Angelo "Ang" Colombo Coach, Teacher, World War II Veteran P-51 Fighter Pilot Angelo Colombo, aged 90, father of four children and devoted husband of Marianne Colombo passed away on December 8th, 2010 with his loving family surrounding him. Angelo is preceded in death by his parents, Giovanni and Giovanina Colombo. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marianne Imelda (Sullivan) Colombo, his children and spouses, Suzanne Burns (Jim Burns), Patricia Colombo (David Ruprecht), Russell Colombo (Lynn Colombo), and Stephen Colombo; six grandchildren, Ali Burns (Todd Porter), Maia Burns (Ryan Ritter), Angela Colombo (Django Heckler), Kevin Colombo, Daniel Colombo, John Colombo; three great grand-children, Emerson Ritter, Beckett Ritter, and Brody Porter, and his brother, (Enrico) Harry Colombo of Santa Rosa. Angelo was a beloved teacher and coach at San Rafael High School and a respected member of the Marin County community. He touched the lives of so many young adults during his 35 years at SRHS whether it was on the basketball court, in the classroom, as Athletic Director, or as Dean of Boys. His positive impact was felt by countless individuals for many years. Angelo was born on May 19, 1920 in Cassano Magnago, Italy. After immigrating to the United States, his family settled in San Rafael. Ang attended San Rafael High School where he graduated in 1939. His college years were spent at College of Marin and San Jose State where he played intercollegiate basketball and baseball. After graduation he played Triple A professional baseball in San Jose for a short time. Angelo joined the Air Force in 1941 and was trained as a fighter pilot. He flew P 51 Mustangs during World War II in the South Pacific, completing 130 missions. Ang was twice decorated with the Air Force Medal. Ang and Marianne were married after the war in 1946 at Holy Names Church in San Francisco. He began his teaching career in Modesto before returning to his Alma Mater, San Rafael High School to teach History, Health and Physical Education. He also coached basketball and baseball for many years. In addition to his teaching, Ang was active in the community. He helped organize the first Little League program in San Rafael, was an active member of Kiwanis Club and was instrumental in building a baseball facility and park near the present intersection of 3rd Street and Highway 101 in San Rafael. Ang was a lifelong member of St. Raphael's Parish. He retired from teaching in 1978 and was inducted into the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. Ang was the first recipient of San Rafael High School's Wall of Honor in 2009 along with his lifelong friend, Hugo Rinaldi. He was also honored as the Marin County Italian American Citizen of the year in 2009. Angelo Colombo, regarded as a legend in San Rafael, was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and this community that he loved so dearly. We will miss you Ang. God Bless you. There will be a memorial mass celebrating Ang Colombo's life at St. Raphael's Church on Tuesday, December 14th at 11:00AM. A reception immediately following will be held at the San Rafael Recreation Center on B Street in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made to the Marin Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 150930, San Rafael, CA, 94915 or Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake, #100, Larkspur, CA 94939., Angelo "Ang" Colombo Coach, Teacher, World War II Veteran P-51 Fighter Pilot Angelo Colombo, aged 90, father of four children and devoted husband of Marianne Colombo passed away on December 8th, 2010 with his loving family surrounding him. Angelo is preceded in death by his parents, Giovanni and Giovanina Colombo. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marianne Imelda (Sullivan) Colombo, his children and spouses, Suzanne Burns (Jim Burns), Patricia Colombo (David Ruprecht), Russell Colombo (Lynn Colombo), and Stephen Colombo; six grandchildren, Ali Burns (Todd Porter), Maia Burns (Ryan Ritter), Angela Colombo (Django Heckler), Kevin Colombo, Daniel Colombo, John Colombo; three great grand-children, Emerson Ritter, Beckett Ritter, and Brody Porter, and his brother, (Enrico) Harry Colombo of Santa Rosa. Angelo was a beloved teacher and coach at San Rafael High School and a respected member of the Marin County community. He touched the lives of so many young adults during his 35 years at SRHS whether it was on the basketball court, in the classroom, as Athletic Director, or as Dean of Boys. His positive impact was felt by countless individuals for many years. Angelo was born on May 19, 1920 in Cassano Magnago, Italy. After immigrating to the United States, his family settled in San Rafael. Ang attended San Rafael High School where he graduated in 1939. His college years were spent at College of Marin and San Jose State where he played intercollegiate basketball and baseball. After graduation he played Triple A professional baseball in San Jose for a short time. Angelo joined the Air Force in 1941 and was trained as a fighter pilot. He flew P 51 Mustangs during World War II in the South Pacific, completing 130 missions. Ang was twice decorated with the Air Force Medal. Ang and Marianne were married after the war in 1946 at Holy Names Church in San Francisco. He began his teaching career in Modesto before returning to his Alma Mater, San Rafael High School to teach History, Health and Physical Education. He also coached basketball and baseball for many years. In addition to his teaching, Ang was active in the community. He helped organize the first Little League program in San Rafael, was an active member of Kiwanis Club and was instrumental in building a baseball facility and park near the present intersection of 3rd Street and Highway 101 in San Rafael. Ang was a lifelong member of St. Raphael's Parish. He retired from teaching in 1978 and was inducted into the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. Ang was the first recipient of San Rafael High School's Wall of Honor in 2009 along with his lifelong friend, Hugo Rinaldi. He was also honored as the Marin County Italian American Citizen of the year in 2009. Angelo Colombo, regarded as a legend in San Rafael, was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and this community that he loved so dearly. We will miss you Ang. God Bless you. There will be a memorial mass celebrating Ang Colombo's life at St. Raphael's Church on Tuesday, December 14th at 11:00AM. A reception immediately following will be held at the San Rafael Recreation Center on B Street in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made to the Marin Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 150930, San Rafael, CA, 94915 or Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake, #100, Larkspur, CA 94939.
Anita Kathleen Kilpatrick Staub Eickenhorst Anita Eickenhorst, born on Christmas Eve, 1947, died on All Saints Day, 2010, surrounded by the love of her husband, close friends and clergy of several faith traditions. She had suffered a catastrophic stroke on the afternoon of 29 October 2010, was cared for during the last three days of her life by an extremely competent, professional and compassionate team of ER, ICU and Neuro-Critical Care staff at SF General, and was then called home to the loving arms of God. Anita graced the lives of all whose paths she crossed, especially those who were privileged to walk with her for a while. A delightful laugh, the ability to see humor in much of life's drama, sparkling blue eyes, an analytic mind, fierce loyalty, and a deep faith were some of her trademarks. Gifted with a lovely soprano voice, Anita delighted in making a glad noise, and her recent discovery of Bach's Cantatas added yet another dimension to her spiritual life and celebration of the sacred. During the last year of her life, Anita found her true spiritual home in the Roman Catholic Church at St Dominic's, San Francisco, and celebrated her Baptism into the faith at Easter Tide of this year. On Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 9:30 to 11:15 AM, there will be a music Prelude and Requiem Mass at Saint Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St, San Francisco. On Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, there will be a further celebration of Anita's life at Campbell Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, Sausalito. Charitable contributions in Anita's memory may be made to Saint Dominic's Catholic Church, San Francisco or Christ Episcopal Church, Sausalito.
KENT, ARLENE Feb. 13, 1937 to Dec. 13, 2009 Just to look in your eyes again Just to lay in your arms Just to be the first one always there for you Just to live in your laughter Just to sing in your heart Just to touch in the night Just to long for your kisses Just to dream of your sighs For you, for the rest of my life For you alone, only for you. Arlene is remembered by her loving husband Don, daughter Andrea, grandchildren Rachelle and Daniel, and all her friends.
Arno Rayner Arno Rayner of Tiburon and Rancho Mirage, California passed away peacefully in his Tiburon home of complications from pneumonia, following a series of strokes, on December 3, 2010, at the age of 82. He was a native San Franciscan and the only child of Kurt Rayner of Klingenthal, Germany and Angela Flasch Rayner of Graz, Austria, who met in Mill Valley. Arno attended Commerce High School, where he was voted Student Body Treasurer. He commuted by train from San Francisco to UC Berkeley earning his BS in Economics. During the, , he spent two years in the Army Finance Corps. After being honorably discharged, he returned to UC Berkeley, where he earned his MBA in 1954 at Haas School of Business. He later endowed a chair in Finance at Haas-UC Berkeley. He was proud of his association with UC, and his contributions made him one of the "Builders of Berkeley," together with his wife Carol. He was married to Carol Jean Kaufman Rayner. Arno and Carol were together for 18 years. Arno said he knew when he met and first danced with Carol at a Halloween Party at Harbor Point (no, they were not in costume) that he wanted to be with Carol, and they married in 1994. They shared over 16 years as partners in marriage and in business. After his Army service, he joined the Bank of California as a securities analyst. Industrial Indemnity recruited him as Assistant to the Treasurer. He rose through the ranks to Senior Vice President in charge of investments. After the merger with Crum & Forster, he joined Bechtel Corp. as Vice President, where he served on the Bechtel Trust and Thrift Committee. Arno retired from Bechtel and founded Rayner Associates in 1977, which became Rayner & Haynor. Arno was a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He retired as Chairman of the Board in 2005, subsequently became Chairman Emeritus, and served on the Rayner & Haynor Advisory Board. He was a lifetime member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco, and Emeritus Board of Trustees of the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation. Among his many associations, Arno was a member of the Bohemian Club since 1978, the San Francisco Yacht Club, a past president of the Tiburon Peninsula Club, The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley Haas Leadership Society, UC Berkeley Crew, Harbor Point Tennis Club, and Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. He served for 30 years as a Trustee for the Marin Council Boy Scouts of America; received the Silver Beaver Award, and in 1999 he was awarded the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. He had a Lifetime Membership in The Scouting Heritage Society. He served for many years on the Finance Committee of the World Trade Club. He was a member of the San Francisco Bond Club, which voted him Investment Professional of the Year in 1999; The Kiwanis Club of San Francisco; the Legacy Club of Marin General Hospital; and the Marin History Museum Advisory Board. He was also a Lifetime member of The Excelsior German Center at the Altenheim in Oakland. Arno's major interests included tennis, philately, dominoes, refereeing soccer, and traveling. Arno had a strict sense of honor. He believed in working hard and loved his business. He maintained a high level, clear vision in making choices. His exemplary character and integrity were among the highest example of character and caring for all with whom he came in contact. With his brilliant intellect, kind demeanor, and dignity, he was a joy to know and be with. He was a very special man, with a special sweetness, and was a dear friend. He was a distinguished gentleman with wonderfully charming old school manners. In addition to his devoted soulmate and loving wife Carol, Arno is survived by his children from a previous marriage: Eric Rayner of Novato, Jill Templeton (John) of Strawberry in Mill Valley, and Neal Rayner (Angie) of Edinburgh, Scotland, including three grandchildren; plus brothers-in-law, Bob Kaufman and Tom Kaufman (Phyllis); and their respective families, including 6 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. A Celebration of Arno's Life will be held at Harbor Point Tennis and Swim Club on December 17. Contributions in memory of Arno Rayner may be made to the charity of your choice.
Banuelos, Abel March 7, 1963 - December 8, 2010 Funeral Services at St Justins, Anaheim, CA on December 14, 2010 at 10 A.M. followed by the burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cypress, CA. Abel is survived by his wife Irma his sons Eric, Angel and Alex.
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Mary Acuros Mary Acuros entered into rest 11/29/2010 at the age of 97. She was born Mary Pappaspiliou in Marlboro, MA and moved with .....
Albertine (Mona) Musch, a South Bay resident for nearly 50 years, passed away on December 3, 2010 in the city of Torrance. Born in Java, Indonesia, Mona was 81 years old when she died. Mona was a young adult when she, her husband and young daughter emigrated from Indonesia to the Netherlands where they lived for a short time before she gave birth to another daughter. In the early 1960s the whole family jumped on a ship and sailed across the ocean to make a new home in the United States of America. In 1962 her youngest daughter was born. After renting several homes in Lennox, Hawthorne and Lawndale, Mona and her family eventually bought a home and settled in the El Camino Village area of Gardena. In 1967, she proudly took the oath and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States. Mona was a hard-working woman who labored most of her adult life to support her 3 girls. Amongst other employers, she worked the longest at Pearson Candy Company in Culver City as a machinist, USSCO in Torrance as a precision-honer and grinder and completed her working career in retail as an employee of Sav-On Drugs/CVS store in Lawndale. She had many hobbies. Mona loved to travel, take road trips, host dinner parties and barbecues. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, beading jewelry, knitting, crocheting and sewing and especially loved listening to Michael Buble'. She was a driver; if it needed to be done, and she didn't know how, she would learn to do it and get it accomplished. She touched the lives of many, many people throughout her 81 years on this earth and we all will miss her dearly. Mona is survived by her younger brother, Dirk; her three daughters, Valerie, Gaby and Cindy; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in her honor at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., in Torrance, CA 90503 on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 12:00 noon with a reception immediately following. Please sign the guestbook at
Buldmann, Alexander June 10, 1957 - December 7, 2010 A good man, a good son, a good friend, he taught us the meaning of courage and gave us the gift of laughter. What greater legacy can anyone leave behind?
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Marjorie Keim Alexander Resident of Lafayette Passed away peacefully at her home in Lafayette on November 20, 2010 after a long, full life, at .....
ALFRED ANTHONY PUCCINELLI JUL 27, 1936 - DEC 7, 2010 Alfred Anthony Puccinelli was born July 27, 1936 in Anaconda, Montana. He moved to Modesto in 1963 and taught for Modesto City Schools for 37 years. The schools included Mark Twain, Downey High, Beyer High, Frontier Continuation High, and Elliot Education Center. He left his mark on hundreds of students over those 37 years. Alfred was preceded in death by his father, Emilio Puccinelli. Survived by his mother, Amelia Puccinelli of Modesto, his sons, Kris Puccinelli and Nick (Becky) Puccinelli of Modesto, three grandchildren, Francesca, Gianna and Holden Puccinelli of Modesto. Alfred is also loved by his fiancee, Rosie Serna and her children and grandchildren. Al was a member of several clubs including, Modesto Elks #1282, The Old Fisherman's Club, ECV, Masonic Lodge Stanislaus 206, Modesto Breakfast Lions, Jim Beam Bottle Club, and Phi Delta Kappa. Alfred's wish was for no service to be held. Guest book available online, www.lakewoodhughson.com
ALICE MARIE BARBARIN Age 66, resident of Riverside, CA for 35 years, passed away December 7, 2010 due to natural causes at Riverside Community Hospital. Alice was born in Riverside, CA. She retired from Centro De Ninos as a Food Programmer, Riverside after 20 years of Service. She was a graduate of Ramona High School and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine for 44 years. Alice is survived by her daughter, Monica Marie Barbarin of Riverside; sons, Manuel and Michael Barbarin; mother-in-law, Elvira Barbarin; brother, Louie Ybarra (Delfina); sisters, Jennie Barbarin (Joe), Sylvia Alfaro (Mario), Betty Mendoza, Maria Bedolla, all of Riverside; 11 sisters-in-law; 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Barbarin. Visitation 12/13 from 5-8pm with 7pm Rosary at Preston & Simons Mortuary. Mass 12/14, 10am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine with burial at Olivewood Memorial Park. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY FUNERAL DIRECTORS (951) 683-7410
Alice Louise Morton was born in Loma Linda, Calif., on May 26, 1927 and passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2010., She was loved by many for her cheerful smile, sense of humor and known for liking her coffee "hot.", Alice will be greatly missed by her family and friends., She is survived by her brother, Merton S. Lacy; two sons, Paul and Rob; a daughter, Valena; ex-husband, Stan; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren., God has truly blessed us by having you in our lives., We love you Mom., The family will hold a private service., In lieu of flowers, send condolences to: 45505 Lauri Lane, Oakhurst, CA 93644.
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Donald J. Andrade "Pops" Oct. 2, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2010 Resident of Fremont Donald J. Andrade passed away on December 9, 2010 in .....
Anne Culbert Medvedoff passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, leaving us longing for her infectious laugh, steadfast encouragement, wondrous culinary chops and ferocious hugs. Anne was born in Gardena, Calif., in September 1951 to Virginia and Elwain Culbert, and the family moved to a ranch outside Paso Robles when Anne was four years old. Anne, a 1969 graduate of Paso Robles High, cherished a lifetime of friendships, mischief-making and family gatherings in homes she adorned across San Luis Obispo County. Anne and her attorney husband, David L. Medvedoff, began their life together in Cambria in the 1980s when Anne was the owner/broker at McLean Realty. At a time when Tupperware parties were the rage, Anne became a local hero for hosting the first "pleasure party" in the town - just one example of her enduring enthusiasm for spitting in the eye of social convention and having fun! A sophisticated and generous hostess, her home was the center of extended Medvedoff family life for holidays, football watching and birthday celebrations. Each occasion merited its own unique color scheme, decorations and delicious feast. The love flowed, conversations were raucous and Anne''s bitingly quick wit earned howls of recognition and laughter at the first sign of pomposity or seriousness from anyone! Anne is survived by her husband, David Medvedoff; daughter, Molly; son, Daniel; stepsons Mike (Sandy), Steve (Kate) and Brian (DeeDee). She was predeceased by her mother, Virginia Perry Culbert; father, Elwain "Buck" Culbert; and stepson, Chris Medvedoff. Friends and family are invited to join in a farewell to Anne at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the base of the Cayucos Pier.
Anthony "Butchie" Formento Escandor At Peace on December 1, 2010 after a brief but courageous battle with a brain tumor. Adored son of the late Bernardo Escandor and Filomena Formento, and preceded in death by his sister Shirley Ergina and brother Bernardo Escandor Jr. Butchie is survived by his brother Benjamin Escandor, sister Linda (Carlo) Irwin, sister Jeannie (John) Vines and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Born and raised in San Francisco, he enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 19 and served 2 years before returning home due to injury. Butchie worked as a custodian at the SFO Airport for 22 years and retired in 2005 at the age of 50. Butchie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends may visit Thursday December 16th from 3-9pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service Thursday at 7pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday December 17th at 11am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 107 San Pedro Rd, Colma. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Apolonia Mendoza Resident of Stockton 1-5-1911 12-8-2010 Apolonia Mendoza entered into rest on Dec. 8, 2010, at home, surrounded by her children. She was a beautiful person - fair, strong, loving and witty. A remarkable woman, she quickly charmed all she met with her elegance and warmth. A true matriarch in every way. With an extraordinary memory and a big heart, she never failed to personally acknowledge with a hand written greeting card, every birthday, anniversary or special event in her large family. At 99, Pola still loved winning on her regular trips to the local casinos or at a good poker game. She enjoyed watching her beloved Giants, the evening novelas, dishing a little gossip and most of all her pride and joy, her family. The centerpiece for 5 generations of family, her example set the standard which they follow to this day. Blessed with many friends as well, her love never distinguished between the two. She radiated genuine warmth, had an ever-present smile and a mischievous laugh. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, of 69 years and her son Gene. Pola made a lasting impact on all she touched and will be missed forever. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 14 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at LIMA FAMILY SANTA CLARA MORTUARY, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Santa Clara. Funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the mortuary thence to OUR LADY of PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH for a 10:00 a.m. mass followed by burial at Santa Clara Cemetery.
Arthur Gobets Resident of Sunnyvale May 30, 1920-Nov. 27, 2010 Arthur Gobets passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Nov. 27. He grew up in The Netherlands and came to the US in 1948. Arthur worked for Ames Research Center (NACA and then NASA) on the US space program for 23 years. He also taught part-time at Jr. Colleges. Arthur is survived by Ursula, his wife for 58 years, and by his offspring Nora and Dennis, five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Please contact the family at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the memorial service.
August Guevara, Jr. was born on April 1, 1921 in Rancho Sespe to Augustine (PapaTin) and Cresencia (Chita) Guevara. He was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 4, 2010., He was preceded in death by his true love of 67 years, Virginia Lopez Guevara. August is survived by his daughter, Rochelle (Letty) Jahner of Panorama City, his only grandson, Nikas (Keith) Jahner of San Francisco and daughter, Brenda (husband Tom) Ralston of Alaska. He was one of eight children and leaves behind sisters, Connie Negrete of Pacoima, Mary Diaz of Oxnard, and Irene Tello of Fillmore, brothers, Roy Guevara of Oxnard and Henry Guevara of Santa Paula. Siblings who predeceased him included, Charles (Nino Charlie) Guevara, and Gabriela (Nina Gay) Guevara Blanco., He served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division of the US Army in World War II. He worked for Bohannan Brothers from 1952 and retired in 1986. August had no wasted minutes after retiring and spent many hours on his favorite hobby, wood crafting. He enjoyed sharing his many creations with family and friends. He also enjoyed dancing and traveling. In his younger years he was in a band playing the saxophone. One of his greatest joys in life was baseball, whether playing on a team or being a fan of the Dodgers. Auggie will be deeply missed and live on in the hearts of his family and those who loved him forever., A full Military honors ceremony will be conducted by the Korean War Veterans Chapter #56 and VFW Mercer -Prieto #2043 at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery located at 380 Cemetery Road, Santa Paula, CA 93061; 525-5258.
March 18, 1951-Dec. 6, 2010, It is with great sadness and love in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Our beloved one died and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2010 after a tough battle with colon cancer for two years., Augie was born in Delano and resided in Oxnard all of his life. He worked at E.J. Harrison and Sons for 19 years and with the City of Oxnard for four years., He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Rachel Lucero; his children, Isabel, Tina, Valerie, lil Rachel (Rene), Augie Jr. (Noemi), Angel (Reyna) and Deserie (Andy), all of Oxnard; his grandchildren: Christina, Jynessa, Johnny, Joseph, Jasmine, Ilene, David, Michael, Joey, Elijah, Trystan, Augie III, Jocelyn, Andrew, Angel Jr., Alex, Phillip, Andy and Francisco; his two great-grandchildren, Juan Jr. and Aaliyah; his brothers: Octivano, Jose, Julian, Valentin, John, Raymond, David, Phillip, Vincent, Mark, Richard, Robert; sisters: Frances, Corina, Mary and Renee. He is preceded in death by his brother, Alex; father, Valentin; mother, Augustina; and nephew, Alex Lucero., Augie loved and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was everyone's uncle and grampa. He loved helping out neighbors, enjoyed barbecues, doing yard work and taking rides to the park with his grandchildren on the three-wheeler bikes. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him., The family would like to thank all of his family and friends for the love and support given in this hard time, also a special thank you to Dr. Lark and Dr. Benjamin and the team at V.C. Oncology and also Buena Vista Hospice., Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 with the Rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Clara Mortuary in Oxnard. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery., We can't believe you're gone! Dad, our sadness knows no end; We can't believe you're gone We're grieving for you everyday, It's hard to carry on. You were always there to support and care, When we needed a true friend, How we'll ever do without our dad, We cannot comprehend. You were our teacher and our guide, Our dad, so good and strong Your example will sustain us now, And last our whole lives long. We're trying to communicate, We hope that you can hear, Expressing what we feel for you, Helps us feel you're near. Our memories of the times we had, Helps the pain go away. But Dad, our lives won't be the same, We'll miss you everyday, A part of us went with you, You left a gap too big to fill, You're our father and our hero, We love you and we always will
GRAME Sr., BENJAMIN FRANKLIN April 14, 1906 to December 2, 2010 Benjamin Franklin Grame, Sr., 104, passed away peacefully in his La Mesa home on Dec. 2, 2010. Beloved "Grandpa Ben" is survived by his son, Benjamin F. Grame, Jr.; seven grandchildren (Marinda Torgl, Janine Rojas and Teresa Grame; Robinette Ashley, Heidi Mullans, Stephen Grame and Hope Zeller); three step-grandchild-ren (Aaron Turner, Katrina Creitz, Travis Turner), seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Ben was preceded in death by his wife Hattie, five siblings, and son, Sheldon Grame. Ben was born on April 14, 1906 in Topeka Kansas, to William Grame and Hedwig Becktold. He was the eldest of five children. Ben and his wife Hattie were married on June 24, 1929. After marriage, Hattie and Ben lived in Naperville, Illinois while attending North Central College. In 1935, the couple moved to San Diego. During the depression, Ben worked as a cook, pedaled ice cream, drove a street car, and owned a bakery delivery business. In later years, he worked as an aircraft toolmaker for General Dynamics and Douglas North America. After retiring in 1972, Ben grew avocados and other produce, which he sold along with honey products from his home. In addition, Ben taught Sunday school for 44 years - often with classes of up to 40 children - mostly for Skyline Church. On his 100th birthday, he was named "Sunday School Teacher of the Century" by his many former students. A memorial service, followed by a burial ceremony, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 1 p.m. at Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary in Bonita. Donations may be made to the Skyline Church Children's Ministry program, (619) 660-5000.
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Barbara Joy Barnes Passed away in San Francisco, November 12, 2010. She has joined Bailey Anderson in Heaven. Barbara will be missed by all who loved her. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to research against Parkinson's Disease. Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at DUGGAN'S FUNERAL SERVICE, 3434 17th Street near Valencia.
Barbara Wilcox Gray Resident of San Jose July 24, 1917 to Dec 3, 2010 Barbara Gray was a member of one of the founding families of Santa Clara Valley: The F.A.Wilcox family settled in the Valley in the 1880s, and were orchardists here until the early 1960s. Barbara was born at the old San Jose Hospital, grew up in Santa Clara, attended Santa Clara High School, and was one of the early women graduates of the University of California, Davis. At Davis, she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and appeared on the cover of the University's catalogue in April of 1939 - on horseback. After a long and formal courtship, she married Bill Gray, a recent SJS graduate in 1941, just prior to the US entrance into WWII - and shortly thereafter became an Army wife. The couple had numerous postings from Fort Benning in Georgia to Fort Ord. Upon Bill's deployment, Barbara took up work in the local war industry. With the close of hostilities, Bill set off to law school at the University of Florida. Barbara was by his side, but never adapted to the formalities of the South. The couple's son, William H. Gray III, had joined by this time. The family returned to Santa Clara Valley, where Bill founded a title insurance company - Surety Title & Guarantee Company. The Company flourished during the halcyon days leading up to what we now know as Silicon Valley. He sold his interest in the company and retired in the early 1960s. Farming in the Valley had become very difficult by the late 1950s and the couple spent much of the next decade relocating the Wilcox farming enterprise to the Sacramento River District - where members of the family continue to farm. Barbara worked tirelessly for the less privileged. Among other interests, she chaired the board of an orphanage in East San Jose known as Eastfield's Children's Home. She also worked on behalf of the charities of PEO, where she was a 50 year member. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 1984, her brothers Frank and Irving Wilcox, and sister in law Jane Gray Jacobs and husband Bruce of Gilroy. She will be sorely missed by her family - her son Bill, a Professor and Dean Emeritus at Washington State University; her granddaughter Ashley Gray, a telecommunications researcher in Seattle; and her granddaughter Karlin Gray, a recent Peace Corps returnee from Senegal; and many nieces and nephews. She will be laid to rest at the Golden Gate National Cemetery next to her husband. In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family invites contributions to Barbara's favorite interest: The California PEO Home, 700 N Stoneman Ave, Alhambra CA., 91801. Beloved in life, and always a pillar of strength, may all who mourn her loss be sustained by the timeless moments of courage and kindness she bestowed upon us
Barbara Joan Leischner passed away peacefully at home in Harbor City on Saturday, December 4, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 18, 1930 in Torrance, California to loving parents, John Laverne and Anna Margret Hammack. She attended Narbonne Junior High and graduated from San Pedro High in 1948. She is survived by her children, Gary, Brenda and Dale; her stepchildren, Michael, Stephanie, Debbie and Dana; daughters-in-law, Kim, Karen, Yuki and Donna; sons-in-law, Brannan, Daniel and Mark; grandchildren, Gary, Gregg, Gail, Brittney, Chantiel, Delsie, Kendall, Miki, Shannon, Josh and Briana; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; her son, John Russell; her brother, Richard Hammack; and her parents, John Hammack and Anna Baker. Services will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Green Hills Mortuary on south Western Avenue in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the . The family would also like to thank Companion Hospice for the care and support given to our mother during her time of need. Please sign the sign the guestbook at
BARBARA PENNINGTON WOOD BALLARD FEB 21, 1936 - DEC 7, 2010 Passed away at age 74 in Vancouver, WA. She leaves her husband Robert Ballard, sons Michael (Carol), Kevin and Bart (Peggy) Wood, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was a loving sister to Ora Vay Worthy of Ark., Nina Faria, Gladys Towell, Ruby Ward and Wendell Pennington, all of Modesto. Barbara was a graduate of the first class of Downey High School and she sang with the Nightingale Choir. She also sang many years with the Southern California Mormon Choir. She was preceded in death by sisters, Goldie Mosley, Sara Fay Thomas, Patty Fowler and Juanita Brians and first husband Byron Ray Wood. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services will be held Mon., Dec 13th in Vancouver, WA. On Wed., Dec 15th a service will be held at the Mormon Church in Glendora, CA at 11:00am. She will be laid to rest at Rose Hills in Whittier, CA.
