Tuesday, December 7, 2010

California Obituaries 12/07/2010



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Alice Petretti Baxter Age 85, died December 4, 2010 in San Ramon. Alice was born on March 28, 1925 in San Francisco. She had lived and raised her family in Sonoma since 1964. She attended Corpus Christi School in San Francisco, St Anselm's High School in San Anselmo and Dental School in San Francisco. Alice worked at the Fairmont Hotel at the Papagayo Room in San Francisco as head hostess for five years. She also worked for Tahoe Airlines as a Reservation Manager, Flight Attendant, and worked for several dentists as a Dental Assistant and Office Manager. Alice had been married to the late Jim Baxter for forty five years. Alice was the adored mother of Gary, Gregory and Darci, and the loving grandmother of Ryon, Karina, Jimmy, Sierra, Gabriella, Tessa, and Gianna and Daniella Boragno and the late Colton Baxter, and mother-in-law to Lina and Norma Baxter, and Mark Boragno, dear sister of Larry and Rico Petretti and survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at St. Francis Catholic Church, West Napa St. and Third St .West, Sonoma. A vigil will be held at 6 p.m. at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa St., Sonoma. A Private Interment at Mountain Cemetery, Sonoma will be held. Duggan's Mission Chapel Sonoma duggansmissionchapel.com, Alice Petretti Baxter Age 85, died December 4, 2010 in San Ramon. Alice was born on March 28, 1925 in San Francisco. She had lived and raised her family in Sonoma since 1964. She attended Corpus Christi School in San Francisco, St Anselm's High School in San Anselmo and Dental School in San Francisco. Alice worked at the Fairmont Hotel at the Papagayo Room in San Francisco as head hostess for five years. She also worked for Tahoe Airlines as a Reservation Manager, Flight Attendant, and worked for several dentists as a Dental Assistant and Office Manager. Alice had been married to the late Jim Baxter for forty five years. Alice was the adored mother of Gary, Gregory and Darci, and the loving grandmother of Ryon, Karina, Jimmy, Sierra, Gabriella, Tessa, and Gianna and Daniella Boragno and the late Colton Baxter, and mother-in-law to Lina and Norma Baxter, and Mark Boragno, dear sister of Larry and Rico Petretti and survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at St. Francis Catholic Church, West Napa St. and Third St .West, Sonoma. A vigil will be held at 6 p.m. at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa St., Sonoma. A Private Interment at Mountain Cemetery, Sonoma will be held. Duggan's Mission Chapel Sonoma duggansmissionchapel.com




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Adelia Mary "Del" Todd

Adelia Mary Todd went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 2, 2010 after a year and half long battle with cancer. She was born on October 6, 1932 in Detroit, MI to Ettore and Leonilda Scocchio. She moved to Redding in 1992, but was a long time resident of Red Bluff. She is survived by her loving husband, Galan; daughters Jackie Allcock (Dallas) of Virginia and Mary Ann Beguin (Jim) of Anderson. Sons Robert and Fred Turner, stepchildren Trevor, Tamara and Tiffani Todd. She has eight grandchildren, multiple great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. A celebration of life will be held Saturday December 11, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Churn Creek Golf Course, 7335 Churn Creek Rd, Redding. Come share your memories and bring your favorite dessert dish. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's.



Adelyne Lillian Boone

Adelyne Lillian Boone Adelyne Lillian Boone, 85, formerly of Colusa and now Woodland, CA passed away peacefully December 3, 2010 at Woodland Nursing and Rehabilitation. She had been in failing health in recent months. Adelyne was born April 19, 1925 at home in Homestead County, Minnesota, the daughter of Herman and Ida (Bahls) Flath. Survivors include two children from a previous marriage to Earl David Speck; Vivian Joy (Dale) Reading of Colusa and Jerry David (Joyce) Speck of Ammon, ID. Adelyne married Daniel Boone on December 26, 1967. They were married 37 years before Daniel passed away April 19, 2004. Adelyne's life was centered on the caring and well-being of the children in her family. Prior to retiring, she worked part time for the Woodland Unified School District for 25 years. And, she made many friends while working as an Avon distributor. In addition to her two children, Adelyne is survived by step children; Daniel Eugene Boone (Mary) for Bremerton, WA, Darlene Boon, Vallejo, CA and Vivian Blake, Santa Rosa, CA; two sisters; Marie Walker of Arbuckle, CA and Irma Rinas of Menahga, MN; two brothers; John Flath (Marlys) of Menahga, MN and Marvin Flath (JoAnn) of Park Rapids, MN; grandchildren Bryan Speck of Idaho Falls, ID and Kelli Arce (Gerald) of Colusa, CA; 6 great grandchildren; extended family members Traci & Steve Shera, Staci and Steve Gonzales, Andy and Lenore Timko; plus numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Preceded in death are parents, Herman and Ida Flath; stepson; Steven Boone; brothers Alvin, Vernon, Clarence, Roy, Edwin; and sister Blanche. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 8th at Kraft Bros Funeral Directors in Woodland, CA. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland, CA. Viewing begins at 9:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the or a charity of your choice. Send Condolences




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Albert Louis Morais

ALBERT AL'' LOUIS MORAIS SEP 1934 ~ DEC 2010 Albert Al'' Morais, 76, of Hilmar passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on December 1, 2010. Al was born in Gustine to Serafin and Maria Morais in 1934. He was raised in Crows Landing and graduated from Orestimba High School in 1952. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Al married Irene Gouveia in 1957, and they moved to Hilmar in 1958. They had lived in Hilmar since that time. Al was a dairyman his en tire career. He loved to cook and barbeque. Al cooked and barbequed for many events in Hilmar. His was a 4-H leader (Sheep) and Oakland Raiders fan. Al was a member of Hilmar/Irwin/Stevinson Lion's Club, Hilmar/Stevinson Ag Boosters, and he attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was Hilmar Citizen of the Year. Al is survived by his wife Irene Morais of Hilmar; children Dennis Morais, DeeAnn Morais and Doreen (Brian) Snyder all of Hilmar; siblings Joe Morais, Elexon Gomes, Emily Ventura, Irma Mattos, and Serafin Morais, Jr.; grandchild Melinda (Presley) Baggett. Al is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Tony Morais and Mary Cotta, and grandchild Brianne Snyder. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, December 7 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar on Wednesday, December 8, at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at North Hilmar Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hilmar/Stevinson Ag Boosters, P.O. Box 1042, Hilmar CA 95324. Please share your memories at, www.allenmortuary.comALLEN MORTUARY



Allen "Pat" Jarrett

1930-2010 Pat was born April 3, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland to Duane and Naomi Hensel. She died on December 5, 2010 in Redding, CA. Pat graduated in 1948 from the Academy of Holy Names in Albany, NY. In 1950, she married her High School sweetheart, Dick Jarrett. Together they raised eight children. In 1971, they moved to Danville, CA. After Dick's retirement in 1984, the family relocated to Redding and built their dream home. Pat was an active volunteer and President of Mercy Guild for over 15 years. She also played golf with the Lake Redding Ladies Golf Association. Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Dick Jarrett. She is survived by her children: Leslie, Pete, Beth, Jim, Ellen, Dan, Kelly, and Chris. Pat also has 15 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Saint Joseph's Church, 2040 Walnut Ave. in Redding on Thursday, December, 9 at 10 a.m., with a viewing at Allen and Dahl Mortuary on Eureka Way, Wednesday, December 8 at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Mercy Guild, Redding, CA.



Alma Aguilar (In Memoriam)

ALMA AGUILAR Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Wife, was written long ago but seems as thoug it was written for you, Alma! You were a very wise, understanding, and loving wife. Thank you, Lord for your wonderful creations..Angels Alma you were truly an Angel. We miss your beautiful smile, your strength, and the way you inspired us to never give up hope. We try to cope with life without you. We're all trying to do our best to get along. The memories we have of you are filled with good times, laughter, love, hugs, and lots of good cooking. You were an excellent mother and a wonderful grandmother. Our friends remember you full of energy, fun loving, & full of life. You brought a lot of joy to everyone around you. The music we knew still plays in my mind and reminds me of the times we shared. I still feel you are near, especially when I am alone thinking of you. I love you very much and yes, you are my Angel.Your Loving Family & Friends www.modbee/obituaries.com



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Angelita Rico

THE RASPADO MAN\'S WIFE ANGELITA BLANCO RICO 65, Of Riverside, CA, went home to be with the LORD on Dec. 1, 2010. Born 8/26/45 in Merced, CA. Raised in Casa Blanca, lived in Eastside of Riverside. Survived by her husband, Ruben Rico Sr. and 8 children, Benito Montoya, Rubicelia (Jorge), Ruben Jr. (Arlene), Angela, Raoul, Remisa (Mecho), Roman, and Jesus Rico; 25 grandkids and a brother, John Ureste. She loved spending time with her husband, seeing her grandkids, crocheting, making raspados, and listening to Christian music. Services will be held 12/7/10 from 5-9pm and 12/8/10 at 10am at Cosecha Church, 8880 Magnolia Ave. Burial at 12:30pm at Olivewood Cemetery.



Ann Kotowski

Ann Marie Kotowski, Resident of Mt. View, Passed away on Thanksgiving Day November 25. She was 92 years old. She was born on May 18, 1918 in Palo Alto when it was called Mayfield. She worked for The Veteran's Hospital for many years in Menlo Park. This was her most enjoyable and satisfying employment., She is survived by her loving husband Victor, her son Dennis, her grandchildren Denise, Sarah, Genevive, Jordyn and Jarrett, and by her great-grandchildren Nicholas, Sean, Sophia, Kayla and Zander., May she rest in peace.



Annette Grossi

Annette June Grossi Apr. 3, 1925 - Nov. 29, 2010 A San Francisco native, long time resident of Pacific Heights passed away at the age of 85. Daughter of the late Norma and Lionel Grossi. Survived by loving family Armond (Stephanie) Suacci, Donald (Maria) Condencia, June (Duane) DeVencenzi, Carol (Sid) Thompson, Bob (Elaine) Segale, Sandra (Brent) Blake and Yvonne Grossi. A graduate of Presentation Academy, long time employee of Travelers Insurance Company and active member of St. Agnes Church. Annette enjoyed her meals with family and friends. Thanks to dear friend Caroline Smith, and also her caregiver Lilly for their devotion. A memorial mass celebrating her life will be held on Friday, December 10th, at 11:00am at St. Agnes Church, Masonic & Oak Sts. Memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Church or Salesian Boys & Girls Club. Halsted N.Gray-Carew & English (415) 673-3000



Anthony Jay Longo

LONGO-Anthony Jay Longo, Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and successful businessman, Anthony Jay Longo passed away December 2, 2010 in the comforting presence of his loving family, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Anthony was 71 years old. Anthony was born February 5, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA to parents John and Shirley Longo. He grew up in San Gabriel, CA and was a stellar athlete in his youth. Known as "Tony Tuff", he lettered in both football and track at Alhambra High School. His athletic prowess caught the attention of many college coaches, and he became the first in his family to attend a four year university, earning a football scholarship to



Archia, Ernestine

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Memoriam In Loving Memory of Ernestine Vaughan Archia We miss and love you. The Family ..... 



Ascension R. Lazos

Many things can be said about Mr. Ascension R. Lazos. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, empathic and decisive man, his compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing his charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. He was warmhearted, gentle and organized in all the things he sought to accomplish. Ascension was a mentor, a natural "teacher" capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around him. He generally had a focus on harmony and peace. Ascension was born on May 25, 1922 at Upland, Calif., His parents were Leonidez (Lazos) and Antonio Robledo. Ascension was raised in Chihuahua, Mexico and later moved back to Ventura County. One of Ascension's favorite things to do was having a big BBQ at Steckle Park and inviting whose he loved to spend quality family time, even if it meant spoiling his grandchildren at times. What brought a smile to Ascension and joy to his heart was playing the harmonica for people., He is reunited with his devoted wife, Tita Hernandez de Lazos, three sisters, and his parents. He leaves behind his daughters, Aucencia (Abraham) Friend, Maria (Gregorio) Ortega, and Yolanda (Simon) Hernandez; sons, Leobardo (Delia) Lazos, Petronilo Lazos and Esteban Lazos; 17 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren., The Lazos family would like to give a special Thank You to a lot of little angels that gave unconditional support, care and love to our beloved Ascension during the time he spend at Vista Cove AKA Twin Pines. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 at Funeraria del angel Stetler Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Father Charles Lueras officiating, 427 N. Oak St., Santa Paula, CA 93060, with burial to follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, 2370 North H St., Oxnard, CA 93030. Arrangements are under the direction of Funeraria del angel Stetler Mortuary, 128 S. 8th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060; 525-5595.




HOLTZMAN, Audrey D. Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076 



Audrey Marie Wright

Audrey Marie Wright was born July 17, 1926 in Flint, Michigan and died November 23, 2010 in San Pedro, California. Audrey worked many years for the city of Manhattan Beach as an executive secretary to the finance director. It was there that she met her husband, Bud Wright, then fire chief, to whom she was married 40 years. Audrey finished her working career in the medical field as an EEG technician. Audrey was an avid reader all of her life and could go through two or more books in a day. She enjoyed working in her yard and planting flowers. She loved spending time with her family, and was thrilled when her first grandson named his daughter after her. Audrey passed away at home after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband; daughters, Marcia Gordon and Bethany B. Hawkins; sons, John and Richard Bryan; three stepchildren, Linda Wright, Madeline Grant and Jim Wright; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. A private family celebration of life will be held in the future. Please sign the guestbook at




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Barbara McIntosh

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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 O. Akers

Bernice O. Akers passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Shoreline Care Center in Oxnard. She was 90 years of age., Bernice was born April 27, 1920 in Dallas County, Arkansas and enjoyed her lifelong career as a homemaker. She and her husband Doc came to California from Arkansas in 1938 and they settled in Santa Paula. In 1958 they moved to Oxnard, which they permanently called home., She was the loving mother of Patrick (Leola), Mike (Glenda) and Dan Akers (the late Sharon). She is also survived by her brother Paul Calaway (Frances) of Michigan; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bernice was predeceased by her husband, Grover (Doc) Akers., A graveside service of remembrance will be held at 11am on Tuesday, December 7 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, (805) 482-1959. Please visit our website at www.conejomountain.com



Betty Fleming

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Betty Marselle Redmon (In Memoriam)

BETTY MARSELLE REDMON FEB 1923 - DEC 2008 We miss you! With Love Always, Wayne & Family 



Beverly Aronson

Beverly Helen Aronson, Resident of Ladera Ranch, CA, Our beloved Mom, Beverly Helen Aronson, passed away on November 23rd, 2010. She was deeply loved by her children, Kevin Markee of San Clemente, Maureen Kelly of Atascadero and Linda Berke of Roseville, as well as her grandson, Donovan Hoff of Pleasanton and daughter-in-law, Brenda Markee of San Clemente. Our hearts and lives miss her loving presence, but will always remember her loving and giving spirit and hold her close. Born in Ogden, Utah to Forest and Phyllis Prows on October 6th, 1925 and raised in San Jose, Beverly moved to Orange County later in life and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her family. Beverly would tell you that her greatest joy in life was raising her children and how proud she was of them. Everyone who loved Beverly knew she had a deep faith in God and that she looked forward to the day she would meet the Lord in Heaven. We know she is now home and at peace. Private services will be held with the family.



Billie B. Barnard

Billie B. Barnard January 21, 1927 - December 3, 2010 Billie B. Barnard, the prettiest girl to come out of Ropesville, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep December 3, 2010. She passed from this world into the arms of her Savior, and the love of her life Truett "Hickory" Barnard. She personified "genuine" Christian values. She spent her last years as her mother had, caring for the sick and dying of her generation. When her time came, they had all gone before her and there were few left to care for her. One of her greatest legacies is her daughter, Jackie Haddon. Jackie followed in her mother, and her grandmother's footsteps, tirelessly and faithfully caring for her until the moment of her passing. Billie, "Mamaw," leaves the following to cherish her memory: daughter, Jackie Haddon and husband Mike; son, Derrell and wife Sandy Barnard; grandchildren, Christianna Percell and husband Jeff, Brian Haddon, and wife Gelayol, Matthew, "Bubba" Haddon and wife Andrea; Nicholas Barnard; Sarah Moreland and husband Jeff. She also leaves five great-grandchildren: Griffin, Emery, and Jedidiah Haddon, Peyton and Devin Percell. There are not enough words or space to encapsulate the joy, happiness and pain that she experienced in 83 years. After so much, she is now "easy." There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Greenlawn Cemetery, on River Blvd, at 2:00 p.m.



Billie J. Walda

Billie J. Walda, 76, of Redding died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466). 



Billie Phillips

BILLIE PHILLIPS, 86, of Arroyo Grande, died Dec. 4, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.



Billy R. Tatum

Known to many as "Coach", Billy R. Tatum passed away Thursday December 2, 2010 at age 83 at his home. He is survived by loving wife, Berta of 62 years; daughters Tanya Tatum, Tammy Pinoris, son-in-law Mike Pinoris; grandchild Makela; nephews Billy 'Deece' Tatum and Danny Hagood, nieces Gail Robinson, Debbie Lucas, Renee Garcia and Sherry Hagood. At age 15, Bill proudly served for four years in the US Navy in World War II. A resident of Ukiah since 1953, he was a teacher, coach and administrator of Ukiah Adult School. For 20 years, he coached football, boxing, wrestling and golf at Ukiah High school. When he wasn't coaching, he refereed sports and in the summers worked as a pear orchard foreman for numerous ranches in Ukiah. A Past Exalted Ruler, and a Past President of the Lions Club and Shriners, he was a dedicated philanthropist and always willing to give a helping hand. A man of many words and adventures; he will be remembered by his jokes, storytelling, love of life and good times. He loved his family, friends, students, his community and his country and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday December 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Mendocino Lake Clubhouse, 1200 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Bill's name to the Elks Disabled Children's Foundation (707) 462-1728 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2525 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. Arrangements under care of: THE EVERSOLE MORTUARY



Bob Toyoda

Toyoda, Bob December 9, 1917 - November 16, 2010 Survived by his wife, Mary, daughters, Ginger Takahashi and Patti Toyoda, son, Robert Toyoda (Florence), granddaughters, Yumi Takahashi and Kelsey Toyoda, and sister, Dorothy Toyoda. Memorial service - Saturday, December 11, 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hills Whittier, Hillside Chapel (Gate 17).



Brand, Nathan Clayton (Clay)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Nathan Clayton (Clay) Brand June 13, 1935 - Dec. 2, 2010 Resident of San Lorenzo After a 2 year battle with cancer, Clay passed .....



Breck Robert Chapin

Breck Robert Chapin 1954 - 2010 Breck Robert Chapin passed away the evening of December 2, 2010, of acute leukemia. He was the son of Harold and Alice Chapin. Breck was born in Bakersfield, CA, on June 14, 1954. He was a graduate of West High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal State Bakersfield in 1978. He worked many interesting jobs, mostly helping people. He had a love of all animals, especially the cats he has had during his lifetime. Breck is preceded in death by his dear sister, Jane Wade; and cousin, Peggy Chapin. Left to mourn our beloved Breck are his sister, Annie Velasco and husband David; parents, Harold and Alice Chapin; uncle, Robert Hutcheson and wife Ann of Seal Beach; and second cousin, Richard Smith and wife Nancy of Galt, CA; along with several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Jana and Susan for their support. Go in peace Breck, we will always love you. Private services will be held. Greenlawn Mortuary



Brenda Rodriguez

BRENDA RODRIGUEZ JUL 15, 1993 - NOV 30, 2010 Brenda was born in Yuriria Mexico to Simon Rodriguez and Angelica (Reyes) Rodriguez of Michoacan, Mexico. She moved with her family to the United States when she was seven and the family has been a member of the Riverbank community for 40years. Brenda was a student in the 11th grade at Riverbank High School. Brenda was an active member in the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church of Riverbank as well as a member of the churches' youth group where she enjoyed singing, dancing and performing for many church related functions. She is known for her kind and giving ways, love of music and dance and for the joy in which she lived every day. Brenda's enthusiasm for life and for people drew others to her. She had plans to complete high school and attend college with hopes of becoming a choreographer. Brenda truly loved music and had her special favorite bands. Her very favorite was the ''Cuisillos Band'' from Mexico. Brenda is survived by her parents, siblings Simon Jr., Lupita, Brian, and Johana, her paternal Grandparents Abelino and Eufemia Rodriguez of Riverbank, maternal grandparents and additional family members of Michoacan, Mexico and many additional family members that reside in Riverbank. A special mass will be held for Brenda and the Rodriguez family at the St. Frances of Rome Church in Riverbank at 7:30 PM Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010-The family invites all to attend. A visitation will be held Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 from 4:00-8:00PM at Lakewood Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson, 209-883-0411. The familyinvites all to attend. A graveside service will be held Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 at 10:00AM at Lakewood Memorial Park. The family invites all to attend. Memorial funds established at BBVA Compass Bank, 901 N Carpenter Rd # 60A, Modesto - (209)529-1006 Please make contributions payable to Cynthia Harvey, C/O Brenda Rodriguez. Account number 2527975967. The Rodriguez family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all of the love, support and assistance they have received during this tragic time. Guest book available at, www.modbee.com/obituaries



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Britt-Marie Karlsson

Britt-Marie Karlsson, 69, of San Dimas, Calif. 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 pre-deceased 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, Calif. on the Grounds of the Peacock Café. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the in the name of Britt-Marie Karlsson and given to Ron Karlsson. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit:




FOUSHÉE, CRAIG STANLEY Craig Stanley Foushee of Celebration, FL. A Pilot at American Airlines died December 2, 2010 in Celebration, FL. He was the husband of Kimberley Foushée for 12 years. Born in San Diego, CA; he was the eldest son of James E. Foushée (Jane) and Dorothy J. Foushée. He lived in San Diego for 22 years and in Oregon for 15 years before moving to Celebration, FL. Mr. Foushée graduated from Barry University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and attended Rutgers University and San Diego State University. Mr. Foushée was a Pilot in the Air Force with the rank of Major and a member of the Air National Guard. Mr. Foushée worked as a Pilot for 22 years with American Airlines. Mr. Foushée was a true entrepreneur owning three different companies during his life time. Besides his wife he leaves behind two children; Sophia and Alexandra, and three step-children, Devon, Josh, and Tina. He also had two siblings; Kirk Foushée and Kari Esser (Brian) as well as several nieces and nephews. Craig was a devoted father; who considered his children "his treasures." He was deeply loved by all his friends and family and was highly respected within the airline community. He left an indelible mark on everyone who met him and will be forever missed by all. Arrangements are with Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, where family will host memorial services on Wednesday, December 8th, at 3 p.m. Mr. Foushée will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in VA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior fund at



Carl Riley

CARL RILEY 1943 ~ 2010 Service, 12/8, 6pm, Central Community Church, 951-689-5806.



