Agnes M. Sneler, Resident of San Mateo, Born in Crested Butte, Colorado March 23, 1910 succumbed peacefully at home surrounded by loving family December 26, 2010. Mom was a lifetime member at the Turf Club at Bay Meadows and also belonged to Coastside Merry Makers. Her loves were family, friends and horses. She will be sadly missed by her son Alton (Doris) and daughter Georgene Moore and Mike Silvers. She also leaves behind her seven grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren., Friends may visit from 6 - 8 p.m. and to attend a Rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME, 977 So. El Camino Real in San Mateo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1515 Dolan Avenue in San Mateo. Committal at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME (650) 343-1804
Albert Carusio, 89, of Vacaville, formerly Pleasant Hill, passed away on Dec. 21., He was born in Calistoga, Calif., on Dec. 15, 1921., A funeral will be held at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville., Prior to the service, a viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Pastor Donald O'Keefe will officiate., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel, (707) 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.
Alberta Benbrook 78, of Magalia, CA passed away Dec. 21, 2010. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA.
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Alicia Marie (Oliveira) Winningham passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at her home in Fremont, Calif. at the age of 48. Alicia was born in Hanford on November 19, 1962 to Ed & Gail Oliveira. She attended Central Union School, graduated from Lemoore High in 1980 where she played in the band and ran cross country. She attended West Hills College in Coalinga where she earned her Associate's degree. Alicia was a corporate staffing manager for a software company in Palo Alto. She loved to travel with her husband Dan. Her favorite place to travel was Italy. She had a fond love of the Italian culture, food, language and architecture. She would spend time looking at Zagat's for new restaurants while visiting other countries. She loved foreign cuisine. Alicia loved the excitement and vitality of big cities, especially New York and San Francisco. She loved attending Broadway plays and visiting museums. Alicia enjoyed to go camping and her favorite pastimes were going to the movies and being with her grandson Taj. Another special place she loved was the beach and hearing the ocean waves. Alicia was a beautiful person and loved by everyone who knew her. She was very generous, kind and giving., Alicia is survived by her loving husband of 17 years Dan Winningham of Fremont, her daughter Amy and husband Robert Gallow, her cherished grandson Taj who was the love of her life. She is also survived her parents Edward and Gail Oliveira of Lemoore, 2 sisters: Gina & husband John Bumpass of Lemoore and Kristi & husband Bryan Berna of Hanford; 2 nephews: John Edward Bumpass & Bryson Berna, 5 nieces: Kelsie Tuman, Chassidy Berna, Hannah Berna, Sarah Bumpass & Laynee Berna. She was preceded in death by her niece Jaimee Bumpass and her grandmother Virginia Pollard., Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Graveside Service will immediately follow at Lemoore Cemetery. Friends who wish can make donations in Alicia's memory to College America 529 Plan- Taj Mann Singh, Acct# 84124 06-1003, American Funds Service Co., P.O. Box 6273, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6273.
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Andre Adams, Andre Adams, 9/1/1960 to 12/18/2010. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana to John D. Adams and Flora Adams, died after a courageous 15 year battle with kidney disease. Andre was raised in Atascadero, CA and lived in Santa Maria, CA. He attended Atascadero High School and worked as a construction laborer for most of his adult life. He was a member of the Construction Laborers Union and he also worked for Messar Construction in Atascadero. After a kidney transplant in 1996, he worked briefly for C.R. England, Inc. as a long distance truck driver., Andre is survived by his wife Gerri Adams, Mother Flora Adams, 9 children, many foster children, 17 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter and 10 siblings, Arnold Cross, Jason Adams, Marvin Adams, Carlos Adams, Angela Martin, Sharon Adams, Dionne Banks, Freddie McCrady, Eunice Adams, and Eddis Adams, 70 nieces and nephews. He also had 2 brothers-in-law, Christopher Barajas and Deric Hobson, and 1 sister-in-law, Veronica Barajas, who loved him very much, along with his long time friend Jose Hernandez and countless other friends and family who were blessed to know him. He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Adams, and his sister, Sandra Cross., Andre loved the Lord, as well as listening to Jazz music, traveling, fishing, camping, barbecuing, old cars, sharing life with his many pets, laughing and being with family, and having fun with friends and reaching out to whoever needed help. He touched the lives of many people with his smile and perseverance and maintained his strong will and encouraged all whom he came in contact with all the way to the end., Friends and family are invited to attend his visitation and service on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Magner-Maloney Funeral Home, 600 E. Stowell Road in Santa Maria, CA. from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Following will be the celebration of his life at Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 200 W. Cook St. in Santa Maria., Special thanks to everyone who touched Andres life in any way and who have helped the family make this transition with their love and kindness. Donations can be sent to Andre Adams Memorial Fund at any Coast Hills Federal Credit Union. Andre will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
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Anne A. Tymoszecki, Resident of Mountain View, Oct. 27, 1918-Dec.23, 2010, Anne was the daughter of Steve and Audrey Radisich and lived in Mtn. View her whole life. She attended the Highway Elementary School and graduated from the Mtn. View High School. Her parents preceded her in death as did her husband, Raymond Tymoszecki, her sister Mary Radisich Gonzales and her two nieces Patricia and Audrey., After graduating from Healds Business College in San Jose, she went to work at the Moffett Field Naval Air Base. She worked as an administrative assistant for several years. After her husband died in 1975, she became a homemaker and spent a lot of time gardening which she loved., Anne was very proud of her Croatian heritage and often sang the old Croatian songs while she worked in her garden. Her Father Steve and her Mother, Audrey, emigrated from the island of Vis, off the Dalmation Coast of Croatia. They owned a small cherry ranch and Anne and her husband, Raymond, built a home near the old ranch where she grew up., Anne was always welcoming, a loyal friend and had a great sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Larry Whiteside, her nephew-in-law, was instrumental in ensuring that Anne was well taken care of in the final years of her life., Anne's Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, December 29th at 12:00 noon at St. Joseph's Church, 582 Hope St. in Mtn. View, CA. Interment will be private.
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AUGUSTINE "NACO" DELAO Dec. 27, 1956 to Dec. 10, 1989 Although 21 years have passed, we thank God for the many memories, the joy and pleasure of having known our "Beloved Naco" He is truly missed The Delao\'s
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CISNEROS, BEATRIZ BRAMBILA De Aug. 18, 1943 to Dec. 19, 2010 Born in Ayutla, Jalisco Mexico, Beatriz "Betty" came to San Diego in 1963 and was wife to Andres "Andy" Cisneros for 47 years. She was the mother of Andy Cisneros Jr., Rafael Cisneros, Lucia Cisneros and Miguel Angel Cisneros. Grandchildren are Jose Alcoser, Irene B. Cisneros, Melodie M. Cisneros, Lecil M. Cisneros, Carlos A. Alexander, and Leilah V. Cisneros and daughter-in-law Veronica Tovar De Cisneros and son-in-law Ray Schick. Information (619) 283-2949. Services: Goodbody Mortuary (619) 582-1700, 5027 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego CA 92115, on December 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
BAYNES, BRIAN The San Diego music scene lost an iconic figure with the sudden passing of our dear friend Brian Baynes on December 19th. Born in the seaside town of Bray, Ireland on August 11, 1955, Brian, was an accomplished guitarist and international record producer. Arriving in the US in 1980, San Deigo was soon his home, performing in the local Irish music circuit, including headlining at the St. Patrick's Day Parade annually. His proudest accomplishment was playing with the San Diego Symphony on numerous occasions for the St. Patrick's Day Show. His musical knowledge led him to his other career of Record Producer at his own Avoca Studios. Brian's portfolio of talent included a brief encounter with the big screen, as he offered the Captain of the ship a life jacket in James Cameron's "The Titanic". Surpassing his love of music was his love of daughter Jessica, along with loving partner Rebecca. Brian will also be sorely missed by family in Ireland, Seamus and Miceal, Finola and Maeve, and their families. Viewing will be at St. Didacus Church, 4772 Felton Street, Dec. 29th, 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass at Noon on Thursday, Dec. 30th.
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BEATRICE PEARL BUCHER Age 89, of Hemet, CA, died December 23, 2010 in Hemet. She was born October 26, 1921, Benton Harbor, Michigan; the daughter of Olin and Friede Summerill. Her hobbies included: crochet, reading mysteries and romance novels and television. For more than 20 years she was a nanny for the same family. She retired when the youngest child no longer needed her. Beatrice is survived by two daughters, Diane & Lyle Loomis and Marie & Larry Gatlin Sr.; three sons, Dennis & Janice Bucher, Gerald & Judith Bucher and Thomas Bucher; 12 grand-children, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. A graveside service will be at Riverside National Cemetery at 11:31 AM, Thursday, December 30, 2010. Interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.
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Bernardo Rincon Martinez, 95, of Lodi, died Dec. 22. He was born on Aug. 20, 1915, in Michoacan, Mexico.
Betty Corrick, 69, of Pismo Beach passed away December 22, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
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Betty Jean (Maxwell) Barker Ma Barker 1934 - 2010 "My Grace is Sufficient" Betty was born January 29, 1934 and entered Heaven on December 23, 2010. She was at home with her family at the time. Her legacy will continue here on earth through her three sons, their wives and ten grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, two of which are on the way. Memorial service will be held at First Assembly of God Church on California Ave., in Bakersfield, CA, on Thursday, December 30, at 10:00 a.m., with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a contribution to: Teen Challenge, 301 E. Robert Ln., Bakersfield, CA 93308, or Hoffmann Hospice, 8501 Brimhall Rd. Bldg. 100, Bakersfield, CA 93312.
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Bob Yamamoto, Resident of Sunnyvale, Age 92, born February 13, 1918 in Del Rey, CA; received his Christmas present early and went to heaven on December 22nd. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Chiyo; children Robin (Bonnie) Yamamoto and Shelley (Alan) Willsmore; grand children Brandon, Brodie, Robyn-Lyn, Tass (Sheena) Souza, Noah Willsmore; great grand children Nary, Ellie, and Lilah; brothers Ted and Harry (Betty) Tokunaga; sisters Em Akasaka, and Sue Nakamura; sister-in-law Tula Handa; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Nimi Tokunaga and brother Sueo (Rosie) Tokunaga., Bob farmed, and operated a retail produce stand; after retirement he also did some landscape gardening. He loved going to the horse races, 49ers, Giants and just about any sporting event. Bob was loved by his family, extended family and many great friends. Bob was generous, kind, had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed., Service will be at 11:00am Thursday, December 30th at the Willow Glen Funeral Home, 1039 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA.
Brenda Denee Romby, 53, of Suisun City, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22. She was born on Oct. 26, 1957., A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at True Love Baptist Church, 1956 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield.,
BRUCE E. BLAKELY JUL 28, 1934 - DEC 22, 2010 Bruce Blakely, a long time resident of Riverbank, passed away peacefully on December 22, at the age of 76, surrounded by his loving children and wife. Bruce was a graduate of Oakdale High School and was an active member of the Riverbank community for more than 60 years. He managed Copeland Lumber for 35 years; was a longtime volunteer for the Riverbank Fire Department, and also served as a member of its Board of Directors. Bruce had been active in the Riverbank Lions Club, the Riverbank Historical Society, the Riverbank Man of the Year/Citizen of the Year Club and served on the advisory committee to the Riverbank High School ROP program. He had also served as a Riverbank City Councilmen from 1966-1970 and was the first Riverbank Man of the Year in 1962. Bruce was predeceased by his first wife Norma Blakely. He is survived by his second wife Karen Blakely; his children Marilyn Blakely-Smith and son-in-law Steve of Modesto; Beth Blakely, D.C. of Sacramento; and Kurt Blakely and daughter-in-law Kaye of Stockton; grandchildren Melissa Smith and fiancee' Ryan Michels and Amanda Smith of Modesto, Dina Marawala of Hayward, and Brooke and Carter Blakely of Stockton. He is also survived by brothers, Jim Blakely and sister-in-law Edna of Easton, Maryland and Larry Blakely and sister-in-law Darlene of Portland, Oregon. Additionally he is survived by three step children, Diane Ricci and husband Ron of Bellevue, WA; Charlotte Mossgrove of Glennallen, AK, and David Thomas and wife Kelly of Denver, CO, 11 step grand- children and 1 step great grandchild. Bruce loved spending time with his family and many friends, following sports, playing cards, and traveling. He will be deeply missed by all. Private services for the family will be held. Friends are invited to a celebration of his life on Thursday, December 30 at noon at the Oakdale Country Club, 243 N. Stearns Road, Oakdale. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Riverbank Historical Society, 3237 Santa Fe, Riverbank, CA 95367.
Aras, Bruno August 23, 1921 - December 19, 2010 Born August 23, 1921 in Kaunas, Lithuania, Bruno Aras (89) passed away peacefully in his home in Thousand Oaks on December 19, 2010. Bruno graduated from University of Hanover, Germany in 1949 with a degree in Architecture. He immigrated to the United States where he met and married his wife, Mary Egle Aras in 1950. They settled in Cleveland, Ohio where their two children, Ruta Kristina Aras and John Algis Aras were born. Bruno worked for various architectural firms before moving to Washington, D.C., where he opened up his own company, Aras & Asscociates (1969-1977) in Silver Spring, Md. In 1978 Bruno and his wife headed to California where he worked for many years as a Principal Architect for The Ralph M. Parsons Company in Pasadena. Bruno worked as an architect, engineer and contractor on many award winning projects until he retired in 1985. He leaves his wife, Mary Egle Aras, daughter, Ruta Aras-Taksen of Calabasas, son, John Aras of Annapolis, Md., and grandchildren, Evan and Emily Aras and Matthew Taksen. He enjoyed soccer, tennis, fishing, camping, his dog Duke, painting, traveling, building projects and spending time with his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 at St. Casimir's Catholic Church, 2718 Saint George Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90027
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Genoveva Vargas Cabral Nov. 2, 1913 - Dec. 24, 2010 Resident of Oakland Genoveva Cabral, 98, a long time resident of Oakland passed away .....
Carl H. Sporkmann, age 66 of New Fairfield, died peacefully on December 24, 2010 at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Grace (Della Donna) Sporkmann. Carl was born in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., son of the late Ewald and Berta (Gonska) Sporkmann. He grew up in Elmsford, N.Y., graduated Archbishop Stepanac High School, Class of 1962, and earned his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the Business School of Fordham University and his MBA from Pace University. Mr. Sporkmann began his professional career as an executive with General Foods Corporation. Throughout his career he worked for large and small businesses as an Executive Financial Officer. His entrepreneurial spirit carried him through many endeavors leading him to a dedicated life of service of 11 years as a CT State Marshall. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. A resident of New Fairfield for the past 38 years, he served in the town government and was currently a member of the Candlewood Lions Club, and the CT State Marshalls Organization. Carl was an avid collector of antiques, fine wine and golf memorabilia. He enjoyed any reason to celebrate with friends, cooking and planning family events around the holidays. He was an enthusiastic golfer and enjoyed travelling as well as caring for his home. "Poppy" was a dedicated and devoted grandfather and enjoyed going for haircuts, sharing ice cream, playing games and watching sports with Sebastien. His grandson was the light of his life. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kurt A. Sporkmann of Centreville, Va.; two daughters, Kimberly J. Clark and her husband, Jason of North Providence, R.I. and Kristen M. Sporkmann of New Fairfield; a beloved grandson, Sebastien Davis of New Fairfield; a sister; and two nieces. A special thank you is extended for the outstanding and thoughtful care provided by Dr. Charles Cahn, Internal Medicine, Dr. Michael Cohenuram and all associated with the Praxair Cancer Center. Additionally, the family is grateful to the services and compassion provided by the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield. Interment will be at the direction of the family. The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution to the Sebastien Davis Educational Fund, Union Savings Bank, Route 39, New Fairfield, CT.
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Carlton Albert Wilburn died on Dec. 18, 2010 in his home. Carlton was born Nov. 30, 1945 in Pine Bluff, Ark. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 1995. He was also a Vietnam veteran., Carlton was a member of the Trojan Bowling Club and was active at Florence Douglas Senior Center. He liked the 49ers and talking politics., Carlton is survived by his wife, Shirley Wilburn; sons, Derek Wilburn of Suisun City, Sean Wilburn of Benicia and Kevinn Wilburn of Vallejo, and four grandchildren., Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 28, at Skyview Memorial Lawn, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Skyview Memorial Lawn with Pastor Samuel Boyd officiating.
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Eleanor Jean Carver, 88 OCEANSIDE -- Eleanor Jean Carver passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010. She was born June 11, 1922 in Boone, Iowa. .....
Of Santa Rosa, CA passed away at age 90 on December 20, 2010. Born August 9, 1920 in Fort Worth, Texas, she graduated from Texas State Teachers College in 1942. She married C. A. Skiles, Jr. who died in 1975. From that marriage she is survived by three children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In 1984 she married Roger J. Sherron, Jr. and is survived by him; four step-children and eight step-grandchildren. She was an active member of P.E.O., an avid tennis player into her 80's and an accomplished world-traveler. She loved her family and her family loved her. At her request, no services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Educational Fund of the P.E.O. Foundation, Cottey College, 1000 West Austin, Nevada, MO 64772 or Sutter VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 North Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Catherine (Kay) L. Ferrer Sanfilippo, Resident of Palo Alto, An inspiration to all-Catherine (Kay) left this earth on Christmas Day to reunite with her late husband Sal, daughter Louann and son Clark ("Skip"). Her life is remembered and celebrated by her daughter Robin (Butch) Romano, sister Rose Bastian, nephew Bernard Bastian (Margaret), Granddaughter, Sheri Nichols (Rex), Grandson, Gary Farris, great-Grandson, Tommy Harber, as well as many friends who are grateful for having known her., Catherine was born March 9, 1921 to Bernardo and Louise Ferrer and grew up in San Francisco, later fulfilling her dream of owning one of the first Eichler homes in Palo Alto where she made her home and raised her family. Catherine's life work was in the Nursery business where she spent 23 years managing first Monte Bello Nursery and then Troy's Backyard in Los Altos, before retiring at age 79 to nurture her own garden and her children., Catherine treasured books; reading and continuous learning was essential to her. Taking the time to be a human being instead of a human doing, Catherine was so much fun to be around; hearing her funny stories, touching memories, and her infectious laughter. Her creativity and sense of style was showcased in her garden, in her home and in her personal fashion. Catherine enjoyed trips to Reno to wrestle with the "one armed bandits," and always brought home amusing stories of her adventures. She played the lotto every single week and came up with grand ideas of what she would do for everyone when she "hit the big one.", Catherine was truly one of a kind, and she will live on in our hearts forever., Visitation will begin on Wednesday, December. 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM with Vigil at 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 11:30 AM both at Alta Mesa Cemetery Chapel, 695 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA. Habing Family Funeral Home assisting the family. Condolences and information at, Donations may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital or The Smile Train.
Caylee Joyce Check 2009 - 2010 She is survived by her parents, Joshua and Jenny Check, her brother Connor, and sister Chloe. Also by her Grandparents Susan and Jeff Check, and Debbie and Bill Scholl. During her brief life Caylee was a blessing to everyone around her. Her inspirational strength of spirit will be remembered. Caylee will never be far from our thoughts and we look forward to seeing her again in Heaven. Services will be held at Calvary Chapel Red Bluff, on Wednesday, December 29, from 12-4 p.m. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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Altsman, Charles September 16, 1923 - December 25, 2010 Charlie was born in the Bronx to his dear parents of blessed memory, Dora and Isidore. He was the adored older brother of Selma Binder. Charlie was married to his beloved Mary for almost 65 years; dear father of Carol (Irwin) Koransky and Judy (Dave) Turchin; Grandpa/Pa to Dr. Mark (Marsha) Koransky, Arianna (Rabbi Isaac) Jeret and Jessie Turchin; Papa to Mason, Tali, Jacob and Judah. Loving brother-in-law to Hannah Weissfeld and Ruthe Crespin and cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was deeply loved. Proud member of the "Greatest Generation," he was a veteran of World War II and was an active member of the Jewish War Veterans, SFV Post 603. He served as JWV California Commander and on the National Executive Committee. He graduated Pace University with an accounting degree. Our family wants to thank all of the people who tenderly watched over and cared for Charlie at the Jewish Home for the Aging. In lieu of flowers, donations would be deeply appreciated by his family to the Jewish Home for the Aging, Jewish War Veterans or The Jewish Federation. Please contact Groman Eden Mortuary at 1 800 522-4875 for shivah information.
On Christmas Day, with his children by his side, Charles Edward Bruno, of Danbury, traded the earth for a more peaceful place. Charles was born on November 20, 1931 in Brewster, NY to Emma Bereniece Makenny and Anthony Dominic Bruno. He graduated from Brewster High School in 1949, excelling in both academics and athletics. Upon graduation Charles attended Hobart College and later entered the workforce as a lineman with New York State Electric and Gas Corporation. Thereafter, he embarked on a career with the Danbury Savings and Loan Association. Beginning as a teller, Charles ascended through the ranks and at the age of 37 assumed the position of President, where he served for more than two decades. Although Charlie had many professional accomplishments he will most notably be remembered by those closest to him for the quiet generosity he exhibited throughout his life. His infinite love and devotion will be forever present in the minds and hearts of his children and grandchildren. Charlie made his second home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he enjoyed the outdoors, reading, the New England Patriots, and his dog, Angel. He is survived by six children: John E. Bruno and wife Diana, of Brookfield, Karen Bruno-Roos and husband David, of Danbury, Regina Bruno, of Ohio, Jeffrey Bruno and wife Jennifer, of Bethel, Lynn Bruno and Christopher Bruno and wife Diane all of Danbury, as well as ten grandchildren: Luigi, Jamie, Michael, Meghan, Lauren, Natalie, Caroline, Mallory, Charles and Carlie and his longtime companion Joann Spence, of Ridgefield. Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Charles Alvin Ford "Chuck" Resident of Mtn. View A resident of Santa Clara County for 52 yrs. Born in Medford, Oregon July 28, 1946. He died unexpectedly in his home in Mtn. View, CA on Dec. 20, 2010 at the age of 64. He was the beloved only child of Theodore and Elizabeth Rankin Ford (both deceased). He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Mona Morgan Chew Ford; his stepson, Mathew T. Chew (Tammy); and was grandfather of: Connor, Courtney, Cody and Caleb Chew. He is also survived by numerous cousins in Oregon and S. Dakota. He was an electronics engineering technician (43 yrs) and a graduate of Campbell High School and West Valley College, and will be remembered as a cheerful, polite gentleman. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of His Life on Thurs., Dec. 30, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos. A reception will follow in the church hall.
Charles Harold Lee Hopper November 27, 1951 - December 24, 2010 Charles Hopper passed away December 24, 2010. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Billie Jo; brother, Larry; sister, Sylvia; nephew, Jimmy Wayne; and great friend Vernon. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Sandy; father, Charlie; brothers, Bill and Jimmy; his 3 children, Ralph, D.C. and Birdy; his 8 adopted children, Christy, Breezy, Julie, Wendy, Larry, Lil Charles, Sherrie, and Mary; and his most loved 24 grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 30th, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest (on the military hill). He was an exceptional man, full of love and generosity. He will be desperately missed by those who love him.
Clara "Kay" Pimentel, Resident of Half Moon Bay, Passed away on December 25, 2010. She was married for 49 years to Ventura A. Pimentel III who passed away in 1997. She is survived by her son Roger Pimentel and his wife Valerie. Her grandchildren Jennifer Cozzolino and her husband Johnny and Scott Pimentel. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews., She was a native of Oklahoma. Age 86 years., Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at the Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel, 645 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funerals Services will be Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel., Entombment will follow at Skylawn Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Clyde T. Hodges, 66, of Cottonwood died Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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SCHENK, DIETRICH KARL Dietrich Karl Schenk was called home on December 19, 2010 after months of a heroic battle against cancer. Born in Sudetenland, Germany on July 27, 1936. He has resided in San Diego for over 47 years, served his country in the Army 82nd Airborne, he believed in God and his country and flew the America flag every day. For over 45 years he worked in the plastering industry. He was an ornamental plastering artist. He was self-employed for many years Plastering Specialties,Inc. He was unselfish, giving, caring and had never ending love for his family and friends. His work ethic will forever be difficult to match. We will miss you so much. Dietrich is survived by three loving children Erich, Gary and Adrianna, 8 adoring grand- children and many very special friends including Bob and Marie Vezza and John and Suzie Kenyon. Services: 10:00 A.M. Dec. 29 Gateway Community Church 1280 N. Johnson Ave. El Cajon, CA. Graveside service to follow at: Singing Hills Memorial Park 2800 Dehesa Rd., El Cajon. Donations: Sharp Hospice Care P.O. Box 3739, La Mesa, CA 91944
LEWIS, DONALD "JOE" Oct. 18, 1937 to Dec. 19, 2010 Our beloved father, Joe Lewis, passed away December 19, 2010, in San Diego at the age of 73. Preceded in death by his loving wife Pauline. Survived by children Robert, Glenna, Paul, and Rhonda; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one sister, Sharon Cunningham. Viewing will be at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Rd., Bonita, CA 91902, on Wednesday, Dec. 29th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Services to be held Thursday, December 30th, 11:00 a.m.