Barry Edward Coyle, 63, a highly regarded consultant in the contract furniture industry, passed away peacefully on the evening of Nov. 15, 2010, at his home in Ojai in the company and care of his wife, Gayle Wyborny, and their son, Brian Coyle. He was a model of courage, thoughtfulness, good cheer and productivity while living with cancer that was first diagnosed about a year earlier., Barry E. Coyle was born May 1, 1947 in Washington, D.C. Following graduation from Stanford University with a B.A. in economics, Barry joined the Ventura County Library Services Agency as an administrative officer. During the 1980s and early 1990s, as a dealership and, later, an installation-firm executive in Los Angeles, Barry pursued the ground-breaking work of developing installation estimating prototypes and economic models for dealer and installation businesses, analyses that later took the form of workbooks still regarded as standard industry references., In addition to Gayle Wyborny, his wife of 29 years, and his son, Brian Coyle, a resident of Ventura, he is survived by Karen Coyle, a sister in Berkeley; Heather Murphy and Todd Murphy, a sister and brother-in-law in San Luis Obispo, and their children Kyle Murphy and Mikayla Murphy, also of San Luis Obispo., He will also be remembered with special affection by surviving classmates in the Ventura High School graduating class of 1965.
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James Michael Bennett, aka "Mike" Resident of Alameda Was born on May 24, 1940 in Santa Cruz, California, to Herman Bennett and Lola Bennett .....
Kirshner, Berton Merle April 11, 1925 - December 9, 2010 Berton Merle Kirshner made his final transition peacefully, surrounded by family, in his Brentwood Home early Thursday morning in Los Angeles, California December 9, 2010. His children Jan Stanton Holz, Jill Kirshner, and Todd Kirshner; son-in-law Richard Holz; grandchildren Amy Stanton, Molly Stanton, Rex Kirshner, Claire Kirshner, and Kelly Kirshner; his sister Sheryl Sherman, his brother-in-law Mel Sherman, brother-in-law Dr. Robert Wagner and his sister-in-law Sylvia Wagner celebrate Bert's roll-up-his-sleeves problem-solving skills, his ability to find the smile through thick and thin, and his perseverance to provide for and protect his family. Married for 56 years to Barbara Rita Wagner Kirshner who preceded him in death, the Nashville-born southern gentleman led a productive, exemplary life, proving his motto: "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right." Private services will be for the immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Bert's reminder to "keep smiling" and make a donation to your favorite charity.
Beverly "Bev" J. Sowells, 72, of Vacaville, died on Monday, Dec. 6, in Vacaville. She was born in Fresno, Calif., on June 1, 1938., Per her request, no formal services will be held., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
Beverly 'Bev' J. Swells, 72, of Vacaville, died on Monday, Dec. 6, in Vacaville., She was born in Fresno, Calif., on June 1, 1938., Per her request, no formal services will be held., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Billie Eugene Williams December 26, 1932 - December 6, 2010 Bill/Dad/Papa was born in Spiro, Oklahoma, the only child of Marion and Ella Williams. He was raised in Checotah, where he graduated from high school in 1952. His undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma were interrupted by three years of military service as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He returned to Tahlequah, OK and completed his degree in Chemistry in 1958 with G.I. Bill assistance, and eventually earned graduate degrees in Mathematics, Biochemistry and Psychology. Professionally, he opened both Foothill and Highland High Schools in Bakersfield, CA, held concurrent appointments at the Bakersfield Adult School, and ultimately moved to Bakersfield College where he was Divisional Dean of Math and Computer Science as well as Director of Handicapped Services. He is survived by his soul mate and wife of 54 years, Jessie Parker Williams of Bakersfield; daughter, Karen Biestman and son-in-law Mark Biestman of Diablo; and his proudest legacy, two grandsons, Ross and Jeff. One daughter, Lynn, predeceased him. At his request, there will be no service. In his honor this holiday season, share a tall tale with good friends, and hold your loved ones a little closer.
June 4, 1995 - Dec 1, 2010 Brinda Jean Shelley aka Big Pimpin' Brindee Boo, went to join the angels in Heaven on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Eureka, CA, where she resided for the past 15 years; which was her whole life. Born June 4, 1995 and raised in Eureka, CA by Connie and Tim. She was loved by all who she came in contact with. She was known for her kind heart, her loving nature, her beautiful smile, and her stubbornness. She had a way of being able to give the shirt off her back for any body in need. She was the most forgiving person in the whole wide world. She was loved by many with her high spirited and cocky attitude towards life. She would let a person know if she didn't like something. She spent many hours with her besties Leslie, Jennifer, Taylor and many more, and her cousin Tyler. She also spent a lot of time with her brothers Ryan and Travis, and cousin Trisha. She loved the outdoors so she could hang out with her best friends to go hang out at the park and mall, or just to hang out with her friends. Though she will be greatly missed our little angel is no longer in pain. She is now flying free with the angels up in the stars. She is survived by her parents Tim and Connie Shelley, her brothers Ryan Burt and Travis Mogg, her uncles Jean Fulton and wife Trisha, Mark Burris, Mike Adams, Brad Shelley, Hal Burris and wife Carol, Aunt Terry Rose, Pam Jelineo, Dawn Burris, Great Grandparents Barbara and Don Wilson, Grand parents Linda Burris and Claude Burris, Elaine Newton, Sue Burris, cousin Trisha Burris, Shayla and Jason Burris, angel little, Tony Burris, friends Leslie, Jennifer, Taylor, Karlie, Bree, Jamie and many more family, and numerous close friends who loved her dearly. The celebration of life will be held at Runeberg Hall located on the corner of Wabash and Union in Eureka, on Sunday December 12, 2010 between 1pm-5pm during the celebration of life we will be having potluck. Please bring a dish if you'd like. Any donations can be sent to Bank of America, Brinda Shelley memorial fund on F St, Eureka. Please sign the guest book at
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FROWISS, CLARICE A. Clarice A. Frowiss passed on December 8,2010, at age 97. Predeceased in 1996 by husband of 65 years, Frank James Frowiss, and oldest son Frank Ray Frowiss, in Titusville Florida in 1988. Survivors include son Albert B. Frowiss, Sr. and his wife Paris, six grandchildren, myriad great-grandchildren. Grandchildren include Albert Jr. of Denver, CO, Sabrina Solovay, Pacifica, CA, Debra Kaminsky, Shingle Springs, CA, Frank Jay Frowiss, San Diego, CA and Hollywood, FL, Edward Frowiss, La Mesa, CA, and Sheila Frowiss, Titusville, FL. Clarice Ferguson was born near Rockport, IN in 1913, moving to El Centro, CA in 1920. Married Frank in 1932, moved to San Diego in 1940. During World War II, the family lived in Ventura, CA, returning to San Diego in 1947. Lived fifty years on Seminole Drive, she has lived with her son Albert Sr. in Rancho Santa Fe since 2003. Services will be held at a later date.
CORNEL BRAGGS, SR. 9/11/1922 to 12/6/2010 Cornel Braggs, Sr. was born in Idabelle, Oklahoma. He served 27 years combined in the U.S. Army and Air Force, retiring from the Air Force. He served 18 years doing Civil Service at Lompoc Missile Base and 12 years at the Youth Authority in Chino before finally retiring at the age of 71 years old. Preceding him in death was his wife of 59 years, Juanitia L. Braggs and a daughter, Alvern Gatson. He leaves to mourn him his wife of 10 years, Gloria D. Braggs; sons, Cornel Jr., his wife of 10 years Gloria D. Braggs; sons, Cornel Jr., Lawrence, Robert, Randy, Jimmie and daughters, Eula, Carolyn, Pattee, Jeanette, Roberta and Olivia. He also leaves 37 grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Viewing at Tillman Mortuary, Sunday, 1-7pm. Funeral service will be held at Park Ave. Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, Dec. 13 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside.
Carmen Medrano Cardoza was born January 13, 1923 in Michoacan, Mexico. She passed into God's embrace on December 5, 2010. She was a homemaker., She is preceded in death by her husband Manual Cardoza; her parents, Joaquin and Soledad Medrano; and her brothers, Jake Medrano and his wife Joby, and Ralph Medrano., Carmen is survived by her sons, Michael Cardoza and his wife Suzanne, Rev. Fr. Timothy N. Cardoza, and Russell Cardoza and his wife Mary. She is also survived by her three grandsons, Garrett, Stuart and Alex Cardoza; her brothers, Robert Medrano and his wife Margaret and Danny and Dolores Medrano; as well as her sister-in-law, Betty Medrano; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends., The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to St. Mary Queen of the Apostles Building Fund, 4636 W. Dakota Ave., Fresno, CA 93710., Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, followed by the Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m., at St. Rita Catholic Church in Tulare. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon. Friday, Dec. 10 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home in Fresno.
Carol Ann Burkhead October 11, 1946 - December 4, 2010 Carol was born in Hollywood, California. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Burkhead. She is survived by her mother and father, Russel and Marge Moore; sister and brother- in-law, Jan and Mike Bellows; daughter, Brenda Garvin; sons, Bob and Billy Goldsberry; daughters-in-law, Michelle and Shannon Goldsberry; grandchildren, Jonathan, Adrian, Jennifer, Kristi, Emily, Trevor, Austin and Jake. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. Alma Funeral Home & Crematory
Carolyn Ann Hylander, a 41-year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 4 at the age of 62. Carolyn was surrounded by her many loving friends and her family as she fought to beat the illness that, in the end, took her before her time. Carolyn was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where she aspired to become a teacher and worked her way through college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After receiving her bachelor's degree she moved to California and started her teaching career at Huntington Park High School. While working as a teacher, she earned her master's degree in family finance from California State University of Long Beach and, shortly after, married and started her family. She then began teaching at Mira Costa High School where she created her own fashion design program that prepared many of her students for college at FIDM Fashion Institute. She loved decorating, cooking, sewing and music and passed these skills on to both of her children. She had an amazing sense of humor and believed that laughter was the best medicine; she always tried to laugh at least once a day. Her great compassion for others resulted in her house always being full. Whether it was band practice, the swimming pool, or even just a place to sleep, she always welcomed the neighborhood children and treated them as if they were her own. Carolyn is survived by her son, Jonathan; daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Jerry; her sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Dan Hylander; her niece, Cari Ann Mueller; nephew, Joseph Hylander; and great-nieces, Nena and Ellee. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church of Manhattan Beach located at 1100 N. Poinsettia Ave. The service will be followed by a luncheon at Carolyn's sister's house. Please sign the guestbook at
Carol Hizey, a 53-year resident of Arroyo Grande, passed away from complications of vascular disease Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at her home. She was born in December 1935 in Lancaster, Ohio, and moved to California in 1955. Along with her husband, Bob, she owned and operated Wilkinson''s Meat Market in the Village of Arroyo Grande for 30 years. She was later employed at Native Sons Nursery. Carol greatly enjoyed her family, gardening, baking and live jazz music. She was known for her willingness to work hard at whatever she did. Carol is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Pace (Dan); sons Steven and Steward (Kim); 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren (who called her Grandma Butterfly); sister, Nita Stever; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and daughter, Robin Jackson. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach
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Anthony Joseph Caserta, 90 OCEANSIDE -- Anthony Joseph Caserta died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. at Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, .....
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Bryant, Charles A. June 10, 1952 - December 1, 2010 Charles A. Bryant died on December 1, 2010, at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital in Los Angeles, California, following a lengthy illness. He was a kind and gentle person and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Charlie was born to Randolph and June Bryant in Houston, Texas, on June 10, 1952. In 1964, he moved with his family to New Orleans and attended Isidore Newman School, where he graduated in 1970 and was a National Merit Scholar. He then attended Yale University and received a degree in mathematics in 1974. After receiving a master's degree in mathematics from New York University in 1976, he began working as an actuary for a life insurance company in New York City. After a few years there, he decided to become a lawyer and returned to New York University to enroll in its law school. Charlie received his law degree in 1984 and then worked as a project finance lawyer at large firms in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. He had a competitive streak that he exhibited through academics and sports. During his high school years he played on the varsity tennis team. In college, he was coxswain of the Yale Crew team and received many dunkings following their victories. After he began his legal career, he learned to sail and was soon participating in races as well as pleasure cruises. Some of his fondest memories were of sailing on Long Island Sound or in the Caribbean. However, his passion was mathematics, and he enjoyed sharing this passion with others through teaching and tutoring. Charlie is survived by his companion of many years, Susan Rosenwasser, his brother Randy Bryant and wife Sandra, his nieces Emily Kramer, Amy Lee and Betsy Bryant, and his nephew Stephen Bryant. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 345 Piney Point, Houston, Texas. Charlie will be buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charlie's memory to the Yale Crew Association, P.O. Box 208216, New Haven, CT 06520-8216, Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, or the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.
Charles A. Respecke (Chuck), Passed away November 13, 2010 after a long illness. Charles was born to Frances (Sanki) and Charles F. Respecke in Gary, Indiana on January 26, 1926., Chuck served in the navy in World War II in the South Pacific from 1943 - 1946, first on the USS Okalossa and then on the USS Pirate. Upon his return he married his high-school sweetheart, Alice Weber, and settled in Gary and later Merriville, Indiana where they raised their family of five children. Chuck owned and operated the Sure-Fire Ignition Automotive shop in Gary, Indiana for over 10years. He decided to move his family to Santa Barbara, California in 1965 and there he owned and operated the Union 76 Station at De La Vina and State St. until retiring with his wife to Orcutt, California., Chuck is survived by his wife Alice; son, David, of Sunnyvale, Ca; daughter Nancy and husband Dale Gehr of Scottsdale, Az; daughter Sandra and husband Doug Grover of Lompoc, Ca; daughter Kathryn Crowell of Santa Maria, Ca; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Chuck was preceded in death by his son (Chuck) Charles F. Respecke and son-in-law Dennis Crowell.
Simi Valley lost a great man early Sunday morning. Christopher Daniel Schmitt passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 after a long battle with multiple myloma cancer., He is survived by his loving wife, Tracy; his father, Bill; his older brother, Craig; younger brother, Eric; younger sister, Lisa; nephews, Matthew, Michael and Daniel; nieces, Jillian and Amanda., The memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Rose Family Funeral Home, and will be followed by a party in celebration of Chris's life., Chris was a big part of the Ventura County Equestrian community, as well as an avid dirt bike rider. His devotion and love of horses funded the Gymkhana club (Simi Valley Riders), which will forever be a part of his legacy. Chris will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched.
Clarence "Bud" Holmes, Jr. of Lemoore passed away in his sleep on December 3rd, 2010 at the age of 86. Bud was born on November 20, 1924 on the family ranch in Lemoore to Clarence J. Holmes and Mary Magdalena Kurtz, an early pioneer family of Lemoore. He attended local schools graduating from Lemoore High School in 1942 where he played all sports. He was given the nickname "Flea" while playing football due to his small stature but quickness., He enlisted in the Air Force right after graduation and spent his service time in the Pacific during World War II. Upon Honorable discharge from the Air Force, he returned to Lemoore to work for his father who was a contractor. On April 27, 1947 he married Norma Jean Saalfeld from Hanford. They had 4 daughters and they were married for 46 years until Norma's passing in 1993., Bud went to work for the Post Office in Lemoore and retired in 1982 after 30 years as an assistant postmaster. For most of his life, Bud could be found on a softball field either playing or coaching. He coached teams from the Hanford Queens to his daughters Bobby Sox. He was a caring, giving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed., Bud is survived by 4 daughters; Stephanie Holmes-Jones and husband Jerry of Lemoore, Crystal Holmes of Visalia, Allison Holmes and husband Steve Allison of Lemoore and Marcie Holmes-Baker and husband Ricci of Lemoore, 2 sisters; Dorothy Wolfe of Hanford and Frances Groves of Hanford, grandchildren; Celeste Jones-Morino Escalon and husband Danny, Brandon Jones and wife Vicki , Taylor Holmes and wife Brandie, Cayci Allison, Steven Allison II of Lemoore, Cody DeSilva Visalia, Kennedy Baker, Kristin Chronister and husband Rory and Katie Allison of Lemoore, great grandchildren; Colten Morino, Cooper Morino of Escalon, Madison Smith-Jones of Nevada and Makayla Jones of Hanford., Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 PM at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Lemoore Cemetery., Friends who wish may contribute to Lemoore High School Softball, 101 East Bush St., Lemoore, CA 93245 in Bud's memory.
Clarence Mandala Resident of San Jose On December 5, 2010, Clarence Mandala died at the age of 92 after living an active and productive life. A San Jose native and lifelong resident who witnessed the transformation of San Jose from a small farming community to a major metropolis, Clarence graduated High School from Bellarmine College Preparatory and attended San Jose State University. During WWII, he proudly served in the US Army as a Sergeant stationed at the Panama Canal. A gifted people person and businessman, Clarence transformed a small corner market into several supermarkets and spent over 50 years actively involved in the grocery business. As a two term president of the California Grocers Association, Clarence had the honor of being an influential figure in the Bay Area's grocery industry. Clarence is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Gloria, two daughters Clarice Mandala and Janice Mandala-Comeau, son-in-law Skye Comeau, grandson JohnRey Hassan, nephew John Filice and niece Joanne Cunningham. He will be remembered with a funeral mass at St. Martin of Tours in San Jose on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated at The Jesuit Retreat Center, 3000 Manresa Way, Los Altos, CA 94022.
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Col. Richard H. Hansen, US Army retired, widower of Alice Strandberg Hansen, died Tuesday. Dec. 7, 2010, at Sommerby of Mount Pleasant. H, e was born on June 29, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Reuben H. Hansen and Hazel Davey Hansen. After graduating from the University of Utah in 1943 he was commissioned in the Army and served as a field artillery officer in the European Theater during World War II. During his military career he served in the Far East, Alaska, Europe and throughout the United States., While in the service he earned a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. His assignments included for the U.S. Commander, Berlin and as Editor-in Chief of the Army Digest, the Army's official magazine. His awards included the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters. Col. Hansen joined The Citadel faculty in January 1971 after retiring from the Army. At The Citadel he taught English and journalism courses and edited college publications. He retired from The Citadel in 1984., He was an avid gardener, skier and master chef and traveled extensively throughout the world with his beloved late wife of 54 years., The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Sommerby of Mt. Pleasant for all of their love and care shown to Col. Hansen., He is survived by his children, Jeri Calhoun and her husband Guignon of the Isle of Palms, Karen O'Neill and her husband Robert of Arlington, Va., and Craig Hansen and his wife Penny of Summerville; a sister, Bettie Luke and a brother, Robert W. Hansen, both of Ventura; five grandchildren, Stephanie Alice Cordray and her husband Jacob, Mary Elizabeth O'Neill and her husband Sanjay Narayan, Samantha Jean Witt, Kathleen Muir O'Neill, and Megan Burke; one great-grandson, Kari O'Neill Narayan., A private burial with full military honors will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beacon Hospice, 786 Johnnie Dodds Blvd # C Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3047., Online condolences may be sent to the Hansen family via www.mcalister-smith.com. Arrangements by MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC; 843-884-3833.
Corinne J. "Cook" Mueller, 92, passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 in Hanford after a lengthy illness., Corinne was born on August 4, 1918 in St. Louis, MO, the youngest child of Charles and Clara Hartman., She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Thomas Hartman, sisters Angeline Horras, Catherine McMillen and Genevieve Hartman, as well as by grandsons, Tom Mueller Jr. and Mark Mueller., She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Michael Mueller and wife Vicki of Auberry, David Mueller and wife Charlene, Tom Mueller and Corinne Bettencourt and husband Bob of Hanford, together with nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren., Corinne's greatest joy was being with family. She was a devoted mother who made many sacrifices for her children. She was funny, quick-witted and a hard worker. She worked many years at Peden's Restaurant and later the Koop Cafe. She especially loved working in her garden., She will be dearly missed., At Corinne's request, services will be private.
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Marie Elisabeth (Betty) Croly (1923-2010) FAICP of Berkeley, CA Passed peacefully on 5 December 2010. Born in Great Neck, NY, Betty was a resident .....
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BENTON, DARLENE "DEE DEE" 1928 to 2010 Darlene "DeeDee" Benton, 81, formerly of San Diego, CA, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2010, in Meridian, Idaho. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie and Roy, and her sister, Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Carl Benton, D.Ed; brothers, Wayne Laughery, D.Ed and Larry Laughery; sister, Dixie Rosene; daughters, Kelli Hall and Lori Benton; and her pride & joy (grandson) Ryan Hall and his wife Debbie. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010, at Chapel of the Chimes. Please visit DeeDee's online guest book at, to read DeeDee's entire obituary, and to view her video tribute log onto, . com/180796. Arrangements have been entrusted to Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 105 E. Carlton Ave. Meridian, ID 83642; 208-888-4454.
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LIGUORI, DONNA August 21, 1936 to Dec. 7, 2010 Donna passed away on Tuesday peacefully at home after living a very full life. Born in Olean, Western New York, she attended nursing college and fulfilled a dream of becoming a Nurse. She married and is survived by daughters Jackie (Mike) Hancock, Lisa Liguori Smith, grandchildren, Jake, Luke, Sydney, Jada and Shane. Brothers Jack (Bonnie) Forness, Bill (Mary) Forness, nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to count. She spent her life helping people. It was in her blood, and she could no more not help people than breathe. Donna was the nurse that nurses were measured by. Always kind, giving, and believing in the dignity of others, she taught people the beauty of loving what you do. Children brought joy to her life. She wanted to be a great mom more than anything, and she was that. We love her and she loved us with her whole heart. She will be severely missed, and mom, we were not ready for you to go. Fly to heaven and be the best angel nurse that you can be. We love you. Services will be at East Valley Christian Fellowship, 14069 Ridge Hill Road, El Cajon 92020 Saturday, December 18th at 1 p.m., (619) 390-2734.
GRINSELL, DOROTHY P. April 12, 1920 - Nov. 19, 2010 Memorial Service Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. at H. Lee House, 3205 Olive Street, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary
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Griffiths, David Rynd July 18, 1942 - December 6, 2010 After a yearlong battle with lung cancer, David passed away at his home in Sisters, Oregon with his family by his side, he was 68. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, he also leaves behind his numismatic legacy. Born in Pasadena, California to Dorothy and David Griffiths, he grew up in Monrovia, California. In business since 1961, he was a second-generation professional coin dealer. The Los Angeles native ran Century Stamp and Coin beginning in 1968, on the corner of 7th and Olive, while raising his first two children with Barbara Lundgren in Arcadia, CA. In 2001 he began Bedrock Gold and Silver Inc. He later remarried Pamela Dhanjah and had two more children, Amanda, 6 and Travis, 4. Over the last 25 years he has been committed to and worked a 12 step program. David is survived by his wife Pamela Griffiths, children Shelley Rodriguez, Todd, Amanda and Travis Griffiths, grandchildren A.J. and Kevin Rodriguez, Paige, Taylor and Aidan Griffiths. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 12/14/10 at 11:30am at Live Oak Mortuary, 200 E. Duarte Road, Monrovia CA, 91016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the City of Hope (866) 683-4673.
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Keith E. Day VISTA -- Keith E. Day, a resident of Vista, died peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December .....
Delia Mary Worthington, 55, a truly spiritual child of God, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 after a courageous long-term battle with brain cancer., Delia was born June 14, 1955 in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Being a New York native, Delia graduated from Mercy High School (1973) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Hartwick College (1977). Her great desire was to become a registered nurse and she completed her R.N. degree at University of St. Petersburg where she graduated Suma Cum Laude., Having transitioned to Ventura County, Delia achieved her goal working as a Registered Nurse at St. Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital (extended care unit), then at the Department of Neuroscience at St. Johns Regional Medical Center. Her dedication to her patients culminated in 2005 when she accepted the position of School Nurse at Rio Mesa High School. Her passion for serving the medical needs of so many students provided her greatest joy and she was loved and respected by staff and students alike., Delia will be most remembered for her personal beauty, sense of humor, dedication to family and patients as well as her unconditional love for her fellow man. Many have mentioned that to meet her was to experience something very special. The light from her eyes and radiant smile would warm the hearts of all. Delia's professional dedication and compassion were loved and respected by those who were blessed to be a part of her life. Delia leaves behind a legacy of love for family and friends, each of whom is greatly diminished by her passing., Delia is preceded in death by her father, Martin G. Ahearn., She is survived by her loving husband, Steve Worthington; son, Donald Schultz; mother, Mary Ahearn; brother, Joe Ahearn; nephews, Marty and A.J. Ahearn; stepchildren, Chris and Shannon Worthington; as well as grandchildren, Tyler and Devon Worthington., A celebration of Delia's life will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at Padre Serra Catholic Church., In lieu of flowers, Delia has requested that donations be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or St. Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012; 482-1959. Please visit our website at www.conejomountain.com.
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DIANE MEREDYTH DENSMORE Passed away on December 1, 2010 at the age of 59. Diane was a resident of Hemet, California for over 39 years while married to her husband, Jerry Densmore. Before retiring in 2003, Diane was employed by General Telephone/Verizon Communications serving in various positions for 32 years. Throughout her life, Diane dedicated her energy to giving support to her family and engaging in hobbies that included cooking, reading, camping, sewing, and gardening. Diane\'s compassionate, loyal, and thoughtful spirit will be deeply missed. In addition to her lifelong friends, Diane is survived by her only daughter, Julie Densmore of San Francisco; her husband, Jerry Densmore of Hemet; her in-laws, David and Barbara Densmore of Hemet; her cousins, Kathy Slater, Steve Burt, Chuck Burt, and Judy Burt, all of California. A Remembrance Service is planned for February 2011. 951-658-4433 #FD833
Diane Cordaro Laflin Aug 28, 1932 - Oct 31, 2010 After a battle with colon cancer Diane passed with her family by her side. A graduate of Presentation High School in San Francisco, Diane worked at Kaiser Hospital in the City for over 25 years. She is survived by her four children, James, Alicia, Michael and Richard along with five grandchildren. A Service will be held Dec 18th at 2:00pm St. Gabriel Church 2559 40th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94116. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Gabriel's to assist families in need this holiday season.
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Joseph John Doering ESCONDIDO -- Joseph John Doering passed away quickly after collapsing at a National Tax Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada, that he .....
(Donald Wallace) passed away December 5, 2010 at the Veteran's Hospital in Portland, OR at 76 years of age. He was born January 10, 1934 in Eureka, CA and was a lifelong resident of Humboldt County. He graduated from Fortuna Union High School, Class of 1953. He was a veteran of the
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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., spent his childhood in Oregon and met his adoring wife Kathy, in California in 1957. Don and Kathy made their home in Fairfield and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last December. Don retired from UPS after 25 years and was a manager at STARS Recreation Center in Vacaville, owned by Uncle Ernie Sousa., Don is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; daughters and son-in-laws, Kelly and Tony Garcia of Suisun and Tara and Tony Taitague of Temecula; grandchildren, A.J., Kaili, Kami and Nick; and many more relatives and extended family., Don was a fun-loving person with a heart bigger than most and a Trouble maker with a capital T, but that's why we all loved him so much. He had a great sense of humor and a dedication to his family that was unsurpassed. He enjoyed life and many parties with his family and friends. Don will be greatly missed., 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 Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
Donna E. Myers of Lemoore passed away Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 in a Hanford hospital at the age of 66 years., Donna was born and raised in Bakersfield and graduated from Bakersfield High School with the class of 1962. For many years, Donna was active in the Baptist Church, first in Bakersfield and more recently in Lemoore. Donna married Phillip Myers in 1964 and they moved to Lemoore in 1977. She enjoyed doing crafts. Donna loved spending time with her family and friends and looked forward to the holidays and special occasions., She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Phillip Myers of Lemoore; 2 sons, Larry Myers and wife Debbie of Ogden, Utah and Terry Myers and wife Fawn of Visalia; 3 brothers, Glen Porter of Texas, Gilbert Porter of Texas and Don Porter of California and 5 grandchildren., A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Lemoore Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.
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A memorial service for Dorothy Hoover Thomson will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St. in San Luis Obispo. Flowers are appreciated. Donations will be accepted for Woods Humane Society Shelter, Monday Club and Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.