Carol Banks

CAROL BARKS, Carol Barks was born and raised in Santa Maria. She graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1975., Carol is survived by her son Chad Cassidy and his wife, Nicole; her parents Clayton & Jean Barks; her fiancé, Kim Ward; siblings, Keith Barks, Debra Loux, David Barks, Clay Barks and their spouses and many nieces and nephews., Her family was with her when she went peacefully into the Lord's arms., Graveside services to be held at the Santa Maria Cemetery on Thursday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m., In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Young Life of the Central Valleys at, Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Carolyn Hamilton

Carolyn Hamilton, a Gardena resident of more than 60 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family in Redondo Beach on December 3, 2010. Born in Brighton, Illinois, she was 91 at the time of her death. She met her future husband, Fred, at a USO dance during WWII, married in 1946, and moved to Southern California. She loved gardening, sewing, traveling, her church and her family. After her 3 children were in school, she found employment as an executive secretary. She was the wedding hostess at 1st Presbyterian Church of Gardena for many years and played in the bell choir. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Fred; daughter, Rebecca Smith (Phillip, Jr.) of Indio, CA; daughter, Nanette (Paul Ellis) of Arroyo Grande, CA; and son, Steven (Cathy) of Torrance, CA. She is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Phillip Smith III (Lisa), Sean Hamilton, Allison Hamilton; her brother, Fred Schneider (Blanche) of Jerseyville, IL; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Alma Schneider; and her brother, Edwin Schneider. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at 1st Presbyterian Church of Gardena, with a reception immediately following. The burial service will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes at 2:15 p.m. Donations may be made to the or 1st Presbyterian Church of Gardena. Please sign the guestbook at



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 Howard

Charles W. Howard, Resident of Placerville, At rest in Placerville, CA, November 24, 2010, after a year long battle with ALS. Charles is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia of Placerville. Loving father of Pamela (Bill) Inman, Kristan Harris, Christine Howard and Stephanie Florence; devoted grandfather of Jessica, Billy and Taylor and great grandfather of Brody., A native of South San Francisco, Charlie was 63 years old. He retired from the Crystal Springs Safeway #639 in San Mateo after 40 years of service where he held a management position., Private services and inurnment have been held. A celebration of his life will be held in the near future., Contributions are preferred to the The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter, 2717 Cottage Way, Suite 8 Sacramento, CA 95825 or, . Friends may sign a guestbook and leave condolences at, . Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, Placerville, CA.



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Charles Mabie

Charles Kent Mabie, Dec. 21, 1933 - Nov. 29, 2010, Resident of Newark, "Chuck" journeyed off to the Golden Hills peacefully on the morning of November 29, 2010 surrounded by his family after a brave battle with chronic health issues., Born in San Mateo to the late Dorothy and Carl Mabie, he spent his childhood in Redwood City, where he developed a love for nature, science, history, and outdoor activity. Upon graduation from San Jose State University, he served as a medic in the US Army, 10th Infantry Division, in Bamberg, Germany, where he met and married the love of his life, Anneliese. After his discharge, they returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he taught science for 35 years at Borel Middle School in San Mateo and Bowditch Middle School in Foster City., Chuck had numerous and diverse interests during his lifetime, which he shared with his children, grandchildren, students, and friends. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing, oil painting, research history, camping, and historical armaments. Chuck liked to gather with his fellow school retirees for luncheons, and was also an active participant in both E. Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena 1, and the Alfred Pleasonton Camp 24, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He was a devoted husband, father, mentor, and friend, and was unapologetic about his patriotism and belief in duty to family and country., Chuck is survived by his wife, Anneliese; daughter, Doris (Ed) Gonzalez; son, Charlie (Kathy), and five grandsons, Nick, Alex, Ben, Joe, and Mark. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Mabie, and sister, Susan Ransford. He will be dearly missed by all whom he touched, especially his family., His family would like to extend special thanks to all the staff of Kaiser Fremont for their ongoing care for Chuck during his long battle., A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 38451 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. A reception and time for remembrance will follow. Contributions can be made, in lieu of flowers, to Prince of Peace School's Outdoor Education Program, at the aforementioned address.



Charles William Keller Jr.

KELLER-Charles William Keller, Jr., born September 23, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, passed away on December 3, 2010. Services will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00am, at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 E. Mountain View Avenue, Glendora, CA. Interment will be private. Charles is survived by his wife, Margo; two children, Charles William Keller, III and Babette Marie Mota; son-in-law Jose Mota; daughter-in-law, Nami Keller; and two grandchildren, Charles Joseph "Joey" Mota, and Alina Mota; two brothers, David Keller and John Keller, two sisters-in laws, Pricilla Keller and Ann Lockery and many nephews and nieces living throughout the United States. Charles is predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Babette Suessmuth Keller. Charles resided in Glendora for 36 years moving to San Dimas when he and Margo were married in 1999. Charles attended elementary school PS 171 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and middle and high school in Goshen, New York. He graduated from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. During World War II and the



Cheryl May Bartlett

Cheryl May Bartlett 63, of Yuba City, passed away on November 30, 2010. She was born on August 26, 1947 in Marysville and was a lifetime resident of the Yuba Sutter area. Cheryl was a bookkeeper for the Marysville, and worked for B Dalton Book Store in Yuba City. She was a graduate of Yuba City High School, class of 1965 and member of St. Isidore Catholic Church. Survivors include her son, Michael Bartlett, of Yuba City, her daughter, Stephanie Porter of St. Johnsbury, VT; her brothers Ted Linberg of Grass Valley and Don Linberg of Gridley, and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Walter Bartlett. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10am on Friday, December 10, 2010 at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Following the Mass, there will be a private family inurnment service to be held at Sutter Cemetery. Send Condolences to



Clifford Vincent Zigmont Jr.

Clifford Vincent Zigmont Jr., 49, of Redding died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).



Corinne Florence Church

83, died December 1, 2010 at home in Sonoma. She was the wife of the late Alfred Church and the dear close companion of John Masters; loving mother of Ron Church, Deborah Church Fruth and Evelyn Adams; grandmother of Bridget, Rosemary, Janet, Renee, Karly, Robert and Alexander; great grandmother of Isabella, Victoria and Yvonne. She was a member of the, , Sonoma Valley Lodge 2048, Sonoma Valley Women's Golf Club and the Sonoma Valley Grange. She was a secretary for Bob Brown Insurance Co., Charlie Dennihan Insurance and Roy Jordan Insurance Co. She was in the Insurance industry for 30 years. She was a native of San Francisco and a Sonoma resident for 70 years. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Sonoma Valley Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway, Sonoma on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Donations in Corrine's Memory to the charity of your choice are preferred. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL SONOMA www.duggansmissionchapel.com



Craig Morgan

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HULBERT, DORIS LINNEA Escondido 01/02/1916 - 11/30/2010 UCSD Body Donation Program (858) 534-4546 




LAMBERT, DOROTHY R. Feb. 17, 1919 - Dec. 5, 2010 Visitation Wed Dec 8, 3 - 7 with Vigil at 6 both Conrad Mortuary. Funeral Mass Thurs. at 10 a.m. Holy Cross Chapel - San Diego Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary



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.,



David A. Oakley Jr.

Mr. David A. Oakley, Jr. 75 formerly of Waterbury passed away Saturday December 4, 2010 at the Kent Specialty Care Center. He was the devoted husband of the late Eileen Schebetun Oakley until her passing in 1998. David was born April 8, 1935 in Waterbury the son of the late David A. Oakley Sr. and Gertrude Waldorf Oakley. He was predeceased by his younger sister Frances Oakley Holder. David is survived by his two daughters, Chris Oakley Knaak and Kerri Oakley DesCoteaux. David had two son-in-laws that he considered his sons, Michael Knaak and Richard DesCoteaux. David's pride and joy was his growing brood of grandchildren: Chris Allen Oakley, Katherine Elaine DesCoteaux, Richard David DesCoteaux, Alysia Faith DesCoteaux, Monica Grace Knaak, and Stanislav Oakley Knaak. He was also anticipating the arrival from Moscow of another "adopted" grandson, Misha Morosov. Misha was not permitted the opportunity to be adopted, but David still considered him his grandson. David also had three great-grandchildren: Emani Manuel Oakley, Tres Freeman DesCoteaux, and Jenalyse Amari Oakley. David was born and raised in Waterbury. After his graduation from Crosby High School, he enlisted in the, and served for four years. He married Eileen in 1960 and they resided in Clinton before moving back to Waterbury where they raised their two daughters. David worked for many years for Pratt and Whitney and later for various manufacturing companies in Waterbury, in the area of Quality Control. Upon retiring at age 65, he suffered a stroke and his health declined slowly over the last ten years. David was an active member of the Bunker Hill Congregational Church while he lived in Waterbury. He taught Sunday school for many years and enjoyed being a leader of the Jr. and Sr. High Youth Ministries. David loved spending time with his family; cooking dinner for a full table, taking his grandson fishing, slide shows and movie nights, taking the grandkids shoe shopping, playing "Go Fish" at the nursing home with his grandkids, and visits to his daughter's house for "a good meal". He will be dearly missed but his family is thankful that he is no longer suffering, that he has gone home to be with the LORD. A memorial service will be held at the Sherman Congregational Church on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of his family. There will be no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Waterbury 9 Holmes Avenue has care of arrangements.



David Engram

April 12, 1990- Nov. 30, 2010 It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our Beloved David., David was born to Delia Gonzales and Derreck Engram on April 12, 1990 in Thousand Oaks. He was a resident of Moorpark. Our beloved David was preceded in death by his Grandpa Santiago, who loved him very much. David is survived by his mom, Delia; brother, Andrew; his father, Derreck Engram; his stepfather, Johnny Guerra, and stepmother, Boots Engram; grandmothers, Benita Gonzales and Lois Whitmore; aunts and uncles: Juanita and Henry Jacques, Nina and Alfonso Betancourt, Nelda and Philip Flores, Diana and Raul Cardiel, and Robert and Cheryl Gonzales. Also, our beloved David will be greatly missed by his sister, Sheena Robinson and husband, Antywane, brother, Dane Engram and Uncle Lamar. David was so loved by all his cousins and the many, many friends the he had., David loved working at the Cactus Patch. David greatly appreciated and loved his second Mom, Paula. He also loved his Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia Eagles. His favorite food was Grandma Benitas tortillas with only butter., A visitation for David will be held from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 with recitation of the rosary beginning at 7 p.m. located at the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 located at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. Burial will follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Simi Valley. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo, 983-3457. Please sign David's memorial at www.CamarilloMortuary.com.



David L. Whitmore

On November 30, 2010 David L. Whitmore passed away. He was born in Lykens, PA. on June 12, 1952 and lived in MA before moving to CA at the age of 7. He grew up in San Mateo and lived there until he moved to Eureka in 1973. Upon his 1970 graduation from Aragon High School in San Mateo he went to work for his father at Broadway Mobil in Redwood City. In his early career he was the owner of three different Shell service stations. He worked for a short time for the San Francisco Chronicle and worked in the fishing industries. He found his niche in life as a security guard and had attained the rank of sergeant by the time of his death. Dave enjoyed golfing for most of his adult life, especially with his good friend Pete. He enjoyed camping and fishing and most all outdoor sports. He was a recovering alcoholic and spent the last 10 years of his life clean and sober... thank you Eugene for being his sponsor. You were very important to him. David was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Dolly and paternal grandparents Walter and Malvina his favorite cousin Sheila Knorr, and a brother-in -law Kim Stevens. He is survived by two ex-wives, two daughters, 6 nieces, 3 nephews, and 20 grand nieces and nephews. He is also survived by 4 loving sisters, Joyce Clark and her husband Dennis of Klingerstown PA, Jean Whitmore and her significant other Teresa Smith of Sherrard, IL, Bernice Stevens of Eureka, CA and Malvina Womack and her husband Larry of McKinleyville, CA whom he had lived with for the last 20 years. He was a beloved brother who will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial service on December 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Pierce Mortuary, 707 H Street, Eureka, California. Friends are invited to attend. Care is under the direction of Pierce Mortuary, Eureka, California. Please sign the guest book at



David M. Deans

Deans, David M. 10/15/1938 - 12/1/2010 David M. Deans of Woodland Hills CA passed away Dec. 1st after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Deans was most recently CEO of Roberts Cosmetic Containers. David is survived by his wife Jerilyne; children Juliana, Leslie, Grant, Cooper, and Jonathan; 4 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; and sister Gloria Davenport. Private services were held on December 3 in West Hills CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to The William Isacoff Research Foundation for Gastrointestinal Cancer, 100 Medical Plaza Suite 345, Los Angeles CA 90024.



Deborah Lamb

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Degey, Antoinette Simone DeClerck

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM

Antoinette Simone DeClerck Degey 91, of Fremont died Dec. 4th at home surrounded by friends. She was born Dec. 9, 1918 near Brussels Belgium. ..... 



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- home.com.



Don Anderson

Long time La Canada, Rancho Mirage, Calif. resident, Don "Donnie" Anderson passed away after a brief illness on November 21, 2010 in Glendale, Calif. He was 84 years old. "Donnie" was a track and field standout for the University of California Bears from 1947-1950. He was a runner up in the 100 and 220 yard dash at the 1950 NCAA Championships which earned him All American Honors that year. He was also named Outstanding Track & Field Athlete of the year by the Pacific Association of the AAU in 1950. He was inducted into the Cal Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 with all of his family in attendance. Don was a pioneer in the plastic packaging industry and ran two successful businesses from 1963 until his retirement in 1997. He spent many enjoyable days on the golf course before and after retirement with his sons and close friends at Oakmont Country Club and The Springs in Rancho Mirage. Don was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Jo Anne; sons, David (Cindy) and Jon (Ann) Anderson; grandchildren, Courtney Coleman, Ashley Anderson, Derek Allread, Joanie Allread; and great granddaughter, Abbie Pearl Coleman. There will be a celebration of Don's life at 4:00 PM on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the La Canada Church in La Canada, Calif. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VA Hospital Greater Los Angeles. Attn: "Voluntary Service".



Donald J. Berichia

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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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,



Donna Jean Norris

Donna Jean Norris 1946 - 2010 Donna was born in Hawthorne, CA, on November 21, 1946, to parents, Francis "Tuffy" Congdon and Frances G. Congdon and moved to Bakersfield with her family when she was two years old. She attended Standard School and graduated from North High School in 1964. She attended Bakersfield College for a short time then worked for the Kern County District Attorney's office for a few years. Donna married Robert Norris in 1970, and when they started their family, she became a housewife, mother, and major supporter of her husband's successful career at Calcot Ltd., as he climbed the ladder to become the President of Calcot. Donna served as the PTC President for North High School. Bob and Donna raised a family and traveled extensively during the 40 years Bob worked for Calcot. Bob and Donna spent many weekends on the coast in Cambria, CA, at their retirement home, where they entertained and welcomed many friends and family. The most treasured highlight of Donna's life, were her children and grandchildren, and from the time her first grandchild could talk, she was known affectionately as "GD" (Grandma Donna). Her favorite activity was watching and cheering on her children and grandchildren during their sport and school activities. Donna is survived by her spouse of 40 years, Bob; son, David Norris and wife, Leah; daughter, Krista Twist and husband, Jeff; five grandchildren, Jared Norris, Tayler Duncan, Mason Norris, Tristan Twist and Toby Twist. She is also survived by her brother, Gerry Congdon and wife, Geri, and many nieces, nephews, and close friends who will miss her wonderful smile and generous and open heart. Chapel service will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Pallbearers will be Mike Congdon, Tim Lemon, Jeff Twist, Gary Champ, Gary Chapman, and Troy Etter. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Donna's name to ,, , or a charity of your choice. Greenlawn Mortuary



Doris Johnson Hults

Hults, Doris Johnson November 26, 1918 - November 2, 2010 Doris Johnson Hults, 91, passed away on November 2, 2010 in Cary, North Carolina. Born on November 26, 1918 in Wilmington, Delaware; she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Bowman Johnson and wife of the late Arlo Hults. Doris studied harp with Eileen Malone at the Eastman School of Music graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 1941. She continued studies at Julliard with Marcel Grandjany. For many years she toured with Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians. She was also staff harpist on networks playing such shows as The Big Payoff and Lights Out. Doris was a gifted artist and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. After moving to California in 1961 she obtained G.R.I and C.R.S. designations and became a successful real estate broker for 40 years. She began with Gribin VonDyl and later joined Coldwell Banker. She is survived by her daughter: Susan M. Rose and husband Mark, of Cary, NC; step-son: Arlo Hults of Vista, CA; grandchildren: Brant Rose, L.A., Todd Rose , Menlo Park, CA , Hunter Hults and Arlo Stone, Beaverton OR; and great-grandchildren: Caroline Rose and Leopold Godel. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112, to the American Heart Association or to the charity of your choice. A memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Sherman Oaks, 4445 Noble Avenue, Sherman Oaks on Wednesday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.BrownWynneCary.com



Dorothy Helen Wetterer

Dorothy H. Wetterer, 95, of Ventura, died Monday, November 22, 2010., She was born March 12, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Goldie Smith and had resided in Ventura for 35 years. Dorothy graduated from Schurz High School in Chicago in 1932, in the depths of the depression, but found a job at Montgomery Ward in Chicago., In June of 1937, she married Arthur Walter Wetterer in Chicago. The couple moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where her husband worked for the House of Vision. All three of her sons, Keith, Richard and Brent were born there. In 1953, the family moved to Great Falls, Montana. They relocated to Des Moines, Iowa in 1955, and to Palo Alto, California in 1956. In Palo Alto, she rejoined the work force working in retail at the Emporium and Woolworth's. After living in Palo Alto for almost 20 years, they retired. After a short sojourn in Mi-Wuk, California, they settled in Ventura. In Ventura, Dorothy was active in golf and Trinity Lutheran Church., Her husband preceded her in death on September 17, 2010., She is survived by her sons Keith and Richard and granddaughter Sandra., A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 9th, 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 196 North Ashwood Ave., Ventura, with Pastor David Hall officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, where a viewing will take place from 10 a.m. until Noon, prior to the service. Burial will take place in Riverside National Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com



E. Marie Orndorf

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 3:00 AM 

E. Marie Orndorf, 99, of Lodi, died Dec. 2. She was born May 7, 1911, in Ohio. 




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Earnest Roy Tucker

Earnest Roy Tucker On December 3, 2010 Earnest Roy Tucker of Live Oak, passed away at the age of 81. Roy was born March 6, 1929, to Lonnie and Ira Tucker in the small town of Anderson, Alabama. He was the fourth of five boys. As a small boy, Roy worked the fields of his parent's farm. He would tell his grandchildren about picking cotton and corn until the sacks weighed more than he did. He especially enjoyed telling stories about the horrors of the outhouse and the snakes in the storm cellar. The Tucker family lived in California from 1942 to 1945, during that time Roy attended Live Oak High School. Roy moved to Detroit, Michigan to find work then came back to California in 1948. On March 7, 1953 he married Donna Colleen Hodge, a local Live Oak girl. He said "it was the best brithday present he ever got." They enjoyed traveling together. In 1961 they had a daughter Janine, and in 1963 a son Lonnie. Roy worked for Van Tress Hatchery and Sunny's Market in Live Oak. He was the manager of the Live Oak Cemetery for 20 years before retiring in 1994. Throughout Roy's life, he was a "helper". If you were planting a garden, putting on a new roof, pruning trees or painting a house, Roy was always there to help. Roy was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Live Oak Lions Club, Reserve Live Oak Police Officer and Live Oak Little League. Roy is proceeded in death by his parents, Lonnie Oliver and Ira Orlanda Tucker; four brothers: Wallace, Austin, Amos and Hollis Tucker. Roy leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Colleen Tucker of Live Oak; his daughter and son-in-law, Janine and Lyle Akin; son Lonnie Tucker; and three grandchildren: Joshua, Lindsey, and Emily Akin. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Live Oak Cemetery Committal Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Memorial/Contributions can be made to Sutter North Hospice, or Delta Kappa Iota Scholarship Fund. Send Condolences at



Edna Hartsough

Edna Margarette Hartsough, Resident of McKinney, Texas, Passed away on December 4, 2010. Edna was born January 23, 1926, in Fruita, Colorado to Brazil and Belle (Rhynes) Hastings. On November 26, 1947 she married Harry H. Hartsough in San Bernardino, California., Edna is survived by her sons, Harry Hartsough and wife Vicki of McKinney Texas, and Ken Hartsough of San Jose, California; grandchildren, James M. Hartsough of The Colony, Texas, Allison Holiski and husband Brandon of Plainfield, Illinois, and Nicole Hartsough of Cardiff by the Sea, California; numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband, and parents., Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 2:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjm



Edward J. Moore

Moore, Edward J. February 15, 1930 - November 25, 2010 A friend to many and an inspiration to all. 



Edward Oscar Staben Jr.