May 16, 1927 ~ December 22, 2010 Donald Carl Dean a longtime Atwater resident, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 with his loving family by his side. Don was born May 16, 1927 in Cuba, Missouri to Carl and Maude Dean. He retired from Pacific Gas & Electric where he worked as an Equipment Operator. Don was a member of the IBEW Union and a former Teamster. He proudly served his Country in the US Army from 1945-1950. He served in both Korea and Germany. Don continued his service as a member of the VFW Post 9946 and was their Chaplain for 4 years. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Disabled Veterans of American and the Merced County Honor Guard. Among his many interests, Don loved vintage cars and was a past member of the Merced Car Club and the Valley Vintage Car Club. He was also a member of the Order of the Cooties. Don was a man of the Christian faith, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed raising his birds and fish and would tell his wife every morning "I'm going out to feed the livestock." Don is survived by his wife Jeanette B. Dean, his children Donna Mae Puette of TX, Linda Ruminer of Tulare, Sheri Henry of Modesto, Carolyn Gibson of AR, William Dean of OR, Donna Tywater of Modesto, Teri Lenz of Atwater, Andrew Dean of Merced, Rodney Dean of AZ, Donald Dean, Jr. of TX, Shalett Prindle of Atwater and Jonathan Mudgett of Delhi. He is also survived by his siblings Robert Dean and Louise Thompson of Modesto and Gladys Braden of Bakersfield. He leaves to cherish his memory 28 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Eva Dean in 1998. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 2-6pm at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way, Atwater CA 95301. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10am also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Gustine.
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DANIEL THOMAS RADER OCT 18, 1959 - DEC 23, 2010 Daniel Thomas Rader, age 51, of La Grange, passed away at home on December 23rd of cancer. He was born to Donald and Alice (Ormonde) Rader on October 18, 1959 at Modesto City Hospital. He grew up in Modesto attending school at St. Stanislaus Catholic School and graduating high school from Modesto High School in 1978. He started work in 1979 at James River where he worked until moving to Illinois in 1989. He moved back to Modesto in 1995. In April of 1995 he started work at Pacific Southwest Container in Modesto where he was employed at upon his death. His hobbies were racing, hunting, shooting, camping, and baseball. In January 2000, he met his wife Amy (Arnold)) and on April 7, 2001 they were married. Together they finished raising his two children, Thomas and Jennifer Rader, from a previous marriage and were still raising their children, son Trevor 13, and a daughter Kalynn, 8. He is survived by his loving wife Amy of 9 1/2 years, son, Trevor Arnold and daughter, Kalynn Arnold-Rader all of La Grange, son, Thomas Rader of Clovis, daughter, Jennifer Rader of Turlock, his mother, Alice Rader of Modesto, sister Anna (Tom) Reed of Modesto, and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Rader in October 2009 Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 31st at 11 AM at the Lake Don Pedro Baptist Church, 4175 Abeto St, La Grange. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30th from 3-7 PM at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora.
David Orville Beatty Resident of Hollister 81, passed December 13, 2010, with his family by his side at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. He was born August 9, 1929, in Kansas City, MO. He met Rose Ellen Gerrard while working together at Mariani Orchards, they married February 24, 1957 and celebrated 53 years of marriage. He loved his family, playing the tenor saxophone, sailing, and flying. He is survived by his wife Rose Ellen, of Hollister, CA; his sons Mark, Kevin, and David, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A gathering of remembrance will be held on January 2nd, at 2:00pm, 79 Lisa Lane, Hollister CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in memory of David Beatty to Sempervirens.org.
JONAS, David May 18, 1911-Dec. 25, 2010 Died peacefully in Los Angeles after 99 years of a rich life. Former Board member of the NY Friars Club, predeceased by wife of 56 years (Jean). Survived by devoted daughters, Cathy and Ellen (Philip) Brooks and by granddaughter, Joey. Services were private per his request. To honor his life, donations can be made to Helping Hand of Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Rm 2605, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Family and friends mourn the death of David Katz, beloved husband, father, step-father, grandfather and great-grandfather. David and his wife, Connie opened Coda Gallery on El Paseo Drive more than 20 years ago, and have a wide circle of friends and fans. Avid sportsman, art collector and gardener, David was a man who quietly gave much back to the community and to others in need. His kindness and spirit will be his legacy. The funeral was held Friday, December 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 69855 E. Ramon Rd., Cathedral City, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Deedy Belding, 9/26/1937-12/22/2010, Deedy Belding, age 73, of Auburn passed away at Sutter Memorial Hospital on December 22, 2010., Deedy was born in Oklahoma, September 26, 1937., Her shoulder may not be there to cry on, her laugh may not be heard, and her smile may not be seen, but her life will go on through the memories that were shared with the friends and family whom she loved. She will never be forgotten., She is survived by two sons and a daughter: Edward Belding and wife Valarie Belding, Ron Belding and wife Brandy Belding, and Debbie Tennant and husband Dale Tennant. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren., A grave side service will be held at New Auburn Cemetery, 1040 Collins Dr, in Auburn on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 10 a.m. Please sign the guestbook at chapelofthehills-auburn.com
Delphina (Perry) Silveira, 99, of San Luis Obispo, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at a care facility in Templeton. She was born in May 1911 to Jose and Filemina Pereira (shortened to Perry) in San Luis Obispo County. Delphina was born into a Portuguese family from the Azorean Islands, the third and last of her eight brothers and sisters, who settled in the Toro Creek area and were dairy farmers. Delfina met and married Joseph Silveira while he was working for her father on the farm - they were married for 63 years. Shortly after they married, they moved to San Luis Obispo and had one daughter, Joanne. Delphina''s family is known for the start, contribution and continuation, in the United States, of the Portuguese Celebration in Cayucos and I.D.E.S. Council 106. This tradition has been carried out with her daughter, two grandsons, Troy and Steven Wisberg, and three great-granddaughters Rebeccah Sherburne, Alexandria Wisberg and Shaelynn Wisberg. Delphina and Joe had dairy farms around San Luis Obispo, including the historic octagon barn on South Higuera. She also worked for Shadowline in San Luis, and later retired from working at Cal Poly after 10 years of service as a custodian. Delphina is survived by her daughter, Joanne (Silveira) Erickson; two grandsons Troy (Christina) Wisberg and Steven (April) Wisberg; five great-grandchildren Rebeccah (Chris) Sherburne, Alexandria Wisberg, Christian Wisberg, Andrew Nicholes and Shaelynn Wisberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents; two sisters; five brothers; and three sisters in-law. A service for Delphina will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo in San Luis Obispo, followed by burial at the Old Mission Cemetery. A celebration of her life will follow at the, , 222 Elks Lodge Lane, also in San Luis. Donations made to the charity of your choice. Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo
DESIREE LOZANO GUISA 9/21/1978 ~ 12/28/2002 Desiree it\'s been 8 years that we held you in our arms. If tears could build a stairway, and memories build a line, I\'d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Love & miss you so much. Your loving boys, RuRu and Mikey - Mom, Ruben, Anna, Rocky, Michele and the rest of your family.
Dolores Benesh Dolores Benesh, 78, passed away on December 22, 2010 after a long illness. Born Dolores Davies in New York. She became one of the first women to enter the WAVES during peacetime, where she served for four years in the hospital corps. Upon leaving the Navy, she married Virgil Benesh, a marriage that spanned 56 years, producing six children. After living briefly in New York and Washington state, Dolores and Virgil settled in Lompoc in 1963. While raising her family in Lompoc, she also served as a Sunday School teacher, a Cub Scout and Brownie leader and pursued her artistic interests by making candles and plaster casts. Later she returned to school and completed an Associate Degree at Allan Hancock. Dolores will be remembered for her devotion to her children and grandchildren, her wry sense of humor and her independent spirit. She is survived by her husband, six children, 13 grandchildren, her brother Milton, sister Edna and her nephews and nieces. Dolores' life will be celebrated in a private memorial on Tuesday, December 28th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the .
Dec 7, 1934 - Dec 26, 2010 A celebration honoring the life of Dona Sparkman, 76, of Marysville, will be held Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 10:00am at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Marysville, California. She passed from this life on Sunday, December 26th as a result of complications from pneumonia. Her amazingly large yet close-knit family was often at her side during her final hours. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, William Sparkman; a sister Christy Vines (Ron); a son, Rodney Smith (Marianne); daughters: Kelly Chapple (Bob), Kim Nease (Lin), and Karen Argyrakis (Straty); stepsons: Bill Sparkman (Yo), Richard Sparkman (Kerri); stepdaughters: Pam Downing (Brian) and Becky Sparkman; grandchildren: Brian Goss (Kristy), Chris Goss (Amanda), Angela Bankhead (Tim), Alexis Smith, Alicia Hecht, Jim Hecht, Carrie Chapple, Stacy Nease, Jamie Nease, Brad Nease, and Peyton Sparkman; great grandchildren Rachel Bankhead, Terry Bankhead, Owen Sparks, Bryan Sparks, Chase Goss, Morgun Goss, Claira Goss, and Marina Bankhead. She is preceded in death by her sister, Boots Dutra; mother, Velma Walsh Gray; stepfather, Mick Gray; father, Donald Dutra; and stepmother, Norma Dutra. Dona was born December 7th, 1934 in Marysville and stayed active all her 76 years. Forty-four of those years were spent in outstanding service to Caltrans. She embraced life to the fullest and touched so many as a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Church, as a member of the Catholic Daughter's of America and the Quarter Century Club, as Treasurer of the Hallwood Women's Club, and, of course, as an avid Kings fan. Her house was open to all and her family grew accordingly over the years. With her mission in life to ensure all were well-fed, it was customary for new faces to show up and be welcomed into her extended family. She will be remembered for her generous spirit and easy smile. Visitation will be from 2-6pm Wednesday December 29th at Lipp & Sullivan funeral home, followed by a Rosary at 7pm at the St. Joseph Church. Father Godwin Xavier will officiate the 10am ceremony on Thursday, followed by graveside service at Sierra View Cemetery. Reception to follow at the St. Joseph Hall adjacent to the church. Donations can be made in her name to the American Lung Association, Alzheimer's Disease Fund, or the Jimmy V Fund for cancer research. Mom, we will forever love and miss you. Thank you for always being there for us and for being the strength in our family and our lives. You are the most extraordinary person we've ever known. Send Condolences at
Donald J. Roseth passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 15, 2010 surrounded by his family., Born Sept. 7, 1927 in Decorah, Iowa, to Elsa Jentz and James Roseth. Don worked in the family bakery, the Bake Rite Bakery, operating the wrapping machine at the age of nine. At 15 he was driving the delivery truck. Don learned to swim in the gravel pits and the Iowa River. He loved to canoe the river and sled the local hills. At nine he broke several ribs and was hauled home on his sled by friends., Don was a member of the Decorah Drum and Bugle Corps at age eight, playing the bugle. This led to playing the trumpet in high school where he held the solo chair in band. Don lettered in football, basketball and track while in high school. In college he lettered as a halfback while attending Luther College., In 1946 he was assigned to Task Force Frigid and served his country in Alaska during one of the coldest winters then on record- negative 50 to negative 70 degrees for over 40 days. He attended Fresno State and met his future wife, Betty Harris. They were wed on the Bride and Groom Radio Program. They wed April 14, 1949., Don attended graduate school at Georgetown University moving his family to Arlington, Va. This was a life experience for his children, Loren and Elise. In 1965 he moved the family to Thousand Oaks and worked in Los Angeles as a senior chemist for the FDA. In 1971 he accepted a position as a compliance officer. In 1979 he received a letter of commendation from the United States Attorney for his work as a special witness. In 1981 he received a degree in computer science., He is preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, James; and good friend, John Larson. Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Joy Roseth; his sister, Ruth Heimdahl; son, Loren; and daughter, Elise. Don retained many friends from high school, his bowling league, and friends who shared mornings over a cup of coffee at the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks. He will be missed by all of us., Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 230-2800.
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Doris C. Gross A San Jose Resident Since 1971 Widow of deceased Capt Martin Gross. A San Jose resident since 1971. Died Dec 21, 2010. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Entered Military Nov 1943. Moved to Sacramento after marriage to Capt Gross. Was an elementary teacher many years before moving to ID in the late 1960s. Assistant teacher in math program at SJ Comm. College. A lifetime volunteer in whatever state she resided, esp. vet programs. Memberships: Kappa Delta Pi, life member of Education in California, The American Legion Post, fine arts museums and WWII museums. She leaves behind a daughter, Donna Van Wyk, son in law John, grandson Wesley Tuttle ? all of OR; two sisters, many nieces and nephews and many loving friends. Mom, grandma, aunt, sister, and those of us who loved you as Do-Do, we will miss you forever. We know you rest in dad?s arms at last.
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DOVIE LEE ROSA Jan 20, 1931 - Dec 22, 2010 Born to Isreal and Ruby Pillows in Groveton, Texas. Moved to Modesto in 1949, where she met and married the love of her life, Edmund Rosa. They had four girls: JoAnn Bertolotti (John), Joyce Lind (David), Judy Rosa, and Jean Ramirez (Chris). She was a telephone operator, home- maker, babysitter, and assisted the elderly prior to her being disabled. Dovie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, and two brothers. She is survived by her sister Alta Mayer, her four daughters, nine grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. She was a caring, loving person who also took the time to listen. She will be missed by all whose heart she touched throughout her life. Viewing will be on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive in Modesto from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at St. Stanislaus Cemetery on Scenic Drive in Modesto at 10:00 a.m.
Dr. Joyce Clifton Pinckard, 10/20/1950 - 12/11/2010, Dr. Joyce Clifton Pinckard passed away on December 11, 2010 at Sutter Medical Center in Roseville. Joyce practiced as a radiologist throughout the United States., She is survived by her husband Martin, mother Gladys, sister Jan, brother Bruce and numerous family members., A memorial service will be held at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville on Thursday, December 30, at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the Point Loma Nazarene University scholarship program in the name of Dr. Joyce Clifton Pinckard.
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Ralph practiced dentistry in Vallejo for many years before retiring in 1990. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, the NFL and spending time at his cabin in Lake County., He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty; his children, Greg (Linda), Susan (Carlos), Jeff (Doris) and Eric (Jeanette); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ralph was predeceased by his parents and his brother., A memorial service will be held at Nadeau Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. The inurnment will be private., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Visit our guest book at www.NadeauFuneralHome.com, 455-7700,
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Dr. Hopkins, Consulting Psychologist and Educator, died on Dec. 21, 2010 in Ventura. He was 96 years old., He was born in West Summerville, Mass., on May 31, 1914. He was a graduate of Columbia University where he achieved an A.B., M.A. and Ed.D. He was a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychology Association, and the American Counseling Association. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta, the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and International Rotary through which he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow., Prior to moving to California, Dr. Hopkins lived in retirement in Naples, Fla., where he was active in professional and civic affairs. In recent years, he wrote and lectured on the "Psychology of Aging." Since 1994 Dr. Hopkins has resided in Ventura County, living at The Gables in Ojai, The Ventura Townhouse and most recently at the Venturan. Dr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Wood Hopkins., He now leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth Jackson Hopkins; his daughter, The Reverend Diana Wood Hopkins of Ventura; five grandchildren: Christopher H. Bond, Jonathan W. Bond, Shaun M. Stanfill, Jacqueline Stanfill Olsen and Natasha Stanfill Bullotta; and four great-grandchildren., The family is very grateful for the caring staff of The Venturan these last few years and the special attention given by his stepdaughter, Laura Swenson. At a later date, a graveside service will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in Southbridge, Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 642-8134. Please visit our website at www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com to leave tributes.
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Elsie Irene Reavell Elsie Irene Reavell died peacefully on 23 December 2010 at Nazareth House in San Rafael, California. Elsie was born on 25 November 1916 in rural Coldsburg, Iowa to Herman and Opal Every. During the Great Depression, she graduated high school and nursing school and soon began a 50 year career as a registered nurse. Her passion was pediatrics and she often remarked that working the maternity ward was a joy, for it was the "happiest ward in the hospital." Elsie married Karl Reavell of Dubuque, Iowa in 1940 and they soon moved to San Francisco where Karl found work in the shipyards before joining the navy. They started a family and a few years after the war moved to the suburbs, ultimately settling in San Anselmo in 1956. Elsie loved to travel and journeyed to far away places including Europe, the Middle East, Russia and China. She took several sea cruises to Mexico, Alaska and around the Caribbean. Elsie was a long time parishioner of St. Anselm's Church, a member of the Decoration Guild of the Marin Art and Garden Club and socialized with the Goldenaires. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent's Dining Room and a generous supporter of the United Service Organization (USO). Elsie frequently walked her San Anselmo neighborhood and played bocce ball weekly on the courts at Albert Park. Survivors include her daughter Lynn Marie and son-in-law James Koger of San Rafael, grandsons Justin and Michael, sister-in-law Julie Every of Dubuque, Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Karl, young son Karl James Jr. and siblings Don, Ada Challis and Leland. The family is grateful for the six years of loving and compassionate care Elsie received from the Sisters of Nazareth and their professional staff. A memorial service is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent's Dining Room or the USO.
VARHOLA, EMILY LUCILLE Sept. 23. 1904 to Dec. 22, 2010 Emily Lucille Varhola went to be with the Lord on December 22nd, at the age of 106. She was born on September 23, 1904, in Carona, New York, and moved with her parents to San Diego in 1920. She was the first of six sisters and two brothers born to Giuseppe and Teresa Stanzione. Together with her husband and sisters, she enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and cards. The secret to her longevity - working hard all her life! Emily loved her family. We will all miss her warm smiles, kind words, and the delicious meals she prepared. She was a hard working woman with experience running apartments, grocery stores, restaurants, and bars during her early years. Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, son, Henry Ladomade, four sisters, Rose Easley, Anne Ott, Mary Pauter, Helen Eaton and two brothers, Pasquale Stanzione and Louis Stanzione. She is survived by one sister, Gloria Scagliotti (Roy), one son, Peter E. Varhola (Nancy) of Spring Valley, two daughters, Gloria Powell of La Mesa, Linda Johnson (Bob) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, one daughter-in-Iaw, Luisa Ladomade of Hollywood, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A gathering will be held at Greenwood Mortuary Salli Lynn Chapel at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at Saint Martin's Catholic Church, La Mesa. Graveside services will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, CA. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution are requested to do so to the charity of their choice.
Oct 6, 1952 - Dec 18, 2010 Eric Carl Rasmussen, 58 passed away in the early morning hours of the 18th of December at his home in Guerneville, Ca. He succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer with his wife, Freda, by his side. Eric was born in Stockton, CA to Carl and Audrey Rasmussen. The family moved to Atwater in 1963 and Eric attended Mitchell Elementary, Mitchell Senior and Atwater High School. Eric had many talents. He was a musician, artist and design engineer. Throughout his life he played keyboard, drums and vocals for numerous local bands and the occasional solo gig. He and his cousins provided musical entertainment at many family reunions. Eric and Freda once lived in Jerome, Arizona where he learned to make traditional Native American silver and turquoise jewelry. Eric became an accomplished artisan. Eric taught himself to draw. Several of his charcoal and pencil portraits and still life drawings were shown in local galleries. Eric lived his final years in the peaceful surroundings of the Sonoma Valley. One of his favorite quotes was by Henry David Thoreau, "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." Eric enjoyed his somewhat free spirited lifestyle, but he also enjoyed returning home to Atwater for family celebrations. Eric is survived by his wife, Freda, parents, Carl and Audrey Rasmussen, brother John (Lesa) Rasmussen, three nephews John Rasmussen II, Dameon Rasmussen, Johnny Rasmussen III and Kili Menezes (Rasmussen). He also leaves two grand nephews, Richard and Robert Menezes. For information about Eric's memorial service you may contact Freda via email email@example.com or Lesa at Lesarasmussen@hotmail.com or call (209) 357-2567.
Earl Oliver, 102, of Redding died Saturday at Copper Ridge Healthcare Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Roberts, Elaine Ruby November 7, 1923 - August 27, 2010 Beloved mother of James, Barbara, Gerald, Ronald, Thomas and Jeanette. She will be missed.
ELSIE HOUSEWRIGHT JAN 1930 - DEC 2010 Elsie passed away on Christmas morning after a long illness. Shewas born in Dallas, TX, on January 29, 1930, the daughter of Lindsey and Esther Owens. She was married to her husband Ben for 46 years until his passing in 1991. She loved to read for hours, do word search puzzles , and watch movies with her family. Her passionate love of sewing, flowers and gardening was passed on to her children. She had a keen memory up until the very end. Upon her death she was living with her daughter and caregiver Stacy in Campbell, CA . She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church . Her faith in God sustained her in her final days and gave her peace in passing. Elsie is survived by her seven children: Michael Housewright of Charlotte, NC, Joe Housewright of Empire, Danny Housewright of Modesto, Rebecca Smith of Modesto, Sharon Camp of Modesto, Jill Zahra of Modesto, Stacy Khanishian of Campbell, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben and her son Mark. A memorial service will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Thursday, December 30 at 2pm, with burial to follow. The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care . In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice of the Valley , 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124 . Guest book available at, www.lakewoodhughson.com
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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, New York., Survivors include his brothers, Ellis "Bucky" Di Ciccio of Arizona and Emidio "Nuccio" Di Ciccio (Dawn) of New York; children, Carmine Di Ciccio (Jeannie), 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 Veteran's Hall 549 Merchant St. in 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.,
GERETZ, Ester Born Dec. 29, 1920. Passed away Dec. 25, 2010. Beloved widow of Victor. Devoted mother of Lionel (Petra) Geretz and Rebecca (Leonard) Friedman. Loving grandmother of Hannah. Sister of Orrin and Robert Volden. Devoted homemaker whose interests included photography, gardening, travel, and Sisterhood activities. Services on Tuesday (today), Dec. 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076.
ETHEL BUTLER JAN 4, 1934 - DEC 21, 2010 Ethel Butler, 76 passed away surrounded by her family and friends at Memorial Hospital after a life long battle with her emphasemia. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, she moved to Akron as a child. She relocated with her late ex-husband to Oakland, CA, to help with his family business where she recieved her certificate in Bookkeeping and worked for the courts of California. Soon After she gave birth to Rodney Butler and Linda Butler. She moved to Modesto, CA in 1995, where she became an active part of helping her son with his ministries. Holding Bible studies at her home everyweek. She became a member of Big Valley Grace Church and a student of the Bible Study Fellowship Ethel lived a full and happy life, doing the things she loved and enjoyed. She travel the world, made life long friends. Always strong and independant she ministerd to anyone about her love for God and now shes home to be with him. She leaves to cherish her memory, Willie Bobie'' Brooks, Louise Driggs, Lula Brooks, Myrtle (Eddie) Swain. Her daughter Linda Butler of Modesto, CA ; grandson Jabari Butler of Sacramento, CA; grandson Antione Thomasson of Modesto, CA; and granddaughter Desha Wright of Modesto Ca. Also two great-granddaughters, Promise and Sasha Butler of Sacramento, CA. Wake will be: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 1pm-4pm at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be: Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 10am at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel. The repass will form and condolences can be sent to 2716 Ostler Ct., Modesto, CA 95355.
