 21, 2010.



Elizabeth Torres (Featured)

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




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Emilio Mendoza Sr.

Emilio Mendoza, Sr. Resident of San Jose. Age 88. Born 07/31/22, entered eternal life 11/30/10. He is survived by his beloved wife Gloria, children Emilio Jr., Christian, Michael, Elizabeth, John, Mary. Grandchildren Gabe, Anna, Mattie, & Sal. Siblings Carmen Robles,Ruth Reyes, Augustine Mendoza, Jessie Gaeta. Emilio was born in Mexico, raised in San Fernando Ca. & spent the past 70 yrs in San Jose. A WWII vet, 376th Paratrooper, 1942. He is the owner of Mendoza Realty & Tax Services. He was a committed father & husband, an avid learner, a great listener & had a wonderful smile. He was deeply loved & will be greatly missed by his family & friends. Visitation starting at 3:00 pm, Thursday, Dec. 9 with a Vigil service commencing at 7pm at Lima Family Erickson Mortuary at 710 Willow Street in San Jose. Mass will be held at St. Leo Church, San Jose, on Dec 10 at 10am with burial to follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Donations may be made in his honor to the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital.



Escobedo, Jose Guadalupe

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

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Ethel M. Nosko

Ethel M. Nosko, 1923 - 2010, PHOTO Ethel Marie Holkovic Nosko, 87, of Winchester, Virginia, died Friday, November 19, 2010, in Winchester Medical Center., She is survived by her son, Louis G. Nosko and his wife, Robin, of Toronto, Canada; a daughter, Elyse J. Pritchett and her husband, Ralph, of Winchester, Virginia; six grandchildren, Katya Nosko and husband, Peter Mitchell, Heather Snapp and husband, Chris, Erin Howard and husband, Danny, Vincent Nosko, Victor Nosko and Joseph Nosko; six great grandchildren, Caleb Mitchell, Atticus Mitchell, Fox Mitchell, Leah Snapp, Barrett Snapp and Jaxson Howard. Two brothers, Steve Holkovic and Emil Holkovic preceded her in death., A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Father Michael Dobbins officiating. Interment will private., Please view obituaries and tribute wall at



Eugene Duane Abbott Jr.

Fourth Generation San Franciscan born on September 14, 1948. Peacefully passed away on November 21, 2010 of brain cancer, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Gene is survived by his mother, Barbara; wife, Mary; children: Niklaus von Atzigen (Kimberly), Rosalie, Ches (Hildegaard), and Austin; grandchildren: Daisy and Lukas; sister, Sandra. Gene was recognized as an outstanding educator by the Marin Co. Office of Education and U. C. Berkeley Extension. His career spanned 37 years beginning with teaching motorcycle and small engine repair, continued with automotive technology, progressed into school administration and teacher education. From 1979 - 1989 Gene owned and operated Stinson Beach Chevron, along with AAA towing service. The station housed the Broken Auto Parts Museum. Gene's pride and joy was his construction in 1976 of an addition to his Bolinas home which included a 30 foot tower. Gene was a lifelong surfer, proud to have taught all his children to surf at his cherished spot, the Bolinas clam patch. A surfer's memorial is being planned. For details, please email to: For a detailed obituary, go to Contributions may be made to Surfrider Foundation, PO Box 6010, San Clemente, CA 92674 or, to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA



Euphemia Tousignant

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,



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Flores, David Ernest

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

David Ernest Flores Oct. 16, 1926 - Nov. 22, 2010 Resident of Oakland David passed away Nov. 22 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, from ..... 



Forsha, Betty M.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Betty M. Forsha SAN MARCOS -- Betty Forsha, formerly of Latrobe, Pa., peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in ..... 



Frances Thompson

Frances (Osiecki) Thompson, age 90, of Danbury. December 4, 2010. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury.



Francisco Chavez

Francisco Chavez Resident of San Jose Born March 16, 1929. Passed November 29, 2010 Ford Motor Co. Retiree 30 years of service. Loving husband to Socorro and father to eleven daughters, 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He will be missed. Services to be held at Chapel of Flowers, Dec. 7th at 9am burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.



Francisco Mario Ramon

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,,



Frank McDowell

FRANK K. McDOWELL 10/18/17 ~ 11/16/10 Riversider 1941-1989, WWII vet and earned two




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SANKS, GERALDINE E. March 17, 1920 to Nov. 28, 2010 Our beloved Mom, Grandma, Aunt, and friend, Geraldine Sanks of La Mesa passed into Heaven on November 28th after a long illness. She was preceded in death (1978) by the love of her life, her adoring husband Roy A. Sanks. She is survived by their four sons, Roy Robert, Ron of Las Vegas, Rick and wife Kathie of San Diego, Randy and wife Suzanne of La Mesa, grandchildren Tracy Peach of Alpine (husband Monte), John and Tiffany Sanks of La Mesa, great-grand-son Colton Peach, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Gerrie was raised in Peoria, Illinois, and went to work at an early age in her father's grocery store, Hausams Market. While performing in a high school play she met Roy, who was working as a stage hand. They were married in Pasadena, CA, in January 1942 where Roy had been sent by the Army just prior to being shipped out for World War II. During the war years, Mom returned to Peoria to work at Caterpillar Co. in the "Tank Turret" office. Gerrie and Roy were apart throughout the war, and did not see each other again until he returned home in 1945. They moved to San Diego in 1950 and eventually settled in the College area where together they raised their family. Gerrie was a gentle and loving Mom that always had time for her boys, taking them to School, Little League practice, Scout meetings, and all the other activities that boys do. Through the years she hosted many a swim party, numerous family parties, as well as impromptu gatherings of her sons and their friends at the house. She was dedicated to her extended family as well, and always gave of herself to those that were sick or needed help. In her latter life she continued to enjoy her family, particularly her grandchildren. She loved taking family trips to Las Vegas, playing the slots, and watching the Chargers and Padres. Her nickname was "Lucky Lady" in the football pool and her favorite saying, right up until her very last day on earth was, "I never give up, I never give up". She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Rest easy now Mom. Your work here is done and you will always be remembered and appreciated for the love and dedication you gave to your sons, family, and friends. There will be a memorial service, Thursday, December 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 1945 Illion St., San Diego, CA 92110 . In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations please be made to: Rady Children's Hospital, in the name of Geraldine Sanks, located at 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123, or, or call 1-858-966-7749.



Gaylord, William

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

William Gaylord Resident of Castro Valley Bill passed away Nov. 29th at home surrounded by his family. In his 85 years he experienced life .....



Gerald Ellis BERNSTEIN

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Geraldine Thompson

Geraldine Polite Thompson, Resident of San Jose, Born May 20, 1920 passed away November 20, 2010. A native of Seattle, she spent her adult years in California. She attended SF State and was a charter member of Alpha Omega Sorority. Upon graduation in 1942, she taught elementary school in Monterey. There, she met her dashing husband Navy Lt. Jack Thompson, who preceded her in death in 2005 after 63 years of marriage. They settled in Belmont and raised two children. After 28 years, they moved to The Villages, San Jose in 1976, where she lived until her death., Gerry loved dancing, and was a charter member of the Clod Hoppers and Belmont Cotillion. She volunteered many years at Alexian Brothers Hospital in San Jose, and served as President of the Hospital Volunteer League. Gerry loved to play golf and entertain. Aside from visits from her family and grandchildren, Gerry most looked forward to her bride games with dear friends in the Villages., She is survived by her son, William Thompson of Telluride, CO, a daughter, Jacqueline Greiner of Norwalk, CT, and four grandchildren: Chad, Nick, Fiona, and Jill.



Glenda Lee Clark

GLENDA LEE CLARK MAR 24, 1932 - NOV 28, 2010 Born in Palisades, Colorado, Glenda lived in Colorado, California, and New Mexico during her 78 years. She moved to New Mexico from Sonora in July '08 to live with her son Tim. Her daughter, Kim was at her bedside when she passed from this world in Bloomfield, New Mexico. She enjoyed her family as well as crafts of all kinds. Her hands were never idle. She was a member of Big Valley Grace Church in Modesto for many years and participated in many outreach programs there. Her son, Thomas preceded her in death at 2 1/2. Her sons, Kris and Tim Slade, and her daughter, Kim Britt survives her. She has eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Glenda Clark was generous to a fault and truly unique. That uniqueness will truly be missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made at any Wells Fargo branch under the name of Tim Slade, to help with final expenses.



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Gregory Harold Bullis (Featured)

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



Guiseppe "Joe" Nieri

1924-2010 Guiseppe Nieri passed away on November 28, 2010 at home. He was born in Italy and came to Humboldt County with his family at a young age. Joe was a World War II veteran. He retired in 1979 after working for the Postal Service for many years. He was proud of his heritage. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish. Joe is survived by his wife Pat; sons Steve (Theresa) and Dennis (Melanie); 4 granddaughters Christy, Tammy, Tara and Caitlin; 3 great grandchildren Shana, Ian and Sophie; and also many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Senffner and his staff and Mad River Hospital Home Health Service. Private services were held. Memorial contributions can be made to or Disabled Veterans Association. Arrangements are under the care of Paul's Chapel, Arcata, CA 707-822-2445,



Gullatt, George Anthony

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

George Anthony Gullatt Resident of Oakland Also known as "Tony", born Oct. 10, 1952, entered into rest on Nov.26, 2010. George was predeceased by ..... 




KOTULA, HILDA LEE March 25, 1916 to Dec. 2, 2010 Longtime Chula Vista resident since 1962, Hilda Kotula passed away on December 2, 2010 from Alzheimer's disease complications. Hilda worked for many years as the head cashier bookkeeper of the San Diego Zoo and later retired from the County of San Diego. In 1942, Hilda met a sailor who would become her husband of 68 years, Mitchel "Mike" Kotula. For 27 years she and her Navy family lived in many bases ultimately through Balboa Naval Hospital where Mike retired in 1964. Hilda was active in Boy Scouts, served as an American Red Cross Volunteer, was one of the first Kelly Girls in Hawaii, was an avid golfer and helped found a chapter of the American Business Woman's Association. Hilda is survived by her husband, her eldest son and younger brother along with two grandsons and three great-grand-children. Thanks to the wonderful management team, physicians and staff at Rio Vista Healthcare Center who were like family to us for the four years of Hilda's residence.




ROTKEL, HYMAN Escondido 08/21/1918 to 11/25/2010 Memorial Service at B'Nai Shalom in Vista, CA 12/19 2PM Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111



Hardy, Cary Sean

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Cary Sean Hardy, 51 ESCONDIDO -- Born on August 18, 1959 to Shirley Ann Hardy (formerly Watrous of Escondido) and her first husband, Charles ..... 



Harold J. Johnson

Harold J. Johnson, 95, of Fall River Mills died Saturday at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Burney Chapel (335-2247). 



Helen Claire Hughes

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Helen Jean (Emerson) Ririe

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



Holt, Lora Christine

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Lora Christine Holt May 26, 1928 - Nov. 5, 2010 Resident of Alameda Lora Christine Holt, 82, long time resident of Alameda, passed away .....



Honofre Mendoza

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Howard King Barlow

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Ida Ferguson Guillermo

Guillermo, Ida Ferguson June 22, 1939 - November 25, 2010 Ida Guillermo was born in Panama and had a gift for working with families, especially those new to the U.S. At 18, she moved here and became a teacher, school counselor, psychologist, and distinguished speaker for the US State Dept., John Tracy Clinic, Beverly Hills Unified School District, Mountain View School District, Children's Hospital LA, and the Manhattan Center for Early Learning. As Harmony Project Family Liaison, Ida touched the lives of over 1,000 children and families. Ida is survived by her husband Alan Stern; ex-husband Clinton Guillermo; sister Judy Patel; niece Tatia Said Benkonvich; great nephew Luke Benkonvich, and thousands of families and children whose life she has touched. Ida's life will be celebrated with the Harmony Project on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 5 pm at the Musicians Union, 817 Vine St., Hollywood. Donations may be made to Harmony Project Ida Guillermo Scholarship Fund.



Inger Marie (Jepperson) Henninger

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.



Iva Dell Cook

Iva Dell Cook 1921 - 2010 Iva Dell Cook, 89, went home to be with her Lord, December 2, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Redding. Dell was born October 11, 1921 to Cody and Hazel Dell Stowe in Anderson, CA. She was the youngest of five children, and was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Cody and Lewis and sisters Margie and Ella, and her daughter Linne Dell. At age 17, she married her husband, Delbert C. Cook. They were married December 16, 1938 in Red Bluff, CA. They were married 54 years at Delbert's death in 1992. She was mother to Evelyn Wetmore, Delbert E. and Wayne, all of Redding. She had 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Dell loved her Lord Jesus and was a wonderful example of Christian love to all who knew her. She was always there to offer shelter, a good meal or a helping hand to any one in need. Dell devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her mother until she passed away at age 93. Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl, Redding. There will be no funeral services. A special "Thank You" to Golden Living Center in Redding for three years of loving care for Iva Dell. Please sign the guestbook at



IvaNell C. May

IvaNell C. May, 4/17/1919 - 11/26/2010, PHOTO, IvaNell C. May died peacefully November 26, 2010. Born April 17, 1919 to Gerhard and Isabel Burtness in Hanlontown, Iowa. Ivanell was independent and spunky. She ventured out to Long Beach, Calif., in 1942. She already had a job lined up as a Telephone Operator. She worked over 40 years in communications. IvaNell met and married James J. May (Jim), who was in the Navy at the time and was married for 50 years, until Jim passed away in 1994. They moved to Auburn, (Lake of the Pines) in 1978. Their daughter Dianne and her husband and two granddaughters were already living there. IvaNell loved to watch sports, especially golf and baseball, loved to travel, dance and read. She belonged to the Lake of the Pines Ladies 18 Hole Golf Club for many years and they belonged to the RV Club and traveled with many of the LOP'ers., She is survived by her son, Jim May and his wife Dianne, her daughter, Dianne Williams and her husband Terry, seven grandchildren – Jodi Monas, Jeff May, Jennifer Chylewski, Greg May, Chris May and step-grandchildren, Lorne Williams and Amy Callaway. She had 17 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces and cousins., A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lake of the Pines Clubhouse on January 8, 2011 at 12 p.m. with lunch following the service.