Edward Oscar Staben, Jr. (87) went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2010. It was a day to give thanks for his wonderful life. He was a life-long resident of Santa Paula., He was born on March 24th, 1923, to Edward and Anna "Peggy" Staben. His father was a foreman on the The Limoneira Ranch where he took Ed in his buggy while checking the various working crews. His father had a special "smaller size" picking sack made for Ed so he could pick lemons with the workers. Ed spoke of his father as his favorite teacher, who built a workshop in back of their house and taught him woodworking. His father was also his Scoutmaster. Ed attended Briggs Elementary School. Following graduation from SPUHS in 1941, he attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo to major in agriculture., In November of 1942 he was recruited into the Marine Corps. and was sent to the University of Redlands for the V-12 program training to be a Marine officer. While training in Quantico, Virginia he was appointment to 2nd Lieutenant. He was then assigned to the 5th Marine Division in Hilo, Hawaii, arriving the same day the Japanese surrendered. Ed went to Japan as a member of the occupation forces for a year and then on to Guam until his honorable discharge in 1946. He remained a reserve officer and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1948. In March of 1951, Ed was called back into service during the Korean Conflict. He served as a troop's liaison officer at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA until his service was completed in Aug. of 1952., After his first tour of duty, Ed returned to his home town Santa Paula where he worked for a construction firm who built labor housing on the Limoneira Ranch. He continued building houses as a freelance carpenter. He helped form and became the first president of the 20/30 Club which helped the community by organizing youth groups; leading Boy Scout troops, and handled the downtown Main Street Christmas decorations for years., During this time his friends introduced him to Laura, a Southern Belle, who grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and had moved to Ventura after she graduated from high school. The arranged date was at the local Citrus Festival where they took a liking to one another. One year later they were married in the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Paula. Ed, with Laura by his side, was active in every facet of this church including the Trustees and Elders., Prior to his longtime career as a real estate broker, which included being the President of the Santa Paula/Fillmore Board of Realtors, he was a licensed general contractor, building many homes in Santa Paula. The Santa Paula City Council appointed Ed, with his knowledge of local real estate, to the Planning Commission. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge, Optimist Club, (Past President), and the Santa Paula High School Alumni Association. Ed was a generous supporter of numerous local charities and worthwhile causes., We are so thankful for such a loving husband, dad and grandfather who cherished his family and would do anything for them. He was a very likeable guy with a great sense of humor and had many friends who will miss him dearly. He loved fishing, hiking, golf and traveling in a motor home, often with groups of friends. We want to thank God for him and celebrate his life through all the wonderful memories we hold dear., Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Laura, and was preceded in death by his parents, Edward O. Staben Sr. and Anna "Peggy" Staben. They were blessed with three daughters, Paula Rushing (Scott), Sally Staben, and Nancy Zdenek (James). Grandchildren are Tyler and Hillary Rushing, Brittany Zdenek-Jost (Brian), Julie, Michael, and Makalie Zdenek, and sister in law Louise Wright(Hal)., In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Paula Endowment Fund or the Santa Clara Valley Hospice, 133 N. Mill St., Santa Paula, CA, 93060., A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 5th, 2 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church. 121 Davis Street, Santa Paula, 93060., Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, Ca 805-525-3391



Edward Walsh

Edward M. Walsh Apr. 2, 1932 to Dec. 3, 2010 Edward M. Walsh passed away peacefully on Dec. 3, 2010 from lung disease in his San Francisco home surrounded by his loving family. One of 7 children of Edward and Catherine Walsh, Ed was a native San Franciscan, who loved history, literature, and language. Growing up, Ed with his friends and siblings, Mary, Kathleen, Patrick, Thomas, Eileen and Ann, considered Golden Gate Park to be their backyard. They swam with the turtles in the Park's lakes, caught crabs from the Bay's piers, and rode the street car to Sutro Baths. It is testament to his character and loyalty, that Ed remained close to the friends he made in his early years in the Sunset, at St. Anne's, and at St. Ignatius and USF where he continued his education with the Jesuits. Throughout the years he enjoyed these friends, watching Monday Night Football, engaging in 49er banter, playing handball and basketball at the Olympic Club and more recently, a proud member of the Olympic Club's senior fitness group. Ed was a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army, stationed in Munich, Germany in 1955 during the U.S. Occupation, when he met the love of his life, Gunild von Prittwitz. After he returned to the states, Ed and Gunild exchanged love letters for 2 years, culminating with a one sentence telegram, in which Ed asked Gunild to marry him. Ed was a great writer and this was clearly the best sentence he ever wrote. Ed and Gunild were married in 1958. To their children, it seemed and still seems like a storybook romance. Fifty-two years later, they were as much in love as they were on their wedding day. Theirs is a relationship that death cannot part. Their loving partnership inspired their 4 daughters, Corinne Burrell, Heide Kurtz (Laurence Kurtz), Vivian Walsh, and Moira Walsh (Michael McQuaid), and family and friends. As a newly married man, Ed attended law school and worked 3 jobs. He earned a law degree from Hastings and was admitted to practice law in 1960. As an attorney, Ed soon was appointed a Bankruptcy Trustee in San Francisco and later Oakland, a position he held for over 45 years. He was a pillar of the legal community, as highly respected for his candor and wit as for his legal skills and integrity. In 1965, Ed and Gunild moved into their lifelong home in Presidio Terrace, which has been a welcoming place for friends, family and neighbors for over 46 years and holds countless memories. For Ed, life was all about working hard, saving money, and providing for his family. Ed was singularly successful in this regard and provided his family with a wonderful life without sacrificing his family life to his career. As busy as he was at work, Ed was always home by 6pm for dinner with his family, greeted by his loving daughters and a 3-course meal prepared by Gunild, always served by candlelight. Ed was a warm, loving father. He provided his daughters an idyllic childhood. His 10 grandchildren basked in his love and attention. Ed spent virtually every weekend for the past 26 years with Gunild, family and friends, at Stinson Beach, swimming in the ocean and lagoon, gardening, walking his dog on the beach, and hosting as master of the barbeque. Ed traveled throughout the world with Gunild and he was proud of his extensive list of states and countries visited. A voracious reader, he always had a book in hand and could recall every morsel of what he read. In his final 2 weeks, he was never without Master and Commander, the first in the beloved series of books by Patrick O'Brien. To paraphrase Shakespeare, "He was a man; take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again." Family and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Friday, Dec 10 at 10:00am, St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave, San Francisco, followed by the Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.



Eileen Miller

Eileen Albina Miller July 26, 1922 - Nov. 18, 2010 A native of Quebec, Canada. She came to California in 1945. Resident of San Leandro for 59 years. Eileen was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Miller. She is survived by her daughter Eileen (Lyman), grandson Mike Val (Laurie), Great Granddaughters, Shelby and Morgan, and adopted grandson Jason Wilcox and many step great grandchildren. Eileen was independent and loved traveling, tap dancing, tennis, and volunteer work. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on December 18, 2010 at Elio's Family Restaurant, 12:00 noon, 260 Floresta Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577.One of her favorite places. SANTOS-ROBINSON MORTUARY SAN LEANDRO (510) 483-3220 www.santos-robinson.com



Eleanor Farrell Swanson

SWANSON-Eleanor Farrell Swanson, former teacher at Duarte High School and long-time resident of the San Gabriel Valley, passed away at the age of 89 at Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury. Mrs. Swanson was well known to the Duarte/Bradbury community as Eleanor Farrell, French teacher and faculty sponsor of the American Field Service student foreign exchange program. Mrs. Swanson was born Eleanor Ruth Wells on September 11, 1921 in Riverside, CA to Jesse and Corena Wells. Mrs. Swanson graduated valedictorian at Riverside Polytechnic High School and salutatorian at Riverside Junior College. Mrs. Swanson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a minor in French from Pomona College as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was the first woman to graduate with a performance Master's Degree in Music from Claremont Graduate School. Following graduation, Mrs. Swanson enlisted in the WAVES during World War II and served as an Ensign at the



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Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter was born September 22, 1936 in Bronx, New York to Albert Mango and Marie Giordano. She passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Torrance Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 19 years, George Carter, she is survived by her son, Al Davino (Kim); daughter, Lorraine Shea (John); step-daughters, Sharon Carter, Virginia Dietz (Vernon); step-son, Jason Carter (Dawn); granddaughters, Rylee and Sunnie Davino, Hannah Carter and Valerie Dietz; grandson, Jake Carter; sister, Rose Fortino (Fuzzy); brothers, Ralph and Albert Mango; numerous nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was the youngest of twelve children and grew up in the Bronx. She attended Public School 48 in the Bronx and graduated from Hunters High School in 1954. She began her career as a typist then found her calling as a bank teller. After moving to Southern California she resumed her career in banking with City National Bank, then went on to a 22 year career with Bank of America. After her retirement in 1993 Elizabeth became a volunteer for over 16 years at Torrance Memorial Hospital. She donated over 2500 hours of her time helping others. Her hobbies included bowling with the VIP league at the Gable House, traveling with her family and friends via bus or plane to Las Vegas or Laughlin where she would often enjoy playing her favorite slot machine "Blazing 7's" and win. Las Vegas and The Gable House will never be the same. She especially enjoyed beating anyone who would challenge her to a game of Scrabble. Gifted with the ability to remember details about people's lives, she had a genuine interest in those she had come to know. The family wishes to acknowledge the support and friendship of Roseann Imbro, Lois Globnick, Cleo Wayman, Elnora and Jim Phillips, Elena Bruns, Leona Carrington, Jim Olinger, Shirley Amberg, Bobby Callan, Shirley Lambert, Mary Matson, Ruthie Velasco, Mary Beth Ross, the Lortz family, the Carter family, the Russell family and the nursing staff at 2 North. And especially her oncologist Dr. Jenny Ru, with whom she had a special connection. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held December 9, 2010 at 12:30pm at Kings Harbor Church, 23915 Garnier St, Torrance, California. Interment services to be held at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass 01202, either by mail or online. Please sign the guest book at



Elizabeth Freitag

Elizabeth Freitag, 94, of Palo Cedro died Monday at Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).



Elizabeth Hinchman

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Elizabeth Torres (Featured)

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Ellen Jarrett

Ellen Jarrett, 80, of Redding died Sunday at Sierra Oaks Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Ellenbogen, Gladys Carole Birnkrant

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Emanuel Castaneda

EMANUEL ALBARRAN CASTANEDA, infant, of Santa Maria, passed away December 3, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the dirextion of Moreno Mortuary.



Ercil Earl Strong

ERCIL EARL STRONG JUN. 1928 ~ DEC. 2010 Our beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Fishing Buddy and Storyteller, Ercil Strong who was born in Ava, Missouri on June 22, 1928 to Everett and Vietta Strong, passed away on December 3rd, 2010 at Emanuel Hospital. He served in two branches of the military; the U.S., and the, for 8 yrs. He was a combat medic in the Korean War; and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He was very proud to be a Veteran and to have had the honor to serve his country. He worked in Shingle Springs, CA as a miner, and at a ranch owned by P.J. Divizich in Earlimart where he worked with his father and brother as a mechanic. He was also in the logging industry and worked through out the Sierra Mountains for many years. He was employed at Foster Farms for over 20 yrs as Maintenance mechanic until his retirement. After his retirement he continued to be an avid fisherman. He enjoyed taking his boat to Lake McClure with friends and family to fish and to share his passion for the sport. He also reveled in sharing stories of his fishing escapades with his loved ones. He is survived by his wife Bernice Strong of Delhi, CA; son Steven Strong of Lindsay, CA; two daughters, Sandra Neves of Livingston, CA and Sherry Choquette of Atwater, CA; sister Lorene Trueblood of Delano, CA. and brothers Kenneth Strong of Strathmore, CA and Gary Strong of Santa Paula, CA. He is preceded in death by his brother Buford Strong and two sisters, Venus York and Beverly Brown, all of Pixley, CA; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Viewing will be on Wednesday December 8th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. at Allen Mortuary. Funeral service willbe Thursday, December 9th at1 pm also at Allen Mortuary, located at 247 North Broadway in Turlock, CA. Interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Please share your memories, at, ALLEN MORTUARY



Ernest Clifford Albin Jr.

Ernest Clifford Albin, Jr. of Weston entered heaven December 2 at Norwalk Hospital at the age of 77. He was surrounded by his family when he passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving and devoted husband of his childhood sweetheart, Judith C. Albin. Born November 3, 1933 in Norwalk to Ernest C. and Annie F. Albin of Rowayton, CT, he was the eldest of four children. Ernie graduated from Norwalk High School in 1951 and attended Kent's Hill Prep School of Maine and the University of Maine at Orono. He served his country in the Navy during the, from 1954 to 1958. He was employed by the JH Dunning Corporation of North Walpole, NH for 39 years and retired in 2000. During his 50 years in Weston, Ernie was a member of the Norfield Congregational Church and served on the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and EMS squad. Ernie was also an active member of the Weston Historical Society and was involved with Weston's Little League Baseball program as a coach and as a commissioner. He was a member of the Georgetown Lions Club and a member of Weston's Commission on Aging. Besides his wife Judy, Ernie is survived by his children, Ernest C. Albin, III of Danbury and his children Ernest IV and Charles; Lorraine E. Miklovich and her husband, Dean, of New Gloucester, ME and their children, Amie, David, Benjamin and Samuel; and David S. Albin and his wife Deby of Bethel, and their children Emily, Andrew and Zachary. He is also survived by his three sisters, Elaine Deysenroth and her husband Paul of Weston; Linda Hoyt and her husband, Chris of Saratoga Springs, NY; Nancy Albin and her partner, Cheryl Tardy, of Sanford, ME and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Norfield Congregational Church in Weston on Saturday December 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m followed by a reception at the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to be made to the Weston's EMS, the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, or a charity of your choice.




October 9, 1945 - November 17, 2010 Francisco was born in Las Cruces, Lagos de Moreno, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico to Esteban and Antonia Santos. He was the fourth born of nine children. He was eight years old when he immigrated to this country with his parents and siblings. Life was not easy for him and his family when they first settled in McAllen, Texas. Their stay in Texas did not last very long... California was the place to be. So the family packed their belongings and headed west. They settled in the small community of Etiwanda. Here Frank (as he was now called) went to school. As he grew, he traveled with his family during the summer months following the harvest in the central valley. From tomatoes and peaches in Merced to prunes in Gilroy and back to Etiwanda in time for the grape harvest. This was a way of life for the Santos family until the untimely tragic death of his brother, Benito. The family settled in Merced and never returned to the migrant lifestyle. He moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1979. While in Melbourne he worked in a seafood restaurant for many years. He loved living in Melbourne for it was close to the beach. In his later years he worked as a landscaper. Frank was a free spirit and had a wonderful laugh. He would always call his mother and siblings and expressed his love. He enjoyed life to the fullest until the day he died. He will be missed greatly by those left behind. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa and grandchildren Elisa and Mathew. His mother, Antonia Gomez Santos, brothers Maximo, Efren, Jesus and Jose Santos; and sisters Margaret (Lambert) and Soledad (Rubio). In addition, many nephews, nieces and friends have been left behind to remember him. Rest in peace within the loving arms of our heavenly father until we meet again. Services will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Merced.The Rosary will be at 9:30 am followed by Mass of Internment at 10:00 am. Graveside services will be private.




STALLWORTH, FRANKIE M. Ms. Frankie M. Stallworth, a native of Mobile, AL, and resident of San Diego, CA, passed away on November 25, 2010. She was a member of St. Stephen's Cathedral Church of God In Christ, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, San Diego Teacher's Association and the Urban League. She retired from teaching about five years ago. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Stallworth, and her brother, Gradie Stallworth, Jr. Visitation will be at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, 5050 Federal Blvd. on Tuesday, December 7th, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Services will be held on Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Stephen's Cathedral COGIC, 5825 Imperial Ave. Burial to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery .



Felicitas Rivera

MRS. FELICITAS RIVERA, age 81, resident of Santa Maria, passed away December 6, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary



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.



Florence Goldberg

Florence (Pat) Goldberg Nov 26, 1919 - Dec 3, 2010 In this city at the age of 91, loving daughter of the late Charles and Mary Sparling, devoted wife of the late Harry L. Goldberg, cherished sister of the late George Sparling (Patty), Peg Walker (Bill), and Jane Issacson (Rich); survived by her adoring children: Lloyd (Rita), John, and Mary Russo (Nick). Also survived by daughter-in-law, Darlene Goldberg, and niece, Evelyn Jean Peterson. Beloved grandmother to Lauren and Matt. Grandma Pat to Nick (Rocio), Melissa (Nick) and Tony. Longtime employee of thr SF USD Children Centers and lifetime member of Phi Tau Omega Sorority. Volunteer at the SF Symphony and and the SF Marriage Bureau. Friends may call after 4 pm & are invited to attend the vigil at 7 pm Wed. December 8th at the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy OHara Co. Geary Blvd. at 10th Ave. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am at St. Brendans Church, 29 Rockaway Ave, SF followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthonys Foundation or charity of your choice. McAVOY O'HARA CO 415-668-0077



Fr. Stephen George Olivo

Fr. Stephen G. Olivo, S.J., 12/26/1934 - 12/5/2010, Fr. Stephen George Olivo, 75, died December 5, 2010 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was a Jesuit for 54 years, an ordained priest for 41. Death came after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease., Steve was born in Chicago on the day after Christmas, 1934. When he was in his teens, the family moved to San Jose. Steve graduated from Willow Glen High School in 1953, attended Santa Clara University, 1953-56, and entered the Society of Jesus at Los Gatos on August 14, 1956., After his ordination to the priesthood in 1969 Fr. Olivo completed a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and then went to Santa Clara University as Dean of Students. He served in this position for two years and then spent the next five years in the classroom teaching Italian and Spanish Literature., After his time at Santa Clara University Fr. Olivo moved to the University of San Francisco where he served in a number of administrative and pastoral positions until 1999 when, because of failing health, he moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos., Steve is survived by his sisters Ann Calabretta of Auburn, Calif., and Viola Evola of Oaklawn, Il., and a brother Salvatore (Sam) Olivo of Arizona., Mass of Christian Burial will be said at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10 a.m. Committal will follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara., Donations in memory of Fr. Olivo may be made to the California Province of the Society of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or to a charity of your choice. Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills (408) 351-7740.



Fr. Stephen Olivo

Fr. Stephen G. Olivo, S.J., Resident of Los Gatos, Fr. Stephen George Olivo, 75, died December 5, 2010 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was a Jesuit for 54 years, an ordained priest for 41. Death came after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease., Steve was born in Chicago on the day after Christmas, 1934. When he was in his teens, the family moved to San Jose. Steve graduated from Willow Glen High School in 1953, attended Santa Clara University, 1953-56, and entered the Society of Jesus at Los Gatos on August 14, 1956., After his ordination to the priesthood in 1969 Fr. Olivo completed a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and then went to Santa Clara University as Dean of Students. He served in this position for two years and then spent the next five years in the classroom teaching Italian and Spanish Literature., After his time at Santa Clara University Fr. Olivo moved to the University of San Francisco where he served in a number of administrative and pastoral positions until 1999 when, because of failing health, he moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos., Steve is survived by his sisters Ann Calabretta of Auburn, CA, and Viola Evola of Oaklawn, Il., and a brother Salvatore (Sam) Olivo of Arizona., Mass of Christian Burial will be said at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos on Friday, December 10 at 10:00 AM. Committal will follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara., Donations in memory of Fr. Olivo may be made to the California Province of the Society of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or to a charity of your choice. DARLING FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS.



Frances D. Larson

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Frank P. Romeo

Frank P. Romeo, 82, of Bethel, died peacefully at Bethel Healthcare Center on Sunday, December 5th, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Danbury on June 6, 1928, son of the late Angelo and Mary (Larenna) Romeo. Frank was a Veteran of World War II, proudly serving with the United States, . He retired from the Redding School System where he worked as a custodian. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Antoinette "Toni" Pinkos of Bethel; his five nephews, Paul Palanzo and his wife, Sharon, Dominic Palanzo and his wife, Regina, Roger Palanzo and his wife, Cindy, Joseph Pinkos, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, and Anthony Romeo; his four nieces, Mary Cronin and her husband, Richard, Diane Abrams and her husband, Paul, Donna Moran, and Carole Ann Ogas. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews, as well as great great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Victor and Anthony Romeo; and his sister, Michelina "MeMa" Palanzo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 9th at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Thursday morning between the hours of 9:00 and 10:30am. Memorial Contributions in his memory may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at




WESTPHALL, GAIL D. (VOLKMAN) March 20, 1943 to Dec. 3, 2010 Gail Westphall of San Diego, CA was born in Oconomowoc, WI. Survived by her spouse Brice F. Westphall; sons Eric and Andrew Westphall; sister Susan Milton; brother Gary Volkman. Gail was a very loved wife, mother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. Service to honor Gail will be held Friday, December 10th, at 10:00 a.m., Christ Lutheran Church in La Mesa, CA.




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GUTIERREZ, GINA MARIE of National City 8/29/1967 - 12/4/2010 Viewing 12/10/2010 4-8 p.m. Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511



Gail Ellen SHAPIRO

SHAPIRO, Gail Ellen Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Simi Valley, (800) 600-0076 



Gary D. Levingston

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George Hacke

GEORGE E. HACKE Born May 21st 1932 in San Francisco CA, one of eight children and the son of Arthur and Marie Hacke, passed away at age 78 on November 28th, 2010. George joined the 



George Siemers

George Siemers, 94, of Shasta Lake died Sunday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Georgia Bresee

Georgia Esther Bresee, Resident of San Bruno, Died on Nov. 7 after surviving cancer for over a decade. Georgia was born in Grand Ronde, Oregon on December 23, 1924. She was a veteran of the US Airforce and was stationed in Europe during the, . In San Bruno, she attended the Peninsulas Christian Church for many years and was considered a true servant of god., She is survived by her two sons Marc and Greg, daughter in-laws Debbie Bresee and Laura Lamp and granddaughters Cheri Costa, Sara Bresee and Kaylah Bresee, and grandson Rajon Ryan., Memorial Services will be held on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Crosby N. Gray & Co. 2 Park Road, Burlingame. Donations in Georgia's memory may be made to the .



Gerald E. Reed

Gerald E. Reed, 87, of Hayfork died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).



Gertrude Maitland

GERTRUDE MAITLAND Gertrude Maitland age 75 of Bloomington, CA passed away unexpectedly December 4th, 2010. She was born in Lynn, MA on January 31st, 1935. She was the youngest daughter of Amedee and Florence Guay. She was the loving wife of James Maitland Sr. who preceded her in death. She is survived by 2 sons James Maitland Jr. of Rialto, CA and Lt. Colonel (Ret) Edward Maitland of Colorado Springs, CO, and 2 daughters Donna Colby and Susan Maitland both of Bloomington, CA. She is also survived by 10 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren, and a sister Dorothy Ahlin of Melrose, MA. She was a very loving Wife, Mother and Nana. She was also an active member of the Fontana Breakfast Lions Club and the community. She will be greatly missed. Services will be held at Green Acres Mortuary 11715 Cedar Ave., Bloomington, CA. The viewing will be on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The service will be on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 9 a.m. at the Mortuary. In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Fund.