Dr. Carl Payson Herkimer, M.D., passed away suddenly on December 7, 2010, leaving behind loving family and friends. Dr. Herkimer was born to Hazen and Mildred (Steinke) Herkimer on May 14, 1934, in Monroe, Mich. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1952,
Elsie Raye Rigney Carr Elsie Carr died peacefully in her San Rafael home December 2, 2010 at the age of 95. Born in 1915, Elsie's life spanned nearly a century. As she wrote in her 2007 memoir, Elsie's Story: Of Family, Friends and Dreams Come True, "I saw unusual experiences for a woman living during that timethrough World War II, the feminist revolution, the Civil Rights movement, and the profound changes in communication and travel." Independent and self-confident, Elsie did indeed live a remarkable life. She grew up in Las Cruces, NM and graduated from New Mexico State University in 1936. In 1943, recently divorced, she moved with her young son, Mike, to Maryland and, after the war, she worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and then the Food and Agriculture Organization in Washington DC. During that time, Elsie began her lifelong passion for traveling and for connecting with other cultures. In 1954, Elsie was offered a job at the Ford Foundation, so she and Mike then 13, moved to Indonesia where she, in 1956, met Dr. Jesse Carr. After their marriage in 1957, Elsie, Jesse and her extended family split their time between their homes in San Rafael, CA, their ranch in the Sutter Buttes, CA, their home in Mt. Rose, CA and their home in Fiji and traveled extensively around the world. After Jesse's death in 1989, Elsie moved to Villa Marin in San Rafael, CA where she continued to meet interesting people who enriched her life immensely. Elsie's family has been central to her life. She is survived by five children, Michael Marcley of Santa Rosa, CA; Jennifer Carr of Ashland, OR; Lawrence Carr of Ross, CA; Karen Doherty of San Rafael, CA; Pierre Carr of Sutter, CA; and 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two great great grand children. Elsie is also survived by her sister, Ruth Meadows of Albuquerque, NM, her cousin Walter Gerald of Albuquerque and her nephew John Rigney of Leucadia, CA. Elsie has been a gracious supporter of many organizations including the San Francisco Asia Art Museum, the Marin Symphony, The De Young Museum, Marin Nature Conservatory, and the New Mexico State University. As Elsie concluded her memoir, "unlike some acquaintances who lament being so old because they are not needed anymore, I have always felt needed and wanted. As the shadows fall, I can express only gratitude for my unusual life." A "Celebration of life" services will be held at St. John's Chruch in Ross at 1:00pm on December 16 and at Villa Marin in San Rafael on December 18 at 2:00pm. Donations are preferred to a favorite charity.
LUNDY, EVELYN MEYER LUICK Evelyn Lundy, a resident of San Diego since 1941 and native of Keystone, Iowa, died peacefully at St. Paul's Health Care Center on December 2, 2010, from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Evelyn was born to William and Minnie K. Meyer on January 22, 1918 at Keystone, Iowa. She was baptized at St John's Lutheran Church in Keystone, Iowa, and confirmed at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Harrold, South Dakota. Evelyn attended elementary and high school in Iowa and South Dakota. She graduated from Pierre High School in Pierre, South Dakota in 1935 and went on to Black Hills Teacher's College in Spearfish, South Dakota. Evelyn began her teaching career in 1937 at a one- room rural school in Clear Lake, South Dakota with eight students. Evelyn moved to San Di ego in the early 1940s where she met and married Emmanuel "Duke" Luick in 1943. Evelyn and Duke had two children, James Wi1liam Luick, born in 1946 and Dorothy Jean Luick, born in 1950. Dorothy Jean died in 1951 and a few short years later in 1958, Duke also passed away from a heart attack. During these early years in San Diego, Evelyn taught school in Lemon Grove, completed her educational requirements for a B.A. degree at San Diego State College and secured a full-time teaching assignment at Audubon Elementary School in San Diego. During the time that Evelyn taught at Audubon, she met and married Philip H. Lundy in 1962. Evelyn went on to teach at O'Farrell Jr. High until her retirement in 1972. After retiring from the educational profession, Evelyn's energy and enthusiasm carried her into a successful second career in the field of insurance and investment securities. She and her husband formed their own company, Lundy & Associates, at which they both worked until their retirement in 1996. Evelyn is survived by her son, James W. Luick (Victoria) of Palm Desert, CA; her husband, Philip Lundy of San Diego, CA; nephew, Bill DeHope (Frances) of Pleasanton, CA; niece, Kathy Wright of La Mesa, CA; four devoted grand-nieces and nephews, and one great-grandnephew. Interment was held in Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego with a private graveside service. Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary
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Moore, Edward J. February 15, 1930 - November 25, 2010 A friend to many and an inspiration to all.
The Cookie Lady, age 84, of Cazadero, had a massive stroke on Thanksgiving Day and passed away November 29, 2010 with her family by her side. Our hearts are broken. If one thing can be said, it is that she always gave more than she received. She was born June 10, 1926 in Santa Rosa to Martha Bohan Schneider and Michael Bohan, a pioneer family in Sonoma County. In 1944 she married Stanley J. Gluch (deceased). She is survived by her children: Mary Salfi, Martha Lownes (Larry-deceased), Margaret Heil (Greg), Patrick Gluch (Kimberly) and Matthew Gluch (Michele); nine grandchildren: Lora, Steve, Malinda, Amy, Nick, Ashley, Joshua, Christine, Andre; and eight great-grandchildren: Joshua, Nathan, Tyler, Kayla, Paytin, Cambryel, Isabella, and Sophia. She is also survived by her sister Peg Canelis; her sister-in-law Vera Bohan; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Michael, Henry Patrick, James and Dan Bohan and her sister, Francis Bei. Besides the Rural Food Program where she volunteered for 20 years, Betty's passion was her garden and baking cookies and pies for her family, friends, neighbors and especially Cal-Fire in Cazadero. Her family extends a big thank you to the Cazadero Cal-Fire men and women who made our Mom extremely happy. A Rosary will be recited at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane, Sebastopol, 7:00 p.m. Thursday December 16th. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 17th at St. Sebastian's. Memorials may be made to her favorite charity, St. Philip's/St. Teresa's Rural Food Program, P.O. Box 339, Occidental, CA 95465 or a charity of your choice.
Elizabeth B. Stritzinger Resident of Sacramento Elizabeth Barbara Stritzinger known as Betty, age 102, of Sacramento, CA, passed into rest on November 23, 2010 at Cupertino Health and Wellness Center, Cupertino, California. She was born in Hillside, Pennsylvania to John and Elizabeth Kohut Marinshaw on January 12, 1908, the sixth of ten children. She grew up in Allison Park, Pennsylvania where she married Carl F. Stritzinger on July 23, 1924 and raised two children, Jean and Carl Stritzinger. Betty studied and became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1957. Later they moved to California and finally settled in the San Fernando Valley where she worked for many years at Victory Hospital. Betty loved painting, crafts and art work. She and her husband Carl also loved travel and they continuously bounced all around the United States finally retiring in Sacramento. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter and her nine siblings. Survivors include her son, Carl Stritzinger of Chiang Mai, Thailand and her Son-in-law, Sid Stetson of Madisonville, Tennessee. Grandchildren include; Steward Stetson, Barbara Porter, Richard Stetson, Jeff Stetson. Carl Stritzinger, and Linda Lybon; Cousins; Bernadette Fearing-Kelly, Bernie Straub Kelly and Patricia Rothmeyer; nieces and nephews include; Dorothy Linn, Eileen Winters, Emaline Davis, Francis Humphrey, Floretta Ann Miller, Jerry Wagner, Jack Marinshaw, Steve Marinshaw, Tom Marinshaw, Robert Marinshaw, Paul Marinshaw, Rick Marinshaw, Michael Marinshaw and Terry Marinshaw. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010 at St. Justin's Church, 2655 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA. Interment will be the following day at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif. For more: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-bruno-fire/ci_16063546
Elsie Raye Rigney Carr Elsie Carr died peacefully in her San Rafael home December 2 at the age of 95. Born in 1915, Elsie's life spanned nearly a century. As she wrote in her 2007 memoir, Elsie's Story: Of Family, Friends and Dreams Come True, "I saw unusual experiences for a woman living during that time...through World War II, the feminist revolution, the Civil Rights movement, and the profound changes in communication and travel." Independent and self-confident, Elsie did indeed live a remarkable life. She grew up in Las Cruces, NM and graduated from New Mexico State University in 1936. In 1943, recently divorced, she moved with her young son, Mike, to Maryland and, after the war, she worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and then the Food and Agriculture Organization in Washington DC. During that time, Elsie began her lifelong passion for traveling and for connecting with other cultures. In 1954, Elsie was offered a job at the Ford Foundation, so she and Mike then 13, moved to Indonesia where she, in 1956, met Dr. Jesse Carr. After their marriage in 1957, Elsie, Jesse and her extended family split their time between their homes in San Rafael, CA, their ranch in the Sutter Buttes, CA, their home in Mt. Rose, CA and their home in Fiji and traveled extensively around the world. After Jesse's death in 1989, Elsie moved to Villa Marin in San Rafael, CA where she continued to meet interesting people who enriched her life immensely. Elsie's family has been central to her life. She is survived by five children, Michael Marcley of Santa Rosa, CA; Jennifer Carr of Ashland, OR; Lawrence Carr of Ross, CA; Karen Doherty of San Rafael, CA; Pierre Carr of Sutter, CA; and 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grand children. Elsie is also survived by her sister, Ruth Meadows of Albuquerque, NM, her cousin Walter Gerald of Albuquerque and her nephew John Rigney of Leucadia, CA. Elsie has been a gracious supporter of many organizations including the San Francisco Asia Art Museum, the Marin Symphony, The De Young Museum, Marin Nature Conservatory, and the New Mexico State University. As Elsie concluded her memoir, "unlike some acquaintances who lament being so old because they are not needed anymore, I have always felt needed and wanted. As the shadows fall, I can express only gratitude for my unusual life." A "Celebration of life" services will be held at St. John's Chruch in Ross at 1:00pm on December 16 and at Villa Marin in San Rafael on December 18 at 2:00pm. Donations are preferred to a favorite charity.
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Shirley Hui Eng Resident of Oakland Born May 5, 1938, left us to be with our Lord on December 5, 2010. A lifelong resident .....
Ercole Di Ciccio passed away peacefully on Dec. 2 after a brief illness. Earl, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his parents, Carmine and Eva Di Ciccio; and brother, James., Earl was born on May 11, 1939, in Bolton Landing, N.Y., Survivors include his brothers, Ellis "Bucky" Di Ciccio of Arizona and Emidio "Nuccio" Di Ciccio (Dawn) of New York; and children, Carmine Di Ciccio (Jeannie) and Jeffrey Harvey, both of Maine, Mark Di Ciccio, Eva Knudsen and Earl Di Ciccio (Lisa), all of California. Earl is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., There will be a Celebration of Life for Earl at the Veterans Hall, 549 Merchant St., Vacaville, on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., A memorial fund has been set up for Earl Di Ciccio at Wells Fargo. For information, please contact Lisa at 720-7313., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
Services are pending for Ercole "Earl" Joseph Di Ciccio, 71, of Vacaville., Earl passed away on Dec. 2, in Vacaville., He was born in New York on May 11, 1939., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
Erv Susman, born March 20, 1930 in Scranton, Penn. to Hermann and Celia [Bernstein] Susman, passed away on December 6, 2010 in Mesa, Ariz. at the age of 80. Erv had a passion for the game of bridge, which he made into his career as a Gold Life Master with the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). He also had a love for traveling, taking many cruises with his wife Jean and especially a love for his family. Erv served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the
Eugene Felix, Hansen, Sr., 3/10/1925 - 12/6/2010, Eugene Felix Hansen, Sr. (Gene) was born on March 10, 1925 and returned home to his Lord and to his beautiful wife, Grace (Chela), on December 7, 2010 in Lincoln, Calif. "Gene" was born to Felix Frederick Hansen and Esther Louise Hansen in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Chela., Gene leaves behind his loving and devoted daughters, Jackie Burnett (Dan) of Lincoln, Gail Poole (Dennis) of Lincoln, Donna Rennie (Geoff) of Colfax, and son Eugene Hansen, Jr. (Patty) of Sumner, Washington; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister Darlene Powell and nieces Terri Powell and Stacy Ferris. Gene also leaves behind cousins and many wonderful friends., He attended school in Mobridge and Raymond, South Dakota. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States, . It was while he was in the Army that he met the love of his life, Chela, at a dance in San Francisco in March of 1945. They were married just two months later on May 18, 1945 and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in May of 2009. Chela died in July of 2009., After discharge from the Army, Gene went to the University of Oregon where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He later held jobs with Libby McNeil & Libby and Hewlett Packard. In 1960, he changed the course of his life by becoming a teacher. He began his teaching career in Susanville, California and ended it in Auburn, California. During his life, he touched the lives of so many students, and people he met. He had an uncanny way of making others feel like they were family. Many of his former students, along with friends of his children, think of him as father, grandfather, and friend., Gene was always going to school. He had an insatiable appetite for learning. he earned his Master's degree in 1976. In 1966, Gene was accepted by Columbia University to be sent to Africa to teach in a Teacher's College in Marangu, Tanzania. He and his family spent two year in Tanzania. After returning from Africa, the family settled down for the next 33 years in Auburn, Calif., where Gene taught at Placer High School and Chana High School., While living in auburn, Gene and Chela continued to travel. They were counselors for the EF program and took many groups to places like Spain, Mexico, Ireland, Germany, Greece, and Italy. They spent time in Peru, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and so many other places most of us just dream about. They made life long friends from these trips. Gene also was the recipient of a Fulbright Hayes scholarship which sent him to India for six weeks to immerse himself in their culture. He was privileged to have an interview with India Ghandi, Prime Minister of India., He was a very spiritual man and loved his Lord with all his might and looked forward to the day he returned home. He was a long time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in auburn and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Rocklin., Gene will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him. The staff and residents at Villa Del Rey Assisted Living Community are especially saddened by his death. The family would like to thank the staff of Villa Del Rey for their ongoing excellent care, kindness, and concern. They have become like family. We would also like to thank the VITAS Hospice group who provided much comfort and support during our father's last days., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gideon's or VITAS Hospice., Funeral services will be held Monday, December 13, 2010 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on Lonetree Drive in Rocklin, Calif. Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the New Auburn Cemetery, Collins Drive, Auburn on December 13, 2010 at 1 p.m.
Eve Nardone In Loving Memory Mar 7, 1928-Nov. 24, 2010 Eve Nardone passed away peacefully in the company of her children on November 24, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She will be dearly missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives. Eve was born in Czechoslovakia in 1928, the daughter of Margit and Egon Thieben. She spent her school years growing up in England, and moved to the United States in 1946 to attend Brown University, graduating with a degree in English. She later went on to earn a Masters Degree in English Literature from Connecticut College. She married after college and moved to Westerly, RI to raise her family. As she always had a quest for knowledge and a desire to help others, she began teaching English at Stonington High School, which she went on to do for 29 years. She was truly beloved by many of her students, who continued to stay in touch with her as recently as the week before she died. "I want her to know that she changed my life" was a phrase they repeatedly told us as they continued to call her during this past month. In 1991 she made the cross-country trek out to Marin County to live closer to her children and her grandchildren, where she played an integral, and irreplaceable, role in their everyday lives. In addition to spending her time with her family, her two favorite pastimes were playing bridge (she was a Silver Life Master) and traveling around the world, especially on cruise ships. She made friends easily wherever she went and always got the most out of her experiences in life. She is survived by her two loving children, Mark and Laurie, whom she adored and cherished. Additionally, she leaves three 'handsome and wonderful' grandsons, Austen Auger, Graham Auger and Zack Nardone, who also brought so much joy and happinessand bragging rightsto her life, as well as Pixie, her beloved cat, who was a constant companion and endless source of comfort. Eve Nardone was a gracious, classy, intelligent, independent, beautiful, generous and loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Our world was a brighter place with her in it, and we will miss this truly unique woman and the light with which she shined every day. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the or the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. A Celebration of Eve's Life will be held at the Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael on Friday, December 17th, from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Stories and memories will be welcomed.
Evelyn Garibaldi Passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco on Monday, December 6th, 2010, just six days before her 96th birthday. Beloved aunt of Geralyn Roberts, Joan Morris, and their families. Remembered with love by many caring cousins. Born and raised in San Francisco, Evelyn graduated from Balboa High School. She worked for ER Squibb as an executive secretary for 36 years. Eligible but not interested in retirement when the company moved to southern California, Evelyn became an executive secretary at the SF Chronicle for 17 more years. She loved her work and creatively tackled the many challenges presented to her. She was a fun loving, caring, and generous woman. Many will remember her favorite dogs, Jamie and Penny, always by her side. Friends may visit Sunday, December 12th, from 3:00-6:00 pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City with a Rosary starting at 4:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 pm at Duggan's. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. Contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.
EVELYN JOYCE HARRIS Age 87, born 9/19/1923, a resident of Riverside, CA for over 60 years, passed away peacefully 12/6/2010. Evelyn was a loving and proud parent and grandparent. She is survived by Her daughter Judy Patton of Jaffery, NH and Son Derek Harris of Grand Terrace. 7 grandchildren, Sister Katherine Lott of Hattiesburg, Ms. She will be remembered and missed by all her friends and family. Per her wishes interment will be private.
BUONCRISTIANI, FRANCIE Happy Birthday Francie Every day is a great loss without you. It gets harder as the holidays come, you enjoyed and loved them so much. I am so thankful you are Pain Free Sweetheart. Now your smile is beautiful and genuine once again. Giatano misses you helping with his homework. He says I yell too much. Sleep with the angels my love. We miss you so much. Jack, Giatano and all those that miss and love you too.
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Teddi Eloise Fallico ESCONDIDO -- Teddi Eloise Fallico lost her courageous battle to ovarian cancer on September 24, 2010. She was born on June .....
Fleda passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Long Beach, CA, on January 26, 1924, the daughter of Ray and Vera Krone. Her childhood years were spent in Arcata, San Bruno, and Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from Palo Alto High School, and became one of the pioneers of the Palo Alto Children's Theater. She received her BA from Stanford University in Theater Arts and Costume Design. In 1950 she married William Evans, and on April 8, 2010, they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. A year ago Fleda and Bill moved to Loomis, CA, from Los Altos Hills, to be near their family. Fleda shared her love of the theater through teaching drama education at San Jose State University and directing plays for amateur theater groups in her home town of Los Altos, CA. She was an active member of PEO, a service organization which supports academic scholarships for women, and was for many years an active member of a religious theater group called LAMP (Los Altos Methodist Players), directing numerous productions there. Fleda is survived by her husband Bill, her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Evan and Jeff Belfiglio of Bellevue, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Amanda Evans of Loomis, CA; grandchildren Evan and Alexander Belfiglio, Silas Brewton, and Carson Evans; her sister Betty Krone Asher of Loomis, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis, CA on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. Internment will be on an Evans plot in Louisville, KY. Remembrances may be sent to PEO (peointernational.org) in memory of Fleda Evans, Chapter OZ, or to the "UC Davis Foundation" for the Krone Professorship of the College of Engineering of The University of California at Davis email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
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Fr. Alexis Foyo, OSB OCEANSIDE -- On November 24, 2010, just past midnight, our beloved confrere Fr. Alexis Foyo, OSB passed away peacefully on .....
Frederic Rugee Holbrook Resident of Foster City 12/24/1937 - 11/26/2010 Fred Holbrook unexpectedly passed away in the early morning of November 26, 2010 in Burlingame Ca. Fred was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Betty Wynn & Herbert Holbrook on Christmas Eve 1937. Fred attended Brooks School of Mass. received his BS from UVA, and his MBA from NYU. Fred was passionate about his friends and family, just as he was about fishing, the Green Bay Packers & Boston Red Sox. He loved to travel the world fishing and touring, as he did spending a day with his grandchildren. He lived life to it's fullest to the end. Fred will be dearly missed, and is survived by his children Kristin Donato & Scott Holbrook, his brother Tim and his wife Frances, his dear friend Elizabeth Sebring, grandchildren; Christopher & Patrick Holbrook, Maya, Sarah & T.J Donato as well as many close friends. There will be a service Saturday December 18th, 2010 at 2:30 at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 900 Edgewater Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 Donations would be graciously accepted in Fred's name to the Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund, 11899 Edgewood Rd., Ste. X, Auburn, CA 95603, or online at www.accef.org
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Gale Louise Bologna Born November 15th 1945, died after complications due to brain surgery on December 7th 2010. Gale was a beautiful, energetic, and brilliant woman. She was born in San Francisco to Grace and the late Bob Stevens (Hall of Fame sportswriter for the San Francisco Chronicle). Gale is the sister of the late Shirley Horton whom she loved dearly. Gale graduated from Capuchino High School in 1963. During her high school years, she met and fell in love with Salvatore Bologna a graduate of Balboa High School. They were married in 1965 at Saints Peter and Paul church in San Francisco. Sal and Gale were married for over 45 years and raised two children, Lisa and Steven. An excellent mother, Gale remained a homemaker for numerous years, before going to work for Net Equity Associates. During her mid 50's, she passed the Series 7 Exam, an accomplishment that she was extremely proud of. Gale was an avid reader but spending time with her family was her most important activity. You always knew when Gale was around because her laugh was not only contagious but incomparable. Gale is survived by her adoring mother Grace Stevens, loving husband Salvatore Bologna, her beloved children Steven Bologna and Lisa Gonsalves, devoted son in-law Keith Gonsalves, loving niece, Laura Walkup, and sons Christopher and Andrew Walkup, and her grandchildren Sarah and Allison Gonsalves who were her pride and joy. Visitation will be held at Duggan's Serra Mortuary (Tuesday, December 14th) from 4-7 PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine Church 1310 Bayswater Ave. Burlingame (Wednesday, December 15th) at 10:30 am. Committal Skylawn Memorial Park, Highway 92 (San Mateo/ Halfmoonbay).
Gary David Coggiola, a 30-year resident of Thousand Oaks, passed away on Dec. 6, 2010 at the age of 69. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who also loved his work, travel and golf. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him., Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Chapel, 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362. Visit www.mem.com to share special thoughts and memories.
Gene Goodman February 26, 1924 - December 9, 2010 Funeral services for Gene Goodman will be held at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Following the services, a Celebration of his Life will be held at the UUFKC (98 Sterling Road) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Gene was a previous resident of Santa Fe, NM for almost 30 years. He has lived in Bakersfield, CA for the last 7 years. He passed away at his home on December 9, 2010. He is a veteran of the 5th Armored Division of the U.S., . He enlisted in 1942 and served in WWII, Normandy, Central Europe, Rhineland and Ardennes and he was honorably discharged in 1945. Gene was named for Eugene Debs, U.S. presidential candidate, labor leader and Socialist. Gene himself is a self described Itinerant Sociologist. A Secular Jew and an intellectual spirit always seeking to understand the inner workings of his fellow human beings. He loved words, favorite being "cathetic". He built his own home starting at the age of 55, designed and built with his soul, hand crafting the interior. Gene is survived by his wife of 23 years, Elaine; son, Dale Goodman (Li); daughters, Jan Manpearl (Jerry), Gretchen Maxwell (Tom) and Heather Beardsley (Mike); grandchildren, Daniel, Terry, Christian, Lukas and Carson. Gene, from the hearts of your friends and family, your "good enough" was always so much more to us. For additional service information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care
Born in Texas March 28, 1927 left us November 21, 2010 peacefully in his sleep. Leaving behind family and friends, too many to list. He never knew a stranger or turn his back on those in need. We think they will make him the official greeter in heaven. We will miss you Gramps. Please sign the guest book at
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DR. GEORGE D. JUKKOLA (65), Passed away unexpectedly at home in San Diego County on Nov 18, 2010. George was born in Aliquippa, PA. to Waino & Bedelia (Pyle) Jukkola. He is survived by his Fiancee/Best-Friend Judy Safley and her daughters Valorie & Stacie and their children. He is also survived by his sons David and Jeff, brothers Ken (Rita) and Carl, favorite cousin Jean Urynowicz and numerous family members. George attended Phillips Exeter Academy. George served in the Air Force and spent his career as an OB/GYN assisting over 7,000 new lives to enter this world. He was a member of MENSA and was upheld by his colleagues as having the highest integrity. Services were held privately amongst family and friends on Sat., Dec. 4, 2010. Memorial donations can be made to the
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McInerney, Gerard Anthony August 16, 1949 - December 7, 2010 Gerard, a survivor of HIV for 25 years, will be remembered for his kindness, courage and spirituality. He was born the 15th of 17 to Irish parents in NYC. He attended seminary, graduated from SSU, and worked at Kaiser San Rafael. Gerard is survived by his husband, Daniel, 12 siblings, and a multitude of friends and family. A memorial will be held at Hollywood Lutheran on 12/18/10 at 3:00pm.
Gregory Harold Bullis, 50, died, along with his mother and his son, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a nurse, a former Marine corpsman, the husband of Sue and the father of Janine, 24, and William, 17.
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Gwen Decker Resident of San Jose 90, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Kaiser San Jose. She is survived by her three children, Barry Decker and wife Cindy, Darlene Decker and husband Shmulik Hadar, and Shayne Decker; four grandchildren, Elisha Hersh and husband Daniel, Rachel Decker, Rebecca Decker, and Mark Abrams. She will be remembered for her dedication to her family and the volunteers at Santa Teresa Hospital. A celebration of life will be held for Gwen on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:00PM. Temple EmanuEl, 1010 University Ave, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kaiser Foundation Hospital.
HUFFMAN, HARVEY Harvey Huffman, 93, passed away on December 3, 2010 in Poway. Born December 20, 1916 in South Dakota, Harvey moved to El Cajon in 1929 and then to Lakeside in 1930. He graduated from Grossmont High School. Harvey was a charter member of the Lakeside Optimist Club and the Fraternal Order of the Elks. He helped to build the Memorial Building and was active in the Chamber of Commerce. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Harvey and his wife Serena moved from Lakeside to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1978, returning to San Diego County after Serena's death in 2008. Harvey is survived by his step-sons Ric White of Ramona, Stan White of Bellingham, Washington, sister Clarabell Cray and brother Ronald Huffman both of Lakeside. Burial will take place at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at, Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.
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93, resident of La Verne, passed away 27 November 2010. He was born 20 August 1917 to Arthur & Euphemia Wigell in Chicago, Illinois. Howard worked in education for 40 years, as a music teacher & counselor at John Swett High School in Crockett, CA, as Vice-Principal and Principal at Bonita High School District of La Verne and San Dimas, CA, retiring in 1984. He was active in local civic organizations and was past president of the La Verne
Helen (Tsuyuko) Yamamoto passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2010 in Santa Paula. Helen had suffered a stroke shortly before Thanksgiving and had spent the intervening time in recovery at the local convalescent hospital., Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Michiaki (Mich) Yamamoto; sisters, Lillie Nakagawa and Lucy Kimura; as well as parents, Sakuji and Tama Kimura., She is survived by sister, Alice Morooka (daughters Margie and Ruthie); sister, Irene Yoshiyama (husband Ets and daughter Lorie); brother, Albert Kimura; as well as son, Paul Yamamoto (wife Claudia and son Matt); son, Dick Yamamoto (wife Sue, son Seth and daughter Kimi); and son, Dean Yamamoto., Helen was born in Alviso, Calif., near Palo Alto, in 1916. The Kimura family, in those days, migrated to different locations in the Northern California area to work in the fields since they could not own property. Since there were no hospitals available when her mother Tama went into labor, Helen's birth was not registered for two years., In 1924, a family member told Sakuji, Helen's father, of a place in Southern California where his family could relocate and there was land available for farming; this place turned out to be Santa Paula. The Kimura family labored to make the riverbed property productive. Based on Sakuji's familiarity with crops in Northern California, strawberries were the crop of choice, thus the Kimura berry farm was born. To supplement their meager income, her mom, Tama, opened a road side grocery store, a precursor to the stands of present day Highway 126. Due to circumstances at the time, it was necessary to put the property in Helen's name because her father Sakuji was unable to own property., Helen attended the local schools including Isbell School in 1928, the year of the St. Francis dam collapse, as well as graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1933. Helen relished her time in school, learning the fundamentals of home economics and other classes that served her throughout her life, including catering for many prominent families in Santa Paula. After graduation Helen was able to attend Reisen's Finishing School in Japan where she learned several formal rituals befitting an eligible young Japanese woman of her age, including floral arranging, painting and the tea ceremony. Shortly thereafter, hostilities erupted which lead to the United States entering World War II., As a result of Executive Order 9066, the Kimura family, along with another 100,000 persons of Japanese descent, was required to relocate to sites east of the 99 Highway or into relocation centers away from the West Coast. Along with several other families from the Ventura County area, the Kimura's gathered what they could carry on their backs and were transported, first, to a temporary assembly center at the Tulare Relocation Center and on to their eventual destination, the Gila (Arizona) Relocation Center where Helen served as a social worker and medical aide., In spite of this trying period in her life, fate fortunately intervened and Helen met Mich Yamamoto and their life together began in the sweltering heat and bitter cold of the Arizona Desert. Mich and Helen were married in camp and were eventually able to leave as the war came to an end. They could not return to the west coast yet so temporarily moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where family friends had space for them to stay., While in Milwaukee, in the cold winter of 1946, first son Paul was born. The family decided Wisconsin was too cold for two native Californians. Leaving the cold, they headed for Mich's boyhood home Berkley, Calif., with a "temporary" stopover in Santa Paula to visit Helen's family farm, which had been cared for by family friends. Fate, along with the small town charm of Santa Paula, intervened. The temporary stopover became an enduring relationship between Mich, Helen and Santa Paula., Mich took over Tama's roadside stand and Garden Market was born. Their sons Dick and Dean were also born. Eventually a grocery store in town became available and after much soul searching, Garden Market was moved to its present location. Through tough times and finger crossing, the market became much more then a grocery store. It was a place to see friends and renew acquaintances. With help of sister Lillie, longtime associate, Jesse Lopez, innumerable box boys and other memorable individuals, Garden Market provided a niche of comfort and convenience to the people of Santa Paula. Countless children who passed the store on the way to and from school remember their kindness, helpfulness and concern., Mich and Helen retired in 1988. During the following years, Helen and Lillie provided care for grandma Tama who lived to be over one hundred. After Tama's passing, Mich and Helen enjoyed an overdue trip to Japan. Then in 2002, Helen was deeply honored to be recognized by the Santa Paula Alumni Association as Alumni of the Year. She and Mich were also honored in 1985 as Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce and by the Boys and Girls Club in 2003 with the Toast of the Town., Throughout her years, Helen enjoyed time in her garden and many an occasion was enhanced by her floral arrangements. Other special times were spent with friends tending the Rose Garden of the Santa Paula Hospital. Helen loved life and loved people. Helen was a remarkably resourceful homemaker working more than a full time job and successfully meeting the needs of her husband and three sons. She lived a great life leaving her family and friends many wonderful memories., She will be laid to rest in a private family graveside service. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the First United Methodist Church (133 N. Mill St., Santa Paula)., Any donations may be made to the Santa Paula Education Fund, Mich and Helen Yamamoto Scholarship, care of Chris Wilson, 999 Cliff Drive, Santa Paula, CA 93060.