EUGENE FRANKLIN 3/14/1938 to 12/21/2010 Eugene Franklin was born in Elmore City, Oklahoma. He worked as a care provider for the past 22 years and for the last 15 years he was Co-owner and Operator of S & E Board and Care in Riverside. Preceding him in death was his parents Mildres and Alma Franklin and his siblings Samuel Franklin, Myrtle (Skeet) Franklin-Austin and Melvin Franklin. He leaves to mourn his partner Sharon Jacoby of 21 years, daughter Regina; sons: Cyrus, Lamar, Maurice and Kevin; grand-daughter Tianah Outlaw. He also leaves to mourn his siblings: Girtie, Marie, Margaret, Rachel, Otis, Mary, Linda, Martha, Mossie, and Gloria. Also to mourn are a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Viewing at Tillman Riverside Mortuary, Tuesday, 1-7pm. Funeral service will be held at Tillman Riverside Mortuary on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 11:00 a.m. His final resting place will be at Trice Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Eva M. Haflich, 89, of Cottonwood died Monday at home. Arranvements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
FLOYD HARVEY MATTESON July 6, 1935 - Dec. 22, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd; mother, Martha, and brother, Bill. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy; and children, Steve, Jerry, John, Dan, and Vicki; and granddaughter, Sarah; also his brothers, Luke, Byron, John, Maurice; and sister, Donna; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He served in the
Felmon "Leon" Dorough 1931 - 2010 Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at Doughty- Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Home, 1100 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA. Felmon "Leon" Dorough (known by his family as "Sunny") passed away on December 21, 2010 joining his mother, Louise; his father, Leon; and his sons, Derek and Richie. Surviving him is his loving wife, Barbara and dog, Skipper; brothers and sisters: Betty, Maryann, Patsy, Mike, Nancy; and nieces and nephews; sons: Doug, Jeff, Greg; and daughters, Angie and Dorrene; grandchildren: Julie, Mario, Kerrie, Zachary, Nicholas, Jeffery, Ryan, Jason, Dustin, Casey and Kristen; his great grandchildren: Dominic and Mia; and his many friends including Greg and Joni. Leon was born January 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. Leon's family soon moved back to Alabama where his father worked as a local Barber and his mother operated a Dry Cleaning Business in the City of Columbiana. Leon was the oldest of six children and was the only child who followed his father's footsteps by serving in the, during the, as an enlisted sailor. He served as a cook on a mine sweeper ship called the "U.S.S. Incredible." After the war, a friend stationed with him in San Diego, CA invited him to Tulare, CA on leave where Leon met his first wife. Leon later remarried with two stepchildren and moved back to his home town in Columbiana, Alabama. Leon's charismatic character was suited for the insurance business. He progressed to the position of District Manager for United Insurance where he relocated to Bakersfield, CA and eventually retired in 1993. Leon loved sports including billiards, baseball and football. His passion for competition and comradeship led him to the town billiards where he played pool since he was a young boy. Later in life, he was inducted into the Eagles' Hall of Fame (Bakersfield, CA) for his efforts in establishing the first pool league and supporting the local pool room. He also played semi-pro baseball as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, but an injury shortened his baseball career. Leon's passion for football was deep rooted in his upbringing and he was a follower of the "Alabama Crimson Tide," embracing the Bear Bryant years. There was a well-established dent in his recliner as you would most certainly find him sitting in front of the TV watching a college football game. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, the restoration of hot rods and educating other people (either willingly or unwillingly) on local, national and global politics. His love for food followed him beyond the Navy enjoying cooking and critiquing food dishes throughout his life. His stubborn ways and principled centeredness made for a solid foundation. Leon, you will be greatly missed! Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
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 firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com. The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
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ABERBOM, Frances April 10, 1923-Dec. 22, 2010 Frances was born in Los Angeles where she lived all her life. She was the beloved wife of Sam Aberbom for over 60 years. She was the loving mother to Alex, Darryl and Linda and is also survived by her, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother and sister Frances was the quintessential mother, always taking care of all who needed her love and help. She spent her life working for Charities such as City of Hope, Brandis and Care Cottage. She lived for Family, Friends and Charity. She was also a talented artist, and crafts woman. She was deeply loved by all. Services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at 10:00 am TaNaCH Chapel, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the City of Hope.
Frances Constance Schneider, Resident of San Mateo, Passed away on December 26, 2010. Loving Mother to Michael Schneider, William Schneider, Joni Plourd and Paula Schneider. Grandmother of Jennifer McMaster, Zoe Siegel, and Chloe Siegel. Beloved wife of deceased husband Joseph Schneider of the S.F. Fire Department. Survived by sister Alexandra Soeten of Mill Valley and brother Harry Curusis of Atherton., Born in Daly City, Frances moved to Millbrae in 1955 and lived in San Mateo since 1978., A Trisagion Service will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 So. El Camino Real in San Mateo. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda De las Pulgas in Belmont. Reception immediately following. Interment at Greek Orthodox Memorial Park in Colma. Donations to Church of the Holy Cross preferred. SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME (650) 343-1804.
FRANKLIN M. TOSTI, 68, of Los Alamos, passed away December 25, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
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Antonio Galvan, 87, of Woodbridge, passed away December 26, 2010. Born December 15, 1923 in Mexico, he worked for 35 years as a farmer. .....
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Ronald W. Garbe Nov. 27, 1943 - Dec. 25, 2010 Resident of Union City Ronald W. Garbe passed away suddenly on Christmas morning. He .....
Garry DeHaye Ohanneson 1947 - 2010 A memorial service will be held today Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 2:00 p.m., at Grace Community Church, 1544 7th Street Wasco, CA. Garry DeHaye Ohanneson, born January 12, 1947 in Bakersfield, CA, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 22, 2010. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. He passed away with his loving wife Donna at his side. Garry grew up in Shafter, CA and lived in Wasco, CA most of his adult life. Garry and Donna moved to Bakersfield 12 years ago. Garry spent his life working in agriculture. He enjoyed camping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Garry is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Donna. His family includes son, Phillip and wife Julie, grandsons, Garrett and Jake; his son, Shaye and wife Melissa, grandsons, Mitchell, Kyle, Brady, and granddaughter, Gracie. Garry's grandchildren were the light of his life. Garry is also survived by his brothers, David Northam and wife Joanne, and Carl Northam; his sister, Susan Ohanneson; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, and nieces. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Fisher House, who provided Garry and Donna with comfort and peace during Garry's battle with cancer. Donations can be mailed to: VA GLA Healthcare Systems, Fisher House Mail Code 10A-F, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073.
In Loving Memory, we celebrate the life of Gary Brown who passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 21, 2010., Gary was born in Ventura on February 13, 1951 to Earl and Virginia Brown. He graduated from Nordhoff High School in 1969 and worked for the City of Ventura from 1970 until he retired in 2009. He loved life and lived it to the fullest; enjoying everything from hunting, bowling, tennis, traveling, softball and riding his Harley., Gary was also a true handyman and enjoyed remodeling his home over the last few years. Gary loved his family and was proud of his sons and grandchildren. He was very much a protector of all those he cared for and loved., He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Brown. Gary is survived by his beloved wife Ann of 30 years; his two sons Eli Brown and Daniel Brown, wife Melissa; grandchildren Jacob, Madison and Levi; father Earl Brown,; step mother Janyce Brown; three sisters Janet Frost, Linda Charters and Patti Tindle and many more relatives and friends., At this time his family would especially like to thank his caring doctors James Halverson and Kevin Chang. Gary will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 2 p.m. at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura . Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
In Loving Memory of Geneva McCaslin December 28, 1919 - July 29, 1992 Happy Birthday We all remember your hard work and those special Sunday dinners. Love, your family
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George E. Bitler, 83, of Redding died Monday at A Touch of Heaven Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).
George James Espinola, Jr. Resident of Santa Clara March 7, 1961-Dec.20, 2010 A loving, vibrant and peaceful soul left us suddenly on Monday, December 20, 2010. He was 49 years old. Born March 7, 1961, George was a proud father to his precious sons Joseph (Brenda) and Michael Espinola, loving Avo to his grandson, Jericho and cherished son to Alice Simons Espinola. He is survived by his siblings Doug (Christin), John (Theresa), Joanne, Janet and Steve Espinola, his in-laws Priscilla Baza, Frank Morcillas, Francois Monet (Ava), Michael (Heather) and John Paul (Monica) Morcillas. and his wife Edith Morcillas Espinola. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Alana Marie and his father George James Espinola, Sr. George is a graduate of Santa Clara HS (1979) and Cal Poly, SLO (1984). A successful architect for 30 years, he derived great joy in helping his clients' dreams come true. George is most proud of the home designed for his brother in Los Gatos. He is a scholar on architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Wolfe and Charles McKenzie. He won the California Pioneers Award for Outstanding Writing of California History in 1990 and continued this passion by publishing "Cottages, Flats, Buildings and Bungalows. He was the family genealogist and will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor, high intelligence, and being a music aficionado. Always the family man, George took great pride in actively participating in his children's lives. He attended every event and even received Parent Volunteer of the Year Award from Ponderosa Elementary. He leaves behind many whom he held very dear. Family and friends are invited to attend viewing on Tuesday, December 28, 3-9 PM with evening services at 7 PM at Lima Family Mortuary 466 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara. Funeral services on Wednesday, December 29 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2800 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara. Internment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
George John Berris Resident of San Jose 1945 - 2010 Beloved father and respected attorney George John Berris fell asleep in the Lord on December 24 with loving family-sons, John and Dan Berris; daughter-in-law, Ellie Gholami; sisters and cousin-by his side. He was 65 years old. George was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. in 1945 to the Rev. John Berris and Presbytera Angela Berris. He spent his childhood in Steubenville, Ohio and Jacksonville, Fla. After he moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah, George graduated from East High School. He then attended Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, Mass. George returned to Utah, earning his law degree in 1969 from the University of Utah College of Law. After moving to California and being admit-ted to the California State Bar in 1971, he started his legal practice in San Jose. Over his career, he earned a reputation as an intelligent and honest attorney who scrupulously honored the values of the profession while serving the interests of his clients. George gave generously of his many talents and balanced his career with a life of community service. For many years, he served on the Board of Directors of Trinity Youth Services and was active in the Hellenic Law Society of Northern California. Above all else, George was a family man. He was blessed with two sons, John and Dan, whom he considered to be his greatest accomplishments. He was so proud to see his sons work hard and succeed as young professionals. George was a patient caretaker for his mother, Presby-tera Angela Berris and a devoted brother to his four sisters, Maria Berris, Elaine Spanos, Joanne Pagonis, and Anna Gomez. He was known to many as Theo George, and is lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Without fail, he was at birthdays, graduations, weddings, and baptisms, celebrating with his family and sharing his feisty sense of humor. He was predeceased by his father, the Rev. John George Berris. A Trisagion (wake) will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, December 28 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis St., San Jose. The funeral is scheduled for 11am on Wednesday, December 29, also at St. Nicholas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (986 Chapman St., San Jose, CA 95126) or Trinity Youth Services (P.O. Box 848, Colton, CA 92324). May his memory be eternal.
Gloria Elsie Boggs 1927 - 2010 Visitation is Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 4-8 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, January 3, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. On Thursday, December 23, 2010, Gloria Elsie Boggs left her earthly pain to be in the arms of God alongside her beloved husband. She was born to Ernest and Ema Dietzmann on December 5, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from George W. Breckenridge High School in 1945, she met a dashing young soldier by the name of NR "Bud" Boggs. They married and moved to Bud's home in Long Beach, California, where Bud worked for Superior Oil. The young couple moved to Bakersfield in 1946 and were long time residents of Shafter/Rio Bravo. Gloria and Bud enjoyed square dancing, Gloria sewing her square dancing dresses with layer upon layer of petticoats. Avid equestrians, Bud was a Bakersfield Ranger and Gloria a Bakersfield Rangerette. Gloria was a stay at home mom until their children entered high school, at which time she began working at Community National Bank as Operations Officer for Shafter, Bakersfield, and Buttonwillow. Following Bud's death in 1981, Gloria began bowling in several leagues. Gloria was preceded in death by her siblings, Ernie Dietzmann and Maxine Schott. She is survived by her son, Randolph "Randy" Boggs (Elizabeth); daughter, Barbara Dial (John); grandchildren, Alyxis Hedrick, Brandon Boggs, Ava Snyder (and partner Juanita Reyes); great-granddaughter, Jordan Reyes-Snyder; and many nieces and nephews in Texas and northern California. In addition to her children, Gloria's loving daughter-in-law, Elizabeth "Liz" Boggs was a faithful, special friend and caregiver, helping to make Gloria's final years enjoyable.
Goldie Passelli 1921-2010 Passed away of natural causes on December 25, at the age of 89. She is predeceased by her parents Michael & Lillian Ostrov; her first husband of 24 years, Herman Litman; and her daughter, Harriet Litman. She is survived by her second husband of 28 years, Paul Passelli; her son Allan (Phyllis) Litman; and numerous cousins. She was an avid poker player and loved to read. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends may visit after 10:00AM Wednesday and are invited to attend the funeral service also on Wednesday at 10:30AM, all at the chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St, SF, 94112. Where services will conclude. Donations can be made in Goldies name to a charity of your choice.
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Masis A. Gozurian July 19, 1922 - Dec. 22, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Dearly beloved husband of Sylvia Gozurian. Funeral services will be .....
Grace Emma Mann, 76, was surrounded by her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren during her passing on December 21, 2010 in Hanford, California. She was born on March 16, 1934 in Iowa to Sumner "Sam" and Sadie Moser. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Her immediate family, Robin, Don, Abby and Kyle, were blessed to have had her so close in their lives. Grace lived with Robin and her family for 16 years. The greatest gift her grandchildren received was having the chance to grow up with their grandmother so close. She too received the wonderful gift of having the unconditional love and support of Robin and her family., Grace enjoyed many things in her life including her time as a Registered OB Nurse, knitting, reading, spending time with friends and family, playing cards, going to the movies, going out to eat and was faithful to her favorite television shows. She loved to travel and had the opportunity to visit many wonderful places. One of her favorite times of year was traveling back to Iowa in the summer to visit her family. She always said it was like "old times" each time she returned. She loved that they 'celebrated' Christmas in July., She is survived by her daughter, Robin Mathews, her son-in-law, Don Mathews, her grandchildren Abby and Kyle Mathews all of Hanford, California, her son, Jeff Mann of North Carolina, her friend, Juanita Mathews of Hanford, California and her friend, Pat Patten of Exeter, California and John Mann of Visalia, California. She is also survived by her sister, Hilda Kalina of Roodhouse, Ill., and brother, Henry "Hank" Moser of Guttenberg, Iowa., A warm thank you goes out to Optimal Hospice Care caregivers, Jennifer and Elisia as well as Brittney Mathews, CNA and family member, who helped to make her final days peaceful. We also appreciate all the those family members that offered us such great support during our time of need through your thoughtful notes and phone calls. Furthermore, gratitude goes out to the staff of Valley Christian Homes for taking great care of her in the two years she resided with them., No words can express the sorrow we will feel without her presence. But we know she has reached those pearly gates with her mother, father and siblings awaiting her joyous arrival. She will be in God's perfect embrace., A memorial will be held in the home of Robin and Don Mathews on Thursday, December 30th at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, we'd ask that donations be made to Autism Speaks in Grace's name and her grandson, Kyle's name. You can do so by visiting
Grace Marion Schiller, Grace Marion "Nana" Schiller went home to the Lord December 22, 2010, she was 90 years young., Nana was the matriarch, the consummate care giver, nursing was not just her career it was the way she lived her life always wanting to take care of all who crossed her path. Nana lived and loved all of her 90 years, we were a very blessed family., Nana was preceded in death by her husband Raymond in 1992, her son Kenneth Scott in 2002, and her brother James Norman Calway in 2010., She is survived by her children James Randolph Schiller and Robin, Patricia Susan Paul, Raymond Lawrence Schiller and Monique, daughter-in-law Carolyn Schiller; grandchildren Eric Weaklim and Melissa, Theresa Falkner and Mark, Lisa Weaklim, Ryan Weaklim and Kristina, Lindsay Valentine and Rick, Erin Miller and Bobby, Evan Schiller, Delorian Schiller, and Cody Schiller; great grandchildren Zachary and Dylan Faulkner, Grace Weaklim, Jayden Weaklim; Scotty, Shane, and Delaney Valentine, and Wyatt Miller., Burial will take place December 30, 2010 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. Because of the compassionate care provided by the loving staff of Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, our Mother passed peacefully from this world, please consider donations in lieu of flowers to this organization, send to: 277 South Street, suite R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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Earl Aloysius Granahan July 11, 1925 - Dec. 24, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Earl Aloysius Granahan passed away in San Leandro on December .....
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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Gussie Irene Tharp April 27, 1920 - December 23, 2010 Visitation for Gussie Irene Tharp will be held at Mish Funeral Home (120 Minner Ave.) on Tuesday, December, 28, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery (River Blvd.) on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Our beloved mother has gone to Heaven to be with her husband, Robert; daughter, Vera; her mom and dad; sister, Anna Lee Culberson; and son-in-law, Jerry Umholtz. She is survived by her brother, Hairston Allen of Ohio; sister, Lorene McConnell of Texas; 5 children, Robbie Umholtz; Hairston Tharp and his wife Charlotte; Carolyn Ricketts and husband Jesse; Joyce Wright and husband Jackie; Debra Russell and husband Sam; 14 grandchildren; and her long-time friend, Mildred Scott. She was a loving woman, full of life to the very end. She loved quilting and gardening. She was always ready to go shopping or out for a meal. But, her biggest love was her huge family. She was always here for us. We will miss her smiling face and generous nature. Condolences can be made at, . Mish Funeral Home
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Owen, Harold Ray February 22, 1926 - November 28, 2010 Harold "Ray" Owen, Jr. (of Westchester) was born in Oakland, California, of parents Gladys and Harold Ray Owen, Sr. He is survived by his wife Vera Carson Owen, children H.R. (Hank) Owen III, Kristina Ann Owen (Hoberg), & Linda Owen (Cantrill), 5 grandchildren and a fierce dog, Casey. His son, Sidney Carl Owen, preceded him in death Jan 21, 1991. His zest and love of life will be missed by friends and family. No one did it like Ray!!
Harold Robert Sommer 85, of Sausalito, California, died Tuesday December 22, 2010. Harold was born in San Francisco, on October 31, 1925 to Carl and Loretta Sommer and grew up in Alameda, CA. Following a term in the Navy, Harold had a long and distinguished career with Crowley Maritime where he worked for over 49 years as a tugboat pilot. Harold married his former wife, Dolores Diehl in 1950 with whom he had three sons. Later, in 1969, he married Annelise Rother. He was captain of the last wooden tugboat to work the San Francisco Bay, and he was one of the last skippers to be licensed to pilot the great steam tugs such as the "Hercules." A Sausalito resident for four decades, Harold was well known for his classic yacht restorations, including the vessels the "Freda", the "Restless", the tugboat "Alert", and most famously, the 83 foot 1883 German pilot schooner the "Wanderbird." In the 1990's the "Wanderbird" was deemed by the Smithsonian Museum to be the most significant vessel restoration done by a private individual in the US. The "Wanderbird" is currently a floating museum in Hamburg, Germany. Harold is survived by his wife of 41 years Anneliese Sommer, and his sons Ross and his wife, Sue, of San Anselmo, CA; Roy and his wife, Melissa, of Shrewsbury, MA; and Webb and his wife, Mary, of Olalla, WA. Harold is also survived by six grandsons; Calvin, Andrew, Marley, Castan, Justin and Tyler, and one granddaughter; Kira. The family is requesting that memorial donations be made in memory of Harold to the Restoring Freda Project at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Foot of Gate Five Road, 3 Road 3 Ste 7, Sausalito, CA 94965-9800 or http://store.spauldingcenter.org/donations.php or contact Andrea Rey. Services will be held Wednesday December 29, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Sausalito Women's Center.
Harry L. Jordan 1925 - 2010 Harry Jordan met his Lord on December 21, 2010. Born to Hattie and Joe Jordan April 25, 1925 in Standard, Louisiana along with six siblings. Harry was schooled and raised up around Clarks, Louisiana. Joined US Navy and became a radar-man. Sailed on 4 ships around the world from 1941 to 1946. Honorable discharged in 1946. Had several occupations but found his niche in trucking and heavy equipment. Harry was father to 6 children, Robert, Don, Delilah, Donna, Doyle and Denelle. His companion for 23 years was Ardith. He loved hunting and fishing and during earlier years he was a dancing, jitterbugging, zuit-suiter that loved life, and never met a stranger. Instead of flowers, please donate to the animal shelter of Radio Lane or Humane Society. Service will be Thursday December 30, at 11:00 am at McDonalds in Redding. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
At her request, there will be no formal services for Hatsue Gambill, 79, of Vacaville., Mrs. Gambill passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 22., She was born in Japan on March 7, 1931., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the NorthBay Cancer Center, 1860 Pennyslvania Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533, www.northbay.org., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707) 446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
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Lee Vincent "Vince" Haynes, Jr. Oct. 6, 1927- Dec. 15, 2010 Lifelong Bay Area Resident Vince was born and raised in Oakland to Lee .....
HAZEL R. BUSCHMANN DEC 5, 1925 - DEC 22, 2010 Hazel passed away at Pacifica Care Center at the age of 85 after a very long illness. She leaves behind daughter Dottie Edwards of Modesto, grandson Philip Henry Anselmo of Modesto and close family friends Bill and Theresa Bryant of Placerville. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 11:00-1:00PM with a service following at 1:00PM at Lakewood Funeral Home Heritage Chapel. Guest book available at:, www.lakewoodhughson.com
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9/2/1925-12/16/2010 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we the family of Helen Denny, 85, announce her passing on Thursday, December 15, 2010., Helen was born in Rockville, MD to Ada Jane (full Sioux Indian) and Daniel Matthew Kerrick (full German) on September 2, 1925. She had been a resident of Ventura County for over 62 years and came here from Fairfax, VA., After 31 1/2 years, she retired as a Psychiatric Technician from Camarillo State Hospital. She then worked P/T at Everest & Jennings wheelchair in Camarillo. With her love to help people, she took care of seniors in Camarillo. Doing their cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, taking them to doctor appointments and whatever they needed her to do for them., Helen was a loving mother and grandmother. She was known as "Grandma Denny" to her grandchildren's friends. She would take all three children and their friends to different functions on a regular basis. She loved taking her grandchildren to baseball games, water slides, and to the beach. She would take each one wherever they wanted to go. She even took three additional children (all three were siblings and friends of her own grandchildren) to Las Vegas, NV to Circus Circus and to the big water slide one summer., Helen was a lover of dogs and had several throughout her life. She would cook chicken daily for her dog Timber and sit outside and brush his fur for hours. Her grandchildren were the love of her life and there was nothing she wouldn't do for them., As she got older, Alzheimer's set in making it difficult to know her five great-granddaughters. She loved her family dearly and each one held a special place in her heart. Helen touched many lives and was loved by those who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all of us. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bun) of Somis, CA; and her sister Catherine of Columbia, SC. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and Michael Barra of Ventura, CA; grandson, Chris Denny of Knoxville, TN; granddaughter and great-granddaughters, Sonia, Allison and Emily Childeres of Lee's Summit, MO; grandson Aaron Taylor, grand daughter-in-law, Kelly, and great granddaughters Sydney, Baylee and Emersyn from Somis, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Grace Kerrick from Fairfax, VA; sister Gladys Elston from Orange Park, FL; sisters-in-laws; Judith Mitchell and Annie Tenenbaum; brother-in-law, David Denny; several nieces and nephews, and her very best and dear friend of many, many years, Johnny Milburn in Camarillo, Ca; which Helen passed away on Johnny's birthday., A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Special love and thanks go out to Dierdre Daly and her loving, caring and understanding staff at Autumn Years at Ojai. And a "very special thanks" to Carrie at Livingston Memorial HOSPICE for taking the best care my mother could have ever had. Thank you all ever so much as you are angels on earth.