MEADOWS-JAMES IRVING MEADOWS, SR. of Altadena, CA, died November 25, 2010 at home. Born in Watertown, SD, March 11, 1921. He attended University of South Dakota and San Francisco City College. He served in Second Marine Division of the 




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TANPOCO, JINNAH R. of Chula Vista 06/06/1968 - 11/24/2010 Views 12/10&11, Service 12/12/10 Serenity Chapel Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619-425-9111 




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86, of Apple Valley passed away on Nov. 27, 2010 at his home. He was born January 14, 1924 in West Virgina and has lived in Apple Valley for 24 years. He worked as a Kaiser Steel Worker for 30 years. Joe served in the 




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BERIGAN, JOSEPHINE SEBETIC "JOSIE" January 11, 1921 to Oct. 1, 2010 Cherished wife, Mother, and friend, "Josie" was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She was strong, vibrant, independent, even willful when young, proud of her clerical work with the Board of Education in Kenosha as well as the acquisition of her very own roadster car. In the mid-1950s, she met Francis M. "Chuck" Berigan, a rather raffish Chief Petty Officer six years her junior. They married, and had one son, Charlie. Josie became a career serviceman's wife, following her husband to Texas, California, Subic Bay/the Philippines, then California again. Josie preferred San Diego to all other places, and lived for 44 years in the same house in Chula Vista, passing away in her home following a long illness. Josie was a very private person, and quite religious in her way, her copy of "The Keys of the Kingdom" never far from her reach. She loved great films of the past that featured such musical stars as Deanna Durbin and dramatic leads such as Margaret Sullavan. In healthier times, she also enjoyed cooking and knitting. Josie was predeceased by LCDR F.M. Berigan on January 15, 2006. She is survived by one sister, Helen Hunt of Stevens Point, Wis. and her son. The family would like to thank Ramon, D'Anne, Lori, Sean, Erin, McKenna, John and Nancy, Neil and Jody, and the Sharp Hospice team in Josie's final weeks. There will be a private interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on December 8, 2010, and a memorial for both Josie and Chuck at Norman Park Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista, CA, 619-691-5086 at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010.



Jaffke, Kurt George

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Kurt George Jaffke, 81 WILDOMAR -- Kurt George Jaffke was born in Stolp, Germany in 1929, to Richard and Frieda Jaffke. His childhood was .....



James Amos Edmondson

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.,



James B. Irsfeld Jr.

Irsfeld, James B. April 3, 1912 - November 23, 2010 James B. Irsfeld Jr., 98, of Malibu and Sherman Oaks, CA, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 23. He was born in Hollywood, California on April 3, 1912 and is pre-deceased by his wife of 60 years, Billie Marie, who died on June 2, 1997 and his Granddaughter Katherine Michelle who passed away on September 26, 1971 at the age of 2 1/2 . He is survived by his four children: Peter James Irsfeld and wife Carol Ann of Anchorage AK, Michael Anthony Irsfeld and wife Leslie of Colorado Springs CO and Indian Harbor Beach FL, Sally Ann Considine and husband James of Arcadia CA and J. Cristopher Irsfeld and wife Caroline of Stockbridge MA, fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Jim attended local schools in Hollywood and graduated from Fairfax High with High Honors at age 16. He attended Stanford University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1933. He received his Law Degree from USC Law School in 1936. While at USC Jim was Editor of the Southern California Law Review, member of Order of the Coif and has his name in bronze for having the top scholarship average. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1936 and joined his fathers law practice. He served in the Army infantry from 1942 to 1946. At his time of discharge he held the rank of Captain. Jim was a life-long athlete who was very competitive. He played both football and baseball for Stanford. After graduation from Law school he played one season of Semi-Pro rugby for a team owned by actor Victor McLaughlin. For years he had a standing weekly (schedules permitting) squash game with friends John Wayne, Ward Bond and Regis Toomey, followed by dinner and a poker night. His real passion though was for the game of golf. He literally grew up at Lakeside Golf Club of Hollywood (in 1924 his father James Sr. was a founder and builder of the club). He was a low handicap player all of his life and enjoyed at least three rounds a week into his 90s. In 1969 at the ripe old age of 57, Jim won the no handicap club championship in a 36 hole finale. In 1976 he served as President of Lakeside. For years Jim was managing partner of his Law firm, Irsfeld, Irsfeld and Younger. He was an expert in banking law and was a principal in the founding of two banks. Mr. Irsfeld served on many boards of directors, but he most enjoyed the work he did for his community. He served as President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President of the Hollywood Kiwanis Club and most proudly as Chairman of the St. Joseph Medical Center Institute and President of the Hospitals Advisory Board, and later on the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation Board of Governors. Jim had a lifelong love affair with the Pacific Ocean and enjoyed the time he spent at his home in Malibu. He loved long walks on the beach with his dog and a pipe filled with good tobacco. All of his family, who adored him, agree that his was a life well lived. Honoring his request, services are limited to family only, and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beagles and Buddies, 2661 Strozier Ave., El Monte, CA 91732.



James Fitzpatrick Jr.

After a courageous battle with cancer, James passed away on November 13, 2010, with his wife Diane by his side, at their home in Glen Ellen. Born May 26, 1957, James lived in the Kenwood -Sonoma Valley area for 46 years, and will be missed by many. A high school landscaping job sparked a life-long passion in James that led to him starting Fitzpatrick & Sons Landscaping in 1979, which he ran for 31 years. He also proudly served as a volunteer firefighter with the Glen Ellen Fire District for over 10 years. James loved golf, music, animals, cooking, roses, orchids, starting traditions, and was a Raider's fan to the end. He especially loved his grandchildren. James' wisdom, humor, patience and kindness will be greatly missed. He was a good man. In addition to Diane, his devoted wife of 31 years, he is survived by his son Israel Bennett and wife Sheila, his son Tucker Bennett, his daughter Ashley Fitzpatrick; grandchildren Emily and Dylan; his father James Fitzpatrick Sr.; sister Jo Timmsen and husband Tom, brother Martin and wife Melissa; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Winnie and brother Johnny. A Celebration of James' Life will be held on Sunday, December 5th at 3:00 p.m. at the Kenwood Depot, 314 Warm Springs Rd., Kenwood.



James Franco (Featured)

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



James K. "Jake" Kirihara

JAMES K. KIRIHARA ''JAKE'' FEB 1917 ~ NOV 2010 Jake (James Katsu) Kirihara was born in Turlock, Ca. and passed on to his eternal rest peacefully at his home in Livingston, CA. Jake proudly served his country - volunteering for the US Army during his family and community's internment in Amache, CO. - serving in the historically noted 442nd Combat Infantry Group as a Staff Sergeant. Jake farmed and promoted agricultural issues for over 6 decades. He was a founding member of numerous regional agricultural concerns including the Livingston Farmers Assn., Big Tree Organic, and Farm Land Preservation Org. He and Francis, a local public health nurse, helped mentor the Livingston Medical Clinic and sponsored many University of California students involved in rural assistance/development programs. Jake was a quiet gentleman of great integrity, a lifelong advocate for civil rights, and an active proponent of peace and justice issues locally and internationally. In the 1980s, he traveled to war-torn Nicaragua to discuss agricultural methods and support regional peace efforts He actively supported many local groups fighting for causes he believed in including: The Peace Life/Center of Modesto, Merced-Somoto Sister City Program, Day of Respect events, and Japanese American Citizens League. Furthermore, Jake served as Boy Scout leader, and Merced Irrigation District leader, member of the Sierra Club, and a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Livingston, CA. Since his youth, as an avid traveler and wilderness enthusiast, Jake often hiked and fished vast areas of Sierra Nevada. Additionally, over many years, he visited and explored internationally, including each of the 31 states of Mexico. Jake's wife, Frances, of 61 years, parents, brother David, and only child, Mark preceded him in death. His sister, Ruth Noda, 7 nieces and nephews, and many grandnephews and grandnieces survive him. Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Mortuary. A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at Livingston United Methodist Church in Livingston at 1PM on Dec. 12, 2010. Donations may be made to Sierra Club of Merced, CA. P.O. Box 387, Merced CA 95341. Please share your memories at, ALLEN MORTUARY



Janet Helen Dix

Dix, Janet Helen December 16, 1928 - November 29, 2010 Wonderful mom, beloved grandma and the best wife ever, she passed away peacefully at home from cancer. She was totally devoted to her family and spoiled and pampered all of us. She was exceptionally pretty and loved living on Balboa Island and all her pals on Ruby Street. We were so lucky to have her and will miss her like crazy. Bill Dix Frank, Diane, Kathleen and Frankie Hurst Dougie and Hayley Mann



Jason M. Greenwald

Jason M. Greenwald, 42, of Shingletown died Friday at Golden Living Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444). 



Jay Dee Schelbitzki

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.



Jean Marie Peterson Johnston

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 .



Jeanne Abbott

Jeanne Hester Hinchman Abbott Died Sunday, November 28, 2010 of natural causes, surrounded by her large family, at her Palo Alto home. She was a fun-loving, strong-willed woman who loved to tell stories and dance the Charleston. She had thousands of friends. Jeanne was born May 2, 1922 in Oakland, CA., and spent her childhood in San Jose, the only child of Ada Gabbs Hinchman and Charles Merton Hinchman, descendents of California pioneer families. Charles was an office equipment salesman; Ada was a homemaker and volunteer Episcopal church worker. Jeanne graduated with honors from San Jose High School in 1940, and in 1944 from Stanford University, where she was a member of the Gamma Phi sorority and majored in Political Science. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard Edson ("Dick") Abbott, in June, 1945. During World War II, Jeanne lived in San Francisco with her girlfriends and worked in the furs department at J. Magnin, while Dick served in the South Pacific as an Ensign with the, . After the War, Dick obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and pursued a career with, in Schenectady and Detroit, before the young family returned to the Bay Area. In 1952, the Abbotts bought their first home in Menlo Park. In 1962, they moved to Palo Alto, where they raised their four children, and Dick founded Abbott Engineering, selling electronics components to the growing high-tech industries of Silicon Valley. Jeanne was a member of the Stanford Committee for Art and docent at the Stanford Museum. She was active in several civic and arts organizations, including the Palo Alto Garden Club, Woman's Club of Palo Alto, Contemporary Collectors Circle, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She was an avid world traveler and tennis player. She and Dick were among the "Magnificent Seven" founders of the Foothills Tennis and Swimming Club. Jeanne was true to her school, her husband, her family, and her multitude of friends. Her laugh, her stories, her charm, and her love of people will not be forgotten. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband Dick, who died in 2003. She is survived by her four children--Carol Abbott Harris of San Francisco, Christine Abbott Stokes of Ashland, OR., Priscilla Abbott of Sacramento, and Richard Edson ("Hap") Abbott Jr. of Palo Alto, and by 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Memorial services, with reception to follow, will be held Friday, December 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Parish (Episcopal), corner of Waverley and Hamilton Streets, Palo Alto.



Jeannette Collins

Jeannette Rita Collins July 24, 1921-December 3, 2010 Passed away on December 3rd at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Matthew William Collins, her parents, Harvey and Mary Sinclair, her daughter Jeanne Collins and her brother Frank Sinclair. She was the loving mother to, Gary Collins, Theresa Collins, Joanne Tighe, Kevin Collins and M. Joseph Collins. Jeannette was the devoted grandmother to, Theron Collins, Mark Tighe, Christopher Tighe, Paul Tighe and Samantha Collins. She also leaves behind her great grandchildren, Noah Collins, Jacob Tighe, Joshua Tighe, Aaron Tighe and Jonah Tighe. Jeannette was well loved and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Jeannette was known for always being joyful and bringing laughter and happiness to everyone. Jeannette, a long time resident of the city and county of San Francisco grew up attending local boarding schools run by the Presentation Sisters in Gilroy, St. Joseph's in Berkeley and Presentation High School in San Francisco. She was a graduate of the Board of Cosmetology and was very involved in local organizations. She was a member of the Golden Girls, was past president of Holy Names Women's Club, was a member of the United Irish Cultural Center, volunteered regularly at the V.A. Hospital, volunteered at Holy Name of Jesus Church and was a Monday Lunch Bunch Member for over 30 years. Jeannette retired from Sears Roebuck after 28 years and was the coordinator of the annual Sears Christmas Event. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 9th at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 39th Ave., at Lawton Street, San Francisco. The Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. The Committal at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 1500 Old Mission Road, Colma will follow the Mass. Donations may be made to the San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital or the Eternal Word Television Network in memory of Jeannette Rita Collins.



Jeffery Ironmonger

Jeffery Dallas Ironmonger Resident of San Jose Passed away on November 17, 2010 at his home in San Jose, CA. Jeff was born March 17, 1951 in Kokomo, Indiana. After serving in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1977, Jeff relocated to the central coast of California. He and his family moved to San Jose, CA in 1990 when he began his career as an operational engineer at Good Samaritan Hospital. Jeff is survived by his daughter, Paris, who resides in Campbell and by family in Indiana. Jeff's quiet demeanor and his generous spirit will live on in the memories of his friends and family. A memorial service for Jeff is planned for 3PM on Thursday, December 9th at the Good Samaritan Hospital chapel.



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Jessica Bailey (In Memoriam)

JESSICA M. BAILEY Dec. 5, 1978 ~ April 3, 2006 Jessie, I can\'t say that special days like today are, or will ever be less deeply painful. There\'s just no way around it for me. Only because I have the assurance you are no longer in pain and you are with Jesus can I be joyful for you. You are where you deserve to be. I know you with your faithful, loving, forgiving, and happy spirit are dissapointed in me-I am too, for how I\'ve handled this. I am sorry. I miss you so very much my "sunshine" on this your 32nd birthday. Love mom, and all those that love you.



Joan Draschner

Joan Marie Draschner Resident of Las Vegas Feb. 20, 1932-Nov. 30, 2010 Joan was born and raised in Chicago, Il. After high school, Joan married her high school sweetheart and raised three children, Debbie, Frank and Joan. In 1968 the family moved to San Jose, CA. After her children were grown, Joan started her career at FMC Corporation as a Master Scheduler where she assisted in the design of the Bradley Army Defense Vehicle. After 12 years Joan retired, and with her husband moved to Nevada. Joan was preceded in death earlier this year by her beloved husband of 58 years, Frank. She is survived by her three children, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, Dec 7, at 11:00 am at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos.