Helen Marie Crist, of Vacaville, passed away on Dec. 3, at her home surrounded by family and friends., She was born in Bristol, Okla., on Aug. 18, 1925, and was a resident of Vacaville for many years., A Celebration of Life will be held today at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 311 Alamo Drive, Vacaville, Calif., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 707-446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.
Herbert A. Johnson He passed away peacefully at home in Union City, with his devoted wife, Lois at his side. He was 82 and a long time resident of Foster City. He was born in New York City. Served in the US Army. He earned a BS in Industrial Eng. from Georgia Tech and a MS from USC. He worked for Lockheed, Bechtel and Sygnetics. He was a Past Master of Peninsula Lodge 168 F&AM and a member of Asiya Shrine. Memorial donations may be sent to the Nomad Shrine Hospital Caravan Fund @ Joe Bradshaw, Trustee, 767 Hillcrest Way, Emerald Hills, CA 94062. Memorial services will be held at Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Rd., Redwood City at 11:00 AM, Sat, Dec.18.
Groves, Herman John September 21, 1927 - December 5, 2010 Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Passed away peacefully with his family at his side in Laguna Woods, California. Herman was a Navy veteran, and a writer and producer for film and television, and wrote scripts for favorite shows such as "Bewitched," "Fantasy Island," and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color." He is survived by his sons Brian and Kevin, and daughters Allison, Kimberly, Kathleen, and Stephanie, 16 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial celebration will be held on December 13th at 11 a.m. at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park, 1625 Gisler Street, Costa Mesa, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Imagine Foundation, P.O. Box 9577, Newport Beach, California, 92658.
Hilda M. Cooper, 80, of Ventura, passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 2010 after having a stroke last week., Hilda was born May 20, 1930 in Hampton, Va., and was a Ventura resident for the past 43 years coming from Phoenix, Ariz. Hilda was married to her beloved husband Joe Cooper for 30 years prior to his passing away on July 4, 1982. She and he husband owned and operated convenience stores in Port Hueneme and Ventura including J and H Market on Pettit Avenue in Ventura. Hilda was also a sales clerk for many years at the Livery Book and News in downtown where she met many people and became friends with her customers., Hilda was an avid knitter and crotcheter. Over the years Hilda made hundreds of afgans that she would donate to childrens' hospital and would also make them for her friends. Hilda became an active volunteer at the Christopher House in Ventura and many AIDS projects also. Hilda loved to work in her yard doing gardening and raising flowers., Hilda is survived by her daughter, Margaret Lorraine Dausman of Ventura; son, Joseph Cooper of New Mexico; grandchildren, Jack and wife Cam, Tammie and husband Bill, Joey and wife Dee, Tommy, Barbie, Jennifer, and Matthew; and six great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers, please honor Hilda with a donation to your favorite charity., Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. Hilda was entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.
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Passed away unexpectedly December 4, 2010, born February 2, 1937, and survived by his wife, Maria Gutsfeld; daughters Sylvia Borgonovo and Monica Gutsfeld, stepdaughter Kristina Capeheart, stepson Gerald Priddle; grandchildren Amanda Borgonovo, Heide Borgonovo, and Austin Capeheart; in addition to extended family in Germany. Born in Silesia, then part of Germany, his family moved to Bavaria, and later, when he was fifteen, his family emigrated to New York via Ellis Island. He became a U.S. citizen and enlisted in the military, starting out as a military train conductor in Germany just as the Berlin wall was being built. He later became an officer, serving in Korea and Vietnam. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1990 and continued working for the military as a civilian until 1999. His active life continued in Petaluma, Sonoma County, where he and his wife, Maria, are members of the Hermann Son's Lodge, the German-American Society, and the Redwood Empire Choir. He was also a member of the Military Retired Officers' Association. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of his dedicated and fulfilling life on December 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY AND CREMATORY at 850 Keokuk Street, Petaluma. The family requests that donations be made to the, , 131 Steuart St., Ste. 520, San Francisco, Ca., 94105.
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Ida Rosina Shiney passed away peacefully Dec. 2, 2010 surrounded by her children and grandchildren to enter the loving arms of her Lord., Born March 6, 1923 in Hazen, N.D., to Magdalena and Ferdinand Rahn, Ida was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. She worked as a teller at Bank of America for 45 years, before suffering from a stroke. For the past five and a half years of her life she was lovingly cared for by Malis Place in Camarillo., Ida is survived by her children, Candra and husband Fred Norris, Michael and wife Kathleen Shiney, Bruce and wife Susan Shiney; and her five grandchildren, Rick and wife Sheryl Norris, Rebecca and husband Mark Modglin, Matthew Shiney, Meredith Shiney and Bradley Shiney., Memorial services were held Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, where she had been an active member. Interment was at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed., Arrangements were under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, 482-1959.
DICE, Ilene (Goldkind) Slipped away from this life in the early morning hours of December 2, 2010, and became "the stuff of stars." She lived a full and honorable life, facing challenges with courage and a wry sense of humor and finding joy in everyday miracles. She believed earnestly in working for the common good and was a devoted advocate for the underdog. She financially supported organizations that protect our environment and wildlife. Ilene worked hard her entire life. She taught History, worked for the Social Security Administration, and spent the last 25 years working with her closest friend and "the brother she never had," James Cinea, in his accounting practice. Ilene was passionate about politics, the arts, and her 1969 AMC Javelin, in which she took two cross-country trips. She was a fierce Scrabble player. Most of all, she was a wonderful friend to all who knew her. According to Ilene, her greatest accomplishment was raising two wonderful daughters, Emily Belzer (Dice) and Alison Dice - beautiful, bright, capable women. They filled her heart with so much love. There will be a celebration of her life held at the family's residence on January 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. McKenzie Mortuary (562) 961-9301
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Irene Villalobos, 79, of Fillmore passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010., Irene's house was always the place to be whether it was to party, summer vacations or just visit and sit on the porch. She always had a smile on her face and Oh that laugh! If you needed a baby sitter you could count on her. If you needed something sewed, you could take it to Irene. She loved her crossword puzzles when she wasn't scratching her scratchers. She never wanted anything for her birthday, "Just take me to Vegas mija." Heaven is having a party and Irene is entertaining once again with family, old friends, and I'm certain she's making new friends. Dancing, singing and probably feeding everyone., She is preceded in death by parents: Eusebio and Angelina Chavez; son, Rick Villalobos; and siblings, Sonny, Vivian and Dorothy., She is survived by Sonia Robles of Oxnard; grandsons, Manuel Robles, Rick and Bryan Villalobos; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Gaby, Riley and LeaMarie., A Rosary will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore immediately followed by Mass. Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 524-0744.
Isaac Allen Cooper, 80, of Suisun, died on Dec. 5., He was born on June 21, 1930., A visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home., A funeral will be held on Monday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m., at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1735 Enterprise Drive, No. 3, Fairfield, followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
BRAVO GUTIERREZ, JACINTO M OF CHULA VISTA 08/18/1945 - 12/09/2010, (619)337-8100
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JACQUELINE EDITH CRAMER July 22, 1933 ~ November 30, 2010 Jacqueline Edith Cramer passed away in Riverside on Nov. 38, with family by her side, at the age of 77. Born in Los Angeles, her family moved to Riverside in 1941. She attended Grant Elementary School; Riverside Central Jr. High School; Riverside Poly High School; Riverside City College and UCR with a B.A. in Anthropology. She did her graduate work in Education at UCR. Jackie was an elementary school teacher for the Riverside Unified School District for 30 years. She retired in 1992. Over the years, Jackie was involved in different organizations which included volunteering at the Riverside Municipal Museum; the Riverside Community Players Curtain Raisers; volunteering at the Mission Inn; DKG Society and Riverside Children\'s League. She was awarded Riverside Municipal Museum Volunteer of the Year and several teaching awards. Jackie will be remembered for her love of teaching and sharing. Jackie loved and enjoyed her family and friends; local/US history; traveling; shopping; cook books; botanical gardens; old classic Western movies and PBS series. Spending time with her family and friends brought her the most joy in life. Jackie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harry; her daughter, Victoria Cramer of Los Gatos, CA; her sons, Harry Cramer III of Riverside and William Lewis Cramer, his wife Michelle and her 2 "precious" granddaughters, Sarah and Megan, all from Prescott, AZ. She is also survived by her sister, Patty Jay of Loma Linda, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kitti and Ben Lewis. Jackie\'s family and friends will miss her loving ways and gracious spirit. We will celebrate Jackie\'s life in a memorial service that will be held on Friday, Dec. 17, 11am at Acheson and Graham, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. Following the burial at Riverside National Cemetery, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the home of Harry Cramer in Riverside. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (
James Michael Bennett, aka "Mike" Was born on May 24,1940 in Santa Cruz, California, to Herman Bennett and Lola Bennett (Miller). He died peacefully at his home in Alameda, California on December 5, 2010. He leaves behind three daughters, Sarah K. Bennett, Alice Mae Bennett and Michele Chavez, two sons, Ryan T. Bennett and David Jamieson, and their mothers. He also leaves his mother Lola Bennett, sister Lynne Bennett, niece Megan Day and her children Ella and Addison, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren in Texas. Mike spent most of his childhood in Alameda, and at various points resided in Watsonville, Sacramento, Chico, Berkeley, San Francisco, Healdsburg, Los Angeles, Oakland and Santa Rosa and Bangor, California. Mike was in many ways a "jack of all trades." He worked in real estate, owned and operated a small bookstore and print shop in Berkeley, held an AA degree from Santa Rosa JC in agriculture and worked as a vineyard manager in the Santa Rosa area. In addition, he worked in Los Angeles at An Claidheamh Soluis, a Celtic arts center where he promoted theater productions, and was also employed by the City of Berkeley as an assistant mental health clinician for the Homeless Outreach Team. His proudest accomplishment was his career as a drug and alcohol counselor at the Sonoma County jail where he used his life experiences and generous nature to help others. Long known as a radical thinker and an "outside agitator", he was involved with the 1960's Berkeley Free Speech Movement, United Farm Workers, and the movement against the Vietnam War. He was enthusiastic about Irish culture, literature, music and history, wholeheartedly supporting an end to British rule in Northern Ireland. Always a champion of the underdog and of the working class, he was a brilliant, charming, and spirited man. Though we will miss him terribly, we will carry his spirit within us, and are at peace knowing that he lived and died on his own terms. In the words of Dylan Thomas: "Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light". We love you, JMB. Memorial services are being planned. Please email the family for more information at email@example.com Donations in his memory can be made to The ARA First Step Home at www.arafirststephome.com or 1035 Haight St., SF CA 94117, c/o Dan Tobin, Executive Director.
1932-2010 Shortly after celebrating his 78th birthday James (Jim) Barekman passed away at home November 21, 2010 in Sonoma, CA surrounded by family. He handled his brain cancer with dignity and his usual irreverent sense of humor. Jim was born in Klamath Falls, OR. on October 11, 1932 to Ruth and Willis Barekman. His brother Mike joined the family after they moved to California. He was proud to attend Berkeley High School and UC Berkeley before going to UCSF pharmacy school where he was president of the pharmacy fraternity Phi Delta Chi. On his way to a party during finals week he met Jeanette Scott, a nursing student at UCSF, who was to become his wife for 56 cherished years. His first child Pamela was born while he was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA while he was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. After his discharge he purchased Rex Pharmacy in Fort Bragg, CA where he had spent many memorable summers on the Bolden dairy farm with his cousins Dorothy and Joan. His second daughter Cindy followed shortly thereafter, later joined by daughter Lori and then by son Jim. His brother Mike joined him at Rex Pharmacy while Jim expanded his businesses to include becoming a partner in Farmers' Empire Drug store in Santa Rosa, CA. In 1970 Jim moved his family to Duncan, B.C., Canada. There he was able to spend more time at home and helped influence his children's education as president of his daughters' school board. He enjoyed taking the family to the ski slopes (while he read in the lodge!), water skiing (while he piloted the boat!) and traveling to many countries. After ten years he returned to California to be close to his parents, in-laws and college-aged children. Along the way he sold his pharmacies but continued to work until his third retirement effort, when he decided that the lure of crossword puzzles, family travels and the opportunity to watch his extensive educational DVD collection on a wide range of classical and historical subjects became too much to resist. He loved his long walks (as long as no rattlesnakes were to be seen). His presence at "Camp Grandma and Grandpa" was central to family gatherings where his wit and counsel were important to all. His 12 grandchildren: Gavin (wife Erin), Jordon, Chelsea, Jill, Camden, Jenna, Logan, Travis, Jacqueline, Natasha, Courtney and Mariana all enjoyed spending time in Sonoma. Son-in-laws Jim Wade and Wade Eakle, and daughter-in-law Luanne Paproski, were also valued and willing participants. His skills as an organizer kept chaos to a minimum, while his love of the wine country and its' products and his unwavering support of his family made him a true patriarch. He believed in family and his country and was generous to both. His family will celebrate his life in a private memorial. Jim felt that the future of America is in helping the young. Contributions may be made to The Leadership Institute (Steven PJ Wood Building, 1101 North Highland St, Arlington, VA, 22201-9895) or any other youth organization of your choice.
James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif.
KING, James Montgomery Died of pneumonia and complications in Fullerton, California on November 24, 2010, at the age of 89. He was born in Macon, Missouri, to Damon and Jessie King and had one sister, Carolyn King Holly, all of whom preceded him in death. Jim attended Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, graduated from the University of Missouri and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. During World War II, he served with the Navy in the Pacific aboard Destroyer Escort as Supply and Dispersing Officer and remained in the Naval Reserve for the next thirty years when he retired with the rank of Commander. Jim worked in sales for Phillips Petroleum and National Cash Register Company before joining the Bureau of National Affairs Inc. (BNA) in Washington, D.C. He retired as Sales Manager of the Western Region in 1984. In 1947, Jim was married to Elizabeth (Apple) Applegate and in October they had celebrated 63 wonderful years together. Surviving are their four children: Jonathan and wife Valerie of Buellton, CA; Sara and husband Mark of Elk Grove, CA; Nancy King of Long Beach and Bill King of Fullerton; two grandchildren Nick and Evangeline Freathy and great-grandson Owen, and Emily and Matt Dimataris of Sacramento. He is also survived by three nephews: Timothy, Brian, and Guy Holly and their families. Jim will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family and friends, his outgoing kindness and consideration for others and his ever-present sense of humor. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 838 North Euclid in Fullerton, CA on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Jim may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Critical Care Unit at St. Jude Hospital, Fullerton. McAulay & Wallace, Fullerton
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Janelle passed away on December 3, 2010 at her home in Indio, Calif. She moved to Indio in 1998 after living in West Covina, Calif. for 35 years. She was a housewife and homemaker most of her life. Jan was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Garland; sons, Robert and daughter-in-law, Sylvia Sutton, Brian Sutton, Mike and daughter-in-law, Tori Sutton; grandson, Ron and wife, Kristyn; granddaughter, Lisa Sutton; grandsons, Mark and Darryl Sutton; great-granddaughter, Alexis Herrera; and great-grandson, Andrew Sutton, all of southern California. Jan was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Heath of Ardmore, Okla.; and her granddaughter, Jennifer Sutton of southern California. A celebration of Janelle's life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Indio
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Janette Lattin, born Sept. 22, 1939, in Westwood, Calif., passed away on Nov. 19, 2010, in Vallejo.
JANICE MERRILL COATES JUN 26, 1931 - DEC 4, 2010 Janice Merrill Coates left us peacefully on December 4,2010 after a brief illness. Janice was born to the late Lyndall and Dorothy Merrill in Modesto, California. Janice attended Modesto High School and University of the Pacific. She was was a member of Delta Delta sorority, Omega Nu, past president McHenry Museum Guild, McHenry Mansion board member, and Del Rio Country Club. Janice loved to travel with her husband of 61 years Bill, playing bridge, was a voracious reader, loved the piano and music, and enjoyed the company of her family and many friends. Janice had a great love of life and was a great friend to everyone. Summers were spent at her parent's home in Rio Del Mar with her husband and children. The telephone was her main line of communication and made her daily calls to her family and friends. Janice had a great sense of humor and wit. Janice is survived by her husband Bill Sr., daughter Laurie Coates of Stockton and son Bill Jr. (Karen) of Modesto. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Matt McNelis (Laura) of Modesto, Brent McNelis (Andrea) of San Diego, Jenna Coates of Modesto, Jordan Coates of Stockton, and Austen Coates Lamke of Los Angeles. She also leaves behind two great grandchildren, Dylan Lindsey of Stockton and Olivia McNelis of Modesto, a brother Robert Merrill (Marcia) of Stockton and two nephews and their families. A memorial will be held at a later date.
Jean E. Perkins Resident of Mountain View Jean Perkins, 81, passed away peacefully in Sunnyvale, on Dec. 1, 2010. She is survived by her loving children Dan, Bob and Jane; grandchildren Jennifer, Sara, Chris and Nikki; and one great grandson, Wyatt. Also survived by her brothers Thomas Geerin and Jack Geerin, Jr., nieces Michelle and Lenore, and nephew Curt. Jean grew up in Niagara Falls, NY. She enjoyed musicals as well as playing the piano and folk guitar. She also enjoyed her many travels in America and around the world. Jean was active in the Mtn. View Senior community. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday, Dec. 17th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Simon Church, 1860 Grant Rd., Los Altos.
JEANETTE (JEANNE) C. NELSON OCT 19, 1939 - DEC 9, 2010 Jeanne (Jean) Nelson, 71, of Ceres passed away on Thursday December 9, 2010, in Modesto. She was born in Gustine, CA to Swen and Margaret Nelson. She graduated from Turlock High School after which she was a beautician in the Bay Area for many years. She later returned to the valley and worked for Patterson Frozen Foods, Campbell Soup, Del Monte and Stanislaus Foods. She also worked in the Stanislaus County Elections Division for several years. She was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Community in Ceres. Jeanne is survived by her brother, Raymond Nelson (Linda) of Hughson, cousin Patrick O'Sullivan of Modesto and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Arrangements by Neptune Society. No services. Memorial contributions can be made in Jeanne's name to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, Ca 95356
Davies, Jeff Jeff Davies, 59, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., died Monday, Dec. 6, of complications from Frontal Temporal Dementia and Parkinson's Plus. He was the husband of Marie Davies, his soul mate of over 40 years. He had been employed as a plumber by Sony Studios since moving to California in 1981, including several years as head of the company's plumbing department. He was a son of Betty (Morris) Davies of Tamaqua and the late John Davies, who died in 2008. A lifelong member of the plumbers' union, he also served as president of Local 78 in Los Angeles. He and his wife loved to travel, visiting numerous places in the United States and around the world. He also loved music, art, nature, cooking and gardening. He was known for his great sense of humor, which developed early in life and continued throughout his life. Surviving in addition to his widow and mother are a son, Josh Davies of San Jose, Calif.; a sister Beth, wife of John Lattanzi; and a brother, Johnathan Davies, and his wife, Deborah. Jeff chose to have his ashes scattered in California's Big Sur Coast in lieu of services.
Jennie Marie Actis February 13, 1918 - December 8, 2010 Jennie was born to Maryana Giovannetti from Bakersfield and Giovanni Giorgi from Tuscany Italy. Giovanni died in the 1918 flu epidemic shortly after Jennie's birth. Maryana later married Charles Grassis from Cassinnitti, Italy. Maryana and Charles had two sons, Robert and Elmer. Jennie loved her brothers dearly. She was raised in Buttonwillow and went to grammar school there. She then went to middle school at St. Francis in Bakersfield. She went on to Kern County Union High School and then graduated from Lufkin's Business College. Jennie then worked for close friends of the family, Joe and Ida Belluomini, at City Mercantile as a bookkeeper for nine years. Jennie met Alfred Actis and they married on October 23, 1938 with their marriage lasting 62 years until Alfred's death in September of 2000. Jennie worked along side Alfred establishing and running their businesses and also spent many years devoting her time to Sacred Heart Catholic Church serving as a founding member of the Altar Society and making many life long friends there. Alfred and Jennie were also active members of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch Number 33. Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; mother and father, Mary and Giovanni Giorgi; stepfather, Charles Grassis; half brothers, Robert and Elmer Grassis; as well as her dearest and most beloved friend, Josephine Belluomini. Jennie is survived by her daughter, Melvina and son-in-law, Steven Mull; granddaughter, Stephanie Mull; nieces, Sharon Grassis Ramey, Eileen Casper and Kathy and husband David Cooper; as well as her great and great-great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Robert Actis, Greg Actis, David Cooper, Steve Mull, Troy Casper, Allen Belluomini and Honorary Pallbearers David Actis and Joe Pierucci, Jr. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9915 Ramos Bakersfield, 93307. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
Jess Garcia died at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 surrounded by family following surgery complications. He was 75 years old., Jess, known to friends and family as "Chugey," was born Jan. 19, 1935. He was born on Santa Rosa Ranch in Camarillo and was raised in Oxnard. His parents were Bonifacio and Ruth Garcia of Oxnard. He worked for Schreiner Farm Equipment and H Cattle Company until he retired in 1998., He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonafacio and Ruth, and brothers, Guadalupe and Mike Garcia., Jess is survived by his wife of 55 years, Delfina Garcia; his four children: Cyndi Davis (Larry), Julie Davis (Kendall), Richard Garcia (Penny), and Patsy Garcia (Steve Del Real); grandchildren: Christine, Dianne, Stephanie, Brian, Roxanne, Kenny, Ricky, Keith, Nicole, Edward and Patrick; great-grandchildren: Dylan and Brian. Our family will be blessed with two new births in the coming year that will carry on "Papa's" spirit that lives within each one of us. He is also survived by brothers, Augustine Garcia, and John Garcia, and sisters, Lupe Guzman and Mary Hakes., Jess was passionate about traveling on the Amtrak lines to Seattle, Washington, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Florida and Chicago. He spent time watching the History, Discovery and National Geographic Channels. He loved Country Music, and his passion was gardening and tending to his orange trees., Special thanks to the fourth floor nursing staff and the CCU and ICU ward of Community Memorial Hospital for the compassion and professionalism you extended to our family., A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oxnard followed by a burial service at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery.
Jessie Goodner was born January 25, 1928 in Alderpoint, CA to Michael and Flora Anzini and passed away on October 8, 2010 in Eureka, CA at the age of 82. Jessie is survived by her two children Rita Chism and Ralph Goodner, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.She was proceeded in death by her husband Charles. The family held private burial services at Rohnerville I.O.O.F cemetery.They would like to especially thank Judy Goldman and everyone that gave support during Jessie's time of illness and after her loss. Please sign the guest book at
In Loving Memory of Jesusa Stevens "Chuy" December 12, 1928 - August 30, 2007 Happy 82nd Birthday Mom & Grandma Julia & Frances www/bakersfield.com/obits
Jewel Esther Thorpe passed away peacefully November 26, 2010 in the comfort of Five Palms care home Santa Rosa. She was 89. Born August 14, 1921 to a 4th generation pioneer family, Jewel's birth was a surprise to all including Dr. Miller as she followed her twin sister's delivery by a half-hour. Jewel's childhood began simply enough along side her brother Jim, sharing her early years with her twin sister June living in the old Coleman home ranch on Fitzpatrick Lane, followed by the Buckhorn Lumber Mill on Coleman Valley Road. She very much enjoyed living in a multi-generational home which included her brother Jim, sister June, parents Bill and Mandy, grandparents Bill and Jennie Thorpe and her Uncle Charlie Thorpe. Through the numerous relocations which continued until high school, Jewel was able to enjoy and call various cities and towns located throughout Sonoma County her home. Jewel especially enjoyed spending time at her Aunt Esther and Uncle Spirito Ballatore's ranch in Valley Ford. Through her years of schooling, sports were a familiar activity which both sisters truly excelled and thoroughly enjoyed. She graduated from Healdsburg High in 1941. Following high school Jewel settled down with the love of her life, her late husband Leslie Claire Chenoweth whom she married on January 27, 1942. It did not take long before the young couple found themselves in Branscomb, California, where Les found work in a lumber mill. The young couple's first joy came the next year with their first daughter Patricia June Chenoweth. Only a few years apart did their second addition to the family arrive with the birth of Joan Arlene Chenoweth. With young children in hand Jewel and Les moved to Bodega to begin construction of a sawmill with Les's father Hardin T. Chenoweth, later to be known as Chenoweth & Chenoweth Lumber. With the addition of Bill Chenoweth in the family business the mill was most well known as Chenoweth Lumber. On a one acre piece of land next to the mill site Jewel and Les built their home in 1952. Over the years they raised their two daughters to adulthood and Jewel was fortunate enough to call this house her home all her life without having to move ever again. Jewel loved the country, the many pets the family shared over the years, and the town that truly felt home, Bodega. Steadily over the years another passion developed, photography. Chronicling her family's holidays, daily activities and vacations to Clear Lake, Jewel amassed a fortune of photo albums rich with smiles and a path that followed the birth of a twin to Mandy Thorpe in 1921 and trials and tribulations that followed life in the 1920's to the blessing of love with her husband Leslie and raising two beautiful daughters. To be a part of Chenoweth Lumber was a great pride of hers and something she never shied away from talking about. In May of 1985 another joy presented itself in the form of Jewel and Les's first and only grandchild, Steven Chenoweth Rach. The new grandparents couldn't have been happier and her camera was there every step of the way to capture their joy. In her adult life Jewel became an avid animal lover both domestic and wild all of whom she cared for and called her pets. In her later years her true love for felines blossomed. She was a familiar face at Pet Care and feed stores across Sonoma County. During the summers her home became engulfed with flowers from her large Rhododendron garden which she was very proud of. In the most recent years Jewel was pleased to see her grandson carry on the family's lumber tradition beginning in 2003. Jewel was a 50 year member of Order of the Eastern Star, Sebastopol and princess of Nefri-Ari Temple (No. 17) Daughter of the Nile in Oakland. Jewel was never short of laughs and smiles and those smiles and her recognizable laughter will never be forgotten. Jewel is survived by her twin sister June Campbell; her daughters Patricia Aho, Joan Chenoweth; and her grandson Steven Chenoweth Rach; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Jim Thorpe and her loving husband Les, whom she shared 45 years of marriage. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and everyone at Five Palms for their loving care of Jewel. A Visitation will be held on Monday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY, 301 S. Main St, Sebastopol, 829-5433. Friends and loved ones are invited to join together at the Union Hotel, Occidental on December 14th at 2:00 p.m. to share in the life and love of Jewel E. Chenoweth. Private Interment. Donations can be made to Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 6672, Santa Rosa, CA, 95406 or Shriners Hospital for Children, Defy the Odds Campaign, P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL, 33631.
Jimmy Bustamante born on 03-30-1959 passed away on 12-01-2010., Services will be held in Lemoore, CA at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Viewing will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, December 10th. Burial will be held Saturday, December 11TH at 9 a.m., Jimmy is survived by his wife, Loretta Harvill Bustamante; daughter and son-in law, Sonia and Arthur, son and daughter in-law, J.J and Olivia, son and daughter in-law, Juanie and Jennifer. He is also survived by special family members Joanie and Poncho. Jimmy had 17 grandkids who he loved. Surviving sisters are Josie, Lilly, Sally, Tola, Alice. Brothers are Sonny and Bobby. Jimmy left numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends., Jimmy was a truck driver for 30 years. He loved his trucks. He enjoyed telling jokes, and was one heck of a story teller., Jimmy is loved and will be missed by all who knew him. KEEP ON TRUCKIN JIMMY! "DAMMIT"
Joanne B. Slack, 69, died at home with members of her family around her. She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Marjorie Schleth and her great-grandson Aaron Jordan La Rue. She is survived by her brother Fred (Dorothy); her children Paul (Monica), Audra (Kirk), and Erin (Tom); her grandchildren Jeremy, Jordan (AJ), and Carson; and her faithful and loving companion for 13 years, Luke. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Seventh-day Adventist Church, 840 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, CA.