GOTTFURCHT, Helene Age 96, died December 23, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Fred H. Gottfurcht. Dearest mother of Renda Hertz (the late Rabbi Richard C. Hertz), Elliot, John (Amy Jo) and Dr. James (Zoreh). Cherished grandmother of Brad Ebner (Stefanie), Devon, Marlo, Jeffrey (Emily), Grant and Chelsea. Loving great-grandmother of Brooke, Alexa and Grant Ebner, Jackson Vides, Casey and Tanner Longstreet and Rawley, Ella and Lucy Gottfurcht. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation, 9440 Santa Monica Blvd., 8th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Hillside Mortuary 800-576-1994
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Herbert Charles Thomas of Vacaville passed away Wednesday in Sacramento at the age of 62., Herbert was born in Middletown, Ohio, to Paul and Minnie Thomas., Herbert served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 16, 1966, to Oct. 15, 1968. His military service included: Vietnam service for one year, one month and 11 days, heavy vehicle driver carrying Nitroglycerin, Co. D 36th Engineer Battalion Construction, Co. D 69th Engineer Battalion Construction USAR PAC, Corps III Ð Vung Tau, Vietnam, Corps IV Ð Can Tho & Soc Trang, Vietnam. Medals awarded: National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter M-14, Marksman Rifle M-16, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal., Herbert loved to drive. He had driven a truck since he was 12 years old and for the past 15 years had been employed as a driver for Basalite Concrete Products of Dixon. He also enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, square dancing and round dancing., Survivors include his wife, Fran; children, Sonia Rene Thomas (Chris) Potter of Alabama and Bobby Lee Thomas of Colorado; stepchildren, Ross Franklin (Sheila) Ridler of Kentucky and Rod Glen (Kathy) Ridler of California; two granddaughters; three step-granddaughters; three step-great-granddaughters; brothers, George Michael (Charlene) Thomas of Ohio and Ronald William (Alice) Thomas of Ohio; six nieces; five nephews; eight great-nieces; 10 great-nephews; nine great-great-nieces and 11 great-great-nephews., He was preceded in death by parents, Paul Vincent Thomas and Minnie Mable Knott; brothers, Paul Robert (Cora)Thomas and Carl Eugene (Carolyn) Thomas; and sister, Mary Bertha Branham., A service will be held Friday, Dec. 31 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacramen- to Valley National Cemetery. Contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 1102 17th Ave., S No. 304, Nashville TN 37212-2208., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, online guest book www.mccunechapel .com.,
Herbert E. Thomas, 62, of Vacaville, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22, in Sacramento. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Dec. 19, 1948. Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army., Services will be held at a later date., Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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Ida M. Pereira May 1, 1923-Dec 22, 2010 Resident of Erie, Colorado Passed away peacefully at her residence with family by her side. Loving mother to Dennis and Bruce Pereira, and beloved Grandmother to Kevin, Ashley and David Pereira. Funeral/Memorial service to be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, Dec 30 in San Jose at the Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Chapel of Roses
Irene M. Oster-Ingram May 5, 1925 - December 22, 2010 Irene entered this world on May 10, 1925, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the youngest of seven children of Vance Orville Russell and Molly Irene (Chitwood) Russell. Irene came to Bakersfield in 1945 where she met and married Gottlieb (Pete) Oster on June 8, 1946. They had three children, Sharon, Philip, and Timothy. Irene was a homemaker her entire life. Besides raising her children with Pete, Irene enjoyed sewing and quilting along with watching her beloved Dodgers on TV with Vin Scullay on the radio. After Pete's retirement they welcomed the times of having one of their six grandchildren around the house. Playing pinochle against Irene was a challenge as she had her special signals of which cards to pass. Irene and Pete were married for fifty years until his passing in 1997. Later in life Irene was courted and fell in love with family friend Dennis K. Ingram. At the young age of Eighty, Irene and Dennis were married on November 19, 2005. Although their time together was short they made many wonderful times together. Whether it was traveling, spending time at their cabin in Cambria where she loved sitting on the deck and watching for deer and wild turkeys or having steak on Friday nights at the Eagles. When together their love for each other was apparent from the smiles on their faces. Irene passed from this world on December 22, 2010. She was preceded by her parents; her brothers and sisters; her loving husband of 50 years Gottlieb (Pete) Oster; her son, Frank McDonald; and her great granddaughter, Gracianna Register. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Dennis K. Ingram; her daughter, Sharon and Stephen Fabbri; sons, Phillip and Sandy Oster, and Timothy and Misty Oster; stepdaughter, Tamara and Ed Torres; grandchildren, Melissa, Stephanie, Jacob, Darci, Eric, Cord, Chris, Leigh, Ashtyn, Chandler; and 4 great grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thank you to the entire staff of The Hallmark for their loving and compassionate care of Irene. We would also like to thank Hoffmann Hospice for the excellent care given to Irene, especially Laura, Michelle and Krystal. Graveside services will be held today Tuesday, December 28, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hoffmann Hospice or a charity of your choice. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
Irene T. Shea, 74, of Brookfield passed away at Danbury Hospital on December 24, 2010. Irene was born on October 3, 1936 in Middletown, and remained a lifelong resident until moving last year to be closer to family. Irene graduated from Middletown High School and went to work for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles in Wethersfield; retiring after a 42-year career. Irene was a family historian and devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews. Christmas at Irene's was memorable for its loving warmth and the incredible decorations she displayed. This family's Christmas celebration this year will be dedicated to her memory. Irene is survived by her sister, LaVerne M. Riley, of Brookfield. Laverne was a big sister to Irene in every sense of the word and their bond was deep and profound. Irene leaves her nephews and nieces, John and Samia Riley, Thomas and Susan Riley, Bruce Riley, Cary and Tereasa Riley, Mark and Tatiana Riley, Keith Riley, Linda Williams, Deborah and Barry Froeberg, and Thomas and Susan Shea, their children, her grand nieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Alice Shea, and her brother, Ronald Shea. The family would like to express its thanks to Dr. Michael Cohenuram and the incredible staff at Danbury Hospital's Oncology Center. "Dr. Mike's" treatments gave Irene a quality of life that was precious during her initial battle with cancer, before a recent, unrelated accident took Irene from us far too soon. The Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut provided excellent home care as did two very special friends to Irene, Cindy and Bridget, whose help to Irene and family was immeasurable. Irene's faithful companion for many years was her lovable dog, Deeohgee. The little guy never failed to lift her spirits and make her laugh when she faced difficult moments. Her love for him was inspiring to all who witnessed that joy and Irene enjoyed great peace knowing he'd be well cared for when she passed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday December 30th in St. Patrick's Church, on West High Street (Rte 66) in East Hampton, CT. There will be a visiting hour from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Spencer Funeral Home at 112 Main St. in East Hampton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feral Care, Inc., P.O. Box 954, Stratford, Ct. 06614 or the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St., Danbury, Ct. 06810-4710.. To leave online condolences please visit
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CROSS, JAMES ALLISON December 21,1928 to December 21, 2010 James Cross was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, graduated LaCrosse Central High. Married Luz. M Caballero and had six children, Vernon, Douglas Gary and Sandra Cross, Teresa Palombo and Judy Colangelo and 10 grandchildren. He was 20 year Army Vet, and also retired Computer Analyst. He is survived by wife Patricia Wilson. We loved him dearly and will be greatly missed. Memorial held Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Summit UU Fellowship, 8778 Cottonwood Ave. in Santee.
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6/24/25 - 12/17/10 passed away peacefully on December 17, 2010. Jeanne retired in 1984 as owner of Jigger Liquor Store in Pomona, CA. Jeanne was a member of
HATTER Jr., JESSE Jesse Hatter Jr., an Army Infantry soldier throughout Vietnam and Korean wars, died Sunday. He was 82 years old. Jesse was a POW in the Korea war for thirty-three months as well as awarded the, in Vietnam on his second voluntary tour. After a distinguished military service, Jesse retired from the military in 1969 and began work in the civilian sector and soon, he began work on a family. Jesse has two surviving children, his daughter Sandra Marie Hatter who gave birth to his granddaughter Emma Sharpe and his son Michael Jason Hatter who with his wife gave Jesse his grandson, Marshall Michael Jesse Hatter. Jesse is also survived by his Aunt, Emma Findley and her husband Winfred Findley and their daughter Doris Williams. Jesse Hatter Jr. is the son of Wake Hatter and Sue Ethel Cooksey. He was born November 15, 1928 in Wesson, Arkansas. You will be missed by all who knew you and those who never knew you will never know what they missed. Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, And I will forgive Thy great big one on me. Robert Frost A memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, 28 December 2010, at California Cremation & Burial Chapel, 5880 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115. Another memorial Service will be held on Friday, 7 January, 2011, at The Suite, 1721 North Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533.
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Julian Fox Decorated War Hero, Writer, Artist, Poet, Actor, Teacher Julian Fox, also known as Myron Gibbs, of Fairfax, CA, died December 21, 2010, in San Francisco, CA due to complications related to liver failure. Mr. Fox was born on December 30, 1949 to Hiram Gibbs, Sr., and Jacqueline Collins Gibbs in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 173rd Airborne, 503D Infantry from 1967 to 1970. He fought in Viet Nam, was awarded a, , and, in 1968, was awarded a, with a V for valor, for heroism. Mr. Fox later became an original member of the Red Earth Performing Arts group, which performed theatrical interpretations of Pacific Northwest Coast tribal stories in the 1970s. He later served in both the Marine Reserves and the Army Reserves and became an outspoken activist for American Indian rights. Mr. Fox lived all over the US but eventually made his home in Marin County, California and was especially fond of Bolinas, where he taught Montessori classes for a time. Children adored him and he found great joy running into his former students as they grew up. Mr. Fox was well known throughout central Marin and seldom went anywhere in the County without being hailed by friends and acquaintances whose lives he had touched. Mr. Fox was a member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Tama, IA and was also part Ponca and Cherokee. He is survived by two sons, Ira John Gibbs of Rockville, MD and Doran Julian Fox of Cassel, Germany; a brother, Hiram Gibbs, Jr.; and five sisters, Barbara Wilson, Blevins Daylight, Alma Focht, Gladys Focht, and Leta Mae Gibbs. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, friends and extended family who loved him. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, December 28 at 7:00 PM at the Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and Mortuary Chapel at 2500 Fifth Ave. in San Rafael, CA. Interment will be Wednesday morning at about 10:00 AM at the historic cemetery on Horseshoe Hill Road in Bolinas, CA.
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Passed away in Santa Rosa, CA, Sunday, December 26, 2010, beloved husband of Elizabeth A. Whyte of Sebastopol. Loving father of Donna Dobrow of Half Moon Bay, Paul Whyte of Sebastopol, James Whyte of Santa Rosa and Janice Whyte of Sebastopol. Cherished grandfather of Samantha, Courtney, Keenan and Ebony Whyte. Great grandfather of Two. Loving brother of Joseph Whyte of Fontana, CA, David Whyte of Alta Loma, CA, Richard Whyte of Cathedral City, CA. and the late Robert Whyte. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Springfield, MA. Age 84 years. A member of St. Sebastian's Catholic Church. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. At St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane, Sebastopol, CA. Visitation at the church after 6:00 p.m. Private interment, Pleasant Hills Memorial Park. The family prefers donations made to St. Sebastian's Catholic Church in memory of Mr. Whyte. PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-SEBASTOPOL, 829-5433
James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif.
Jim joined the Navy in March, 1963, and spent 23 years in the service until he retired to Vacaville with his family., He spent the last 14 years as an employee of U.C. Davis., Jim will be remembered by his loving wife of 38 years, Marcia; their children, John (Laurie), Doug (Kathy), Yvonne and Hallie; his mother, Joy; his sisters, Carol and Connie; brother, Donald; and nine grandchildren., He is preceded in death by his father, James Lewis; and his children, Daniel and Theresa., Jim's hobbies included bowling, woodwork and hunting, but above all, he enjoyed time spent with his family., Friends and family are invited to attend services on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 3 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home in Vacaville., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Visit our guest book at www.NadeauFuneralHome.com, 455-7700.,
Janet Curran Dittoe May 23, 1920- - Dec. 5, 2010 After 90 years of living in her beloved San Francisco, Janet died peacefully at her home, and in the presence of family, on December 5, 2010. Born to Oneida and John Curran, Janet lived in the Forest Hill neighborhood of San Francisco for 83 years. After graduating from high school at the Katherine Delmar Burke School, she attended U.C. Berkeley from which she graduated in 1942. While at U.C. Berkeley, she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and served as its president her senior year. She then worked in advertising for six years before marrying and then rearing her three children. In later years, she worked as a tax accountant for Boothe Financial Corporation. For many years, she served on the alumni board for Pi Beta Phi sorority and as an active volunteer for Children's Hospital (now part of California Pacific Medical Center ("CPMC") in San Francisco, where she had given birth to her children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William E. Dittoe, and her daughter, Susan Dittoe Jones. She is survived by her younger sister, Nancy Curran of San Francisco; her son William ("Bill") S. Dittoe of San Francisco; her son, John ("Jack") Dittoe and his wife Alanna of Piedmont, California; and the grand-daughter that she adored, Kirstin Dittoe of Hoboken, New Jersey. A small, private family service has been held. Any donations in Janet's memory should be made to the CPMC Foundation, P.O. Box 7999 S.F., CA 94120-7999 or to the charity of your choice.
On Christmas Eve Heaven welcomed another Angel, Janice Durnell (Fairless). She leaves behind 4 daughters, Carol Durnell (Olivehurst), Betty Ordon (Elk Grove), Linda Larcom (Wheatland), Nancy Otero (Olivehurst), 3 son-in-laws, Stanislaw Ordon, James Larcom, Mark Otero, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sister Earlene McSwan, brother Marshall Fairless and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Clyde Durnell, brother Bill Fairless, a grandchild Rosie Sivil and her parents Julia and Lee Fairless. Janice had a passion for family, friends, animals, gardening, games, collecting frogs and cooking. Little things could put a huge smile on her face and a twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to the Alzheimer's' Organization. Send Condolences
Jean Lucille Varney, 96, of Sacramento and formerly of Weaverville died Thursday at Sutter General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).
Jean May Reiss, 01/21/1925 - 12/20/2010, Jean Reiss passed away at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. A funeral service will take place 10 a.m. at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Calif. on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Burial will follow at the Newcastle Cemetery.
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Jim Paul Row, Resident of San Jose, Age 70, passed away Dec. 22, 2010. Services to be held Wed. Dec. 29 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3060 Patt Ave., San Jose, 95133. Viewing from 11 to 12 pm. Funeral at 12:30 pm. Arrangements by Darling Fischer Garden Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Joan Marotto, 65, of Grover Beach, died Dec. 23, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Dr. Joe Ridgway. Joe passed away on Dec. 16, 2010 at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from back surgery. He was 87., Born in Oberlin, Kan., on Sept. 7, 1923 to Wes and Flora Ridgway, Joe was the youngest of nine children. Albeit small in stature, Joe excelled athletically against kids much bigger than he. Joe obtained his degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University, graduating May of 1945. There he played varsity basketball for the Wildcats and was their captain for the 1944-45 season, his senior year., At K-State he met the love of his life, Jean Grossnickle, who worked in the military department at the school. Theirs was a whirlwind romance, they met in June and were married on Sept. 16, 1944. After graduation, the newlyweds went off to California where Joe was offered a veterinary job in Alta Dena for $250 a month!, Later while passing through Ventura on the way to Santa Barbara for a job interview, they fell in love with the city and its people. Joe established Ventura Veterinary Hospital and became the second veterinarian in Ventura. He continued to expand and improve his practice, eventually retiring in 1986. The hospital continues to thrive to this day., On Jan. 24, 1950 Joe and Jean welcomed their first son, Vincent Jay. Vince grew up to be an outstanding sportsman, following his father's footsteps in basketball and later as an avid fisherman and boat captain. Later they welcomed their adopted second son, Robert Glenn, on March 3, 1955, who became Joe's soul mate on the golf course and a successful realtor in Ventura. An avid golfer, Joe had the distinction of making four holes-in-one. Members of Saticoy Country Club, Joe and Jean joined the original club in 1953., Joe enjoyed playing with friends every Thursday and Saturday often playing a $1 Nassau with the loser buying the drinks. Known as the notorious "Ralph Rotten" group, they celebrated each one's birthday or some other not-so-important event. Many times Joe would bring his son Bob with him on these golf outings, instilling in him fair play and the love of the game. Both Joe and Jean loved the time of year when the annual "Parent Child" tournament was held at the club, many times taking home First Prize. Joe was very proud of his golf course and was quick to invite anyone who wanted the challenge of such a great facility., Joe was active in the local youth and adult sports leagues, coaching basketball and baseball. In the 1960s he took the City of Ventura's youth basketball team to tournaments in Newhall and Los Angeles coming away with impressive results. He also played in the city league for Warren Tire, playing point guard and small forward., Quick to try anything new, Joe once bought a dirt bike and learned to ride so he could join his son Bob at the racetrack. He joined the "Over The Hill Gang" and raced the senior novice division, occasionally finishing near the back of the pack, but smiling from ear to ear every time., The couple enjoyed traveling in their motor home around the United States, often back to their roots in Kansas. They also enjoyed taking boat cruises and plane trips to Florida, Louisiana, the East Coast, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand., Joe is survived by his wife, Jean, of 66 years; sons, Vince and Bob (wife Gwen and daughter Jennifer); sisters-in-law, Elna Ridgway and Maxine Ridgway; plus many nieces and nephews. Joe was the last surviving member of his eight brothers and sisters. Joe is also survived by several of Jean's family including Glen "Grossie" Grossnickle, John and Elvina Grossnickle, Ron and Loralea Grossnickle, and Tom and Shirley Grossnickle., A celebration of Joe's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Charles Carroll Funeral Home at 15 Teloma Drive in Ventura. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ventura County Humane Society in Ojai or to Greyfoot Pet Adoption. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 642-8134. Please visit www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com and leave a tribute to Joe.
COSTELLO, John (Age 97) retired Captain, Los Angeles County Marshal's Department, passed away on December 16, 2010. Mr. Costello joined the Sheriff's Department on February 3, 1947. He later transferred to the Marshal's Department and retired from the Downey Court District on March 31, 1973. There will not be any services.
John J. De Maria Resident of San Jose Left us on Saturday, December 18, 2010 while at the Plum Tree Care Center after a short fight with lung cancer. He had just celebrated his 94th birthday with family and friends. Born in San Jose, California, November 22, 1916 to Augastino (Gus) and Ginseppa (Josephine) Di Maria. As a youth he played the harmonica on the street corner for extra cash. With that money he bought a violin and taught himself how to play. Quickly, he took on several more instruments including the marching drum, clarinet and mandolin. As a young man he composed music, formed and led a big band orchestra. He served as a CPO for 6 years in WWII and was very proud of his service in the Navy. He was married to Mary, the love of his life for 55 years and raised a son, Timothy, and daughter, Deborah. John retired from his "day job" as VP at the Bank of America after 30+ years of service in 1971 but continued with his true passion, MUSIC! He would say "it's hard to believe that people pay me for doing something I would do for free." As VP of the local Musicians Union in San Jose he was a professional guitarist who traveled and performed with fellow musicians, forming the "Jolly Corkers" musical group. John played in numerous clubs throughout San Jose. He taught guitar lessons at music stores and at home. His guitars were his prized possessions, particularly his Gibson guitar and Fender Stratocaster which filled the family home with music. When his fingers became too arthritic to play the guitar he taught himself how to play the piano. Practicing several hours a day and entertaining nightly during dinner for the Senior Living Atrium where he lived until September 2010. John is survived by his daughter Deborah and son-in law Bruce Goddard, grandsons Kyle Goddard and Casey Zolezzi (Michelle) and great grandson Anthony, sisters Mary and Josephine and many dear relatives and friends. John will rest in peace next to his loving wife at the Stanislaus National Cemetery. The musician may be gone but his MUSIC PLAYS ON!
John Clinton Hopper Passed away peacefully at home in Kenwood California on December 2, 2010. John was born and raised in Jacksonville Illinois, the youngest of four children. His father was Thomas Vickerman Hopper and his mother was Alice Briggs Hopper. His folks owned the iconic Hopper Family Shoe store on the town square. John joined the Navy during, and shipped out of San Diego. He served on the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DMS - 34). The USS Doyle served as a naval escort in New Guinea and as a mine-sweeper in the Philippines and Borneo. After the war, in 1952, John married Barbara Kline in Eagle Rock, California. Re-enlisting during the, , John shipped out on the USS FD Roosevelt (CVA - 42). He was on board the aircraft carrier as it rounded Cape Horn in 1954 to test for endurance in cold weather. After serving his two tours of duty, John returned to California where he and his wife settled into teaching. John was always known for his kindness and patience. He taught at Sequoia Junior High School from 1956 until his retirement in 1982. John was very active in many volunteer organizations. He took the helm as president of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society from 1961- 1962. More recently, John was a dedicated volunteer at Strybing Botanical Garden, San Francisco for 25 years. He has been an active member of The Santa Rosa Garden Club for over 23 years. After retirement John and Barbara took their extensive collection of botanical specimen plants and moved north to Kenwood. In their new home, they worked hard to install the landscaping that would become their exquisite specimen garden including the 'John Hopper' rose. From 1984 to 2001 they worked as travel agents for GeoStar Travel Agency. At Geo Star John and Barbara led tours to see the bird and plant wonders of the world. John lived life in the fullest appreciation of the biological world and had a most excellent adventurous retirement. John Hopper is survived by his wife Barbara of 58 years, his nephew Tom Hopper of Atlanta Georgia, and niece Laura Quinlan of San Diego. A memorial service will be held for John on Thursday Janurary 6th at 2pm at the Eggen and Lance Chapel 5014 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA. Donations to be made to the Santa Rosa Garden Club.
John Karl Oberg, Sr. of Loma Rica, CA died at Rideout Memorial Hospital on Christmas Eve, 2010. He was the husband of Regina Oberg; beloved son of Herman and Elsa Oberg; brother to Hank and Harry Oberg, Valerie Kidder, Vivian Kuhl, and Nita Bumgarner. He was the loving father of Tony Russo, Johnnie Oberg Jr., and Erik Oberg. Father-in-law of Yeni Russo; and grandfather of Marina Russo. John Oberg immigrated from Finland to the United States in December of 1950, and then to Loma Rica from the Bay Area in February of 1986. He volunteered to serve his country in the, in the Marine Corps, and was promoted to sergeant by the age of 20. The last twenty years of John Oberg's professional career was spent in management of auto divisions in the Bay Area, including Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche. The celebration of his life will be held at Loma Rica Community Church, 11234 Loma Rica Rd., Loma Rica, CA 95901, Thursday, December 30, 2010, at 2pm. Send Condolences at
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Jose Rigoberto Buitrago April 6, 1941 ~ Dec. 23, 2010 Rigo Peacefull at home. Devoted son of Alicia Gonzalez; loving father of Xiomara, and the late Orlando & Alvaro; also survived by the Buitrago Family. Friends may call on Wednesday, 4:00 till 8:00 p.m. are invited to attend the Vigil Service on Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service on Thursday 9:30 a.m. at DUGGANS FUNERAL SERVICE, 3434 17th Street Nr. Valencia. San Francisco. Thence to St. Charles Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California.
a Yurok Tribal Member of Klamath Ca. passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 23rd at her home in Klamath at the age of 78. Josephine was born April 15, 1932 in Arcata, Ca. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Gensaw Sr, Brothers Darrel and Jimmy. Sister, Louise and her son, Kenneth Charles. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her brothers Elmer Thornton and wife Roseann of Crescent City, Ca,and Robert Lafette Donahue, daughter Peggy Sue Gensaw of Eureka, Sons: Joseph William Gensaw Sr. and wife Joyce Gensaw of Klamath, Ca, Curtis Gensaw and Sherell Bostwick of Klamath, Ca, Grandchildren: Jamie Brown, Judy James, Stacy Charles Sr., Cecil Charles, Oscar Gensaw III and Fianc' Georgiana Myers, James Gensaw and wife Angela, Janell Montgomery, Joseph Gensaw Jr. and wife Angie, Jasmine Gensaw Kay, Magnolia and husband Nathan White, Camelia and husband Michael Cardoza, Justin Gensaw, Joshua Gensaw, William Gensaw, Charles Gensaw, Teresita Gensaw, Great Grandchildren: Orion, Phoenix, Draco, Perseus, Aeris, Magnolia Amalie, Enoch, Thayallen, David, James Jr., Tescha, Cheygo'onep, William, Mathew, Andrew, Joseph III, Taylor, Lita, Emily, Stacey Jr, Alicia, Khyia, Brandon, Nicole, Gregory, Kiera, Tiera, Mathias, Ceth, Curtis, Great Great Grandchildren: Ye-womi-y, Stacey III and Alexis. A special Thank You to nieces Irene, Brandy, Kathy, Lori, Linda Lee and kids and nephew Brian and to all the nephew and nieces in Warm Springs and their family because there is to many of you to name. Last but not least the staff at Cher-ae Heights Casino for all their love and happiness they brought to her. Mom you were the rock that held the family together! Josephine will be remembered as a great mother, grandmother, homemaker and great fisher woman. Visitation will be held at Wier's Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, December 28th from noon until 5:00 PM and on Wednesday, December 29th from 9 to 11 AM. Funeral Services will be at Wier's Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, December 29th at 11:00 AM with interment to follow at the Gensaw Family Plot in Requa, CA. Family and friends are invited for fellowship at the Yurok Tribal Building starting at 3:00 PM. Arrangement are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City, CA. Please sign the guest book at
JUDITH ANN CATON Judith, a 34 year resident of Moreno Valley, CA. passed away Dec. 20, 2010 at Riverside Community Hospital after losing her fight with Breast Cancer. Her husband John and family members were at her side. She was born June 27, 1940 in Cambridge, MA. Judy and John were married on June 18, 1960 at West Harwich, MA. She was a homemaker for 50 years. Judy enjoyed life and her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband John (Ret SMSGT USAF); sons John, Michael and Brian; daughters Maureen, Cheryl and 11 grandchildren. Her daughter Donna passed in 1964. Judy was the most generous, loving and caring individual. She gave her heart and soul to family and friends. (Kama) we will always love and never forget you. There will be a visitation at Miller-Jones Moreno Valley Mortuary on Wednesday Dec. 29th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The funeral will be on Thursday at 11:00am also at Miller-Jones Mortuary. The burial and committal service will follow at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:15pm.
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.
Julius (Jules) Leopold Gruenebaum Resident of Santa Clara Jan. 4, 1918 - Dec. 25, 2010 Passed away peacefully on December 25, 2010 at the age of 92 after a short illness at the Crestview Nursing Home in Sunnyvale. Beloved husband of Lois M. Gruenebaum. Loving father of James L. Gruenebaum of New Bern, North Carolina, and Joan L. Gruenebaum of Cupertino. Grandfather to Alicia A. Gruenebaum of Raleigh, North Carolina and Nicole G. Simonds of Chicago, Illinois. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos. Reception at the Westmont Retirement Community, 1675 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, ph. (408) 984-0605, where Jules lived for six years. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Masonic Home, Union City, CA 94587.