Joan Epstein

Epstein, Joan 06-06-1939 - 12-03-2010 Survived by her loving husband Norman J. Epstein, sons Alvin Epstein and Joshua Epstein, daughter-in-law Suzy Epstein, granddaughter Leah Epstein, adoring niece Robyn Rothstein and family and friends. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 2PM, Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills. Donations may be made to the .



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Joe Monaco

Joe Monaco Resident of San Jose Humanitarian Former Safeway Executive dies Born April 28, 1920 in Ohio, died November 26, 2010 in San Jose. Joe, the 7th of 8 children, grew up on the family farm in Pennsylvania with his hard working immigrant parents from Introdacqua, Italy. They taught Joe the value of helping those less fortunate, providing food for anyone in need. Joe served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 79th Fighter Group in World War II from 1941 thru 1945 in the North African and European Campaigns. Upon his discharge, he attended the Robert Morris School of Business, earning his degree in accounting. He married his High School sweetheart in 1946 and was widowed in 1959 when Lavina died. They had two sons, Joseph (Sheryl) and Philip (Jeanie), and Philip's sons Andrew (Katie), Anthony and Jerome. Also great grandchildren Eugene Joseph and Justin Andrew. In 1953, Joe joined the Safeway organization as an accountant at their Tuxedo Candy Plant, then became Plant manager in 1956, and rising through the ranks until retirement in 1985 as Financial Controller of the Bakery Division. Joe has always been active in the Parish where the family resided. His sons attended St. Martin's School in San Jose where Joe served as Head Usher and Sexton. In 1962, Joe married Ann DeAngelis and the family moved to St. Christopher's Parish. Together, he and Ann raised their sons of whom they are very proud. When the boys attended Bellarmine College Preparatory School, Joe was President of the Dad's Club in 1969. He became a member of the Catholic Social Services (Catholic Charities) board, which created the John XXIII Senior Center in downtown San Jose where Joe was elected President for the first 4 years, 1964-1968. In 1981, Joe and Ann joined the Italian American Foundation where he served on the Board for 4 years and remained an active member. In 1984 Joe joined the Serra Club as their fund raiser and raised the most money ever for them. Also during 1984 Joe joined the Knights of Columbus Bishop O'Dowd Council and became a member of their 4th Degree Portola Assembly Color Corps. During his tenure as a Knight he received 18 Outstanding Awards thru 2006. Joe served as Grand Knight in 1996 and was still active. From 1985 through 1996, he assisted Fr. William O'Connor at the Good Samaritan Hospital, distributing the Eucharist to patients 2 days a week. One month after his retirement from Safeway and with the assistance of Msgr Allen and Sister Dolores of St. Christopher's Parish, Joe began the Gleaners Group. This group of 100 volunteers picked up donations 6 days a week from 28 stores and delivered the food averaging 20 tons a week to 22 different facilities. For 30 years Joe sponsored a Sucker Booth at St. Christopher's Summer Festival, and was their usher for over 40 years. He was one of the Funeral Ministers from 1997 thru 2005. From 1986 thru 1991 Joe worked as the Notre Dame All Girl High School Golf Tournament Fund Raiser and surpassed all their previous records. Joe has been recognized in several ways, appearing on Channel 11 and Evening Magazine. He received many awards: the San Francisco 49'er Community Volunteer Quarterback of the year 2004, the Pro Eccesia Et Pontifice Award for Special Service from Pope John Paul II in 2001, the First Nicholas Green Award in 1999, the "Giving Something Back" award in 1993, the St. Vincent de Paul Frederick Oznam Schroll award in 1965, the Volunteer of the Year Knights of Columbus State of California award in 2003, the Italian American Heritage Foundation Humanitarian of the year in 2005, and Outstanding Knight of Columbus Community Leader Gleaner for the Disadvantaged in 2005. Also in 2005 he received Martha's Kitchen Humanitarian Extraordinaire Award. In 2006 he received the Martha's Kitchen "Your Determination Made the Difference" award. Joe had said that without the help and support of Ann and his family and God's blessings of good health, he could not have done what he did. His motto had always been "Do not put off until tomorrow what you can do today". Funeral arrangements: Visitation will be at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 1576 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 on Thursday, December 9th from 4 PM until 7 PM. The Funeral Mass will follow immediately afterward. Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel at 710 Willow Street, San Jose CA 95125, ( 408-295-5160) is in charge of the arrangements. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday December 10th at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery after departing Lima's at 10:45 AM The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Joe's honor to Martha's Kitchen, 311 Willow Street, San Jose CA 95110 or to St. Christopher School Endowment Fund, 2278 Booksin Avenue, San Jose CA 95125.



Joe Santino

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 Ash

John Crescencio Ash Resident of Roseville Entered into rest peacefully at home in Roseville on Sunday, November 28, 2010. He was a native of Loogootee, Indiana born on a Wednesday, September 21, 1932. Formerly from Morgan Hill, CA, he was a resident of Placer County for the past 12 years. He graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1950. He also earned a B.A. in Business Administration from San Jose State University in 1958. Devoted husband for 44 years to Judith. Loving father of Allison Hoyman. Dear brother of Elizabeth Peterson, Robert Ash, Audrey McDowell also many loving nieces and nephews. John is preceded in death by both parents Joseph Leo and Ruth Ash. He was a member of St. Clare Parrish and Wall Street Wizards Investment Club. The family invites you to attend a memorial mass at 11:00am on Monday, December 6, 2010 at St. Clare Catholic Church 1950 Junction Blvd. Roseville, CA also a placement ceremony Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 11:00am with military honors at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery 5810 Midway Road Dixon, CA. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Valley in Roseville, CA. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to St. Clare Catholic Church building fund or Prostate Cancer Foundation.



John B. Zealor

John B. Zealor of Danbury passed away quietly on November 30, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. Betty, his devoted wife of 58 years, was at his side. He was born April 5, 1921 in Roxbury, to the late Russell and Catherine (McGovern) Zealor. John attended school in Roxbury and enlisted in the, Air Corps January 14, 1942. He attained rank of Staff Sgt. and served as a tail gunner with the 98th Bomb group in the African theater. John received the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as, several other medals for his actions. He was a production mechanic for many years at Berol Corp., as well as, U.S. Rubber, the Danbury Bowlarama and Patterson Supply. He also was a member of King Street Volunteer Fire Department. John was an avid NASCAR fan attending many races, following their standings and points race. He enjoyed bowling as well as golfing, but his love for hunting, fishing, gardening, and being near the ocean were passed on and shared by his children and grandchildren. John is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Patterson) Zealor; his two sons, Ron Zealor of Danbury, Don Zealor of Kent; one daughter, Diane Zealor of California; eleven grandchildren, Brad Zealor his wife, Barb of Ansonia, Colleen (Zealor) Cyr her husband, Fred of Danbury, Dan Zealor his wife, Coreen of Seymour, Luke, Travis, Matt, Mike and Kyle Davis, all of Danbury, Sarah Zealor of Kent and Zachary and Rachel Zealor of Wallingford; six great-grandchildren, Joe and Julia Cyr, Danny and Carson Zealor, Madison and Jordyn Zealor; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Lew Patterson and his wife, Rose. John was predeceased by his sisters, Mary, Madeline and Nancy; a brother, William; and a son, John Jr. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 3 p.m. at King Street United Church of Christ. Friends are welcome to join the family afterwards in the church hall. Memorial contributions in John's name may be made to King Street United Church of Christ. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website



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John Callinan

John J. Callinan Feb. 7, 1924 - Dec.1, 2010 Passed away in Daly City. Loving husband of the late Dolly Callinan; dear mother of the late Kathy (Bruce) Curran, and the late John (Sherri) Callinan, Nancy (Joe) Ryan and Terry (Carl) Hutchison; dear grandmother of Brian (Misti) Curran, Michael Curran, Jennifer Mazza, Jeremy and Scott Callinan, Kelly (Tyler Belote) Ryan, Tracy and Molly Ryan, Erin (Jason) Kurz, Bradley (Aubrey) Hutchison, Lauren Hutchison, and nine great-grandchildren. Beloved companion of Betty Woehl; godfather of Mike Kenna and Alec Stokes. Member of the Knights of St. Cecilia and long time usher. Member and past president of the Northern California Basketball Officials Association (NCBOA); a graduate of St. Dominic's Elementary School and Sacred Heart High School. A proud Marine and patriot who honorably served his beloved country during WWII and the Korean War. Friends and family may call Monday (TODAY) 3:00-5:00PM at SULLIVAN'S FUNERAL HOME 2254 Market St. Bet Noe and Sanchez Sts and after 6:30PM at St. Cecilia Church 17th Ave. at Vicente where the Vigil Service will be at 7:00PM and are invited to the Funeral Mass Tuesday at 12 noon at St. Cecilia Church. Interment to follow at Golden Gate National Cemetery at 2:00PM. Donations in John's memory preferred to: Sacred Heart Cathedral Prepatory School, San Francisco, CA.



John Donohue

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John Frederick "Jack" Smith

John "Jack" Frederick Smith 1933 - 2010 Jack Smith passed away on Monday, November 29, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA, after a short illness. Jack was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer and remained upbeat and positive throughout his illness. Jack was born January 10, 1933, to John Rodda and Maybelle Jacqueline (Rita) Smith (Marsh) in Berkeley, CA. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1951. Jack was an Electrician's apprentice prior to joining the Navy in 1955. He served four years as a Aircraft Electrician and was honorably discharge in December 1960. Jack returned to IBEW 595 in Alameda, CA, and completed his electricians apprenticeship. Jack was a strong union man and was a mentor to many people serving in the union. Many members praised Jack for his patience and positive encouragement throughout his career. Jack retired in 1995. While living in the bay area, Jack spent a great deal of spare time golfing and restoring a 1962 Italian type Velorossa Spyder. Jack and Cynthia started their lives together in 1976 by moving to Martinez, San Ramon and finally moved to Redding in 2000 to live close to children and their families. They were quick to become established in the Gold Hills community and developed many close and lasting friendships. Jack was a member of the Gold Hills Golf Club and was an enthusiastic golfer. When not golfing, Jack completed the Velorossa Spyder and started restoring a 1949 Ford Truck. Jack always found time to donate his electrical and mechanical skills to friends and neighbors. Jack was quite a good dancer and all the gals are going to miss being able to dance with him one last time. Friends and family are going to miss Jack's outgoing personality and the jokes he told more than once. Jack was preceded in death by his oldest son, Scott in 1999. Jack is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cynthia Smith; daughter, Stacey Shepherd (Alvin); son, Steve Smith (Maria); seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Jack will be held at The Gold Hills Country Club, 1950 Gold Hills Dr., Redding, CA, 19th Hole Grill, on Sunday, December 19th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Please sign the guestbook at



John Robert MacFarland

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Johnson, Rhoda B.

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Rhoda B. Johnson, 95 OCEANSIDE -- Rhoda Johnson passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010. She was born August 3, 1915 in Tulare, Calif., daughter .....



Jon Scott Struikman

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.



Joseph Choate Jr.

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 Harvard University. 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.



Joseph J. Moscoti Jr.

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Joseph N. Diederich

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Juli Entwistle

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



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Julia Huber

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



June Shepard

Our mom, June Shepard, 84, passed away resulting from Alzheimer''s Disease Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga. Mom grew up in Mosinee, Wis., daughter of Clara and E.A. Smith. She was a beauty, a tomboy and a brain. She earned her master''s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin, where she met and married Stephen Knapp Atwater. She raised her four children in Galesburg, Ill. and Ashfield, Mass. With her beautiful voice, she sang to us, read out loud, took us camping and taught us to love all living things, rivers, mountains and rocks. She taught us how to kneel in a canoe like an Indian and do the J-stroke. She sewed beautifully and created lovely and uniquely personal homes. June returned to the university and earned a Ph.D. in genetics. She taught college and pursued her childhood dream, research to find a cure for cancer. She outlived two marriages, first to Stephen and then to Paul Shepard. She traveled the world and designed and built her last real home in Los Osos, which was surrounded by gardens of native plants she tended for many years. June is survived by her four Atwater kids Stephanie, Tom, Janet and Jonathan; and her four granddaughters. She loved us. Instead of flowers, a donation to World Wildlife Fund would have pleased June.




FORD, KATHLEEN ROSA Kathleen Rosa Ford passed away on November 10, 2010. Kathleen was the owner of Kathleen's Hair Fashions on Lewis Street in Mission Hills for many years. She was an active member of St. Paul's Cathedral since 1960 and a Robinson Cross recipient, that is an honor bestowed on parishioners of long standing and faithful service. Kathleen was born in London, England in 1932 and was an evacuated child during the Blitz in World War II. She came to the U.S. in 1955 and became a citizen soon after. She loved American and all she was able to accomplish here. Her funeral will be at St. Paul's Cathedral on December 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Paul's Cathedral 2728 6th Ave San Diego, CA 92103 in her name.




LINK, KURT HELMUT March 24, 1928 to November 27, 2010 Kurt Helmut Link was born to Lorenz and Emma Link in Wissmar, Germany on March 24, 1928. He was the oldest of six children. On December 1, 1951, he married his beloved wife Rita Herta Arzig. He brought his young family of four girls to the U.S. by ship in June of 1957. With the addition of two more girls and a son, the family relocated in November 1967 to California where they settled in Chula Vista. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On November 27, 2010 while asleep, he left us to join the Lord. He is survived by his wife, sister, brother, children, grand-children and great-grand-children. Viewing will be held at Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey, 753 Broadway, Chula Vista, on Monday, December 6, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service starting at 4:00 p.m.



Karen Ann Hayes

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.



Karen Stafford

Karen Stafford, Resident of El Granada, Passed away, Saturday, November 27, 2010 at age 65, after a long and courageous 18-year struggle with brain tumors. Karen grew up in Orinda and attended Miramonte High School from 1959-1963 and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She briefly lived in San Francisco where she met her first husband, Jon Rantzman, with whom she traveled around the world for two years in their VW van. Returning to Berkeley, she remained a world traveler, pursuing her career as a gifted photographer until it was cut short by her illness. Karen was a lover of the arts, theatre, museums, symphony and opera as well as a dedicated docent. She was a beautiful, loving, caring person, who never had a bad word to say about anyone and never complained., Predeceased by father Paul Stafford and nephew Jason Hunter, Karen leaves behind her adoring family: mother, Virginia Stafford of Moraga; sister, Kathrine Hunter of Santa Rosa; niece, Kelly vanZutphen (Ben) and their daughters, Savannah, Liliana, Eloise and Georgie of Healdsburg. For the last 17 years, Karen has resided in El Granada, with her long-time partner, Fred Wright. Their favorite pastime was enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Ocean from their home and walking along the beach., A memorial service will be held at a future date. For more information, contact Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel at 650-726-4474. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society at, or 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, Mass 02472.