The world lost a wonderful man named Joe Heathcote, age 62, of Jacksboro, Texas on Dec. 7, 2010 in Witchita Falls, Texas., Visitation for Mr. Heathcote took place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by family and friends., Mr. Heathcote was born June 13, 1948 in Inglewood, Calif. He was the son of the late Donald Isaac and Inid Yvonne Fowles Heathcote. He was a retired civil engineer for the United States Navy. He also served in the United States Air Force. Memorials may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans., He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by son, Richard Heathcote, and daughter, Joanne Heathcote, both of Jacksboro; sister, Betty Ricks of Preston, Idaho; brothers, Donnie Heathcote of Utah, and Jim Heathcote of Oxnard; and grandson, Eian Brown of Oxnard., Visit www.cokerfuneral.com to leave online tributes.
John Howard Duddy III Resident of Santa Fe, NM Died on November 22, 2010 of congestive heart failure. John was born in Norristown, PA on December 7, 1932. He received his Bachelor of Industrial Design degree from Syracuse University, and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He served on active duty with the United States Air Force at the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, and continued in the USAF Reserve for 30 years, retiring as a Colonel. His service included work with the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the U.S Army Foreign Science and Technology Center. John's civilian career was devoted to design and development of military and aerospace systems at Lockheed Missiles and Space. As a designer he worked on numerous projects including SkyLab, Hubbell Space Telescope and Shuttle Experimental modules. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy Duddy of Santa Fe, NM. Together they enjoyed travel, typically to unusual places like Indonesia or Northern Africa, then returning to their beloved home in Santa Fe, overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. He is also survived by two sons, Dr. Steven Duddy of Ann Arbor, MI, and Dr. Blair Duddy, of Las Vegas, NV, a step-daughter, Lisa Nazzaro of Princeton, NJ; and one brother, Brantley Duddy of Cedars, PA, and his two daughters, Kim and Karen Duddy; and 6 Grandchildren. John Duddy will be interred at the Santa Fe National Memorial Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM.
Callas, John George July 12, 1921 - December 6, 2010 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away after battling lung cancer with remarkable courage and grace. A Los Angeles native and son of Greek immigrants, John grew up working hard and enjoying life. After graduating from Poly High School, he entered the Army and served in Iceland during World War II. Back from the war, John met and married Martha Tavoularis and founded Callas Meat Company with brothers Nick and Jim, where he worked until retirement 26 years ago. John and Martha celebrated 60 years of marriage last January surrounded by their children and grandchildren. After his family, John's great loves were the game of golf and all of the friends he met along the way. He so enjoyed his weekly golf games with the Greek Army golf club, and the camaraderie that came with those days. John lived a rich and full life, usually doing things his own way, on his own terms and charming everyone he met up until the end. He leaves behind his wife Martha, sons Greg (Jackie) and Steve (Tina), and daughter Tricia (Jim) O'Donnell, grandchildren Adriana (Aki) Vourakis, Joanna, Erica (James) Schwalm, Nicholas and Jane, and countless friends. He is preceded in death by his dear son John, who he missed so much. We know you are on your way to meet him, Dad. May God bless you and protect you on the journey to that great reunion. A Trisagion service will be held on Monday, December 13, at 7 p.m. at Bastian and Perrott Mortuary located at 18728 Parthenia St., Northridge 91324. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge 91325. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saint Sophia Foundation Building Fund at 1324 So. Normandie Ave., LA 90006; or, to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
"IN HONOR FOR MY LOVING SON" JOHN C. LINDSAY Aug. 1, 1946 ~ Feb. 22, 2010 Passed in his sleep. Born in Indio, CA. Moved to Riverside, CA at one month old. Graduated from Poly High School in 1964. He went to work for the City of Riverside in 1965 for the Street Dept. and after 37 years retired in 2002 as Supervisor. John earned recognition with plaques due to many important jobs well done for the city; that he took pride in doing, and respected all men under his leadership. John\'s family was his life - survivors: mother, Billie Lindsay; two sons, Keith A. (Tina), Paul A. (Linda); three granddaughters, Erin, Morgan, Ashlyn; three grandsons, Andrew, Douglas, Daniel; aunts, uncles and cousins. Thanks to all who attended John\'s memorial as the mortuary was wall to wall with people who cared for him. He would have been proud. Love Eternally Mother and Family
John D. Pupillo Dec. 12, 1945-June 12, 2010 We arethinking of you on your special day. We love and miss you and not a day goes by that we don't remember your bright smile and laugh. You are forever in our hearts. Happy Birthday, Johnny. Love, your family and friends and especially your sister who misses you so.
Passed away Saturday November 27, 2010 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. John was born in Wheeling W. VA on August 13, 1929. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years Melba Bendure; sister in law Rose Marrama and her husband Joe; daughter Denise and her partner Mark Beller; sons Steve, Jackie, Tom and Ed (Christine) Bonine; grandchildren: Angel, Christopher and Andrew Ramirez, Michael Beller, Patrick, Jason, Scott, Noah, and Amy Bendure, Eddie Jr, Colin and Caleb Bonine; great grandchildren Kylie and Brandon. Preceded in death by his son Eric; also survived by son in law and friend Chris Ramirez and many other family members. John was known to his friends as "Carpet Jack" or "Jac Rug" as he had been in the carpet business in the Bay Area for over 50 years before retiring to Santa Rosa in 1992 to be near his ill son. Many knew John for his sense of humor and talkative self. He was the strength that held the family together and will continue to do so in spirit. He will be missed by many friends including Steve St. Denny and family whom he was associated with for many years. He requested everyone celebrate his life at his favorite hang out where he had coffee with his buddies daily. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., at Rita's Restaurant/Bar, 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa (corner of Hwy 12 and Calistoga Rd) in honor of his wishes. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 707-525-3730
John Nelson Williams, John Nelson Williams was born on February 26th, 1949 and was granted his angel wings on November 30th 2010, after his lengthy third battle with cancer. His final days were spent at home in the tender care of his family and friends. He passed peacefully in the arms of his wife, Cyn-d., John was one of four children born to Irene and Robert "Lex" Williams, Sr. of Toledo, Ohio. His father served in the 82nd Airborne in World War II and sang in the Teutonia Maennerchor for 16 years. His mother served in the Navy during WWII and was a Navy photographer. John attended Toledo's Whitmer High School graduating in 1967 and then from University of Toledo, receiving a degree in Political Science in 1971. He began what would be a successful career as a logistics and merchandising executive when he met and fell in love with his soul mate, Cyn-d Rodriguez of San Francisco. Throughout their marriage they resided in Pleasant Hill, CA, Cincinnati, OH, Mahwah, NJ, Punta Gorda, FL, finally settling in Santa Maria, CA for the past ten years to be close to family. John retired following his first bout with cancer and then attended to his health with nutrition, and with his growing relationship with the Lord. He enjoyed the Central Coast weather and was meticulous in his garden. He enjoyed fine wine, good food and great company. John blessed many people with his extraordinary personality and self-taught gourmet talents. His loves and talents included golf, sailing, the Detroit Tigers baseball team and most notably, the menagerie of furry friends that were always a part of the Williams' household. His extensive library will be an affirmation of his love of reading and collecting books. Most recently, he enjoyed working part-time and making wine and new friends as a barista at Costa De Oro Winery until his focus was redirected towards his health and spiritual needs., For all those that knew John, his life would seem to have ended too early, but those who were touched by him understand that the quality of his existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which he lived. He was the ideal husband, and considered an angel in life, as he is now after passing. He was a genuinely kind, loving, generous, wise man, and a natural mentor. He was instantly admired by all who met him as it only took a moment to understand how special he was. He was respected and loved by all who knew him and was considered to be "the best of the best." He truly was a wonderful and amazing man and will be missed by all who loved him., John is preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his devoted wife of 21 years, Cyn-d Williams; siblings Nancy Williams and Linda Berkett Williams and their families. Among the bereaving are families: Chris Solly, Heather, Alycia Sprague Williams. Among the bereaving extended families are: Norris and Marge Ijams, Dorinda Moreno; the Gabaldóns: Richard, Rose, Lela, Ricardo, Michelle and Izelic; the Moreno-Gladden's: Andre (Cunado) and Yani; also, the entire Williams, Whitehead, Rodriguez, Moreno, Beltrán and Garay families; best of friends: Dan and Holly Robedeau, Allen Nicholas, Jerry and Susan Sullivan, Bill and Judy Curley, Tom and Barbara Cole, Rich and Denise Horne-Kaplan, Blair, Dolores and Diane Woods; and so many other special people. And we cannot forget "The Girls"...Sadie, Cosette, and Lucy Williams., It is the families' goal to have a proper Tribute and Memorial Service, on or near John's birthday (Febuary 26th) to be held at Pacific Christian Center. The date and details will be confirmed and made available as soon as possible., In lieu of flowers, there are a few organizations which the family knows that John would have found more practical and worthy, as they reflect both his love for animals and the promotion of nutrition and alternative therapies as it relates to cancer. They are:, The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, 751 Black Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93458, ; The Cancer Control Society, ; The Cancer Cure Foundation, To Rose and Lela Gabaldón, RosaElena Beltrán (y Jose), and Ligia Rodriguez: "Thank you for making my last hours, days, and weeks so meaningful and my passage so peaceful" ..John
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Sybil E. Jones, 79 SAN MARCOS -- Sybil E. Jones passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010. She was born March 13, 1931. A true .....
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Passed away peacefully at home in Santa Rosa, California, on December 3, 2010, surrounded by family. A woman of varied talents and a deep commitment to family and friends, Joyce maintained her unique brand of humor, a zest for clever expression and an abiding interest in family and friends, even as she struggled through illness in later years. Born to Louis Forrest Cary and Frances (Ervin) Cary in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in 1929, and a graduate of Carleton College, Joyce spent her early professional life as a journalist in Minnesota and in San Francisco. In 1959, she married Helmer Kinunen, who would be her life partner for 51 years. Together, they raised two sons and began retail businesses in Walnut Creek, San Francisco and, most recently, they were the proprietors of the Deck The Walls franchise in Santa Rosa Plaza from 1984 to 1994. Joyce's vivacious spirit, her indomitable wit, her bent for the literary and historical, and the intense interest she held in the activities of family and friends are the ways she has left her enchanting mark on our lives. She is survived by her loving husband, Helmer (Santa Rosa); sons Paul (Occidental) and Eric (Sacramento); daughter-in-law Sheila Denton (Occidental); grandsons Morgan and Samuel; and numerous nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters Mary Cary Teague and Nell Cary Sather. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held on December 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Woods Conference Center, 6510 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA. The family suggests that memorial gifts be directed to Memorial Hospice of Santa Rosa or the Joyce Cary Kinunen Memorial Fund at Westminster Woods.
Manny, age 50, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, surrounded by his loving family following a brave and courageous battle with cancer., He was born in Benito Juarez, Zacatecas, Mexico on Oct. 5, 1960 to Francisco and Antonia Ruiz, and relocated to California in 1982. He was proud to become a U.S. Citizen in 2000 and during elections always asked "did you vote yet?" Manny was a loving husband and adoring father. He was a dedicated, loyal and hard worker and will be deeply missed at Pacific Manufacturing where he worked a total of 24 years., If you needed someone to help, Manny was the guy to ask. Feisty and stubborn, he thought he was always right and would effectively argue the point to prove it. He was a man full of life. He loved his big family and, though miles separated some of them, he always kept in touch., Manny is survived by his wife, Herminia; daughter, Guadalupe, 12; mother, Antonia; father, Francisco; brothers, Samuel, Jesus and Benjamin; sisters, Carmela and Virginia; as well as 14 nieces and nephews and one great-nephew., Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. A Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Mary Star of the Sea Church in Oxnard., For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.
JUDITH DOUGHERTY Age 68, passed away from cancer on December 8, 2010, in her home in Banning, California with her family at her side. Judy was born to Helen and Virgil Walston in Anacortes, Washington, on December 8, 1942. She graduated from Bellingham High School in 1960 and attended Western Washington State College for a year before moving to California. There she was employed at the Riverside County Sheriff\'s Department and eventually worked for longtime friend, Dr. Durante for 34 years. While living in the Coachella Valley, she was a former member of the O.L.P.H. Church choir, Sweet Adeline\'s and the Desert Chorale. She was also an active member of the Sun Lakes Chorale in Banning, California. Her husband, Gerald of 41 years, brother Michael and sister, Frances preceded Judy in death. Survivors include sons; Patrick of Banning, California and Sean of La Quinta, California; her grandchildren, Katarina and Dakota of La Quinta, California; her brother, Robert and his wife, Judy of Bellingham, Washington; brother-in-law, James Dougherty and his wife, Carol of Glendive, Montana and many nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1234 Palm Avenue, Beaumont, California. Burial will be private at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California. In lieu of flowers, donation suggested to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, Banning Hospice or the
Judith Dougherty, age 68, passed away from cancer on December 8, 2010, in her home in Banning, Calif. with her family at her side. Judy was born to Helen and Virgil Walston in Anacortes, Wash., on December 8, 1942. She graduated from Bellingham High School in 1960 and attended Western Washington State College for a year before moving to California. There she was employed at the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and eventually worked for longtime friend, Dr. Durante for 34 years. While living in the Coachella Valley, she was a former member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church choir, Sweet Adeline's and the Desert Chorale. She was also an active member of the Sun Lakes Chorale in Banning, Calif. Her husband, Gerald of 41 years, brother Michael and sister, Frances preceded Judy in death. Survivors include sons: Patrick of Banning, Calif. and Sean of La Quinta, Calif.; her grandchildren, Katarina and Dakota of La Quinta, Calif.; her brother, Robert and his wife, Judy of Bellingham, Wash.; brother-in-law, James Dougherty and his wife, Carol of Glendive, Mont. and many nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1234 Palm Avenue, Beaumont, CA. Burial will be private at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donation suggested to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, Banning Hospice or the . Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, Calif. Phone 951-845-1141
Juli Entwistle, 41, was found dead at her home on Sunday. Police said they got a call about a domestic violence incident at 4:08 a.m. and arrived to find the woman lying on the floor of her Morrissey Boulevard studio apartment with a laceration to her neck.
On Sunday, Julia Huber, 75, and her husband were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
JACOBS, KATHY formerly KATHY CHOWANIAK Oct. 24, 1939 to Oct. 13, 2010 Born on October 24, 1939, in Peoria, Illinois, to Minnie and Allen Cullen and died at age 70 on October 13, 2010, at the San Diego Hospice in San Diego, California of kidney failure. Kathy is survived by her partner of 39 years, Charlie Taub of San Diego, CA, brother David Cullen of Carlsbad, CA, sister Barbara Butler of San Marcos, CA, and grandchildren Karl Miller, Glenn Miller, and Diane Miller of San Diego, CA. She was preceded in death by her only child, Joan T. Miller (Joan T. Chowaniak), who died on September 27, 2010. Kathy was raised and educated in Peoria, IL, graduating from Sipp Elementary School in 1953, Woodruff High School in 1957, and Saint Francis School of Nursing in 1966. Kathy worked as a R.N. for over 40 years in Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Coronary Care, Hemodialysis, Radiology, Blood Donation and Apheresis, and Tele-medicine Triage. Kathy started her nursing career at Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. She continued her career at Zeller Zone Mental Health Center, Peoria, IL, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, San Diego, CA, Scripps Clinic's Green Hospital, San Diego, CA, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA, the San Diego Blood Bank, Escondido, CA, and Kaiser Permanente's KP On Call, San Diego, CA. Kathy's volunteer activities included the San Diego Police Department's Reserve Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) and Tierrasanta Satellite office, County of San Diego Family Justice Center, Learning Disabilities Association of San Diego, Springall Academy, and the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society. In accordance with Kathy's wishes, no funeral or memorial services were held. In lieu of flowers or donations, Kathy asked that her family and friends do two acts of random kindness each year.
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.
ASHDOWN-NADOR, Kathleen Isabel Kathleen was born on August 6, 1920 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada to Ada and William Crosbie. On December 3rd, Kathleen was reunited in Heaven with the love of her life, Robert E. Ashdown. Kathleen lived a full and eventful life. Born in Canada, she moved to Los Angeles with her family and graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1938. After high school, she worked for Barker Brothers Furniture store where she met her husband, Robert Ashdown. They eventually married and had their only child, Donna Jeanne. Kathleen was a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. A highlight in her life was the time she spent working for Mrs. Frank Roger Seaver as her personal assistant. For more than thirty years, this position allowed her the opportunity to help organize philanthropic gifts to institutions such as Seaver College of Pepperdine University, Pomona College, and the University of Southern California. Upon retiring, Kathleen moved to Westlake Village from Inglewood, CA in order to spend more time with her daughter and her family. Time spent with Donna and John, her three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren brought her immense joy. Kathleen will be most remembered for her joyous spirit. She lived life to the fullest and found the best in every situation. Kathleen left an impression on all she came in contact with. The sparkle from her eyes and radiant smile warmed the hearts of all. Kathleen leaves behind a legacy of love for her family and friends. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Ada and William, her husband Robert, and her five siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Donna and son-in-law John Scott, her grandchildren Heather Gilbert (Brian), Hilary Corbin (Casey), and Holly Aiken (Damon), eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Kathleen's life will take place at 12 noon on Monday, December 13 in the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles at www.chla.org/donate.
Kathleen was born on August 6, 1920 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada to Ada and William Crosbie. On December 3, Kathleen was reunited in Heaven with the love of her life, Robert E. Ashdown. Kathleen lived a full and eventful life., Born in Canada, she moved to Los Angeles with her family and graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1938. After high school, she worked for Barker Brothers Furniture store where she met her husband, Robert Ashdown. They eventually married and had their only child, Donna Jeanne. Kathleen was a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend., A highlight in her life was the time she spent working for Mrs. Frank Rogers Seaver as her personal assistant. For more than thirty years, this position allowed her the opportunity to help organize philanthropic gifts to institutions such as Seaver College of Pepperdine University, Pomona College, and the University of Southern California. Upon retiring, Kathleen moved to Westlake Village from Inglewood, Calif. in order to spend more time with her daughter and her family. Time spent with Donna and John, her three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren brought immense joy. Kathleen will be most remembered for her joyous spirit., She lived life to the fullest and found the best in every situation. Kathleen left an impression on all she came in contact with. The sparkle from her eyes and radiant smile warmed the hearts of all. Kathleen leaves behind a legacy of love for her family and friends., Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Ada and William, her husband Robert, and her five siblings., She is survived by her daughter, Donna and son-in-law John Scott, her grandchildren Heather Gilbert (Brian), Hilary Corbin (Casey), and Holly Aiken (Damon), eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews., A celebration of Kathleen's life will take place at 12 noon on Monday, December 13 in the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Keith Louis Harris, 46, passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, after a long illness., Keith was born in Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1964., Keith was in the Navy and Merchant Marine., A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Fairfield-Suisun Cemetery. Donations can be made at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533, 707-425-4697.
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Todd E. Kendrick Resident of Fremont Entered into rest December 2, 2010 in Milpitas, CA. Born May 13, 1992 in Hayward, CA, he was .....
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Kentha Watson, 66, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at her home in Cambria. She was born in September 1944 in Marin County, Calif., then moved with her family to Santa Cruz, Calif., where she spent most of her life. She graduated from Santa Cruz High School, and a year later married the love of her life, Robert Watson. Together they enjoyed 47 years of marriage. Upon Bob''s retirement, they moved to Cambria, where they delighted over the next 10 years living the quieter country life. Kentha''s many hobbies and interests included gardening, jigsaw puzzles and participating in car shows with Bob. She was an avid reader and there wasn''t an animal that didn''t love her. But her true passion was traveling. She was especially fond of Hawaii and all the many cruises she took with Bob. Kentha is survived by her loving husband, Robert "Bob" Watson; "kids" Karen and Jeff Kane; "grandkids" Jason and Dylan Kane; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorotha (Rucker) Bryant and Kenneth Bryant. A celebration of her life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Watson home. Call 924-1779 for details. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to H.A.R.T. Animal Recovery Center.
Kiyo Takasaki Resident of Campbell 90 years, peacefully passed away Monday, December 6th after a short illness. She was born March 28, 1920, in Tokyo, Japan, and married the late Saburo Takasaki. Kiyo worked for 33 years for an international trading company. After retirement, at the age of 69, she moved to California to live with her daughter, Hiroko Takasakiand has been a Campbell resident for 21 years. She was active with the JACL Senior Center and made many American friends. She made the most of her California days, golfing and fishingbut most enjoyed her lucrative trips to Reno and Las Vegas. Kiyo is survived by her daughter, Hiroko; her son, Yasuhide of Tokyo; and one granddaughter, Maki of Tokyo, in addition to seven Tokyo siblings. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at Saratoga Country Club, 21990 Prospect Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070, tel: 408-253-0340. Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 11:00 am. The family requests any remembrances be sent to: , Northern California Chapter ATTN: For Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mission Street, Suite 603, San Francisco, CA 94105. Tel: 800-464-6240.
Kreszenzia 'Centa' Grant Resident of San Jose With family at her side, Kreszenzia "Centa" Grant (age 89) peacefully passed away on November 22, 2010. Centa was born on November 3, 1921 in Osterhofen, Germany. In 1956, she immigrated to San Jose, where she met and married Mitt Grant Jr. and gave birth to the couples only child Linda. Centa is survived by Mitt, her husband of 52 years, daughter Linda and grandchildren Katie and Matt. Her fondest memories were of her time in Germany, traveling the world with Mitt, cooking for and feeding the ones she loved and the precious years spent with Linda, Katie and Matt. She will be remembered by all for her loving heart, endless patience and timeless wisdom. A private celebration of Centa's life will be held at her daughter's home. Forever in our hearts, Wir lieben Dich.
L. Marie Welty 1919 - 2010 Lydia Marie Welty, nee Schemmer, passed away December 3, 2010, at the age of 91, surrounded and embraced by her loving family. Marie was born on August 13, 1919, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, the youngest of four daughters. She spent most of her young life in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she met Howard Welty, who became the love of her life for the next 67 years. In 1942, she travelled to California to marry Howard, who was serving in the, Air Corp at Minter Field. They had three boys: Mike, Bill and Richard. Marie treasured her family and life long friendships and enjoyed meeting new people. She loved her Lord and was a faithful and dedicated servant. Marie embodied her motto, "Exercise, exercise, exercise!" and was active in many sports throughout her life. A founding member of the Bakersfield Racquet Club, she played tennis until she was 83 years old. A great lover of the outdoors, she was especially fond of swimming in the ocean at Pismo Beach. Marie and Howard moved into the Rosewood Retirement Community in 2006 and said it was one of the best decisions they ever made. After Howard passed away in 2009, Marie was grateful for the support and love of her friends; she also felt blessed by the dedication and wonderful care she received from the Rosewood staff. Marie is survived by son, Mike and wife Chris; son, Bill and wife, Charlene; three grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Marie's son, Richard, passed away in 1985. A memorial service for Marie will be held on Friday, January 7, at 1:00 p.m., at the Rosewood Activity Center, 1301 New Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA. Reception immediately to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be directed to Marie's favorite charities: Michele Moresi, c/o Campus Crusade for Christ, P.O. Box 628222, Orlando, Florida, 32862-8222; or Brian and Heather Jamison, c/o East-West Ministries, P.O. Box 86805, Plano, Texas, 75068-8050.
Age 82, passed away on November 25th due to pneumonia. Larry was born on May 14, 1928 in Terry, Montana to Wayne and Mildred Dutton. Larry married Sue King in Cody, WY in 1947. He served active duty during the
LOKKE, LAVIER J. San Diego Sept. 25, 1923 - Dec. 5, 2010 View Sun. Dec. 12 at 4 pm Service Mon. Dec. 13 at 10 am Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary (619) 264-3131
MARTIN, LEA RENE (ROLOFF) Oct. 20, 1945 to Nov. 30, 2010 In one brief moment all was better ~ Forever in Love's Embrace Lea Rene Martin, 65, of El Cajon, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Lea Rene, born in Evanston, Illinois, to Henry and Barbara Roloff, lived in San Diego County most of her life. She and her husband, Gerry Martin, built their homes in Blossom Valley, where they spent most of their 42 years of marriage. Lea Rene always enjoyed her work as a hair stylist, and met and kept many lifelong friends through that association. She will be remembered for her generosity, kind heart, care and love of family. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Martin, daughter Holly Martin, son Grant Martin, daughter-in-law Treva Martin, granddaughter Lucy Martin, sister Cathy Bourdon, brothers John, Rex, Seth and Kirk Roloff, and all her extended family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.
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ABRAHAM, LYNNE In loving memory of Lynne Patsy Abraham. Mom, it has been 20 years today since your passing and we miss you so much. You are with us in our hearts and our memories and we know that you are watching over us. Today is also Ashley's 9th birthday and we know that you will be right there with us celebrating. We love you and miss you so much. Lisa Abraham Krahulec
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William H. (Bill) Latham SAN MARCOS -- Respectfully, the Latham family wanted to inform everyone that William H. Latham (Bill Latham) passed away peacefully .....
Laura T. Aldridge Billups June 4, 1954 - Dec. 4, 2010 Peacefully in San Francisco; beloved wife of Dennis E. Billups. She will be missed by all of her family, sisters, brothers, nephews and nieces. Friends are invited to visit Sunday December 13th, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and attend the Funeral Service on Monday, December 14th at 1:00 pm at 3434 17th Street, Nr. Valencia. Committal Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, CA.
Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse.
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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
Leon Edward Accorne Long time resident of San Jose Feb. 3, 1920 - Dec. 5, 2010 Leon Accorne, went home to be the Lord on December 5, 2010. Born in Modesto, CA, Leon grew up in nearby Oakdale and graduated from Oakdale High School. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and married Evajean Brennan in 1942. In 1943 the young couple moved to San Jose and Leon enlisted in the Army. Upon his discharge, he went to work for Fletcher Buick Motors. When family friends opened up Evergreen Dairy, they asked him to become a milkman and salesman. It was a job he enjoyed very much. After a while a friend suggested that he go into real estate sales. He got his real estate license and, a short time later, opened Acorn Realty, serving the Willow Glen area for 20 years. In 1987, his dear wife died from cancer. In 1988 he married Evelyn Detleffs Holtman and they were married for 14 years until alzheimers and pneumonia took her life. In 2009 he moved to San Juan Capistrano in Orange County to be closer to family. Leon is survived by his daughter, Jean Ellen Brown, and his son-in-law, Bill Brown. He is also survived by his stepson, Gary Detleffs, and two grandsons, Rob and Peter Detleffs. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, December 17, 2010, at Oak Hill Memorial Park at 11:00 am. Contributions can be made, in lieu of flowers, to Mount Hermon Association, P. O. Box 413, Mount Hermon, CA 95051.
Cromwell, Linda May 31, 1942 - November 24, 2010 Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Linda moved to California as a child and grew up in Palm Springs. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, and became a teacher. Linda taught the children of Los Angeles for over 30 years. Her schools included St. Rose of Lima, Immaculate Heart, Agoura High, and San Fernando Middle School. She taught middle school and high school, and finished her career as a literacy coach for Los Angeles Unified School District. She devoted her life to Catholic spirituality, family, and the children she taught. She is survived by her husband Joseph, and sons John and Robert. Former students, colleagues, friends, and all are welcome to the funeral mass in honor of Linda Cromwell. Services Saturday, December 18 at 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark, Ca. 93021, (805) 529-1397.
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Gregory Losa CARLSBAD -- Gregory William Losa passed away Monday, December 6, 2010 in San Marcos, California. He was born near Colton, California on .....