JUNG SOON MORGAN, 77, of Lompoc died Friday, December 24, 2010. The arrangements are under the direction of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. starbucklind.com
Kathleen "Kay" June Reeves, Resident of Burlingame, Kay passed away in Burlingame on December 22, 2010 at the age of 89., She was born in St. Charles, IA, was a registered nurse and a flight attendant., Her loving husband Harold Reeves preceded Kay in death. She is survived by her sons Dennis, Jeff, (Susan), and Craig, (Dawn); sister Jo Burke; grandchildren Dominique, Scott, Alison, Dan, Melanie and Shelby Reeves., Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, December 29th, at 2:30 p.m. at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. Thank you to Faye, Susie, & Gladys at Burlingame Senior Home for the excellent care they gave to Kay over the past few years., Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel www., (650) 595-4103
Kathy Lynn Destefani, Kathy Lynn Destefani (Lesourd) daughter of Elmo and Evelyn Destefani, born on August 23, 1948 in Bakersfield, CA. peacefully left this life and ended her battle with cancer surrounded with the love and blessings of her family, soul-mate Ernest Brewer, and a New Life Church Minister., Kathy grew up on the farm in Old River, attended Lakeside Elem., SHS class of '66, Bakersfield J.C. and received her B.S. degree in Education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo., Her first teaching assignment was Lompoc J.H.S. Kathy went on to fill her life with adventures while also substitute teaching in Central Coast Districts and in El Dorado County., Kathy and her sons returned to Arroyo Grande in '92 to teach full time K-6 in Santa Maria Bonita School District (most recently Alvin Elem.) until her retirement in 2008. Students saw a special person in Kathy, who worked hard to enrich their school experience., After retiring, she divided her time between her homes in Arroyo Grande and Placerville. Although she enjoyed her ocean view, her heart belonged to the mountains and peaceful surroundings of Placerville., Kathy's adventures were short lived when she was diagnosed with cancer in 08. All, who knew her were aware of her tenacity, stubborn independence, and her true belief in positive thinking. Kathy chose to stay in her A.G. home, recieving treatment by local doctors, and accepting the challenge of taking a very harsh path of treatment. She lived her positive attitude everyday until her death and because of that she was able to enjoy 2 years of a normal life. She inspired and amazed all with her example of her faith in her doctors and her Lord. She lived everyday as a special gift!, When not gathering a posse of friends, Kathy went on some wild adventures whose stories kept us supplied with lots of laughs. At age 30, she back-packed many months in Europe without an itinerary which scared the wits out of her parents! She checked sky diving off her bucket list on her 40th birthday. When her safari to Africa was canceled because of an "Orange Alert" she went anyway. She flew to Japan to bring in the 2000 New Year only to be too sick with a fever to watch it happen! Anyone who was a passenger in her car knew about her inability to follow a map or allow anyone to help her thus making more humorous memories., She was compulsive, frugal, a workaholic, creative, and dearly loved by family and friends. She prayed for a quick gentle death in her bed and angels must have been pressing all green lights because it was granted., Preceding in her death: her dad Elmo, grandparents Souza and Destefani, aunts, uncles, cousin, and her sons' father Jean Marie Lesourd. She is survived by her mother Evelyn, son Nicola and his fiancé Jamie and daughter Ashlyn, son Brodie Lesourd and his sons Bryson and Micah, sister Linda , uncle Melvin , cousins, relatives in Italy and France, her pals, and Seally her cat. Her heart remains with her beloved Ernie. Thank you to his dear mother Margaret for her kindness to Kathy. Kathy's family sends thanks to Dr. Thomas Spillane (S.L.O), Dr. Sheri Marquez (Santa Maria), and their associates and staff. A special hug to Michelle Ellis, Hearst Cancer Resource Center S.L.O. Thank you to the minister from New Life Church for "knowing" that you should arrive a few minutes before Kathy slipped away to comfort her with prayer. A very heartfelt thank you to Hospice of the Central Coast and Visiting Angels employees for their guiding hands which aided the family with the gentle care of our Kathy., A private celebration will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hearst Cancer Resource Center, 1941 Johnson Ave. or Hospice Partners of the Central Coast 277 South St. # R, both San Luis Obispo, CA.
An avid birding enthusiast, died unexpectedly at her apartment on December 24th, 2010. She was born September 10, 1948, in Washington D.C., to Edward and Eleanor Scherzer. She grew up in D.C., and attended the University of D.C. She later moved to Nevada and graduated from UNLV with a degree in accounting. She eventually settled in Rohnert Park, Ca.. She took classes at Sonoma State Univ. and lived for many years at the Sonoma Grove trailer park, called "the Grove". She later moved to the Copeland Creek Senior Complex, where she died last week. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Burden; her son, Dennis Scherzer; and sisters Edna, Terri, Brenda, Genie, Jackie, and Jill and their families, including her nieces and nephews. Kathy loved the natural world, and took daily hikes to enjoy birding and observing plants. She loved teaching others about birds and native plants. She was an Audubon member, and a supporter of NAMI. A memorial gathering will be held at the NAMI building at 1300 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, Thursday December 30, 2010 at 10 00 a.m. Call 530-598-9212 for details. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Audubon Society or to NAMI, the National Association for Mental Illness, Sonoma Chapter.
KELSEY LEIGH HOLLAND April 22, 1987 ~ Dec. 29, 2000 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ WILLIAM McKAY HOLLAND Dec. 27, 1951 ~ Oct. 29, 2005 Ten years ago everything changed in an instant. Every day since then has been a challenge. We cherish our memories and look forward to the day we\'ll be together again. You\'ll be forever in our hearts. Love, Mom/Lori and Jacob
KENNETH N. HANSEN APR 21, 1920 - DEC 25, 2010 Born in Modesto to H. Victor Hansen and Ceola Mae Hansen. Ken graduated from Hughson High in 1938. Ken served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from Aug. 1942 to Feb. 1946. Upon his discharge he attended MJC and Chico State College. Ken retired in 1982 from Stanislaus County Welfare Dept. after 24 1/2 years of service. Ken pitched baseball in his youth and was an avid sports fan. He was thrilled to see the SF Giants win the World Series earlier this year. Ken had a passion for gardening, raising vegetables and fruit trees and doing woodwork projects. He was a member of the American Legion Post 74 and Resco. Ken is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara J. Hansen. His children, Patricia (Rudolph) Weiglein, Chris Hansen, Janice (Allen) Stark; grandchildren, Michelle (Josh) Buchanan, Andrew Weiglein, Brooke and Jennifer Stark; and great-grandson Rivers Buchanan. He is also survived by his sister, Marjorie Moser. He is predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley & Douglas Hass, Dorothy & Harold Coleman and Bill Moser. At Ken's request, there will be no services. Lakewood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
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Robert D. King Sept. 23, 1957 - Dec. 23, 2010 Resident of Modesto Entered into rest in Fremont at the age of 53. Devoted .....
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Larry T. Thomas, Resident of Sunnyvale, Was born in Weldon, NC March 07 1947, at 18 years old served in the US Army and was deployed in Vietnam. Larry was a friend to anyone who met him. He was a loving son to his mother Lavern Robinson Morris who preceded him in death. He will leave a host of friends and family behind. He will be surely missed however never forgotten. The viewing will be at the Chapel of Flowers, 900 S. 2nd St., San Jose, CA on Dec. 27th from 3pm -7pm and the burial services will be Dec. 28th at the National Cemetery in Gustine, CA 32053 West McCabe Rd., Gustine, CA at 2PM.
LAURA LOURENO ROCHA 04/06/2010 - 12/25/2010 Laura Lourenco Rocha, born April 6,1918 in Vinha Brava, Terceira, Azores, passed away with her family at her side on December 25,2010 in Hughson. She was preceded in death by her husband; Francisco Lourenco Rocha. She is survived by her children; Fernando Rocha (Fatima) of Turlock, Maria Belerique (Jose) of Ceres, Joao Rocha (Dianne) of Modesto, and Carlos Lourenco (Robin) of Modesto, 12 grand children and 17 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Manuel Avila of Canada. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Wed., 12/29/2010 from 2-6pm with a recitation of the Rosary at 7:30pm at Turlock Funeral Home Chapel, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock. Funeral Mass will be Thur., 12/30/2010 at 10am at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 2602 S. Walnut Rd., Turlock followed with interment at Turlock Memorial Park.
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.
Passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2010, at the young age of 52. She had been recovering from recent surgery. Lee Ann was born in Crescent City on March 13, 1958, to Lloyd and Darlene Creasey. The family eventually moved south, settling in Santa Rosa where Lee Ann graduated from Santa Rosa High School and Empire Business College with diplomas in both business and travel. She started her state service in August 1978 with the State Compensation Insurance Fund. After a brief period of employment with California Department Of Forestry and Fire Protection in the Forest practice office, she returned to her current employment with the State Fund. Lee Ann loved life. She found joy in cooking, gardening, traveling and spending quality time with friends and family. She was a beloved aunt, always talking up her nieces and nephews who were the light of her life. She was so proud of all of them. She was a devoted daughter to her mother and father. Many knew her for her kind heart and generous nature; brightening the lives of many. We will all miss her beautiful smile and soft blonde curls. Lee Ann is survived by her two brothers Rob (Diane) of Marina and Andy (Kathy) of Yreka; loving aunt to Kristy (Chris), Carrie, Adam and John; great aunt to Jacob. Her family will be holding a Memorial Service in her honor on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Eggen & Lance Chapel, 1540 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held immediately afterwards at Odd Fellow's Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa. Memorial donations may be made to Sutter VNA & Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or the Council On Aging, 30 Kawana Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
Passed away in Santa Rosa, CA on December 19, 2010 at the age of 103. Dearly beloved husband of Frances Evans of Santa Rosa, CA; loving father of Darla E. Bastoni and her husband Richard M. of San Francisco; step father of Thomas Gerhart; step grandfather of Christy and Jennifer Gerhart and Lisa Nasr; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; preceded in death by his late wife Goldie Hudspeth Evans. Lee graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, he was a grade school principal, and Chief Deputy Court Clerk in Seminole, OK. In 1935 along with Goldie they formed Evans Lumber Company, which sold almost all its timber holdings in timber in the mid fifties, when it became a diversified company with mineral rights, joint ventures, oil and real estate. One of the larger projects included Sunriver Resort, Bend, OR. He was one of the original investors and member of the Board of Directors of Codding Enterprises. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce,, , SIRS, Masonic Lodge and a longtime member of the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. Lee was in his office on a daily basis till June 2010. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Creekside Convalescent for the wonderful care given to Lee. Private family services were held interment was at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired donations in Lee's memory may be made to the Sonoma County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA or to the charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 707-525-3730
Leon E. Lopez, age 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed away on Dec. 19, 2010 with his family at his side., He is now free of pain. Leon was born on June 22, 1919 in Ostipaquillo, Jalisco, Mexico. He was a resident of Ventura County for over 50 years. Leon loved many things. He enjoyed his gardening, his beloved dog "Primo," his cats, pigeons, and birds., He was a dedicated farm laborer, and was considered a very hard worker who took good care of his family. He loved his roses, and having his friends over. But his greatest love was his family, whom will miss him dearly, but he is now in Heaven with his wife, Socorro, and son, Chepe., He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Socorro Lopez, who passed away on Nov. 21, 2010; his first born baby daughter, Maria Josefina; and his son, Juan Antonio Lopez (Chepe). Leon is survived by his sons and daughters-in law, Gonzalo and wife Olivia Lopez, Hector and wife Rosa Lopez, Mario and wife Danette Lopez, Leon and wife Silvia Lopez; daughters and sons-in-law, Leticia Vaivao, Tonia and husband Jose Arias, and Maria and husband Shane Potts; 13 grandchildren, Danny Ray, Christopher, Jerry, Erik, Brittany, Michael, Michelle, and Jessica Lopez, Tara and Stephanie Vaivao, Joseph, Matthew, and Vanessa Arias; five great-grandchildren; sister, Petra Lopez; and three brothers, Lauro Lopez, Manuel Lopez and Juan Lopez., He also leaves behind a lot of wonderful friends in Cabrillo Village, where he lived since 1965. He will be deeply missed by all his loved ones and friends who knew and loved him., Special thanks to the Vitas Hospice Nurses and Staff for being with us during this most difficult time. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the Cabrillo Village Chapel, 1515 South Saticoy Avenue in Ventura. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Sacred Heart Church, 10800 Henderson Road in Ventura. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. 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" Street. Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.
Lesbia Barbosa 6/6/1922 12/25/2010 Resident of San Francisco Devoted mother of sons Edgar, Oscar and daughter-in-law Cathy, loving grandmother of Trina Ullius, Theresa Borch & Marcus Barbosa, also, survived by many great-grandchildren, loving sisters Yelba Rosales, Loira Lopez, Martha Cordoba and their children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren; also many, many relatives and friends. Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras the eldest of five sisters; she lived in Managua, Nicaragua where she became a teacher and principal of an elementary school. She moved to the United States in 1944, where she worked and studied to become a citizen and supervisor of a corporate data center until her retirement. She was an active member of the local senor center and her church group. She will be greatly missed however she has been united with our lord Jesus Christ. She also joins her husband Jesus Almonzor Barbosa and son Al J. Barbosa. Family and friends are invited to a Rosary and viewing at the chapel of Valente Marini Perata & Co., at 4840 Mission Street in San Francisco 94112 at 7:00 PM on Wednesday 12/29/2010. Funeral will be on Thursday 12/30/2010, a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered commencing at 11:30 AM at St. Kevins Church at 704 Cortland Avenue. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery 1500 Mission Street, Colma, CA.
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Linda Diane Burr, 63, of Loma Rica, passed away on December 21, 2010. She was born on May 8, 1947. Diane is survived by her husband Frank Burr, 5 children, Colleen, Janean and Frankie, Bethie and Dennis; 5 grandchildren, Tina, Alan, Travis, Dena, Gracie and Ashley; 3 great grandchildren, Kylee, Chance and Amya; mom and dad Colleen and Lester; sister and brother June and Joe. Diane was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, grandma and faithful servant of Jehovah. She will always be loved and never ever forgotten. We'll see her again in the New System. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at the Kingdom Hall, 2422 Hammonton - Smartville Road.
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Linda Ann Larson May 31, 1960 - Dec. 24, 2010 Resident of Concord. Cherished mother of Christina Ornelas, Zachary Murillo and Rito Larson Ramirez.. Beloved daughter of Charles Eugene Larson, Marjorie Actis and Step Daughter to Ronald Actis. Sister to Margene Larson and Jackie Larson Bellotti. Linda was born in San Francisco and raised and schooled in So. San Francisco. She had a long career of being a hair dresser until diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2003. Linda touched many lives with her strong will and positive outlook on life. She had a great sense of humor and beautiful spirit. Her children were her number one priority. She was a loving person and influenced many. She will be missed by all but never forgotten. Friends and family are invited to a funeral service Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Crosby N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. Private Burial to follow for immediate family only.
Lois Madden (Lohneiss) Todd June 21, 1923 - December 25, 2010 Lois Madden (Lohneiss) Todd of Strathmore passed away Christmas day at the age of 87. She spent most of her life in the farming business, growing and marketing avocados, citrus, Christmas trees, and figs for the family businesses. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the First Porterville United Methodist Church, 344 E. Morton, Porterville, CA 93257, where Lois was an active member since her move to Strathmore. She will later be interred with her late husband, Theodore J. Todd, in Prescott, AZ. She is survived by her five children: Marla Lohneiss Dike (Bakersfield), Ellen Lohneiss (Torrance), William H. Lohneiss, Jr. (Escondido), Ann Burruss (Strathmore), and Carol Martinez (Camarillo); her seven grandchildren, Lori Pesante, Mark Blomer, Ian and Matthew Roberts, Elaine Burruss, and Kyle and Caitlin Martinez; two great- grandchildren, Sean and Myra Blomer. Lois was born June 21, 1923, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Harrington and Edith Madden. In 1948 she was the first woman to graduate from North Carolina State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Fifty years later, in 1998, she established the Lois Madden Todd Library Fellow which specifically supports the Chemical Engineering program at NC State. After working as a chemist for John Robert Powers Cosmetics, Lois married William H. Lohneiss of Connecticut in 1950. Together they raised five children in Santa Barbara where the family grew avocados. After the marriage ended, Lois continued farming avocados and was very active with Calavo and the California Avocado Society. In 1979 she married Theodore J. Todd of Corona and the couple continued to farm citrus and Christmas trees in Corona, avocados in Santa Barbara, and figs in Lost Hills in the San Joaquin Valley. Lois was instrumental in creating a large market for her fresh figs in the United States and Canada, as well as promoting avocados around the world while serving twice as president of the Avocado Society in 1977-78 and again in 1985. When Lois and Ted retired from farming, they moved to Prescott, AZ, where Ted is laid to rest. After he passed in 2003, Lois moved to Strathmore to be close to family. Lois loved sewing and knitting for her children and grandchildren, and socializing with friends. But she never gambled. "Farming is a big enough gamble," she liked to say.
Loretta Elaine Marteusz, (Auntie) passed away quietly at her home on Dec. 23, 2010. She was born on June 2, 1912 to Albert and Adeline Scicchitano in Pennsylvania and it was, there she met her husband, Edward. They moved to Vallejo in 1952 where they bought their beloved home. Edward (Uncle Eddie) passed away in August 2004, and has been missed every day by all who knew him., Auntie will always be remembered for opening her home to family and friends, year round, but especially during the holidays. Her cooking was legendary as well as her many kinds of delicious cookies. Who could ever forget the lasagna and wedding soup that were her specialties. Another wonderful trait was the way Auntie and Uncle Eddy were always there to help friends and family when they needed it the most., Auntie worked for many years in Vallejo at Crawley's and Levee's department stores and donated considerable time with the Retail Clerks Union, Sons and Daughters of Italy, St. Basil's Church and the Altar Society, all of which her passion and hobbies., Auntie is survived by her sister Esther (Tutu) Mauser; nieces, Jeanne Doty, Dedria Catalano and Karen Stevenson; along with nephews, Marlin Mauser and Steve Scicchitano. She also leaves several great and great-great nieces and nephews, who always lit up her eyes and whose names she would always remember., Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, at Colonial Chapels with Rosary from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Vallejo, followed by internment at All Souls Cemetery, Vallejo.
Lorice T. Nassif, 87, of Danbury, December 27, 2010. Sister of Namen N. Nassif and Margaret Tavella both of Danbury. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury.
Louis Saragosa, 73, of Dixon, died on Dec. 15 in Dixon., He was born in Dixon on May 28, 1937., Visitation and Rosary were held on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home., A Mass of Christian burial will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 105 S. Second St., Dixon. Father Carlos Farfan will be officiating. Burial will be held at Silveyville Cemetery., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.com.
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Lourdes Wusstig, 83, of Redding died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
Luis Morales, J.R. Missin U has become ugly. UR still the BEST man by far. Another year w/out U is nothing2 look forward 2, although STRONG is what we are. LOVE YOU DAD! Leanne E Morales.
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McKAY, MELVIN C. Feb. 21, 1931 to Dec. 19, 2010 Mel is survived by his beloved wife, Roberta, of 58 years, and his classic 1932 Ford Roadster. Celebration of Life is planned in the future.
GUARNOTTA OD, MICHAEL JOSEPH Nov. 7, 1955 to Dec. 13, 2010 Our Mike (fondly known to many as "Crunch") has slid into home with courage and grace, wearing his Padre hat. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in March of 2008, Mike was able to return to his optometry practice for some time despite undergoing two surgeries, radiation and ongoing chemotherapy. Even after he was no longer able to practice, he continued to do the things he loved with family and friends until very shortly before he passed. Mike was born and raised in San Diego, graduating from Crawford High in 1973 San Diego State in 1978, and University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 1982. He then joined the optometry practice of Kovtun, Peters and Fry, which later became Kovtun and Guarnotta and then Michael Guarnotta, OD, Inc. in El Cajon. He left a successful practice with many, many long time patients in good hands. It was his wish to donate his corneas to the San Diego Eye Bank. Mike's great legacy is his extensive family and an amazing group of friends. His wife of 25 years, Susan Shepherd Guarnotta, daughters Kristen and Cara, and devoted dogs Duffy and Moo Shu have been his biggest fans. He is also survived by his parents Joe and Rosemary Guarnotta and siblings David Guarnotta (Vivian), and Gloria Owen (Glenn), numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and Sue's parents, sisters, and their families. He was a member of the aging but hilarious Skull and Crossbones Ski team, the UCB Class of '82 Proud Pyramid, and "The Club", and he enjoyed fishing in Mexico, hiking Cowles Mountain, Aztec basketball and football games, the Padres and the Chargers, and the longtime tradition of camping each year at South Carlsbad State Beach with friends and extended family. Mike coached his daughter's softball teams, patiently saw them through their wonder years, and proudly watched as they've grown into beautiful, accomplished adults. He was a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Grace Church. The Rosary is planned for 12:30 p.m. and Mass will follow at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 2766 Navajo Rd EI Cajon, CA. A reception will follow at the Maloney Center. Suggested donations in Mike's name to: San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation, San Diego Hospice, San Diego Humane Society and Pug Rescue of San Diego. Heartfelt thanks go to the staffs of San Diego Hospice, Aall Care and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. We have been so humbled by the efforts of friends, family and colleagues near and far who have kept us close in their hearts.
MR. BARRY R. LUIS, 51, of Orcutt, CA., passed away December 25, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
MR. BILL R. SULLIVAN (MR. POOLMAN), 68, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 25, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
MR. CLIFFORD A. WEBBER JR., 74, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 26, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
MR. GEORGE I. GRAY, 74, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 27, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
MR. M.L. STRATE, 86, of Arroyo Grande, CA., passed away December 25, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
MR. M.L. STRATE, 86, of Arroyo Grande, CA., passed away December 25, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
MRS. GURLI SKJOTT, 79, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 24, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Malinda Robinson, a woman of "loving-kindness," passed away December 17, 2010, at age 93. She was the beloved wife of Charles (Chuck) Robinson for 64 years; he preceded her in death in 2003. They had lived in Southern California, Bishop, and Colusa where she was a homemaker, in addition to serving as a volunteer at her church and the hospital. Malinda enjoyed playing bridge and learned to golf in her 70's; her knitting, needlepoint, and embroidery were exquisite!, She is survived by a sister, Lydia Schroeder (Orange); sister-in-law, Frances Underwood (Perris); and three sons and their wives: Jeff and Merrie (Fallon); Steve and Marsha (Hanford); and Bruce and Susie (Quincy). Malinda is also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Kristin (Tim) Hollabaugh, Kyle and Luke; Matt (Kate) Robinson, Damian and Lukas; Katie Robinson; Jessica Robinson; Jon (Dana) Robinson; and Natalie Robinson. In addition, her numerous nieces and nephews loved their Aunt Malinda., In 2004, she moved to Visalia for assisted living/dementia; during the past 14 months, she was a resident of Hacienda Health Care in Hanford - through all of which she never lost her great sense of humor. The family wants to thank the caregivers for their compassion and patience each day., The youngest of six children, Malinda was preceded in death by brothers Louie, Hank, Mickey, and Ted Walker., Graveside services will be held at the Colusa Cemetery on Tuesday, December 28, at 11:00 a.m. where she will be laid to rest next to her husband., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grimes Community Church (P.O. Box 35, Grimes, CA 95950)., Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford., "I love you all dearly;, now don't shed a tear,, Because I'm spending my, Christmas with Jesus this year."
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MARGARET H. GARNER DEC 20, 1917 - DEC 21, 2010 Margaret H. Garner peacefully transitioned to her final resting place on December 21. 2010. Mother of Annie McCain. Services will be at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, December 28, 2010 @ 1:00 pm.
Maria T. Kristel, age 99, passed away peacefully in San Francisco, December 25, 2010. Dearly beloved mother of Elsie Siewert; cherished grandmother of Michael, Daniel, Tim, Linda and Debra and of the late Harry, Jr.; great grandmother of Nicholas and Karina; also survived by her step-daughter, Dorothy. Friends and family may visit Thursday at 10 am and are invited to the Funeral Service at 11 am at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery.
Maria Luz Anasarias Projillo went to her heavenly home on Dec. 18, 2010., She was born Sept. 25, 1941 in Sinamay, Alimodian, Iloilo, Philippines, the eighth and youngest daughter of nine children. She immigrated to Alameda, Calif., to join her sister Pilar in 1969., As a young woman, she found a job with Bank of America in San Francisco and worked as an adjustment clerk for 30-plus years, retiring in 2001., Maria Luz is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Romulo T. Projillo. They enjoyed many days together gardening, walking along the Vallejo waterfront, eating out and spending time with their granddaughter, Alissa Jo Projillo, whom they play a huge role in helping to raise. She is also survived by her daughter, Lucy Projillo; son, Stanley Anasarias (Eileen); sister, Pilar A. Alcontin, (Eduardo); sister-in-law, Lydia P. Juntado (Fermin); brother-in-law, Benedicto T. Projillo; nephews,, Virgil Anasarias (Gwendolyn), Aurelio Alcontin (Mary Ann) and Jeorney P. Juntado; grandchildren, Alissa Projillo, Benjamin Anasarias and Sarah Anasarias; grandnieces, Kaitlin Alcontin and Sheila Legaspi (Clyde); and a huge extended family residing in the Philippines, Canada, UK and Saudi Arabia., Visitation will be held today, Dec. 28, and Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a Vigil at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Colonial Chapels, 1000 Redwood St., Vallejo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 3450 Tennessee St., Vallejo, and then she will be laid to rest at All Souls Cemetery, 550 Glen Cove Road, Vallejo.