Karl Scott

Karl "Scotty" Scott passed through this life to join our God on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. The first of three children born to Karl P. and Dorothy Scott, Karl grew up in Manitowoc, Wis. After graduating from Lincoln High School in 1945 he joined the 



Kathleen Cook

KATHLEEN DELANEY COOK Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother peacefully passed away in her home, surrounded by her family, on November 30th, 2010, at age 97. Kathleen was preceded in death by her loving parents, Richard J. Delaney and Margaret Kennedy Delaney; brother, James T. Delaney of Pearl Harbor and sister, Margaret "Sis" Moser. She is survived by her brother, Dick Delaney, age 94, sister, Mary Johnson, age 92; children, Kitty Longden, Patrick Cook, Paul Cook and Rose Talarico, all of Riverside; grandchildren, John Longden of Idaho, Michelle Rainwater, Christopher Cook, Delaney Canale, Colleen Longden, Benjamin Cook and Brittany Talarico, all of Riverside and great-grandchildren, RJ, Max, Samantha, Sydney, Sindy, Jacey, Seth, Frankie and Aiden. Kathleen "Babe" Delaney was born March 4th, 1913 in St. Paul, Minnesota where she resided for the first 33 years of life. Like so many of her time, she packed up and headed west to California where she spent the last 64 years in Riverside. Her greatest happiness was spending time with her family and tending to her gardens. Kathleen was proud to be a life member of the Jurupa Mountain Cultural Center where she worked as a volunteer for 30 years, a member of the Riverside Women\'s club, a member of the "Friends of the Mission Inn" where she volunteered along side of the late Patsy O\'Toole, founder of the "Friends", proud member of "Victoria Avenue Forever" organization and greatly admired the hundreds of Ragged Robin roses planted by volunteers. Thanks to Chapman Hospice for their kind and sensitive care. A service will be held on 12/07/2010, 11:00am at Acheson & Graham Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave. The burial will follow at Olivewood Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221



Kathleen Cornell Cunningham

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,



Kathleen Lewis

Passed away on October 30, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Lewis; loving aunt to nieces Doreen Moss and Marie Toms of Bangor, Ireland; and to grand nieces and nephews Sonja, Wendy, Roy and Aaron; loyal friend and gentle caregiver to many. A native of Ireland, Kathleen emigrated to the U.S. where she met her husband, Tony. After he passed away, Kathleen moved to Santa Rosa and began her career as a caregiver. Friends are invited to a Memorial for Kathleen on Thursday, December 9th at Oakmont Gardens, Santa Rosa at 1:30 p.m. in the Activity Room.



Keenan, William S.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

William S. Keenan, M.D. MURRIETA -- Loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, friend and physician, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2010. He was born .....



Keith Thomas McDonnell

Born 78 years ago and raised in San Francisco, CA. Keith passed away peacefully at home in Santa Rosa on Nov. 25, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas McDonnell and Claire Brennan McDonnell, and his sister, Sharon Healy. Keith married the late Mary Allen McClung and together they had three children, Anne, Tom and John. Keith attended Lowell High School and SF State obtaining a degree in accounting. Prior to his retirement, Keith worked for the Finance Dept. of the City of Santa Rosa. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his son Tom and wife Maribel; grandsons, Harrison and Hudson; nephews Mike (Beth), Matt and Tom Healy, Jesse Kelly, Nick, Josh and Clayton Thomas; nieces Megan Healy, Hannah Rubenstahl and Elaine Thomas. He also leaves behind brother-in-laws Robert (Laurie), Peter (Julie), and George (Pamela) Thomas; cousins Beverly Tanem, Mary Spellman, Don McGrath and special cousin, Janet McDonnell. At his request no formal service with be held, the family will gather in the Sierras next summer for a memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite B-214, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or your favorite charity. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Kenneth Doane Courtney

Courtney, Kenneth Doane October 21, 1926 - November 15, 2010 Ken Courtney passed away in Snowflake, AZ on November 15, 2010 of complications of cancer and COPD. He was born in Corvallis, OR and was a university professor at Cal State, LA for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his son and daughter-in-law Paul and Carrie (Lebanon, NH), his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Gail (Seal Beach, CA) and daughter and son-in-law Heather and Ryan Leaver (Tarzana, CA). No services will be held. Donations can be sent to Unity Church of Grants Pass, PBM 361, 233 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527.



Kenneth Griebel

Kenneth Q. Griebel At rest on December 3, 2010, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Lillian for over 32 years. Loving father of Lila McKenna and Linda Saucier. Cherished grandfather of Sara and Tyler. Ken will be missed by his good friends Diane and Laura Gable. Ken was born and raised in the State of Iowa and came to San Francisco where he resided for over 50 years. Ken was also a proud, Veteran. The Family would like to acknowledge the medical staff at Ralph K. Davies Medical Center of SF for the care Ken received. Friends may visit after 6pm Monday and are invited to attend the Evening Funeral Service, also on Monday, at 7pm, at the chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St., SF. Online condolences may be offered at



Kenneth Kline Kennedy

Kenneth Kline, Kennedy, 9/23/1941-11/26/2010, Kenneth Kline Kennedy passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Elk, Calif, on November 26 at the age of 69. Kenneth was born in Inglewood, Calif, on September 23, 1941 to Kenneth and Annie Kennedy. Growing up in Lennox, he became actively involved with running YMCA programs for youngsters and because of his influence as a positive role model he was awarded the honor of YMCA Boy of the Year. This foundation set the stage for a life filled with helping others., Ken graduated from Whittier College with a degree in English and then joined the U.S., to serve his country. Upon discharge, he began a long and influential career in education. After earning his teaching credential he was hired to teach in Los Nietos, Calif. He went on to earn his M.A. in Education and then took on the role of Teacher-Principal in the little community of Alta-Dutch Flat, Calif. Ken enjoyed a variety of experiences while living in this Sierra foothills community including serving as a volunteer fireman, providing snow removal of roads and taking on the role of local barber. While working at the Alta-Dutch Flat Elementary School he started a Ski Program but the main highlight for him was always working with the children and this inspired him to return to graduate school where he obtained his PhD. in Education at Brigham Young University., Ken was then hired to be the Superintendent-Principal at Bowman School District in Auburn, Calif, where he had twelve memorable years of exceptional service both in education and in the community. While living and working in Auburn, he was a founding member of the Association of California School Administrators, started a Ski Program for the Bowman students and was a member of both the Masons and Lions service groups. In 1986, he took on responsibility for a larger school district in Oakdale, Calif, as Superintendent of the Oakdale Elementary School District. While living in this central valley community, Ken became an active member of the, and served as its President, achieving the highest charitable honor of Paul Harris Fellow. Ken was always known as a warm and generous man, a mentor for children and adults alike., In 1999, Ken and his wife Jeanna retired to the beautiful coastal community of Elk. In retirement, Ken never slowed down, enjoying with Jeanna visits to spend quality time with his family and friends and traveling throughout the world as well as volunteering on many projects including the Elk County Water District., Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Keith Kennedy and Annie Margaret MacLean Kennedy. He is remembered and cherished with tender love by his devoted wife Jeanna; daughter Katharine Pelle and husband Peter of Meadow Vista, Calif.; son Kenny Kennedy of Alpine, Calif.; son Jason Gardner and wife Shelly of Carmichael, Calif.; daughter Janine Grenham and husband John of Walnut Creek, Calif.; his four beautiful grandchildren Tanner, Kapri, Josephine and Kylie; his sisters Annette Jenkins, Susan Seviour and Jeanne Bromley and their families; his brothers Donald and David Kennedy and their families; and his many relatives and close friends who will remember Ken for his keen mind, good heart and many talents. He was treasured and loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed. In keeping with Ken's wishes, there will be no memorial service. In memory of Ken, donations may be made to the at



Kip Dali (In Memoriam)

KIP DALI FEB 4, 1954 - JAN 30, 2007 Kip Dali, 53, son of Mario and Betty Dali passed away January 30, 2007. The Clock of Life The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, Love, Toil at Will. Place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may then be still. * * * * * * * Kip, God had a plan for your clock to stop that beautiful morning doing what you loved best, fishing with your father. We miss you so much dear son. A day or time never goes by that we don't think of you. Your grandchildren look at your picture and say Papa Kip is in heaven with God.Rest well dear son. Mom, Dad & Family



Koopsen, John H.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

John H. Koopsen, 81 CARLSBAD -- John H. Koopsen passed away at home on Thursday, December 2, 2010. John was born June 2, 1929 ..... 




KAMINSKI, LENORE LEE Of National City, CA Jan. 9, 1951 to Nov. 18, 2010 San Diego Mortuary and Cremation Care. 619-477-4139 




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LaVerne Cleveland

Sunday, December 5, 2010 3:00 AM 

LaVerne Cleveland passed away at age 99, the last of the Cleveland family that arrived in the Sebastopol area from Kentucky in 1914.  



Laurence A. Eggering

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,,



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Lavonne McLellan Bullis (Featured)

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



Leland Paul Hammerschmitt

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 UCLA 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 Rotary Club 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.



Leon Burrows

Leon Burrows A resident of Oakley/ Bethel Island, CA July 16, 1936 to Nov. 15. 2010 After a noble battle with cancer, Leon passed away peacefully. He is survived by his wife Pam, a daughter, 2 step-sons, 7 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Memorial will be on Dec. 11th @ 2:00pm at Bethel Island Golf Course, 3303 Gateway, B.I.



Leroy Willis

Leroy Willis, 91, of Redding died Saturday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Lois Ann Carney (In Memoriam)

Carney, Lois Ann September 4, 1932 - December 5, 2009 Unwilling to accept the finality of her passing, we resisted going forward with the obituary for Aunt Lois. Please honor her with us on the one year anniversary of our most profound loss. Our world has lost one of its most shining lights with the passing of Lois Carney. She left us peacefully Dec 5, 2009 in her Manhattan Beach home with family and close friends by her side. Lois was born and spent her very early years in Highland Park, CA until the family moved to San Pedro, where she completed her elementary school, San Pedro High and Harbor Community College. During this time she also participated in synchronized swimming shows and graduated from UCLA with an elementary education credential. Her teaching years were with LAUSD in several area schools where she used her many talents with children who has special needs. While at McBride School for the handicapped, she conceived of and participated in the implementation of a team teaching approach for her kindergarten-first grade students. This program eventually included the integration of some instruction with the adjoining elementary school. After 32 years with the district, Lois received a Merit Award for her years of service. She retired in 1988 from Westwood Elementary as a Resource Specialist. After her retirement, she furthered her lifelong love of animals with the breeding and showing of Tonkinese cats. Here, as in everything she did, she participated with infinite energy and was known throughout the Cat Fancy not only for her championship cats, but for her kindness, helpfulness and obvious passion for this hobby and life in general. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Terence Carney, brother Thomas Carney and life partner Lillian Cutler. She is survived by her nephews Craig Carney & wife Becky, Clark Carney & wife Robin, niece Kathy Carney Neal and numerous grand nieces and nephews. Lois will be lovingly remembered by her closest friends, Maryanne Harner, Mary Ellen Hodge, Marilyn Winters and Error Jacobs, all of whom she considered not only her best friends but also her family. Lois is greatly missed but her legacy of compassion and love will be with us always.



Lola Mae Morgan-Fowler

A sweet beautiful lady passed away November 23 in Santa Rosa. Born March 15, 1911 in Oklahoma. She married Bernie Fowler from Texas. They were married 69 years and raised six children; Gilbert, Lester, Wayne, Carol (Carlos), Jerry and David. They have 19 grand children, 23 great- grand children, 24 great-great- grand children. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, Mother and friend. She was loved by all. Her celebration of Life will be December 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Colonial Park in the clubhouse at 66 Colonial Park Drive, Santa Rosa. Family and friends are invited to attend, food will be served.



Lora Holt

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.



Lotte Ella Moise

Lotte, 92, activist and advocate, died in Santa Rosa November 17. Born in Germany, she was a WWII US Coast Guard officer and proud 55-year Fort Bragg resident. Lotte dedicated her life to securing dignified living and work environments for developmentally disabled people like her daughter Barbara. She won many awards and published three books. Lotte's passion will be missed by her family and many colleagues and friends internationally. Donations in her name can be made to Community Homes and Services, Inc. in Novato. Contact Karen at 415.505.0648 for information on a future memorial.



Lyle Rea Zimmerman

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,, , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.




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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 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.




Marjorie E. Conover Long time Marin County resident, 88. She moved to Marin after World War II with her husband Luther (Bill) Conover and started a furniture business noted to this day for its innovative modern design. That evolved into the famous Trade Fair gift store aboard the ferryboat Berkeley in Sausalito. After the Berkeley was sold to the San Diego Maritime Museum, Marge founded MARC, now known as Life House, and started a series of homes for developmentally disabled adults. She also was a self-employed bookkeeper, working for many local businesses and developing the budget for the Marin County Health and Human Services. She recently retired to The Redwoods in Mill Valley. Marge grew up in the Chicago area, attended Connecticut College, and graduated from, . She enjoyed ballet, jazz, and modern art. Marge is survived by her daughter, Gail, son Luke, daughter-in-law, Muffie, and granddaughters, Abby and Cameo Conover. At her request, no memorial service was held. She would like memorial contributions to go to Life House, Integrated Community Services, or the Institute of Abundant Living.