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ENGEL, MARIA Z. Maria Engel was lucky to have lived two full, and vastly different, lives. Born Maria Zolotar in Russia shortly before the October Revolution, she lived until her first retirement in the USSR. As a teenager she dreamt of traveling to other countries, so she enrolled at the Odessa College for Foreign Languages to study English. However, traveling abroad was not possible for ordinary Soviet people. This is how Maria came to be an English teacher. Her life was soon interrupted by the Second World War, during which Maria and her family escaped Nazi atrocities, relocating from Odessa, which became occupied by Nazis only a few weeks after the family fled, to Kazakhstan. Maria lost her mother, Clara Rosenberg, and her husband, Nikolai Loginov, during the war. In 1971, at age 55, Maria finished her working career as a teacher, earning the maximum possible pension, and was ready to enjoy retirement. But soon after, emigration from the USSR became possible for Jewish citizens. It was like a miracle. No country in the world guarded its borders better than Russia, and this included preventing those inside from going abroad. Not able to resist the temptation of freedom, without a moment hesitation Maria left everything: her homeland, an apartment in the center of Riga, her pension, and life as she knew it, and emigrated to Israel in 1973. There she met her second husband, Israel Engel from New York, who intended to spend his retirement in Israel. Maria was full of energy and ambition, but the state of Israel, she found, had little to offer her. At Maria's insistence, they set off for the United States, and that was the beginning of her second life. At the time, in the mid-1970s, America was in a period of recession, so Maria and Israel opted to go to Houston, Texas, which was in the midst of oil boom. That also happened to be the time, 's Apollo-Soyuz mission (involving the partnership of American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts) was in the works. Somebody told Maria about the project, for which a team of translators and interpreters was being assembled. When Israel called to inquire, they told him, "Bring your wife here!" For those who never lived in Russia, it would be difficult to understand how Maria felt. It was nothing short of a Cinderella story. In Russia, everything related to space exploration was top secret and off limits to ordinary Soviet citizens. And yet here she was, talking to astronauts, trying on space suits and learning about the internals of a spacecraft. After the mission was completed, Maria was one of four translators kept on to work for NASA, in the capacity of technical editor, which she did until her second retirement at age 65. She was very proud to have earned her own Social Security benefits. In 1984, Maria and Israel joined her son here in San Diego, where they both enjoyed spending plenty of time over the years with her grandchildren. As the situation in Russia deteriorated in the late 1980s, everybody who found a way to do so left the country. During that period, Maria and Israel worked with Jewish Family Services, helping several families relocate to San Diego. Maria developed an interest in real estate, and in her retirement bought and sold several houses in Houston and San Diego. She got a driver's license. They made several trips to Europe. Indeed, it was a second, and very different life. During her final two years, Maria struggled with heart disease. Despite progressing congenital heart failure, she remained a strong and independent person until her final days. On December 6th, at 12:11 p.m., Maria passed away at the age of 94, peacefully in her home, to the sadness of many who loved her. Maria is survived by her son, Boris, and her grandchildren Clara, 25, (and husband Luke) and Michael, 19. She was pre-deceased by her husband Israel Engel in 1995.
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Malancha Ghosh Aug. 30, 1982-Dec. 12, 2009 Riverside 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
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
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Margaret (Carlson) Thiel Resident of San Jose Dec. 21, 1918 - Dec. 6, 2010 With great sadness, the family of Margaret Thiel announces her passing on Dec. 6, 2010, just before her 92nd birthday. Margaret was born to August and Marie Carlson in Blackhoof, MN. She moved to Calif. in the early 1940's. She married Louie Thiel, her husband of 52 years. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be dearly missed. For over 30 years, she worked alongside her husband in a family business, Thiel Plastering and then Fischer & Thiel Plastering with son-in-law Bob Fischer. She was a great homemaker who enjoyed entertaining family and friends; there was always a party at the Thiels. She enjoyed the Cypress Senior Center, Bingo at The Veterans every Sunday, and for over 30 years bowling at Fiesta Lanes. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Louis (1995), daughter Carolyn Smith (2009), sisters Lucy Dunn & Astrid Palmer, brother John Carlson and her parents August & Marie Carlson. She is survived by daughter Peggy (Bob) Fischer, son Dan (Lois) Thiel, grandchildren, Rene & Lara Smith, Rob (Michelle) & Mike Fischer, Jamie (John) Vierra, Sandy & Mark Thiel, great grandchildren, Nick Fischer, Maya, David & Devyn Phillips. She is also survived by brother Arvid Carlson and Ruth Besaw both of Minnesota. Private interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery Dec. 20, 2010.
Marianne Shepard a 65-year resident of Glen Ellen was 82; she was living in Sonoma at the time of her death. She had moved to Golden Living Center in June of 2009 following a stroke. Waking Thursday morning, she met the day with her trademark quirkiness and sense of humor, visited with friends and family and then she died peacefully. Mare was born and grew up in Ross, with her twin sister, Susan, the babies of the Rattray family; mother, Marian, and father, William, older sister and brother Jane and Bill. She attended Ross Grammar School then Katherine Branson School; spending the summers of her high school years working at the Jack London Ranch in Glen Ellen and taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy one of her first loves - riding horses. Studies at UC Davis took her away from family and friends for a year, then on October 25, 1947, she and Jack Shepard married and she moved to the Ranch with him, where they lived, worked raising prize Jersey cows and had their family. In 1969, Mare started as a rural mail carrier for the Glen Ellen post office; she retired in 1994. In 1973, she moved off of the Ranch but stayed in Glen Ellen, acquiring a sweet cottage which would be her home until her move to Sonoma. It had a huge yard so that she could indulge her passion for gardening. The other lifelong pursuit Marianne loved was birding; she was a bird watcher all of her life, bursting with enthusiasm and ready to go any time the call went out that a special bird was close. In the early '60s, she became an official bird-bander, Number 8788, an authority on western birds and valued presence and contributor in establishing the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. When she was at home her numerous cats were a great comfort to her, they were always at her feet, on her lap, at her side; she loved her cats. Never one to let the grass grow under her feet, Mare enjoyed a number of hobbies and pastimes over the years. She backpacked the Sierra, did some rock climbing, became an accomplished photographer, traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica and the American Southwest, created beautiful hand-decorated and painted gourds and regularly attended craft fairs and the local farmers market to offer them for sale. She never stopped being interested in life and interesting to all of us that were privileged to have her in our lives. Marianne was predeceased by her husband, Jack London Shepard on November 17, 1965 and her daughter Anne Paige Shepard on August 24, 1985; she is survived by her son, Greig Shepard, daughter-in-law, Constance Sharpe; and many cherished nieces and nephews. A memorial for Marianne will be held at the Jack London Lodge, 13740 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. Marianne contributed to may worthwhile causes; her request was that donations in lieu of flowers be made to PRBO, 3820 Cypress Drive, Ste. 11, Petaluma, CA 94954 or The Nature Conservancy, 201 Mission St., 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.
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Jacqueline Corrine Martin OCEANSIDE -- Jacqueline Corrine Martin, daughter of Lyman and Mary Gerrish and wife of Schuyler Martin, was born in New York .....
Loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away Tuesday December 7, 2010 in Petaluma, CA. He is survived by his wife of 22 years Linda Reno; mother-in-law Alida Hyna; and children Kimberly Lewis, Marvin Reno III, Melissa Kurinsky, and Jason Kurinsky; ten grandchildren: De'jana, Jazmin, Melina, Alexis, Ronnie Jr., Mason, Tyler, Dylan, Jaydon, and Justice; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Marvin worked for Davey Tree Surgery as a devoted foreman for 30 years. Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. Donations can be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma CA 94952. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, (707) 525-3730
Mary passed away in Santa Rosa in the early morning of November 13, 2010 with her loving daughter, Bonnie Hogue and dear friend Dawn Present by her side. "Midge" as she was often known, was born March 3, 1926 in Nampa, Idaho to Thomas and Gladys Gibson. She had one sister and two brothers. The family moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon where they lived in a tent while her father built a house in "the Stewart's addition." The Great Depression and World War II brought difficult times, but Mary had many fond memories of growing up with her close-knit family and friends in Klamath Falls. Midge met her future husband, Bernie Hogue at a USO dance at the Armory. Their son, Patrick was born in Klamath Falls. They moved to Santa Rosa in 1953, where daughter Bonnie was born. Mary and Bernie divorced, but Mary stayed in Santa Rosa where she worked at Eisenhood's Deli for many years and was a waitress at various restaurants. Mary was well-liked because she was so friendly and sweet to everyone! In 1975 Mary moved to Chicago to work at the Baha'i National Center, where she made many friends and enjoyed the many attractions of the big city. In 1982 she moved to Belfair, Wa. to care for her elderly mother. They moved back to Santa Rosa in 1984. Mary became a manicurist, working at various shops in town before accepting a job at a fabric store, from which she retired in 2002. Mary enjoyed many avocations: she was an outstanding seamstress; she loved learning about Native American history; she painted ceramics; and in her younger days Mary loved to dance. Through the years whenever a familiar tune played, Mary would look wistful and say, "I bet I danced a hundred miles to that song." Mary had a deep love of animals and Nature, and taught her children to respect life in all its forms. A drive to the coast brought her great joy. In the summertime she would look out the window at the gentle mounds of Sonoma county and say, "I love those old, brown hills." Mary was a kind and gentle person who generously gave away many of the children's' clothes she sewed, donated to animal welfare groups, and helped support a child in Central America. But Mary's greatest gift to us was her unwavering, unconditional love and support. She warmly accepted and truly loved people. She was a deep, spiritual seeker with an open heart and mind, and an abiding faith in God. She will be forever missed by those fortunate enough to have known her. Mary is survived by sister Eva DuPont; son Patrick Hogue (Renee) of Eldersburg, Md.; daughter Bonnie Hogue; and many family and friends around the country who remember Mary with love. She is missed by her beloved cats, Lucky and Princess. Mary would want to thank her long-time internist, Dr. Bisbee, and Dr. Matalon. Her family extends heart-felt gratitude to the compassionate care-givers and staff at Parkview Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to Forgotten Felines, P.O. Box 6672, Santa Rosa, 95406 or your favorite charity. "We love you, Mom. Thank you."
Mary Alice Broyles Long time Resident of Redwood City Mary is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey Varnell and Jerry Varnell; her husband, Robert Broyles; and step children, Rita Matthews, Judy Adams, and Rod Broyles. Mary was born on October 23, 1930 in Los Angeles, California to Jack and Dymple Perkins. She was a loving mother and wife with a passion for travel and the social life. As an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 60 years she served in many capacities including president. Mary also had her real estate license and was a sales associate for Jones and Associates. She died peacefully at home with her sons at her side on Thursday, December 2nd at the age of 80. Family and friends may visit on Thursday, December 16, 2010 after 5:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Rd., Redwood City. Mary will be laid to rest on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto. A celebration of life will follow afterward. Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel (650) 369-4103
MARY C. LAMB MAY 18, 1921 - NOV 6, 2010 Mary Lamb was born Mary Margaret Crane in Ontario, Oregon, to Pearl Crane, a farmer, and Anna Crane. Her family moved to Paola, Kansas where Mary grew up. After graduating from Paola High School, Mary moved to Long Beach, California with friends from Paola to work in an airplane assembly plant for the war effort. During the war, she married Robert Poteet, also of Paola, and was widowed shortly thereafter. After the war, she moved to Berkeley, California, and standing in the registration line at Cal, met Jack Lamb. He was smitten and entertained her for hours as they waited in line. They married in 1947 in Kansas, on their way to Harvard Law School, where Mary supported them, working as a legal secretary in Boston. They settled in Modesto in 1955, working together to establish a successful law practice and then a farming enterprise. She took a degree from Stanislaus State College in 1975 with a major in Chinese History. She was a strong woman who recreated her life with grace and composure many times, as circumstances demanded. Among her many endeavors she was a professional wrestling promoter, farm manager, hay saleswoman, bookkeeper, excellent cook, and avid student of current politics. She is remembered by her business acquaintances for her friendly competence; by her friends for her hospitality and devotion; and by all for her love, strength and dedication to our family. Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Jack B. Lamb, her brothers Roy Crane and Wilson Crane, and her parents. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Lamb of Berkeley, California and her son Dan Lamb of Turlock; grand- children Anna, James and Geoffrey Lamb. Memorial service will be held at Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road, Hughson, California on Monday December 20, 2010 at 4 pm. The family requests that remembrances, in lieu of flowers, be made to a public school of the donor's choice.
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Mary F. Hernandez, born in Moorpark on Dec. 22, 1935, has now gone on to be with her lord. She passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2010, completely surrounded by family., In her professional life she was a nurse at St Johns Hospital, where she retired after 28 years of service and after gaining the respect of patients and co-workers alike due to her hard work and loving bedside manner., But her most important job of all was also a most beautiful gift to us, her family. She was the Matriarch of our family and the glue that brought us and kept us together. She always treated everyone alike- you were loved equally no matter what you had done, present or past, good or bad. She always had her arms, her heart and her home wide open to welcome you in. She cherished life, time spent camping with her family, tending to her meticulous garden and laughing with all. We will all miss her quick wit, her laugh and her smile., Mary was a loving, accepting, hard-working and strong woman that brought inspiration to all she came in contact with. She was the cornerstone of our family and her reach was tremendous. She will be missed by so many family and friends. Words cannot express how fortunate we feel to have had her in our lives and although we will miss her terribly, we can take solace in that she will no longer feel pain. She will live on in our actions as we remember all of the life lessons she taught us and as we strive to live up to the person of high integrity that she always proved to be., She is survived by her daughters, Judy Garcia, (Robert), and Joanne Hernandez; and her sons, Jesse, Daniel and Raymond Hernandez Jr. (Sandra); her sisters, Vina Rodriguez from Fresno and Nancy Lyons from Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Johnny Fuentes from Oxnard; and 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 20 nieces and nephews, 43 great-nieces and nephews and many great-great-grandchildren, extended family and friends., She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Ray Hernandez; her sister, Carmen Tafoya; and her brothers, David, Raymond and Daniel Fuentes., Visitation is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec, 10, with an evening prayer service at 7 p.m., at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C Street, Oxnard. A chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, also at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, Oxnard., For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guest book, please visit www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com. Camino del Sol, Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North C St., Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.
Mary Barbara "Bobbie" Leech Resident of Campbell Passed away December 1, 2010 in Carson City, Nevada. A California native, she spent most of her life in the Campbell area where she met and married her husband Ralph and raised their two sons. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Ralph and her sister Betty Kendall. She is survived by, and will be greatly missed by her sons Randy (Geneva) and Brian (Diane), grandchildren Mary Leech (Simon Klemperer) and Kate Parsons (Ryan) and great-grand children, Emma, Sawyer, Shea and Kate, and by step-grandchildren Sherry Woods and Brandon Fisher, and step great-grandchildren Isiah, Micah and Alicia. Private services and inurnment December 14, 2010 at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family in remembrance of Barbara Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at 741 Margaret Lane, Campbell, CA.
MARY LETITIA TOBY'' CHADDICK REED MAR 24, 1919 - DEC 7, 2010 Mary Letitia Toby'' Chaddick Reed passed away peacefully on December 7, 2010 in Modesto, California, after a brief illness. Toby was born in Plano, Texas, to Hugh and Ruby Gregory Chaddick. On both sides, her family were original Plano settlers, and Toby always considered Plano her true home. Toby lived in Houston, Texas for 40 years, where she attended the Methodist Church and raised her only son, James. She was vivacious and beautiful; she never knew a stranger. Always a Texan at heart, she loved country music, square dancing, and the Dallas Cowboys; she also loved to fish and garden and write letters. She made the best banana cream pie and she was always, always singing. Toby loved nothing more than family, and had lived in Modesto for 17 years to be near James and his family. She was a wonderful grandmother and a devoted mother. Her love of life and her laughter will be sorely missed. Mary is survived by her son, James Bruce Reed II, daughter-in-law Christina Ann Patton Reed, and grandson James Bruce ''Trey'' Reed III (Tyler Winterholler), all of Modesto, California, and granddaughter Kimberlee Michele Reed White (Jonathan White), of Sonora, California. She is also survived by her sister Lillian Mae Chaddick Meeks (Fred Meeks), of Colorado, sister-in-law Dorothy Chaddick, of Plano, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and two brothers. She was the widow of James Bruce Reed, Lawrence Buster'' Bailey, and Jasper Jack'' Haley. Visitation will be at Dicky Ted Funeral Home, 2128 18th Street, Plano, Texas, Thursday, December 16, at 10:00 am, with funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. Donations in remembrance of Mary may be made to Alexander Cohen Hospice House (209)578-6380, hospice, , or to Gallo Center for the Arts (209)338-5031,
Mary Liberto Harnish was born July 22, 1909 in Los Angeles, Calif. Her parents came over from Italy, they married and proceeded to have eight daughters and one son. She is survived by her sister, Madaline, who is 104 years old. Mary is also survived by her daughter, Rose Marie Polito; her son-in-law, Tony Mascarin; her grandsons, Joseph Ronald Polito (wife Judi) and Christopher Mascarin; her granddaughters, Jennifer Gaulke (husband Paul), and Marya Kosowski (husband Nick). She has six great-grandchildren, Josselyn, Mackenzie, Mikella, Nicky, Cole and Brody. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan Mascarin and her son-in-law, Joe Polito. Her life was one big party. Her zest for life was absolutely what kept her alive for so long. Mary was an active member and Senior Regent of the Moose Lodge for many years. She along with her sisters and brother would feed several hundred people spagetti with meatballs and garlic bread. And in those days, everything was made from scratch. No such thing as frozen meatballs! She moved to Palm Springs to be near her daughter (Roe) at age 91 to pursue her life long ambitions, which were gambling, poker and martinis....She proceeded to make many friends and enjoyed our Cathedral Canyon Country Club. She loved her Bingo on Wednesday nights. We celebrated her 101st birthday luncheon at the club. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. We would like to thank her many friends who were always there for us. Also, many thanks to Hospice; they were fabulous. A special thank you to Graciella Vargas to whom we are most grateful for her wonderful care. She started out as a caregiver and then became her Best Friend. Muchas Gracias! Private services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Calif.
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 also very special to and loved by her son-in-law, Mark Biggi; and her granddaughter's fianc\é, Jonathan Smiley., Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bob; and siblings, Julie Cianciarulo, Miles Cronin and Michael Cronin., 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 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vacaville, 1781 Marshall Road., 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 .,
GENDRON, Mary S. June 15, 1924-December 8, 2010 Mary S. Gendron of Pasadena, CA passed away peacefully on December 8, 2010, surrounded by her family. Mary was born in Portland, OR to Florence and Cora Sullivan. She graduated from Marylhust College with a degree in Medical Technology. She married Lt. Cmdr John W. Gendron, USN in 1945 and was the loving mother of John (Sacramento, CA), Robert (Indiana, PA), and David (Colorado Springs, CO). Mary's love for her family was reflected in her activities with the St. Rita's Guild, the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, and various activities associated with her husband's employment with Getty and Richfield Oil Corporations and ARCO. Mary traveled extensively and enjoyed reading and gardening. She especially enjoyed spending time with her sons, daughter-in-law, Lani, and grandchildren Scott (Detroit, MI), Kristen (Washington DC) and Jack (USAFA). She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mary's name to: St. Mary's High School, 2501 E. Yampa St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907, (719) 635-7540. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena
Beloved wife, mother, "Toots," great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend, left this life on December 4, 2010 to be at peace after a long illness. She was born on April 20, 1936, to Mary Wanda and Robert Drury in Eugene, Oregon. Marylan is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 54 years, Ron Uchytil. They were married on September 2, 1956, at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa. They raised their four children: Rhonda Darrow (Dennis) of Santa Rosa, Rick Uchytil of Santa Rosa, Randy Uchytil of Honolulu, Hawaii; and preceded in death by Russell Uchytil (Pam Uchytil-Velasquez) of Windsor. Marylan loved babysitting and was so proud of her grandchildren: Alyssa Jones (Brent) of San Diego, Jessica Uchytil of Santa Rosa, Breanna Uchytil-Moore (Ian) of San Jose, Ryan Darrow (Dianna) of San Diego, Courtney Uchytil of Chicago, Illinois, Shannon Uchytil (fiancé J.P.) of Windsor, Malia Uchytil of Santa Rosa, Zachary Uchytil of Windsor, and Caitlin Velasquez of Windsor. Her latest pride-and-joys were her three great granddaughters: Ava Carlee Gustafson of Santa Rosa, Isabella Ryann Jones and Kiersten Elizabeth Jones of San Diego. She is survived by her loving sister, Melva Donohoe (Bill Gray), of Wallport, Oregon; and three nephews: Rob, Rollan and Regan Cummins and their families of Oregon. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Dorie Uchytil, of Dublin; and three nephews: Scott Uchytil and his family of Virginia, Brian Uchytil and his family of Dublin, and Mike Uchytil and his family of Livermore. She will always be remembered by her family and life-time friends as a talented cook, baker and seamstress. Her greatest joy was entertaining with all her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life Saturday, December 18, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Avenue Santa Rosa. In Marylan's memory, make donations to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital,, or a hospice of your choice. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
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Lopez, Mathilde Goy March 16,1906 - December 2, 2010 Mathilde Isabel Goy Lopez, born March 16, 1906, passed away December 2, 2010. She will be laid to rest between her husband, Alfred, who passed in 1956 and their son, Arnold, who died in 1946. Her legacy passes to her two daughters, Henrietta Knapp Lian and Jeanette Phillips, six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Mathilde was a loving wife and mother who dedicated herself to raising and educating her children and tending to her large extended family and friends. As a child, Mathilde and her pioneer family lived in the Arizona Territory before it became a State. Her parents would drive across the open desert between the mining town of Superior and Phoenix to visit their children at St. Mary's convent boarding school. They had to replace all of their tires after every trip. The family also lived in California and would journey from Yuma across wooden-planked roads to spend summers on the canal in Venice. To avoid the desert heat, they would stop for water at Palm Springs and for berry pie from Mrs. Knott. When traveling farther north they would often cross San Francisco Bay by ferry. Mathilde was baptized at the Old Plaza Church in Los Angeles. As an active PTA member, Mathilde was a driving force in the original student visits to Saturday morning rehearsals of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. She loved to read and was also a volunteer librarian at her local library. Among the last books she was able to read were the two-volume Lewis and Clarke Expedition. She had a passion for travel, visiting Europe, Mexico and Hawaii several times, as well as the Middle East and China. We are grateful our mother reached a wonderful and remarkable age, able to live independently at her home in Laguna Woods, CA until her final year. Her funeral Mass will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. December 15, 2010. Please pray for the repose of her soul.
Maxine Clayton Burlington, 92, lifelong resident of Kings County, passed away Dec. 4, 2010, following a brief illness., Maxine was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Dr. William Joseph Burlington., She is survived by her two children, Gwen Zimmerman of Salinas and Bill Burlington of Raleigh, North Carolina; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., Maxine loved Hanford, often stating she couldn't think of anywhere else she would like to live., Maxine and Bill were blessed by many lifelong friends and fond memories during their lives together., A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date., Remembrances may be sent to the .
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Milagros Frazier Rodrigues died on Dec. 2, 2010, surrounded by her loved ones., She spent most of her life in Pacifica, Calif., in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s as an entrepreneur., She is survived by her husband, John Rodrigues., A visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Chapel By The Sea Funeral Home, 801 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica, Calif. Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Pacifica, Calif., and her final interment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif., will follow.,
MORRIS BERNE FEUERSTEIN OCT 12, 1976 - DEC 5, 2010 Morris B. Feuerstein of Shoal Water, WA, passed away on Sun, Dec 5 at 34. Morris was born in Lodi on Oct 12, 1976 to Sharon & Morris Feuerstein. His two beautiful girls were the light of his life. Morris was preceded in death by his father in Mar 06, and is survived by his girls Annelise Thomsen and Emma Feuerstein; mother Sharon Moran of Burson; and sister Stephanie Peterson, her husband Don, and their four children of Linden. Services will be held Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 1:00PM at the LDS Church at the corner of Fine Rd and Floyd Ave in Modesto. Visitation will be held Tues, Dec 14, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Eaton Family Funeral Home, 513 12th St, Modesto and one hour before the service.
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CHRISTENSEN, NADINE J. Dec. 17, 1923 to August 23, 2010 Born in Oakdale, Nebraska, Nadine moved to San Diego in 1951. Preceded in death by daughter June Marie and brother Ervin "Bud" Shirreffs. She is survived by son David and daughter Diann Nephew (Dan) of San Diego, sister Iola Stout of Nebraska. www.mem.com
CHAFFIN NOLA MAE May 6, 1921 to October 30, 2010 Nola Mae (Hypse) Chaffin was born in 1921 in Spencer, Nebraska. She was the second of four daughters born to Tena and Edgar Hypse. Nola was a veteran of World War II, where she served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps. After the war she moved to Los Angeles, where she met her future husband and the love of her life, Ray Chaffin, at a church dance. They were married after a whirlwind romance, and lived happily together for sixty years. Nola is survived by her three children, Carol Limbach, Robert Chaffin and Sally Montiano, and seven grandchildren, Joshua Pennington, Elizabeth and Katherine Limbach, Natalie and Cade Chaffin, and Lucia and Olivia Montiano. Nola was a kind, loving and attentive wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a loyal friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Nola passed away on October 30, at Silver Oak in Vista. She was lovingly attended by her family, caregivers and Hospice, and died peacefully and with great dignity. She is at peace in the Lord, who was her strength. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on December 16th at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.
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Nancy Lee Chaney Resident of Sunnyvale at rest in Mountain View December 9, 2010. Sister of Bonnie Wiebrecht of Sunnyvale and Betty Dawson of Maryland. Born November 2,1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Age 84. Friends are invited to attend graveside services at 11:00 AM, Monday, December 13, 2010 at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. Spangler Mortuary, Sunnyvale (408-736-6294) is entrusted with arrangements.
Nelly Emma Plaat went to meet her maker on Dec. 7, 2010 as a result of complications from surgery., She was born in Palabuan Ratu, Java, Indonesia. She grew up in Palabuan Ratu and later attended school in Soekaboemi. She married Leendert M. Plaat in 1944 and together they raised six children, traveling frequently between Indonesia and the Netherlands. In 1958 the family moved to the Netherlands for two years while waiting for immigration papers to the United States. In 1960, the family settled in Camarillo and for the following 50 years Nelly moved with her family throughout several cities in Southern California., She was preceded in death by her husband, Leendert, and her son, Cornelius., Her surviving family are her daughters, Helene Alting Siberg, Jeanette Shumacher (Don), Margaretha Plaat (Tom), Hilda Quackenbush (John); her son, Leendert (Lida); and daughter-in-law Judy; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren., Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 in the Chapel of the Hills, located in the main building at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. A service of remembrance will begin at 11 a.m., with interment in the park to follow., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012; 482-1959. Please visit our website at www.conejomountain.com.
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Nancy Marie Neuharth, 93 ESCONDIDO -- Nancy Marie (Hutchinson) Neuharth passed away Saturday, December 4, 2010. She was born October 28, 1917 in Palisade, .....
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Kenneth Edward Noia Dec. 4, 1949 - Dec. 9, 2010 Resident of Fremont Ken passed quietly on December 9, 2010 with family and friends .....
ARASE, Noriko Age 81, passed away on December 9, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Shingo; children, Nancy (Stephen) Strong and Samuel (Diana) Arase; grandchildren, Blaine and Desiree Strong, and Krista and Ashley Arase. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial service will be held on Friday, December 17, 1:00 P.M. at Mission Valley Free Methodist Church, 1201 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel. The family kindly requests no flowers. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441
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Luellen "Bachman" Norris, 88 OCEANSIDE -- Luellen "Bachman" Norris went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 6, 2010 in Oceanside, .....
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CABRERA -- Richard Lozada Cabrera, 73, of Madera died Dec. 1. He was a farmer for 45 years. Private services. Arrangements: Smith Manor Grace Chapel.
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Donald H. Christiansen, 83, a floral designer who was a founding member of the Davis Flower Arrangers, died Nov. 24 of a rare blood disorder. He was a 48-year resident of Davis.
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Dr. Paul Hjertaas Stavig, 85, a retired Air Force colonel and an obstetrician and gynecologist who provided care to first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, died Nov. 24 after a brief illness. He had lived since 1989 in Nevada County.
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Dr. Roger C. Daniels, 95, a longtime Sacramento physician and an avid horseman, died Nov. 25 of complications related to old age.
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Eleanor Mae Olesen Resident of San Leandro Born 06/12/1937 completed her earthly tasks on 12/08/10. In her absence the torch of service has been .....
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Opal Fae Boen, 89, of Hanford, California passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Hanford, California. She was a homemaker., Opal was born in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma on September 9, 1921 to William and Oler Brackett. She married Raymond Boen in Oklahoma on August 31, 1931. They moved to California and in 1949 they moved to Hanford, California. Opal enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking, canning, baking, quilting, sewing and she volunteered many hours at Hacienda Health Care as a hairdresser. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and also volunteered many hours there., She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 1974 and by her daughter, Dorothy Jean Foreman on June 4, 1990., Opal leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Leroy Boen and wife Mary Jo of Washington, Ron Boen of Hanford, CA and Alvin Boen and wife, Penny of Visalia; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family., A very special thanks to her niece, Julie Brackett for her love and care to Opal., Visitation will be held at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St. Hanford, CA on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 4 - 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Hanford District Cemetery., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty, Hanford, CA (559) 584-5591.