Marian Faye "Omah" Johnson Resident of Palo Alto Died Wednesday, December 23, 2010 after a nearly 13 year battle against metastatic breast cancer. She was born in Morgan City, Louisiana, December 2, 1941, to James and Cecile Harris and married Alvin Johnson, Sr. in 1960. Faye was an avid member of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View California. "Omah" is survived by her children Kimberly Johnson Garc¡a of Palo Alto, CA, Alvin Johnson Jr. of Mesa, AZ, Lorri Johnson Santamar¡a of Oceanside, CA, and Kelle Johnson LeDuff, of Inglewood, CA; eleven grandchildren: Lorenzo Garc¡a, Olivia Garc¡a, Vinny Garc¡a; Cristiana Johnson, Desire Johnson, Demi Johnson, Destinee Johnson; Kenya Santamar¡a, Andrs "Dr" Santamar¡a; Gregory "Tr" LeDuff III, Jaida LeDuff; and one great grand child Nina; her sisters Amy Bartley, Gertrude Jordan, Saundra Jean Harris, and Lynda Diego. She was preceded in death in 1991 by her husband, Alvin Johnson Sr.; her parents James and Cecile Harris; and her brother and four sisters. A celebration of her life will be held at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in the Prayer Chapel on Thursday December 30, 2010, at 3 o'clock. Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 2440 Leghorn Street, Mountain View, CA 94043 (650) 210-9340. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Stanford Cancer Center c/o Office of Medical Development Attn: Pink for Hope Fund, 2700 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 www.pink4hope.org.
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Martha E. Moran, was surrounded by her daughters and loved ones during her passing, on December 18, 2010 in Hanford, California at the age of 78 years old. She was born on March 2, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona to Alejandro and Josephina Espinoza. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She loved to be around her family she also enjoyed playing bingo and going on senior bus trips. She retired from Del Monte Foods in Hanford, California. She will be greatly missed by all her family., Martha is survived by her Daughters; Ernestina Hidalgo and husband Joe of Lemoore, Isabel Donez of Jonesboro, Ga, Evelyn Maldonado and husband Vincent of Hanford, Mary Jane Gonzalez-Hughes of Hanford, Corrina Gonzales of Hanford and Annette Valdez of Hanford. She also leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild., She is preceded in death by her husband Henry V. Moran Daughter, Margie Gonzales and son, Ernest Arriola Jr., Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 from 10:00-12:30 p.m. with the Recitation of the Rosary at 12:30 p.m. and Mass to follow at 1:00 p.m. at The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Laton. Burial to follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Hanford., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.
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Bernardo Rincon Martinez, 95, of Lodi, died Dec. 22. He was born on Aug. 20, 1915, in Michoacan, Mexico. Mr. Martinez was a farm laborer .....
Mary Alice Stafford October 24, 1920 - December 21, 2010 Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with Graveside Services to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park & Mortuary, 2739 Panama Lane. Mary was born in a house on 7 mile creek in Arkansas to John and Sarah Reeves. Mary's work ethic began at an early age when she became a midwife to help support her family of three sisters and one brother. At 18 she married James Stafford giving him 4 beautiful children. As the dutiful wife she followed her hardworking husband wherever work took him with the goal of keeping the family together, finally settling in Bakersfield in 1961. In 1963 her legacy continued with the birth of the 1st grandchild followed by 7 others and 12 great grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by her son, Larry and wife Terry; grandchildren, Laura, Joe, Shanna, Susan, Perry, Dana, Jill and Mark; great grandchildren, Joseph, MaKenzie, Delaney, Samantha, Alycia, Evan, Ryan, James, Joshua, Reese, Jocelyn, and Gunnar; former family: Sherry and Cindy; as well as neighbors friends and other relatives too numerous to name. In 2006 Mary moved to Colorado which allowed her to develop a special relationship with her grandson's family. She was also adopted by Mantey Heights staff, many who sat alongside Larry during her final days, telling her they loved her and saying their last goodbyes with gentle kisses on her forehead. Mary will be remembered as a hardworking and strong willed woman.
Mary Anna "Ann" Partch 1941 - 2010 This Christmas Eve, Mary Anna Partch received perhaps the greatest gift of all: her mansion in the skies of Heaven. Ann was born to her parents James Machousky and Ocie Bullington in Annapolis, Maryland on March 6, 1941. She lived there with her surviving brother John Machousky and Louis Machousky who preceded her in death. She was a faithful and loving wife of 31 years to Roy Lee Partch. She is survived by her children David Wayne Horton (wife Susan) and Kenny Lee Horton (wife Kimberly). Ann also had four step children and seven grandchildren. Ann would want to be remembered for her dedicated prayer life and commitment to the LORD. She was a member of Church on the Rock in Anderson, CA. A service will be held there in her remembrance on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 10 AM. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Mrs. Mary "Maura" Elizabeth (Gill) Horgan died peacefully on Friday, December 24th at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Horgan was born in Fenagh, County Leitrim, Ireland, daughter of the late Annie (Gallogly) and James Gill. She was the beloved wife of the late Jeremiah Horgan originally from Co. Kerry, Ireland and the devoted Mother of Dr. Attorney Maureen Horgan and Irene Horgan of Middlebury. After graduating from Fulham Hospital School of Nursing in London, England, she emigrated to the US, raised her family, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York and founded the Horgan Academy of Irish Dance. Mrs. Horgan learned Irish dance in her native Ireland under the tutelage of Irish dance master, Murtagh Curran. Under her direction, the Horgan Academy has educated thousands of dancers to perform traditional and contemporary Irish dance for a host of church, charity, community, cultural and competitive events. She also hosted the "Horgan's Irish Hour" on WATR-1320AM radio for many years. Mrs. Horgan was a member of the North American Feis Commission since 1993 when she founded the Horgan Academy Feis (gaelic for competiton) and the Constitution State Feis. She has served as Feis Secretary for more than 50 competitions attracting dancers to Connecticut from throughout North America and Ireland to compete with Horgan Academy dancers. Mrs. Horgan was honored as Naugatuck's Irish Mayor for St. Patrick's Day 1999 and was presented with an Official Citation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly "in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the community and her status as an exemplary role model of Irish heritage and culture." Mrs. Horgan received two honors from the President of Ireland for her tireless efforts in fostering of a sense of community among Irish people abroad through Irish dance. She was also honored by the City of Hartford for fostering Irish culture and hosting the Constitution State Feis at the Connecticut Convention Center. Her establishment of the Shamrocks for Scholars program has awarded 12 college scholarships to Horgan Academy dancers. Mrs. Horgan was a life-long member of the Pioneers of the Sacred Heart. Besides her daughters, she is survived by a brother, Felix Gill of Narragansett, Rhode Island; two sisters, Josephine Linnane of County Galway, Ireland and Theresa O'Rourke of County Leitrim, Ireland; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and a great-grandnephew. She was predeceased by two brothers William and John Gill, and a sister Ellie Gill Her funeral will be held on Thursday Dec. 30th, 2010 at 9:15 am from the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. and proceed to St. John of the Cross Roman Catholic Church in Middlebury where she was a communicant, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am. Burial will be at St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wed., December 29th from 4 to7 pm. Memorial Mass donations may be made in Memory of Mary Horgan to the Television Mass, Office of Radio & Television, 15 Peach Orchard Rd., Prospect, CT 06712.
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Mary Rositano Dering, 90, of Vacaville, died on Thursday, Dec. 16, in Vacaville., She was born in English Hills, Calif., on Sept. 18, 1920., A funeral will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.
May Sollerborn-Elliott She died peacefully on 12-22-10. Born in Berkeley, CA, left for Sweden at 2 years of age. She had a distinguished nursing career of over 50 years in Sweden and America. In retirement, she traveled the world several times. May is survived by her brother Sigvard Saller, sister Inga Simon and brother-in-law Bernard Simon. Beloved sister of the late Sven Sollerborn. May spoke five languages and enjoyed coffee and conversation as a favorite pastime with relatives and friends. Family and friends may visit Wed. Dec. 29, after 10am and are invited to attend the Funeral Service 11:30am (All) at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. Burial will be private. Donations will be appreciated in lieu of flowers to Peninsula SPCA, 12 Airport Boulevard San Mateo, CA 94401
Michael Thomas Gagliardi, 24, of Newtown, formerly of New Fairfield, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 26, 2010. Michael was born in Danbury, son of Thomas P. Gagliardi and Nancy Barra. He was a graduate of Newtown High School and worked as a carpenter. He had a great love for the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisterMegan Gagliardi, of Oxford, his maternal grandmother Myrna Barra, of Brookfield, his aunt and uncle Arlene and John Morris, of Brookfield, his uncle Mark Barra, of Newtown and cousins: Christopher and Rachel Morris and Shannon, Matthew and Alexis Barra. Funeral services will be private. Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Michelle Luongo of New Fairfield, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 26th at Danbury Hospital at the age of 54. Michelle was born in Mount Vernon, NY October 27th, 1956. She had been constantly surrounded by family and friends as she tirelessly and courageously faced her final battle against cancer. Michelle is a graduate of Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, class of 1978 and Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor, NY, class of 1974. In addition to being a beloved mother, daughter, sister and cherished friend, Michelle had been employed as a Vice President of Technology at Diversified Investment Advisors in Purchase, NY for nearly 25 years. She served on the Board of Directors for the, 's Westchester Division for more 20 years. She was very instrumental at getting local corporations involved with the, . Ultimately, Diversified Investment Advisors became a flagship sponsor of the ACS annual fundraiser. She was honored by the ACS as a survivor at a Diamond Gala Luncheon held in White Plains, NY in June 2009. She relocated to New Fairfield in October 2009 after living her entire life in Westchester (Yorktown/Somers), NY. Michelle is survived by one son, Mark Badi of New Fairfield; and her mother, Suzanne Antonacci also of New Fairfield. Michelle's father, Joseph Luongo, predeceased her this June. Michelle is also survived by her brother, Louis Luongo of Putnam Valley, NY and his wife Sheryl and two daughters, Keri and Amanda; and a sister and brother-in-law, Gina and John O'Connell and their children, LouAnna and Nicholas. Michelle was fortunate to know the love of close friends as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Edward the Confessor Church (21 Brush Hill Road; New Fairfield) at 10:30 AM, Thursday December 30th. Calling hours are Wednesday, December 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at Cornell Memorial Home (247 White Street; Danbury, CT. 203-748-4833). In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to the, (2 Lyon Place; White Plains, NY 10601) or to a college fund for Mark Badi (send payable to Mark Badi College Fund; c/o Gina O'Connell; 14 Fleetwood Drive; New Fairfield, CT 06812). To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit
In Loving Memory of Michelle M. Maxwell December 28, 1968 - February 2, 2010 This is our first Christmas and your birthday that we will be without our loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, best friend and aunt. We know that you are in a much lovelier place than we can imagine. It will take us awhile to get used to not having you here but we know you are looking down on all of us as we celebrate these two memorable days and wishing us happiness and joy. We all miss and love you so much. Love Always and Forever, Jerry, Kathryn, Michaela, Mom, Dad, Debbie, Duane, Dylan, and all other family and friends
Minyard "Big Mac" McClure Jr. passed away on Dec. 14, 2010. He was 63 years old., He moved from Jackson, Miss., to Vallejo, Calif., as a child with his family. He attended and graduated from the Vallejo public school system., After high school, Minyard served in the U.S. Army. Upon returning from the Army, he would work as a laborer and later in his life as a caregiver for the Lofton Facility., Minyard loved to spoil and cook a good fried chicken meal for his granddaughters., Minyard was preceded in death by his parents, Minyard Sr. and Wilma McClure; sisters, Velma McClure and Vurla Bryant., He is survived by his two children; daughter, Rebecca McClure Becknell, and son, Minyard McClure III; granddaughters; Ronni and Yasmin McClure; sisters, Wilma Jean McClure, Beverly McClure, and Michele McClure; brother, Gregory McClure; brother-in-law, Marvin Bryant; son-in-law, Alfonso Becknell; nieces, Miesha McClure and Christen Willner; nephews, Marc Bryant and D'Angelo Paillet; great-niece, D'Stiny Paillet; great-nephew, Khristopher Willner; a host of other relatives and three longtime friends, Joseph Powell, Sonny Burton and Wilbert Eli.
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Diane Mittleider passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and close friends in Lodi on Christmas Day, 2010. She was 66. .....
Myra Francis Walston, 90, passed away Sunday at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo., At her request no services will be held and inurnment will be private., Arrangements are under the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo, (707) 552-6696.
KLAPPER, Myron Allen "Mike" Feb. 7, 1923-Dec. 24, 2010 Loving husband and father, he leaves his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann, three children and five grandchildren. Born in Brooklyn, Mike served as a Lieutenant in the Pacific in WWII and earned undergrad and graduate degrees from NYU. Settling in California, he made his mark in business and as a leader at JVS. A service will be held on Tues., Dec. 28th at 2 pm, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JVSLA.org.
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Nadean Kootz, 100, of Cottonwood died Monday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
DELILLIO, Nancy Ann Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Simi Valley, 800-600-0076
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James "Jim" Naples May 22, 1943 - Dec. 24, 2010, Resident of Tracy James "Jim" Naples, May 22, 1943 was born in Worcester, Massachusetts .....
Dr. Narma Delores Mayfield Resident of Mt. View Was born April 24, 1939 and died December 21, 2010 due to complications stemming from breast cancer. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, December 30, 2010; 11:00AM, at Jerusalem Baptist Church; 398 Sheridan Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306.
Nathan "Spike" Schrader passed away on Dec. 19, and it was with great sadness that we watched our beloved dad lose his courageous battle with cancer and dance his way into heaven., Nathan William Schrader was born in Farmington, Mont., He was employed by the Montana Power Company in Great Falls, Mont., for 46 years. After retiring, he and his wife Gladys moved to Vacaville, Calif., in 1982., They enjoyed camping and spending time with their children and grandchildren in California., After his wife passed away in 1994, he became interested in woodworking and attending senior dances several times a week. He liked to be called "Spike." He got great pleasure from giving away his oven pulls to people he saw frequently and to unsuspecting strangers as a random act of kindness., He was a kind and caring person who cared deeply for his family. He was an inspiration to all of us as he battled his cancer., He touched many lives with his kindness and surprise gifts of his oven pulls or his bag of chocolate treats., He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, in 1994; and his son, William Jon in 1993., He is survived by his half-sister, Patty Riegel of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Natalie Williams of Rio Vista, Calif.; daughter, Robin (Clyde) Carpino of Fairfield, Calif.; grandsons, Cody Carpino of Auburn, Calif., Todd (Sarah) Carpino of Simi Valley, Calif., and Colby (Sheri) Schrader of San Diego; granddaughter, Kelly (Josh) Kreutzen of Fullerton, Calif., and great-granddaughter, Tegan Carpino of Simi Valley, Calif., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ., A viewing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, Calif., followed by a funeral on Monday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, (707) 448-6546.,
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Ofelia went to be with her Lord on December 21, 2010 at the age of 81. Ofelia was born on February 22, 1929 in Sinton, Texas. At a young age her family moved to a small town in Mexico where she grew up and married Carlos Quiroga Sr. on July 6, 1946. She spent the rest of her life by his side as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her three sons: Hector (Denise) Quiroga, Carlos (Dayle) Quiroga Jr., and Erasmo Quiroga. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend the Rosary on Monday, December 27, 6:00 p.m. at Romano Windsor Mortuary on 9660 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, 707-838-6000. A mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 28, noon (12:00 p.m.) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor followed by graveside services.
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Eugenia Ogletree Dec. 22, 1933 - Nov. 15, 2010 Resident of Oakland, Ca Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas from your kids, Livella, Edith, Penny, .....
Funeral services for Oracia Rebecca McCurtis on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 have been changed to: South Coast Fellowship, 4050 Market St., Ventura, CA 93003, 11 a.m. "Hark the herald angels sing! 'Glory to the newborn king!" The lyric soprano voice of Oracia Rebecca McCurtis soared high as she joyfully sang that sweet refrain for so many wonderful years during Christmas - her favorite season of the year. Evangelist/Pastor/Mother Oracia McCurtis was born Dec. 30, 1931 and soared into the heavens to be eternally with The Lord on Friday morning, Dec. 17, 2010., She transitioned from her home to reward surrounded by her husband, son, niece, and several saints of God who prayed and sang her soul into the arms of God. Today, and for as long as there remains in earth's realm those of us who were privileged to enjoy the sweet sound of her voice, who rejoiced as she "tickled the ivories," who were inspired and challenged by her anointed ministry, healed by her loving touch, and transformed by her effervescent personality, she will live on and be remembered at Christmas and throughout the year., She was born Oracia Rebecca Lane in Roswell, N.M., to father, Nathan Lane, and mother, Samantha Lillie Brooks. She was raised by mother, Samantha, and stepfather, Steven V. Brooks, who shepherded her soul into the Kingdom of God at seven years of age. She received The Baptism of The Holy Ghost a year later., As a young girl, she played piano for countless revivals, in support of choirs, and she traveled as the official musical accompanist for her stepfather who later became the jurisdictional bishop of New Mexico. Upon graduation from high school, Oracia enrolled at Tilison College in Austin, Texas, where she was the first African American to integrate the school as she pursued her music degree., Oracia Lane met and married her husband Luther on Feb. 16, 1955. In the early 1960s Pastor McCurtis and Oracia came to Ventura, Calif., with their five young children - Stephen, Michael, Gabriel, Yvonne, and Elizabeth. They founded the Ventura Church of God In Christ, later changed to Total Life Christian Center, incorporated where she served as co-pastor with Pastor Luther. Their ministry has touched the lives of thousands locally and abroad. Oracia McCurtis was a dedicated wife and mother who loved the Lord. She used her gift of music to minister the gospel and blessed many souls., Preceding her in death are her stepfather and mother, Bishop S.V. and Mother Samantha Brooks, and biological father, Nathan Lane. She is survived by her husband, Reverend Luther McCurtis; sons, Elder Stephen McCurtis (Marivel) (Bakersfield, Calif.), Elder Gabriel McCurtis (Debra) (Ventura, Calif.), Pastor Michael McCurtis (Ventura, Calif.); eldest daughter, Oracia Lillie Yvonne McCurtis (Arlington, Texas) and Elizabeth McCurtis-Bell (San Francisco, Calif.); stepbrothers, Carl, Andrew, and Ezel Lane (Palo Alto, Calif.); stepsisters, Clara Langston (Northern Calif.), Imma Jean Lane (Moreno Valley, Calif.), Shirley Lane and Artis White (South Carolina); 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and a host of many more family members and friends., Viewing will be on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, December 28 and 29, at Reardon Mortuary, 757 E. Main. A celebration concert will take place on Wednesday night, at the Total Life Christian Center, 660 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura. We are establishing a memorial fund and invite you to send donations to either: Total Life Christian Center or Employment Aptitude & Placement Association. For further information call: 805-648-5868.
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
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Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Passed away on December 25, 2010 at her home. Survived by her husband of 55 years Bill of Santa Rosa; children Judy, Bob, Jon (Sonja), Tim (Rebecca), Lisa Neves (Brian); seven grandchildren; three great-grandsons; sister of Phyllis Furman and Ralph Elliott; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special friends Loudell Richards and Betty Dibez; preceded in death by six of her siblings, and dear friend Louise Bordessa; A native of Occidental, CA, age 78. Pat enjoyed penny slots, friends, and grandchildren and was an excellent cook. Friends are invited to a Funeral service on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to Hospice by the Bay. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES 525-3730
Patricia M. Bergsing Resident of San Carlos, CA Age 77, who spent 35 years as a Burlingame librarian, died just before midnight Monday, December 20, 2010 after a long illness. Ms. Bergsing was born December 28, 1932 in Chicago but spent most of her youth in Montana where she graduated from Miles City High School. She earned a degree in history and political science in three years from the University of Montana in Missoula, and a masters in library science from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1957 she began work at The Burlingame Library, a rookie at the branch on Easton. In 1977 she was named head librarian, a job she held until retirement in 1992. Patti married a school mate from Montana, Dick Bergsing, in 1955, and they remained a couple for 48 years until his death in 2003. They had no children but dozens of close friends and two cats. Pattie was predeceased by her father, her step father, and her mother. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends will be held at a later date. ALL COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE (650) 343-3914.
PATSY JEAN ORMONDE DEC 21, 1951 - DEC 25, 2010 Patsy was born in Dermott, Arkansas and came to Denair in 1968. She graduated from Denair High School in 1969 and married Eddie Ormonde later that year. She went to work for TID where she remained for 28 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and taking lots of pictures at family events. She was amember of Denair Friends Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Doris Scott, and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Scott. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Ormonde, Sr., her children, Melissa (Bill) Park, Teresa (Bobby)Rebiejo, Eddie (Kim) Ormonde, Jr., her grandchildren, Morgan Ormonde, Kendra Park, Desirey Ormonde, Kelsey Park, Kortney Rebiejo, Alexia Rebiejo, Dylan Sieler, and David Seiler. She also leaves behind her siblings; Dorothy Goodwin, Archie Scott Jr.,James Scott, Betty Joan Conner, Sandra Burchfield, Bobby Joe Scott. Visitation will be held from noon to 7:00pm on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock. A funeral will be held 11am on Thursday, Dec. 30, also at Turlock Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the Denair Friends Church. Please share your memories and condolences at:, www.turlockmemorialpark.com
LUCKS, Paula Schulman Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076
Peggy was born Jan. 27, 1954 in Lake County, Calif., and lived most of her life in Concord, graduating from Concord High with the class of 1972. She lived in Vallejo for many years before moving to Westwood following her retirement from Motorola/Day Wireless of Oakland., She mastered the art of friendship and was the catalyst of many long-term relationships. She was an enthusiastic participant in life and had many rewarding experiences. Throughout her life she maintained friendships with everyone she met. She was creative and enjoyed writing children's books., Peggy loved and was loved by her family and friends and never saw anyone's weakness, only focusing on the good qualities in people. She was instrumental in the raising of many nieces, nephews and neighborhood children - a true friend and gentle guide to all., Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Marjorie Cook, brother-in-law, Doug Pharr, and stepson, Corbin. She is survived by her loving husband, Jim; daughter, Suzanne Tietjen; stepdaughter, Sabrina; sisters, Carol and Bill, Putnam, Jan and Elmer Filomeo, Gloria Pharr and Linda Cook; nieces and nephews Melinda, Ted, Amanda, Melanie, Amy, Roger, David, Wendy and Morgan, and their families., Peggy was an important person in the lives of her friends and family and will be missed for her many wonderful qualities by all who knew her., Graveside services will be held in the Westwood Cemetery in the summer of 2011., An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com.
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Phil Wood Founder of Ten Speed Press, entrepreneur, and Asian art collector, passed away at his Nob Hill San Francisco home on Saturday December 11th. A private cremation service attended by family and friends was held at the Wood Lawn Memorial Park on Monday, December 20, 2010. Phil's love affair with the book business began in the late sixties as a salesman for Penguin, criss-crossing the country in a station wagon laden with paperbacks. In 1971, he produced his first "trade" paperback, Anybody's Bike Book, and named his fledging enterprise Ten Speed Press. From this modest, unheralded launch, a legacy of landmarks in independent publishing followed. The perennial bestseller What Color Is Your Parachute is going strong after nearly forty years. Ten Speed's formidable cookbook program, led by the convention-breaking classic Moosewood Cookbook, has produced scores of cookbooks featuring the most celebrated and creative chefs throughout the country, and accumulating many James Beard and IACP Awards. For 38 years Phil Wood ran Ten Speed Press with a decidedly quirky but unwavering sensibility that whatever he enjoyed reading, others would, too. He often noted it was the best job to have because he was surrounded by people with ideas they wanted to share. Phil adopted the philosophy of seeking to publish the best book on a subject. He admired authors with fresh ideas that have demonstrated success in the real world; and matched their efforts with providing a high level of editorial and design support at Ten Speed so that the process of transforming ideas into high quality books would be fun. Thus, from a bicycle repair manual, Ten Speed Press grew into a major independent house with an always fresh, eclectic style. In 2009, Ten Speed was purchased by Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, Inc. Phil retired with the title of Publisher Emeritus. Phil's passion for Asian art was nurtured by his parents Corlyn and Ruth Wood in La Crescenta, California, at an early age. His Uncle Vernon Wood's tales of travels as a stow-away to China and admiration of Ming Chinese furniture were formative influences. While a student at University of California, Berkeley, Phil had a job projecting slides for art history classes. His life-long appreciation of South Asian art stemmed from hearing lectures given by Professor Otto Maenchen; in whose memory Phil has endowed a Chair in Asian Art History. Phil is survived by his wife Winifred Yen Wood, brother Donald Scribner Wood, and son Scott Cinnamond; cousins Timothy Wood, Beverly Wood Freeman, Laurel Wood Tyner; two grandchildren, Westin and Sonya, and numerous second cousins. A memorial celebrating Phil Wood's life will be held in the spring. Friends and colleagues are invited to share their stories and reminiscences of Phil in the memory book established on Legacy.com.