Gil Ribera

Gil Ribera April 19, 1936 - Dec. 3, 2010 Resident of Union City Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, December 3, 2010. Gil was born and raised in San Francisco. He attended St. Ignatius High School where he was Student body President. He studied at U.C. Berkeley, USF, and SF State, earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business. Gil served 2 yrs in the U.S. Marine Reserves, and 2 yrs in the U.S., . He worked at Standard Oil Company and KFRC radio station in San Francisco while attending college. Gil was an instructor at Chabot Community College in Hayward for 34 years, serving as Business Division Dean, Faculty Senate President, and the Teachers Union President. One of his many contributions to Chabot was the development of programs for handicapped students. After retirement Gil joined his son, Tyler, in creating Ribera Investment Management, LLC. Gil was a sports enthusiast and served on the board of directors of the Old Time Athletes Association of Northern California. He was an avid handball player for 30 years, enjoyed golf, loved watching Cal Bears football, and was a lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49'ers. Gil also authored a number of textbooks, a fiction novel, and obtained patents for an invention for use by golfers. He enjoyed the horse races, and cherished casino outings with his wife and his good friends from Chabot. Gil will be greatly missed by his family, his many friends, the Chabot College community, and his clients with whom he had formed close relationships. He often said that family and friends are the most important things in life. Gil is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sue; children Phil Ribera (Gale) of Danville, Tyler Ribera (Sandra) of Alameda, Christine Ellinger of Scottsdale, AZ, Jennifer Ford (Christ) of San Jose, and Robin Spillner (Mark) of San Ramon; grandchildren Cari, Megan, Zach, Ethan, Ben, Logan, Lacey, Buck, and Jacob. He is also survived by his siblings: Paul Ribera of San Rafael, Carmen Ribera of Sacramento, Vickie Brugnara of San Francisco, Tony Ribera (Cathy) of San Francisco; brothers-in-law, Don Buchholz of Union City, Jim Buchholz (Suzanne) of Hayward; sister-in-law, Linda Rogers (Buddy) of Las Vegas, NV, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Gil was preceded in death by his father, Ernest, mother, Lucy, brother, Ernie, and brother-in-law, Aleo. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial mass on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 3 p.m., at St. Cecilia Catholic Church at 2555 17th Avenue (at Vicente), San Francisco, Ca. Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers, to the AHS Boosters (a non-profit, supporting Alameda High School sports programs).



Gilbert Z. Levy

Gilbert Z. Levy, 76, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Nov. 30, 2010. He was born Sept. 28, 1934 in Cleveland and was a 20-year resident of Nevada. Gilbert served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a well-respected businessman in both Ventura and Las Vegas., Gilbert is survived by his wife, Virginia L. Levy; daughter, Heidi Levy; son, Bandit Levy; daughter, Michelle S. (Donald) Truscott, all of Las Vegas; son, Michael Stephen Levy of Fallbrook, Calif.; stepson, Jeffrey John Levatino of Clovis, Calif.; granddaughters, Dawn Truscott of Las Vegas, Jennifer Morris of Fort Drum, N.Y., Kelly Truscott of Las Vegas, Lea Levy of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Heather Pistilli of Calimosa, Calif.; grandsons, Zackery and Jake Levatino of Clovis; great-grandsons, Joey Pearcy of Fort Drum, Jace and Kadin Pistilli of Calimesa, Calif; and great-granddaughter, Merressa Pistilli of Calimesa., All services will be private.



Gordon McClelland

and with a wink, he said goodbye. Gordon Taylor, "Mac" McClelland, Resident of San Mateo, Passed away on December 2, 2010 surrounded by his loved ones. Mac was born in Utah on March 8, 1922, and moved to San Francisco as an infant. Upon graduation, he joined the, and fought in both World War II and the, before returning as a decorated veteran., Mac is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary, and their two children Lynne and Kerry. Following the Korean War, Mac and his family moved to San Mateo where they have resided., Mac was a person we all wish to emulate. A devoted family man who was both patient and honest who led by example in his own quiet manner., Mac was a life long Niners and Giants fan and was thrilled to attend the Superbowl and watch the Giants win the World Series. But Mac was most happy with a fishing pole in hand while camping along the Klamath River with family and friends. He was active in the wild trout catch and release program., His wife Mary, daughter Lynne, son Kerry, daughter-in-law Susan and grandchildren Brian, Eric, Caitlin, Lisa and Kevin as well as sisters-in-law Ellen and Patricia, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins will miss him and are grateful that he was a large part of our lives., The family extends our utmost thanks to his neighbors and friends as well as Pathways Hospice. Funeral services will be private. ALL COUNTY, CREMATION SERVICE, (650) 343-3914



Grace Young

Grace N. Young, Resident of San Jose, Born: March 5, 1910, Died: December 2, 2010, Grace was born in Poe Valley, Oregon and spent many years in Vallejo, California with her family. She lived a full and happy 100 years and is survived by daughters Grace (David) Cox, Joan (Carlo) Iorizzo; son Thomas (Marge) Compton; grandchildren Jeff Cox, Warren (Hillarie) Cox, Carla (Sid) Leonhardt, Anthony Iorizzo, Robert Compton and Daniel Compton; great grandchildren Zeff Iorizzo, Alex Compton and Griffin Cox and numerous nieces and nephews., She loved gardening, riding horses, sewing, painting, the color pink, shopping and at one time singing with a group of ladies called the Singing Belles., She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her., Visitation on Tuesday, December 7th 7-9pm. Services on Wednesday, December 8th 11:00am. Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050.



Grant L. Evans

11/26/1933-12/1/2010 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and faithful Christian, Grant L. Evans, 77, of Santa Rosa passed away December 1, 2010 after a long illness. Born in Santa Rosa to George H. and Beatrice E. Evans, Grant was the oldest of seven children. He spent most of his youth in Annapolis, CA, where he attended Horicon School, (the same one-room school attended by his father), and he worked on the family ranch. In 1953, Grant joined the, and served during the, . After leaving military service in 1955, Grant worked at Rockport lumber mill in Cloverdale. He soon met and married the former Marlene J. Howell in April of 1957. Grant and Marlene raised two children and were married 53 years. Grant became a carpenter and later a general contractor and built many homes in Sonoma, CA, where three streets bear his name. In his later years, Grant enjoyed serving as deacon at Berean Baptist Church in Rohnert Park. He will be most remembered for his love for his wife, children, and grandchildren, some of whom affectionately called him Poppy; for his love of God and of his church family; and for his incredible work ethic. Grant is survived by his wife Marlene; daughter Renée L. Gamble (Doug) of Silverdale, WA, son Dr. Gregory L. Evans (Elizabeth) of Laytonsville, MD; and five grandchildren: Julie, Sarah, Rachel, Graham, and Logan. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Berean Baptist Church, Rohnert Park, CA. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



Grave, Ricardo

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Ricardo Grave Resident of Hayward and Puerto Rico May 25, 1962 to Nov. 27, 2010 Rick to his family, Rico to his co-workers. Rick .....



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Harold Newland

Harold R. Newland, Resident of San Jose, Dec. 4, 1940 Dec. 2, 2010, Harold R. Newland passed away on Thursday December 2nd after a long and courageous battle with emphysema. A devoted husband, father, and friend, his ability to convey a positive attitude on life, manifest in a strong work ethic and undying sense of fair play and sportsmanship, made him a deliverer of sage advice and fatherly consul to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances., Harold was born in Meridian Township, Logan County, OK to James Otto and Lottie Belle Newland. After his father's untimely death, the family moved to Watsonville, California in 1944 where he attended school and later graduated from Watsonville High School. He excelled in football, basketball and track and field, continuing his interest in sports and outdoor recreation throughout his lifetime. His numerous hobbies and interests included Harley-Davidson motorcycles, water skiing, building black powder firearms, and competing in single action cowboy shooting. Harold retired after a 42-year career as a grocery clerk, 41 of these years with Lucky Stores where he reached the position of Assistant Store Manager before voluntarily demoting to spend time with his family, taking on the role of youth sports coach for his sons and hundreds of youngsters in the Blossom Valley/Santa Teresa community. His friendly demeanor and warm smile made him a favorite of store customers and colleagues., Harold is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Rosemarie (Perry); son James, daughter-in-law Jennifer (Jones) and granddaughter Lindsay Newland of La Mesa, CA; and son Tom, daughter-in-law Jill (Tauscher) and grand-daughters Jessica and Amanda Newland of Morgan Hill, CA. He is also survived by brother Melvin Newland of Grants Pass, OR; sister Marguerite Bloom and brother Marion Newland, both of Watsonville, CA. He leaves behind many devoted brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and "adopted" children, along with many dedicated friendsall who will miss him., Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday December 11, 2010 from 12:30-1:30p.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow Street in San Jose, CA., Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel (408) 295-5160



Helen Crist

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Helen Elizabeth Goodlove

Helen Elizabeth Goodlove Age 78 passed away in her residence on December 4th, 2010. She is preceded in death by her husband William Goodlove, her son William Lewis Goodlove and Grandson Gordon Hively. Helen is survived by her daughter Edie Lamprich, daughter Peggy Brooke, son Martin Goodlove, daughter Susan Cross, daughter Teresa Bowe and daughter Brenda Hively. Also 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grand children. Send Condolences to



Hendrika (Ann) Swankhuisen

HENDRIKA (ANN) SWANKHUISEN AUG 27, 1934 - DEC 5, 2010 Hendrika Johanna (Ann) Swankhuisen went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec 5, 2010 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Ann was born in the Netherlands and came to American after marrying Hank on Feb 13, 1958. They enjoyed 52 years together and had four daughters. Ann was a life-long Christian and enjoyed her Bible study groups and baby-sitting while she was still able to. She is affectionately known as '' Auntie Ann'' to many who she loved and cared for. She treasured time spent with family and grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting baby blankets and hangers. She leaves behind her loving husband, Hank, of 52 years, 3 daughters, Kristi (John) Burleson, Sylvia (Jim) Colyn, and Stacy (Stan) Van Vliet. She was preceded in death by her daughter Shirley Sikma. Her eleven treasured grandchildren are: Danny, Katie, and Kimberly Burleson; Stephanie and Billy Sikma; Kaylie and Kyle Colyn; and Dylan, Kacie, Jessica, and Ryan Van Vliet. Ann is survived by 10 brothers and sisters in the Netherlands and preceded in death by one brother. The family wishes to thank all of Ann's many friends for their love and thoughtfulness throughout the years. Remembrances can be made to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave, Hughson, CA 95326 or CRWRC-DRS, 400 - 76th Street SW Ste 17, Byron Center, MI 49315 or ACS , 1144 Thomas Ct, Ripon, CA 95366. Services include a time of visitation from 3-5:00pm on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel and the Graveside Service at 10:00am Friday, December 10 at Ripon Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am, Immanuel CRC, 517 Orange Street, in Ripon. Arrangements entrusted to Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel 111 S Palm Avenue, Ripon, CA, www.modbee.com/obituaries



Herbert W. Bramley

Bramley, Herbert W. November 30, 2010 Herbert William Bramley- 53 passed away November 30, 2010, surrounded by family and friends. Bert was preceded in death by his mother Myrna and young brother Daniel. He is survived by his son Ryan and daughter Tiffany; his girlfriend Michelle Ozeki; his granddaughter Mackenzie Bramley; and two younger sisters, Elizabeth Rhea and Michelle Taylor. Bert was a loving father and a devoted friend. He enjoyed spending time with loved ones hosting BBQ's and Thanksgiving dinner; spending time at the river and watching football- Go Chargers. He was always there for those dear to him, which earned him the nickname Mighty Mouse. He was always there to save to day. Bert will be missed greatly and will remain in our hearts always. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday December 11th, 2010 at The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills Golf Course from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



Hollenshead, Florence Agnes

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Florence Agnes Hollenshead Resident of Fremont Nov. 23, 1930 - Dec. 1, 2010 Florence passed away after a courageous fight with cancer. Her fighting ..... 



Homer Leroy Walker III

Homer Leroy Walker III September 14, 1949 - December 2, 2010 Homer was born in Syracuse, New York and passed after a year long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine; daughter, Hilarie and husband Bill; daughter, Marnie and husband James; granddaughters, Alexis and Jillian; sister, Pat and husband Larry; sister, Jayne and husband Pete; and many other family and friends. A Chapel service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 10:00 a.m., at Mish Funeral Home, 120 Minner Ave.



Honofre Mendoza

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Howard L. Green

HOWARD L GREEN JAN 3, 1936 - DEC 3, 2010 Howard left us peacefully Friday, December 3, 2010. He was born on January 3, 1936 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Howard proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Save Mart Supermarkets for 42 years. After retiring in 1995, he bought and restored Edna'' , a 1953 Ford Business Coupe. He was a member of the ''Early Ford V-8 Club'' and his favorite pastime was ''cruising'' with his loving wife and best friend, Beverly. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Hazel Green and grandson Cole Green. Howard leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Beverly; daughter Teri Riesinger (Scott); son Tim Green; grandchildren Andrew, Katelyn, Sarah and Brooks; his sister-in laws, Carma (Ron), Cathy (Daryld) and Ginger (Harry); many nephews and nieces; and his best friend Raleigh Minson (Judy). A resident of Modesto, CA for more than 50 years, Howard will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a gentle soul who loved to laugh, travel, have fun and make a special connection with everyone he met. Friends are invited to attend the visitation at 10:30am on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Franklin & Downs McHenry Chapel, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350, (209) 529-5723. Services will begin at 1:00pm. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to your favorite charity.



Hunter, Tod

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Tod Hunter of Lodi, formerly of Merced and SoCal, passed away on November 29, 2010, at the age of 67. Tod was born February 25, .....



Ima Dee (Calhoun) Jackson

Ima Dee (Calhoun) Jackson September 3, 1923 - December 2, 2010 Ima was born and raised in Oklahoma but has spent the last 29 years here in Bakersfield. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, James Foster Jackson; 5 children, Berna Burt, husband Lonnie Burt, Gary Foster Jackson, wife Christina Jackson, Randy Jackson, wife Rosalind Jackson, and Jackie Lynn Jackson; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Loper, Wilburta Akam and Jeanie Sanders; and by an abundance of In-laws, nieces and nephews. Ima was preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria Jane Chandler; brothers, Patrick Calhoun and J.C. Calhoun; sisters, Marilyn Wiley, Ardith Pratt and Nadine Middleton. Even though we were not ready to say goodbye, you will live in our hearts and memories forever as you have touched all our lives in a special way. We love you Mom and will miss you each and every day. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Graveside Services to be held on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Road.




KRAUSS, JACOB JOHN "JACK" Jacob (Jack) John Krauss passed away at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at the age of 77. Born on May 12, 1933 in Englewood, New Jersey, Jack had been a resident of Encinitas, California for the past 16 years. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Fran; his daughter Lisa Ford and husband Bill Ford of Centreville, MD; his daughter Kerry Brekke and husband Dale Brekke; his son John Krauss and wife Kim Krauss of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and son Charlie Krauss and wife Kelly Krauss of Clinton, New Jersey. In addition, he is survived by grandchildren Willy, Abbey, and Jack Ford, John and Julia Brekke, and Katherine and Anna Krauss. Jack graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He additionally held a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the, and a master's degree in automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute. Jack was a registered Professional Engineer and member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Jack moved to Detroit Michigan, for additional schooling at the Chrysler Institute, where he met his wife Frances, a native Texan attending the Merrill Palmer Institute. Jack and Fran raised their children in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, and Jack retired from, after 26 years. In 1994 Jack and Fran retired to San Diego, where Jack continued his interest in engineering by becoming involved in the water distribution system in San Diego. From May 2006 through the present, Jack was a highly respected and valued member of the Olivenhain Municipal Water District Board of Directors where he served as Secretary and Director representing Division 3. Jack also shared his vast knowledge and experience by serving on the District's Safety and Facilities Committees, and was a regular, active participant in the Association of California Water Agencies, the California Special Districts Association and the Council of Water Utilities. His regular presence at these meetings along with his innumerable contributions as he gave of himself in all avenues of public service will be sorely missed. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 7th, at 3:00 p.m., El Camino Memorial - Encinitas Chapel, 340 Melrose Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024.




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MAIO, JEANNETTE September 23, 1914 to December 5, 2010 Jeannette "Jean" Maio was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1914. Jean was the second oldest of nine brothers and sisters. In 1939, she married her sweetheart, Anthony "Tony" Maio. In 1946 they moved to Chula Vista, CA. Jean was a devoted wife and mother to their son, Anthony Maio Jr. Jean and Tony were married for 71 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Tony, two sisters, one brother, her son, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held at Glen Abbey Mortuary in Bonita on Thursday at 2 p.m.




SCHEIDEL, JEFFREY C. July 18,1958 to December 2, 2010 Jeff Scheidel was the oldest of five children and was born in San Diego. For those who knew Jeff, it was clear that his priorities were his family and his profession, both of which he was very passionate about. He was proud to be a civil engineer and past president of the Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter. Jeff also had a passion for the law, which was fulfilled through the completion of his Jurist Doctorate of Law, and membership with The State Bar of California. As an integral part of the family business - Scheidel Contracting and Engineering Inc. - he was committed to building infrastructure for the community, which he valued greatly. Among his favorite things were boating and fishing with his family, and generally creating unique experiences for his children. He also enjoyed coaching football and attending the Cathedral Catholic High School football and lacrosse games. His sense of humor punctuated his life, as he was always ready with the next line. He loved to laugh, which naturally engaged those around him. After being diagnosed with esophageal cancer less than two months ago and then enduring the most aggressive chemotherapy treatment available, his journey in life was cut short at just 52 years of age. Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Marta, and his four beautiful children, Shalyn, Sydni, Justin, and Jacob, along with his son-in-law Jeff, and two grandchildren, Grace and Wyatt. His mother, Carolyn, brother and sisters, Kristina, Suzanne, Alisa, and Matthew, and four nieces are very proud of their son, brother, and uncle. His family loved him dearly and will miss him every day. The viewing will be held at Poway-Bernardo Mortuary on Wednesday, December 8th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Funeral services for Jeff will be held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in La Mesa on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jacob Scheidel Benefit Donation Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, account #9553579856. This fund has been created to assist with the education of Jeff's youngest son, Jacob.




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CAMERON, JUNE F. San Diego, CA 06/15/1936 - 11/11/2010 12/11/2010 at 1:00 PM Penasquitos Lutheran Church Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101



JaNahn O. Fleischman

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Jack Dennis Bassett

Jack Dennis Bassett, 68, of Redding died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



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 Franco (Featured)

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James Garadis

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James McCloud

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Jane Galante

Jane Hohfeld Galante Feb. 14, 1924 - Dec. 1, 2010 Jane Hohfeld Galante, a leading chamber musician and prominent San Franciscan, died at her home in San Francisco on Wednesday morning. Daughter of Bay Area parents, Edward Hohfeld and Lillian Devendorf and the granddaughter of California pioneers; her maternal grandfather, Frank Devendorf was the co-founder of the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. She was a major presence in chamber music in San Francisco for over sixty years as a pianist, teacher, scholar, board member and vigorous advocate of the arts up until her death. She attended the Katherine Branson School, Ojai Valley School and Vassar College; she obtained her masters in musicology at UC Berkley where she lived at the International House. She taught at Mills College where she was a protg of Darius Milhaud. In 1988 she published the translation from the French of Darius Milhaud by Paul Coaller for which she was decorated with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Artes et des Letters, by the government of France. Jane had a 40 year career as a performing chamber music pianist. She toured with Ferenc Molnar and renowned cellist Zara Nelsova, and played with Lazlo Varga and Anne Adams harpist of the SF symphony. She was a founder of the San Francisco Composers forum in 1946, a former board member of San Francisco Performances and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, an Honorary Trustee of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and an Honorary member of the University of California Berkley Library Committee, to all of which roles she brought her passionate determination and incisive mind. She also formed the Lyra Ensemble which for seven years gave concerts in Bay Area public schools. She was a founding trustee and driving force behind the Morrison Chamber Music Center at SF State University for 54 years. Jane was a lifetime member of the Sierra Club and enjoyed over six decades of hiking in her beloved Sierras. She was an avid horsewoman and an accomplished California historian. Jane Galante is survived by her husband of 54 years, Clement Galante, a native of Rhodes, Greece, her two sons, Edward and John, daughters-in-law Mara and Dawn, and her seven grandchildren, Nicole, John, Alyssa, Evan, Rachael, Alexander and Isabella. A Memorial Service and Celebration of the Life of Jane Galante will be held on Saturday, December 11th at 2:30PM in Knuth Hall, College of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue. In lieu of flowers please honor Jane's memory with donations to the The University Corporation, SF State. Indicate Morrison Chamber Music Center in Memory of Jane Galante. Mail to Carma Zisman, College of Creative Arts, SF State, 1600 Holloway Ave, SF 94132-4028.



Jane McKinnon

Jane McKinnon, 97, of Ventura, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at home following a long illness., Mrs. McKinnon was born Aug. 15, 1913, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Guy and Ruth Bronson Burlingame. She was raised and schooled in Long Beach and attended U.C.L.A. In her earlier years, Jane was active in golf, ballroom dancing, bridge and volunteer work. The last few years she was active in duplicate bridge., Jane is survived by son, Rex Bailes of Hesperia; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patricia Bailes of Kona Hawaii, and Charles and Estelle McKinnon of Newark, Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alice Burlingame of Santa Clara, as well as a niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Burlingame., Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, with Pastor Dan Hull officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com



Janet Sitler

Janet Sitler, Resident of San Jose, With great sadness the family of Janet Sitler announce her passing on the morning of Dec. 3, 2010. She was surrounded by her close family. Cause of death was congestive heart failure and pneumonia. She was 84., She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jim, her son Scott and his wife, Sue, her identical twin sister, Joann Lipscomb from Connecticut, grandsons Jimmy and Travis, and great grandson , Cameron. She was known to Jimmy, Travis, and Cameron as "Mommy Mom"., Though a birth mother of just one, Janet was a loving mother to daughter-in-law Sue and Sue's two sisters, Jo Ann Robinson and Kathy Blackwell., Janet and Joann both attended Bowling Green State University of Ohio where they were affiliated with Alpha Phi Sorority., Though born in Mansfield, Ohio Janet was a resident of California since 1958 and lived in the same home in San Jose since 1959. She was always out and about and was well known throughout the neighborhood, her kind and cheerful demeanor making her everyone's friend., As an accountant, Janet blazed a trail for women in the workplace and had a long career for the City of San Jose. She retired in 1991 but remained in contact with many of her friends and colleagues from the city. After retirement she was a part-time volunteer at the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos where she and Jim were members., A wonderful cook, she generously shared her love of deliciously prepared meals with her family and friends. Perfect pitch fully developed her immense talent on the piano. She was able to play any song, anytime, "by ear". She played the piano for her family one last time just nine days prior to her passing., She also loved playing bridge and played with several groups. The Sitler family grieves for Janet's dearest friend and bridge partner of 40 years, Bertie Johnson., Over the course of their marriage, Janet and Jim had the joy of seven loving dogs. They just lost Cody in August after 15 years., A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec 9th, at 1PM at the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos, Ca. 16575 Shannon Rd., Los Gatos 95032., In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael. Ca. 94915, or the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos. Special thanks goes to Hospice of the Valley, San Jose.