MARTHE LARRAN BONNE July 29, 1894-Dec. 6, 1965 ALICE BONNE LEWIS June 23, 1914-Dec. 6, 1990 Remembering you with love and happy memories. Mary




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OPIOLA, MARY DUL Aug. 2, 1908 to Nov. 11, 2010 Mary passed away Thursday, November 11th, at 2:45 a.m. The previous weekend she was surrounded by her family, bedside in the hospital, where she had been after a heart attack on November 4th. She was 102 years old. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, she went to Poland with her parents to visit her paternal grandparents, in 1913. The following year, World War I broke out, and her father was conscripted into the Polish Army. He died six weeks later. Mary, her two brothers, a sister and her mother stayed in Poland. When Mary turned 21, her mother encouraged her to return to the United States, already as an American citizen. She was sponsored to people in Detroit, Michigan, where she served as a Nanny, and became involved with the Polish community there. She met Albert Opiola, and they were married in 1932. Their first and only child Jean Mary, was born in 1933. Mary spent much of her life in Flint, Michigan, where she lived from 1932 to 1970. She moved to San Diego, to join her daughter and her family. Her husband, Albert, preceded her in death in 1973. Mary was very active all during her life. She had many friends and loved her garden and swimming. She joined with a group of eight women, who would meet each week at a spa to swim and have breakfast afterwards. As the years went by, the group got smaller, until Mary was the only one left. She leaves her daughter, Jean, and son-in-law, Dr. Stephen All, III of San Diego, grandchildren, Wendy All-Rosen of Los Angeles, CA, Lisa Marie King of Seattle, WA, Suzanne Holm of Temecula, CA, Stephen Albert All, IV of Santa Cruz, CA, and Michal John All, of San Diego, CA. Her great-grandchildren are Garrett McCain, Natan and Alex King, Amanda and Grant Holm. Come celebrate Mary's life at St. Teresa Catholic Church (College at Navajo) in Del Cerro, San Diego, December 27, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Teresa Church, Navajo at College Avenue, San Diego, CA 92120 or The Salvation Army, East County Chapter, Broadway Avenue, EI Cajon, California 92020.



Marcia Weber

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Marco Antonio Prado

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,,



Margaret Elizabeth Piombo

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Maria (Leal) Costa

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

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,,



Marialyce Kennedy Shaw

Marialyce Kennedy Shaw Marialyce Kennedy Shaw, age 82, died on December 1, 2010 at the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. She is survived by her husband Howard E. Shaw; daughter Mary Louise Tumbiolo; three sons: Howard Randall, Raymund Oneil, and Marcus; nine grandchildren and 12 great-granchildren; and she has three sisters: Carole, Catherine and Miriam Kennedy. There will be a memorial service in Mid-January to celebrate Marialyce and Howard's 62nd anniversary. In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities of Lompoc.



Marian Reinard

MARIAN LOUISE WILBER REINARD A resident of Riverside, CA for 44 years, passed away November 20, 2010 at Villa Lea. She was 84. Marian was born April 27, 1926 in Adrian, MI. She was a graduate of Freedom High School in Freedom, PA. Marian was a Material Center Clerk with the Alvord Unified School District for 19 years. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harry G. Reinard; children Dennis E. Reinard of IL., Barbara L. Coles of NV, Jeffrey A. Reinard of Oakley, CA, Kenneth W. Reinard of Riverside, CA; two brothers, Howard Wilber of GA, Roger Whitehouse of KY; a sister Mary Alice Rider of Westminster, CA; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald K. Reinard. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010, 1pm, at Arlington Mortuary. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648



Marie Pinney

Marie Elizabeth (Biaggi) Pinney, 91, of Windsor, formerly of San Jose and 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; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two 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.



Marjorie Ann Mavety Cran

MARJORIE ANN MAVETY CRAN JUL 7, 1921 - NOV 21, 2010 Born to Frank and Hazel Mavety in the Village of Mancelona, Michigan. The youngest of three children, she graduated from Mancelona High in 1939. She then earned her teaching credential from County Normal and taught at several one room school houses in rural Northern Michigan. She also did government clerical work in Chicago at the outset of WWII. By then, she had met George Cran and began courting. He joined the, Air Corps and they wed in 1943 in Houston, Texas. After his discharge they returned to Mancelona, where their three children were born. In 1955 the young family moved to Modesto, CA. There Marge helped George start his home building business and became involved within the community. She was a past member of the Eastern Star, A.F.S., The Weavers Guild and other groups. She worked at voter registration and at the polls during elections. Marge traveled throughout the U.S. She also visited Canada, Mexico and Australia. Each year Marge and George returned to her family farm on Lake 27 in Northern, Michigan. They visited old friends and family and enjoyed the fall colors. Her bridge club and field trips to points of interest throughout California were a great joy to her also. The family home on Lakewood Drive was of her design and was always open to family, friends and fellow travelers. The guest room seemed to be occupied constantly. It was in this house that she passed away, having been cared for by her immediate and extended family to the end. Marge was preceded in death by her parents Frank & Hazel, brother Bill and sister Rebecca. Survivors include her husband George, son Charles (Meko), daughter Rebecca (Leonard), and son William (Sally). Grandchildren: Margie, Stuart and Hazel. The family wishes to thank all of Marge's many friends for their love and thoughtful consideration thru the years. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Mancelona, Michigan. No services. In lieu of flowers - favorite charity.



Marjorie Filut

MARJORIE FILUT Passed away in Riverside, CA Nov. 30, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Born July 6, 1932 in Holdenville, OK, she has been a resident of Riverside for 13 years. Marjorie was a teacher. She was a member of AAUW, enjoyed reading, knitting, traveling and especially her family. Mrs. Filut is survived by her Beloved Husband, Wayne J. Filut. Loving Mother of William, Marc and Steven Krueger. Dear Sister of Nelda White. Devoted Grandmother of 5 grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend Memorial Services, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at 1 p.m. in Akes Family\'s "Chapel Of The Chimes" with Rev. O.J. Philpot officiating. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the in Mrs. Filut\'s memory. ARRANGEMENTS Entrusted To The Care Of: Riverside, CA. (951) 785-4071



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Mary Blaine

Mary Margaret Blaine 9/26/25 - 12/1/10 Mary Blaine (nee Cronin), 85, peacefully passed away in her home on December 1. She is survived by her children, Bob of Vacaville and Julie Ann Biggi of Roseville and two granddaughters, Breana and Cheryl Biggi. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bob, and siblings Julie Cianciarulo, Miles and Michael Cronin. Mary was also very special to, and loved by, her son-in-law, Mark Biggi, and her granddaughter's fianc, Jonathan Smiley. Mary was born and raised in San Francisco and attended St. Monica's and Presentation High schools. Married in 1946, she and Bob moved to Holy Name of Jesus parish where she was active in school and church events. Mary spent the last 14 years of her life in Vacaville to be closer to her children and grandchildren. A rosary and funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 11, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vacaville, 1781 Marshall Rd., at 11:00 AM. Services are being conducted by Nadeau Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The, or the



Mary Bolles

Mary P Bolles Last surviving child of Marie and William T. Piper of Piper Aircraft, died peacefully on Nov 19 in her home at the Sequoias. She was born on Feb 20, 1913 in Portsmouth, OH and raised in the oil boomtown of Bradford, PA. While attending Radcliffe College, Mary met and married archeologist, architect, art gallery owner, John S. Bolles. After a honeymoon, working on the excavation of Persepolis, they moved to the Bay Area. Mary raised five children while pursuing her interests in art, gardening, social work and education. She served on the boards of Florence Crittenden Home, Hunter's Point Boys Club and Marlboro College. At age 69, Mary completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at, . She is survived by her children, Peter, David, Jane, Sarah and J. Thomas, 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.



Mary E. Wildman

Mary Elaine Wildman, 78, of Los Osos, died succumbing to her 30-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at home with her family by her side. Mary was born a twin in November 1932 in Covina, Calif., to Manley and Marie Thompson. She and her twin sister, Enid, were the youngest of six children. During her childhood years, her family moved often and she lived in different communities in California, including Covina, Cayucos and Paso Robles. Mary graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1951 and married Jerry Wildman in 1952. They had three children, Cherie, Terry and Daryl. They raised their family in Kern (1955-1966) and San Luis Obispo (1966-present) Counties. Mary loved children and was a devoted mother. During her earlier years, Mary was active in Junior League of Bakersfield, where she was given accolades for organizing events for the Saturday Adventurers. She continued her active life when the family moved to Atascadero in 1966, where she was involved in Junior Women''s Club, local community activities and had started a 4-Wheel Drive Club with Jerry. She enjoyed being involved with her children''s activities, which included Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and FFA to name a few. Before she became totally disabled with the effects of MS, Mary traveled with Jerry to places, such as the Grand Canyon, and sailed the Caribbean and Hawaii. Mary will always be remembered for her radiant smile and infectious laugh. She loved to dance, go 4-wheel driving and sail with Jerry, and enjoyed painting and knitting. Her last 10 years were lived quietly, with Jerry at her side in Los Osos. Mary is survived by her husband, Jerry of Los Osos; daughter, Cherie McMillen (Michael) of Pittsburg, Calif.; son, Terry of Morro Bay; granddaughter, Mary Rachael McMillen; great-granddaughters Hannah and Emma; older sister, Shirley Conlon of Pismo Beach; and twin sister, Enid Schwartz of Cherry Valley, Calif. She was preceded in death by her son, Daryl in 1979. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2010, at the Paso Robles District Cemetery. Donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Mary Jane Macartney

Mary Jane Macartney, 93, of Redding died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Mary Margaret Blaine

Mary Blaine (nee Cronin), 85, peacefully passed away in her home on Dec. 1. She is survived by her children, Bob of Vacaville and Julie Ann Biggi of Roseville; and two granddaughters, Breana and Cheryl Biggi. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bob; and siblings, Julie Cianciarulo, Miles Cronin and Michael Cronin. Mary was also very special to, and loved by, her son-in-law, Mark Biggi; and her granddaughter's fiance, Jonathan Smiley., Mary was born and raised in San Francisco and attended St. Monica's and Presentation High schools. Married in 1946, she and Bob moved to Holy Name of Jesus parish, where she was active in school and church events. Mary spent the last 14 years of her life in Vacaville to be closer to her children and grandchildren., A rosary and funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vacaville, 1781 Marshall Road, at 11 a.m., Services are being conducted by Nadeau Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The or the Alzheimer's Association .,



Mary Spencer-Landi

Mary D., Spencer-Landi, Resident of Daly City, Born in Oldfield, MO on June 3, 1926 peacefully passed away November 30, 2010. Wife, beloved mother of three sons, grandmother of ten and great grandmother of seventeen., Mary was a welder during WWII, waitress and grocery clerk for thirty years. She loved and cherished her family more than anything and was a good friend to many, never having met a stranger., Business minded and self-made woman, Mary had the gift of teaching life's greatest lessons to all that she knew. She will be graciously remembered for her generosity and unconditional love. Mary believed that everyday was a holiday and life was a blessing to be celebrated., Friends may visit Tuesday at 11am and are invited to the Funeral Service at 12pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY 500 Westlake Avenue Daly City. Burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park 1000 El Camino Real, Colma.



Maybelle Nancy Senft

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,



Mike Germolus

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.



Milton Edward BACON

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.



Mofaye Lucille (Moyer) Montgomery

MOFAYE LUCILLE (MOYER) MONTGOMERY JUN 10, 1928 - NOV 30, 2010 Faye Lucille Montgomery, 82 years old from Empire, California, was born to Hazel (Shoup) and Philip Moyer in Argentine, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings. She entered Heaven peacefully with family at her side at the Community Hospice House, Hughson, California. She was married in Pennsylvania on Aug. 6, 1946 to Msgt Samuel G. Montgomery whose been her loving husband and friend for 64 years. They traveled the world until Sam's retirement from the US Army. Their family started in China, Germany then Panama. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. During the 1940's she enjoyed singing and playing the guitar which lead her to perform on the radio. They moved to California in 1966. She worked in food processing until her retirement. They were members of the Modesto Doll Club, which they enjoyed immensely. Soon after they began repairing dolls and making their own. They loved camping and the outdoors with family. As time went on the camping became less and they found bingo to be as entertaining. She loved to sew, crochet and knit plus making doll clothes for her granddaughters. She leaves behind her loving husband Sam, son, Dennis (Patricia), daughter, Pamela Meyer (Ron) and son Richard (Michelle). Two surviving sisters Ginger Mayhugh and Sandra Hoover from PA. Grandchildren: Denise Heister, Vickie Saad, Ronda Davis, Ron Meyer Jr., Melissa Montgomery, Spec4 Richard Montgomery, US Army, and Michael Montgomery. Greatgrandchildren: Patricia Leeann Nason, and Guy (GT) Nason, Dennis Heister, Jessica Saad, Samuel Davis, Haley Meyer and Sara Montgomery. Private services were held. Remembrance's can be made to The Community Hospice House in Hughson, California.



Morrow, Joan Helen

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Joan Helen Morrow Bay Area Resident Following a long and heroic struggle against cancer, Joan died peacefully at home surrounded by her family and ..... 



Muriel Darby Abbott

Abbott, Muriel Darby April 20, 1910 - November 30, 2010 OBITUARY MURIEL DARBY ABBOTT, in her 101st year, passed away in Centreville, Maryland on November 30, 2010, from natural causes. She was in the care of the Hospice of Queen Anne's near her home there having moved from Cheviot Hills in 2006. Born in Los Angeles on April 20, 1910, the daughter of Joseph Darby and Nell Thompson, she and her brother, Joseph Darby, attended schools in Los Angeles. Muriel was a student at both Berkeley Hall School and Westlake School for Girls and was an active alumna of both institutions. Married in 1934 to Lenwood B. Abbott, she shared the challenges of his fifty year career in the motion picture industry that saw them travel the world to film such classics as Cleopatra, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and TORA TORA TORA. Through her life, she enjoyed regular vacations at Catalina Island, was an avid card player and golfer, and devoted herself to the education and development of her growing family. She is survived by her son, Peter Abbott and his wife, Dorothea of Centreville, MD, Grandchildren: Douglas Abbott, Jennifer Abbott, John G. Abbott, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Morgan Biss, and Great Grandchildren: Quincey Kras, Talulah Kras, Finn Apostol, and Katherine Morgan Biss. She was predeceased by her husband, Lenwood, brother, Joseph Darby, and son, Dr. Michael L. Abbott, all of Los Angeles, CA. Per her wishes, there will be no formal service. Her remains will be reunited with her loved ones in the waters off Southern California where she lived for 96 active and healthy years. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's, Inc., 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617.



Neva Kuykendall

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Nissen, Margaret L. Thomas

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Margaret L. Thomas Nissen Resident of Fremont, CA Margaret passed away November 23, 2010 in Fremont at the age of 92. She was born ..... 