R. Marie Skelton, 88, passed away peacefully December 25, 2010 at Danbury Hospital from complications of pneumonia. She was born in Brockton, Mass. October 5, 1922, a daughter of the late Fred and Ruth Blomgren. She was a 48 year resident of Newtown until moving to Watermark in Southbury in 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, William Skelton, Jr. Primarily a homemaker until the early 70's, she worked for Howlands as Shipping and Receiving Manager for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Hawleyville Fire Company Woman's Auxiliary and the Newtown Congregational Church where she volunteered at the Cornerstone Thrift Shop for many years. She loved bowling and was involved in several leagues throughout her life. She enjoyed traveling and loved Cape Cod, having spent many weeks there over the years. Bingo with her daughter, Janet and her trips to the Casino with her grandson, Bryan were two of her most special excursions. She assisted the Activities Director at Watermark and loved helping with the activities. She also looked forward to her Scrabble group and her nightly Wii bowling games with her good friend, Ken. She left a legacy of love and devotion to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Eileen (John) Moses of New Milford and Port Charlotte, FL, Jack Skelton of West Palm Beach, FL, Ron Skelton of Newtown, Pam Link of New Milford, and Janet (Jerry) Foley of Port Charlotte, FL.; six grandchildren, Bryan (Christine) Davis, Kelly (Skip) Franzese, John, Jason and Jeff Skelton, April (Vince) Beauleau and Alicia Foley; her seven great-grandchildren, Samantha Beauleau, Lexi, Taylor and Buddy Franzese, Trevor, Parker and Blake Davis and Jahred Skelton. She is also survived by her sister Eleanor (Robert) Bassett of Spring Hill, FL. Private funeral services will be held in the Honan Funeral Home 58 Main Street, Newtown. Interment will be in Newtown Village Cemetery in the spring. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS), PO Box 971, Danbury, CT, or New Milford Animal Welfare, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776 or the charity of one's choice.
WATKIN, REBECCA WOOD April 4, 1913 to December 19, 2010 Rebecca "Becky" Wood Watkin, longtime activist for environmental and affordable housing causes, died quietly in her sleep at the age of 97 in La Jolla. Born in Portland, Oregon, she earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr and from U. Penn, one of the first B. Arch. awarded to a woman, in 1937. Becky practiced architecture in the Bay Area, before moving to San Diego in 2003. For her civic activism, she was recognized as California Legislature Woman of the Year in 1997. Rebecca Wood married architect Joseph Esherick in 1938. They had three children, Lisa, Joseph and Peter Esherick, before divorcing in 1951. She married Harold Watkin, a landscape contractor, in 1958. She is survived by her three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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ABRAMO, ROBERT S. June 14, 1945 - December 21, 2010 Robert Abramo, 65, died of congestive heart failure on December 21, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. He was born in Middletown, CT on June 14, 1945. The consummate engineer, in profession and personality, he worked for 38 years as an Electrical Engineer to the Department of the Navy in CT and then at SPAWAR System Center. He retired in 2006. Bob received many honors throughout his distinguished career of antenna design, including five patents and the Navy's Meritorious Civilian Service Award. After retiring, Bob found a new home in Colorado Springs, CO. He enjoyed bowling, golf, UConn basketball, major league baseball and being "Mr. Fix It", but his passion was for playing music, especially jazz and contemporary Christian music. He was an integral part of the praise service at Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Bob is survived by his wife of 16 years, Karyn; mother-in-law Doris Burch, family from Connecticut: sister Gina (Len) Fredericks; brothers Guido (Barbara) Abramo and Ray (Diane) Santostefano and many nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to the or the
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Loumena Elizabeth Rappa, age 101, of Galt, California passed away on December 25, 2010. She was born to A. and Annie Gagnor on September 1, .....
Ray Emil Wittmayer, "Together Again", Ray Emil Wittmayer, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was 92. He is together again with his adored wife, Bea, who predeceased him on September 30, 2010., Ray was born October 20, 1918 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Emil G. and Hilda P. (Schatz) Wittmayer. He moved with his family to Lodi, California, in 1922, and then to Los Angeles in 1933 for his father's health. Ray's father passed away in 1935 (age 45), and his mother in 1995 (age 100)., During the depression, Ray quit school and joined the CCC to help his family financially. He would tell colorful stories of "riding the rails" to get home and of avoiding the "railroad bulls" who were hired to keep people off the trains., Ray married Mildred Blodgett in 1940 and they had two daughters, Sandra Olesen and Sharon Hamacker. Millie passed away in 1968., In 1975, Ray met Bea on a golfing tour to Hawaii (he coming from Anaheim and she from Santa Maria - it was fate!) and the love affair resulted in their marriage on May 1, 1976. Ray said the first thing he noticed about Bea was her smile. Ray inherited a wonderful and loving extended family with his marriage to Bea, whose grandchildren refer to him as "Grandpa Ray", and who were quite devoted to him. He also enjoyed the visits from his Danish family over the years., Ray commuted to Los Angeles for his job for a couple years. He retired as a machinist planner and he and Bea then enjoyed traveling abroad to see Sandy and her family, fishing, camping with the Traveleers, and especially golfing at the Santa Maria Country Club. He also loved to play poker, and was quite good, we understand! He was a member of both the Elks and the Masonic Lodge for many years., Ray's daughter, Sharon, and his stepdaughter, Beatrice Lohman, predeceased him. He is survived by his sister, DeLorris Osborn (Santa Maria), his daughter, Sandra (Maurice - Denmark), his stepdaughter, Roxanne Wallace (Washington), his grandchildren Katrina Olesen (England), Debra Olesen, Chris Olesen, and Brenda Haugaard (Jesper - all of Denmark), Victoria Randall (Greg - Atascadero), Ted Lohman (Marti - Mountain View), Valerie Bockus (Larry - Nebraska), Virginia Gradin (Tim - Saskatchewan), Jason Wallace (Janey - San Diego), and Jeffrey Wallace (Lize - Washingon). Also, he had many great- and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews who loved him., Ray served in the Navy during World War II and his ashes will be interred at the VA cemetery in Riverside, California., Ray will be missed for his quick wit, his generosity, his patience, his kindness, and his consideration of others. He was truly a renaissance man! We love you, Ray!!!, Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
REBA ROSE MOORE MAY 29, 1918 - DEC 23, 2010 Passed away Dec. 23rd in the Hospice Facility, Hughson, Ca. She was 92 years old, a mother and devout christian, beloved by all. Reba was preceded in death by her son David J. Moore & her husband James C. Moore. She is survived by her son William W. Moore. Visitation will be on Dec. 29th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Franklin & Downs-McHenry Chapel. Graveside service at 1:30pm at Ceres Cemetery
DELHOMME, Rene Joseph Passed away Dec. 21, 2010 at the age of 69. Hicks Mortuary, Palmdale, CA (661) 944-4595
Richard Dick Ahlert Resident of San Jose Dick passed away on December 23 from pneumonia at age 88 to join his sons Kenneth, Christopher, and Richard in heaven. He suffered from Alzheimer's dementia for the past several years but managed to retain his sense of humor. He was born in Bronx, NY and upon the death of his mother, while still a baby; he was raised by his aunt and uncle Martha and George Harbush whom he called Ma and Daddy George. He was employed at Philips Labs in Briarcliff Manor, NY for 26 years as a lab technician. In 1979 he joined IBM in San Jose where he worked in the Research Dept. as a lab technician for 16 years. Dick is a World War II veteran having served in the Army Air Force 1374th Signal Company Wing in US and Okinawa. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jenny, who was the love of his life, daughter-in-law Terry Ahlert, grandchildren Andy Szydlowski (Michelle), Brenda Merchant (Cliff), and Tracey Frohreich (Hans), great-grandson Malachai Sanders, sisters-in-law Anna Nyarady, Winnie Martone, brother-in-law Charles Rudolf and numerous nephews, nieces, and their families. We will miss his generosity and sense of humor. Rosary Service will be held at Oak Hill Funeral Home 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 on Tuesday Dec. 28 from 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held on Wed., Dec. 29 at 10am at St. Francis of Assisi 5111 San Felipe Road, San Jose 95135 followed by burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Donations can be made in Dick's memory to St. Francis of Assisi Bldg Fund, 5111 San Felipe Road, San Jose 95135.
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RICHARD PAUL DOBBINS Of Riverside County, passed away on 12/22/2010. He was born on 10/04/1927 in Pasadena, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Stanley. He leaves behind his wife, Mary; his beloved daughter, Teri and her husband Jim Stevens; his grandson, James and his wife Kristal; his granddaughter, Jennifer and 3 adorable great-grandchildren, Natalie, Alyssa and Skylar. Service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on Thurs., 12/30/10 at 2:15pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
Richard Lawrence Pearl DDS March 13, 1939 - December 25, 2010 Richard L. Pearl DDS passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Sidney and Flora Pearl, Richard grew up in the Bronx an avid athlete, student and Yankee fan. He is survived by his beloved wife Roberta of 44 years; sons Jonathan (Robyn) and Jason (Nikki) and daughter Rachel (Chris); grandchildren Ella, Ruben, Oscar, Harry, Isaac, Wallace and Bennie; brother Robert (Lisa) and sister Janet Kreshover (Jerry). After graduating from Alfred University, Richard went on to earn his DDS at NYU. He met Roberta when they both worked at New York Polyclinic. They moved to SF and Richard opened his dental practice on the corner of Fillmore and Union where his practice flourished for 40 years. A gregarious and talented dentist, Dr. Pearl earned the respect of his patients and colleagues. His lengthy list of patients included many who were part of his practice for more than 30 years and extended to their children and grandchildren. He established meaningful relationships with his patients and staff that went well beyond dental care. His interest in local politics, investments and sports made each visit to his office entertaining and engaging for his patients. A passionate athlete, "Doc" Pearl played tennis, basketball, softball, and eventually bocce ball, well into his 60's. He was known by teammates for his honesty, his sense of humor, his competitive spirit and true enthusiasm for the game. A dedicated husband, father and grandfather, Pops loved being with his family, dancing with his wife, traveling and practicing dentistry. He leaves behind many who count him as a close friend. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., SF, Thursday, December 30th at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the UCSF Richard L. Pearl DDS Neurodegenerative Disease Research Fund, promoting the understanding and treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. http://makeagift.ucsf.edu or contact UCSF Attention: Jennifer Arnett, Richard Lawrence Pearl DDS March 13, 1939 - December 25, 2010 Richard L. Pearl DDS passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Sidney and Flora Pearl, Richard grew up in the Bronx an avid athlete, student and Yankee fan. He is survived by his beloved wife Roberta of 44 years; sons Jonathan (Robyn) and Jason (Nikki) and daughter Rachel (Chris); grandchildren Ella, Ruben, Oscar, Harry, Isaac, Wallace and Bennie; brother Robert (Lisa) and sister Janet Kreshover (Jerry). After graduating from Alfred University, Richard went on to earn his DDS at NYU. He met Roberta when they both worked at New York Polyclinic. They moved to SF and Richard opened his dental practice on the corner of Fillmore and Union where his practice flourished for 40 years. A gregarious and talented dentist, Dr. Pearl earned the respect of his patients and colleagues. His lengthy list of patients included many who were part of his practice for more than 30 years and extended to their children and grandchildren. He established meaningful relationships with his patients and staff that went well beyond dental care. His interest in local politics, investments and sports made each visit to his office entertaining and engaging for his patients. A passionate athlete, "Doc" Pearl played tennis, basketball, softball, and eventually bocce ball, well into his 60's. He was known by teammates for his honesty, his sense of humor, his competitive spirit and true enthusiasm for the game. A dedicated husband, father and grandfather, Pops loved being with his family, dancing with his wife, traveling and practicing dentistry. He leaves behind many who count him as a close friend. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., SF, Thursday, December 30th at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the UCSF Richard L. Pearl DDS Neurodegenerative Disease Research Fund, promoting the understanding and treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. http://makeagift.ucsf.edu or contact UCSF Attention: Jennifer Arnett
Richard passed away peacefully at home with those who loved him at his bedside., He is survived by his wife Judith, and his three children, Lorie Madrid, Miles (Tonie) Talmage, Micheal (Janice) Talmage and his six beautiful grandchildren by age, Raymond, Vivian, Richie, Gared, Matthew and Jason. He was preceded in death by his father, Merlin E., his mother Genave Ball Talmage, and his most beloved mother-in-law, Irene Way., He attended Ventura High School graduating in 1961 and attended Ventura College. He had a full and colorful life, as those who knew him would tell you. He started his family in S.B. and enjoyed being a dad. He worked for bottled water Comp., rising to have the most customers and carrying the most glass bottles., He relocated to Ventura with his family, joining the Carpenters Union as a ceiling guy. He was proudest for his work for the CMH and government center project, and too many others to name them all. In 1976 he saw an opportunity to advance into the Carpenters Union # 1506, as an Acoustical Industrial Fund. He found his passion and joy, in being a spokesman and supporter for the right to work. He rose up into the ranks within his union and became #1506 recording secretary and business agent until he retired in 2006., His commute to LA for 18 years, became more than his body could handle, he did not want to retire. His work was his life. His other joy was fishing, most deep sea, where on one all day trip, he met his future wife. Her love for fishing was the connection of their many many years together. They were best friends and enjoyed each others company until his passing. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him, along with his two, four-legged kids, Abe and Blossom., There will be a celebration of his life in Jan. for more information call. 805-653-5956.
RICKEY EDWARD BERRY NOV 5, 1953 - DEC 18, 2010 Rickey Berry, 57, of Modesto left us this December from an unfortunate accident. He is preceded in death by his father Alfred L. Berry and brother Allen Berry. He is survived by his mother Mary Berry; brother Robert Berry and wife Coy- Denise Tuggle- Berry. He also leaves behind his children; Jessica, Ricky, Cassie, Angie, Nicole, David, and Stacey along with his nephew Robert Berry Jr. and nine grandchildren. Rickey loved to spend his time riding his Harley along the 99 and working at Merceds Star Club; when he wasn't spending time with family. Memorial services will be held on December 30th at Modesto's Moose Lodge at 1:00pm.
Robert F. Russell 1921 - 2010 Robert F. Russell, born February 23, 1921, in San Bernardino, passed away in Redding on December 25, 2010. He was educated at San Diego State and Chico State where he obtained a Masters in Education. Bob coached Chico State's first swim team before teaching and coaching at Portola and Orland High Schools. He was Director of Athletics at Enterprise High School in Redding from 1954 to 1969, serving as head football coach for eighteen years and head track coach for sixteen years. Bob was North Section CIF Track and Field Commissioner from 1969 to 1988, and two trophies are given in his name at the NSCIF finals each year. He served as principle at Pioneer High School from 1970 to 1981 during which time Pioneer achieved distinguished status as one of the top three continuation high schools in the state. Bob served in the Army Air Corps as an officer during WWII and was a fighter pilot and squadron leader in the South Pacific. He was later a test pilot and then served in the Air Force Reserve for eighteen years. Bob was also an accomplished jazz pianist and songwriter. Bob is survived by his wife, Pat Russell, his children, Leslye and Rick Russell and Robert Brown, his seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding on Monday, January 3, at 10:00 a.m. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
ROBERT WILSON LATTIMER "BOB" Went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 19th at his home in Riverside with his family by his side at the age of 93. He was born in Cope, Michigan on November 20, 1917 to Austin and Bertha Lattimer, at a young age they moved to Columbus, Ohio where he spent his childhood, married. He enlisted in the
Robert Lowell Preston, 73, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2010 with his beloved wife, Linda Preston, by his side., He was very loved and is now at peace after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Lowell was born on Jan. 17, 1937, in Madisonville, Hopkins County, KY. After graduating from Madison High School in 1955, he attended the Naval Academy and graduated in the Class of 1959. He was appointed Commander and served two missions in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star with a Combat "V.", After honorably serving 21 years of active duty with the Navy, Lowell was appointed Executive Officer at the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory. In 1976, he received his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology., Lowell was then employed by the County of Ventura, from 1991 to 2005, as manager of the Water Resources Department, where he retired. He was an accomplished race car driver and an avid NASCAR fan., Lowell was preceded in death by his mother, Macie Lorraine Preston, and his father, Robert Cecil Preston. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 17 years, Linda Preston; his two children, Teri Avertoom and Robert Preston; his stepson, Eric Landis; and his three grandchildren, Robert, Michael and Christopher Preston., A loving thank you to Livingston Memorial VNA and Hospice who made his last days comfortable and peaceful. All friends and loved ones of Lowell's are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Livingston Memorial VNA and Hospice, 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Robert Virgil Goff July 30, 1922 - December 20, 2010 Bob was born in Minneapolis, MN to Frank and Harriette Goff. He was raised in Des Moines, IA by an uncle and aunt. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938 then entered the, . He was honorably discharged in 1946 and married Mary Alice Leonard of Colfax, IA in Tacoma, WA. They moved to Bakersfield soon thereafter. Bob was employed by Standard Oil Co. of CA (now Chevron Corp.) for 43 years until his retirement in 1986. While always maintaining an address in Bakersfield, they lived throughout the west including 16 years in the SF Bay area in the 70's and 80's. Bob was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 43 years. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Thomas of Des Moines, IA; sons, Donald J. Goff (Ellen) of Houston, TX and Thomas E. Goff (Donna) of Bakersfield; grandchildren, Pam Jacobson (Jim) of San Rafael, CA, Debbie Goff of San Francisco, CA, Robert (Joyel) Goff of Bakersfield, and Jennifer Goff of Lakeport, CA; great grandchildren, Katie, Joshua, Tommy, and Jordan; and numerous nephews and nieces. Bob enjoyed the outdoors including golf, fishing, and camping and was active in the Boy Scouts of America as scoutmaster of Troop 8 for many years in the 1960's. He was recognized as an accomplished bridge player. Thanks to the staff of Mexicali downtown for Sunday afternoons. No services. Please make any donations to the Southern Sierra Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Roger Vandell, 57, of Redding died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
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ROSE L DEUS MARCH 1930 ~ DEC 2010 Rose Deus ~ 80 of Hilmar passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House with her family by her side. Rose was born in Berkeley Ca, to Manuel and Maria Loura, she attended Berkeley area schools, graduating from Berkeley High School; choosing to further her education she attended a few college courses. In 1948 Rose met Joe R. Deus, whom later would become the love of her life, they were married in 1949 and shared 35 years together, before his passing in 1984. She and Joe returned to Joe's home town of Hilmar, in 1957 where they settled down on the family dairy to work and raise their children. Rose was a devoted wife and mother. She would do anything to help her children and grandchildren, and took pride in her independence. Rose was also a very devote and faithful catholic, as a member of the Holy Rosary Church in Hilmar, Rose was an active volunteer at the church, as well as a former member of the YLI and Alter Society. Her recent passion was in the growth and construction of the new church facilities at Holy Rosary. Rose is survived by her children; Gloria (Norman) Bettencourt, Joe Deus, Steve (Carol) Deus, all of Hilmar, brother Manuel Loura of Hilmar, grandchildren; Stephanie Marson, Jerry Marson, Jack Deus, Gerald Deus, Philip Deus, Monica Deus, and Stephanie Rose Deus, and great grandchildren; Alex, Damen, Megan, Nicholas, Nathan, and Evan. She is preceded in death by her husband Joe Deus and five brothers. Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary, Tuesday, Dec 28th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Rosary and Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar, Wednesday, Dec 29th at 10:00 am, with burial to follow at North Hilmar Cemetery, and will conclude with a Celebration of Life: details will be provided when the graveside service concludes. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Holy Rosary Building Fund ~ 8471 Cypress St, Hilmar CA 95324. Allen Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share your condolences at, www.allenmortuary.com ALLEN MORTUARY
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Lynda Joy Rowe, age 66, a former Lodi resident presently of Elk Grove, CA passed away on December 19, 2010. She was born to .....
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Rudy J. DeCaminada, Jr. 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.
Dec. 22, 2010 our beloved Rudy went home to be with the Lord with his family at his bedside., He was born on Oct. 30, 1958 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Margaret Castanon and Roger Hinojosa. He was a lifelong resident of Ventura County and raised with the Benavidez family., Rudy's greatest passion was spending quiet time with the Lord, and enjoying the natures of life. He loved to be outdoors. Rudy had a burning passion for music and enjoyed playing the piano for family and friends., He is survived by son Roger Hinojosa III, daughter April Moreno (husband CJ) and granddaughter Jordan Moreno along with his first love and mother of his children Anita Rodarte. Sisters Rene Urteaga (husband Mike), Regina Gomez and Lorena Hinojosa, grandmother Connie Melendrez and numerous nieces and nephews., I have fought the good fight I have finished the race and have remained faithful. 2 Timothy 4:7, Services to be held Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, 2052 Howard Rd. Camarillo, Ca.93012.
Ruth Reinhardt Walton 1920 - 2010 Ruth was born on August 16, 1920 and passed away on December 24, 2010. Ruth was a loving mother, stepmother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Ruth worked for 25 years at Kidd's Communications. And after she retired Ruth loved to travel and to spend time with all of her friends and family. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 30, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with a Graveside service to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, at 2:00 p.m. Hillcrest Mortuary
Ruth (Pollard) Wilson, 55, died at home in Southbury on Monday, December 20, after a brief illness. Ruth was born in Waterbury on September 7, 1955. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School and Post University. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Wilson, and her children, Sarah and David, of Southbury; her mother, Hermiline Pollard, of Southbury; her sister, Susan Pollard, of West Hartford; her father-in-law, Walter, of Southbury; and her devoted cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, George Pollard, and her brother, Guy Pollard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South, in Southbury on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury is responsible for arrangements. There will be no calling hours before the church service.
May 11, 1931 - December 23, 2010 On the evening of December 23rd, in her home and surrounded by her loving family Sam Kinney left this world to celebrate Christmas in Heaven. Anxiously awaiting her arrival were her parents Jess and Meda Atkinson, her sisters Freda and Betty, and brothers Marvin and Bruce. Sam was born on May 11, 1931 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Where she lived until her family moved to Alpaugh, California when she was 12 years old. After graduating high school she moved to Merced where she met and married Ed Kinney. In 1953 they welcomed a son, Tony and in 1961 they added a daughter Lisa to their family. In 1994, after 32 years with the Pacific Bell Telephone Sam retired to spend time with her friends and family. For the next 16 years she did just that. Sam was at her best when doing for others. If you were her family or friend you were loved and loved well. She leaves wonderful memories for all to cherish. Sam will be dearly missed by her son, Tony Kinney and his wife Cecilia of Merced and her daughter, Lisa Hutchings and her husband Bruce of Oakdale. She leaves five grandchildren with lifetime memories that only a grandmothers love can create. She leaves four (with another due in March) great-grandchildren who gave her untold joy. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Cody Hutchings of Merced, Kaila Silva and husband Moises, Kelsey Tunnel and husband Jonathan, Cooper Hutchings of Oakdale and Christopher Kinney of Merced. Great- grandchildren Emma Jo, Marisa, Moises Jr. and Eden Silva of Oakdale. Sam also leaves her nieces Linda Collins and Debbie Johnson of Merced. She will also be missed by several great nieces and great nephews and numerous friends. Sam faced her health issues with a strength and dignity that made us so proud. To the very last moments of her life she continued to teach us what true courage and grace is all about. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Merced District Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Hinds Hospice, P.O. Box 763 Merced, California 95341. The family would like to thank Sam's angels at Hinds Hospice, April, Mandy, Maria and Chris.
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Lorraine G. Sa Dec. 30, 1927 - Dec. 24, 2010 Resident of Fremont Born on December 30, 1927 in Alvarado, and entered into rest .....
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Passed away in the same manner as he lived his life with peaceful dignity on December 20, 2010 at 86 years of age. A native San Franciscan, born to Jack and Minnie Harris, he was raised in the Richmond District with his older brother Bob surrounded by cousins and with aunts and uncles keeping watchful eyes on all of them. He attended Alamo, Presidio and Washington High growing up with a unique kindness for insects, animals and people. He entered the Navy as a pharmacist mate and ended his career as a Lieutenant. Sandy received his master's degree in Psychology at Cal with added classes at Northwestern. A devoted son, he helped his parents run their liquor store on Fillmore St. in the 1950's. He fell in love with a woman named Cindy who later became his wife of 58 years. He shared a lifetime of adventures with his family: socializing, playing tennis, golf, fishing, bridge and travel. Together they had three children: Cathy Jefferson, Rob and Greg Harris. Cynde Harris, his daughter in law, and five granddaughters: Talia and Brie Jefferson, CJ, Dana and Kelly Harris will miss him dearly. Sandy worked at the Adult Guidance Center, did psychological testing and later became the Director of the Center for Special Problems, a forensic mental health center in San Francisco. He was loved and appreciated for his empathic nature for clients and staff. Family was most important in Cindy and Sandy's life. Their house on Lake St in SF and in Kenwood was the center of much activity with family and friends mostly involving food, games, food, conversation, and food. Family services are planned at a later date. Donations in Sandy's name can be made to Doctors Without Borders http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/ or the Redwood Empire Food Bank http://www.refb.org/ .