On Sunday, Oskar Huber, 77, and his wife were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
COHEN, PAUL FREDERIC Dec. 29, 1944 - Aug. 12, 2000 Beloved Nephew . Brilliant Star Magnificent Soul Too soon taken from here to eternity
CALTAGIRONE, PETE Pete Caltagirone, of La Mesa, and longtime San Diegan, died on December 3, 2010, at age 101. Beloved husband, Father, and Grandfather, and Great-Grand-father. Peter was born September 13,1909 in Saratoga, NY. In 1940 he married Lena Caronna and moved to San Diego. He worked for Convair Aircraft Corp. for 20 years. Also Rohr Aircraft for an additional 10 years. At 65, he worked at the Sports Arena and Jack Murphy Stadium as an usher. Also at Del Mar Race Track and fair grounds that lasted 25 years. He retired at age 90. Pete loved music and ballroom dancing, which he and his wife enjoyed and became members of the 30-40 Dance Club. He was also a member of the, #1812 and Convair Alumni Club. Pete and his wife Lena traveled and did cruise ship trips often. He was married to Lena for 70 years. He is survived by his wife Lena, daughters, Marian Herron and Carole Gancitano. He had five grandchildren, Chris, Dane, Lisa, Vito and Gina, and eight great-grandchildren. Service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, 4470 Hilltop Dr., San Diego, 92102, followed by the Interment. All family and friends are invited to attend. Flowers are appreciated. Contributions can be made to Doheny Eye Institute 1450 San Pablo St. DEI-3050, Los Angeles, CA 90033-4697.
PRISCILLA THOMAS 1927-2010 On November 29, 2010, Priscilla Thomas went home to the Lord. Born in Redlands in 1927 to Anna and Frederick Palmtag. She is survived by her sister, Fredricka Smith; and many nieces and nephews. She resided in San Bernardino, Calif. until 1999 when she moved to San Clemente. Priscilla was a Lay Minister for New Hope at the Crystal Cathedral for 28 years. She retired from the San Bernardino Water Co. after 37 years of service. Her greatest joy in life were her bare root roses, which she started in Redlands and transplanted to San Clemente. Services will be held on Dec. 15th at 11:30 A.M. at Forest Lawn in Covina. Viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Pamela Nunotani Donahoe 1948-2010 ; age 62 passed away peacefully December 9, 2010. Beloved wife of Clarence "Sean" Donahoe III for 40 years; devoted daughter of Katherine and Wallace Nunotani; loving mother of Tracy Donahoe-Lim (Kenneth Lim), Kimberly & Erin Donahoe; adoring grandmother of Jake Lim; dear sister of Karen Kern, Marsha Nunotani & Daniel Nunotani. Pam graduated from George Washington High School (Class of '66), as the valedictorian earning the O.I. Schmaelzle Award for academic excellence. While a student at UC Berkeley (Class of '70), she was crowned a princess in the first Cherry Blossom Parade and fell in love with her future husband. Her involvement with the Japanese community continued throughout her life. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Memorial gathering will be held Sunday, December 19th between 1-3pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. In lieu of flowers and koden, donations can be made in her honor to Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California and Kimochi, Inc.
Pamela Joan Legan passed away at her home in Bakersfield, Calif. on Dec2, 2010. Pam was born in Ventura, Calif. on Sept. 11, 1941 to George and June Bowker of Santa Paula. She was a Ventura County resident for 61 years and recently had moved to Bakersfield., Pam was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Michael V. Legan of Fillmore and also her great-grandson Severiano of Santa Paula., Pam leaves behind her children Michael B. and Sandi of Santa Paula, Douglas of Fillmore, Kim and Manuel Chavez of Bakersfield and Garrett of Vernal, Utah. Also included are her grandchildren Brooke, Megan, Heather, Brittany, Lexxie, Jorden, Justin, Bryan, and Alec. Great-grandchildren Kristen, Anisa, Haeden, Anthony and Andrew. She also leaves behind her dear friend John Beauregard of Bakersfield., Mom/Grandma was a very loving caring and caressing person and will be dearly missed by all of us, and in our hearts she will always be! We would like to thank everybody for their love and support, it will not be forgotten., Memorial pending at this time.
Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Patricia Louise Callahan Age 49, died peacefully at home in Oakland among family members on December 2, 2010, after a short but valiant bout with brain cancer. Trisha is survived by her devoted parents, Jim and Margaret Callahan, and her loving siblings Claire, Kathleen, James, John, Michael, Mary Ellen and Matthew. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Bob Goodman and Andreas Neyer, sisters-in-law Nancy Callahan and Rhys Cheung, nieces Rebekah Callahan Goodman, Sarah Callahan Stanley and Aoibheann Cheung Callahan, nephews Christoph Neyer and Joey Callahan, uncle Tom Bendorf and aunt Patricia Carroll, cousins Heidi Bendorf and Sally MacLaughlin and 18 other first cousins. She also leaves many, many friends behind. Her devoted companion Bob the dog preceded her in death in August. She grew up in Piedmont and attended Piedmont High School. Her college degrees included BA in German from SF State University, MA in German Linguistics from, , and MA in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica. Before her illness she had nearly completed a master's degree in Music Education at Holy Names University and CSU East Bay. During her lifetime Trisha visited many points around the globe. She spent time living in Sweden, in England and in Austin, Texas. She worked as a translator and textbook writer, a business analyst, and a massage therapist, and in recent years worked in the family business as a technician at Callahan Piano Service in Alameda, where she was featured in the documentary film "Miracle in a Box". An accomplished musician, she performed throughout her life with numerous choral groups, including the Oakland Youth Chorus, The California Bach Society, Coro Hispano, San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir and the Malmo Kammer Kor. She also played the oboe and the clarinet. Trisha was a proficient unicyclist and juggler, a skilled improviser, and an unforgettable character. A vast debt of gratitude is owed to John and Nancy Callahan, with whom Trisha lived during the final months of her life. Their patient, selfless care and devotion made it possible for her to experience many moments of joy and laughter in her final months. Good-bye, Trisha. To know you was to love you. A musical celebration of Trisha's life is planned for January 29. For information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations in Trisha's memory may be made to the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, 1100 Peninsula Blvd, Hewlett, NY 11557.
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Peter Foitzik Resident of Redwood City Aug. 17, 1943-Dec. 4, 2010 Peter Foitzik passed away suddenly Dec. 4, due to a heart attack. He was born in Giessen, Germany and came to the United States in 1977, when he married Kathy De Vos in 1979. Peter was an avid fisherman, loved the 49'ers and the Giants. Most of all he loved his family and his friends. He was the rock of the family. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Foitzik; son, Sascha Foitzik; daughter, Darla De Vos-Rodriguez; and son-in-law, Darren Rodriguez; also his father, Kurt Fieler. The family is not having a service, due to Peter's request; so in lieu of flowers his favorite donations would be to the Veterans or the SPCA. Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel (650) 369-4103.
Petra S. Zepeda, 81, of Ventura passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 8, 2010 surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 18, 1928 in Oxnard., Petra is preceded in death by her father, Gumercindo Zepeda, and her sister, Clara Montes. She is survived by her sisters, Remedios Zepeda and Nellie Sotelo; brother, Ted Zepeda and the Montes, Sotelo and Zepeda families., A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12 at Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13 at Santa Clara Church, Oxnard with burial to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard., Petra has been entrusted to the care of family owned Reardon Funeral Home, Oxnard.
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Bernhard "Buck" Pfefferkorn, MRCS, USN 04/11/1930 ~ 12/09/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Buck was born to Sophie and Jesse Pfefferkorn in Brooklyn, N.Y. He met the .....
Phil Lilienthal died on December 1st, 2010 at the Healdsburg Hospital three months before his 85th birthday. He was the son of Philip and Ruth Haas Lilienthal and raised in Hillsborough, CA. He attended Menlo School and Santa Catalina School for Boys and joined the US Army Air Corps in 1943. After the war ended he attended UC Davis and later managed California Delta Farms, a family enterprise, flying his plane from Napa to Stockton on a daily commute. He married Ruth Liebes and had two daughters, Marjorie Ornales of Dallas and Judy Leaske of San Carlos. He married Marjorie Huguet in 1965 and they raised their four children in Atherton, Victoria of San Francisco, Kathryn Inkster who lives in Singapore, Maggie MacNab of Santa Rosa and John who is currently serving with the US Army in Afghanistan. Phil also leaves 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In 1986 he and Marjorie moved to Healdsburg and created a home in the Alexander Valley. There they were introduced to fly-fishing and traveled widely to fish. Phil also has deep roots in California and loved to drive all over the state. "We are making great time, but we are lost" was a family joke. He explored adventurously, told vivid stories, and was especially tender towards animals. "Mr. L" was beloved in the neighborhood where he raised his children as the father who rescued kids from trees, had a nickname for everyone, and piled the gang in the back of his old Chevy truck for a trip to the ice cream parlor on summer afternoons. He lived with a soft sensitivity to individual vulnerabilities. To family, friends, and those who knew Phil around town, at the bakery, grocery store, and other favorite stops, he was funny and warm. To the broader community, he was philanthropic and gave generously to the Boy Scouts of America and local community organizations. He also served on the Boards of Trustees for both Castilleja School (Palo Alto) and Sacred Heart School (Menlo Park). The Lilienthals will have a Memorial for Phil at their home on December 19th at 2:00 p.m. for family and friends. They also wish to express their gratitude to the Healdsburg Hospital and to Paul Marguglio for the wonderful care that Phil received. They would like any gifts in his memory to go to the Healdsburg District Hospital Foundation.
Passed away peacefully on December 3, 2010. Born in San Francisco, February 23, 1926. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Melvin A. Fritze. Beloved mother of Linda Walther (Rick), and Jim Fritze; adored grandmother of Leanne Dyer (David); proud great grandmother to Ryan and Andrew Dyer; and loving sister to Jean Russell of Lake San Marcos. She was a life long fan of the Forty Niners, the SF Giants and was ecstatic when the Giants won the World Series. At Phyllis' request, no formal services will be held. She had said on her last days, "No crying, let's go out laughing". Her family and friends will miss her terribly, but know that she is now in a better place. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the , 657 Mission St. #603, SF, CA 94105-4120, or to the charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
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Vito "Bill" Promesso, 70 ESCONDIDO -- Vito "Bill" Promesso passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010. He was born May 28, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. .....
R. Dale Libby, 94, of Hanford, California passed away on Friday, December 3, 2010 in Hanford, California., Dale was born in Colville, Washington on May 4, 1916 to Ralph and Cary Libby, one of nine children. He was raised and educated in various areas of the United States and Canada, graduating from high school in 1934 in Canada. Dale attended college at Walla Walla College in Washington and began his schooling for dentistry in Oregon. In 1940 he married Martha Ilene Gaspar in Massachusetts. Dale took a break from dental school to help put his brother, John through school. He returned to college and was soon drafted into the United States Army, serving from 1942 - 1945 in San Francisco while attending classes. He graduated from P&S College in San Francisco in 1945 with his degree in Dentistry. Dale and Martha moved to Bishop in 1946 where he started his practice. From 1950 - 1954 Dale served a second term with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict at Ft Leonardwood, Missouri as a surgeon. He went back to school in San Francisco to get his masters in oral surgery. The family moved to Hanford in 1957. After 40 years of practice, Dale retired in 1985. He was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hanford and lived his life each day for the Lord. Dale enjoyed woodworking and was very creative. He enjoyed times spent at the family ranch, working in the walnuts and then in later years picking up walnuts and supplying his family with shelled nuts. Dale was a joyful worker in all aspects of his life. He had a positive attitude and did all things with gusto. Dale enjoyed going to the cabin in Yosemite and marveled at God's creation. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him., Dale leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Martha of Hanford; three children, Judy Beeler and husband, Hal of Laton, Daryl and wife, Gwen of Hanford, and Richard Libby of Hanford; one brother, Kenneth Rowland of Sedro Wooley, WA and one sister, Ruth Gowings of Bellingham, WA; five grandchildren, Shelly Armstrong, Joel Libby, Jennifer Hesse, Loren Libby and Ryan Libby; and two great-grandchildren, Tanner Armstrong and Levi Libby., Memorial services will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 900 N. Redington Street in Hanford on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 4 p.m., Remembrances may be made to Kings Crusaders Pathfinder Club, P.O. Box 397, Armona, CA 93202., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
EGGERS, RAYMOND LEE Raymond Lee Eggers passed away December 1, 2010 at age 92. Lee was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1918. He moved to Colton, California, as a child. Educated in the Colton schools, he moved to San Diego in 1939. He was married to Martha Sieglar in 1940. During World War II, he was a draftsman and worked on subassemblies of the B-24 bomber at Consolidated Aircraft. After the war, he studied architecture and began his career with architect, Sam Hamill. He received his architecture license in 1951 and opened his own office in La Mesa, California. Over the years he designed schools, hospitals and churches, many of which are still in service to their communities. In 1958, he was elected president of the San Diego chapter of AIA. In his later years, he worked for Trepte Construction Company, where he continued to practice and design until two months ago. Projects with Trepte included work on significant buildings at North Island Naval Air Station, as well as work on Trepte's portfolio of real estate projects. He was the longest practicing architect in San Diego and was honored with the title of Architect Emeritus this year by the San Diego chapter of AIA. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Martha. In April, Martha and Lee celebrated their 70th anniversary with four generations of their family surrounding them. Their love and commitment to one another, as well as to their family and friends, will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew them. In addition, Lee is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Leland) Barrett and Dail (Richard) Hartnack and his beloved grandchildren, Kathleen (David), Eric (Corey), and Brian (Larna). He also leaves behind five great-grandchildren, Will, Jack, Daley, Holly and Henry, along with his brothers, Raymond Holt and Jack Eggers. In addition to his architecture practice, Lee had a life long interest in science and aviation. He was a beloved husband, grandfather, father-in-law and most of all, Dad.
BARRETT Jr., RICHARD "RICK" C. Richard "Rick" C. Barrett Jr. passed away peacefully after a very long illness on December 6, 2010. He was born in Los Angeles to Barbara and Richard Barrett on December 4, 1939. Rick attended El Rodeo School, spent two years at Beverly Hills High School and graduated from the Chadwick School. After high school, he enlisted in the Coast Guard and served 6 months on active duty followed by 7 1/2 years in the reserves. In 1958, Rick enrolled in the school of his childhood dreams, The University of Southern California. While at USC, he joined the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity making life long friends that gave him great joy throughout his entire life. Rick's license plate confirmed he was a true "SC Nut." Following graduation from USC in 1962 he married Marilee Singer and started his business career as a stock broker in Palm Springs. While there they had three daughters and again made more friends for life. That was Rick's way. He made many friends all through his life and stayed in touch with them for the rest of his years. In 1963, while in Palm Springs, Rick founded the Trojan Club of the Desert. He moved to San Diego with his family in 1974. After settling in San Diego and continuing his career as a stock broker, Rick co-founded the Trojan Club of San Diego. He began serving on the board of Congregation Beth Israel and in 1984 became President, serving two years. He was a Master Mason. Rick served on the Board of The Crew Classic, served two years as President and with Jane Fetter started what has become the Annual Crew Classic Brunch by the Bay. In 1984, he married Donna Landon who has two children Laura and Bill. Rick went on to serve on the Board of The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and served on the Holiday Bowl Committee eventually becoming a life member. In 2002, Rick and Sue Raffee became partners and on September 28, 2008 they were married. She has two daughters, Kim and Kay. Five days before they were to be married, Rick was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and thus began his long illness. Rick is survived by his wife, Sue, mother, Barbara Barrett, sister, Virginia Clements, daughters Laurie Biros (Mike), Julie Parker (Jim), and Amanda Brooks (Aaron), four step-child-ren and spouses, four grandchildren and seven step-grand-children. Rick's smile will live on forever. Services have been held, but there will be a Celebration of Rick's Life on Tuesday, December 14th, at the Catamaran Hotel from 4:00 to 7:30 PM. The family is grateful to all the Doctors at Scripps Clinic and Green Hospital that cared so diligently for Rick and to the wonderful caregivers and Hospice teams that helped him to the very end of his life. Contributions may be made to the Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute, USC, Alpha Project for the Homeless, The San Diego Crew Classic or the charity of your choice.
CORNELIUS, RICHARD August 12, 1932 to Nov. 6, 2010 Richard was born in 1932 in Amarillo, Texas. Following high school graduation, he enlisted in the, and served three years. In the '50s, he moved to the San Diego area where he lived and worked for over 50 years. He was a well known member of the El Cajon community for the past 30 years. He was predeceased by two adult sons, Richard leaves many friends to lament his passing, including his "self-adopted daughter", Patsy Balfe of El Cajon. Richard will be missed by all who knew and cared for him. A celebration of life for Richard will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the El Cajon Grand, 351 W. Main Street, El Cajon.
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BAYLOR, ROSE MARIE Beloved mother and grandmother, Rose Marie Baylor, 76, passed away October 23, 2010, surrounded by her family. Rose Marie is preceded in death by her husband James Baylor and her son Bruce. She will be sadly missed by her surviving family: daughters Cindy Fitch and Benita Baylor, her grandsons Randy and Daniel Fitch and her great-grandson Carlos Fitch. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Thursday, December 16th, at 10:00 a.m.
Garabedian, Ralph September 10, 1925 - December 6, 2010 Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Services - Mon. Dec. 13, 2010 Church of the Hills - 12:30 pm.
Randolph Armando Contreras of Oxnard passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 6, 2010. Many knew him as Cordie, he served his country and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army., Randolph had a very good sense of humor and liked telling jokes and hanging out at the Oxnard Wilson Center with his friends. He also liked going to the Oxnard Public Library where he would read books for hours. He loved watching old movies at home and most of all going to have lunch on Friday's with his God daughter, Patricia Guerra., He is preceded in death by his father, Catalino Contreras; mother Amparo Brown Contreras; brother, Gilbert Contreras and Alfred Contreras., He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Ramirez and grandchildren from Chatsworth; sister, Susie Contreras from San Jose; brother, Romie Contreras of Oxnard; grandchildren, Emilio, Elva, Manuel, Jackie, and Crystal; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews., The family would like to thank Roze Room Hospice of Ventura County and Glenwood Care Center for their help and support. May God bless you Nino! Thank you for being a part of my life and may you rest in peace always. Love! Your God daughter, Patricia Guerra., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" Street. Oxnard, California. For further information please call 486-9148.
Ray Lommatzsch, 83, of Vacaville, passed away in Vacaville after a brief illness on Saturday, Dec. 4., He was born in St. Paul, Minn., on June 21, 1927., Ray was the owner of a heating and air conditioning company for 30 years from 1960 to 1990., He is survived by his wife of 53 years, LaRena Lommatzsch; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Luis Romero; son, Michael Lommatzsch; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Max Lindley; and three grandchildren, Thomas Romero, Daniel Romero and Adriana Romero., He was preceded in death by his parents, Reinhold and Rose Lommatzsch; and daughter, Elizabeth Lommatzsch., Per his request, a memorial service will be held at a later date., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Francis High School Elizabeth Lommatzsch Memorial, 1885 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040-4098., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Rebecca Roberts Cohen May 11, 1958 - Nov. 18, 2010 Rebecca Roberts Cohen, a lifelong Berkeley resident and physical education teacher, died peacefully at her home on November 18 after a three-year battle with uterine cancer. She taught physical education at Berkeley's Berkwood Hedge School for 22 years, and adaptive physical education for the Mount Diablo Unified School District for five. In addition to teaching, Roberts Cohen created Sesame Chew Crispies, one of the first organic energy bars, and was a licensed massage therapist and gifted outdoor athlete. Roberts Cohen is survived by her mother, Janet Roberts of Berkeley; father, Harry Roberts of Berkeley; two brothers, Carl Roberts of Portland and Norman Roberts of New York City; a daughter, Abigail Cohen; step daughter, Isabel Cohen of Oakland; and husband, Steven Cohen. Donations may be made to LMSarcoma Direct Research or the donor's choice of charities. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, January 16 from 2-4 pm at Berkwood Hedge School, 1809 Bancroft Way in Berkeley.
Our angel has been called to heaven. Rebecca "Becky" Lee Lindstrom, born January 17, 1990 passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 20 years of age. Becky graduated from Palm Springs High School. She volunteered for many noble causes, including the Coachella Valley Animal Campus, Save-a-Pet program at PetSmart and the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert. Becky aspired to be a pastry chef as she loved to bake. Becky was a loving, caring, young woman, always by your side and ready to offer a helping hand. Her love for her family and friends poured in the form of her big hugs. Her favorite events were family gatherings, holidays and dressing up for her prom. She loved all animals and had several over the years, including her special cats Zadie and Smokey. Becky, as all kids her age, enjoyed shopping at the mall. She enjoyed swimming, playing computer games and she was known as the "Facebook Queen". Poetry was another of her passions and she published many pieces in the Literary Journal at her high school. She certainly had a lust for life and having fun. Becky always commanded attention the moment she walked into a room, until the moment she left. Rebecca is survived by her father Ronald, mother Elizabeth, brother Christopher and sister Denise. She is also survived by both sets of living grandparents, June and Herb Lockwood and grandfather Leon G. Lindstrom, along with several aunts, uncles and cousins, whom she Facebooked with on a regular basis. A memorial service was held for Becky's friends and locals on November 12th, at her Palm Desert Home. Another memorial service will be held in Orange County for family and friends in that area. Dear Rebecca, you left us wonderful memories, your dreams, hopes, laughs and love. Though we cannot see you, you will always be by our side. It is with great love and sadness we say goodbye to our beautiful daughter. We love you very much and you will be deeply missed by everyone whose life you touched.
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Ruth Reed Rhodes (Cates) Jan. 12, 1924 - Oct. 28, 2010 Resident of Hayward Ruth Reed Rhodes, age 86, died on Thursday October 28, .....
Barrett, Richard C. December 4, 1939 - December 6, 2010 Richard (Rick) C. Barrett Jr. passed away peacefully after a long illness on December 6, 2010. He was born in Los Angeles to Barbara and Richard Barrett on December 4, 1939. Rick attended El Rodeo School, spent two years at Beverly Hills High School and graduated from Chadwick School. in 1958 Rick enrolled in the school of his childhood dreams, USC. While there he joined the Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity making life long friends that gave him great joy throughout his life. Rick's license plate confirmed that he was a true "SC NUT". Rick lived in San Diego and is survived by his wife, Sue, mother, Barbara Barrett, sister, Virginia Clements, daughters Laurie Biros(Mike), Julie Parker (Jim), and Amanda Brooks (Aaron), four step children and spouses, four grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. Rick's smile will live on forever. Services have been held, but there will be a Celebration of Rick's Life on Tuesday, December 14th at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego. Contributions May be made to USC, in San Diego to: the Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute, Alpha Project for the Homeless, The SD Crew Classic or the charity of your choice.
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GWAREK, Richard Paul Feb. 25, 1933-Aug. 26, 2010 Funeral Services held Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 8:00 a.m., Forest Lawn Mortuary - Covina Hills.
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William J. Richardson, Sr., PhD. 09/29/1929 ~ 12/05/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., "Bill" was the son of John and Florence,and .....
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Ruben Paul Rios CARLSBAD / VISTA-- Ruben Paul Rios, of Boise, Idaho, passed away, Sunday, November 28th, 2010. Ruben was a beloved son, brother, .....
Robert "Bob" Gogstad, 75, of Vacaville, died on Nov. 26, in Vacaville., He was born on Aug. 20, 1935., Bob was a United States Marine Corps gunnery sergeant., Graveside services are pending.,
Robert Douglas Brandsberg, 82, passed peacefully from this world on Sat., Dec. 4, 2010, in Garner, N.C. Robert was a devout Christian and an unwavering civil servant., Born April 11, 1928, in Butte County, South Dakota, at 17 Robert joined the Marines. Then he completed his education in mathematics and chemistry at the Univ. of Minnesota. From 1957 to 1989, Roberts's outstanding accomplishments in computer science, navigation, radar and space technology, and digital communications contributed significantly to the technological development and defense of our nation., After retiring in October 1989, Robert and his wife Frances sailed their 48-ft ketch south to the Panama Canal and eastward to their final destination of New Bern, N.C., where they lived happily for many years., Roberts passing was in the company of his children, Robert, Jr., and spouse Laura, as they were reading the Psalms and holding hands with the surety of Gods blessings., He is survived by his loving children and their families: Deborah Janiece Brandsberg-Tomasi, Lisa Brandsberg-Livingston, Bruce Brandsberg, Heidi Brandsberg-Frank, Dale Brandsberg, and Robert Brandsberg, Jr., Robin Geiger, Chris Atkiss, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Roberts memory to Brices Church Food Pantry, a food program to help the hungry of New Bern. Memorial Service: Friday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. at Brice's Creek Bible Church, 3998 US Hwy 70, New Bern, NC 28560., Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. [Psalm 100: 1,2]
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Robert Ira Crickmore, 89, passed away in Vacaville, Calif., on Nov. 29, 2010., A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2010, at the Latter-day Saints Chapel, 101 Oakwood Drive, Suisun, Calif.
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RONALD E. BOYER Ron was born April 7, 1950 in Whittier, California and passed away Nov. 22 at his home in Corona after a long battle with cancer. He worked for the Orange County Water District Field Office for 25 years as a landscape supervisor. His sense of humor and strong work ethic made him a valuable employee. He acted as a mentor for many of the men who worked with him. He retired in 2008 and still maintained friendships with "his men". Ron is survived by his wife Lori, sisters Beverly Hearn (Al), Vicky Diehl (Bob) and brother-in-law Tom Bullis; daughter Nicole Blair (Michael), son Wade Gersch, grandsons Gavin & Reegan Blair; nieces Shelly Moreo (Peter), Rebecca Cantrell (Rudell), nephew David Bullis. Great nieces, Hannah and Elle. A celebration of his extraordinary life will be held on Saturday 12/18/2010, 1pm at Pierce Bros. Crestlawn Memorial Chapel, 11500 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA, 92505 951-689-1441 In lieu of flowers please send donations to Companion Hospice of Corona or the . Services entrusted to: Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary (951) 689-1441
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Rose M. Crivello Passed away peacefully at home on December 10th at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Crivello. Loving mother of Joseph (dearest friend Patricia) and Anthony (Sue). Adored grandmother of Michael Crivello and Allison Schulist (Jay). Beloved sister of the late Angelo Devincenzi and Laura Balestreri and sister-in-law of Virginia Billante and Rose Crivello. She will also be dearly missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family extends its deepest gratitude to Lisa Maquiling, for her professional care for the last 6 years. Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, December 14th, from 3pm to 8pm with the rosary at 7pm at Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, December 15th, at 10:30am at SS Peter & Paul Church followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salesian Boys and Girls Club or Hanna Boys Center or to the charity of your choice.
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In Loving Memory of Robert J. Rose, Jr. "Quarterman" 12-01-1967 - 12-12-2008 We love and miss you dearly. You have a special place in .....
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Dewey Wayne Rowe 02/02/1945 ~ 12/06/2010 OCEANSIDE -- Dewey Wayne Rowe has gone to be with our Heavenly Father. Dewey moved from Honolulu, Oahu, .....
Our dad, Roy, passed away in Vacaville following a brief illness., He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Doug Olson of Carmichael, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Les and Beckey Stripe of Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter, Lorenda Gail of Folsom, Calif.; granddaughter and husband, Tonja and Mike Tallent of Fair Oaks, Calif.; great-grandson, Nathan Tallent of Fair Oaks, Calif.; sister, Anna Belle Bowen of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, Hiram Stripe of Orland, Calif.; brother, Don Stripe of Winnemucca, Nev.; and a multitude of loving nieces and nephews. Roy is also survived by his long term friend and companion, Nora Holdsworth of Fairfield, Calif., He was preceded in death by his parents, Welch C. Stripe and Eula G. (Walck) Stripe; and his twin brother, Ray Stripe., Roy was born in Shattuck, Okla., and moved to Orland in 1940. He graduated from Orland High School and worked in lumber and building materials for 22 years before building a career in insurance sales for 22 years in Chico. After retiring from the insurance industry, Roy moved to the city of Fairfield and again worked in lumber and building materials locally at Foster Lumber Yard from 1985 to 1992. Roy spent the last 18 years delivering automobiles for numerous local dealerships., He was a member of the Berean Baptist Church., Roy was a past member of the Rotary Club in Orland, the Kiwanis in Chico, and the Twin City Steppers Square Dance Club in Fairfield., As a longtime resident of Fairfield, Roy lobbied his ideas to the public regarding responsibility and frugality with weekly open letters to the editors of various newspapers., He was an active member of the Solano Taxpayers Association and served on many committees for the taxpayers group. He participated regularly in City Council meetings studying and researching City Council agendas and actively contributing his ideas for the community's future. He did not just lobby for these ideas, but lived his life according to these values, making an effort to look out for the best interest of his community and neighbors. He always attempted to leave his community and the country better for future generations., He was a generous and monthly contributor to Mission Solano, Safequest Solano, Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano, and the Salvation Army., Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairmont Memorial Park, 1850 West Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533, 425-4697., The family requests in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to the above mentioned organizations.,
Roy Matthew Joseph Theodore Stein has embarked on his final journey on Nov. 26, 2010, at Vacaville Kaiser Hospital., Born on Sept. 28, 1928, in Sheboygan, Wis., the bratwurst capital of the United States, Roy was a renaissance man - a lover of sports, literature, 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 the United States. 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 its 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, Maine, 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 St., 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.,
Rudy J. DeCaminada, Jr. The gentle, kind, and compassionate spirit of Rudy DeCaminada, Jr., 58, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2010 in the love, light, and warmth of the Lord with family and friends by his side. Rudy fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. He is preceded in death by his father Rudy DeCaminada, Sr. He is survived by his loving mother Margie DeCaminada, his devoted twin brother Randy DeCaminada and his older brother Timothy DeCaminada, caring nephews Andrew, Matthew and Mark DeCaminada and niece Kristi DeCaminada. Rudy is also survived by his beloved sister-in-law Diane DeCaminada and sister-in-law Susan DeCaminada. He is also survived by his loving aunt, Lena Thompson, cousins Len, Paula, and Wesley Thompson and Roseanne, Steve, Molly and Mason Heipel. Rudy is survived by countless caring friends, including Bill Doherty, John Mangini and Michael Yee. Rudy was born and raised in Albany, CA. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and graduated from UC Berkeley, where he mastered the German language. While in college Rudy spent two years in Germany learning his culinary skills and traveling through Europe. After graduating from Cal, he entered the California Culinary Academy, where he also graduated. Rudy was the Food Service Director at Castilleja School in Palo Alto for 30 years. Rudy, a fabulous chef, also operated a private catering business in the Palo Alto area for many years. Rudy will be best remembered for his sincere generosity and kindness to others, the special twinkle in his eyes, his gentle ways and sense of humor. He had a deep love for family and friends. His family would like to thank "our angel", hospice nurse Judith Miller and the other "angels", the nurses who came to our home who gave support, compassion, and care to our dear Rudy. Rudy was very grateful. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass on January 15, 2011 at 11:00 am St. Jerome's Catholic Church 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito, CA. The inurnment will be private at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Rosa, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the memory of Rudy DeCaminada to: Sutter VNA and Hospice, 1110 North Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or to Castilleja School, 1310 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Arrangements by Fred Young F.H. Cloverdale, 707-894-2540.