Noel Quesenberry

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



Obituary: Justice Evans, decorated combat pilot and avid golfer

Sunday, December 5, 2010 3:00 AM - (Robert D. Dávila) 

Hugh Arthur Evans, a decorated combat pilot and avid golfer who served as a California appeals court justice, died Nov. 23 of congestive heart failure in Reno, his family said. He was 88. Hugh Arthur Evans 



Oscar Torkelson

OSCAR WILLIAM TORKELSON Age 92, resident of Cherry Valley, CA for 11 years, passed away 11/07/2010 at his home due to natural causes. Oscar was born in Excelcior, Minnesota. Memorial Service 12/12/10, 2pm at Beaumont Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Beaumont Presbyterian Church. Arrangements By Weaver Mortuary To leave online condolences and sign the guest book please visit



Oskar Huber

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




SMEDLEY, PATRICIA E. July 8, 1927 to November 30, 2010 Born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in California, Pat met Don Smedley at a New Year's Eve party at the El Cortez Hotel. In 1949, she married him and then helped him to finish law school at Boalt Hall in Berkeley. The couple settled in Pt. Loma in 1951, Don to his law practice at Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye and Pat to begin raising their two children, Laurel and David. When the children were 1 and 3, Don was stricken with polio. He spent the next two years in hospitals, but afterward, returned home to resume his law career despite being paralyzed from the neck down. Pat helped care for him and ran the household while working full-time as a legal secretary. Pat graduated a year early from Kearny High School, started college at, , and then finished at SDSU with a BA in drama and English (a member of Phi Sigma Nu sorority). She was generous, a whiz at crossword puzzles, a remarkable dancer and loved to read. In her younger years, Pat was actively involved in the Sunset View Elementary PTA and the March of Dimes and was a block captain for her neighborhood. Pat was a loving grandma to Nico, Ben and Becca Smedley. She was predeceased by her husband Don and daughter Laurie. In addition to her grandchildren, Pat is survived by her son David Smedley (daughter-in-law Tracey) of San Diego, brother Doug Smithers of Northern California and nieces and nephews in the San Diego area. Donations may be made to the Point Loma Hervey Public Library.




THISTLE, PATRICK JOSEPH Sept. 4, 1940 to Nov. 22, 2010 Patrick is survived by his wife of 47 years, JoAnn Thistle, two children David and Ann, grandchildren Hanna, Carter, Beau, Avery and Elle, and brother, Thomas Thistle. Patrick was born in L.A. and attended St. Francis H.S. Patrick served in the Navy for four years on submarines U.S.S. Ronquil and U.S.S. Archerfish. Patrick was a Pasadena Police Officer for 10 years and then practiced law in Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA. Pat was an amazing husband, father, friend and colleague. He lived with conviction and was a constant defender of the underdog with a sense of humor second to none. He was a storyteller and fulfilled his dreams. Pat was up for anything, especially with JoAnn. Pat taught us how to embrace life!




COHEN, PAUL FREDERIC Dec. 29, 1944 - Aug. 12, 2000 Beloved Nephew . Brilliant Star Magnificent Soul Too soon taken from here to eternity 



Pagakis, Chris N.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Chris N. Pagakis VISTA -- Chris N. Pagakis was born March 29th,1925, and passed away peacefully Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at Palomar Hospital. A ..... 



Pamela Lee

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



Patrick Michael Nevens

Patrick Michael Nevens 1968 - 2010 Patrick Nevens, born February 8, 1968 passed away Thursday, November 18th 2010 of a heart attack. Patrick is survived by his wife Marla, honorary children Job and Heather, Mothers Sue, Teresa and Vera, siblings Michael, John and Mary, and all their loving friends and animals. Patrick was well known for his extensive athletic achievements at Enterprise High and Shasta College. An avid fisherman and accomplished athlete, more importantly, Pat was a faithful husband, loyal friend, loving father figure and brother. All are invited to his memorial service at Cow Creek Community Church, past Foothill High School at 10168 Deschutes Rd. in Palo Cedro, CA at 4:00 p.m. this Friday, December 10th. Donations to help cover costs can be brought to the memorial service or deposited in the Patrick Nevens Memorial Fund at U.S Bank on Placer St. in Redding. For more information, call (530) 613-2025 or email">">"> Please sign the guestbook at



Paul Ernst

Paul Kenneth Ernst Resident of Santa Clara Passed away November 24, 2010 following a heroic seven and a half year battle with bile duct cancer. He was 55 years old. Though his illness demanded much of his time and energy, it did not define him. Paul was a vibrant and courageous man who was deeply committed to his family and his work. Paul was born on May 17, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri to Louis and Lucille Ernst. He was the youngest of six children and was raised among a large and loving extended family. Paul discovered baseball as a young child. His devotion to the sport, and most particularly, to the St. Louis Cardinals, endured throughout his lifetime. Paul attended St. Catherine's Grade School, conveniently located across the street from the family home. He graduated from Rosary High School in 1973. He then attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis for his undergraduate work, followed by St. Louis University, where he earned his MA in Religious Studies. In 1980, Paul moved to Santa Clara, California, to marry the love of his life, Gerri Menzies. Together they raised two daughters, Katie Ernst Oncay and Sarah Ernst. Paul worked as the Youth Minister for St. Justin Parish from 1980-1992. He went on to earn an MS in Psychology from the University of California-East Bay. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he first spent six years in geriatric counseling. From the late nineties until his death, Paul worked as a clinical counselor with Santa Clara County, Drug and Alcohol Services, supporting those who struggle with addiction. Paul found purpose in serving others and practicing compassion. Throughout his journey, Paul remained dedicated to collecting life's lessons and using them well. Funeral services will be held at St. Justin Church, 2655 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA on December 11, 2010 beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ChildFund International, at



Pauline Hemmati

Pauline E. Hemmati April 29, 1930 - Nov. 29, 2010 Passed away peacefully, Monday, November 29th, 2010. Survived by her loving sister Ellenann (Robert I.) Hughes, and four nephews and two nieces. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 5th, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary 7 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10 a.m., St. Thomas More Church, 1300 Junipero Serra Blvd. S.F. Committal will be at Holy Cross Cemetery; Colma. Memorial donations may be made in Pauline's name to the



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Philip Garcia

Philip F. Garcia May 23, 1945 - Nov. 25, 2010 After a long and courageous battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Philip Fredrick Garcia, 65, passed away at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City, early Thanksgiving morning. His passing was peaceful and he was surrounded by his family. Philip was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his son Jeffrey Garcia and daughter-in-law Kim, his daughter Yvette Shelton, his son-in-law Harold and granddaughters Emilia, Juliet, and Annaliese Shelton, his brother Ken Garcia and nieces Amy Swerdlin and Heather Cann, and his sister Sheri Bourassa, and his brother-in-law Bill, and nieces Christina and Renee. He is also survived by many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, and 2 grand nieces. Philip grew up in San Francisco, CA where he attended Most Holy Redeemer Elementary School. He was awarded his Eagle Scout honor in 1959, and then graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1964. He lived in Pleasanton and Sonoma, and then spent the last several years of his life in Half Moon Bay. After working for the United States Postal Service and Pacific Gas & Electric, Philip joined the San Francisco Fire Department in 1971. He retired as a Battalion Chief in 2000. He was a proud and dedicated firefighter. Philip loved to play golf, cook, and was an avid reader. He especially enjoyed attending his granddaughters' sporting events, plays, and listening to their stories, which always brought a smile to his face. He was kind, generous, and loving with his family and friends and he will be deeply missed. A service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, December 11th at 11 am at St. Monica's Church in San Francisco. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Hanna Boys Center, or the Peninsula Humane Society.



Phillips, Stuart S.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Stuart S. Phillips July 28, 1914 - Nov. 19, 2010 Resident of Tacoma, WA Stuart was born July 28, 1914 in Oakland CA and .....




STANKOWSKI, RAYMOND PETER Oct. 17, 1931 to Nov. 26, 2010 Master Gunnery Sergeant USMC, Retired Raymond Peter Stankowski (Sir), 79, died November 26, 2010, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by Ardeane (Dani) Stankowski, his wife of 55 years. Mr. Stankowski was born in Wayne County, Michigan to Peter Raymond and Agnes Wenglenski. Mr. Stankowski served 30 years in the, , seeing action in both the Korean and, s. After retirement from the Corps, he worked for Sperry Univac as a computer programmer for defense systems. He enjoyed gardening, watching football and tinkering with his Smart Car. Sir could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. His ability to fix, repair or make-do was a skill he passed on to his children: Cindy, Peter and John Stankowski of San Diego. He will also be missed by grandchildren Carmen and Kyle and great-granddaughter Taylor of England. Services will be held Dec. 11, 2010. For details, please email Semper Fi




DELACRUZ, RICARDO June 11, 1952 to October 11, 2010 Rick of North Park died in a fatal car accident on October 11th. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Marilyn, two daughters Marsha and Marty, and two grandsons. Services will be held December 11th at 2 p.m. at 2901 North Park Way. No flowers, please.




of Upland died on November 22, 2010 at Villa Mesa Care Center in Upland. He was born in Council Hill, Oklahoma and was a resident here for 57 years. Mr. Riley had been an educator in the Upland School District for 33 years before his retirement in 1986. After graduating from Kansas University and moving here from Lawrence, Kansas, Mr. Riley first began as a teacher at Upland Junior High in 1953. He then went on to be principal of many schools in the Upland District including Upland, Cabrillo, Valencia, and Sierra Vista Elementary Schools as well as Pioneer Junior High School. In his leisure time Mr. Riley enjoyed fishing, traveling, going out to eat and puttering around in his sons cabinet shop. He had been a long time member of the Upland




CORONADO, ROBERT Robert Coronado, born June 7, 1932 (Calexico, CA) passed away suddenly on November 20, 2010. He was a loving grandfather, father, brother, and husband. Robert will be remembered for his loving and caring personality. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Indalecia, children, Robert Jr., Rebecca, Tyrone, John, brother, Fernando, many grandchildren and extended family.




KIRK, ROY DONALD Feb. 27, 1920 to Nov. 23, 2010 He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara Laughon Kirk, daughter Dona Busalacchi (Vito) son Gary Kirk, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy 1940-1946 as Chief Petty Officer on the S-37 submarine. No services to be held.



Ramona J. Castro

RAMONA J. CASTRO AUG 31, 1933 - NOV. 9, 2010 Mrs. Castro, 77, was a retired Accounts Clerk for Stanislaus Co. A rosary was held Nov. 16 and a mass Nov. 17 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Corcoran, the burial was at the Calvary Cemetery in Hanford. She was a member of the Our Lady of Fatima Church and the, Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe C. Castro. She is survived by her daughters Patt Castro and son-in-law James Gathright of Fresno, Lizz Castro of Turlock, Veronica and Barbara Castro of Modesto; and numerous other family members. She brought joy to all our lives and will be missed.



Randall Harris

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Randy Krum

RANDY KRUM SEPT 6, 1952 - NOV 24, 2010 Randy has gone home to be with his Lord. He passed away in his home after a six month battle with cancer. He spent the first eight years of his life in Toledo, Ohio. His parents, Howard and Jeanette moved their family to San Diego, Ca. when Randy was 8 years old. As a young man in San Diego, he worked and paid his way through San Diego St Univ, where he graduated with a BS in Biology. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Modesto, Cal. where he worked for the same company for 27 years. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Teresa, his Mother Jeanette, and his sister Joann. As his wife, I can tell you that Randy loved God unashamedly and loved me unselfishly. Well done my loving husband-I am so proud of you. The funeral service is to be held 12/7/10 at 1:00 pm, Lakeview Assembly, 2111 Quail Lakes Drive in Stockton.



Raymond Lee Olson

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).



Richard Goldman

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 Hines

Richard Alan Hines 65, died unexpectedly November 29, 2010 at home in San Francisco. He was the loving son of the late Anita and Raymond Hines; dear brother of Linda Shockey of Sonoma; uncle of Jennifer, Erin and Michael Shockey; nephew of George Reuter and is also survived by cousins. He was a graduate of St Ignatius High School, Class of 1963. Rich was a long time resident of the Marina District and a native of San Francisco. A private inurnment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Donations to St. Anthony's Dining Room in Richard's memory are preferred. Duggan's Mission Chapel Sonoma



Richard Peter Lawrence

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 Boster

Robert Boster, 71, of Cassel died Friday at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Burney Chapel (335-2247). 



Robert E. Goulding

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.



Robert Edward Betzner Jr.

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Robert F. (Bubba) Larson Jr.

Left us on Nov 19, 2010; born October 6, 1953. Survived by sisters Joanne Williams, Susan (Aldo) Lange, Robin Andreacchi and Gwen Salani; numerous nieces, nephews and friends whose lives he touched. Preceded in death by his parents Robert Sr. and Frances Larson and, sister Carolyn. Special thanks to staff of Evergreen Health & Rehab Center Petaluma for their care and love. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday Dec 11, 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Angie's & Geo's Hideaway/TJ's Restaurant, 18100 Hwy 116, Guerneville.



Robert Magill Kealhofer

Kealhofer, Robert Magill November 17, 1924 - November 13, 2010 Robert Magill Kealhofer, Sr., died November 13, 2010, shortly before his 86th birthday. A former senior executive for Northrop Aircraft in Human Resources/Industrial Relations, he ran Human Resources for a Northrop joint venture in Iran and later for Northrop in Saudi Arabia. Born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Texas, he trained as a B25 bomber during WWII, flying long range weather missions in the China-Burma-India theatre. His aircrew liaised with Chinese Communist forces to help rescue downed air crews from Japanese-held Northern China, and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for his service. After the war he returned to study at the University of Texas at Austin (grad 1950), where in April, 1946 he married Susan Elizabeth Henry, a fellow student. Following his retirement in 1980, he and Susan traveled widely from their home in Palos Verdes. Friendly, even-tempered and tolerant, he was warmly regarded by colleagues, and respected and loved by his family and friends. He was a natural leader who never had to do it his way, who led by example, always ready to pitch in and do more than his share. He was invariably fair, inclusive and diplomatic, never petty. Always handy, he built his own vacation home and made furniture for his family. A natural athlete, he played beach volleyball, softball, basketball, tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, his three children, Robert, Stephen and Lisa, and his four grandchildren, Catherine, David, Robert and Margaret. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made either to the Community Outreach Program of the Neighborhood Church (415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274) for the benefit of the Sunshine School project, a school program for girls in Afghanistan, or to Harbor Interfaith Shelter & Services, 670 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA 90731. There will be a memorial service for friends and family on December 10, 2010 at 12pm at the Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church.



Ross Egan

Ross Egan Resident of La Jolla, CA passed away November 4, 2010. Ross was born March, 22, 1943 in Chicago, IL. Ross was a long time resident of San Francisco where he worked as a real estate appraiser. Ross served in the Marines where he spent time in Japan. He graduated from, , and later graduate school at USF. Ross loved the outdoors and bike riding around the City. Ross was a teacher and avid traveler who lived and taught in Beijing, China and Paris, France. Ross is survived by his sons Michael of Auburn, CA, Mark of La Jolla, CA and daughters Emily and Miriam, of Portland, OR. A memorial service is to be held on December 7, 2010 at 10am at the Loyola House of the Jesuit Community at USF in San Francisco, followed by an 11am gathering at the Chinese Pagoda at Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park.



Rotkel, Hyman

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM

Hyman Rotkel, 92 RANCHO BERNARDO / ESCONDIDO -- Hyman Rotkel died Thursday, November 25, 2010. Born August 21, 1918 in New York City, he ..... 



Roy Cummings

ROY E. CUMMINGS January 20, 1935 ~ November 26, 2010 Roy E. Cummings, age 75, of Moreno Valley, passed away November 26, 2010. He was born January 20, 1935 in Corbin, Kentucky to Ottie and Eva Cummins. He leaves behind his greatest love and devoted wife, Keiko, of almost 42 years. Roy is survived by a daughter Sandra Heath (Randy) of San Jacinto, and two sons, Jacky Cummings (Angel) and James Cummings whom reside in Moreno Valley. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Savannah, Dylan, Michael, Crystal, and Jennifer, and many great-grandchildren. Roy had 2 dogs, Bam Bam and Susie. He was a very proud husband, father, and grandfather, loved by all for his charm, support, love, and old stories. He was an avid Lakers Fan and Kentucky Wildcat Fan. Roy retired from the Air Force Honorably in 1975, as a Tech Sergeant after 23 years of service. Roy then worked for the City of Riverside for another 20 years and retired in 1996. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Moreno Valley from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The service time is 12:00pm, followed by a graveside service at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:45pm staging area 4.



Roy W. Slaton

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.



Russell C. Shura

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.



Russell Thomas Young

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Ruth Beers Breckenridge

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 Lindeburg

Ruth Lindeburg Resident of San Carlos, Ca., since 1945 Aug. 14, 1910-Dec. 1, 2010 Ruth was 100+ years old. Born in Tooele, Utah and was one of 9 children. She lived on a farm until she graduated from Nursing School. Ruth worked as a Nurse for many years. She was a caring, loving person and loved by everyone. Ruth was active in Eastern Star and her church. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband Bill Lindeburg. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother of Vera Lindeburg, Emerald Hills, and Frankie Eakes, San Anselmo, grandmother of Laurie Tipp and Juliene Brown, of San Carlos, Bradford Eakes, San Anselmo. Great Grandmother of Nicholas and Andrew Brown of San Carlos. Ruth worked many years in the family business of Lindeburg & Co. in San Carlos. Ruth had a great sense of humor. Ruth and Bill Lindeburg moved to San Carlos in 1945 at the end of World War II and they both immediately became involved on the activities of San Carlos. She will be missed by everyone. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 11:00a.m at the Mormon Church on Edgewood Road in Redwood City. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the San Carlos Youth Center. Send to: Vera Lindeburg, 1770 Cordilleras Road, Emerald Hills, CA 94062. Ruth had a great love for children. Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel 650-369-4103



Ruth Marie Perryman Holtz

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,



Ruth Ozuna

Ruth E. Ozuna, Resident of San Jose, Passed away Dec. 2 ,2010 beloved wife of Vincent Ozuna, loving mother of Kim and Eamonn and the late Debra. Adoring grandmother of Stephanie. A native of Madera, CA, aged 65 years. Memorial services on Dec. 10, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of Flowers, 900 S.2nd St., San Jose.




SANDY COHEN Dec. 4, 1940 - June 21, 2002 Eternal Love... "P"




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Sanders, Esther E.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Esther E. Sanders, 87 VISTA -- A longtime resident of San Diego County, Esther Sanders moved from Vista to Patterson, Calif. five years ago, .....



Sandra Johnson

SANDRA KAY JOHNSON August 30, 1944 ~ November 24, 2010 Led a life that words could not express in a obituary. A woman of many talents who touched the live\'s of so many different people in such a way that all that have encountered her, certainly won\'t forget her. Sandy leaves behind her son Joshua Epstein of Hemet, her sisters, Susan Harbitz of Hemet, Marie Moore of Riverside and Dorothy Melaska of Hibbing MN. She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Cayleigh and Ashlynne of Hemet. She was an awesome aunt to all of her nieces and nephews, Becky, Brian, Greg, Robbie and Amy. We will never forget all that you sacrificed for us. A memorial service will take place on Fri. Dec. 10, 2010 commencing at 10:00 a.m. at McWane Family Funeral Home. Entrusted To The Care Of: McWane Family Funeral Home (951) 658-9497 - FD #998



Saretta Laser

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Scott Alan Morgan

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,



Scott, Joan Boon

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 AM 

Joan Boon Scott, 91 POWAY -- Joan Boon Scott, whose childhood, marriage and child-rearing years took her from a small Pittsburgh, Pa. suburb to ..... 



Sharon Elaine (Binder) Auslander

Auslander, Sharon Elaine August 14, 1942 - December 1, 2010 of Sherman Oaks passed away peacefully at her home. Sharon was born in Los Angeles, California to Sam and Florence Binder. While successfully raising two children and managing a home, she worked in a family owned pharmacy/gift shop and helped to creatively promote their business. Later she ran a successful wholesale jewelry business for several years. She is survived by her mother, Florence Binder; her brother, Dr. Harold Binder; her son, Jeffrey Auslander; her daughter, Mrs. Stephanie Seawright, Pharm. D. and her three grandchildren; Nicholas, Matthew and Megan. Funeral Services were held at the Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, December 5th.



Sherwood E. "Bud" Houser

SHERWOOD E. "BUD" HOUSER JUN 12, 1918 - NOV 25, 2010 Sherwood Bud'' Houser, a Modesto resident since 1947 went to his Heavenly Father on Thanksgiving Day. He was a man of strength and integrity. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bud was born to Ralph and Osa Houser in Lodi, CA. He was raised in the Merced area, excelling in football and track at Merced High School. He was a WWII veteran serving aboard the Pringle. His life was spared by God when his ship was attacked and sunk. After his honorable Navy discharge, he worked for the De Laval Campany. Upon moving to Modesto, he owned and operated Modesto Dairy Suppy for 20 years. His next career was in the stock brokerage business as a financial advisor for the BrushSlocumb and Dean Witter companies. Bud was a life-long Christian. He met his wife of 62 years, Lucille Gresham at the Church of God in Atwater. They faithfully served the Lord at First Baptist and North Modesto Church of God. As a couple, they were also supportive of local community and school events. Bud met his second wife, Mary Pipes at a church game night, marrying her in 2001. They enjoyed 9 loving years together. Bud was a former and active member of the Exchange Club and a serious and avid golfer at Del Rio Country Club. He was a gentleman golfer who observed all the rules of the game. Bud is survived by his wife, Mary, children Gerald (Sue) Houser and Janna Wolfley of Modesto, Melinda (Rich) Youngs of Franklin, TN, step-son, Douglas Null, 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Lucille, and sisters Dorothy and Lois. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Sherwood Bud'' Houser will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11 AM at the North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the North Modesto Church of God or to a favorite charity.



Sheryl Ann Bradshaw

Sheryl Ann Bradshaw passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. She was born in 1958, the loving daughter of Ron and Lorraine Bradshaw of Oceanside, Calif. After having grown up in the then small community of Whittier, Calif., she left home to attend Chico State. She ultimately graduated from Cal Poly with a Liberal Studies degree and her teaching credential. Sheryl has lived, worked, and raised her children in the Arroyo Grande area for the last 32 years. Her life has been devoted to children, first and foremost, as the proud and loving mother to her four children, Cameron, Jenna, Andy, and Curtis. She was immensely proud of each of them and would often pull people aside to show them pictures or tell of their recent accomplishments. There is no doubt that she loved them deeply. Sheryl''s second life was devoted to the children she felt honored to have in her Shell Beach School classroom. She was truly a wonderful teacher and "mom" to over 500 children over her career. Sheryl was dedicated to her profession and very proud to be a part of the Shell Beach staff. Sheryl is survived by her four children; parents; brothers David Beals, Steve, Scott, and Greg Bradshaw; former husband, Ron Walton; and a very large extended family of nieces and nephews. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Sheryl Bradshaw Memorial Fund, c/o Shell Beach School PTO, 2100 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA. 93449. Donations, made in Sheryl''s honor, will go to the Make A Wish Foundation, so she can continue to help children even after her passing.



Shirley Felts

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Sin Gin Dea

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Spencer C. Peterson

Spencer C. Peterson, 45, of Susanville died Friday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Stephen Milenewicz

Stephen Milenewicz, 55, of Redding died Nov. 24 at home. Arrangements are being handled by Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587). 



Suzanne D. Heath

Suzanne D. Heath, 54, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, November 29, 2010 in Santa Rosa. Suzanne was born on December 22, 1950 in Scotland to James and Mary Stewart and emigrated from England to the United States with her husband and children in 1979. She was a resident of Sonoma County for the past 30 years where she was a prominent Real Estate Broker. Suzanne was dedicated to serving her community with care and compassion for many years. Everyone that had the opportunity to know Suzanne loved and cherished her. She was a caring and nurturing woman who had an abundance of energy, humor, and love. She was an animal lover and looked after her two dogs, Moe and Zoe, as if they were her children. Her smile, her laugh and her heart is missed by all every single day. Suzanne is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Steven H. Heath; her cherished children, Alexandra Heath and Oscar Heath; her siblings, James Stewart and Margaret Wilkinson; her mother, Mary Stewart; Her brother-in-law, Paul Heath; her mother-in-law, Jean Heath; her niece, Syreeta Stewart; her nephew, Jamie Stewart; and her two pugs, Moe and Zoe. She is also survived by many extended family members and friends in both the United States and England. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Suzanne's life at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. A private inurnment has already taken place. The family welcomes floral tributes at Suzanne's celebration of life. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Suzanne's honor can make them to the Redwood Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 493, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or to the Sonoma County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296 Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1296; or to the S.P.C.A. of the donor's choice. Inquiries can be made to Duggan's Mission Chapel, Mission Cremation Service, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 at (707) 996-3655 or to



Ted Morrell

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Theodore Eliopoulos

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Thomas J. Kelleher

Thomas J. Kelleher, 69, of Danbury, died on Saturday, December 4th at Sharon Hospital. He was born in Bronx, NY on December 17, 1940, son of the late Daniel and Mary (Donovan) Kelleher. Mr. Kelleher worked as a custodial engineer for the New York City Board of Education. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Danbury. He was an avid sports fan, especially football and the New York Giants. He enjoyed puzzles, cross words, playing Solitaire and sharing snacks with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his former wife and caregiver, Peggy Kelleher of Danbury; his son, Thomas D. Kelleher and his wife, Patty of Sandy Hook; his four daughters, Marybeth Lopez of Brookfield, Lori-Ann Kelleher of New Milford, Laura Kelleher of Torrington, and Michelle Herbest and her husband, Jesse of Torrington; and his six grandchildren, Megan, Alison and Shannon Kelleher, Nicholas and Rachel Lopez, and Gwenyth Herbest. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 7th at 10 am at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church in Brookfield. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. The family will receive friends at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Monday evening between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at



Thomas W. King

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Timothy Imus

Timothy Allen Imus Resident of Bellingham Tim Imus, age 56 passed away on December 2, 2010 in Bellingham, WA after an extended illness. He was born August 12, 1954 in San Jose, CA to Ken and Barbara (Quinby) Imus. Tim graduated in 1972 from Awalt High School in Mountain View, CA and lived most of his life in the Bay Area, where he was a partner in Sunnyvale Ford. Since moving to Bellingham in 2000 Tim was proud to work with his family on the revitalization of the Fairhaven Historical District of Bellingham. He married Teresa Dalton on August 30, 2006 in Sienna, Italy. Tim loved music and played drums in a band "Dry Creek" while living in the Bay Area. He enjoyed his many gadgets and toys, cars, and working in the yard. Tim was young at heart, had a positive outlook, liked to have fun, and had a great sense of humor. Tim is survived by his wife Teresa Dalton, sons Brent and Derek Imus, daughters Ashley and Tessa Dalton, parents Ken (wife Barbara) Imus and brother Brad (Jean) Imus and their children Kate and Matt. A Celebration of Tim's life will be announced at a later date. You may view photos of Tim and share memories with the family at Westford Funeral Home Bellingham, WA



Trinidad Guerrero

Trinidad M. Guerrero 06/15/1924 - 12/01/2010 Trinidad Macugay Guerrero, in San Francisco, Dec. 1, 2010 with her loving family by her side; loving wife of the late Johnny Guerrero; devoted sister of the late Marina Guerrero, Angelo and Carmelo Macugay, also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends and will be greatly missed by all; a life member of the Nortenians Society of San Francisco; a long time resident of the Sunset District of San Francisco; a loyal and devoted parishioner of St. Annes Church of the Sunset; a former employee of the Crocker Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend the Vigil Service on Monday, Dec 6, 2010 7:00 p.m. at the Tiffany Chapel of Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, Ca , friends may call between 4-9:00 p.m.; Funeral Mass to follow on Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Annes Church of the Sunset, 850 Judah St. SF Ca; interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, Ca.; for more details, please refer to




Victor Vladimir Kolon Jun 30, 1940Nov. 29, 2010 We have lost our valiant and beloved "King", for whom his family always came first. A life-long resident of Marin, Victor passed away at home (as he wished) in Terra Linda after a long illness. Born in San Francisco at St Mary's Hospital to Russian immigrant parents, Walter P. and Valentina Kolon. He grew up in Fairfax and attended Deer Park, Central, Drake High School, College of Marin and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Science. He worked for Ronald Antonioli Construction before starting his own family-run business, Kolon Construction. Together the Kolon's built, renovated and maintained numerous commercial and residential buildings throughout Marin County and the Bay Area. Of all his accomplishments, Victor's greatest pride and joy was his family. He was the devoted Husband and life partner to Gabriella Marion Kolon for nearly 50 years; they raised their family in Forest Knolls. He was the loving Father to Walter (Susie) Kolon of Marshall, Gabriella (Scott) Urban of Novato, Vasily (Teri) Kolon of Pleasanton, and Christy (Don) Wick of Fairfax. He was the adoring Grandfather to Cory and Bryan Bostjancic, Dylan and Haley Kolon, Sasha and Sonya Urban and Michael Wick. He is survived by brother Walter (Audrey) Kolon of Portencross, Scotland, brother-in-law, Igor (Jackie) Dantes of San Anselmo, nephew Donald (Alicia) Campbell and niece Jeanne Boemish of Southern California. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda for their care and support, and for helping Victor gain another decade in which to enjoy his flourishing family. In honor of Victor's love for animals, donations can be made to The Marin Humane Society (415) 883-4621