Jason Mark Greenwald

Jason Mark Greenwald, 42, of Red Bluff died Friday at the Golden Living Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466). 



Jeanne Petrucci

The Camarillo community lost a very special woman in Jeanne Petrucci when she passed away at home surrounded by family on Dec. 1, 2010, at the age of 67 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer., Jeanne was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Nov. 3, 1943. Her family relocated to Pasadena where she graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962. Just a few years later she met the man with whom she would share almost 40 glorious years of marriage,Tom Petrucci. The two were married on June 22, 1963, and soon after began raising a family in Camarillo., Jeanne will be most remembered as a checker at Vons in Camarillo for over 20 years. Customers made a point to stand in her line simply to say hello, even if it meant a longer wait. In 1991 the family opened an Italian restaurant that bore their name, where Jeanne spent the next 10 years ensuring that guest service was always a top priority. When Tom passed away in 2003, Jeanne accepted a position at the Camarillo Health Care District. Her true passion, however, was working in the office of CAPE Charter School, where she was adored by staff, faculty, and students alike., Jeanne and Tom were active parishioners of St. Mary Magdalen Parish for as long as they have lived in Camarillo. Jeanne was a lector and member of the bereavement ministry. One of her greatest joys was to see her family participate in church with her, whether that be in the pews or on the altar as an alter server, choir member, or Eucharistic minister. Jeanne was inspired to live her Christian calling through her participation with the Focolare Movement, an international Catholic-based ecumenical charism dedicated to living Jesus mission, That they all may be one. (John17:21) The movement represented a renewal of spirituality for Tom and Jeanne and a dramatic shift in how they chose to carry out their everyday lives. Jeanne was persistent in enacting the movements call to always be the first to love., Jeanne was a selfless and devoted mother of five children: Tony Petrucci , Laurie Buffo (married to Michael Buffo), Thomas Petrucci (married to Nanci Petrucci), Nicole Petrucci, and Eric Petrucci. Mom-mom cherished bonding time with her four grandchildren, Colby, Hope, and Sophie Buffo and Brooklyn Bunde. Jeanne will be deeply missed by her brother, Edward Anderson of San Diego, his wife Barbara, his son Jonathan Anderson, two sisters-in-law, Rita Hanley and her husband, Bill of Arroyo Grande, and Regina Baker of Sonoma. She leaves behind a large extended family., Always a mother, Jeanne worked tirelessly in bringing up her children, whose births spanned 22 years. Family and friends knew her home as a place where big hugs, amazing meals, and lots of laughter were always found. Though she left too soon, the gifts she leaves behind to those whom she has touched will be cherished forever., A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at St. Mary Magdalen Church at the corner of Las Posas and Crestview Roads, Camarillo. The funeral service is set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the same location. A burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Focolare Movement, 3183 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90034., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo, 983-3457. Please sign Jeanne's memorial at www.CamarilloMortuary.com.



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.



Jennifer Grace Soto (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Jennifer Grace Soto 1975 - 2001 Happy Birthday Jen It's been nine years since you left to be with our Lord, it feels like yesterday. We're so thankful for the time we had you and for God's Grace that He blesses us with daily that you're in a safer place. Dearly Missed And Loved Forever. Your Family and Friends



Jill Ann Morris

Jill Ann Morris (62) passed away November 20, 2010 in San Pedro, CA of colon cancer. Born in Los Angeles on April 23, 1948, the daughter of Shirley and Pierre "Bud" Cunningham. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Cunningham; sister, Kim Arimura; brother, Mark Cunningham; children, Elise and Tyler Morris; and grandson, Jonah. Jill was married to John Morris on August 21, 1971 in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from



Jim Acevedo

Jim S. Acevedo A retired sergeant of the San Francisco Police Department passed away on December 6, 2010 at the age of 60 after a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer, at his home. Jim was a native San Franciscan and attended Polytechnic High School where he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. He began his long and distinguished career in law enforcement with then Oakland Police Department. After 8 years of service in Oakland he joined the San Francisco Police Department and served at Central and Southern Stations. He was awarded the Bronze Medal of Valor. Jim was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2003. He was also a scuba diver and training coordinator for the Underwater Recovery Unit. He is survived by his wife of 21 years Jane; his children Erika and her daughter Cecelia, and Jimmy(Venus) and their children James, Adam and Sophia; his siblings Dennis (Lynette) Acevedo, Liz (Sammy) Avila, Salvador Acevedo, and Linda (Ben) Ratto; and many adoring nieces and nephews. Friends may visit Wednesday December 8th from 3-9pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service Wednesday at 7pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday December 9th at 10am at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 221 Valley St., San Francisco. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stanford University, George Fisher M.D. Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund in memory of James S. Acevedo sent to George A. Fisher M.D. Stanford Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Dr. CC2215, Stanford, Ca 94305-5826.



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 .



Joan M. Clay

Joan M. Clay, 65, of Redding died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587). 



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 Allen

John Robert Allen Passed peacefully into the next life on 12/2/2010. He was born on 01/16/1926 in Los Angeles, CA., the only child of Adelbert and Marguerite Furlong Allen and moved to Berkeley at a young age. He is survived by his only daughter, Melissa Allen Corcoran, her husband Brian, and their children Regan Kate Corcoran and Margaret Elizabeth Corcoran. John graduated from UC Berkeley in 1950 and remained a lifelong Bears fan. He pledged Psi Upsilon, maintaining close friendships with his fraternity brothers for 60 years. He was married for 15 years to Margaret MacAlpine Allen, whom he met at Cal. John served in World War II as a radioman on B29 bombers, then was called back up to serve again in the, . When he attended the annual Danville 4th of July parade in his Superfortress cap and flight jacket, veterans of all stripes would stop the parade to salute him. John lived for 25 years with ceramicist Marilyn Levine in "The Dome" in Oakland, CA. Marilyn made a ceramic imitation of John's flight jacket so authentic looking that visitors often reached out to take it off the hook it was "hanging" on. John and Marilyn had a loving relationship that lasted until she passed away in 2005. Gramps' favorite pleasure was to share in the life of his two granddaughters who adored him in return. He loved to watch them in school plays, singing in talent shows and playing tennis for the high school team. He made sure they knew that every performance was the best that any little girl ever gave. At Diablo Lodge he was asked to serve on the Residents Council as a respected spokesman for the entire lodge. Wherever he went, people were attracted to his warm, open, honest personality. Those who knew him best described John simply as a true gentleman. His only desire was to be part of a family, and he always will be. GO BEARS!



John Cronin Baker

Another member of the Greatest Generation is gone. John Cronin Baker of Morro Bay went to the arms of his Savior Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Born in Massachusetts in 1923 to John Walter Baker and Barbara Cronin, he was the eldest of four children. His family cultivated in him the virtues of hard work and service to others. He proudly served in the U.S., Air Corps, Eighth Army 366th Bomb Group, 305th Squadron. He was the top turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. He flew 32 missions over France and Germany, including two on D-Day. Some of his honors included the Good Conduct Medal, EAME Ribbon with three Battle Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He returned to his hometown of Southborough, Mass., and worked in and eventually bought the service station there. He joined the volunteer fire department and responded whenever the alarm sounded. He courted Doris Lent of Maynard, Mass., and married in 1947. Soon John and Natalie were born to the young family. When our Dad realized there was more room for advancement in the West, he packed up his family and moved to California. He found work at McDonald Douglas Aircraft and continued his search for a break in the fire service. Soon he was working for the Glendale Fire Department as a fireman, and daughters Gail and Donna joined the happy little family. Later he was a captain in the Downey Fire Department. In 1961, he accepted the position of chief with the Lompoc Fire Department, where he found great joy in bringing a professional approach to the fire service. During this time, he created the Fire Service program at Alan Hancock College, a program known for its excellence, which survives him. His efforts in the fire service have inspired many to be the very best they can be. At least eight men who have been influenced by him have gone on to become fire chiefs, another of his legacies. In 1968, his beloved wife, Doris, died. He married again in 1969 to Donna Harrigan. His career took them to Vallejo, Calif., where he served as chief - he retired in 1973. They were blessed with a son, Adrian, and daughter, Sonja, and in 1977, they settled in Morro Bay. He was a familiar figure, and served on the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, Morro Bay City Council and St. Peter''s Episcopal Church in many roles. He initiated the first Independence Day fireworks show on the football field at Morro Bay High School in 1986. Many people knew him as the Bernardoz ice cream man. His shop was on Main Street from 1985 to 1995, and he loved to talk with all his friends who visited him to view the World War II mementos while munching their ice cream. He entered Morro Bay politics and served on the City Council. He found time to enjoy playing in the County Band, the White Caps and his own Morro Bay German Band. John leaves behind a loving family including his wife of 41 years, Donna; sister, Barbara of Westboro, Mass.; daughters Natalie Curry of Lompoc, Gail Goodhue of Morro Bay, Donna Fancher of Shingle Springs, Calif., and Sonja Baker of Encinitas, Calif.; son, Adrian and his fiancé Britiany Cargill and little Avery of Atascadero; and grandsons Justin Curry of Lompoc and David Goodhue of Morro Bay. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; brothers Lawrence and Adrian; and son, John. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at St. Peter''s by the Sea Episcopal Church, 545 Shasta Ave. in Morro Bay. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Peter''s Episcopal Church or the National Parkinson''s Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018. Good-bye, Dad. Farewell, Friend and Mentor. We love you, Chief. We will miss you very much. You have been an inspiration to all of us. We love you for the courage you have showed us and for the lessons of service to others.



John Edward Litwin

John Edward Litwin John Edward Litwin, 96, retired building contractor and former Y.C. Councilman and Mayor, passed away on November 29, 2010 at home with family, in Cameron Park, California. John was born on 1/18/1914 in East Youngstown, Ohio. He moved to Yuba City with his wife, Mary Jane and first son, shortly after being discharged by the, , having serving in World War II. He worked for a couple of years with Ira Hall and then started his own construction company, specializing in building custom homes. From 1959 to 1962, he was elected to the Y.C. City Council and was Mayor in 1961-62. He served on the Y.C. Personnel Board for years. John used his building skills to build churches in the United States and throughout the world. The title "Missionary Builder" could be applied to him. He focused on building churches in poor, developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. By the time in he was in his 80s and his wife asked him to stop traveling overseas, he had been involved in building 47 churches. He was a member of Calvary Christian Center for many years. His other passion was supporting missions work. He gave frequently and generously to help support missionaries throughout the world. His wife of 64 years, predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by four children, Roger W. Litwin of Placerville, Edward R. Litwin of Daly City, Marilyn R. Fridley of Cameron Park, and Leola J. Occhiuzzo of Lincoln, grandchildren and great grandchildren and four brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be held at Ullrey Memorial Chapel on Saturday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Missions Program at Calvary Christian Center, 2620 Colusa Highway, Yuba City, CA 95993. Send Condolences



John Forney

John Paul Forney, In loving memory of my son, 6-27-1956 - 12-7-2003, Your awesome fun loving spirit and great humor. Your goofy smile and moments of High Drama. Go Rams- Hello Shakespeare, 47 years of sweet memories of you are tucked forever in our hearts. We will be loving you and missing you always, Mom and Jane, Reed and Tom.



John Wesley Richie

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Johnny "Ray" Rambo

Services for Johnny "Ray" Rambo, 83, of Redding will be held at McDonald's Redding Chapel on Friday, December 10, 2010, at 1 p.m. Mr. Rambo died Monday, November 29, 2010, at Mercy Hospital. Born on March 11, 1927, in El Dorado, OK, he lived in Texas and Southern California before moving to Shasta County in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Area. He was owner/operator of Ray Rambo Dump Truck Service. He was a member of the California Dump Truck Owners Association, VFW, and American Legion. During his life, he enjoyed boxing and earned the Golden Gloves title while serving in the U.S. Navy. He loved camping, boating, waterskiing, riding his trail bike, and playing in Reno. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Johnnie Winona "Winnie"; daughter Elizabeth "Lynne" Yardley and husband Dennis; granddaughters Cindy Rickard and husband Kenny, and Annette Yardley; great grandchildren Cody Ray Yardley, Colton Rickard, and Cara Rickard; nephew Charles Gilbreath and wife Chris, all of Redding; brothers Otis Rambo and wife Francis, and Jerry Rambo and wife Adair, both of Georgia. He was preceded in death by parents Eddie E. and Abbie I. Rambo, brother Ramon "Jack" Rambo, and sister Malva Mae Smith. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery Chapel, c/o California Veterans Assistance Group, 737 Auditorium Drive, Redding, CA 96001. Tributes may be posted at www.mcdonaldschapel.com Arrangements are being handled by McDonald's Redding Chapel.



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.



Jose (Pepe) Fierro

Jose (Pepe) Fierro, age 79, of Oxnard, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010., Jose was born June 1, 1932 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico and was a resident of Ventura County for 40 years. Jose worked locally in the lemon industry until he retired at age 62 and then continued working for Goodwill Thrift Stores for three more years. He touched all by his tender love and patience, and his service to the Alcoholics Anonymous community., He was preceded in death by his son, Eduardo (Lalo) Hernandez., He is survived by his wife, Nati; sons, Jose and wife Lolita, Oscar and wife Estela, Octavio and wife Norma, and Miguel; daughters, Lilia and husband Cuco, Rosario, Isela, and Flor; brother, Tacho; sisters, Maria and Margarita; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was a great athlete excelling in swimming, volleyball, and basketball, but his passion was always baseball. He was a professional pitcher in Mexico playing for the Dorados de Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico for many years. The team was known for its impressive records of fans drawn to the games. Jose continued to be an avid fan of the game, with his favorite team being the Angels., His other contributions include opening up an Alcoholics Anonymous Latino Group Office in Oxnard. A year later he formed AA District #5, served MCD, and Historic Archives for historic AA events. He went beyond the AA local boundaries to be well-known in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley among Latino groups. He was also involved in AA events and served as Treasurer for his home group. His fellow AA members will remember him with love. He will be missed by all those he touched and influenced in Oxnard, Santa Paula, Ventura, Moorpark, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley., The Lord manifested Himself through Jose's words, encouragement, motivation, joy, faith and peace that he gave to the AA Community and his family. He had a quiet spirit, yet a great impact on all those he touched., Tito Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Jose Fierro will begin with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A Street, Oxnard, Pastoral Lay Minister Christine Portillo officiating. Graveside service will follow at 12 noon on Monday, Dec. 6 at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard. For map and directions to the ceremony locations and to sign the familys online guestbook please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs., of Santa Paula, 229-7054.



Jose Abrica

MR. JOSE ABRICA, age 71, of Santa Maria, passed away December 2, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the dirextion of Moreno Mortuary.



Joseph Barich Sr.

JOSEPH JOHN BARICH, SR. Age 89, resident of Banning, CA for 21 years, passed away December 3, 2010. Joseph was born March 27, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois. He was an Aircraft Flight Line Mechanic for Lockheed for 22 years. He served in the US Navy during WWII and retired from the Air Force after 20 years of combined service with the rank of Master Sergeant. Joseph is survived by his daughter, Mary Ellen Barich of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Joseph Jr. and his wife Dianna Barich, of Dana Point, CA; brother, Eli Barich of Chicago, IL; nieces, nephews and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Barich and his brother, Michael Barich. Funeral Thursday, December 9, 2010, 3:00pm at Weaver Mortuary Chapel, 1177 Beaumont Avenue, Beaumont, CA. Graveside Service Friday, December 10, 2010, 1:31pm at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA, 92518, Staging Area #6. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to any veterans\' organization or cancer society. Arrangements By Weaver Mortuary To leave online condolences and sign the guest book please visit



Joseph Franklin Reed

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Joseph Ray Johnson Sr.

Joseph Ray Johnson Sr. December 2, 1950 - December 6, 2010 Graveside services will be held Wed., Dec. 8th, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Those left behind to cherish his memories are: his wife of 27 years Denise Johnson; daughter, Melanie Johnson; sons, Joseph Johnson Jr. and Kevin Johnson; mother, Velma Hurt; brothers and sisters, David and Cindy Johnson, Ruth Ann Parks, Ricky and Debbie Johnson, Diana and Buck Floyd, Guy Patch, Mark and Susette Patch, Jennifer Patch; and many other family members that loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Johnson; brother, Johnny Johnson; sister, Dereatha Avera. Joseph Ray Johnson Sr. was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and moved to Bakersfield in 1963. He loved his family more than anything. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.



Joseph Wasielewski

Joseph Norman Wasielewski, Former Santa Clara resident of 30 years, 77, Joseph Wasielewski, died Dec. 4, 2010, at his home in Stockton, California with his family by his side., Joseph was born May 3, 1933, in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Helen Wasielewski. He retired as an Aerospace Engineer from Ford Aerospace/Lockheed Martin after 34 years. Since his retirement in 1993, he has been living in Stockton, CA, where he enjoyed fishing, photography and playing golf., He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Elvia Wasielewski and his children: Daniel Wasielewski, Kathleen Lindsay, Paul Wasielewski, Suzanne Proffit, Louise Franklin and Patricia Pallares. He was proud to have 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Colette Wasielewski, previously of Thetford Mines, Canada., Prayer Vigil will be Dec. 7 at 6:30 pm. Spangler Mortuary, 174 N. Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral Dec. 8 at 10:00am St. Martins Catholic Church, 593 Central Avenue, Sunnyvale, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to . More information can be found at



Josephine Secakuku

was born on September 16, 1925 and passed away on November 30, 2010. She was a long time resident of the South Bay who worked as a surgical nurse at Harbor General Hospital. Since her retirement she remained very active traveling and doing volunteer work at the hospital and the San Pedro courthouse. She is survived by family members in Utah. Please sign the guestbook at



Judith Duren

Judith Duren, Resident of San Jose, Beloved mother of Renee, Teresa, George and the late Angela E. Duren. Dear sister of Jackie, Joyce, Emile, Richard, Donardo, and the late Freddie and Burnell. Adoring grandmother of 6., Funeral Services will he held Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of Flowers, 900 S. Second St. San Jose, interment to follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.




SPIEGELMAN, Judith Hillside Mortuary 800-576-1994 



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.



Julia Dolores Gervais

Julia Dolores Gervais left this world peacefully on December 5, 2010. She was born in the hamlet of Pacifica, CA on July 5, 1912. She always loved the autumn colors and it is fitting that, at age 98, she took her final journey during this time of the year. She believed in hard work, a good education and loved her family and country. In her youth she had to work to support her mother and family. She was one of eight children, and the last remaining sibling of Rose, Nellie, August, Guido and Blanche Lotti, and Romeo and Jules (Babe) Michelucci. She took the advice of one of her older brothers and attended Healds Business College in San Francisco. She became a bookkeeper and remained in that profession until retirement. She lamented the fact that she never received a high school diploma. In her fifties Julia attended classes at El Camino High School at night and proudly received her high school diploma. Julia was a communicator and kept in touch with all her family and friends. She authored three volumes on the Lotti/Michelucci families from their origins in Pacifica to their lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She leaves her son Dante, daughter-in-law, Jacqueline; three grandchildren: Perry (Christine), James (Tricia), and Gregg (Sandra). She was extremely proud of her five great grandchildren: Sierra, Colin, Tana, August and Catherine. She also leaves her godson, Joseph Michelucci and many nieces and nephews of the Lotti and Michelucci families, of whom she proudly talked about and leaves her undying love. The family greatly appreciates the wonderful care given her by the dedicated caregivers at Optimum Senior Residential Care Home. The family also extends many thanks to the Memorial Hospice nurses for their kind support and care to Julia and her family. Friends and family are invited to attend the Visitation on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-Sebastopol, 301 S. Main St., Sebastopol. A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Ln., Sebastopol. If desired memorial donations in Julia's memory may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 209, Sebastopol, CA 95472 or to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Private Interment: Golden Gate National Cemetery.



Julia Huber

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Kampsnider, James

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James Kampsnider, 47, died in Santa Cruz, CA Survived by his father John, his brother, Eric, his mother Marilyn Witbeck all of West Virginia .....



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.



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Karen Miller

Karen L. Miller, Resident of Willows, CA, Passed away peacefully on 12/01/2010 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 73. She was born on 02/13/1937 in Billings, Montana to Rudolph and Jane Blum. Karen left behind a large and wonderful family., A memorial Service will be held at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1pm. Karen and her family would like to give thanks to Butte Home Health and Hospice for their wonderful care and support and her countless loving friends for their friendship and support over the years. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Butte Home Health and Hospice in care of Newton-Bracewell Funeral Homes. You may share your thoughts and memories of Karen online at



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.



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 www.bryanbraker.com.,



Kenneth Muse Sr.

KENNETH F. MUSE, SR., a resident of Santa Maria, died December 3, 2010 in Santa Maria at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.



Kenny Hunt

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Kollin, Richard Philip

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Richard Philip Kollin Oakland resident, loving husband and father of two died early Sunday morning November 7, 2010 at the age of 74. Born .....




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LaRoe, Shirley

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Shirley Anderson LaRoe, 72, of Galt, died Dec. 3. She was born July 20, 1938 in Arizona. Mrs. LaRoe was a retired secretary. She enjoyed ..... 



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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,



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Lawrence P. Silva

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Lena T. (Montedonico) Giorgi

Died Tuesday November 30, 2010 at Healdsburg Senior Living. She was 101. Lena was the loving wife of the late Albert Giorgi for 51 years. She was the dear mother of Richard (Dorothy) Giorgi; and the adored grandmother of: Mark (Marnie) Giorgi, Dean Giorgi, and Nick (Madeleine) Giorgi; and five great grandchildren. Born in Albion, California she came to Cloverdale and attended Cloverdale schools. She married Albert in 1937 and moved to Healdsburg where she lived and maintained her own home until the last couple of weeks. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Thursday December 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1402 University Ave. Healdsburg. Memorial contributions preferred to the Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson, Healdsburg. Arrangements by: FRED YOUNG F. H. CLOVERDALE, 894-2540



Linn Cole

Linn Marie (Aurrecoechea) Cole, Resident of San Jose, 3-30-54 - 12-4-2010, Is now at peace and has gone to meet her mother, Janet, in heaven., Her bright, shining eyes, generous heart & welcoming smile will be dearly missed by her loving daughter, Katie Cole, father Louis & Annette, siblings Jeff, Julie & Gary, nieces/nephews Nikki, Nino, Megan, Emily, Jesse & Zack, Scott & Chris along with countless additional family & friends., Services will be held at Willow Glen Funeral Home Thursday evening. Funeral and Interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery on Friday. For more details please contact the funeral home at (408) 295-6446. Donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society.



Lorenzo Fuentes Sr.

LORENZO FUENTES, SR., a resident of Santa Maria, died December 2, 2010 in Santa Maria at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria. 



Lorraine Ballance

Longtime Ventura resident Lorraine Ballance passed away peacefully in her sleep, at home, early on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, 2010. She had a long and eventful life, and will be missed by her family and many friends., Born April 12, 1922 in Bethel, Mo., Lorraine was the only child of William H. and Bessie Fox. She had fond memories of her early years in Bethel, where her grandparents owned and operated a general store. When the depression set in, Lorraine and her parents moved to Washington, D.C., where her parents were able to find work. During her girlhood in Washington she lived on a street with six other girls her age, and for the rest of their lives, they all remained lifelong friends., With Lorraine's passing all but one of these friends for life are now gone. Lorraine married Lieutenant Chester F. Lowe in 1939, and their son, Christopher R. Lowe, was born in 1943. Sadly, Lieutenant Lowe was killed in 1945 at the end of WW II. For the next several years, Lorraine lived with the Lowe family, moving from Denver to New Orleans to Lawerence, Kan., where she attended The University of Kansas for two years., In 1948, she married Richard L. Ballance, and their daughter Karen was born in 1949, followed by a son, Kurtis, in 1950. Richard and Lorraine and the three children moved to Ventura in 1955. Lorraine and Richard divorced in the early 1960s, but Lorraine and her children remained in Ventura. She went back to school at Ventura College, and then went to Cal State Northridge, where she finished up her education and obtained her teaching credential in 1964. She taught for one year at El Camino Elementary School in Ventura, and the following year she transferred to Saticoy School, where she taught third grade for the next 18 years. While teaching in Saticoy she made many friends who were very important to her for the rest of her life. After retiring in 1982, Lorraine enjoyed traveling, going to plays and musicals with friends, playing bridge with various groups, bowling, some volunteer work, and many other activities. She also kept in touch with and frequently visited friends and relatives in many parts of America., Lorraine's health began declining in 2005, starting with a broken hip, but she continued many of her activities for the next several years, and still enjoyed a wonderful quality of life. She had been suffering from congestive heart failure for several years, and in the fall of 2010, her condition declined rapidly. Right up until the end of her life, she was still enjoying visits from friends, enjoying an occasional outing, reading her newspapers, and remembering old friends and days gone by. She still had many friends who cared about her, and they, along with her family, will have many fond memories of her., Anyone wishing to honor her memory should make a donation to either Friends of the Ventura County Library, or the Ventura Chapter of Mended Hearts, two organizations she believed in and was involved with right up until the end of her life.



Louis John Simons

Louis John Simons, a resident of Carlsbad, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. He faced his disease and life with great courage. He was born on January 22, 1941 in Los Angeles. John graduated from Serra High School in 1959, from



Louise Stevens-Beaman

Louise Stevens-Beaman Of Yuba City, passed away November 12, 2010. A memorial service will be held 3:00PM Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Sutter Community Church, 2900 Acacia St., Sutter, CA.



Lucell Thompson-Fenton

Lucell Harriet Burke Thompson-Fenton "Peggy" age 91, passed peacefully on Saturday December 4, 2010. Peggy was born September 4, 1919 in Cornish, NH in her grandma's home. She was the daughter of the late Harriet Eunice (Nelson) Burke and Fredrick H. Scruton. Peggy married Harold Thompson on January 10, 1937 and they moved to Connecticut in 1938. They lived in many towns where Harold worked farming. She worked for Pepperidge Farm Bakery for 10 years. She and her husband moved to New Milford in 1956 where he passed away in 1959. After moving to New Milford Peggy worked for Winchester Electronics for 2 years and for Kimberly Clark Manufacturing for 23 years. She married Frank Fenton in June 1960 and he passed away in 1964. Peggy is survived by a daughter Flossie Jackson and her husband of Norwalk, three sons Leonard "Butch" Thompson and his wife Wanda of Middlesex, VT, Eddie Thompson and his wife Bea of Wymore, NE,, Richard Thompson and his wife Jane of Barre, VT, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a daughter Adeline Thompson and granddaughter Becky Fisher. Funeral service will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home 87 Park Lane RD, New Milford. Family will receive friends at the Colonial Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 until 7 pm. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT. Information and online condolences at



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, www.mccunechapel.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.




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MRS. ROSE ANNETTE WALSH, 87, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 4, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com 



Mabel Anderson Honan

Mabel Anderson Honan died on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Haven-wood convalescence in Concord, N. H. She was 100 years old, born on July 22, 1910 in New Milford the youngest of four sisters. She was ahead of her time as a woman who dedicated herself to and enjoyed success in many types of work in addition to raising a family. Before she was 16, she provided care to the children of a neighbor. When she reached employment age she worked as a clerk in Barton's Department Store. Upon graduation from New Milford High School she joined Southern New England Telephone as an operator and worked there while she studied banking Her banking studies led to employment with New Milford Savings Bank. It was while working there, that she married Tom Honan. This led to two children and eventually brought her to Gaylordsville where she and Tom raised their family while running Honan's Store and the Gaylordsville Post Office. Mabel retired as Post Master there in 1984 and moved to Canterbury, New Hampshire to live near her daughter. Eventually she moved to Heritage Heights/ Havenwood, an assisted living community in Concord where she became a well known and loved resident. Her daughter, Kay Cushman of Canterbury, New Hampshire; her son, Tom Honan of Olympia, Washington; and her granddaughter, Kyle Cushman of Marshfield, Vermont, survive her. Her family will hold a private ceremony. She will be buried at Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville next to her husband Tom.



Mabie, Charles

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM

Charles Kent Mabie Dec. 21, 1933 - Nov. 29, 2010 Resident of Newark "Chuck" journeyed off to the Golden Hills peacefully on the morning ..... 



Malancha Ghosh (In Memoriam)

Ghosh, Malancha August 30, 1982 - December 12, 2009 In remembrance of our beloved daughter, Malancha. Awareness of impermanence and embracing change with peace and wonderful loving memories of every moment of her 27 years, a permanent gift to us as the reminder of her courage, passion for excellence, and gracefulness --- Susnata and Subir Ghosh Riverside, California



Manuel Martinez Berbena

MANUEL MARTINEZ BERBENA NOV 28,1937 - DEC 3, 2010 Manuel Martinez Berbena, 73 of Ceres, passed away in Modesto on Friday, December 3, 2010. He was born in Porterville, Ca., to Frank & Eva Berbena. He graduated from Downey High School, where he played football & baseball. He worked at CVC General Foods for 43 years. He had an amazing work ethic. After he retired he began a lawn care business to keep busy. He was a member of E Clampus Vitus Chapter 58 and volunteered for Special Olympics. He enjoyed boating skiing pitching horseshoes and dancing. He was the unexpected tambourine man at weddings & parties. Manuel is survived by his wife Connie H. Berbena; children, Roger Berbena, Doug Berbena, Keri Rodgers, Kelley Berbena, Kristi Berbena Wood; 4 stepchildren; 22 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 6 brothers, also survive him. His parents preceded him in death. Manuel lived life on his terms, he knew how to have fun and had many friends. He was an outstanding, one of a kind man. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Antigua Event Center, 3200 Santa Fe St., Riverbank. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to Special Olympics.



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, www.vacahillschapel.com.,



Margaret Cerulli

Margaret (Evans) Cerulli, 67, of Ridgefield, wife of Anthony Cerulli Sr. December 6, 2010. Funeral arrangements and will be announced by the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield. 



Margaret E. Wallman

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Margaret J. Hooton

Margaret J. Hooton (Maggie), age 68, of Riverton, West Virginia died from a massive cerebral hemorrhage on December 2, 2010 in Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, West Virginia. Maggie was born in Waterbury, September 3, 1942. She was the only child of Helen Silks Jakubauskas and Constantine Jakubauskas. Maggie taught creative writing and English at Danbury High School for 15 years. She met and married, fellow teacher, Art Hooton and they moved to Riverton, West Virginia in 1980, where they found "almost heaven" on earth and built a homestead that embodied the qualities of the life they valued. Maggie was both a seeker and a visionary. Everything she did was filtered through a deep appreciation for the beauty of the present moment, respect for the interconnected web of life and for the careful use and management of nature's gifts. She was an avid gardener and demonstrated her love of life and passion for all things artistic. She was a gifted craftswoman with the sewing machine, a writer, a poet, a musician and a talented painter. She reflected the same creative ingenuity when she cooked and preserved food grown on their family farm at Timber Ridge. Maggie brought these values and skills to her work life: Her West Virginia resume included employment at the Potomac Highlands Guild in Petersburg, the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, The Mountain Institute at Spruce Knob, as well as Future Generations in Franklin. In 1999, Maggie's entrepreneurial, dynamic and creative spirit gave birth to a web design business, Red Eft Web Design, which created and managed web sites locally in West Virginia and across the country. From her office/studio sky room on the side of Spruce Knob, she entered and touched the lives of many people. Her legacy will live on in her good works and in the heart of her husband Art and her cat, Ping. She leaves behind a basket of mending, a full larder, opened paint containers and an unfinished watercolor of a lovely bunch of carrots. Clearly, her intention was to live much longer than she did. A memorial service will be celebrated in May when the apple trees are next in bloom. Memories and remembrances may be shared at Red Eft Web Design:, Contributions in her memory may be made to the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter(PAWS) P.O. Box 804, Franklin, WVA 26807.



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 Ixta

MARIA IXTA MAR 9, 1921 - DEC 5, 2010 Maria Ixta passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at her home in Modesto, CA. She was 89, born in Etucuaro, Mich, Mexico, and came to the U.S. in 1967. Lived in San Jose, moved to Modesto in 1970. Worked seasonal at Tri-Valley Growers #7, but her biggest passion was her family. Preceded in death by her husband, Felipe, parents, and siblings. Survived by her children: Lourdes, Jaime, Jose, Dagoberto, Espiridion, Rafael, Lidia, Jessie, 23 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Rosary at Franklin & Downs at McHenry Ave. Chapel on Thurs. Dec. 9-6 pm. Mass at St. Stanislaus at 7th & J St. on Fri. Dec. 10 at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.



Marialyce Kennedy Shaw Marial

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.



Marie Hardy (In Memoriam)

MARIE DAY HARDY December 1, 1953 ~ December 7, 2009 You went home to heaven much too soon. We are all trying to figure out why he needed you to join him so quickly. Maybe he loved your great smile and your contagious laugh as much as all of us? You put up a great fight and for 14 months you were in remission. Colt still calls our home "Grammy\'s house" & the car is still "Grammy\'s car". We ask Colt every night who loves you the most? He still answers with his big smile "Grammy Does". You are truly missed by all who loved and knew you for any length of time! Moira is missing you beyond words. I try to think of all the things that come natural to you to make Moira know how much she is loved. She is so lucky to have you as her Grammy. Everything is pretty much the way it was when you were here at home. After all this time it is still hard to come home & not have you kiss & hug me, making me feel loved and always needed! Until we meet again green eyes remember I love you bunches. Miss & Love you always, Mike, Brenda, Sean, Kirsten Chalea, Nikki & Shari and all the rest of your family.



Marilyn Avantini

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Marilyn P. Hess

Loving wife of Roger Hess, mother, grandmother and co-owner of Charisma Charters passed away November 9, 2010. Services will be held Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10:00 am at St Margaret Mary's Church, 25511 Eshelman Ave, Lomita. Please sign the guest book at



Marjorie Anne Kellogg

Marjorie Anne Kellogg passed away on November 27, 2010, in Vancouver, Wash. She was 84. Margie was born in Portland, Ore. on November 14, 1926 to Emma and Emil Borg and resided in the Vancouver area for most of her life. She attended business school and later worked at Pearson Airpark, where she met her husband, Charles W. Kellogg. Every year on their anniversary they celebrated the occasion by visiting with Rev. Bob Waller, the minister who officiated at their wedding. The couple enjoyed spending time working on their boat, visiting Ashland, Ore. for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and traveling south in their RV. Margie's individual interests included reading, gardening, tending to her beloved dogs, working crossword puzzles, homemaking and cooking special meals for her family and friends. She will be remembered most for her elegance, grace and generosity. Margie is survived by her son, Chuck (Trish) Kellogg; daughter, Virginia (Jerry) Rosette; two sisters, Betty Still and Anne Shefchek; daughter-in-law, Patty Kellogg; grandchildren, Jerry Jr., Julie and David, Carol and Douglas, Chuck III, Sue, Chris, Tauni and Carly, Ryan and Shannon; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her son, Frederic D. "Rick" Kellogg; and daughter, Patricia C. Kellogg. Private services will be held for family members. The family suggests that donations be made to the local Humane Society.



Mark Chester Handy

Mark Chester Handy Born December 20, 1950 in Marysville CA. Passed away November 22, 2010 at his home in Anacortis, WA., following a lenghty battle with cancer. Mark was preceeded in death by his parents Chester & Ethel Handy of Marysville, and a brother James Handy of Yuba City, CA. He is survived by his brothers John Handy of Carmichael, CA. and Jeff Handy of Auburn, CA. Also three children Caroline Handy of Chico, CA., Derek and Ryan Handy of Anacotis WA. Send Condolences to



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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 Puentes

Mary Puentes, Mary Puentes was called up to the heavens to be with the Lord December 2, 2010. She was born in Austin, TX on March 23, 1947. She moved to Santa Maria in 1952 and married her husband, Isidro Puentes of 44 years in 1966. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and friend. She will always be remembered for helping others and taking care of the elderly. She was a caregiver for almost 30 years and loved her job with a passion. Helping family, loved ones and her clients was her life. She will always be remembered smiling, joking, and making people laugh. She was a very strong woman and was until the time she was called back to the Lord., She is survived by her husband of 44 years Isidro Puentes. Her mother, Juanita Perales of Sundown, TX. Her two sisters Janie Hinojosa of Sundown, TX and Lupe Guerrero of Levelland, TX. Her sons Marty Puentes and Fernando Puentes, both from Santa Maria and her daughter Alissa Puentes of Santa Maria. She is also survived by her three grandsons Marty Puentes III, Jacob Puentes, and Danyal Puentes and numerous grandchildren. May you rest in peace with the Lord and watch over us from the heavens above. We are respecting her wishes by having a cremation and a celebration of life gathering with the family. We appreciate your understanding and respecting of her wishes., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Mary R. Lepis

Mary R. Lepis, 92, passed away peacefully at The Cascades Assisted Living Residence in Bethel, on Monday, November 29, 2010. She was the widow of her beloved husband Louis J. Lepis. Mary was born in Schenectady, NY in 1918, a daughter of the late Dominick and Emma Pace. She is survived by her sisters: Mona Celentano of Queens, NYC, NY, Gloria Bellofatto of Bethel. Mary graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in Schenectady, NY and pursued a career as a Hair Dresser. On behalf of Mary, heartfelt thanks are extended to the Cascades staff and Regional Hospice who gave Mary loving care, prayers and affection. A Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church , Rte 302, Bethel, followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Rte 53, Bethel. A luncheon will be held at Plain Jane's Restaurant, 208 Greenwood Ave., Bethel following the committal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of your choice. There are no calling hours, The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel is handling arrangements. Information and on line condolences at



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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, www.mccunechapel.com.



McCloud, James Ferdinand Andreas

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

James Ferdinand Andreas McCloud Resident of Oakland, CA Jim McCloud passed on peacefully of natural causes at age 92 on the evening of December ..... 



Melba J. Barzee

Melba J. Barzee, 88, of Weaverville died Monday at Trinity Hospital in Weaverville. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144). 



Melvin Manchester

Melvin F., Manchester, Resident of Mt. View, May 4, 1933-Dec. 3, 2010, A native of Palo Alto, Melvin lived in Mountain View for the past 46 years with wife Joan and daughters Julie and Susan. Mel served in the US Army, graduated from San Jose State, worked at Lockheed Martin for over 30 years, and is a Past Master of Mtn. View DeAnza Masonic Lodge., Melvin is survived by his wife of 48 years, daughter Susan & husband Joseph, grandchildren Juliana and David, sister Barbara and extended family., Mel was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie (1999)., A memorial service will be held on Weds. Dec. 8th at 11:00 a.m.at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 El Camino Real W., Mtn. View. Private Interment., Please view/sign guestbook at



Michael Angelo Affuso

Michael Angelo Affuso, aged 41, of Redding, CA died December 2, 2010. He is survived by his children, Rayelle and Angelo, and his sister Angela. Service to be held on December 10th, 2010 at 4 p.m. Allen and Dahl in Anderson, CA. He will be missed. 



Myrna Milam

MYRNA MILAM Born Sept. 2, 1949, passed away Dec. 4, 2010. Survived by her daughters, Jennifer and Robin and family. She will be dearly missed. Love you mom. 



Nancy Jane Clontz

Nancy Jane Clontz Nancy Jane Clontz, 57, passed away at her home with her loving husband and son by her side on December 2, 2010 after her short but courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on July 2, 1953, the second child of the late William and Pauline Sheibley. Nancy spent her childhood between the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley and her grandmother's farm in Iowa. She cherished all the childhood memories she had on the farm with her grandmother, parents, brother Ray, cousins, aunts, and uncles. She graduated in 1971 from Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA where she acquired her love for the art of photography. Nancy and her husband, Richard, met in 1978 in Northridge, CA. They moved to Lompoc in 1981, were engaged on Christmas Day of that year, and married in Santa Maria in March of 1982. Their only child, Christopher, was born later at Marian Hospital in Santa Maria. After spending five years in Lompoc, they moved to Denver, CO in 1986, and then returned to California in 1998, residing at their beautiful Santa Maria home. Nancy was passionate about many things. She loved exercising, taking walks, and riding her mountain bike on sunny days. She loved baseball, and watching her two favorite teams, the Colorado Rockies and the Anaheim Angels. She loved to watch movies in the theater and at home with her family, and enjoyed every film from classics, featuring Mae West, W.C. Fields, and the Marx Brothers, to modern films like the Indiana Jones series and Iron Man. She enjoyed tending to her beautiful backyard garden and was an avid reader of all books, classic and contemporary. She cherished her career in the local Santa Barbara wine business, of which she worked for the past twelve years. But most of all, she was passionate about the love and care she gave to her husband and son. Nancy's illness struck her suddenly and viciously, but true to her loving and selfless nature, she wished not to burden the ones she loved with the worries and pain of her ailment. Her love was so genuine, she confided in others of her illness only when the time was right, and she was determined to be brave and positive, telling all not to dwell on sorrows and regrets. Nancy was the foundation of our family. In and out of her home, she touched the lives of so many people, putting everyone else's feelings and concerns above her own. We're all going to miss her, and we'll never forget her. Nancy is survived by her husband Richard, son Christopher, brother Ray Sheibley of Greensboro, NC, her cousins, aunts, and uncles in California, her in-laws in Texas and Washington, and her numerous friends in the Santa Barbara wine country. A graveside service will be held at the Santa Maria Cemetery Southlawn December 9th, at 2 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary & Crematory (805) 922-8463 www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com



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Nicholas John Gervasio

Nicholas John Gervasio, 68, died at his home on December 3, 2010. He moved to Hancock 6 years ago from Redding. He was born in Stamford, on October 26, 1942, the son of Mary (Cyboski) and Vincent Gervasio. He was a graduate of Stamford High School and the University of Connecticut where he received his B.A. degree and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He held advanced degrees from the University of Connecticut and Fairfield University. He taught history at Joel Barlow High School in Redding until his retirement in 1999. Nick was fond of recalling his childhood growing up in the projects of Stamford with his extended family. Shoulder and leg injuries cut short his soccer and football activities, but he remained committed to exercise and health throughout his life. Upon graduation from UCONN in 1966 he taught history at Stamford's Rippowam High School. In 1968 he and his wife Sara moved to Fort Collins Colorado where he studied forestry at Colorado State University. In 1969 they returned to Connecticut and settled in Redding. Nick was a true lover of history, particularly American history and the Civil War. In the late 1970's Nick spent several months in Old Sturbridge Village as an interpreter in the pewter shop, printing press and broom shop. He then spent several months in Mystic Seaport woodworking and living aboard the ship Joseph Conrad. Nick also proudly served the Redding and Hancock communities as a member of their volunteer fire departments. Nick was happiest outdoors; travelling west with his family, camping and enjoying visits to many national parks and monuments, biking in Acadia with his family or pursuing one of his many hobbies - building stone walls, carving gifts for his friends and family, making furniture for Sara, chopping wood and blazing nature trails through his back woods. Not one to covet or place importance on possessions, Nick valued hard work, family, integrity, simplicity, and nature. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sara (King) Gervasio; two daughters, Ann and her husband Michael Stanley of Westminster, Vermont; and Karen and her husband William Sullivan of Madbury, New Hampshire, and four grandchildren whom he cherished. His brother, Richard Gervasio of Stamford, predeceased him earlier this year. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at 2:00 at the Peterborough Unitarian Church, Main Street, Peterborough. Reverend David Robins will officiate. Memorial gifts may be made to Friends of Acadia, P.O. Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (, ), The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 54 Portsmouth St, Concord, NH 03301(, ) or to HCS Services and Hospice, P.O. Box 496, Peterborough, NH 03458. Jellison Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. For an online guestbook and directions, go to




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Norma Lee Stoutamire

NORMA LEE STOUTAMIRE NOV 27, 1932 - NOV 7, 2010 Norma Lee Stoutamire departed this life on Sunday, November 7, 2010 in Tijuana, Mexico, after a rigorous battle with cancer. She was born on November 27, 1932, in the Lick Run area of Botetourt County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Mack Bayne Sr. and Alma Persinger Bayne. She was a graduate of Eagle Rock High School, Eagle Rock, Virginia. Norma received a degree in massage therapy at age 72 from Dabney Lancaster Community College and opened a business, The Power of Touch. Among her other endeavors, she was a hotel owner and restaurant manager, a successful caterer and event organizer at Great Meadow, Virginia. Her motto was "Get a life, then pursue it with all your time and energy. She was a member of The Funstrummers Ukulele Band, The Camellia Society of Modesto and the MICL program of MJC. She described herself as ornery, bossy, opinionated and sharp tongued''. She was a woman who loved life, always willing to help or volunteer. Her cancer humor'' started the day of her surgery when she used a marking pen to print Adios Amigas'' across her breast, unbeknownst to hospital personnel until she was prepped for surgery. After losing her hair to chemo, she would decorate her shiny dome with temporary tattoos of fairys dancing, or a large figure 8'' to give fellow cancer patients something to laugh about while receiving their chemo IV's. She was predeceased by her previous husbands, Sam Kenton and Charles Worman, and eight of nine siblings except Mack Bayne Jr. of Covington, Virginia. She is also survived by her husband, Don Stoutamire of Modesto, Calif.; daughters, Robyn Tinsley, Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Naja Caudill, Haymarket, Virginia; son Victor Siegel, Encino, Calif.; three step- daughters, Leslie Dunn, Campbell, Calif.; Kathleen Woods, Lynnwood, Washington; Karen Weatherly, Modesto, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at Modesto Junior College West Campus in the MICL building (Bldg 6000 (Bldg 17 on west campus map)) on Friday, December 10th from 2-4:30 pm. Donations can be made in her name to Community Hospice of Modesto.



Norman Gass

Norman Gass, Resident of San Jose, 3/30/1924 12/2/2010, Beloved brother of Nora Gass Barr, uncle of Avron Barr, Dina Barr, Marla Barr, and Candyse Weckel, great-uncle of Tiffany Barr, Matthew Morrison, and Alexis Weckel. He will be missed.



Norris Hill

Norris Blair Hill, Resident of San Jose for 52 years, Norris Blair Hill passed away on Friday, December 3, of complications from his long battle with ALS. He was 77 years old. He was born in Glendive, Montana on May 2, 1933, the son of Everett Milton Hill and his wife Kathryn. He is best described as a deeply committed Christian and educator who greatly loved his family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Norris maintained his youth and vitality by doing what he truly loved: educating, talking, visiting, encouraging and supporting those around him, especially young people. Even while battling a difficult illness with tremendous courage and faith, Norris maintained a positive attitude and found ways to love and serve those around him. Norris is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Hill; his three daughters, Robyn Hilton, Wendy Egelkamp, and Kimberly Horst; his sister Collette Herman; nine grandchildren: Amanda, Joshua, Adriane, Darin, Carissa, Erin, Christian, Erik, and Kaleb; and four great grandchildren., Norris received a BA in English Literature and Secondary Education from Wheaton College and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Denver. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree he served in the U.S. Army Corps in Germany for 3 years. Further graduate work from UC Berkeley and San Jose State resulted in credentials in both Counseling and Administration., In 1958, Norris married Betty and began a 52-year career at San Jose Unified School District. He began as an English and Foreign Language teacher, serving ten years at the high school and community college levels. After five years as English Department Chair, he was selected as the Vice Principal of Curriculum and served as Vice Principal at three high schools (Willow Glen, Leland, and Gunderson) for eleven years. During this period, he worked in all areas including Guidance Principal at Steinbeck Middle School. Norris culminated his career with the district as a highly successful grant writer and served as Evaluator and then Manager of the Magnet Assistance Program until his final retirement in December of 2009. He also served as President of Magnet Schools of America., Besides spending time with his beloved wife and three daughters and their families, his other loves included being an Elder and Sunday School teacher at Willow Glen Alliance Church, now called Bayside Community Church; playing the organ and piano for church and other celebrations; and enjoying his passion for gardening which included membership in the John Daly Dahlia Society and serving for a time as it's President. He had a faithful companion in his little dachshund, Gracie, who misses him terribly-as do all that knew and loved Norris., The family invites family members and friends of Norris to a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. on December 11th at Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Ave., San Jose 95125., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Bayside Community Church for the benefit of the AWANA children's program.



Obituaries for Tuesday, Dec. 7

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 12:42 AM 

AGUIRRE -- Dora Rodriguez Aguirre, 87, of Lindsay died Wednesday. She was a homemaker. Mass: 10 a.m. today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements: Webb-Sanders Funeral Home. 



Obituaries: Dec. 7, 2010: Vasquez, Herrera, Wood, Kenyon

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 2:05 AM 

Virgilio Vasquez Services will be Dec. 8 for Virgilio C. Vasquez, who died Dec. 2 at Watsonville Community Hospital.



Oliveira, Maria F.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Maria F. Oliveira of San Leandro on December 3, 2010. Dearly beloved wife of Fernando M. Oliveira. Loving mother of Fernando J. Oliveira. Dearest .....



Orndorf, E. Marie

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

E. Marie Orndorf, 99, of Lodi, died Dec. 2. She was born May 7, 1911, in Ohio. Mrs. Orndorf worked for the "Listening Post" as .....



Oskar Huber

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Otheo Choat

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




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CALTAGIRONE, PETER Sept. 13, 1909 - Dec. 3, 2010 Visitation Tuesday from 6 to 8pm at Goodbody Mortuary Funeral Service Wednesday at 11am at Holy Cross Chapel Goodbody Mortuary 619-582-1700




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Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Ann Cliburn Jeter

PATRICIA ANN CLIBURN JETER OCT 24, 1949 - NOV 29, 2010 Pat was born in Moline, Illinois to Odell and Wanda Jeter October 24, 1949. Pat lost her courageous 3 year battle with Cancer. She left us peacefully the morning of November 29, 2010 at her home with family. She leaves behind her husband Robin, son Brandon, daughter Courtney, her sisters Twilla and Linda, 9 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She will be missed by all the lives and hearts she has touched throughout her life. A remembrance of life gathering will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:00pm at the Full Gospel Community Church located at 9286 E Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, Ca. 95624.



Patricia Lee Young

Patricia Lee Young, 76, was born Jan. 20, 1934 in Los Angeles. Pat passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2010 of natural causes in Orange, Texas, where she recently moved to be with her son and his family. However, no matter where she was, she felt home was always in Southern California where she resided most of her life., Pat loved the beach and was very close to all her family. She always had her door open to whoever was in need and was known by most as "Ma." Pat had a rough life filled with sadness and joy and was ready to go Home. Pat found comfort in reading the Bible and her favorite poem was "Footprints." Her favorite "vice" was playing poker!, Pat made her living as co-owner of Componetics for 25 years with her two sisters. The business was started by her father and mother in their garage when she was a young adult. This was a family affair and they made a name for themselves in the aerospace industry., The greatest legacy she leaves behind are her three children, Donna Maddox, David Maddox and Jessie Alkire. As well as 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, most recent one born March 5, 2010, Danielle Johnson. Pat enjoyed spoiling them all. She is also survived by her two sisters, Joan Doney and Nadine Cassady, and many nieces and nephews. Pat will be missed by all who knew her., Memorial Service to be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 at Newbury Park First Christian Church, 801 Knollwood Dr., Newbury Park, CA 91320.



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Patsy Kinney

Patsy June "Pat" Kinney, Former resident of San Jose, CA, Patsy June "Pat" Kinney 81 passed away suddenly on October 23, 2010 in Gulfport, Mississippi., Patsy was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 7, 1929, the daughter of Harley and Henrietta Rowe (deceased) of Evansville, Indiana, sister to Shirley Elliott (deceased) Ann Cole and Pete Rowe (deceased)., Pat and her husband William V. "Bill" Kinney, Sr. (deceased) resided in the South Bay and owned and operated Stevens Creek Realty, Inc. and had membership in many Real Estate related associations in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Sacramento counties. Pat was Chairman of the Board for ERA Stevens Creek Realty, Inc. and SCR Investments. Pat was Broker of Record for nine Real Estate offices throughout California that employed over 300 Real Estate agents. The Kinney's also launched Kings College of Real Estate and Pat taught Real Estate Ethics at West Valley College. She received numerous diplomas and certificates for her work in the Real Estate industry. Pat also was a dedicated contributor to the Disabled Veterans Charitable organization., The Kinney's worldwide travels took them to The Far East, Europe, The Middle East and numerous other exotic locations. Her only regret was that she never experienced a Safari in Africa., Having retired from their Real Estate careers the Kinney's moved to their beloved Big Island of Hawaii where they resided for 17 years until her husband passed away. Pat moved back to the South Bay where she came to be called "Gi Gi" by her Great Grandchildren., Patsy loved the Gulf Coast and moved to Diamondhead, Mississippi in 2007 to be close to her son and daughter-in-law., Patsy is survived by her loving son Terral "Terry" Kliever and daughter-in-law Sharon Caldwell of Mississippi; five step-children Margaret, Barbara (deceased) Bill, Charlene, Donna and Larry; Grandchildren Katrina Padilla and Erik Kliever both of San Jose, Ca; and four Great Grandchildren Johnathan, Jared, Krysta Padilla and Bobbie Lee Kliever; many nieces and nephews., She will be forever missed by those whose lives she has touched., Mrs. Kinney was cremated in Mississippi. A Memorial Service will be held for all family, friends and associates that knew and loved Patsy on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at The Center for Spiritual Living at 1195 Clark Street, San Jose, Ca. (Willow Glen) 408-294-1828. You may contact the family: Eve Kliever-Jones for any information at 408-269-2566.




HACHIGIAN, Paul Moses Son of Moses and Elizabeth, passed quietly at home surrounded by family on Friday, December 3rd. Paul is survived by his loving wife Rose of 56 years; his four sons and their wives Mark and Monique, Jay and Jill, Kirk and Kathy and Paul and Sosy; nine grandchildren Lea, Amy, Paul, Kara, Steven, Alex, Kirk, Alina and Grace; brother Jack and many nieces and nephews. Paul's parents were Armenian immigrants, his father a tailor and mother a weaver. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey on January 7, 1924 and was raised there during the Depression with his brother Jack. After serving proudly in the Army Aircorps during World War II, Paul graduated from Florida Southern College on the GI Bill with degrees in math and physics. He enjoyed a successful business career which took him and his family to the San Fernando Valley, Chicago and finally to Newport Beach in 1972. Paul was deeply devoted to the Armenian Church and was instrumental in the founding of St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church in Costa Mesa. He was an active supporter of many local charities including the Orange County Trex Fraternity. If you knew Paul, you know he was quintessential "old school" - strong, direct, fair and often hysterically funny. He loved his Church, family and friends and they loved him. He will be deeply missed and he has left a wonderful legacy. Church services will be held Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (148 East 22nd Street, Costa Mesa). In lieu of flowers please send donations to Saint Mary Armenian Apostolic Church in his memory.



Paul Moses Hachigian

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Pete Hamby

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Peter Barajas

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Potter, Josephine Etta

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Josephine Etta Potter, 88, of Lodi, CA passed from this life, November 29, 2010, at a local Lodi hospital. Born July 21, 1922 in ..... 



Pradia, Alvin M.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Alvin M. Pradia, Jr Resident of Phoenix, AZ born January 25, 1943 passed away November 21, 1010 in Phoenix, AZ He was retired from .....



RATTO, Tommy

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Tommy Anthony Ratto Formerly of El Cerrito Thomas Anthony Ratto, born May 16, 1944 to Sam J. and Mary Florence Ratto, was the middle .....




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Raleigh Willis

Raleigh Willis, 78, of Redding died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Randall Harris

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Randall T. Nishino

RANDALL T. NISHINO, August 27, l955 - December l, 2010, Randall Tamotsu Nishino passed away unexpectedly at home on December l, 2010. He was born on August 27, l955 in Santa Maria, California. He graduated from Santa Maria High School in l973 and attended Allan Hancock College., Randy is survived by his loving parents, Tosh and Michi Nishino of Santa Maria, CA and his daughter, Alison. He is also survived by his sister, JoAnne Spencer and his brother-in-law Ray Spencer of Santa Maria, CA; his nephew, Ryan Spencer, of Stockton, CA as well as 3 grandsons and many aunts, uncles and cousins., He had many hobbies, which included fishing and collecting sports memorabilia. He loved all sporting events, especially watching the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Also, he enjoyed traveling with his family, which included numerous cruises and trips to Las Vegas., Randy was a kind hearted person and was loved by his family and friends. He will be in our hearts forever and missed by all., A private family memorial service will be held with private inurnment., Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens in charge of funeral arrangements



Randy Alan Jumper

Jumper, Randy Alan January 18, 1951 - December 1, 2010 Randy passed away after a nine month battle with melanoma cancer. He is survived by his parents, Donna and Gene, his wife, Nancy, sisters Kathy(Chip) and Carol (Larry, Sr.), brother Jeff (Kimberley), sister-in-law Ann, mother-in-law, Odile, nieces Torri, Sarah and Tina (Corey), nephews Ricky, Eric (Keri), Samuel and Larry, Jr., grandniece Taylor, grandnephew Ikaika, godchildren Torri, Kevin, Whitney, Cam and Mac and many friends. He will be dearly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at Pacific View Cemetery in Corona del Mar on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:45pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society .



Raymond G. Eckebrecht

Ray Eckebrecht passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the age of 86. He was born on April 14, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., Ray served in the Army during World War II. After returning home Ray and his wife Ruth raised their family in Chicago until they retired to Ventura in 1979. Ray was a talented artist and wood carver who shared his gifts with family and friends., He was a lifelong enthusiast of music and dancing, even up to his final days you could find Ray dancing while holding on to his walker. Ray enjoyed participating and watching many sports including bowling, baseball (Cubs, of course!) and speed skating., Ray was a loving husband of 35 years to his Ruth, who preceded him in death in 1986, and a caring father to his two daughters, Karen Roth (Steve) and Kris Sawyer (Mark); beloved "Papa" to six grandchildren, Amy Grob (Danny), Eileen Guettler (Jeff), Sara McGuire (Ian), Maggie Sawyer, Andrew Sawyer and Charlie Sawyer; "Big Papa" to five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Avery, Lucas, William and Zachery. A private family celebration of Ray's life will take place later in the month., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to worldwildlife.org or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.



Rebecca (McKenna) Garcia

June 28, 1944 - November 29, 2010 



Rex Lewis

Rex Lewis, 76, of Redding died Monday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Ribera, Gil

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Gil Ribera Apr. 19, 1936 - Dec. 3, 2010 Resident of Union City Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, ..... 



Richard Dick Garcia

Richard Dick Garcia left us to be with the Lord on Nov. 18, 2010., He was born in Oakland on Oct. 8, 1931. When he was around the age of 10 he moved from Oakland to Ventura to be close to his grandmother, Atanacia Ramirez. In recent years he lived in Chino Hills with his family, wife, Ronda Garcia, and children, Ryan Ray and ReAnn. He also leaves behind three children from his first wife Nita: Rick, Sherry and Toni Lynn, as well as two sisters, Alice Diaz and Laura Brown., He loved to dance, tell jokes, play golf and jog., We will miss him dearly. He is now at peace with his father, Esteban Garcia, and mother, Mary R. Garcia, of Ventura.



Richard Eugene Lamb

Richard Eugene Lamb, 80, of Shingletown died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).



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



Richard debruyn

RICHARD DEBRUYN, 85, of Arroyo Grande, died Dec. 4, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.



Riley Quinn Russo

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Robert Tubandt, Sr. Robert Paul Tubandt, Sr., age 96, passed away on November 27, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. Robert was born February 18, 1914 to Paul & Nellie Tubandt in South Dakota. In 1936 he married his wife, Ruby and lived in Redfield, SD. He was working at a Civilian Conversation Camp (CCC). When work became scarce during the great depression, they moved to Minnesota. Shortly after, two girls were born, Myrna and Joyce. In 1940, they bought a 140 acre farm where they farmed and had two boys, Bob Jr., and Don. They farmed until 1964 at which time they sold the farm and moved to California with Joyce and Don. He worked for the Yuba City Unified School District in maintenance for 14 years. In 1978 Bob and Ruby retired and traveled in a motor home, took some cruises and a trip to Germany. He was a member of Seniors In Retirement and the Loyal Order of the Moose. In 2007, after 42 years in California, they decided to move back to Wadena, MN. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Ruby, and his four children. Myrna (Gordon) Moench, Bob Tubandt, Jr., (Jan), both of Wadena MN, Joyce Duncan of Yuba City, and Don (Dianne) Tubandt of Yuba City, CA. He had many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the spring in Wadena, MN. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home. Send Condolences to



Robert Charles Waller Jr.

Robert Charles Waller Jr. A Memories Gathering will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the Gridley Moose Lodge (casual attire) for Rob Waller, 48 of Gridley, California. He passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010. He was born January 1, 1962 at Madigan General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington and was a Gridley resident from age 6 months. Rob attended and graduated Gridley schools and Butte College. He was a land leveler by trade, and had at one time harvested pistachios in the mid regions of California. His early agricultural education began on the family farms around Gridley. As a sideline, he was in the firewood business. His service to the Gridley community included preparing the playground at Manzanita School for landscaping and sprinkling system. Rob was a NASCAR enthusiast and a pheasant and duck hunter. Chase, Mimi, and Pete, John Wayne, Dale Earnhardt, George Jones, U-2, and motorcycles were his other interests. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, a former Cub Scout, Manzanita 4-Her, and a participant in the Gridley FFA program. He was preceded in death by brother, Russell Bradley Waller, and grandparents, Pete and Edith Waller and Max and Eleanor Schohr. Rob is survived by his children, Chase Bradley Waller, MacKenzie Lynn Waller, and Peter Browning Waller, all of Gridley. He is also survived by his parents, Bob and Sandra Waller of Gridley; a brother Erich Waller of Colusa, and former wife, Alison Waller of Chico. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to UCSF Foundation, Brain Tumor Foundation, 22 Battery St., Ste. 612, San Francisco, CA 94111-5520 in the name of Russell B. Waller; the Sacred Heart Food Closet; the Gridley FFA Barn Project; the Gridley Museum, or the Gridley Friends of the Library. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. Send Condolences



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 L. "Bob" Peterson

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Robert Lee Lingerfelt

July 19, 1931- December 2, 2010 Departed this earth on Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Eureka, CA at the age of 79. Robert was born in Oklahoma. As a child, he moved with his family to the north coast of California. He was a long time resident of Eureka. Robert was a Veteran of the



Robert M. Boyles

ROBERT M. BOYLES MAY 5, 1944 - NOV 29, 2010 Robert, age 66 of Stockton. He was a teacher in Stockton before he had a stroke in 1983. No services, burial will be at Cherokee Memorial Park.



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.



Robert Saliger

ROBERT SALIGER, 71, of Grover Beach, passed away Friday, December 3, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.



Romero "Ruben" Benavidez

Romero "Ruben" Benavidez January 21, 1948 - Dec. 4, 2010 Born January 21, 1948 in Robstown, Texas, Ruben served in the United States Army and served in Vietnam from 1968 - 1969 with the 101st Airborne Infantry. Ruben is survived by his wife of 35 years Rosa Benavidez; son and daughter, Ruben Jr. and Ericka Benavidez; and granddaughter, Chloe Benavidez. He had a large family of six brothers and four sisters. He was a great husband, father, uncle, brother, and brother-in-law to all his family. He will be remembered most for his sense or humor and generosity. We love and will miss you Daddy. Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 8th, from 4-8 p.m., with Rosary at 6:30 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9th, 10:00 a.m., at St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.



Rosalio "Roy" San Roman

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Rosel Goldbaum

Goldbaum, Rosel July 24, 1920 - December 3, 2010 Rosel Goldbaum passed away peacefully at the age of 90 after a prolonged illness. Rosel was born in Germany and escaped to London at age 19 with her brother. They were reunited with their family one year later in New York. There she met her future husband Henry. They had a wonderful marriage that spanned nearly 60 years. Her husband was by her side always. Rosel loved reading, hiking, nature, and traveling. Above all, she adored her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She is survived by her husband Henry Goldbaum, daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Murray Reicher, and grandchildren Joshua and Marc Reicher. She was predeceased by her daughter Lea Goldbaum.



Roy Matthew Joseph Theodore Stein

Roy Matthew Joseph Theodore Stein has embarked on his final journey Nov. 26, 2010 at the Vacaville Kaiser Hospital., Born Sept. 28, 1928 in Sheboygan, Wis., the bratwurst capital of the United States, Roy was a renaissance man - a lover of sports, literature, and cooking, and a student of the world. He was the only son of Joseph Stein and Martha Nischik., Roy studied saxophone, clarinet, and sang in his high school band and other bands throughout high school., After graduation from Sheboygan Central High School, he enlisted in the Navy, and was posted to some of his favorite places in USA. He went through boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Station and then was posted to a country club facility in Monterey, Calif., where he studied electronics. After graduation, he taught electronics in Hawaii., After his naval service, he returned to Wisconsin where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Economics from Marquette University. He received his teaching credential at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and taught school in Milwaukee, Wis., for several years while he also played saxophone, clarinet, and sang in the with the Larry Ladd big band in Milwaukee, usually at the Eagles Ballroom. He met and jammed with many of the big bands that were popular at that time, and retained his love of music for the rest of his life. During that time, his first three children, Douglas, Nancy, and Laura, were born., In 1965, Roy attended a graduate course in history at Sonoma State where he met his future wife, Carol. After their marriage in 1966, they continued to live in Milwaukee for a year, and then moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where he received his master's degree from Syracuse University. At that time he and his wife and daughter Stephanie moved to Napa, Calif., where he continued his teaching career., In 1974, Roy left his teaching to concentrate on his restaurant business and continued as a successful chef and owner until his health forced him to retire in 1990., In 1999, Roy and Carol moved to Vacaville. During that time, he experienced many health problems, but had a wonderful life in spite of it all. He loved his one great grandchild, 12 grandchildren and four children, had a great time with his friends, and helped care for his mother who lived with him during her late 90s., During his lifetime, he had many interests. He was active in the Napa Chamber of Commerce, and the chef of their first Oktoberfests. He was a member of the Napa Kiwanis Club and was a longtime member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Napa. One activity he really enjoyed was being a Soroptimister (husband and supporter) of the Napa Soroptimist Club. After his retirement, he quietly performed many acts of kindness for elderly and infirm people of Napa. He loved travel, traveling throughout the U.S. and much of the world. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7244 of Vacaville., Roy was a nationwide third place winner in 2003 of the Johnsonville, Wis., contest to become king of the Sheboygan Bratwurst Festival. His prize a year's supply of bratwurst and other sausages. He entered the contest with a scrapbook entitled, "Bratwurst Is My Life.", He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol Finley Stein; his four children and their spouses, Douglas Stein and wife Shannon of Redding, Calif., Nancy Arant and husband Philip of Rochester, Minn., Laura Lanke and husband Michael of Whitefish Bay, Wis., and Stephanie Corrington and husband Wulfrano of Vacaville, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Rochelle Corrington, Allison (Corrington) Andres, Charles Stein, Emily (Stein) Smith, Erin Lanke, Katherine Lanke, John Lanke, Joseph Arant, Benjamin Arant, Nathan Arant, Natalie Arant, and Lydia Arant; and one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith., Roy's wish would have been for memorial contributions to the service funds of Soroptimist International of Vacaville, P.O. Box 6054, Vacaville, CA 94596, or Soroptimist International of Napa, P.O. Box 614, Napa, CA 94559; Heifer International, P.O. Box 6021, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6621; or Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 256, Harrington, ME 04643., On Dec. 10, at 10 a.m a military service will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery at 5810 Midway Road, Dixon. A Catholic service will then be held at the McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street in Vacaville at 11:30 a.m. Following the service all his friends are invited to Roy's Christmas Party at the Diamond Grove Community Center, 201 Bartlett Lane, Vacaville. Roy loved Christmas and Christmas parties, and the family has chosen to honor him with a joyous celebration and remembrance of his life.,



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.



Ruby Katherine Horan

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Russell B. Riley

Russell B. Riley, 78, of Douglas City died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144). 



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 White

Ruth S. White The world lost an amazing woman when Ruth S. White, cherished wife of the late, esteemed Rabbi Saul E. White, passed away on December 5, 2010. She was preceded in death by her devoted parents, both pharmacists, Abraham and Minna K. Shapiro. Ruth was a treasure to her children, Shalene (Alan) Hersh, Linda Michels (Erik Lee Preminger), and Rabbi David White (Sharon Cohn.) She was lovingly known as "Mama Ruth" to her adoring grandchildren, Amy (Jeff) Rabin, Vicki (Mark) Rothman, Jeff (Lara) Michels, Joel (Vanessa) Michels, Neil Bernstein (Julie Schwartzbard), Lisa (Dave) Evonuk, Kira (Eli) Rappaport, and Josh and Elana White., and leaves behind 18 great grandchildren. Brooklyn born, Broadway bound and San Francisco transplant, Ruth touched many lives with her extraordinary talents as an actress, a director and Rebbitzen at Congregation Beth Shalom for 48 years. Ruth was proud of her support of causes that she felt represented the goodness of people, including political figures who represented her views on how best to help create a better world. Irwin Shaw, a college classmate reviewing a production of the Brooklyn College Players, wrote of her performance, "....Miss Ruth Shapiro....was the high-point of the play...." That is how we, her family and friends, will always remember her. She was the high-point of our lives and will be sorely missed. The family is especially grateful to her dedicated caregivers, Marilyn, Marichelle, and Nimfa. We also want to thank Hospice by the Bay and the staff at Coventry Park for their help during the last few months. Services will be held on Tuesday (TODAY), December 7TH at 2:30pm at SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1501 Divisadero Street at Geary Blvd. in San Francisco. Interment to follow at Home of Peace Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco, J.F.C.S or to the charity of your choice.




GONZALEZ, SLOEDAD San Ysidro Jan 1,1926- Dec 2, 2010 View Dec. 8th at 5pm Garden Ch. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Thurs Dec. 9th at 10am Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary (619)264-313




GONZALEZ, SOLEDAD San Ysidro Jan. 17, 1926 - Dec. 2, 2010 View Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. Greenwood Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Dec. 9th at 10 a.m. Greenwood M Park & Mortuary



Sally Smith

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Salvador L. REYNOSO

REYNOSO, Salvador L. www.guerragutierrez.com 



Shirley LaRoe

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 3:00 AM 

Shirley Anderson LaRoe, 72, of Galt, died Dec. 3. She was born July 20, 1938 in Arizona. 



Sidney Ellen (Gilman) Prather

Prather, Sidney Ellen February 4, 1947 - November 16, 2010 Loving mother and "Tutu" passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, after losing her brave fight against ovarian cancer. She is survived by her sister Chris, daughter Nicole, son Brian and four grandchildren. Born in Southern California, Sidney grew up in the foothills of Northern California. After earning her degree from CSU Sacramento, she worked for the Social Security Administration for almost two decades. In 2004, Sidney moved to Los Angeles to devote her time caring for two of her grandchildren. Tutu was adored and deeply loved by all of her grandchildren, who will forever hold her love for them within their hearts. Her humor, love of nature, sense of adventure and good natured quick wit will always be remembered. She was a very special person and will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. In honor of her memory, please consider sending a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Society .



Simons, Louis John

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Louis John Simons CARLSBAD -- Louis John Simons, a resident of Carlsbad, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. He ..... 



Sprinkle, Thomas C.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Thomas C. Sprinkle Dec. 13, 1941 - Dec. 1, 2010 Resident of Fremont Thomas passed away in Santa Clara on Wednesday December 1, 2010 ..... 



Stephanie M. Lupienski

Stephanie M. Lupienski, of Danbury , wife of the late John Lupienski, died at Danbury Health Care Center on Monday, December 6th. She was born on December 5, 1925, daughter of the late Anthony and Agatha Gajdoseh. Mrs. Lupienski was a devoted homemaker who lovingly maintained the family home. She will be sadly missed by her two sons, Gary Lupienski of Danbury , and Mark Lupienski of CO; her daughter, Gail Steinhauser and her hsuband, Phillip of TN; and her sister, Mary Lurier of NY. She was predeceased by her son, John Lupienski, Jr. and her brother, Joseph Gajdoseh. Interment will be held privately. Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at



Steven Kiyoshi OBA

OBA, Steven Kiyoshi (58) passed away on October 25, 2010 in Glendale. He is survived by his mother, Margie (Mark) Kiguchi; brothers, Alan and Curtis Oba; nephew; Chris Oba; niece, Lisa Oba; uncle, Min (Mitzie) Oba; aunt, Jean Oba Inouye; also survived by many other relatives. A private funeral service was held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Memorial Chapel of Kubota Nikkei Mortuary with Rev. John Iwohara from Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple officiating. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com



Stewart V. Price

Stewart V Price July 22 1966 - November 12 2010 A memorial service for Stewart V Price will be held at First Congregational Church United Church of Christ Bakersfield, 5 Real Road, on Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. A Luncheon will follow.




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Taijeron, Patrick

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Patrick A. Taijeron Sept. 29, 1946 - Nov. 30, 2010 Resident of Oakland On November 30, 2010, the Lord took Patrick into his hands .....



Terry Jones

TERRY JONES Terry Thomas Jones, 58, of Sun City, CA passed away November 27, 2010 at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley. Terry was born January 15, 1952 in Mississippi. He was a partner with Jones Shaping Enterprises for the last 6 years specializing in International Golf Course Construction. He is a member of the Operating Engineers Local 12. Terry is survived by his son Casey Thomas Jones, brothers Harry, Don, and Joe Jones of Sun City, CA and 1 sister Betty Tindle of Sun City as well. A Memorial Service will be at 2PM, Wednesday, December 8th, 2010, at Evans Brown Sun City Mortuary, 27010 Encanto Drive, Sun City, CA 92585. EVANS-BROWN MORTUARIES (951) 679-1114



Theresa Pratico

Theresa Pratico, Resident of Santa Cruz, Dec. 15, 1912-Dec. 1, 2010, Theresa Pratico passed away peacefully on the morning of Dec 1, 2010, just before her 98th birthday. She emigrated to the US from Italy when she was 21. Theresa was married for 48 years to Peter Pratico, until his death in 1991., Theresa is survived by her loving children Mary LaPine, Peter Pratico Jr. and Lucy Grewohl; her brothers Santo and Michele Gabriele, and her sister Santina (in Italy); her grandchildren Ray, Lisa, Tanya, Vince, Bobby and Jason; and her great grandchildren Lucy and Ariana. Her home was welcome to all and her warm, generous heart and selfless spirit will be missed., Friends and family are invited to a vigil Wed. Dec 8, 2010, 7pm at Lima Family Erickson Mortuary, 710 Willow St, San Jose, CA and a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 325 Willow St. San Jose, on Thurs. Dec. 9, 2010 at 12:30pm. Burial to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.



Thomas Mansell

Thomas Mansell, 97, of Redding died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587). 



Tony (Grubisich) Grubish

Grubish, Tony (Grubisich), 93, of Lake Forest, died December 2, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Albia, Iowa where he grew up on his family farm. At the early age of 18 he headed for the big city of Chicago. After serving in WWII, Tony returned to Chicago where he met and married his beautiful wife, Anne. He and Anne moved with their children Janice and Jack to Orange County in 1957. He loved being away from the cold weather and easily settled into life in Southern California. Tony was Vice President and General Manager of Wonder Bowl Corp., owned "Tony's" restaurant and lounge at Wilshire and Westwood, and started one of the first rental car agencies in the area. After retirement Tony spent 27 rewarding years working side-by-side with his son, Jack, at McJack's Corvettes. At 93, Tony was still proudly "on the job"! An avid fan of the WWE, Tony kept his family updated on all of the latest wrestling news. He had a great sense of humor and his timing was always, right on! Tony loved to tease, always with a twinkle in his eyes. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne and is survived by his daughter, Janice; son, Jack; sister, Mary Mortensen; grandchildren, Annette, Janniffer, Antony, Matthew and many close family and friends. Vigil and Rosary 7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 followed by visitation until 9:00 pm at O'Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary. Funeral Mass is at 10:00 am, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church in Lake Forest. Interment will be held at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ,




1920 ~ 2010 Vera Sherrill, shining light and loving heart, passed away in Turlock on November 11 after a short illness. Born April 3, 1920 in Ingram, Texas, Vera attended high school in Kerrville and college at Mary Hardin Baylor University. She began her teaching career at the age of 20, specializing in English literature and Spanish. At the outset of war, she went to Washington, D.C., to serve on the "Home Front" as a secretary for the Navy Department. During the last weeks of the war, she married her Rocksprings cowboy, Mack Sherrill, who was beginning a career in the Air Force. After the birth of the first of three sons, the new family was off on service-related odyssey - to California, Japan, Arizona, Oklahoma, and back to California, where they settled in Atwater/Winton. Vera resumed her teaching career in Merced County schools, serving as a substitute teacher for ten years. Upon "real" retirement, Vera and Mack spent more than two decades traveling throughout the west in a motor home - between spells at home, gardening, grandparenting, and re-reading her favorite books. In 1997, the couple moved to Covenant Village in Turlock, where Vera's beloved husband Mack passed away in 2003. Throughout her 90 years, Vera loved those around her, and was loved deeply in return. Vera will be dearly missed, but will live on in the memories of her three sons, Carl, Glenn, and Scott; her grandsons, Paul, Ben, and Mackenzie; her brother Doyle; and many other family members and friends. The funeral will be at 11:00 on Thursday, December 23. After the service, there will be a brief celebration of Vera's life, followed by a light luncheon in the parish hall.




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SHAW, VIRGINIA LLOYD April 12, 1916 to December 4, 2010 Virginia Shaw was born in 1916 in Pittsburgh, PA. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, she and her husband lived, worked and raised their family in New Jersey and California. She was active in the Presbyterian Church and in PEO Chapter IZ. She was an avid and accomplished bridge player. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Donald W. Shaw. She is survived by her four children, Don Shaw Jr., St. Louis, MO, Jeff Shaw, Mesa, AZ, Kathy Riggins, Menlo Park, CA, and Jane Klatt, San Diego; her grandchildren, Kevin Shaw, St. Louis, Stacey Hefferle, St. Louis, Laura George, Gilbert, AZ, Nathan Klatt, Albuquerque, NM, Kristen Riggins, Spring Valley, CA, and Dennis Britton, San Angelo, TX; and great grandchildren Zach and Alex Shaw, Lauren, Kayla and Emily Hefferle, and Sophia and Olivia George. Memorial service will be Wednesday, December 8th, 11 a.m. at Pt. Loma Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts to San Diego Hospice or a charity of your choice.



Viola Yoshiko KAWAHARA

KAWAHARA, Viola Yoshiko (89) passed away on December 5, 2010 in San Gabriel. She is survived by her husband, Takashi Kawahara; children, Sheldon (Nomi), James (Leslie), Paul (Randi) Kawahara, Holly (Alan) Etmund, Sheri (David) Fisher and Barbara Arita; siblings, Sho (Dorothy), Jerry (Dorothy) Ishino, Chiyo (Hiro) Kikkawa, Seiko (Rocky) Shimatsu, Kiyome (Chanki) Khim and Kimiko (Tony) Contreras; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00-3:00PM at the Memorial Chapel of Kubota Nikkei Mortuary, 911 Venice Blvd., L.A. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com



Vivian Yee

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Vivienne Leota Maloy

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Born November 20, 1949, in Atlanta Ga. and passed away November 22, 2010 peacefully at his home in Alta Loma from cancer with his beloved dog and companion, Houston at his bedside. He attended Lake Shore High in Atlanta, Ga. and graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, Fl. After High School he attended



Walter Joseph Watson

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Walter Stanley Stopyra Jr.

Walter Stanley Stopyra Jr. Age 67, passed away December 2, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 11AM Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Lipp & Sullivan Chapel. Visitation will be 2PM- 8PM Tuesday (Today) at Lipp & Sullivan Chapel. Burial will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.



Wanda Farris-Karnes

WANDA KAY FARRIS-KARNES Age 58, passed away December 2, 2010. Wanda was born July 18, 1952. She graduated from Norte Vista H.S. and was a longtime member of Harvest Christian Fellowship. Wanda is survived by her sons, Richard, Michael and Dennis Karnes; parents, David and Norma Buckwald; brother, Rex Farris and her grandchildren. A funeral service will be held December 9, 2010, 11am at Harvest Christian Fellowship, 6115 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. She will be laid to rest with her husband, Dennis, at Olivewood Memorial Park following the funeral. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221



William C. Okamoto

Okamoto, William C. September 3, 1930 - November 21, 2010 Services will be held at Chaffey Communities Cultural Center in Upland on Sat. Dec 18 at 10:00am. 



William J. Figge Jr.

William J, Figge Jr. AKA as "Bill, Billy, Honey, Dad, Grampy, Uncle Bill was born on January 24, 1925 in Booneville, Missouri. He was the 5th of 6 children. His family relocated to Hollywood, California in 1931 where he attended school. Bill most liked going to the beach, time with his buddies and occasionally sneaking into the movies., When WWII started Bill joined the Navy. He spent most of his service in the Pacific War Theater as a Seaman First Class Gunners Mate on Destroyers and Merchant Marine Vessels. Bill met his future wife, Patricia "Pat" DuFort in 1945 on a blind date. He relentlessly pursued her until she finally agreed to be married on July 12, 1946. Their romance continued for 64 more years. And Patsy has always been at his side., After coming home and starting a family, Bill attended law school at nights holding many jobs until 1952 when he started a 35 year career with the Automobile Club of Southern California. For many years he was the #1 Sales Representative for the Club. Most of his years were spent in Management until he retired in 1987. He was seen as an outstanding leader, mentor and role model., During Bill's time with the Auto Club he developed a passion for community service. He held leadership positions for many organizations such as, Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association. He collected coins, antique lighters and old license plates. He was an amateur Magician, delighting everyone. He loved to bring smiles and laughter. Bill and Patsy spent many years in camaraderie with the Conejo Campers Club and have fond memories of traveling the USA with close friends in their RV. He always had great energy, determination, positive thinking, optimism, and encouraged all he met., Many relied on Bill's integrity. He was kind and forgiving and enjoyed volunteering with organizations such as Mana. He often said he was a "lucky man". Those who knew him know that he made most of his own luck. Bill lived by the Golden Rule and deeply believed in the Serenity Prayer. His commitment to America and its principles was often a rousing topic of conversation. He always reminded us of our obligation to vote and to take responsibility for our freedoms. Bill brought a lot of joy and love to everyone., He will be greatly missed and remembered by his family and friends. He leaves his wife Patsy, son Bill, daughter-in-law Patti, granddaughters, Kristen Ruiz and husband Michael and Kimberly Garfias and husband Nicholas. He was especially proud of his great-grandchildren, Reiko Garfias and Jackson Ruiz., Bill died peacefully surrounded by his family at home on November 29, 2010.



William James Bullis (Featured)

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William Kulp

WILLIAM KULP 1932 ~ 2010 William was survived by sons Daryl Kulp, Dwayne Kulp, and daughter Dawna Reyes, two Grandchildren Private services were held. Please share your memories and condolences at



William P. Cordeiro

William P. Cordeiro, 89, of Bella Vista died Nov. 30 at Life Pastiche in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).



William Robert Wise Jr.

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William Theron "Bill" Crowder

A 3 year resident of Torrance and most previously of Palm Springs, CA, passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Bill was 77 when he died. He served in the US. Air Force from 1951-1962. He joined the City of Vallejo Fire Department in 1962 and retired as Fire Captain in 1989. He was an avid reader and could always be found with a book. Louis L'Amour was his favorite author. He enjoyed traveling through the deserts of the western United States. Bill is survived by his son, Craig (Gayle) Crowder of Manhattan Beach, CA; daughter, Debra Grant of Vallejo, CA; son, Wayne Crowder of Vallejo, CA; step-daughter, Mary Jane (Randy) Martin of Napa, CA; sister, Dorothy (Eldon) Hill of Lake Elsinore, CA; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Lowell Crowder; son, William Crowder, Jr., and brother, John Crowder.The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance, CA on Friday December 10, 2010 at 1:30pm. A reception in the Lighthouse Room follows until 4:30pm. Private burial will take place at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Assn. Please sign the guest book at



Willilee Mitchell

WILLILEE MITCHELL MAR 31, 1927 - DEC 2, 2010 Willilee age 83, was a resident of Escalon. She was office manager for Met Life in Modesto & Stockton for 45 years. Per her request, no services.



Wong, Alice Maria da Rosa

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00 AM 

Alice Maria da Rosa Wong Apr. 21, 1928 - Dec. 2, 2010 Resident of Hayward Alice Wong, age 82, died peacefully on December 2, ..... 



Yoshiko DOHMAE

DOHMAE, Yoshiko 86, passed away on November 30, 2010 at Placentia Linda Hospital in Placentia. She is survived by her loving husband, Hiroshi Dohmae; son, Charles Tajiri of Orange Co.; daughter, Susan Tajiri; brother of Paul (Laura) Tsutsui; sister, Barbara (Kit) Sugai both of Reedley; sisters-in-law, Shiz and Jean Tsutsui of Reedley and Martha Tsutsui of Berkeley; brothers-in-law, Satoshi and Isamu Dohmae both of Japan; sisters-in-law, Eiko Nakatsugawa and Toshiko Nakanishi both of Japan; many nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 7, at 11:00 AM at Fukui Mortuary "Chapel in the Garden," 707 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, with Rev. Dr. Richard Kuyama of Centenary United Methodist Church officiating. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441



Yvonne Marie Powers

Yvonne Marie Powers, 82, passed away peacefully in Ventura on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010., Yvonne was born on May 12, 1928, in Dallas, Texas, the only child of James Arnold and Lillian Cason Arnold. She graduated Ladywood School in 1946 and later attended St. Marys College in Notre Dame, Ind. Yvonne loved books, movies, current events, and was forever fascinated by and curious about changes in the world. "Nana" was first and foremost a mom, a grandma, and a great-grandma. She had five children as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild., She also found time to put in 10 years with the Ventura County Probation Department in addition to many years as a volunteer teachers aide. Yvonnes family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues will remember her as a gentle, kind, humorous, curious, and generous person. She was a true and loyal friend, with many of strong and deep relationships spanning more than 50 years. She also enjoyed volunteering and attending events of all kinds at Holy Cross School and St. Bonaventure., It gave her great joy to see her grandsons, Soren and Loren, graduate from St. Bonaventure High School. She was very proud of them and all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Katy, Claire, Janie, Chris, Harrison, Wyatt, and Charlie. Yvonne was twice widowed: Her first husband, Robert T. Carville passed away in 1960, and her second husband, E. J. Ted Powers, passed away in 1992. Her eldest son, Ted, succumbed earlier this year following a valiant battle with cancer., Yvonne, too, faced a number of medical battles of her own throughout the years, always with a positive, I have much to live for, I can beat this attitude. She was an inspiration for this and so many other things she did., Yvonne is survived by her children, Suzanne, Tom, Jim, and Mike. Her extended family include Anneke and her dearest friends, Leila, Trudy, Sue, Pattie, and Mary Ann, to name just a few., One of her passions was being one of the bookies, a collective nickname for members of her beloved book club. Yvonne touched many lives and was touched by so many in the community, too. She is and will be missed., Yvonne and her family want to extend a very heartfelt "Thank you" to the skilled and caring doctors, nurses, and staff at the VCMC Hospital and Emergency Department. Its impossible to list everyone who helped Yvonne over the years, but there are some who deserve special recognition for their extraordinary service, concern, and friendship. These include Dr. Clark, Dr. Blickenstaff, Dr. Esherick, Dr. Guidotti, Dr. Helmer, Dr. Slater, and Dr. Ulrich, to name a few. VCMC's Nursing Director, Cyndie Cole, and Social Services Manager, Matthew Tuftee, were also above-and-beyond helpful on numerous occasions. In addition, we are grateful to the fine and caring staff at The Venturan Convalescent Center. Their collective professionalism, concern, and compassion helped to make Yvonne's final days restful, peaceful, and dignified. Father Steve Davorens bedside visits at The Venturan also brought her great comfort. Yvonne's family and friends will be forever grateful., A Rosary for Yvonne will be recited at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home. Yvonne's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Ventura. Her cremated remains will be laid to rest next to her husbands, E.J. Ted Powers, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park following the service., In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be sent to the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation, in memory of Yvonne Powers, at 2323 Knoll Drive, Suite 313, Ventura, CA 93003 (Tax #95-6096141).