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Ruth Y. Carter, 89, of Vacaville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Fairfield. She was born in Jackson, Miss., on Sept. 5, 1921., A visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral with the Rev. Dr. Leroy Gainey officiating will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1127 Davis St., Vacaville. Burial will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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HITCHCOCK, SOFIA 1918 to 2010 Everyone remembers Sofia's smile and inner spirit. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, O.E. "Jim" Hitchcock, and her 10 siblings. She is survived by her sons and their family: Lyle, Jim and Sandy, and Ray; plus four grand-children and three great-grandchildren. She moved to Chula Vista 60 years ago (including Erachel Care for ten years). She was born in Ensenada, Mexico, and immigrated here, with her family, in 1927. Her request was for no service.
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SANDRA LEE RICHARDS MAY 21, 1940 - DEC 4, 2010 Sandra Lee Richards, 70, of Modesto, died Dec. 4, 2010 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Ms. Richards was a native of San Antonio, Texas, and had lived in Modesto since 1973. She was retired, having worked in retail for 40 years. Sandra, affectionately known as Grandma Sandy,'' enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved animals, especially her three cats who gave her much joy. Sandra is survived by her three sons, Ron Richards (Debbie) of Sonora, Mike Richards (Peggy) of Modesto, and Doug Richards (Kathy) of Lodi; and 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services are private. The family requests that any remembrances be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.
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In Loving Memory of Sean Wayne Amble April 22, 1981 - December 12, 2009 One year ago today, you left us to be in Heaven. Every day in some small way, memories of you come our way. Missing you is a heartache, that never goes away. Always in our thoughts, Forever in our hearts. Love and miss you, Dad and Becca
SHARON LEE SHAFFER MAR 27, 1945 - NOV 23, 2010 Sharon Lee Shaffer, 65, passed away peacefully in her home in Modesto, Ca on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Sharon was born on March 27th, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Julia Dawley. Asa young girl she moved to California where she married at the age of 17 and relocated to Arizona where she began her family and her work in convalescent care. She returned to Ohio in her late 20's where she remarried and eventually returned to California. She continued to work in the nursing field and remarried for a third and final time. She moved to the Modesto area in 1987 and was employed with Dan Gamel's RV Center for a number of years until becoming an in-home caregiver for the elderly until her retirement in 2005. Sharon enjoyed bingo, dancing and traveling. She was fiercely independent and had recently renewed her love of camping and meeting new friends. She had spent most of this past summer and fall camping at Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale with her devoted Maltipoo, Kobe. She was a grateful breast cancer survivor and a humble member of Alcoholics Anonymous. She would have celebrated her 20th year anniversary of sobriety in December. Her greatest passion was helping others in need during her years in AA. She touched the lives of many and will be remembered for her honesty, sage advice, and commitment to the program, always reminding others to ''pass it on.'' She is survived by two of her three husbands, Ronald Jaksch of Black Canyon City, AZ and Fred Shaffer of Modesto, Ca. She was preceded in death by her second husband, James Shannon. She is also survived by her brother Brian Dawley of Capay, Ca and her sister Karen Sue Wood of Thousand Oaks, Ca. She is survived by her four sons, Kenneth Jaksch of Black Canyon City, AZ., David Shaffer of Sacramento, Ca, Richard Jaksch of Modesto, Ca and Steven Shaffer of Salida, Ca. She was preceded in death by her son, James Shannon, Jr. She is also survived by her four daughters, Mary Angel'' Jaksch of Waterford, Ca, Marny Shaffer of Jackson, Ca, Leya Shaffer of Salida, Ca and Tamara Shannon of Salida, Ca. She will also be dearly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, and especially her puppy, Kobe. A private family memorial will be heldat a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers,donations in her honor maybe made to The Susan G.Komen Foundation'' http://ww5.komen.org/donate/ donate.htmlGuest Book available online at, hughsonlakewood.com
Passed away on December 4, 2010 at the age of 63. Born July 8, 1947 in Stockton, CA to Phillip and Margie Johnson. Survived by her children Sarah Crayford (Derrick) and Elias Conley; sisters Shannon Adams (Carrol), and Shelley Ramsey (Gerry); and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother Margie Stratton, father Phillip Johnson, husband Russell Conley, brothers Sean and Shay Johnson, and niece Lisa Johnson. Sheila started her career as a Psychiatric Technician in Eldridge, CA and went on to be a Developmental Specialist. She devoted more than 30 years to working with the developmentally disabled. For the last 12 years she worked as a DSP Training Instructor. Her work was always her passion in life. She was a carefree spirit who had a unique way of touching the lives of everyone she knew. She loved animals, music, dancing, watching Charlie Chan movies, just to name a few. To all that knew her she would say ""We are not saying goodbye forever, just for now." Services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Conley Family Trust at Exchange Bank.
Shizue "Sue" Kuniyasu Resident of San Francisco Ms. Shizue "Sue" Kuniyasu passed away peacefully on November 7, 2010 at San Francisco General Hospital at age 89, with her niece and nephews at her bedside. A private funeral service was held with immediate family on November 17, 2010 at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin. Ms. Kuniyasu was interred at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, next to her mother, Mrs. Haya Tashiro. Ms. Kuniyasu is survived by her sister, Alma M. Shiomoto, brother-in-law Sam S. Shiomoto, niece Gail Shiomoto-Lohr and her husband Steven C. Lohr, nephews Gary Shiomoto, James Shiomoto, Jun Shiomoto and Eugene Shiomoto, and great-niece Brianna Lohr. Ms. Kuniyasu was born in Santa Clara, California in 1921. With the untimely, successive deaths of her father and step-father while in grade school in Monterey, California, Ms. Kuniyasu and her sister re-located in 1934 with their mother to Hiroshima, Japan for their secondary education. After World War II, they were able to return to California. Ms. Kuniyasu worked for the accounting firm of Main, Hurdman & Cranstoun (now KPMG) in San Francisco for 25 years before retiring in December 1980. Ms. Kuniyasu was a resident of San Francisco for more than 55 years, and a devoted San Francisco Giants fan. It is both fitting and proper that Ms. Kuniyasu lived to see her beloved team, the San Francisco Giants, win the World Series on November 1, 2010. Ms. Kuniyasu was preceded in death by her husband and her toddler son, both of whom died in 1945 at Hiroshima, Japan.
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Ilene May Silva Sept. 12, 1929 - Dec. 9, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Beloved wife of Manuel Silva, and devoted mother of Edward .....
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Socorro "Cora" Rodriguez, 75, passed away Dec. 5, to be united with her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Stanley Kolpak Of San Francisco, passed away Dec. 8, 2010; longtime member of the International Warehouse and Longshore Union; native of Minnesota, aged 83 years. Friends are invited to the funeral on Tue. Dec. 14th, 12:00PM, at SULLIVAN'S FUNERAL HOME 2254 Market St. bet Noe & Sanchez Sts., S.F. Interment Olivet Mem. Park, Colma, CA.
STANLEY M. MARTINEZ APR 11, 1924 - DEC 3, 2010 Husband of Eleanor G. Martinez. Preceded in death by Stanley G. Martinez Jr., surviving son Eric A. Martinez of Mountain View. Beloved brother to Andrew Martinez of Idaho and Joseph Martinez of Hollister. Beloved uncle to several nieces and nephews. Stanley was a member of St. Joseph's Church of Mountain View. He retired from Hewlett Packard. He was a member of the U.S.M.C. and National Umpire Assoc. of Santa Clara County and Stanislaus County. Stanley loved spending time with family and he loved his sports. Graveside services will be held Fri., Dec 17 at 1pm, at Gate of Heaven, 22555 Cristo Rey Dr., Los Altos, CA 94024.
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Laura Lee Steele, 85 SAN MARCOS -- Laura Lee Steele passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010. She was born February 8, 1925 in Ulysses, .....
On Dec. 3, 2010 our beloved Stephen passed away. He truly died with his boots on. While getting dressed for work and putting on his shoes, he was struck with massive blood clots to his lungs and heart. This was due to a previous deep thrombosis leg injury., Born on June 29, 1962, Stephen was always excited about life. His family, especially his many nieces and nephews, were often enthralled by the exciting tales of his life adventures. Stephen had many exciting jobs, especially his time in Hawaii while he served his country in the United States Navy. He was a keen journalist and marketer and won dozens of military awards for his achievement. While in Hawaii he made many lifelong friends and also became an accomplished competitive canoeist., Most recently, Stephen had his own business manufacturing landscaping and memorial rocks. Stephen was loved by his employees and his many friends who he loved and supported in return. Stephen's effervescent and optimistic personality brightened up any room he entered. He helped many in achieving their goals and dreams. We will forever love him and the legacy he left us., Stephen leaves numerous relatives: mother and stepdad, Georgia and Vince Diguilio; and dad and stepmother, Larry and Pat Hartmann; seven brothers and sisters: brothers, John (wife Monica), George (wife Denise), Jerry, Patrick (wife Inga), and youngest brother, David; sister, Therese; stepsister, Kim (husband Bob); and 15 nieces and nephews., A family celebration of his life will be held in the near future. Arrangements entrusted to the family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura; 643-8623.
KOVAR, Sylvia (nee Handelsman) Passed away on December 2, 2010. She is survived by Harold Kovar, her beloved husband and best friend of more than 68 years; her son Jerry (Peg) Kovar, her daughter Marlene (Sonny) Hersh; her grandchildren Adam (Dawn) Kovar, Elise (Rocky) Goldberg, Brian Kovar and Jamie Hersh; and five great-grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua Kovar and Adin, Alexa and Owen Goldberg. She was deeply loved by all of her family and friends and we will miss her kindness and sparkle. In honor of her memory, please consider donating to The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, www.laguardians.com.
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Elmer N. Taylor, 83 ESCONDIDO -- Elmer Norman Taylor passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. He was a long .....
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Henry (Harry) Theis, Jr. June 18, 1945 - Dec. 6, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Henry (Harry) Theis, Jr. went to his eternal rest .....
Tillie Veliz, affectionately known as "Tita," passed away on Dec. 3 in Sacramento, Calif., Tillie was born in Torrance, Calif., on Dec. 13, 1926, to Florencio and Maria Contreras., Tillie had a strong Catholic faith and was devoted to her family. She was known for her cooking and generosity., Survivors include daughters, Vera and Julie (Bill); sons, Fred (Althea), Ruben (Madeline), Ed (Vickie), Paul (Carmen), Frank (Stephanie) and Joe; 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends., Tillie was preceded in death by her former husband, Arthur; son, Arthur Veliz Jr.; sister, Josephine; brother, Filiberto and Michael. She will be missed by us all, but is now reunited with her family in Heaven. Thank you for being a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. May you rest in peace!, Viewing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home., There will be a Catholic Prayer Service on Monday Dec. 13, at 1 p.m., also at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville, (707)446-3233, www .vacahillschapel.com.,
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Veni ended her earthly travels peaceably in her sleep on Nov. 14, 2010 in Monterey, Calif., She was born in New York City May 2, 1914, where she lived, graduated from Hunter College with a degree in vocal performance and worked as a writer for the N.Y. Herald Tribune. She ended up as the chief of staff for the columnist, Emily Post (and was an expert on manners)., When World War II broke out, she quit her newspaper job to marry a Naval Officer from Wisconsin, Ralph Rowe. They moved to Alaska and then Portland, Ore., to start an employment business. Two years later, Veronica, Ralph and their first child, Bruce, moved to Vashon Island, Wash., to start a hardware store. Nancy and Dwight were born there. In 1958, they sold the hardware store and the family moved to Port Hueneme., Veronica spent much of her life employed in Oxnard and Thousand Oaks teaching kindergarten. After retiring from teaching she enjoyed a sunset career as an electrologist. She had many good friends and was a member of Ventura Yacht Club, AAUW, and other organizations. With her husband, Ralph, she raised their children and spent many summers taking the family camping and sailing, and traveling to Mexico and Hawaii. She was an avid bridge player, was unbeatable in scrabble, enjoyed fine wine, took pleasure in reading murder mysteries and was a theater enthusiast., She enjoyed sailing and travel. She visited Russia, took barge cruises in France, saw China, India, climbed the great pyramids in Egypt, attended the 1987 America's Cup challenge in Australia, and saw New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico and Central America, South Africa, Europe and Great Britain. She lived for many years in Camarillo and Ventura but also lived in Alaska, Portland and Vashon Island., Preceding her in death was her husband, Ralph Rowe; her brother, John; mother, Bertha; and father, Tony., She is survived by her children, Bruce Rowe and his wife Diane, Nancy Lee, and Dwight Rowe and his wife Katie, and grandchildren, Gypsy Rader, Benjamin and Laura Rowe, Elliot and Eric Rowe, and great-grandchildren, Yasko and Bizou Massias., Family and friends will celebrate her life at the home of Dwight and Katie Rowe, January 29th.
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Virginia Gangsei, 89, died peacefully on Nov. 26, 2010 in San Diego following a prolonged illness., She and her husband Rev. Lyle Gangsei lived in Thousand Oaks from 1963 1996, when Lyle passed away. Virginia returned to live at Leisure Village in Camarillo from 2006 2009. She was born Virginia Peterson on Dec. 22, 1920 in Madison, Minn., and was raised in the Midwest. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., where she met Lyle. They married in 1944. Lyle was a Lutheran minister and the couple served churches in Madison, Wis., Rockford, Ill., Redondo Beach, Calif., and Perth Amboy, N.J., before moving to Thousand Oaks where Lyle became Dean of Students and Chaplain at California Lutheran College., A lively and energetic woman with many passions, Virginia amply filled the roles of life partner to Lyle, mother of four boys and a girl, grandmother of six girls, high school English teacher and department chairperson, pastor's wife, antique dealer and community leader. She earned her masters degree in English at Valley State College (now Cal State Northridge) and taught English for 15 years at Newbury Park High School. She was a founding member of the Thousand Oaks branch of AAUW. Virginia loved poetry and writing and had a special gift for inspiring creative expression in her high school students., With Lyle she traveled the world and made friends everywhere. She kept a beautiful home and was a talented gardener, floral arranger, seamstress and hostess. An active senior, Virginia taught English literature in Slovakia for a summer in her late 70s and volunteered for a month at a Brazilian orphanage after turning 80., She moved back to Minnesota in 1998 where she met and married Loring Knecht, an emeritus professor of French who passed away in 2001. In declining health due to dementia, Virginia spent her last year in San Diego near her son David., Virginia is survived by her five children, David, Paul, Peter, Karthia and Steve, and her six granddaughters, Erica, Kira, Kharis, Chelsey, Shayna and Emily. Funeral services were held at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in San Diego on Dec. 4, 2010., The Gangsei family asks that contributions to Virginia Gangsei Memorial be made to the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank, PO Box 1114, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358 (www.mannaconejo.org), which the Gangseis helped found in 1971, providing food to migrant farmworkers and others in need.
Vivian C. Espinoza of Lemoore passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010 in a Fresno care facility at the age of 59 years., She was born in Hanford and lived in this area all her life. Vivian was disabled and had resided in a convalescent center since the age of 3 years. Vivian's family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and doctors at Manning Gardens Convalescent Hospital for their many years of care of Vivian and friendship to our family., Vivian is survived by her father; John Espinoza Sr. of Lemoore; 2 brothers, John Espinoza Jr. and wife Joyce of Lemoore and Leonard Espinoza of Lemoore; 2 sisters, Linda Proudman and husband Joseph of Lemoore and Patricia Wedderburn and husband Mike of Lemoore; as well as several nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her mother, Carmen Espinoza and a brother, Steven Espinoza., Recitation of the Holy Rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial will begin Thursday at 10: a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lemoore. Interment will follow in the Lemoore Cemetery., Friends who wish may contribute to Manning Gardens, 2113 E. Manning Ave., Fresno, CA 93725., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.
Da SILVA, WILLIAM "BILL" Born August 5, 1961, passed away on December 2, 2010. Bill was the oldest of four children. He married Elizabeth Landrum in 1981. He was a very intelligent man, who started his own business which quickly became very successful. It wasn't all work for Bill though. His greatest moments were those spent with his family and closest friends. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, his three daughters Christine, April and Monalena, four grandchildren Haley, Angel, Monet and Elijah, his father Mario da Silva, his four sisters Libia Arevalo, Deana da Silva, Ana Herrera and Lidiana da Silva, and many nieces and nephews. There is a hole forever in our hearts.
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WAUNETA ABBOTT OCT 26, 1917- DEC 7, 2010 Wauneta passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2010. She was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to Alfred and Esther Wendt. She was one of five children and grew up in the Grand Island area. After graduation from high school she moved to Washington state and worked in private homes. It was there she met Carlyle Abbott and they were married in 1944. They enjoyed a long blessed marriage until his death in 1989. She was always involved in church activities and was a champion for Christian education and children's ministries. Her godly life was a witness to all who knew her. She is survived by her two children, Jeanie Mahaney (Steve) and Alan Abbott, grand-daughter, Dr. Jodi Swanberg Sceville (Dr. Jeff Sceville), and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on January 22, 2011 at the Oakdale Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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Wendy Lee Brignoli, 35, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at home in Napa, from a pulmonary embolism. She was the daughter of Jenny Sercu and the late Myron Brignoli; sister of Edward Manasse
WILLIAM BYRON MULLIKIN JR. JUL 13, 1932 - DEC 9, 2010 William Byron Mullikin Jr. was born July 13, 1932 in McKinney Texas. Bill was the only child of William Byron Mullikin and Donna Roma Davidson Mullikin. He went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2010. Bill came to California with his parents in 1942. He graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland, California. He entered the Navy in 1951 and served his country for four years. Bill married Darleen Foley in 1953 at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, Oakland, California. Bill was a firefighter for 28 years retiring as a Captain from the Hayward, California Fire Department. He was also an almond grower for almost 30 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Chapter Immaculate Heart Counsel #3604. Bill and Darleen were members of the Ceres Twisters Square Dancing Club. They loved to travel in the United States as well as abroad. Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years Darleen as well as his children Martin Mullikin and his wife Lynn, Susan Laha and her husband David, Marcia Perine and her husband Chuck and Maureen Mead and her husband Greg; Grandchildren Justin (Holly) Mullikin, Darryl Mullikin, Ashley Mullikin, Adam Gunn, Joel Gunn, Amy Laha, Matthew Laha, Jamie Boyko (Matt), Julie Myatt (Mike), Michelle Perine, Sara Perine, Tanner Mead and Chloe Mead; Great Grandchildren Jacob Odom and Ethan Boyko. A rosary will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 5:00PM at Lakewood Funeral Home Riverside Chapel - 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson, CA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10:00AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Hughson, CA. Guest book available at:, www.lakewoodhughson.com
William D. Gaches, 86, of Indian Wells, Calif. passed away November 24, 2010 in Rancho Mirage of natural causes. He was born October 4, 1924 to William and Mabel Gaches in Pittsburg, Penn. He served in the
WILLIAM (BILL) EVERETT WALKER APR 24, 1928 - DEC 1, 2010 William (Bill) Everett Walker, 82, of Patterson, CA passed away on 12/01/2010. Bill was an Agriculture teacher at Orestimba High School from 1969 until he retired in 1991. He was active in the FFA and 4-H. He is survived by his wife Billie, two sons, Joseph (Beth) Walker and James (Ann) Walker both of Turlock, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and sisters Margaret Walker of Chico and Ann Craig of Susanville. Services will be held on 12/17/2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Patterson District Cemetery.
William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.
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William Lee Jeffries, AlA, was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Berkeley, Calif., the only child to Augusta and Simeon Jeffries. He passed away on Nov. 13 here in Napa, where he and his wife Polly lived since M
William Ross Barnett, 90, of Vacaville, passed away after a long illness., Affectionately known as Bill, he was born in Oilfields, Calif., and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1942 and served as a professional naval officer for 23 years before retiring in 1964. His naval service included serving on the USS Helena, a light cruiser in World War II which was sunk in the South Pacific in 1943. His subsequent duty included service on carriers and destroyers. After World War II, he served on various commands and was the commanding officer on the USS Richard B Anderson (DD-786)., Upon retiring from the Navy, he entered the banking industry with Wells Fargo Bank and retired after 12 years as the manager and vice president of the Corporate Trust Department in San Francisco., The family would like to thank the staff of VacaValley Hospital for their outstanding care, compassion and support., Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley; two children, Cindy Ross Jagger of Suisun City, Calif., and William Eugene Barnett of Williamsburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Michael Brian Jagger, Elisabeth Anne Shenoy and Mabry Ross Ray; and three great-grandchildren., A Memorial Service will be held at Vaca Hills Chapel, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at 1 p.m., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707)446-3233.,
William George Swalwell II Resident of San Mateo, Ca. Bill, loving husband, father, uncle and grandfather, peacefully died Monday, Nov. 29th at a nursing home in Belmont, Ca. He was 87. Bill was born to the late Melvin and Elsie Swalwell, Oct. 7, 1923, in Seattle, Wa. He was raised in Aberdeen, Wa. Between his Junior College and Whitman College years, Bill served in the Army in Europe during WWII. Then Bill met his wife to be Marjorie. After their marriage in 1948, the Swalwells lived in Bellevue, Wa. And Anaheim, Ca. before settling in San Mateo in 1957. During retirement Bill spent a lot of his time collecting and repairing antique clocks. He also loved sailboats and going on several cruises with Marjorie. He served on the Board of Directors at his condo complex for several years. He was also a former member of SIR (Sons In Retirement) in San Mateo. Bill and Marjorie also enjoyed going to many social events. Besides his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his 2 older sisters Jane and Patricia. Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years Marjorie Howay Swalwell, two children Lora Henderson of Mountain View, Ca. and William Martin Swalwell of Milpitas, Ca., 2 grandchildren, 3 nieces and 4 nephews. The family will have a private memorial for Bill. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the charity of your choice.
William Trett McMorran (Bill) passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at his home in Thousand Oaks, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 81 years old., Bill was born July 2, 1929 in Syracuse, N.Y., and was the son of John Burch McMorran and Ruth Trett McMorran. He was educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was affiliated with Sigma Nu fraternity and Illinois Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Product Design in 1953. Bill then served in the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command until 1957 when he returned to New York to pursue graduate studies at Syracuse University. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry for 33 years., Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kay Dale McMorran; by son, Thomas McMorran; by daughter, Elizabeth Dale Schetina and son-in-law Gregory Schetina; by son, Andrew McMorran and daughter-in-law AnnaLisa des Prez; and by three grandchildren, Samuel, Catherine and Matthew Schetina. He is also survived by his brother, John McMorran of Boulder, Colo., and several nieces and nephews., A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Chapel in Westlake Village, with internment to follow. Donations may be made to the .
Mohr, William Warren November 27, 1942 - December 2, 2010 William Warren Mohr, 68, devoted son of Jean Biscailuz Mohr and Colonel William Henry Mohr, grandson of former Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz and former Santa Monica Fire Chief William Mohr, loving brother, wonderful uncle and devoted friend, died in his sleep on December 2, 2010 in Santa Monica. Bill was born in Monterey, CA. on November 27, 1942 and lived his entire life in Santa Monica. He graduated from SMHS in 1961, attended SMCC, SJSU and graduated from USC with a BS in Business in1966. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. As a young man, he managed Mom's in Westwood and then became the proud owner of the Attic Night Club in Marina Del Rey. Then for more than 30 years he was a top salesman for AAA before retiring in 2004. Bill, known to his nephew and nieces as "Uncle Boogie" and to his lifelong friends as "The Bear", is survived by his sister Joan Mohr Johnston, brother-in-law Lee Johnston, nephew Lee, Jr., nieces Katherine and Christine, 2 grand nieces, Reagan and Kendall Johnston and Aunt Darlyne Mohr Holliday. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was also preceded in death by his aunt Carol Biscauluz Donovan, and uncles Warren Biscailuz, Robert Holliday and General Phil Donovan. Bill loved to travel, was a sports enthusiast, and had a personality that was bigger than life, but was also a quiet sensitive person. Besides the important relationships he had with his family and friends, his real love was the beach where he always found peace and renewal. Bill's family will hold a private memorial service on December 13. This will be followed by a celebration of his life in the New Year with family and friends. The time and location will be announced. In lieu of flowers, a new bench will be dedicated in Bill's name near the Santa Monica beach. For more information send inquiries to: Leepjohn@msn.com.
Sunday, December 12, 2010 1:00 AM
Mr. Lionel Williams Resident of Oakland Entered into eternal rest on Sat., 12/4/10 in Oakland, CA. Public Viewing will be held on Tuesday, 12/14/10 .....
Wilma graduated from Vacaville and Monticello schools, She graduated from Napa Valley College, and the University of California, Davis. She was a lifelong resident of Vacaville., She retired after 32 years as a registered nurse with Fairfield Intercommunty and a charge nurse with Woodland Memorial Hospital., Wilma was a volunteer with the Vacaville Police Department and the Solano/Contra Costa County Food Bank programs. She served as Solano County's program manager for more than 25 years., She had five children, Tom, Jerry and Mark McLaughlin, Judy Stone and Jean Papin; sister, Birtie Mendes; brothers, Casey Yates and Gerald Dawson, A Celebration of Life will take place on Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 1127 Davis St., Vacaville, Calif. Pastor LeRoy Gainey and Pastor Mark McLaughlin will be officiating., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
Winifred Bradley Woods Perry died at home peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on December 6, 2010. Win was born on June 10, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama to John and Orleana Woods. "Sugar" was the youngest sister of Mary, John and James. The Woods family moved in 1926 to Kansas City, Mo which became their longtime home. Win became a wonderful life-long, classical pianist. She graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1941 and in 1945 moved to Seattle, Wash. There she fell in love with Lt. Donald Edward Perry, USN, of Manchester, NH. She was married to her beloved Don in 1947. They were married almost 60 years when he died in 2007. The cornerstones of Win's life were her family and her faith. She was a devoted Episcopalian, and belonged to congregations in Mo, Mass, Conn, NY, Vt, and Calif. She served vestries, The Episcopal Churchwomen, and altar guilds. She also served many charitable and cultural institutions including The Syracuse Symphony , The Everson Museum, The Johanna Hodges Piano Recital Competitions and Palm Springs Pathfinders. Win was a joyful woman who loved song and worship. She was tremendously grateful to be a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She played many parts beautifully --nurturer, corporate wife, hostess, and homemaker in many locations. A lover of music and literature, a world-wide traveler, a needle artist, an optimistic role model and treasured friend, her sense of fun will be remembered. She was proud to be an American. In her later years she wrote down much of "her story" and preserved precious memories for her family. She often said of her life, "my cup runneth over." Win (Gammy) is survived by her children; Carolyn Dukenski (Ron) of Goshen, Conn, Don Perry (Linda) of Palm Springs, and Melissa Adams also of Palm Springs, and her adored grandchildren; Jay (Katya), Dana, Liz (James), Steve, Abby and Jen (Kevin). A memorial service celebrating and giving thanks for Win's life will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert on January 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a private burial in Kansas City, Mo. Please, no flowers. Contributions in her memory can be made to Palm Springs Pathfinders, P.O. Box 5005, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.
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