Veda Catherine Littlefield

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 Lewis Dusio

Victor Lewis Dusio 1962 - 2010 Victor Dusio, age 48, of Fremont and Redding, born September 30, 1962, passed away November 25, 2010 in Fremont, California. He is survived by his twin sons, Kevin and Mark and wife Kathleen. He was preceded in death by his father Richard. He is survived as well by his mother Carol of Redding, sister Susan Ayala of Redding, brother Richard Jr. of Nevada City and sisters Kathleen Dusio-Mankin, Diane (Teri) Dusio and Dana (Toni) Dusio, all of Redding. He was a Sales Engineer for 18 years with Bay Advanced Technologies of Fremont. He always seemed to have a project going; he'd tinker in the garage or improve a room in the house or section of the yard. He most of all enjoyed spending time with his boys; he embraced life to the fullest. His gregarious personality made him many friends in his personal and professional life. Victor will always be remembered by his love of life and quick wit. 'The old Vic' will be missed by many, but he will always be in our hearts. His services will be at 11:00 am Monday, December 6, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 2600 Shasta View Drive, Redding. Please sign the guestbook at



Virginia Ann Swenson

Virginia Ann (Garcia) Swenson, formerly of Great Plain Road, Danbury, wife of the late Roy S. Swenson, died peacefully on Friday, December 3rd at Danbury Hospital. She was born in Danbury on June 26, 1934, daughter of the late Fausto and Mae (Machado) Garcia. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School and Danbury High School, Class of 1951. She was a founding member of St. Gregory the Great Church where she also served as Eucharistic Minister. Mrs. Swenson was a lifelong member of the Danbury community, and was raised on Cleveland St. In her early years she worked as a secretary for Risdon Corp, where she met her beloved husband, Roy. She later went on to own and operate, alongside Roy, The Tractor Barn in Brookfield. She retired from Dr. Joseph Paravati's office where she worked as a secretary. She was proud to be a Democrat and was a member of the Town Committee. She also served as Registrar of Voters in Danbury for many years, was past President of the Junior Service League, and was a Justice of the Peace. She also enjoyed serving on the Danbury High School, Class of 1951 Reunion Committee. Mrs. Swenson helped establish the Vincent Chesto Scholarship Fund, was a member of the Germantown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and proudly served on the committee responsible for the creation and dedication of the, Memorial in Danbury. She was a member of Vale's Grove Country Club in Peach Lake, NY. Her greatest love was her children, Mark Swenson and his wife, Nancy of Southbury, Paul Swenson and his wife, Shirley of Danbury, John Swenson of Danbury, and Lynn Alvarez and her husband, Marco of Danbury; and her grandchildren, Kimberly, Daniel, Kevin, Tori, Nicole, Kara, Roy, Matthew, and Karina. She will also be sadly missed by her best friends, Lorraine Sturges, Ada Cole, and Ruth Goetz; as well as her nieces, Debbie, Cindy and Terri. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 10th at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Thursday December 9th between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury CT 06811. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at



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Virginia Gibson

Virginia (Mary) Gladstone Gibson Resident of San Jose Was born in Chicago, on May 30, 1922. She died with her family beside her, on November 23rd. The second oldest of six, "Ginna" is survived by her sisters, Lou and Joan, and also by her husband Justin, whom she married in 1945. They had eight children, seven surviving: Terry (Kay), Beppy (Mike), Sharon (Dave), Sheila, Jim (Kerrie), Mary Jo (Doug), Judy (deceased), and Bill (Christy). She had thirteen grandchildren: Erin (deceased), Patrick, Ian, Nathan, Matthew, Julian, Adrienne, Alex, Ryan, Amelia, Tom, Noah, and Benjamin, and four great-grandchildren, Stella, Mason, Escher, and Max. She was a beautiful, fun-loving woman who talked to everyone she saw everywhere she went. The past few years were tough, and she is finally at peace. We love you Mom, and we'll miss you.



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SILVER, WALLACE C. of San Diego May 8, 1921 - November 23, 2010 Memorial Service on Sunday, 12/12/2010, 2:00 p.m. at Clairemont Mortuary Chapel Clairemont Mortuary 8582792211 




HALLMARK, WILLIAM GRADY April 19, 1924 to November 5, 2010 There will be a celebration of Grady's life on Friday, December 17, 2010, 3:00 p.m. at St. Peters Del Mar, located at 334-14th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014. Following the service we will gather in the church Hall for refreshment and remembrance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Grady's name to Hospice of North Coast, 5441 Avenida Encinas, #A, Carlsbad, CA 92008.




COWLING II, WILLIAM S. October 10,1929 to November 27, 2010 William S. Cowling II was born October 10, 1929 in San Diego, CA and was the only child of William S. Cowling Sr. and Mary Louise Cowling. He passed away peacefully the morning of November 27th, from complications resulting from a twelve-year battle with Parkinson's. He was a beloved husband, father, grand-father, patriarch and friend. Bill attended San Diego High School and graduated from San Diego State University in 1951 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. In addition, he served in the military during the, . Through high school, college and his service career, he spent 11 years competing as a top ranked wrestler. During the Korean War, he held the Pacific Fleet Championship for two consecutive years and received the Navy "N" from the Secretary of the Navy. In addition, Bill won two Gold medals in the Los Angeles Senior Olympics in the mid 1970's. He also loved playing tennis and enjoyed snow skiing. Dixie Lumber was founded in 1913 and was later purchased by his father and partners in the mid 1920's. It later merged with Airline Lumber in the late 1950's to become what it is known today as Dixieline Lumber Company. Bill had been with Dixieline since 1954 and succeeded his father as President and CEO in 1970. Under his leadership, Dixieline had grown to become the 38th largest distributor of building materials in the United States. The Cowling family sold Dixieline Lumber to Weyer-haeuser in 1979. Fifteen years later, in 1994, the family regained control of the company. In 2003, the 90-year old lumberyard chain was sold to Lanoga Corporation. By then, it had grown to a company with 10 locations serving most of Southern California including a truss and component plant, a lumber distribution facility and a lumber shipping facility on the Columbia River in Oregon. He stayed on as a consultant for 5 years, in which the company later became part of ProBuild. Bill had a long and noteworthy career at Dixieline and retired at the age of 80. An unforgettable character, describes many individuals first impression of Bill. He was charming, funny, mischievous, astute, visionary, caring, loving, loyal but within the essence of his attributes was his true self. This was most apparent when he discussed his family, revealing powerful emotions of love and commitment. His friends, business peers, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and acquaintances, from the highest levels to everyday folks, identified closely with him. He was known to most people as simply "Cowling." Bill was also a man of many talents. He graduated from the San Diego Regional Police Academy at the age of 50 and worked for 6 years as a reserve officer for the San Diego Police Department. He then transferred in 1985 to the San Diego Sheriff's Department, where he retired as an Honorary Captain. The Cowling family contributed a new fixed-wing airplane to the SDPD, bomb trailer and SWAT van to the SD Sheriff's Department. In addition, he helped raise money for a Sheriff's helicopter. Bill was instrumental in the development and construction of "Duffy Town" for simulated, urban law en-forcement training exercises at the Miramar Tactical Training Facility. Professional activities include serving as past President of San Diego Lumber Association, Area Director and past President of Southern California Lumber Association and past Director of San Diego County Building Contractors Association. Civic activities include serving as past President of the Honorary Deputy Sheriffs Association, 20/30 Club, San Diego Epilepsy Society, Propeller Club of the US Port of San Diego and the San Diego Crime Commission. He has served as past Director of the San Diego Boys Club, John Davis YMCA, Director of the 1984 U.S. Summer Olympic Wrestling Team, Young Presidents Organization International and the International Affairs Committee for the City of San Diego. Bill was also a genorous contributor to the Parkinson's Association of San Diego, San Diego State Athletic Program, he sponsored over 50 various community athletic programs and donated the Cowling Movement Disorders Clinic in the Division of Neurology at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. Bill is survived by Ovie, his loving wife of 47 years and will be deeply missed by his children Debbie of Scottsdale, AZ, Bill III (Liz), Scott, Craig (Kristina), Lance (Shelby), Derek (Kat), Christy (John - Fiance) and 12 beautiful grandchildren. The celebration of Bill's life and Memorial Service will be on Monday, December 13th, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Carmel Parish, 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA 92130. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Association of San Diego, 8555 Aero Drive #308, San Diego, CA 92123-1745.



Walter A. McCain

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.



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Wayne E. Stanfield

Wayne E. Stanfield passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, with his family by his side. He was an automobile genius, loving husband, cherished father and the best grandfather ever. He was born in Highmore, S.D., in 1921 and graduated from Rapid City High School, where he earned three letters in basketball. By the end of World War II, he had met and married Dorothy Binder, a marriage that lasted 44 years. Wayne''s passion was restoring antique (pre-1915) automobiles, a hobby he worked on until shortly before his death. A former president and board member of the Horseless Carriage Club of America and its Bay Area chapter, Wayne enjoyed sharing his hobby with anyone within earshot. Wayne and Dorothy retired to the tiny Central Coast beach town of Cayucos in 1979, where Wayne became an Auto Body Instructor at Cuesta College. After Dorothy''s death in 1979, Wayne moved into the next phase of his life, acting! Soon he was a fixture in the drama department, having earned three AA degrees and appeared in many Cuesta productions. He was proud to have provided the Joad''s jalopy in The Grapes of Wrath. Wayne is survived by his daughter, Marcia Benjamin (David); brother, Laurel; and his 14-year old granddaughter and "light-of-his-life," Miriam. Burial was private. Donations in his memory would be appreciated by the Cuesta College Drama Department, San Luis Obispo, CA. Sinai Memorial Chapel (925) 962-3636 Lafayette, Calif.



Wilfred J. "Bill" Campeau

FEBRUARY 9, 1921 - NOVEMBER 22, 2010 It is with great sadness to announce the death of Wilfred "Bill" J. Campeau. Bill passed away peacefully due to complications from pneumonia on November 22, 2010. He put up a good fight until there was no fight left. Bill was the sixth and youngest child of Exonophile and Marie Anne Campeau born in Charlotte, Vermont. He enlisted in the



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Wilhelm Hoppe

Wilhelm "Bill" Hoppe was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in October 1956, and passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at his home. At the time of his death, he was the owner of Hoppe''s Garden Bistro and Wine Shop in Cayucos, the most highly acclaimed restaurant and wine shop on the Central Coast. Hoppe''s Garden Bistro has earned outstanding acclaim for its artful menus and features exotic specialty foods from around the world as well as fresh local abalone and seasonal produce and meats from the heart of California farm country. Bill grew up in Van Nuys, Calif., and graduated from Grant High School. He was an accomplished athlete, excelled as a middle linebacker and was the Captain of the varsity football team. He enjoyed many activities, including scuba diving, skiing, racquetball, tennis and photography, however, his true passion was in the culinary arts. Bill started working, literally when he was right out of diapers, at his father, Hans Hoppe''s, acclaimed Hoppe''s Old Heidelberg restaurant. He continued his exemplary culinary education and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., in 1976. He then trained in Switzerland and Germany at the Seiler Hotel Mont Cravin in Zermatt, Hotel Post in Garmish Patenkirchen and the Grand Hotel Beau Rivage in Lausanne. He returned to his father''s restaurant in 1980 and ultimately moved to the Central California Coast in 1986 to raise his family in a great environment. Bill loved the people, the rugged beauty and the charm of the Central Coast, which offered him all of the ingredients he needed to fulfill his quest to develop a cuisine that would please the most refined and discriminating palates. Bill''s passion was his art and he cultivated a litany of unique and exotic foods and hand selected the wines to pair with his creations. His career on the Central Coast started as a chef at the Inn at Morro Bay. He then opened Hoppe''s at 901 in Morro Bay in 1989, Hoppe''s at Marina Square and Hoppe''s Bistro in Morro Bay in 1996, Hoppe''s Garden Bistro in Cayucos in 2001 and Hoppe''s Old Cayucos Bakery in Cayucos in 2010. Bill married Tina Edwards in 1986 and they had two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth Marian in 1986 and Ilse Alexandra in 1992. Bill was a devoted father and loved his daughters more than anything in the world! Bill is survived by his mother, Ilse Hoppe; brothers Stuart, Robert and Rainer; sister, Shirley; and numerous nieces and nephew. He was preceded in his death by his father, Hans Hoppe, who died in August 2009. A celebration of Bill''s life will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Hoppe''s Garden Bistro. A private memorial will be held at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery. Although Bill will be missed by his family, countless friends and his colleagues, his legacy will live on through each of you who knew him and will be celebrated in perpetuity at his Garden Bistro and new Bakery in Cayucos ''" we look forward to seeing you there! In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.



William Everet (Bill) Walker

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William James Bullis (Featured)

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



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Wilmont Baker

Wilmont Elwin Baker, 82, of Orange, Calif. passed away November 28, 2010 in Orange, Calif. of natural causes. He was born June 15, 1928, to Claude and Pearl Baker in Albion, Maine. He married Gloria Rose Mazza on July 12, 1951 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He served in the military 20 years and then worked in the Aerospace industry for another 20 years. He is survived by his daughters, Renata Cooley, Brenda Baker, and Rosemary Baker; sons, Wilmont Baker Jr., John Baker, and Randall Baker; 16 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Gloria Rose Baker. A memorial service was held December 2, 2010 at Park Plaza in Orange, Calif. Interment will be on December 9, 2010 at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Cathedral City, Calif. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.




YVETTE MARIE FRANCO Age 26, passed away 11/25/2010 in Moreno Valley, CA. Yvette is survived by her daughters, Sariah and Anaiah; parents, Richard and Cece; brother, David; sister, Rachael. Memorial Service 12/05/10, 2pm at Oasis Community Church, Moreno Valley. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648