January 1981 ~ December 2010 Sara Sainsbury, 29, left this world to go back to live with the angels Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. She had bravely battled health issues for much of her adult life. Sara was born in Maryland and spent most of her youth in San Luis Obispo County, most recently in Grover Beach. She was the oldest of seven children, including her deceased brother, Ryan, who she always kept close to her heart and had his name tattooed on her ankle. She was gifted musically and played he keyboard and drums. She composed deeply moving lyrics and music to accompany them. She also loved babies and animals - they responded to her gentle and compassionate heart. She enjoyed her former work with animals at Dawna''s Pet Parlor in Grover Beach. Sara adored her Grandma, Helen Stenger and in 2005, she moved to San Diego for a year to care for Helen during the last year of her life. Sara was a free spirit and independent thinker and marched to the beat of her own drum. We could always predict her to be unpredictable and she brought much joy and left us with many memories, especially holiday dinners. She will be deeply missed and always remembered for her sensitive and kind nature. Sara is survived by her mother, Mary Kay Stenger and stepfather, Mike Glynn; father, Steven Sainsbury and his wife, Lynnly; sister, Kristina Sainsbury; brothers Jon, Matthew, James and Steven; sister-in-law, Heather; nephew, Jacob Evans; step-sisters Morgan and Christine; grandparents Jeannine and Ralph Davis; and many Stenger and Sainsbury aunt, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Old Mission Church in San Luis Obispo. Sign her guest book at, Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach
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died peacefully at home surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. She was born in Hoopa, CA on January 14, 1950 and was the third of seven children born to Lawrence and Delores Reed. Sherrie (aka: Stagger Lee, Shaw Bones & Holla) had a very generous spirit. She was very family oriented and extended her love to multiple foster children who became permanent members of her family. She graduated from College of the Redwoods and the Frederick and Charles Beauty College in Eureka. Sherrie was a Yurok Tribal member and actively participated in the Native American Community. She served on several committees including the UIHS and YIHA boards and the Yurok Education Committee. She enjoyed traveling and even participated in the AIM demonstration at Wounded Knee. Sherrie is survived by her husband David Reece Sr. and her children: Kenny Hickox, Carla Aubrey, Hank Aubrey III, Horse and Nicole Aubrey, Buck Aubrey, Lavonne "Fawn" and Josh Guido and Ethel Reed. Her grandchildren: Julie, Zack, Jeff, Joe, Al, Ben, Shawn, Angelina, Angelica, Calvin, Chey-guen, Sabrina, Dillon, Eddie, Calvin, Eli, Michelle, Hunter, Aubrey, Dakota, Dustin, Amelia, Kenek and Keget. Great grandchildren: Lidia, Elias & one on the way. Her siblings Barbara and Bob Rakestraw, Simp and Sharon Reed, Ron and Crystal Reed, Butch Reed and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sherrie was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Delores Reed, her sister Ethel and brother Billy. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing at Paul's Chapel in Arcata on Wednesday December 29th from 2pm to 7pm. A grave side service and a memorial dinner will take place at a later date, yet to be determined. Sherrie had the spirit of a true LADY and will be missed by many; she will always hold a special place in all of our hearts. Please sign the guest book at
Sherry Bucher passed away Friday morning, December 17, 2010 in her home after a long and courageous struggle with ovarian cancer., She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Sunshine Bucher, her sisters Benita Sterner and Brenda Barron; her brother Paul Dills and wife Linda Dills, and nephews Ray Sterner, Danny Plane, Tom Plane, Scott Barron and Kevin Malone., She was dearly beloved by her family and friends and her generous and loving spirit will live on in the hearts of many. Sherry was born February 8, 1946. She graduated from Birmingham High School and had a long career in accounting. While her favorite pastime was reading, she also enjoyed art, ceramics, and camping. She attended the Ojai Valley Community Church for many years and for the past two years she attended Calvary Chapel of Ojai Valley where she felt very loved and accepted., Many thanks to those who prayed, sent cards, or gave words of encouragement. Special thanks to Livingston Hospice and the kind and caring staff there- "You were wonderful". They were very helpful and Sherry appreciated them very much. The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, at the Calvary Chapel of Ojai Valley located at 195 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, 93022. Arrangements were made with Perez Family Funeral Home in Ojai.
LEVINE, Shirley Ann Born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 9, 1923, Shirley passed away at home in Beverly Hills on December 23, 2010. She was 87. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Phil Levine, her two children, Alan (Judy) Levine and Susan (Ben) Frankel, her four grandchildren, Josh Page, Shaun Page, Andrea (Steve) Firtel and Jay (Lindsey) Levine and two great-grandchildren, Bradley and Allison Firtel. Shirley attended John Boroughs Junior High School, Los Angeles and Fairfax High Schools and UCLA. Funeral services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
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Margery Snyder, 68 OCEANSIDE -- Margery Snyder passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. She was born October 14, 1942 in Glasgow, Scotland, daughter .....
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May Sollerborn-Elliott Resident of Daly City She died peacefully on 12-22-10. Born in Berkeley, CA, left for Sweden at 2 years of age. She .....
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Stanley L. Otremba, Stanley L. Otremba, passed away December 22, 2010. Stan was born on September 17, 1937 in Buffalo, New York. In 1972, he married his loving wife Anna in Warsaw, Poland and had two children., Stan served in the US Navy on the USS Lexington in the Air Naval Intelligence Division as the Assistant to the Intelligence Briefing Officer from 1955 to 1959. He received a Bachelors Degree in Administration of Justice from the University of La Verne, two Masters Degrees from Chapman University and a Doctoral Degree from the United States International University in the field of human behavior. Stan was a tenured instructor in the criminal justice program at Allan Hancock College from 1969 until 2008. His law enforcement career began in 1959 with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and then in 1965 he transferred to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department where he worked until he retired in 1983. From 1983 until 2010 he owned and operated Otremba and Associates Private Investigations, Polygraph and Attorney Services. In 2009, he published a book summarizing his 25 years of law enforcement experiences entitled: So, You Want To "Be A Cop"? An Inside Look At Law Enforcement., Stan's favorite hobby was spending time playing poker with his buddies., Stan is survived by his wife Anna; his son Stan Otremba and wife Amy; his daughter Michele Evans and husband Christopher; 6 grandchildren: Colin Otremba, Ethan Otremba, Jacob Otremba, Lily Otremba, Riley Senne and Sagan Senne; his three brothers Edward Otremba, Eugene Otremba and Jimmy Otremba; two sisters Virginia Sabatini and Julie Schaffer. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Julia Otremba and brother John Otremba., A private family service will be held. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the or the, Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Stephane McCulley, 72, of Redding died Monday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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Gerlinde Katharina Hermann Straschnitzki May 29, 1941 - Dec 21, 2010 Resident of Dublin Gerlinde Straschnitzki was born in Nurnberg, Germany to Rosina Katharina .....
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Maria De Jesus Sutherland/Yanez Jan. 15, 1918 - Dec. 23, 2010 Resident of Oakand Maria De Jesus Sutherland/Yanez passed away on Thursday after a .....
"Tessie", Teresa Kay Lawrence Lopez, 50, went to Jesus on December 9, 2010 in Hanford, California. Born October 8, 1960 she was the youngest child of Bill and Angie Lawrence., Tessie attended Pioneer Union Elementary School where she was active in sports and graduated from Hanford Joint Union High School with the class of 1978. As an active member of the Grangeville 4-H Club she received numerous awards including County and Regional Demonstrations, Sheep and Foods. She enjoyed the game of football and was an avid Oakland Raider fan, attending several games., Tessie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John and Mary Caetano; and paternal grandparents, Joe and Minnie Lawrence., She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Lopez; son, Michael Landis; step daughter, Sonia Lopez; grandsons, Jacob and Michael Ryan Landis; father and mother, Bill and Angie Caetano Lawrence; brother, Billy and wife DeeDee Lawrence of Stratford; sisters, Cathy and Chrisy Lawrence of Hanford; nieces and nephews, Candace, Edward, Christina, Shawn, Ashley and Erina; great nieces and nephews, Celeste, Makenze, Zander, Curtis, Aubrey, Kylee, Savanah, Emma, Vincent and Arianna., Her favorite past-time was spent sitting with her father, listening to old stories and walking the family pet, "Buster" who will miss her dearly. Tessie had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up a room. She also had laughter for days and always had the ability to make her family laugh. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by many., Visitation will be held from 3 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA, with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2010 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Hanford, 10355 Hanford-Armona Rd., Hanford, CA. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
TERRY G. JENKINS AUG 5, 1955 - DEC 22, 2010 Terry G. Jenkins age 55 of Newman passed away Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Mr. Jenkins was born in Modesto and was a resident of Newman for 43 years. He was a Mechanic for 37 years and was last employed at Hilmar Cheese Company in Hilmar. He served in the, and enjoyed collecting Chverolet El Camino's, spending time in Monterey, casinos, and was an avid San Francisco 49er fan. He loved his chihuahua's and cats. Mr. Jenkins is survived by his beloved wife, Mary L. Jenkins of Newman; sons, Justin Jenkins of Modesto, Bobby Horta of Modesto; daughters, Cheyenne Bueno of Newman, Jennifer Jenkins of Florida, Diana Horta of Los Banos, Tina Johnston of Modesto; brother, Gary Jenkins of Ogden, UT; sisters, Donna DuPont of Newman, Kathy Pack of UT; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded by his parents William Jenkins, Sr. and Phyllis Jeanne Lucas-Macen. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 29th at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Newman. Remembrances may be made to the: SPCA of Stanislaus County, 4733 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA 95357. Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Newman.
Thomas Beeman, 91, of Redding died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Thomas J. Charkins Passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on December 23rd 2010 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in San Francisco, Tom served in the "Mighty Eighth" Air Force from 1943 to 1945. After the service, Tom successfully ran Sunset Glass Co. in San Francisco for over 40 years. Tom's love of the ocean and boating led to his being Skipper of his numerous boats, the last being the "Kumbaya". Tom received many awards recognizing his service for the Oceanic Society and the Farallon patrol for whom he made a record 100+ trips. Tom is survived by Pat, his wife of 65 years, his son Wayne (Laurie), daughter Debra Handy (Michael) grandchildren Eric and Allison and sister, Nancy Rivas. Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Grace and Leo Charkins, Brother Leo and beloved Son Russell. A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 30th beginning at 9:30am at the Lifemark Center at Skylawn Memorial Park, Hwy 92 at Rte. 35, San Mateo, followed by a funeral service, committal and reception. 650-349-4411 The family wishes to thank Lei, his caregiver, and Sutter VNA hospice for their support
BULLARD, VIOLA W. March 27, 1916 to Dec. 16, 2010 Viola Bullard passed away in Orange, CA, at the age of 94 years. She was an Escrow Officer for several years at First Federal Savings and Loan in downtown San Diego. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jay and Cheryl Bullard of Orange, CA, stepson and his wife Larry and Lucy Bullard of Long Beach, CA, brother Rev. Richard Strongberg of Lakeland, FL, two grandchildren Ashley Bullard and Travis Bullard, two step-grandsons and their wives Larry Jr. and Rosalyn Bullard and Ray and Jessica Bullard. She is preceded in death by her husband Albert Bullard; brothers Wallace, Willard and Walfred; and sisters Evelyn, Betty and Fay. Memorial Service, Monday, December 20, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary (619-460-4601). Burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.
Vickie Lane April 25, 1955 - December 18, 2010 Vickie Lane passed away peacefully at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after a courageous battle with leukemia. Vickie was born in Caldwell, Idaho to Keith and Dona Lane. She graduated from Adrian High School (Adrian, Oregon) in 1973. She attended college at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, OR and then onto Boise State University in Boise, ID where she received a degree in English. She is survived by her siblings Teri Lane, Ontario, OR, Jim Lane, Anderson, CA, Cheryl Lane, Tualatin, OR, and Patty Friesen, Redding, CA. Vickie moved to Boulder in 1977 and worked for many years in downtown Boulder both at First National Bank (now Bank One) and as an insides sales representative at the Daily Camera in the Classified Call Center for 16 years…. She was the loyal, red haired sage of the Classified Dept. She had many, many long time customers who loved her and appreciated the care she took with them. Vickie embodied the values that have kept the Daily Camera at the heart of our community. She never missed a book sale, never saw an animal (or a pair of shoes) she didn't love, her sense of humor and wit kept her coworkers amused and grateful to have known her and work with her. Vickie was known to read up to 5 books a week and had a special gift for, and love of writing. But there was nothing she loved more than animals, big and small. She provided a loving home to more than a few lucky cats over the years. She will be dearly missed. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Staff Sgt. Vincent Wayne Ashlock was Dec. 4, 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. Born in San Jose, CA on May 10, 1965, and raised in the Central Valley, Wayne began his military career in the Army at the age of 18. After a return to civilian life, his strong patriotism led him to return to military service where he served one tour in Iraq and went on to serve in Afghanistan with the National Guard. While serving in Iraq, he helped train Ugandan NATO troops and went on to sign with a National Guard special detachment in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Angela, and five children, Kali, Jesse, Steven, Erica and Christopher, two grandchildren, Addison and Brady, brothers Ryan, Lonnie, and sister Dawn, his mother Margot, and grandmother Bonnie Ashlock. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Fort Ord Chapel, 4280 Gen. Jim Moore Blvd, Seaside. Burial will be at the San Carlos Cemetery, 792 Fremont St., in Moterey. A celebration of life service will be held at Portola Hotel & Spa, Two Portola Plaza, in Monterey.
Virginia "Ginny" Lemenager Longwell 67, of Mansfield, OH went to our Lord on Dec. 25, 2010. Services are pending.
Virginia Kulper passed away on Dec. 18, 2010., She was born Virginia May Somers in December 1933 at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter she moved with her parents, Walt and Toni Somers, to Fillmore, where her father had purchased a small ranch on Grand Avenue. Along with her younger sister, Shirley, and brother, Nelson, she grew up there, graduating from Fillmore High School in 1951, where she also reigned as Homecoming Queen., While attending Ventura College, she met and fell in love with Ron Kulper. They were married in 1953, while Ron was serving in the Navy late in the Korean War. During Ron's overseas service, she lived with their newborn son, Mark, in a little guest house in the backyard of a home on First Street in Fillmore., After Ron returned home in '57 they moved to Ventura, where sons Michael and Douglas were born. Ron and Virginia built a wonderful, happy life in Ventura, raising their family and never missing a basketball or little league game - or a parent-teacher conference. From the time Virginia was a young mother until she became ill, she always had an older friend or two that she was "watching out for." She would keep in touch by phone, make regular visits, and bring meals. And her meals were legendary., Always happiest working in her garden or her kitchen, she was a master with food - and raising three always-hungry boys, meals were the center of her family life. When grandkids came along, she just took up where she left off with her sons, encouraging, reading, singing, and loving. She was never happier than when all of her "little chicks" were gathered around the big kitchen table laughing and sharing stories during and long after a wonderful meal., Ron, the love of Virginia's life for more than 50 years (the photo above is from their 50th Anniversary), died of cancer in 2006. She was overcome by grief and never recovered. Virginia was a passionate and thoughtful woman, who cared deeply about her family, friends, and home life. With a quirky sense of humor and boundless energy, she had a quick smile, an easy laugh, and blue eyes that always reflected her zest for life. She will be missed every single day by all of us who knew and loved her., She is survived by her sister, Shirley Williams of Fillmore; sons, Mark of Lake Oswego, Ore., Michael of Santa Barbara, and Douglas of Ventura; three grandsons and one granddaughter., Her life will be celebrated at a private family gathering, and her ashes will be scattered with those of her husband, Ron, on family property. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Ron and Virginia Kulper Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, 1050 South Kimball Rd., Ventura, CA 93004. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at Tedmayrfuneralhome.com.
DEDMAN, WILLIAM A. Nov. 2, 1924 to Dec. 12, 2010 Born in Detroit, MI, lived in El Cajon since the 1950s. Owned Bill Dedman Motors in El Cajon. Survived by three sons and two daughters. Private services.
SPECK, WILLIAM (BILL) D. Dec. 6, 1928 to Dec. 23, 2010 William (Bill) D. Speck went to the Lord on December 23, 2010. He was born December 6, 1928 to Denton and Mary Jane Speck, in Springdale, AR. He joined the, in 1945 and after the war moved to San Diego. In 1958 he met his true love Elsie Adelle Evans, they married in 1960, and he was a wonderful father to Elsie's daughter, Paula. In the 1970s, Bill started an athletic reconditioning business, servicing sports equipment for local schools and the San Diego Chargers. He was an avid Bolts fan and a season tickets holder for over 30 years. He lived in Poway for 38 years. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Elsie, and family members across the U.S. A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Church, 13617 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064 on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.
MCGEE, JR., WILLIAM TRUMAN San Diego 04/11/1920 - 12/23/2010 Dec. 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church California Cremation & Burial Chapel 619-234-3272
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Walter A. Kopp, age 82 of Brookfield died unexpectedly Monday December 27, 2010 at his home. Mr. Kopp was the husband of the late Gerta (Bletsch) Kopp. He was born in Sandhausen, Germany July 17, 1928 a son of the late Michael and Susanna Kopp. Walter served in the German Army during World War II and following his immigration to the United States in 1951 he served in the U.S. Army at Fort Lee, Virginia for two years. Mr. Kopp was a toolmaker for Amphenol Corporation for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Arion Singing Society of New Milford, the Germany Cultural Center and the Brookfield Senior Center. He is survived by a son Michael Kopp and a granddaughter Michaela Kopp both of Brookfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, Brookfield Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10 am. Interment will be in Newtown Village Cemetery in the spring. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the , 5 Brookside Drive, PO Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Moorman, Wanda Catheren September 2, 1919 - November 18, 2010 Wanda Catheren Moorman dies at age 91. Our beloved mother, best friend & grandmother went home to Our Lord on November 18, 2010. Wanda was born September 2, 1919 in Denver, CO to Wanda and Frank White. She is survived by Sons, John and Robert and Step-Daughter Janice. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell E. Moorman and step-son, Robert. She had 7 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. Wanda was an active member at Calvary Church of Pacific Palisades where her Memorial Service is to be held on January 15, 2011 at 1:00PM.
Warren "Hank" Arnold, 39, of Redding died Dec. 16 at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
April 1, 1928 - Dec. 10, 2010 Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend, passed away peacefully in his sleep with loved ones by his side., He will be remembered as a kind, intuitive, inspirational man as well as a devoted educator., We love you.
Willa Petersen, 86, of Vacaville, passed in peace and comfort, attended to by the caring and loving staff of the Vacaville Convalescent and Rehab Center. She was surrounded in love by her husband, their 4 children and spouses and numerous grandchildren., She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Norine Morgan and Edward S. Ayers. She met the love of her life, "Pete," during the World War II era. They spent more than 30 years in U.S. Army military assignments. After military retirement, they moved to Vacaville in 1978. They continued their love of overseas travels., She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Eugene Petersen Jr.; children, John (Louise) Petersen of Hartland, Wis., Linda (William) Standage of Puyallup, Wash., Mark (Sheryl) Petersen of Concord, Calif., and Richard (Dana) Petersen of Okinawa, Japan; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Her great love was her family., A funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 360 Portsmouth Drive, Vacaville. Prior to the service, a viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707) 446-3233.,
William "Bill" Morrison 1936 - 2010 William "Bill" Morrison passed away in his home surrounded by his family on December 25, at 12:25 a.m. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather "Papa" and great grandfather "Papa." Bill loved his family and he loved his job. Bill was a Captain with the Kern County Fire Department up until a work related injury caused him to retire. Bill loved hunting, fishing and camping. Bill also loved lunch and card games with all his wonderful friends. But most of all, Bill loved his family. Bill and Sally were married for over fifty five and a half years and have two wonderful daughters, four granddaughters, and three great grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife, Sally; his children, Debbie and Corey Osvog, Julie and Pat Whitmore; his grandchildren, Shannon and Alleigh Osvog, Katie Whitmore, Mandy and Isaac Lupercio; and his great grandchildren, Joey, Gabriel and Ariyanna. Bill knew the Lord and has gone home to be with him. The family would like to thank Dr. Hansa and his staff for their support, care, and kindness over the years. We would also like to thank all the nurses at Memorial Hospital that were always there for Bill and the family. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday December 30, at 10:00 a.m., at Basham Funeral Care, 3312 Niles St. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that a donation is made to Hoffmann Hospice, 8501 Brimhall Road Building 100, Bakersfield, CA 93312. We want to thank them for their caring and compassion for Bill and our family.
William "Bill" Alan Martinusen passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at the age of 66, losing his battle with brain cancer., He was born in Selma, CA on January 9, 1944. He grew up the youngest of 3 children on a ranch in Fresno, with a Fowler phone number, in the Caruthers school district. He graduated from Caruthers High in 1962, and completed a year of college at Cal Poly SLO., He faithfully served his country as a member of the Army Reserve as part of the Transportation Division. At the rank of Master Sergeant, he retired with 24 "Good" Years of Service., He began working for the Telephone Company, Pacific Bell, in June of 1965 and retired in February of 1995., He was active in coaching several of his children's sports activities. For more than 20 years, he was secretary of his Thursday night Scratch bowling league, with one 300 game to his name, and a close 298. In most recent years, he enjoyed and had success in trap shooting with his brother Gil, both winning several awards for marksmanship. A member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association, Bill very much enjoyed working at the Kingsburg Gun Club, helping to set up the trap houses for target practice, as well as the preparations for the yearly California State Shoot., He enjoyed RVing with his wife and "trailer trash" friends & family, often trying to figure who the best brother-in-law was, "Louie?" He was always ready to help out, tool kit in hand, whenever needed. One could always tell he was intent and working super hard by the sweat rolling off the tip of his nose., Bill was preceded in death by his parents John and Ella, and brother, Walter Martinusen., He is survived by his loving wife of 42 Years, Marian; daughter, Leann; son, Paul and wife Kim; and three grandchildren, Karlee, Krissy and Jeremy; brother, Gilbert and wife Sandie; sister-in-law, Janet; brothers and sisters-in-law Roland and Lucille Kreps and Roger and Lynn Starrett., A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010, at 11:00 am at the People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St, Hanford, CA., In lieu of flowers, friends who wish, may contribute in Bill's name to Adam Klein, Research Assistant, University of California San Francisco. 185 Berry Street, Suite 3715. San Francisco, CA 94107 or Kingsburg Gun Club Scholarship Program, c/o Bret Belknap, P. 0. Box 4, Kingsburg, CA 93631., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.
WILLIAM LESLIE CHISLER AUG 24, 1937 - DEC 6, 2010 William Leslie Chisler, 73 of Elk Creek, MO entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at his home. He was born on Aug. 24, 1937 in Alliance, OH the son of Jesse and Myrtle (Hiltabidle) Chisler. Bill lived in Ohio until the age of 14, he then moved to Phoenix where he met & married his first wife, the late Nanci Shannon then moving to California where they raised their five children. While living in California he worked and retired from Gallo Winery after 26 years. Bill enjoyed restoring T-birds, fishing, traveling and wood working. He was a member of Souls Harbor Church in Houston, MO. Bill will be leaving behind his beloved wife, Karen Chisler of Missouri; his children, Jesse Chisler of Merced, Jody Farmer of Turlock, Larry (Janet) Chisler of Turlock and Crystal Chisler of Denair and their late brother Billy Chisler of Phoenix, AZ; his step-children, Dwayne Bradford of Texas, Barbara Bradford of Colorado and Dave Bradford of Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; his brothers, Denny Chisler and Walter Chisler of Phoenix, AZ. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 11:00am at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson, CA in the Heritage Chapel. A Graveside service to follow. Online condolences may be made at, www.egcfuneralhome.com
Moody, William Thomas November 25, 1935 - December 21, 2010 William Thomas Moody passed away 12-21-10 in Paramount CA, at the age of 75. He was born in Dry Valley (Shelby Co) Alabama on 11-25-35. He Joined the USN in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1964. He supported his family as a Diesel Mechanic till his retirement. William Moody was married to Dixie Chapman from May 1957 till her death in 4-30-01. He remarried in 8-13-07 to Sarah Smith. He is survived by his Brother Freddy, Sister Joyce, and Sons David of Paramount Ca, Edward and Daughter in Law Shaun and 3 children of Bothell Washington. In addition, 2 step children; Vicky Seitz of Maryville Tenn. and Deborah Philips of Sulfolk Virginia, with a total of 7 step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren.