Friday, December 31, 2010

California Obituaries 12/31/2010



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BORCE-CANTIL, ANNA LEE Feb. 23, 1957 to Dec. 2, 2010 On the afternoon of December 2, we lost our beloved Anna Lee Borce-Cantil in Fairbanks, AK. She was born in San Diego to Teofilo and Georgia Jean Borce. Daughter: Alana Cantil. Siblings: Ted Borce, Carol Borce, Mary-Jo Borce, Donna Borce, Tom Borce, Doris Buydos and Judy Dykeman. Join us at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2011, at Meadow Lake Golf Club, 10333 Meadow Glen Way, Escondido, CA 92026 to tell stories and remember Anna. For more information, contact Judy 805-479-8867 or Doris 760-522-0733.



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Abel Anthony Gorgita

May 12, 1929 - Dec. 15,2010 Abel was born on May 12, 1929 to Jose Francisco Gorgita and Maria Jose Leal on a dairy farm in Lemore, CA. He was the youngest of 9 children along with his siblings Mary, Josephine, Lena, Joe, Conceicao, Connie, Vera and Manny., It was there that he learned "what hard work really was". While growing up in Lemore, Abel and his family would spend each summer on the beach fishing. This is where he formed his love for the sea., Abel, along with his two brothers became commercial fishermen. He bought the boat "Swordfish" and spent over 40 years as a fisherman., His love of the sea met it's match when Abel met the beautiful Miriam Bertelsen. They were married on January 20, 1951 and formed a union that would last almost 60 years., From their love they had five beloved children: Becky, Andy, Rosie, Julie and Sarah, along with 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. When Abel retired he enjoyed spending his time speaking to others about the promises spoken of in the bible., Being one of Jehovahs Witnesses he felt this was a commission given to all of Jesus's followers. He stayed faithful to that commission.



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Alan Means MacGregor

Nov. 14, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2010 Alan passed away quitely in his home among family on Dec. 9, 2010 after a short illness. He graced this world with his kindness and generosity for 80 years and will be most remembered for his never ending caring about the well being of others in his life. He will be dearly missed. He leaves behind the love of his life, Patty; his children, Kathy, Steven and Michael; his daughter-in-law, Tracie; a granddaughter, Kenzie; his sister, Janet as well as nieces and nephews., Alan served proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the years of the Korean conflict. He was particularly proud of being a driving inspirational force behind the launching of Investors Business Daily, a paper that reflected his passion for the financial investment business. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas.



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Alvin Anthony Cerri (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Alvin Anthony Cerri September 26, 1923 - December 31, 2006 Not a day goes by that we don't think about you and remember you with great love, respect, gratitude and admiration. Deborah, Michael, Susan and all your loving family



Amos William Roulette

Amos Roulette went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2010. His wife, Patti, held his hand as he made his journey and said goodbye to her beloved, the love of her life. Amos was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 18, 1936 to Irene and Amos Emery Roulette. He graduated top of his class from USC in 1960 and received his doctor's degree in Pharmacy as well as the Carter Cannon Award for being the outstanding student. He was a highly regarded pharmacist for 50 years and his greatest joy was helping others. He was a man of many talents which included photography, skiing, fishing and golfing. He marched in the Pasadena All City Band, playing his trumpet at the Rose Bowl Parades. He loved his church and served on the council at Desert Chapel for many years. He is survived by his wife, Patti, of 42 wonderful years and four beautiful children; Cheri Smith, Charles Quint, Cindy Hitson and Mark Roulette. Also, survived by his grandson, Bradley, and his granddaughters, Arika, Kristine, Jesika, Jessica, Kristina and Kathryn; his sister, Marge Romero, and his brother, Ed Roulette. He spread joy to all those around him and his laugh was contagious. He loved Trojans football and even made the first "God is a Trojan" button. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was truly a loving, kind and generous man. His words to us are, "Rejoice and know I am with the Lord." A memorial service will be held on January 8, 2011 at 11:00am at Desert Chapel, 630 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Desert Chapel. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:



Anthony Adami

Anthony Joseph Adami Passed away peacefully on December 27 at age 93. Tony has been reunited with Mary, the love of his, life for 63 years. Born in Baveno, Italy, raised in Oakland and a grad of Fremont HS. Served his country in, in the Second Infantry Division and witnessed the second wave of the Normandy invasion. Married Mary Phalin in 1945 in Wisconsin after a two year wartime `love letter' courtship. Tony, known affectionately as Pop, leaves two sons, their spouses; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Timothy & Kathy of Donner Lake; their children Danelle and Devin(Alisha), Terry & Michele of Alamo and daughters Carly(Jim Rabuco) & Marissa(Sean Nakahara) Lindsay(Kris Brownell) & Breanne, Giovannini. Mia, Emily, Logan and Carson are the `greats' who will be told the stories of Pop's great love for his family, St. Leander Church, the Oakland Raiders and A's, the Santa Clara Broncos, his Sons In Retirement pals, Toscana sourdough bread, his gardening expertise and his stylish outfits on the golf course. With a flick of the wrist a 'Manhattan' awaited any guest in Tony's San Leandro home. A private family `Celebration of Life' will be held with interment at Holy Sepulchere Cemetery. The family requests donations to St. Leander Church, 474 W Est udillo Ave. San Leandro, Ca. 94577 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; 1700 Owens St # 190 SF 94158 Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, Ca. 94577. Santos-Robinson Mortuary San Leandro 510-483-0123



Antonio Ponce Valdez

Born in Lulling Texas on June 13, 1930. Antonio left this life on December 12th 2010. He left to join his son and Parents who preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, two sons, five daughters and their families. Antonio moved to Rio Dell in 1996. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at a later date. He will be missed. Please sign the guest book at



Arthur Murphy

Arthur Joseph, Murphy, Resident of San Jose 7/28/1917 - 12/08/2010, On Dec. 8th Art passed to eternal life surrounded by his family, peacefully, with grace and acceptance of his Cancer Diagnosis. He never complained. With his continued trust in God he believed he would be reunited with his wife of 62 years, and best friend, Audrey. Born and raised in San Francisco, attended Galileo High. Member of the Franciscan Lancers Horse Riding Club, where he rode his horse "Elko"., Veteran, served on the USS Enterprise and Vulcan Ships 1943-1945., Moved to Millbrae, worked on the Millbrae Police Reserve in the 50's, Parishioner of St. Dunstan's Church. Moved to Mtn. View 1965- 2005. Active St. Simons Parishioner, Palo Alto Elks Member, volunteer Mtn. View Performing Arts, Peninsula Social Club Member, Retired Teamster of 36 years with Continental Baking Company. Resided since 2005 with family in Willow Glen, San Jose., Art is survived by his four children, Diane Ervin (San Mateo), Lynn Marie Murphy (Sunnyvale) Vickie Maggetti and husband Steve Maggetti (San Jose), Greg Murphy and wife Julie Murphy (Santa Rosa) 7 grandchildren, Todd Ervin, Nicole Barsetti husband Nathan, Stacia Dreyer, Dustin Maggetti, Ann Marie Kyrimes, Hayley Murphy and Jack Murphy. Great grandchild Audrey Chiara Barsetti born 11/17/2010. Along with relatives, extended family and many valued friends., Arts generosity of spirit and acceptance of everyone he met was greatly admired., He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was a loving compassionate father, grandfather, and friend. As a dear friend said "One in a million", Friends and Family are invited for Mass and Memorial Service Jan. 8, Saturday, 12:00, St, Simons Church 1880 Grant Road, Los Altos., In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Art Murphy to Hospice of the Valley San Jose, St. Vincent's School for Boys San Rafael, or St Jude's Children's Research.




BOELHAUF, BERTHA March 17, 1925 to Dec. 29, 2010 Bertha Boelhauf was born in Yreka, CA in 1925. She moved to Vallejo, CA in 1942. She worked for the USPS then married the love of her life, Bob Boelhauf in 1948. They had three children, Linda, Russ and Laura, then moved on to San Diego in 1960. In San Diego, Bertha worked for the church and school her children attended. Later, Bob and Bertha moved to Virginia and into retirement. They returned to Napa, CA for a few years, then back to San Diego to settle for good. Bob and Bertha have lived in San Diego since 1984 surrounded by children and grandchildren. Bertha's greatest delights were her children, Linda (John Quinn), Russ (Glen Chase), Laura (Richard Martin) and her grandchildren, Nathan, Amber, Shane, Erin, Jackie, Ricky, and Chris. The love of her life remains her husband and best friend, Bob Boelhauf. Memorial and Rosary January 3rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at La Mesa Erickson-Anderson Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please make any memorials donations to the Alzheimer's,



Barbara Jean Burum

Burum, Barbara Jean June 20, 1928 - December 19, 2010 (nee Rost) Beloved wife of Peter Franklin Burum (deceased), married 63 years. Dearly loved mother of Douglas P. Burum of Acton, MA (Karen), DruAnn A. Crouch of San Gabriel, CA (Brabston), and Kimberly J. Johnson of San Carlos, CA (Kent). Devoted grandmother to Bethany, Ben, and Courtney Burum, Natalie and Olivia Crouch, and Peter and Rex Johnson. Sister of Shirley MacArthur (Hebbard). Sister-in-law of JoAnn Ensign. Attended USC, where she was a member of the Alpha-Chi-Omega sorority. Member of the National Charity League. Born in Fulton, IL and raised in Huntington Park, CA. Barbara resided in San Marino, CA for more than 25 years, and in Laguna Beach, CA and Laguna Niguel, CA for 20 years. Services at 11:30 AM Saturday, January 8, at Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030. 626-799-6161. If so desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the (



Bette Mitton

BETTE ANN MITTON Bette Ann (Jellison) Mitton went home to Our Father in heaven on November 18, 2010. She passed away peacefully in her sleep with her loving husband at her side. Bette was born in Upland, CA, on March 7, 1933 to Clifford and Inez Jellison. She graduated from Chaffey High School and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Upland. She worked part-time for the Central Labor Council, was a member of TOPS, and belonged to the Elks RV Club. Bette was a loyal supporter of the CA Air National Guard where her husband served. Bette loved music and was a talented musician. She played the piano, organ and accordion to the enjoyment of her family, friends and audiences. As well as being a loving wife and mother, Bette was a creative poet and often wrote original poems to family and others to commemorate moments or brighten someone\'s day. Her writings reflected her sense of humor and her compassion for people. She enjoyed traveling, and when she was not spending summers at their cabin in Big Bear, she made many long trips with her husband in their RV or on cruises. Bette lived every day with optimism, and through her strong faith she trusted God to help her each day. She is survived by her devoted husband Robert, her loving daughter Cindi, and her cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Don Jellison. She will be missed by all her family and friends very much. A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm, at the Mt. Shadows Community Clubhouse, 4040 Piedmont Drive, Highland. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the National .



Beverly Jean Reilly

Beverly Jean Reilly, 64, of Lone Pine, Calif., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Beverly was born in Pasadena, Calif., and raised in the Owens Valley. Bev was a young lady when her parents, Emil and Esther Freitag, had to move the family in search of work. Having worked hard all her life, Bev made her way back home to Lone Pine, where she had the space to enjoy her family, friends and horses. In Bev''s front yard you can find the fifth generation of her favorite horse, Nufara. As a talented rider, Bev completed the Tevis Cup, placed tenth in the Nevada All-State and was referred to as a "Cherub on an Arab" (the breed of horse she loved so much). Bev''s lifestyle made it impossible to have friends, as they all became part of her family. That was proven true over and over with her endurance riding family, the Anchor Ranch and the communities of Lone Pine, Tehachapi and San Luis Obispo. As life continued for Bev, she found more time for quilting, family and her best friend and sister, Kathy Yeager. Bev and Kathy where inseparable in all things - from taking a walk to building quilts for many weddings and grandchildren. In simple terms, Bev had "crossed the Emigrant Trail" with her sister, Kathy, following the tracks of her dear friend, Bill Thornburg. Bev is survived and loved by her husband, Dennis Reilly; daughter, Alie (Jeff) McKee; sister, Debbie Freitag; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Esther Freitag. A celebration of life of the two sisters, Bev Reilly and Kathy Yeager, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Santa Margarita Ranch Asistencia. A family fund has been set up in the name of Jeff and Alie McKee at the Santa Lucia Bank. Contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 200, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, or any Santa Lucia Bank branch.



Billie Friend-Hall

Billie Jean Friend-Hall Resident of Lincoln, CA Memorial services will be held at a future date not yet determined for Billie Jean Friend-Hall who passed away suddenly on December 2nd, 2010. Billie Jean was born and raised in Kingman Arizona. In the early 1950s she left Kingman for Tucson Arizona to pursue a career in Nursing. She graduated nursing school in 1953. She is survived by her wonderful and loving husband, three sons, one daughter, two grandsons, one granddaughter and two great grandsons. Mom: We miss you so very much and are happy that you are now resting peacefully in a better place. Bill, Steve, Scott, Celeste and Shawn.



Bridget McCarthy

Bridget McCarthy, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard on Monday evening, Dec. 21, 2010., Bridget was born in Wexford, Ireland on July 16, 1920. From there her travels took her to England, New York City, and finally Camarillo where she and her pre-deceased husband, Timothy McCarthy, spent their golden years in the company of many loving friends., Bridget is survived by her son, Sean; daughter-in-law, Cecilia; two grandchildren, Aimee (Chad) and Justin (Katherine); two great-grandchildren (Nicola and Declan); and three sisters who still reside in Ireland., Rosary/Mass will be held at Padre Serra Church on Thursday, Dec. 30. The Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make your donations to the "Sister Servants of Mary" Convent, 140 North G St., Oxnard, CA 93030. Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 805-482-1166.



Bruno Aras

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, Jonas Algis Aras of Annapolis, Md., and grandchildren, Evan and Emily Aras and Matthew Taksen, and sisters Aldona Vaziene and Irena Zaronskiene and family and friends in Lithuania, United States and Canada. 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




BRANKER, CAROL SUSAN November 3, 1964 to December 26, 2010 Carol Susan Branker peacefully passed away at her Chula Vista home on December 26, 2010. Carol was born in London England, and arrived in New York City at the age of three. During her time there, she attended High School of Fashion Industries. Upon Graduation she attended Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where she graduated with a graphic arts degree. Carol went on to work in the NYC fashion district for such employers as, Calvin Klein, Style makers, and Dupont. In 1997, Carol decided to relocate to San Diego to lead a quieter life, and to move closer to her sister. She also wanted to study nursing. She continued to work part time, and attended nursing school. Carol was diagnosed with a liver ailment but continued to pursue her goals. Sadly Carol's life came to an end, shattering her family, and dreams of nursing. Carol was a wonderful, giving person to family and friends, in addition to her artistic creativity; she was also an avid guitar player. Carol was a blessing to us, and there will be emptiness in our hearts. Her father Leroy precedes her in death, Rita her mother survives her, as do her siblings, Jenny, Larry, David, and Gary. Nieces, Rita Suzanne, Isabel, nephew Jarrad, Grandnephew Jalen, Aunt Lula Moore, Uncle Frank Talley of New Jersey. Carol is no longer with us, but she is in spirit, and we welcome the comfort in knowing that she is with our father, and God in heaven.




D'ANDREA, CHARLES JOSEPH March 19, 1921 to Dec. 22, 2010 Charles D'Andrea passed away on December 22, 2010 due to complications from lymphoma and congestive heart failure. Charles was born in Chicago, IL, to Cosimo and Mary D'Andrea. He went on to graduate from Loyola School of Dentistry. He conducted his practice for 43 years in Pacific Beach. He proudly served our country in the Navy and Marines during, and Korean Wars. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolores, three daughters, Candace (Joseph), Pamela (Ralph) and Debbie (Steven), seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. St. Mary's Catholic Church, 13th and Broadway, Escondido, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to



Carole Hoffman

Carole Hoffman 72 of Palo Alto died of cancer on December 30, 2010. She was the loving mother of Buddy, Lynda, and Christy and adoring grandma of Zach and Jonah. She had many friends and a wonderful sense of humor. She loved tennis skiing, reading, music and always drove a convertible. She was an independent world traveler on 5 continents and 38 countries. A single mother with three children, she earned her BS in both Psychology and English (magnum cum laude), plus her Master's in Social Work, completing those degrees in less than four years. Her amazing energy and courage will be remembered by all that knew her, and she will be missed very much. Services will be held Sunday, January 2nd at 11AM at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Funeral Home, 980 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 94301. Donations can be made to the, or Planned Parenthood.



Catherine Braig

Catherine Elizabeth Boyette Braig Resident of Palo Alto For the past 70 years, passed away at Channing House on December 29th, 2010 having attained the age of 100 years. A native of Hampton, VA, Catherine was born January 31st, 1910. She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Raymond E. Braig. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Presnell, son-in-law, Ron Presnell and two grandsons, Scott and Steve. Private services will be held for her family on Monday, January 03, 2011.



Catherine Marie Kemp

Catherine was born at home in Ferndale on July 26, 1917. She loved Ferndale. She passed away on December 23, 2010 at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna. She celebrated Christmas in Heaven this year. Friends are invited to gather at Goble's Fortuna Mortuary in Fortuna on Sunday, January 2, 2010 from 1-5:00 PM for a visitation. The memorial service will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 4th and Shaw, Ferndale, CA. A reception will follow at the Danish Hall. Please join us if you can. A full obituary will follow. Arrangements under the direction of Goble's Fortuna Mortuary, Fortuna,Ca. Please sign the guest book at



Charles A. Munstein

Munstein, Charles A. June 25, 1921 - December 27, 2010 California, Santa Monica Charles A. Munstein Known for his humanitarian contributions and involvement with the American Legion, Optimist Club, Elks and Moose lodge died on Monday, December 27th, 2010 in his home at the age of 89. Chuck was born June 25th, 1921 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Abraham and Sarah Munstein. Chuck graduated from Cleveland Heights High. He joined the Army Aircore in 1942 where he was awarded the Bronze Medal for his design and development of a specialized hydraulic lift. Chuck and his father owned MUNI'S liquor store in Venice, now a well known landmark. He later became a Real Estate Broker. Preceded in death by father Abraham, mother Sarah, sister Pearl and wife Elizabeth (Jo). Surviving relatives include his son Gary, and daughters Yvonne, Jody, Annette, Judy, 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held on January 3rd, 2011 at 12:30 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church located at 1730 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA. 90403. Grave side ceremony to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jews for Jesus; (310) 443-9553. Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors - Santa Monica.




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Charles Jerome Pfister

Charles Jerome Pfister, "Charlie," died in his sleep on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 in Ventura. He was 50 years old., Charlie was born on Jan. 9, 1960 in Sacramento. As a boy he lived in California, Japan, Spain and Illinois. He moved to Ventura in 1974. Charlie was an accomplished surfer and loved to be near the ocean. He graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in geography. He worked as an environmental tester in the oil industry. Charlie is survived by his sisters, Anne Minks and Mary Pfister, both of Oregon. Charlie will be remembered for his generosity and wonderful sense of humor.



Charmaine Campedel

Charmaine I. Campedel Resident of Concord Charmaine Iris Campedel, 80, died December 29, 2010 in Concord. Charmaine, a native of Honolulu, HI moved to Sacramento, CA after Pearl Harbor in 1941. She met Eugene Campedel in San Francisco and they've been married for 64 years. They shared a long and fruitful life together! Charmaine was Manager of Sailor's Union of the Pacific Restaurant for many years and was a member of Court De La Salle, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She is survived by her husband, Gene, children Gene Jr., Lynn and Mark, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren as well as her sister Camille Crouse. She was predeceased by her son Chris in April 1996. Visitation commencing on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 5PM with a Vigil Service at 7PM at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel, 4125 Clayton Rd., Concord. Funeral Liturgy will be on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:30AM at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Rd., Concord. Private Inurnment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette. Ouimet Bros. Chapel 925-682-4242



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Clara Brabazon

Clara Brabazon Resident of San Jose Dec. 19, 1923-Dec.10, 2010 Clara Brabazon passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010. During her lifetime, she was a vibrant, generous and kind woman deeply devoted to her family and dearly loved by them. Clara was born in the province of Florence, Italy. Her parents were Armando and Elvira Chelli. She met her husband, Neal Brabazon, in 1944 while he was stationed in Italy during World War II. They were married on September 22, 1945 in Pistoia, Italy. Clara and Neal celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with family this year. It was a joyous celebration and a testament to the strength of love and commitment. Clara is survived by her loving husband, Neal; devoted children Nancy Wood of San Jose, Carol Stewart (Dwayne) of Roseville, and Brian Brabazon (Cynthia) of Carson City, NV; grandchildren Neal Wood (Cyndi) of Anthem, AZ, Hillary Smith (Chris) of Aptos, Erik Stewart & Kirk Stewart (Nikki) of Minneapolis, MN, Wynn Brabazon & Mathew Brabazon of Carson City, NV, and great-grandchildren Zachary, Kaden and Jeremy Wood, Ariana and Savanh Stewart. She is also survived by her sisters Tina Gemignani, Rosina Peth (John) and Cecilia Fini, all of San Jose and many nieces and nephews. Clara was a loving wife, mother, nonna, aunt, and sister. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Services have already been held.



Cresencia Medina Aldrete

Cresencia Medina Aldrete, age 80, of Oxnard, passed away suddenly on Dec. 27, 2010. Cresencia was born on Dec. 29, 1929 in San Martin de las Flores, Jalisco, Mexico. She was the daughter of Fortino Medina and Angelina Monroy. Cresencia married Ramon Aldrete in 1952. They were married for 49 years. She lived in Oxnard since 1964. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother., Cresencia is preceded in death by her parents, Fortino and Angelina; her husband, Ramon; her children, Evangelina, Leticia, and Ramon Jr.; brothers, Florencio and Jose; sisters, Guadalupe and Maria. She is survived by her children, Juan (Angelica), Jose (Delia) and Francisco (Alejandra); her seven grandchildren, Ernie, Christian, Jessica, Daniel, Melissa, Jacqueline and Paulina Aldrete; her sister, Jesus Medina and her brother, Remigio Medina. Mam la extraamos y la queremos mucho. Siempre vivir en nuestros corazones. Mother, we miss you and love you very much. You shall live in our hearts always., Funeral services honoring the life of Cresencia Medina Aldrete will begin with a visitation from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Church of Christ Chapel, 630 South A Street in Oxnard, across the street from Garcia Mortuary Chapel. A rosary is to follow at 6 p.m. at Santa Clara Chapel, 1333 E. Ventura Boulevard in Oxnard. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Santa Clara Chapel in Oxnard. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery., For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the familys online guestbook please visit 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.



Curt Gerard Batiste

Batiste, Curt Gerard October 26, 1932 - December 11, 2010 Born in Vienna, Curt escaped the Third Reich on the Kindertransport first to England, then the U.S., where he studied medicine. A longtime Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, Curt was also known for his use of alternative interventions such as meditation, Holotropic Breathwork, and the administration of entheogens. Curt is survived by his wife Kristin, sons Greg and Tim, daughter Kathy, and five grandchildren. A memorial will be held at the Self Realization Center, Pacific Palisades, January 7th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to MAPS, 309 Cedar St. #2323, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.




DONALD GENE BRADLEY passed peacefully at home on Sunday, December 26, 2010, with his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Bonnie, by his side. Don was a very devoted and caring family man that always put his family and friends ahead of himself. He was gentle, kind, sincere, and giving, the very rare type of man that most people never have the privilege of knowing in their lifetime, and those that did know him all agree he was all of this and much more. Don was a friend to everyone he met and brought joy to everyone's heart with his sense of humor and contagious smile. He was born on April 15, 1933, in Herrin, Ill., and was a former resident of Highland for 55 years, then of Yucaipa for the last 10 years. Don was a Veteran of the








LEESER, DORIS MARIE of Carlsbad 08/19/1921-12/26/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 729-9182




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DR. PAUL E. HORN went to his Heavenly Father's home on Saturday, December 18, 2010. He was 91 years old. Born in Grinnell, Iowa, March 24, 1919, he moved to California to get an education. He married Elvis B. Devlin in San Jose, California, December 21, 1940. They were married just 3 days short of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary. He earned his B.A. from San Jose State in 1942, his M. Div. from Berkeley Baptist Divinity School in 1945, and his Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Theology in 1973. He was ordained to ministry in 1945, and served as Pastor in 6 Conservative Baptist Churches. He served the Conservative Baptist Associations in many different positions throughout his over 60 years of ministry. He leaves his beloved wife, Elvis; his daughters, Sandra Baker, Cynthia Dillard,and Eileen Jones,and joins his son, Larry, and son in law, John Baker in heaven. He also leaves 6 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Dr. Paul, as he liked to be called, was also active in



Dan Ryan

September 1939 ~ December 2010 Dan was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. He lived in San Diego and Chico, Calif., before relocating to San Luis Obispo to be near his children and seven beloved grandchildren. Always good for a joke or small talk, Dan was a regular in downtown San Luis, and enjoyed working part-time for Charles Shoes. The 8:30 a.m. Mass will be dedicated to Dan, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at St. Timothy''s Catholic Church, 962 Piney Way in Morro Bay, A celebration of his life will be at 10:30 a.m. at SLO Brew, during the Atlanta Falcons game.



Daniel Avila

Daniel Avila, 83 of Fillmore, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 after a sudden illness., Daniel was born May 3, 1927, in Los Angeles to Salvador and Jesus Valencia Avila. Dan was one of the pioneer gardeners for 50 years in Fillmore very well known and respected in the community for his professional services. One of his passions was growing orchids and spending time with his son and brothers. Dan served time in the Marines in 1945., Dan is survived by son, Eugene Avila of Fillmore, and daughter, Mary and husband Juan Jose Pena; grandchildren, Kathleen, Priscilla, Vanessa, Juan Jose Jr.; great-granddaughters, Sofia and Samantha from Cypress, Texas; sisters, Alice Avila Moreno, and brothers, Rojelio and wife Rita Avila, Phillip and wife Jennie Avila , Roy and wife Bertha Avila; and many nieces and nephews. He has gone to join his beloved wife, Carmen, and son, Danny Jr. Avila. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends., Funeral services honoring the life of Daniel Avila will begin with visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Faith Community Church, 355 "D" Street, Fillmore, with the recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 West Ventura St., Fillmore. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, also at St. Francis of Assisi Church with Father Arthur Gruszka officiating. Committal and interment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery. Providing Military Honors will be the Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043 & Korean War Veterans Chapter 56. A reception will follow the interment at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Fellowship Hall. For map and directions to ceremony location and to sign the family's online guest book please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Funeral Svcs. of Santa Paula, 229-7054.



David Anthony Franco

David Anthony Franco, a 42-year resident of Torrance, went to his eternal reward on Sunday, December 26, 2010, following a long bout with lung cancer. David was born in Tucson, AZ January 10, 1939. He attended Mt. Carmel High School and L.A. City College. David served in the



Dennis Healy

Dennis J. Healy Feb. 2, 1951 to Dec. 24, 2010 Dennis Healy, one of the gentlest and sweetest men you could ever hope to meet, lost his battle to ALS and left this earthly plane on Christmas Eve. It was a peaceful passing, in his home with his partner of 30 years, Rick, holding his hand. The last words he heard were "I love you." He took his last breath seconds later. He is survived by his partner Rick Bradford, two sisters - Sandie Bohnenstiehl and Eileen Pulker of Franklin, MI, one brother - John Healy of Apache Junction, AZ, his son Aragorn Healy of San Francisco, and his grandson Calvin. He also leaves behind many relatives and extended family from the San Francisco Pool Association, of which he was a member for 26 years, holding numerous 8-ball tournaments wins. His ready smile and gentle nature will be missed by everyone who knew him.



Donald Bradley

DONALD GENE BRADLEY Passed peacefully at home on Sunday, December 26, 2010 with his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Bonnie, by his side. Don was a very devoted and caring family man that always put his family and friends ahead of himself. He was gentle, kind, sincere, and giving, the very rare type of man that most people never have the privilege of knowing in their lifetime and those that did know him all agree he was all of this and much more. Don was a friend to everyone he met and brought joy to everyone\'s heart with his sense of humor and contagious smile. He was born on April 15, 1933, in Herrin, Ill. and was a former resident of Highland for 55 years, then of Yucaipa for the last 10 years. Don was a Veteran of the



Donald Gibson

Donald Leland Gibson Resident of Los Gatos 5/29/1929-12/15/2010 Don died in peace Dec. 15 at age 90 with family by his side. He bravely faced the effects of Parkinson's disease while trying to enjoy life to it's fullest. He was loving, loveable, fun to be with and will be missed so much. Born in Honolulu, Don grew up in Los Gatos, graduating from high school there in 1939. He attended San Jose State then joined the Air Corps in 1942. He flew B-26s over N. Africa. He once saved his plane and crew when a fuel line was hit during a mission by using mess kit gum to plug the leak. Post-war, Don worked at and later retired from FMC in San Jose. As a mechanical engineer he designed track systems for military armored vehicles. His favorite activity was tennis. An early member of the Los Gatos Swim & Racquet Club, Don played tennis regularly until he was 81. He also enjoyed music, dancing and playing bridge. He moved to Rossmoor Retirement Community in Walnut Creek in 2000, but returned to the valley in 2004 to be near his daughter as his health declined. He lived briefly at the Saratoga Retirement Community and his last few years at the Caring Hearts assisted care home in San Jose. Don is survived by his sister, Barbara Baggerly, his children Carol Peterson and Walter Gibson, grandchildren Christine Rhinehart, Brian Peterson, Donald and Mark Gibson, Steve and Charles Endweiss and great grandsons Jeffrey Rhinehart and Calvin Endweiss. Friends and family will gather at a future date to share memories of this wonderful man. Donations in Don's name may be made to the Parkinson's Institute.



Donald Rodgers

Donald Rodgers, 78, of Redding died Thursday at Shasta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Doris Alberta Osterli

Doris Alberta Osterli 89, died on Tuesday, December 21, suddenly, in San Jose, CA, the victim of a heart attack. She is remembered as a devoted wife and a loving and fun grandmother. Doris is survived by her two granddaughters, Dr. Heather Lynn Davis-Kingston (Keir) of Southern California, and Jennifer (Davis) Yingling (Bill) of San Jose, and two great- granddaughters. She is also survived by 5 step children, 16 step grandchildren and numerous step great-grandchildren. Doris was born in Nova Scotia, Canada to Percy Milbourne Gates and Jean Adelaide (MacGregor) Gates. In 1945 she married Mr. Donald Ritchie Wilson, and in 1947 their daughter, Verna Jean was born. In 1951 the young family moved from Canada to Southern California. Before long they moved again to Lake Shasta and operated Holiday Harbor where Doris had hostess, waitress, and cooking duties. Eventually, her marriage to Mr. Wilson ended and Doris moved to a mobile home park in Redding, CA. Doris married Roy Osterli and moved to Pleasant Grove in 1978. Roy and Doris enjoyed motor home travels together, grandchildren, and serving in their church, Calvary Lutheran in Rio Linda, CA until Roy's declining health and subsequent death in 1988. Sometime after Roy's death, Doris moved to Southern California where her daughter and son-in-law, Ron Davis, were living. Later, predeceased by both Ron and Verna Jean, Doris moved to San Jose to live with her granddaughter Jennifer and her family, where she has resided for the past 5 years. A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 515 L Street, Rio Linda, CA 95673, or to a charity of your choice. Send Condolences at



Doris Godinez-Phillips

Doris Godinez-Phillips Age 64, passed away December 28, 2010, after battling mesothelioma for nearly nine months. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family - three children and seven grandchildren - and extended family and friends including women whom she has been very close to for three or more decades. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Dolores Bolaos and Felipe Godinez, and by two brothers, Felipe and Luis all of Mexico City. She is survived by her loving husband, Veril Phillips of San Mateo; her loving sister, Maritza Godinez de Rodriguez of Mexico City; loving children Raul Alarcn of Millbrae, CA, Yadira Taylor of San Francisco, CA, and (step-daughter) RoiAnn Phillips of Oak Park, IL; and seven wonderful grandchildren, Rick Betita, Grace Fondow, Ryan Betita, Bodhi Alarcn, Zoe Alarcn, Eva Phillips-Fondow, and Xol Safai. Born in Mexico City in 1946, Doris immigrated to San Francisco in 1966, where she soon began work as a community organizer focusing on housing and job development through her employment with the Economic Opportunity Council, Southwest Council of La Raza, the Mission Language and Vocational School, and the Mission Housing Development Corporation. After earning a B.A. degree in Political Science at San Francisco State University in 1978, she earned a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1982. During her last year of law school she clerked for the California Supreme Court. As a practicing attorney she worked as a staff attorney for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, served a few years as corporate counsel in the private sector, and then joined the Law Department of the U.S. Postal Service in 1987, where she remained until her retirement. From 1999 to 2006, she was Managing Counsel for the Southwest Region. During her twenty years in the USPS Law Department, she mentored numerous individuals and won several awards, including the Dot Sharp Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and the "Women Putting Their Stamp on the Postal Service" in 2004. After returning to the Bay Area in 2006 and retiring in 2007, she was active in politics and provided leadership for social justice programs in the Congregational Church of San Mateo. A memorial service for her will take place on Friday, January 14, 2011, at 2 pm, at the Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM), 225 Tilton Ave., San Mateo, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Godinez-Phillips Social Justice Fund, payable to "CCSM".



Doris May Tompkins

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Dorothy "Dotty" Petrat

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Dorothy Voorhees

Dorothy Voorhees, of Rancho Mirage, Calif. passed away peacefully on December 13, 2010, at the age of 95. Born August 27, 1915, she attended the



Dorothy Whiteside-Watkins

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JOLLEY, EDNA LOUISE, May 27, 1923 to Dec. 10, 2010, Edna was born May 27, 1923 in Lithuania. Survivors include daughters, Terri Andrews and Chuck of Temecula, CA, Paula Tate and Brad of Manor, TX, and Katherine Hartnett and Roy of Lakeside, CA. She has nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Additionally, Edna leaves her sister-in-law, Laura Zeronsky of Middleboro, MA. Edna was predeceased by her parents Casper and Helen Zeronsky, her brother Casper (Duke), and Walter Alphonso Zeronsky. Services will be held at Queen of Angels Church, 2569 W. Victoria Dr., Alpine, CA 91901 on January 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Edna will be buried at Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, CA.




WADDELL, EDWARD of San Diego 9/6/1920 to 12/29/2010 Donations please send to Clairemont Lutheran Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111 




July 26, 1922- December 12, 2010 Born in Lisbon, North Dakota. Elizabeth Pounds was a sincere loving Wife, Sister, bother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother. She was married to Paul Bradley Pounds on June 6, 1938 and spent 42 years of love together before he passed in 1980. Her hobbies were family, friends, cooking, knitting, and planning for special events. In her younger days, she loved to dance. Her main focus was family because family meant everything to her. She had two daughters, Lois M. Lindgren of Merced CA, and Pauline Elizabeth Rea of Winton CA. She had two son-in-laws. Gary Lindgren and Hubert Edrington. She had 3 Grandchildren, Julie (Czimerer) Wright, Roger Rea, and Paul Rea all of Merced CA She also had 5 Great Grandchildren, Kellee Wright, Nicole Alexander, Scott Wright, Stephanie Wright, and Angelique Rea of Merced CA She recently had become Great, Great Grandma to Wyatt Fulmer also of Merced CA She joined her siblings in death, Maxine Giffin, Eleanor Wilson, Marion Lenning, Dan McCloud, Marjorie Floyd She is survived by siblings, Walt and wife Anita McCloud, Carol Beard, Doug and wife Lucillie McCloud, and Evelyn and husband John Baca and survived by many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth is survived by Daughters Lois M. Lindgren, and Pauline Elizabeth Rea Grandchildren Julie (Czimerer) Wright, Roger Rea, and Paul Rea Great Grandchildren Kellee Wright, Nicole Alexander and husband Bryan Alexander, Grandson Scott Wright, Granddaughter Stephanie Wright, and Angelique Rea all of Merced CA. Great-Great Grandson Wyatt Fulmer also of Merced CA. Services will be in Pleasanton CA Call Julie @ 769-7843 for Burial information at a later date.




1925 ~ 2010 Ethel A. (Peggy) Mc Kay, born January 4th 1925 in Kansas City, Kansas went to be with the lord on December 28, 2010. She is survived by her children Joyce (Mercy) Pimentel, Larry (Juanelle) Mc Kay, Ronald and Randy Richards McKay, Duanne McKay and numerous grandchildren. Ethel is preceded in death by her husband Earl McKay, Sons Johnny and Garry McKay, daughter Kathryn McKay Poe and grandsons Ronald McKay and Chilo Pimentel. A Graveside service will be held January 4th 2010 at 11:00 at the Plainsburg Cemetery 8943 Gillette Road Merced California 95341.



Ed Tate (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Ed Tate December 31, 1946 - December 26, 2008 HAPPY BIRTHDAY We thought of you with love today, but this is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. Now all we have are memories, and your picture in a frame. You memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. Always Vickie, Alexis, Diego and sister, Brenda



Edward L. Powell

EDWARD L. POWELL AUG 21, 1923 - DEC 22, 2010 Ed Powell was born in Stockton and lived there until he enlisted in the, in 1942. He was a, Veteran and proudly served his country. He returned home in 1946 to marry his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Pinasco. They were happily married 64 years, had two sons, Mark and Craig Powell. they were also blessed with several grand children and great- grandchildren. In 1959, Ed founded City Tire Sales at its original location on 10th and D St. He commuted from Stockton until 1961 when he decided it was important for him to live in the community that supported him. His motto was always price, quality and service. he was very proud of city tire and instilled the value of honesty and good customer service, which lives on today. In 1976, Ed retired and enjoyed a simple life. he was a very active man and over the years had a passion for golf, bowling, and playing cards. He also enjoyed watching football and basketball. He was a kind and generous man who enjoyed helping others. He will be remembered fondly and truly missed by all who knew him In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donations to: Community Hospice, Inc. 4368 Spyres Way Modesto, CA 95356



Edward Monroe Nichols

Edward Monroe Nichols, 93, of Paso Robles was born in April 1917, and died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. He was born in Lemoore, Calif., to William Henry and Irma Zena (Hubbard) Nichols. Ed grew up in California and worked on his father''s ranch in Lemoore until he went in to the U.S. Army. He served at Camp Roberts from 1941 to 1945 as a mechanic in the motor pool during, . He loved motorcycles, boating, hunting, fishing and adventures. He built "Finally," a 16 ft. inboard power boat - it was the first inboard power boat to go down the rapids on the Colorado River. Ed owned and ran Ed Nichols Auto Body Shop in Paso Robles. He resided at his home in Paso Robles for many years before he moved to The Lodges at Ada''s Vineyard. We wish to thank Gary and Kathy Tucker and the staff at The Lodges at Ada''s Vineyard for their wonderful care, as well as Hospice Partners of the Central Coast. Ed is survived by two nieces, two nephews and their children, as well as cousins and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; parents; brother, Floyd; and two sisters Elise and Ruth. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Paso Robles Cemetery. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Eleanor Sosa

ELEANOR SOSA Age 85, lifelong Riverside, CA, passed away 12/23/2010 at her daughter\'s home in Riverside, due to natural causes. Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Priscilla Romo, Rita Ayala and Diane Sosa; sons, David, Eddie, Joe and Larry Sosa; brothers, Tony, Santos, Sal and Ignacio, Jr.; sister, Maggie Lopez; 31 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe "Chepe" Sosa; son, Rudy Sosa; parents, Ignacio and Adeliada Rivera; sister, Lucy Alfaro; brother, Trini Rivera. Visitation Sunday, 01/02/2011 from 5-8pm with the Rosary at 6:30pm at Acheson & Graham Mortuary. Mass Monday, 01/03/2011, 10am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with burial immediately following at Olivewood Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221



Eleanor Stafford

Eleanor Stafford, 97, of Redding died Wednesday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Elizabeth Barton Ellis Briggs

Briggs, Elizabeth Barton Ellis July 1918 - December 24, 2010 Born in Chicago she passed away at the age of 92 at home in Tarzana. She was the loving wife of Lloyd W. Briggs who predeceased her by twenty years. Always was a great Mom and is survived by her son Albert, and daughters Nancy and Elizabeth. She was an adoring Grandma to Amy and Jill. Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills (800) 204-3131



Elizabeth Hernandez

Hernandez, Elizabeth March 20, 1968 - December 29, 2010 Elizabeth Denise Comaroto Hernandez passed away at 42 after a courageous 2 year battle with breast cancer. She passed away surrounded by loved ones at home on December 29th. She is the wife of Jorge Hernandez and loving mother of 3 year old Sebastian. She is survived by her parents, Beth Comorato and William Casson. Her infectious smile, green eyes, humor and compassion will be missed by her many siblings and friends. We will celebrate Liza's life on Mon. 1.3.11 at noon at Forest Lawn Cemetery: 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., L.A. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation for Sebastian's education fund, please contact Susan 818-414-9549.



Ellen Berger

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Emily Bringuel

Emily Davis Bringuel Resident of San Jose April 2, 1928-Dec. 24, 2010 Emily Bringuel left this earth to begin her journey to heaven on December 24, 2010, she was 82. A funeral service mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, 10:00 am, Most Holy Trinity Church, 2040 Nassau Dr., San Jose. The family suggest no flowers.



Esther Meeker

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Eulalio Sarabia

Eulalio Sarabia Sunrise January 7, 1921 - Sunset December 25, 2010 San Jose, Eulalio joined his beloved wife Petra, daughter Lupe and grandson Marcos in Heaven on Christmas Day. He is survived by his 4 children, Irma, Ruben, Lalo and Veronica. Also surviving him are 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great granddaughters. A special thank you to his daughter Veronica and her family for all the special love and care they provided in his final years. Services begin with visitation on Sunday, January 2 at 1:00 pm followed by a Rosary at 6:00 pm at Oak Hill Funeral Home?s Chapel of the Oaks. A funeral Mass will be on Monday, January 3 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2020 E. San Antonio. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park., Oak Hill Funeral Home



Evelyn Gould Hartman

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Evelyn Mehegan

EVELYN MURIEL "MINNIE" MEHEGAN Born May 11, 1922 in Paradise, British Guiana, South America to Charles and Gladys Minns, died December 25, 2010 at the age of 88. Minnie was an amazing woman, and in recent years survived a major stroke, breast cancer, tongue cancer and waged a courageous battle against the neck cancer that ultimately claimed her life. Everyone that knew Minnie loved her. She was a woman of grace, strength, good humor and made a wicked rum swizzle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years William (Bill) E. Mehegan and her son, James M. Mehegan. She is survived by three daughters, Alana J. Wiles (Ray), Plattsmouth, NE; Patricia K. Mehegan (Russ), Tujunga, CA; and Elizabeth A. Mehegan (Bill), Holderness, NH; two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, sister Anne Eyre of England, brother Alan Minns, Canada, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Service will be held January 10, 2011, Riverside National Cemetery, 12:45pm, Staging Area 4. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations made to the RCCD Foundation, James M. Mehegan Memorial Scholarship, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 or the March Field Air Museum, P.O. Box 6463, March ARB, CA 92518. To sign the online guestbook, please go to




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Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Florence Mastromatteo

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Francis Shierant

Francis Shierant Francis "Fritz" Shierant passed away at his home in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, December 17, 2010. He was born September 18, 1928 in Girardsville, PA to Walter and Verna Shierant. He grew up in Mt. Carmel, PA and graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1947. He served two years with the



Frank Molinari

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Frank Mario Molinari, 83, of Napa, died peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.


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Franklin M. Tosti Sr.

Franklin M. Tosti, Sr., 1942 – 2010, Franklin passed away on December 25, 2010., He was preceded in death by his mother Pauline Tosti-Mankins, father, Frank Tosti, brothers Pete Tosti and Irving Tosti., He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Suzanne Tosti; daughter Stephanie Simpson (Greg); son Franklin Tosti, Jr. (Jody); grandchildren Frank P. Tosti and Matt Tosti of Santa Maria, Danielle Simpson, Christopher Simpson of Lompoc; four great-grandchildren: Cody Bridges of Arroyo Grande, Brooke Tosti of Santa Maria, Michael Gaitan, Jr. of Lompoc, and Jetty Tosti of Wyoming; mother-in-law Suzanne Valenzuela; sisters Allie Fennel (Allen), Judy Sumner (Danny) of Atascadero and Cindy Blewitt of Nevada; sister-in-laws Sue Tosti of Los Alamos and Paula Tosti of El Paso, Texas and Olivia Bugal (Keith) of Santa Maria; brother-in-law Leonard Valenzuela (Larry) of Colorado and life-long loyal and trusted friend, Frank Giovanacci whom he shared many great hunting trips and adventures., He worked 40 years at Grefco in Lompoc until it was sold and then went to work for Valley Rock of Lompoc until his retirement in January of 2008., He was a life long member of the Los Alamos Men's Club, St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Los Alamos Senior Center., Every spring he enjoyed putting in his (small) garden and giving vegetables to all the neighbors. Many enjoyed his tomatoes, corn, green beans and squash., Honey, Dad, Grandpa, Grandpa Papa - We love you with all our hearts and will miss you forever., A Graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Los Alamos Cemetery., Donations can be made to the Los Alamos Senior Center, PO Box 344, Los Alamos, CA 93440, Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at



Franklin Tosti Sr.

Franklin Tosti, Sr. Franklin Tosti, Sr. passed away on December 25, 2010. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years Suzanne; children Stephanie (Greg) and Franklin Jr. (Jody); grandchildren Frank, Matt, Danielle and Christopher; great-grandchilidren Cody, Brooke, Michael and Jetty; and his life long loyal friend Frank Giovanacci whom he shared many hunting trips and adventures. He was employed with Grefco Inc. for 40 years until its closer, he then went to work for Valley Rock of Lompoc until his retirement in 2008. Services will be held January 3, 2011 at 10:00am at the Los Alamos cemetary. Reception to follow at the Los Alamos Mens Club. Donations in Franks name may be made to the Los Alamos Senior Center P. O. Box 344 Los Alamos, Ca. 93440 Honey, Dad, Grandpa, Grandpa Papa - We love you and you are forever in our hearts.



Frederick J. Meier

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MCFARLANE, GERALDINE LEONE of Escondido 04/14/1916-12/26/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 480-8483 



Gary Alexander Lester

Gary Alexander Lester 1944 - 2010 A truly genuine and modest man, Gary was above all else a loving son, husband and father of two. Throughout his 66 years he lived a wholesome and varied life. He was born in Bakersfield June 15th 1944 to military Pearl Harbor survivors. In his youth he enjoyed couples roller skating and was an East High Blade class of '62. Always an aeronautics enthusiast, he received his pilot's license in 1964. It's been said that no one ever saw Gary more "in the zone" than when he was flying. In 1966 he enlisted in the, and became a Sergeant. After building many steel and concrete aircraft shelters he was honorably discharged in 1970. He didn't speak much about his time in Vietnam but he was very proud of his service. Gary was well known to many as a hard worker. He worked in industrial electrical sales for 38 years, retiring from Kern Electric Distributors in 2010. At home he was a jack-of-all-trades handyman, woodworker, mechanic and electrician. If he couldn't fix it, he would build you a new one. He enjoyed the simplicity of fishing with his son and as an avid golfer, spent many hours playing the course with his friends. In his last years he gave painstaking care and attention to his mother of 101 until her passing in 2009. He succumbed to cancer at home with his family on Christmas Eve 2010. Gary is survived by his wife Veronica Lester, daughter Natalie, son Rodney and brother Lawrence. He was a man who loved and was loved. A private memorial will be held.



Genell Magaret Tietz

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Geoffrey Andrew Parker

GEOFFREY ANDREW PARKER FEB 5, 1965 - DEC 22, 2010 Geoffrey Andrew Parker of Modesto, CA, passed away on Wednesday, December 22nd after a sudden illness. He was surrounded by family and friends and is already missed. Geoffrey was an avid athlete who loved skiing, basketball, bike riding and golf, his sense of humor and quick wit were enjoyed by all lucky enough to know him. But most of all, Geoffrey treasured and loved his dear children and family. He is survived by his children Caleb and Caroline Parker; his parents Dan and Dorothy Parker; sisters, Gayle (Frank) Damrell and Anita (Greg) Stoll; five nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held on Monday, January 3rd, 11:00 AM at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Modesto. A memorial account has been established on behalf of Geoffrey's children. In lieu of flowers, deposits are being accepted at Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Caleb B. Parker, or mail to 1230 Como Park Way, Modesto, CA 95350.



Georgena Marruffo

GEORGENA J. MARRUFFO She was a resident of San Jacinto, CA. Georgena was born 10/13/1934 in Soboba, CA and passed away 12/29/2010 in Murrieta, CA Georgena is survived by her sons, Melvin Marruffo, Victor Marruffo and Jesse Marruffo; daughters, Aurelia "Charlie" Marruffo and Mignon Marruffo Boyden; brother, Raymond Miranda; sister, Frances Miranda; 22 grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Services on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at England Family Mortuary at 10:00AM with reception to Follow. (951) 695-8555 27135 Madison Ave., Temecula, CA 92590



Gladys B. Fowler

1920 - 2010 Gladys B. Fowler died on Wednesday, December 28, 2010, at home in Cottonwood, CA. She was 90 years old. She was born July 20, 1920 in Kiowa County, Oklahoma. Moved to Southern California in 1942 and to Northern California in 1984. She most recently lived in Anderson. She retired from Rexall Drug Store in 1972. She was an active member of the Anderson VFW Post 9650, Women's Auxiliary for for over 26 years, attended the United Methodist Church in Anderson, and was a member of the Anderson Frontier Senior Center She is predeceased by her Husband, Ralph Fowler . She is survived by her son, Dean Hancock of Cottonwood, her daughter Reta Hancock-Lovett of Redding, and three stepchildren - Ralph Fowler of Southern California, Merrilee Fowler of Florida, and Judy, of New Jersey. She also has five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial Service will be held at the Anderson VFW, Post 9650 at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2011. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the St. Elizabeth's Hospice in Red Bluff or the Anderson VFW Post 9650, Women's Auxilary Cancer Fund.




BAYZERMAN, Gloria Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076 



Grace M. Fenner

GRACE M. FENNER APR 12, 1918 - DEC 26, 2010 Grace May Fenner, 92 of Riverbank died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center. She was a native of Oakland. Grace lived in Riverbank for 2 years. She was a 30 year resident of San Leandro. Grace worked as a cocktail waitress for 10 years at the Pine Cone Lounge in San Leandro. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Fenner of Riverbank and 4 grandchildren. Grace was preceded in death by her children, Candice Jackson, Larry Martin, Joan Ivan; sisters, Ida Roach and Lou; brothers, Sam Gilliqee and Barney. Private family services. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1316 Celeste Drive, Suite 104, Modesto, Ca., 95355



Gregory Harold Bullis (Featured)

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



Guadalupe R. Flores

Jan. 13, 1938- Dec. 25, 2010 Guadalupe Flores, 72, of Oxnard, was a beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. He was called home to be with our Lord on Dec. 25, 2010. He was surrounded by his loving family., Our father was well-known for his delicious tamales. This was a business which he had for over 30 years, with customers all around Ventura County. He took great pride in hand delivering these delicious tamales to each of his customers. He also had a passion for carpentry; our father loved the greatest Carpenter of all, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Although both the tamale business and carpentry were big parts of his life, nothing came close to the love he had for his Grandchildren which he lovingly called his "Viejo's" and "Vieja's.", Our father was preceded in his journey by his son, Alfred Flores; daughter, Diane Driver; and brother, Thomas Flores. He leaves behind three daughters: Sylvia Razo (husband Ronald), Carol Murillo (husband Danny), Anna Tuitama (husband Tommy); his sisters: Josephine Flores, Socorro Hernandez and Maria de Jesus Esparza; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends., A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 at The VFW, 300 S. Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme, CA 93041.




Helen Sarah Schaal Helen Sarah Schaal, born Helen Sarah Arrigo December 12, 1922, daughter of Florence and Antoni Arrigo, surviving her two older sisters, Mary Gilman and Sue Wollman, passed away peacefully at her home early Sunday morning, December 19, 2010. Helen is survived by her loving husband Tom and her twin children, Tom Jr. and Diane. Helen was born in Boston, MA but spent her childhood in Mill Valley, California, where she attended Tamalpais High School and became an accomplished tennis champion at 18 years old, winning the Marin County Junior Women's and Women's Singles and Mixed Doubles Championships, the Mill Valley Tennis Club Women's Championship, and was a Junior Whiteman Cup team member. She attended College of Marin and worked as an executive assistant at Pacific Bell in San Francisco. Helen and her loving husband Tom were married for 62 years, and moved from Marin County to Sacramento in 2005 to be near their children. Helen was a loving, kind, compassionate and caring wife and mother, and will be missed deeply. A private, invitation only Memorial for family and close friends will be held to honor and celebrate Helen's life.




OSUNA, HORTENCIA P. Of Chula Vista March 19,1926 - Dec 27,2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100 



Harold "Ray" Owen Jr.

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 E. Goodeill

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Harold H. Hampton

Harold H. Hampton, 89, of Redding died Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).



Harold Petroni

Harold "Hal" Petroni, Resident of Santa Clara, Feb. 15, 1938-Dec. 23, 2010, Born and raised in South San Francisco, Hal passed away December 23 after a long illness. His wife, Lynda, of 46 years; his three sons, Kenneth, Thomas and Mark; his daughter-in-laws, Molly, Rona and Brenda; nine grandchildren, and his sister, Jeanette Acosta, survive him., He grew up in South San Francisco and attended El Camino High School where he earned an All-American title in baseball. He went on to play baseball in college and earned a degree in Economics from Santa Clara University. After graduation in 1959, he served three years in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and served an additional five years in the Army Reserve. Hal worked for AT&T for 31 years and after retirement, worked for ADP for an additional ten years., Above all else he will be remembered as a family man who had an immense love for baseball, hunting and gardening. He coached for 31 years at Westside Little League in Santa Clara where he shared his excitement for the game and inspired many., Rosary Service will be held at the Lima Family Funeral Home 466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050 on Monday Jan. 3rd from 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held on Tues., Jan. 4 at 10am at St. Justin Parish, 2655 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051. Interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.



Harriet Anne Davis

Davis, Harriet Anne May 10, 1925 - December 31, 2010 Wife of the late Phillip Davis, M.D. Survived by her children, Jane Davis, M.D. (son-in-law Edward Sigall, M.D) and David Davis, her grandchildren, Madeleine Sigall and Michael Sigall, and her sister, Esther Williams. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.



Hiroshi Taniguchi

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Holden Joseph Albert

Holden Joseph Albert May 14, 1988 - December 24, 2010 Holden was born in Bakersfield, California 22 years ago to Brian and Janet Albert. He is a graduate of Liberty High, class of 2006. Holden and his girlfriend, Melissa Sherwood, just had a son, Stephan, whom he was very proud of. Holden is preceded in death by his sister, Amber Albert and his grandmother, Claire Albert, and great-grandmother Etoye Hagley. He is survived by his parents, Brian and Janet Albert; sister, Ashley; brother, Randy; niece, Camryn; his grandparents, Harry and Hortencia Albert, and Bobby and Charlene Thompson, and Masie Goldsmith; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 3rd from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Mission Family Mortuary (531 California Ave). Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 4th, at 10:00am at New Life Center (4201 Stine Rd).



Honofre Mendoza

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Hugh Connolly

Hugh Francis Connolly Sept. 16, 1928 - Dec. 27, 2010 Devoted husband, beloved father of five and grandfather to seven, consummate debater, contrarian, crooner, eternal optimist, humorist, instigator, obfuscator, above all, family man. Hugh was born and raised in New York, NY, graduated from Fordham University ('51) with an A.B. in Greek. Following a term in the Army (rank of 1st Lt.), Hugh attended Fordham Law School, earning his J.D. in 1958. Hugh married his only true love, Paulette, and moved to California, where they raised their five children in Hillsborough and Rubicon Bay, Lake Tahoe. Hugh practiced law in Burlingame for over 50 years, first with Anderson, McMillan & Connolly, and later as a sole practitioner. In addition to his legal work, Hugh devoted many hours of his time to volunteer work with such organizations as his beloved Burlingame Civic Club, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul, and Easter Seals. Hugh will be terribly missed by his surviving children and their families as well as his many friends in the legal community, S. M. County Board of Realtors, Burlingame Civic Club, and the Irish Mafia. Hugh is survived by his wife of 58 years, Paulette, and his children Colleen, Maureen, Tom and Christopher. He is also survived by grandchildren Deirdre, C.J., Casey, Brady, Ryan, Kelly, and Tarah. Hugh is now harmonizing with his son Brian, who has been sorely missed since 2008. The family is requesting that memorial donations be made in memory of Hugh to the Children's PKU Network 3306 Bumann Rd., Encinitas, CA. 92024. Funeral service will be held Sat., January 8, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, a light reception to follow. COLMA CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICES




Jacqueline Dean Beebe Sep. 10, 1957-Dec. 24, 2010 After an eight-year battle with cancer, our precious Jackie passed away. She graduated from Sacramento State and returned to Marin where she began work as a Special Ed School Bus Driver, she loved the kids. She also worked as a Home Health Aide until her own health no longer permitted it. She never lost her joy of living, it was infectious. Jackie was a very generous, loving person. Her passions were animals, children, and caring for others. She loved classic movies and Agatha Christie. She is survived by her sisters, Judy Sommese (Joey) and Janet Powell (Dennis), brother Chuck Beebe (Linda), nephew Johnny Sommese, and so many wonderful friends. Any donations in Jackie's memory may be made to Meals of Marin, Marin Humane Society, or a charity of your choice. A "Celebration of Her Life" is being planned for sometime in January.




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BRAVO, JOSE MARIA of Ramona 09/10/1919-12/24/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 480-8483 



Jack Lee Retzloff

80 years old, passed on at home on December 27, 2010. He was born on March 20, 1930 in Eureka, CA to George H. and Mabel May Retzloff. He had three brothers, Vernon Clark, James, and Thomas. Vernon died in the south Pacific during World War II. James, a gifted football player and World War II veteran, passed away in 2002. Jack grew up in Eureka and attended local schools. In his early years, he was an avid outdoors man and horseman who hunted, fished, and raised cattle on the various family ranches in Larabee Creek, Showers Pass, Blocksburg, Bridgeville, and Cold Spring. Both his dad and Uncle Walt owned the roadside billboard business between Medford and Fort Bragg, which enabled Jack and his brothers to spend summers and holidays in the outdoors. In junior high school and high school Jack became interested in sports, and excelled in track, basketball, and football. He was the star halfback in football at Eureka High School and went on to star for the undefeated Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cats. His football prowess as a halfback for Santa Rosa led to Jack being nominated "Little All American" and he was actively recruited by many top colleges, including Stanford University, University of Oregon, and University of San Francisco. He was one of the few guys who could run for a touchdown while waving to a girlfriend in the stands. He eventually chose to go to the University of San Francisco and was a reserve halfback on the famous 1950 USF team which went undefeated but was not invited to any bowl games because the team had two star players who were black. The University of San Francisco football program was dismantled after that year. Jack was in the Army from 1951 through 1954 and was stationed around the country before settling at Fort Ord. He married Mitzi LaVerne Gregori in 1951 and his son Michael was born in 1952 at Fort Ord. Jack was honorably discharged in early 1954 and moved back to Eureka where his second child Cynthia Ann was born that year. Jack enrolled at Humboldt State College, played halfback for the 1954 team, and was a star player. He later began working for Bernie Anderson Pontiac where he was a top car salesman, and then went on to work for Ernest Pierson Company where he sold real estate. Jack was Ernest's top salesman for a number of years and the pair were lifelong friends. Jack decided to become a real estate appraiser in the early 1960s and went on to work for the Humboldt County Assessor's Office as an appraiser. During this time, third child Debra Lynn was born and Jack decided it was time to work independently as a fee appraiser, his main occupation for the rest of his life. Jack was separated from his wife Mitzi in 1970 and officially divorced in 1975. During that time he fell in love with Cindy Olsen. Jack was very successful in business. His expertise was in making money work for him. Jack was a shrewd real estate investor who owned many commercial and rental properties in Humboldt County. In 1989, Jack was appointed as a California Probate Referee for Humboldt and Del Norte Counties by former Governor Gray Davis and held that position for 9 years. In addition, he wanted to be in a business that was "fun." One such business was horse racing, a sport he always loved. In 1979, he and Cindy bought their first horse, "Struttin' Honey,"and it was an immediate love affair with horse racing. They traveled throughout the Unites States, going to as many race tracks as possible. Over the past 30 years, they owned many Stakes horses, including their pride and joy, "Mr. Double Down," who won the $200,000 Hollywood Express Race in 1998. Their other horses included R. Payday, Lady Las Vegas, Blue Avenue, Mr. Megabucks, Swayaway (their current 3 year old), and many more. Jack could be seen on a daily basis at the Redwood Acres Turf Club. There was rarely a day that he would miss betting on horses. He enjoyed his family of friends at the Turf Club. Jack was also a master at poker and other card games. For a number of years, many prominent citizens of Humboldt County could often be found at the Retzloff home playing all-nighters on weekends. Jack played at major poker tournaments in Reno and Las Vegas before Indian casinos became legal in California. Jack taught his children how to play various card games when they were very young and all were proficient players. His daughter Debbie and he often played poker tournaments together locally and in Las Vegas. Jack's purpose in life seems to have been to have fun, and he was very good at that. He was always out to have a good time first and work second. He was an "original." He was very outgoing and people oriented and he never met a stranger. He didn't have a problem with "breaking the rules," and almost always managed to talk his way out of trouble. On the phone, when spelling his last name out for people, he always pointed out that the double Fs in his last name stood for "double friendly." Jack was a San Francisco Giants fan from the time the team moved to California from New York and was part of the Giants Boosters Club for years. He and Cindy traveled all over the states and Canada to watch them play. After years of torture, he was able to take great delight that he was able to see his favorite team win the World Series. Jack and Cindy were world travelers but their favorite spot was Aruba, where they went for several weeks every year. Jack's love for Blackjack and Texas Hold'em made Las Vegas their next favorite and most frequent destination. Jack was a proud Dad of three children and grandfather of six. There wasn't a day that passed when he wasn't bragging about their accomplishments. Jack is survived by his long time companion, Cindy K. Olsen; his son Michael (Rose); his daughter Cynthia Retzloff McKenzie (Scott); his daughter Debbie Olson (Randy); his grandchildren Chelsea Retzloff, Katy McKenzie, Kara McKenzie, Sean Retzloff, Randy Olson, and Lacey Olson; his brother Tom Retzloff and Tom's wife Kathy; his nephew Todd Retzloff (Jennifer); his niece Kristine Benzow (Aaron); nephew Ken Retzloff (Debbie); his grandnephews Justin Retzloff, Troy Retzloff, and William Benzow; his grand nieces Rebecca and Jody; and his brother-in-law Gerald Hoopes, Gerald's wife Merilea Partch, and their son Roy Partch. Jack's extended family is so large that it is impossible to list them all. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Humboldt Area Foundation in memory of Jack Retzloff for the "Friends of the Humboldt County Fair Fund." 373 Indianola Rd, Bayside, ca 95524. Pall bearers are Dave DeVoto, Bill Pittman, Lawrence Lazio, Jack Macdonald, Pat Murphy, and Dave McGinty. Honorary pall bearers will be Jack Pederson, Henry Ramos, and Richard Mann. A celebration of life will be held at the First Assembly of God Church at 1060 Hoover Street, Eureka on January 3, 2011, at 10:00 AM. Please sign the guest book at



James Ericson

James "Jim" Ericson, 87, was born in November 1923 in Maywood, N.J., and passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, in Smithville, Tenn.''¨He was veteran of, , having enlisted in the, flight program in June 1942, and later joined the U.S., Air Corps in 1943. He was honorably discharged from active military service in November 1945. ''¨In the mid 1980s, he moved to the Central Coast area, where he enjoyed hours of hiking and volunteer service to the U.S. Forest Service. Jim Ericson is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edith Ericson; sons Dean of Smithville, Tenn., and Wayne of Silver City, N.M.; and two grandchildren Tierra Nash and Clayton Ericson, living in Tennessee and California, respectively.''¨An informal memorial service will be held in Atascadero during the spring of 2011 to celebrate his life. Contributions in Jim''s memory can be made to the Colon-Couch American Legion Post 821, Attn: Dave Goetz, 518 Riverside Drive, Clayton, N.Y. 13624



James Franco (Featured)

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



James Joseph Palmersheim

Palmersheim, James Joseph June 1, 1938 - December 17, 2010 James Joseph Palmersheim, (72) died on December 17, 2010 in Sherman Oaks, CA. Jim was born to Hubert and Beatrice Palmersheim on June 1, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA. He was Student Body President, Cathedral H.S. class of 1956. Received PHD in Biostatistics from UCLA (1970), served as First Lieutenant in USAF for 3 years and worked for LA County for 28 years as an Information Technology Manager. He is predeceased by brothers William H. and Ronald T. Palmersheim. He is survived by brother Richard of Neosho, MO, longtime companion Kathy Niitsuma, and nieces Leslie Cohen, Karen Palmersheim, Sabrina Connery, Gwyn Carpenter, and nephew Greg Palmersheim. Rest in peace our beloved Uncle Jim, you will be missed. Full obituary at Funeral mass will be held January 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm at St. Charles Church, 10800 Moorpark St., North Hollywood, CA 91602.



James Louis Fuller

James Louis Fuller was born in Eureka on July 07, 1950 to Dr. Stewart A. and Dorothy M. Fuller. He passed away on December 16, 2010 at his home in McKinleyville. He lived in the area for 50 years. He was a veteran of the 



Jason S. Respo

Jason S. Respo, 57 of Fillmore, was tragically taken from us on Dec. 15, 2010., He worked as a commercial fisherman for over 20 years, which he greatly enjoyed. He also had a love for restoring cars, football, boxing being with friends, but most of all talking and playing with his children., He is survived by his children: Jesse Respo, Cheanno Respo, Angela Respo and Amber Respo; grandchildren: Cecelia Respo, Martez Respo, Kashayla Respo and Shauntea Respo; fiance and friend: Denise Proudfoot; ex-wife and friend: Angela Macaluso; and sibling: Del Respo, A viewing will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Skillin-Carroll Chapel, 600 N. Central Ave., Fillmore. A rosary and mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore at 9:30 a.m. There is a memorial fund set up for him at any Rabobank: Jason Respo Memorial Fund. Arrangments under the direction of Funeraria del angel Stetler Mortuary, 525-5595.



Jason William "Jay-Roller" Cartwright

Passed away December 20, 2010 in his home in Petaluma. He was born February 12, 1977. Age 33. Jason is survived by his mother Doris; brother John; and many family and friends. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. A celebration of his life will be held on January 8, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the, 2105 So. McDowell Blvd. All who knew him are invited.



Jean Berry Reinhold

Jean passed away in her home in Redondo Beach, CA on December 22, 2010. Due to probable rain, the original plans for her services have changed. The memorial and the celebration of life will both be held at the Pacific / Bayside rooms on the Portofino Hotel grounds in Redondo Beach on January 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Private burial will take place before that date. Please go to White & Day Mortuary's website,



Jean Shirley Dunn

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Jessica Lynn Duvall-Allen

1983 - 2010 Jessica was born to Dave and Megan Duvall on March 28, 1983, in Torrance, CA. She died on December 19, 2010, at age 27, following a short, but valiant fight with cancer. She graduated from West Valley High in 2001, and attended Cal. State University in Long Beach, CA. Her brother, Luke Duvall, is in the Army stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Jessica and David Allen were married on October 11, 2008, at the Riverview Restaurant in Anderson. They honeymooned at Cambria, CA, because of their shared love of the ocean. Jessica was mother to Lily age 4, and Lucy age 1, who gave great joy to her life. She will be immensely missed by her family and many friends. Donations to a college fund for Lily and Lucy can be made at North Valley Bank branch. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. on December 31, 2010, at the Anderson Church of Christ, 3434 North Street, Anderson. 365-1200



Jessie Gonzales Saldivar

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Jessie Gonzales Saldivar, age 104, was welcomed into heaven, surrounded by her family, on Christmas Day following a brief illness., She was born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico, on Jan. 12, 1906, the daughter of Felix Gonzales and Tomasa Saucedo Gonzales. Jessie was ten years old when she came to the United States with her mother and older brother, Modesto. She was married to Maurilio Saldivar in Santa Monica where their four children were also born. Later, the family moved to Ventura where they raised their children. She worked at the Limoneira packing house in Santa Paula and then the American Cleaners in Oxnard until her retirement., Throughout her long life, she was an accomplished seamstress and loved the hours she spent gardening, cooking and watching the national art and news channels., Jessie is survived by her four children, Estella Navarro, Maurilio Saldivar, Lillian De Los Santos and Edmund Saldivar. Her grandchildren included Judy Schultz, James Saldivar, Cindy Dressler, Michael De Los Santos, David De Los Santos, Tricia McClain, Greg Saldivar, Susan Saldivar, Steven Saldivar and Sylvia Saldivar. Jessie also had 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, spanning five generations, along with many nieces and nephews., A rosary will be recited for Jessie at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3172 Telegraph Road in Ventura. Family and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the rosary. A memorial mass will also be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, followed by a burial at Ivy Lawn Cemetery and reception. Jessie was entrusted to the care of Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623.



Jessie Lee Ketcherside McGriff

Jessie Lee Ketcherside McGriff 1932 - 2010 Jessie Lee Ketcherside McGriff (aka Mean Momma McGriff), 78, of Shafter, passed away on Christmas Eve 2010. A memorial of Jessie's life will be held later in 2011 so her numerous family members may gather to celebrate the "tough old broad". Jessie was born in Russellville, Arkansas to Tildon Fowler Ketcherside and Viola Mae Ketcherside on May 8, 1932. She retired in 1997 as the Executive Director of the Kern County Mental Health Association. Jessie was most proud of her "HMF" award she received during her tenure at KCMHA. Jessie is preceded in death by her parents, Tildon and Viola Ketcherside; her brother, Homer Ketcherside; her sister, Mary Durrett; her son, Anthony Bruce McGriff; and her grandchild, Tamera Yother. Jessie is survived by her daughters, Paulette Carey, Judy Manning, Donel Purcella and Stormy Bishop; her sons-in law, Ron Carey, Michael Manning and Frank "Bubba" Bishop; brothers, Wayne and Bruce Ketcherside; sisters, Carol Hamblen and Lottie Ahrens; grandchildren, Keith Stoller, Judy Gillum, Jimmy Yother, Justin Carey, Heidi Cook, Jessica White, Steven McGriff, Tirzah Davis, and Woody Carey; great-grandchildren, Joshua Nickell, Rebecca Sinner, Suzanne Sinner, Jacob Cook, Jenna Carey, Kaleb Cook, Logan Carey, Sierra Davis and Christian Yother. Mother, Mom, Sister, Nana, Grandma, Great-Grandma We love you and it is what it is.



Jesus Duarte

Jesus Isidoro Duarte 13 December 2010 with family at his side. Born in San Diego in 1956, Jesus graduated from the University of Redlands. After working for Crocker National Bank in Madrid, Mexico City, and San Francisco, he moved to Tokyo with his partner, James Vestal. Returning to San Francisco after working six years in Asia, Jesus began a second successful career in asset management, which saw him become a portfolio manager and principal with Montgomery Asset Management. Leaving finance behind a decade ago, Jesus started a small line of streetwear; he was also an active board member of the Family Services Agency of San Francisco for six years. Jesus is survived by his beloved parents, Amparo and Pedro Duarte; his two brothers, Luis and Efrain; two nephews, Luis and Carlo, and a niece, Lia; his San Francisco family; innumerable friends. His joy touched everyone; his smile was unforgettable; his kindness legendary.



Jill Stephanie Sousa

JILL STEPHANIE SOUSA DEC 13, 1946 - DEC 25, 2010 Jill Stephanie Sousa was born on Dec. 13, 1946 to proud parents, Bill and Kathleen Sousa. On the afternoon of Dec. 25, 2010 our beloved Jill passed away at Doctors Hospital in Modesto, CA. At her bedside in her final hours were her husband Steven Fotheringham, her daughter Alice Sousa-Fotheringham, her sister Jeanie Ogle and other family. Jill had become increasingly ill over the last 8 months, was diagnosed with cancer on Nov. 20 and succumbed to complications arising from it. Throughout her struggle Jill maintained her grace and dignity and battled courageously. Jill knew no stranger and took others' concerns as her own. Even when unable to physically help she repeatedly expressed her desire to do so. Jill was an elementary school, for 32 years, primarily at Robertson Road and Rose Avenue schools. Her passion for her students and their needs was unbounded. She took great pride in her teaching of reading and lifting the skills of lower performing students. She retired in June of 2008. Jill generously gave of her time and resources to many people, charitable organizations and her church. Jill was a member and on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, a member of the League of Women Voters and other groups. Jill loved traveling in the US, Mexico and Europe, her book group, the opera, symphony, the Giants and her many, many friends. She was delighted to be a mother, grandmother and sister. Among her yearly highlights were an annual trip to Twain Harte lake with the grandkids and being with her brother, sister and friends during the holidays. The greatest joy in her life was the adoption and raising of her daughter. She is survived by her husband Steven, daughters Alice, Brooke Lile, son Jeffrey Fotheringham, grandchildren Abel Lile, Emma Fotheringham Ryan Fotheringham, Seth Lile, Kaella Lile, Amber Fotheringham, Amethyst Fotheringham, and Jeffrey Fotheringham Jr., her brother and sister-in-law Lynn and Bea Sousa, her sister Jeanie Ogle, her husband's family and many aunts, cousins, nephew and nieces. Jill loved and will be loved and missed by all. A future service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto.



Jim Cowal

James (Jim) Cowal March 13, 1953 - Dec. 27, 2010 Jim was born at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. He grew up in San Mateo going to Fiesta Garden Borel and graduating from Hillsdale High in 1971. Jim had worked for Don Hoy Mfg. in South San Francisco and Pyromet in San Carlos and was a member of the Machinist's Union. He then worked for the Belmont County Water District. This was his favorite job because he was outdoors all day. Jim was a big fan of football, good weed, and a cold Coors beer. He also enjoyed the Grateful Dead, for tunes and cutting curves on a motorcycle. He will be missed dearly. Jim's ashes will be scattered privately. See Ya!




DEUTSCH, Jim Born March 3, 1941. Contract negotiator, songwriter/musician, inventor, philanthropist and social activist, died surrounded by his loving family and close friends on Dec. 29, 2010. He is survived by his wife Judy and children Susie (John Salva), Jeff (Sonia) Deutsch. Services will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries-Hollywood Hills today, Dec. 31, 2010 at 2 p.m.



John "Red" Walsh

John "Red" Walsh, Resident of Santa Clara, Dec. 12, 1926-Dec. 25, 2010, It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father "Red" Walsh on Christmas Day. Being a man of faith, he joins the love of his life our mother JoAnn on a day of great spiritual significance. Born and raised in the Mission District of SF, the youngest of five children born of Irish immigrants. He leaves behind four sons, Mark, Tim, Jeff, and Kevin, 8 grand children, 7 great grand children. Baseball was the passion of his life. Playing professionally for the San Francisco Seals and Milwaukee Braves, his most rewarding experience was coaching at Santa Clara University for 18 years with his good friend Sal Taromino. The confidence and inspiration he embedded in his players was a true gift. He will be missed by all., Services tba at later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Santa Clara University baseball program. Send C/O SCU Baseball Office 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, Ca 95053.



John Allen Grant

John Allen Grant, John Allen Grant passed away peacefully at 61 years of age on December 22, 2010 after a long illness. Born in Milan, Indiana on May 22, 1949 to Robert and Mary Grant, he lived in Santa Maria since childhood., John had a lot of occupations. From being a carnival worker, carpenter, station agent for an airline, and a soldier to working on a catamaran and tuna boat. Many will remember him as a salesman for local auto and RV dealers., John never married, instead, he loved his family and friends and the experiences he shared with them. His "rambling" took him to interesting places and centered around nature, music, poetry and song; inviting many to experience the grace of living that he enjoyed so much., He leaves behind his brother, Dale Grant and wife, Kim of Clovis, CA; his niece Chantel Grant, a soldier in the US Army; and a nephew Jason Grant and wife Melanie of Santa Maria to join his father, mother and older brother Chuck., Friends and loved ones are invited to attend funeral services at Dudley Hoffman Memorial Chapel with interment at Santa Maria Cemetery on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1 p.m.



John Burton Horan

JOHN BURTON HORAN GRANDPA JB JAN 17, 1929 - DEC 15, 2010 The outpour of your thoughts and prayers over our loss of John Horan (aka Grandpa JB) has been so overwhelming. It truly is what has gotten our family through this. We, the family of John Horan, are planning to have a wake celebrating his life on January 8th, 2011 at the Oakdale Fire Department at 11:00 AM. He was a Fire Captain at Oakdale Fire Department for many years, and we felt this would be a fitting send off. Another one will be held in Fortuna, where he lived since 1994, also held at a fire department, Fortuna Fire Department on January 22, 2011. We hope you will plan on joining us to celebrate this amazing man's life. A full obituary will follow. The Conley Family: Johnny & Vina, Jim & JoAnne, Milton & Sally, Justin & Jeri and Rod & Merneva And Mark & Donna Harper



John D. Holliday

In Loving Memory, we celebrate the life of John D. Holliday who passed away at his home., John was born in Los Angeles on June 5, 1957 to John H. Holliday and Mary A. Smiley. He graduated from Ventura High School in 1976 and was the owner and operator of the family business, Lil' John's Complete Yard Cleanup & Tree Service. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed everything from hunting to bowling. He had an extreme passion for cars. He supported our local Ventura College basketball teams and was a loyal Lakers fan. John loved his family and was very proud of his daughter. After 50 years of his life he came to know Christ and found a wonderful church family at Ventura Missionary Church. He was baptized in October of 2009., He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary A. Smiley, and his father, John H. Holliday. John is survived by his daughter, April Kocka, husband Brian; son, Brian Holliday; brothers, Tim Holliday, wife Kay, Dave Stankewicz; sister, Rita George; nephews, Danny Holliday, Ryan Holliday and Lucas Cantoni; niece, Collette; and many more relatives and friends. John will be dearly missed by his family and friends., A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Ventura Missionary Church, 500 High Point Ave., Ventura. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ventura Missionary Church.



John Hopper

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 M. "Jack" Murphey

Born August 11, 1928, passed away December 24, 2010. Beloved husband of Violet Murphey, Rohnert Park; father of Chris (Sue) Murphey, Hopland, Colin (Jill) Murphey, Redwood Valley, Claire Hardeman, Citrus Heights, Carole (Dan) Murphey, Asheville, NC, and step-daughters Marcia Threthic, San Rafael and Linda Maynard, Truckee. He is also survived by his sister Doreen Murphy, Geyserville and her family. He leaves grandchildren, Stephanie (Max), Kevin, James (Lindsay), Jeff, Amber, Bryce, Billy, Ryan, Kelsey, Tyler; and great granddaughter Sarah. Jack was a career, for the City of El Cerrito for 24 years. He also was a veteran of the Armed Services, discharged from the Army in 1956. A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he attained a degree in Soil Science. He was very proud of his family heritage. His grandfather was the first judge of the eastern Sierra territory in Bridgeport, CA. He coached youth baseball in Rohnert Park for many years. He enjoyed jogging, working out at the health club, traveling and spending holidays with his family. Memorial Services will be held on Monday January 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The or the charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



John Richert

John Thomas Richert, Resident of San Jose, Jan. 21, 1944-Dec. 25, 2010, Passed away peacefully at home. Leaving behind wife, Tina" Adeline" Richert, son Michael Richert, and the late Tom Richert. Brothers include Joe and Phillip Richert, and the late Dennis Richert. Extended family members include the Galvan, Trainer, and Perren., Vigil Service Mon 1/3 at 7pm at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Graveside Service Tues¼at 11am at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at limafamilysanta



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Jose Pantalion Melendrez

JOSE PANTALION MELENDREZ JUL 27, 1922 - DEC 25, 2010 Jose Pantaleon Melendrez July 27, 1922 - December 25, 2010. Resident of Oakdale, CA. After a courageous 88 years of life, Jose passed away peacefully at his home in Oakdale, CA. Jose was born and raised in Arizona and lived for the most part of his life in the bay area where he worked as a Crane operator in San Francisco. He also spent a number of his final years in Teocaltiche, Mexico Before returning to the states. For the last two years he has resided in Oakdale, CA with his Son and daughter in Law, Joe and Isabel Melendrez. He was one of 12 children born to the late Rosalio and Anastasia Melendrez and was the beloved husband of Imogene Jean Melendrez. Jose is Survived by his loving Children, Jerry, Toni, Joann, and Joey, His Treasured Grandchildren, Vanessa, Joey, Cameron, and Isabel and his Devoted Great-grand- children, Dominique, Hannah, Nivea, Nayeli, and Natalia, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know him. Jose loved listening to Mariachi Music, watching Sanford and Son, and one of his most treasured hobbies, Gardening for which he possessed the magical green Thumb. He enjoyed being with his family, having his morning coffee and Most of all being outdoors. Jose touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Friends and family were invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:00 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The family loved having all who knew him and had a special memory of him come and say their final goodbyes, as his Life and Legacy were memorialize. Guest book available at,



Jose Vasquez

JOSE VASQUEZ, 86, of Santa Maria, passed away December 27, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory 



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Joseph Leadem

Joseph Anthony Leadem, an incorrigible storyteller and an inspiration to his family and friends, passed away December 18, 2010, at the Veterans Home in Yountville. He was 84. The cause was respiratory illness. He will be remembered for his lively sense of humor, his quick wit and his unfailing optimism. Joe was born on February 27, 1926, in Trenton, N.J., to Edward and Anne Marie Leadem, the second oldest of eight boys. He graduated from Central Michigan University and served in the Navy during, . Joe, a devout Roman Catholic, married Joyce Hertog in St. Anthony's Village, Minn., in 1950 and had six children: Joe was born in 1955, followed by Anne, John, Mary, Carol and Barbara, in 1966. In 1965, they settled in Piedmont, Calif. Joyce passed away in 2006. Joe was a top sales person wherever he worked. Ultimately, he started his own investment firm in Sacramento, Joseph Leadem & Associates, before retiring in Santa Rosa. Joe was an avid boater and a horse enthusiast. He is survived by his six children and 17 grandchildren along with his brothers Frank, Paul, Wally, and Jim. A memorial service will be held at the Veterans Home on January 13th, 2011.



Joseph Scaroni

Joseph Anthony Scaroni, Resident of Menlo Park, 57, passed away at Stanford Hospital on December 26th 2010. He is survived by his sister- Susan Scaroni Glasser, brothers- John Scaroni and Nick Scaroni, niece- Anita Glasser, and several aunts and cousins. Services will be held at 11am on Friday, December 31, 2010 at The Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park.



Joyce Evelyn Mohar

Passed away peacefully in her home of 51 years in Santa Rosa, CA on December 22. Born in Illinois on April 3, 1931 to Wilson and Hoyt Millard, the family moved to Petaluma, CA where she met the love of her life Stanley "Moe" Mohar. They married in 1950 and had three boys: John (Sandy), Rick, and Brad (Kristi). Joy loved being a mom. She would send the boys off to school, work at the families grocery store during the day, Fiesta Market, and was always home before her boys. She was a "Leave it to Beaver" mom. The family loved spending summers at Lake Berryessa, where Joy would drive the boat for the boys and niece Janet Kreyer, even though she could not swim. After retirement, Joy and Moe traveled the country and Canada in their RV and took the whole family to Mexico to celebrate their 50th year of marriage. She was a devoted mother, loving wife and all around amazing hostess. Especially loved Christmas Eve parties at their home, and was able to spend this Christmas with Moe, who passed away February 2008. Also survived by brothers Bob, Bill and Rick Millard. Grandmother to Erica, Dustin and Ally. Loving sister-in-law to Mary Ann Silviera and many other nieces, nephews and family members. By Joy's request no service will be held, rather a private family memorial. Donations made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Arrangement by Daniels Chapel of the Roses.



Juanita Gutierrez

Juanita Gutierrez Juanita passed away peacefully December 27, 2010 surrounded by her loving family at St. Francis Convalescent Hospital. She was a homemaker her entire life and raised 10 children. She was dedicated to her church and enjoyed reading her bible and singing hymns. She is predeceased by her husband Jose Gutierrez, daughter Theresa, and sons Joe Mike, Nelson, Jimmy and Eli. She is survived by her daughters Cathy Anderson, Bernice Rodgers (Kirk), Erlinda Vanburnt, Peggy Airo (Wayne), son Peter and 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to visit Saturday, January 1, 2011 after 5:00pm and for a Funeral Service on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 2:00pm ALL at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City. Private burial on Monday at 1:30pm, reception to follow. Family requests donations be made to El Nueva Jerusalem, 35 San Pedro Rd., Daly City, CA 94014.



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Fuqua

Julia Evelyn Fuqua Nov. 20, 1909 ~ Dec. 18, 2010 Resident of Los Gatos Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend, Julia Evelyn Fuqua, died peacefully on December 18, 2010. She lived a long healthy life of 101 years. Julia was born on November 20, 1909 in Denver, Colorado to immigrant parents, Marianne & Bernard Campiglia. There were seven girls and one boy in her family. They moved to Santa Monica, CA in the 1920's and Julia attended Santa Monica High School. After graduation, Julia worked in retail sales in Santa Monica at Henshey's Department Store and became the buyer of the cosmetics department until her retirement in 1978. Her father was a music teacher so music was an important part of Julia's life. She enjoyed playing the banjo and ukulele. As a child, she learned ballet and, as a young adult, she danced to big band music. It was on a boat trip to Catalina to dance at the Avalon Casino that she met her husband, James Fuqua. Julia moved to Los Gatos, CA. after her retirement to be near to her son and daughter and her grandchildren. To know Julia was to love her for her devotion to God, family and friends and for her kind heart and gentle nature. She will remain a living presence much more than a memory to all whose lives she touched. Julia was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1967. She is survived by her son, James (Renee) Fuqua of Pebble Beach, CA and her daughter, Pamela Fuqua of San Jose, CA; her grandchildren, Anne Ajlouni, Beth Parks, Joseph and Peter Fuqua and Jennifer and Julie Evarkiou; her 13 great-grandchildren and her sister, Anita Garner of Rockville, Maryland. A rosary and a funeral mass for the immediate family has been celebrated at Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel, CA. Please visit www.the to sign Julia's guest book.



Julia Huber

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



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Julie Raskoff

Raskoff, Julie August 21, 1927 - December 25, 2010 Julie Raskoff passed away on December 25 with her sons by her side. Preceded in death by her beloved husband H. Miles Raskoff, and survived by her loving sons, Mark, Douglas and Ken, in whose hearts she will live forever. She made the world a better and more beautiful place for everyone who knew her. She believed in reading and education as a means to live life to its fullest. She was fascinated by the culture and art of the peoples of the world; and to share her passion, she was a docent for more than 40 years at the LA Conservancy, the UCLA Botanical Garden, the UCLA Dickinson Art Gallery, the Page Museum, and the LA County Museum. Per her wishes, there will be no funeral. For those who wish to commemorate her, instead of flowers, donations should be made to the Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Advocacy Fund.




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Kathleen Clark

Kathleen Clark of Ojai, beloved wife of Robert, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. She was 81., Kathleen is survived by husband, Robert, of Ojai, and four children, Steven Michael (Leah), Carolyn Ann, David James (Jackie), and Daniel Guy, and six grandchildren, Jason, Christian, Jonah, Shawn, Wyatt, and Julia. She was preceded in death by brothers, James L. Farrell and Richard C. Farrell., Kathleen grew up in Oak Park, Ill., and her family moved to Los Angeles when Kathleen was a teenager. She attended Corvallis High School and Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, and in 1951 she graduated from Mount St. Mary's College. Kathleen and Bob married in 1954 and settled in Los Angeles., Kathleen delighted in sharing her warmth, wit, and great sense of humor with her family and her many friends. When her children had grown Kathleen dedicated herself to helping others, volunteering at the Suicide Prevention Center and as a counselor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church. She taught public school for a time. She earned her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology at California State University, Northridge, and she applied her knowledge to continued volunteer work at her church. She always wanted to extend a helping hand to anyone in need., Bob and Kathleen moved to Ojai in 1989, and became active in Ojai Presbyterian Church. Kathleen was a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter QP, and she and Bob were members of the Mariners' Club. Through their 56 years of marriage, Bob and Kathleen remained "nuts about each other." They crossed the country on motor home trips, visiting 41 states and spending time with extended family along the way. Kathleen was an avid reader and an accomplished, creative photographer. Kathleen also loved music, and she imparted that appreciation to her children., Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Ojai Presbyterian Church, with a reception following at Stockham Hall, at the church. The family gives heartfelt thanks to Deirdre Daly and her wonderful staff at Autumn Years for the love and care they showed to our Kathleen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to HELP of Ojai.



Kathy Yeager

Kathy Yeager, 61, of Independence, Calif., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Sadly she is joined in death by her much loved sister, Beverly Reilly. Kathy was not only a great mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, but such a dear friend to so many. Kathy and her husband, Robert, started a family and lived in Lake Isabella, Calif. for many years. They moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., to welcome many new and dear friends into her life. After she retired, she moved back to California to be near family. Kathy was always so full of life, and gave so much to the ones around her. Life was always an adventure to her. She loved being outdoors and starting new adventures. She always had such great adventures while hiking, rafting, hunting, fishing and camping. One of her other loves was bringing happiness and warmth to so many special individuals by making quilts. Her quilts were often sewn alongside her sister, Beverly. Together, the two women stitched with love for each recipient of the quilts. She truly enjoyed traveling to see her five grandchildren in Alaska, Colorado and Kansas. Beverly often joined her in the adventures to see family and friends along the way. Kathy''s strong dedication, love, and kindness were felt by everyone in her life. She touched so many hearts throughout her life - no words can describe how dearly she will be missed. Kathy is survived by her children Robert (Deborah) Yeager of Alaska, Bryan (Debbie) of Colorado and Mindy (Lance) Braun of Kansas; brother-in-law, Dennis Reilly; niece, Alie (Jeff) McKee; sister, Debbie Freitag; grandchildren Katelyn Yeager, Kassie Yeager, Tanner Yeager and Dali Braun and Ty Braun; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Yeager; and parents, Esther and Emil Freitag. A celebration of life for the two sisters, Kathy Yeager and Beverly Reilly, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Santa Margarita Ranch Asistencia. A family fund has been set up in the name of Jeff and Alie McKee at the Santa Lucia Bank. Contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 200, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, or to any Santa Lucia Bank branch.



Kenneth Lloyd Peters

The family of retired HMCS Kenneth Peters would like to announce his passing at his home in Coupeville, Wash., after a valiant battle with severe illness. He proudly served his country in the Navy actively from 1960 to 1985 and as a civilian from 1986-2006. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ellen; proud children, Mike and Bridgette, along with their spouses, Paula and Hani; and treasured grandchildren, Anthony, Sofia, and Harrison. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Salvation Army or the Shriners Hospital for Children.



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Kimberley Lucaste

Lucaste, Kimberley December 29, 2010 Died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2010). Arrangements are pending.



Kiyoko (Kay) Fujitani

Kiyoko (Kay) Fujitani, 1916 - 2010, Kiyoko (Kay) Fujitani died on December 27, 2010, in Roseville Calif., from complications due to a stroke suffered on November 17, 2010. Kiyoko was 94 years of age. Born on October 28, 1916, in Brighton (now part of Sacramento) Calif., Kiyoko was the third of 12 children born to Hyakujiro and Kayo Hoshida. In 1925, Kiyoko and two siblings were taken to Iwakuni Japan to live with relatives, before returning to Sacramento in 1934. Kiyoko married Isamu Sam Fujitani in 1941. They were interned in Tule Lake Relocation Camp from 1942 to 1946. Sam and Kiyoko lived in several locations in Northern California where Sam worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. They settled in Lincoln, where they resided from 1954 to the late 1990s when they moved to Roseville. Kiyoko worked in agriculture, spending over 25 years with Fowler's Nursuries, in addition to periods of grading tomatoes on harvesters in Sacramento and Yolo Counties. Following their respective retirements, Sam and Kiyoko continued to work in landscape maintenance for over 15 years., Kiyoko always enjoyed family reunions and gardening. After seeing her three children graduate from college, she added playing slot machines at various casinos to her hobbies., Kiyoko was preceeded in death by her parents; husband Sam (in 2000 after 58 years of marriage); her siblings and in-laws Gunichi and Ishiko Hoshida, Natsuko and Nobuo Hiramoto, Janet Hoshida, Masaru Hoshida, Mary Yokoi, Jean Kagimoto and three siblings who passed away during their childhood; in-laws and spouses Muneichi and Shige Yamasaki, Frank and Kay Fujitani, Kitayo Fujitani, James Shiro Fujitani, and Matsuo Fujitani., Kiyoko is survived by her three children and three grandchildren, Shigeru and Kim Fujitani (Ryan and Erika), Jean Fujitani, and Jim and Wendy Fujitani (Shelby). Kiyoko is also survived by brothers and in-laws George Hoshida, Michiko Hoshida, Tom and Barbara Hoshida, Tom Yokoi, Ken Kagimoto, Bob and Agnes Hoshida; and in-laws Hasuko Fujitani, and Tak and Jeanne Fujitani. She will be sadly missed by the extended Fujitani, Hoshida, Yamasaki, Yokoi, and Kagimoto families., A memorial service will be held at the Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Road, Penryn, Calif., on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 2 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Chapel of the Hills in Auburn, CA.



Kristopher Todd Pennell

Kristopher Todd Pennell, age 33, of Burbank, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010., He was born July 10, 1977, the son of Charles Arthur and Nancy Jill. He graduated from Howell High School in 1996 and the Art Institute of Phoenix in 1998. Kris worked at CBS studios as an editor in Los Angeles. Remembered for his abundant sense of humor and love of life, Kris left an impression on everyone he met. His talents were numerous, his creativity always evident, and when he entered a room, laughter and smiles always ensued. He enjoyed many hobbies, such as gardening, grilling, surfing, drawing, painting and sports. No matter what the event, Kris placed great pride and effort in documenting memories by taking/editing photos and video footage. He was a proud and loving father, who embraced the joys of parenthood., He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Beaird-Pennell; his daughter, Addison June; his brother, Michael Pennell; his sister, Kimberlee Pennell; his parents, Chuck and Jill Pennell of Howell, Mich.; his in-laws, Corky and Diane Weber and family, Jim and Melinda Beaird and family; his grandparents (Connie, Lloyd, and Dorothy); his cousins, and his nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in support of Addisons future education. Please visit, for more information.




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Age 93, of Upland, CA, passed away Dec. 26, 2010, at Rancho Specialty Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga. He was born Oct. 27, 1917, in Flint, MI, and was destined to become the eldest of 7 children of Joseph and Anna Granger. He lived in Upland for 25 years after 38 years in Whittier, 1 year in South Gate and Downey, and his childhood through college years in Michigan. He is a graduate of the




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SEVIDAL, LIZA B. Of National City July 6, 1967 - Dec 26, 2010 Viewing held at Aztlan Mortuary Jan. 2nd 5-9pm. Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100




July 10, 1958 ~ December 20, 2010 LaVonna Marie Martin died Monday, December 20, 2010 in Redding, CA. She was the beloved sister of Robert Martin (Ann) of Maine, Patricia Shantie (Michael) of Oregon, Karen McMillan (Richard), Mary Storer (Bruce), and Charlotte Martin all of California. Known to her 13 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews as "Nonnie," her tender heart made her a second mother to them all. Born July 10, 1958 at Scott AFB, Illinois, her family moved to Hawaii, and finally resided in Atwater, CA where she lived for 32 years before moving to Redding, California. Inspired by nature, LaVonna enjoyed gardening, camping, visiting exotic landscapes, and caring for rescue animals. Her other true passions, cooking and baking, led her to become the owner and sole proprietor of Taste and See Bar-B-Q restaurant in Redding. As her family and pets know, LaVonna was a nurturer. As a Christian woman, she fed those around her, and she will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Patricia Martin. Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 1:30pm at Winton District Cemetery, Winton, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mercy Foundation North, Hospice of Redding, 2400 Washington Ave, Ste 410, Redding, CA 96001 in Memory of LaVonna Martin. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.



Lawrence J. Granger

GRANGERLawrence J. Granger, 93, of Upland CA passed away Dec. 26, 2010 at Rancho Specialty Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga. He was born Oct 27, 1917 in Flint MI and was destined to become the eldest of 7 children of Joseph and Anna Granger. He lived in Upland for 25 years after 38 years in Whittier, 1 year in South Gate and Downey and his childhood through college years in Michigan. He is a graduate of the



Leona Colla

Leona Colla Resident of San Jose Aug. 21, 1918-Dec. 18, 2010 Loving mother to Kathy O'Kane, Ron (Kelley) Colla, Sandi (Steve) Rowe and Jim (Teasie) Colla. Devoted grandmother to Kevin O'Kane, Tracey (Gabe) Coan, Anthony Colla, Chris Colla, Katie Jones (Brian), Michael Rowe, Lindsey Rowe and Megan Colla. Cherished great-grandmother of 3. Preceded in death by her late husband Anthony (Tony) Colla. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at 11:00AM at St. Leo the Great Parish, 88 Race St., San Jose, CA. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Sisters of Charity, BVM 1100 Carmel Drive, P.O. Box 858, Dubuque, IA 52004. The family is deeply appreciative of the staff for the attention and care at Lincoln Glen Nursing Home. LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL serving the family, (408) 288-9188.



Linda Jessup

Linda Claire Maddox Jessup, March 15, 1949 until the Angels came for her on December 23, 2010, Linda was born at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angles and grew up in Gardena, Palmdale, Fair Oaks, Orangevale and Rancho Cordova, California. She was the daughter of Gus Brown Maddox of Shirley, Arkansas and Clara DiMizio Maddox of Rochester, New York., Linda loved gardening and farming and ran a thriving succulent business where she was fondly known as the "Succulent Lady" to all those in Bear Valley Springs, CA. where she would faithfully have a booth each 4th of July., Linda always wanted to be a dentist but alas by the time she decided to "go for it", she was in her 30's and didn't want to take all that undergraduate science. So, she headed off to law school instead. She was in private practice before becoming Deputy County Counsel in San Bernardino County and then moving on to Santa Barbara County. Linda graduated from Palmdale High School, California State University, San Bernardino and LaVerne School of Law., Linda loved to travel, and with her sister Jean, traveled to Scotland, France, Mali, West Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico and around the USA. She also traveled to Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the South Pacific and Belgium., Linda played golf, learned to fly an airplane, crochet, played the piano and clarinet and scuba dived. She was a marathon walker with many of her friends, flew in hot air balloons, played pool, baked unique cakes for friends and profit, rescued stray and hurt dogs, was the best waffle maker ever, corrected everyone's grammar (smile), developed "Aunt Linda's Spaghetti", and had published law cases., Linda was strong and often called herself an ox, which was a play on her maiden name, Maddox. She had limitless energy for friendships and cherished each and every one of them. Many of her friends dated from her elementary school days., Linda loved Sees candy, menudo and a chicken rice soup from a recipe handed down from her grandparents Tecla and Abraham Di Mizio. Burned garlic bread under the broiler was her specialty (smile)., Linda loved many things including, "Cash Cab", the poem "Invictus", limericks and Ogden Nash…, Linda loved her sons Rafael and Marc Perales and her grandsons, Isaac and Michael with all her heart. In addition to her sons and grandsons, Linda leaves behind her beloved husband William (Bill) Jessup; her sister, Jean Carol Maddox Petty; niece, Christine Carol Rotzinger; nephew, Steven Rotzinger Harris; an aunt, Elaine Maddox Jennings as well as many step and adopted children, grandchildren, daughter's in law, a great nephew and cousins., Family and friends will honor Linda at a memorial service, Saturday, January 8, at 1pm at Joshua Tree National Park, Black Rock Nature Center (Yucca Valley, CA., off Hwy 62) ., Linda's one regret was that she never owned a horse. She loved horses. If you would like to make a contribution in Linda's memory you can do it online at SponsorAHorse. 100% of every donation made to, is used for Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation. She would love it.



Lois Ahern

Lois Catherine Ahern Born in San Francisco on July 4,1930. Passed away on December 27, 2010 with her loving family by her side. Preceded in death in February 2010 by her loving husband Francis "Stubby" Ahern. Beloved mother/mother -in-law of Chris (Vance) Del Carlo, Cindy (Brendan) Daly, Cathie (Enda) Daly and Colleen (Michael) Daly loving and cherished grandmother of Gabe Del Carlo, Vanessa (Adrian) Del Carlo-Parr, Cody, Olivia, Casey, Christopher, Amber, Sean, Brittany and Michael Daly; great-great-grandmother of Isaac Daly-Hernandez. Lois is also survived by her loving sister Barbara (Ed) Campbell; her nephews Larry and Tom Campbell, Jimmy and Kevin Taylor; her niece Cathy Leff, and their families; sister-in-law, Barbara Taylor; and cousins, Beverly Buckley and Judy Cassidy. Lois graduated from ICA. She worked for many years for the SFUSD at several schools and different jobs. After retirement she worked as a ticket taker for the SF Giants. Very active in the St. Paul's Mothers Club where she made life long friends. She was very generous and had a very kind and loving heart. She was the absolute BEST mother and grandmother in the world. We will miss her forever. Friends and family may call on Sunday, January 2, 2011 after 6:00 p.m. at ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, corner of Church and Valley Streets where the Vigil Service will be offered at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 am also at St. Paul's Church. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to St. Paul's Preservation Fund.



Lois Rudolph

LOIS V. RUDOLPH, age 97, of Santa Maria, passed away in Santa Maria on December 28, 2010. Arrangments entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria. 



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Lourdes S. Wusstig

1927 - 2010 Lourdes Sablan Wusstig, born in Guam to her parents Antonio Delgado Sablan & Anna Borja Benavente on December 12, 1927 passed away peacefully at her home in Redding with her children and grandchildren at her side on Christmas Eve, 2010. In 1972, she moved with her husband and 18 children to Shasta County (Cottonwood) to establish and operate the "Guam Ranch". Lourdes is predeceased by her husband Felix Camacho Wusstig, sons Bennie Sablan Wusstig and Felix Sablan Wusstig, daughter Juanita (Janet) Wusstig Ecclesfield, grandson Patrick Glen Ignacio, and granddaughter Grace Louise Wusstig. Lourdes is survived by 10 sons ; James, Ernie, Rudy, George, Fred, Richard, Eugene, Ronald, Gerard, and Anthony; also survived by five daughters Margaret Cruz, Teresita Dela Cruz, Bernadita Garcia, Naomi Bowen, and Lourdes Wusstig. She is also survived by 52 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and two on the way. She had a full life and was true to her faith. Her love and generosity will be missed by all whose lives were touched by her. The matriarch of a large loving family, Lourdes will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services include a Rosary at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro at 6 p.m. on Thursday December 30; then on Friday, December 31, a Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish in Anderson; Burial Service will be at 1 p.m. at the Cottonwood Cemetery.



Lucille May Son

Lucille May Son December 7, 1928 - December 27, 2010 Lucille May Son passed peacefully after a short battle with Leukemia, December 27, 2010. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Doughty-Calhoun- O'Meara Funeral Home, 1100 Truxtun Ave. with private interment in the family plot at Union Cemetery. Lucille was born in Bakersfield and attended Fairfax Elementary School and Kern County Union High School graduating in 1946. She was very active in 4-H and loved to sew and dance. Lucille would look forward to Saturday nights and the dances at the Fairfax Grange or the La Granada Ballroom. After graduation, Lucille went to work for California Water Service and Crocker Bank where she opened the first drive-thru-teller window in Bakersfield. She continued her banking career in Fresno, CA, Renton, WA, and Porterville, CA until rejoining California Water Service upon her return to Bakersfield. She ultimately retired from California Water Service after 19 years of dedicated service. August 1990, Lucille married James S. Son, her best friend and the love of her life. They had 19 wonderful years together traveling all over the world. They didn't miss many places. On the home front, they were fond of the Kon Tiki in Pismo Beach and loved watching the ocean, Taco Tuesdays and Friday Night Steaks at the Eagles Lodge and Hamburger Wednesdays at Shriners' Park. Lucille always enjoyed going out to eat. She would laugh and comment on watching the babies and small children at Valley Plaza while having lunch and taking a walk. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Francis M. and Mary Sterling; husband, James S. Son; stepson, Kenny Dozah and numerous aunts and uncles. She is survived by her daughter, Nadine (Robert) Limi; grandson, Vance Limi; brother, Frank (Lavonia) Sterling; sister, Faye (Roy) Williams; and stepdaughter, Cheri Dozah Camacho and numerous relatives. A Special Thank You to Drs. Stephen Helper, Ravi Patel, Richard Ng, Sam Singh and all the wonderful staff at CBCC, the Heart Hospital, and Rosewood Senior Living Community. Also, words cannot express our gratitude to special friends (family) Patti Phoenix and Vivian McDowell. We couldn't have made it through the past year without your loving help and support. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the or your favorite charity. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara



Luis J. Contreras

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Luis Morales

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. 



Lupe Maura Julius

Julius, Lupe Maura; Nee Montoya Peacefully passed away just after noon on Monday, December 27, 2010. Born in San Jose, CA on Nov. 21, 1913, Two hours after her twin Louise, to Charles and Sarafina Montoya. The Montoya clan dates back to the early 1700's in California. Lupe moved to SF in 1944. Lupe worked for the US Army at Fort Mason, Marwadells, VWR and CMS. Lupe married Henry F. Julius (d.1994), in January of 1949. In 1953 Henry and Lupe moved to SSF where they raised their two children E. Francisco Julius of Rome, Italy and Barbara A. Julius of SSF. Lupe is survived by her children and three nieces and a nephew. Lupe's family preceded her in death; parents in the '60's; and siblings: Constance, Irene, Louise and Ralph. Lupe was a founding parishioner of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, SSF. She was a member of Los Califorianos, the Kopling Society and the YLI. Friends may visit between 4-8pm Mon. Jan 3rd Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, So. SF where a Vigil will be held at 7pm. Mass of Resurrection will be offered on Tues, Jan 4th at 11am Mater Dolorosa Church, 307 Willow Way, So. SF. Committal Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in memory of Lupe Maura Julius to Canine Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446 Condolences may also be made at Garden Chapel Funeral Directors (650) 583-2510



Lupe Valcazar

Lupe Anthony Valcazar, Resident of San Jose, Passed away peacefully at home on December 26, 2010 after a second valiant fight against cancer, with his beloved daughter Valerie, and family members by his side., Born August 6, 1940 to Nicolasa and Abraham Valcazar in St Paul MN, Lupe is survived by his beloved daughter Valerie Peller, son in-law Mike Peller, and granddaughters Lauren and Natalie Peller who always gave him great joy. He also leaves behind his loving brothers and sisters Mary Gurrola, Joe Valcazar, Angie Smith, Mauro Valcazar and Virginia Duran. He now joins his son Anthony Valcazar, mother Nicolasa, father Abraham, brother John Valcazar, and sister Faye Martinez in God's kingdom., Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, January 10th 2011 at 10:45am at St Patrick Catholic Church, 389 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, followed by burial service at Mission Santa Clara Cemetery located at 490 Lincoln St, Santa Clara CA, 95050. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Lupe's honor to the at




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ASMUS, MICHAEL ALAN of San Marcos 10/11/1973-12/21/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 480-8483 




BUFORD, MICHAEL D. of Chula Vista 12/25/1951 - 12/21/2010 Viewing 1-5 pm; Service 5 pm Jan. 2, Serenity Chapel Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619-425-9111




MRS. ALICIA AGUAYO HUBBARD, 69, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 30, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 



Marcella Q. Correa

Marcella Q. Correa October 21, 1920 - December 27, 2010 San Jose Marcella Q. Correa Resident of San Jose Marcella Q. Correa, entered into eternal rest and was granted her Angel Wings on 12-27-10. Her final days were surrounded by her loving family. Marcella, beautiful daughter of Martin and Maria Quijas. Beloved wife of the late Jess R. Correa. Loving Mother of daughters Jean Sheridan, Margaret Van Hove Grimmett, Della Wells, Connie Correa, and sons Robert Correa, and Charles Correa. Adoring Sister of Mary Gonzales, Theresa Wonch Cole, and John Quijas. Loving Grandmother of 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. A Rosary will be held at Oak Hill Funeral Home?s Chapel of Roses, 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, Ca. 95125 on Sun Jan 2nd from 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Mon. Jan 3rd at 10:30 at Sacred Heart Church, 325 Willow Street, San Jose, Ca. 95110 followed by burial at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Donations on Marcella?s behalf my be made to the Alzheimer?s Activity Center 2380 Enborg Lane, San Jose, Ca.95128



Marcia Jean Carpenter

Carpenter, Marcia Jean June 30, 1929 - December 26, 2010 Marcia Jean Carpenter passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Santa Monica at the age of 81. She was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1929 to Earl and Pattie Minteer. With her sister Mary McGovern, her family moved to Beverly Hills when Marcia was 7 years old. In her school years she attended Beverly Hills High, BYU and UCLA. She earned her Associate Degree at UCLA. She was a member of Chi Omega and stayed in touch with many of her high school and college friends throughout her life. In 1950, she married her high school sweetheart and devoted husband of 58 years, Ronald Carpenter, Sr. (predeceased in October 2008). They lived and raised their children in Mar Vista and enjoyed dates to El Coyote and the theatre throughout their loving years together. She was a loving and devoted mother to four children. She is predeceased by two of her children, Cathryn (January 2008) and Ronald Jr. (December 2001). She is survived by her daughters Patty (Greg) Saunders, Carol (Steve) Reed, and daughter-in-law Linda Carpenter. Marcia was blessed with 9 beautiful grandchildren and 5 precious great grandchildren. She was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother (Grammy), sister, aunt and friend. Marcia was a strong and courageous soul who was the back bone of our family. She enjoyed many family vacations with all of her children and grandchildren for many years. She blessed many lives with her unconditional love and acts of kindness. She enjoyed corresponding with longtime friends and loved ones. She was an inspiration of love, laughter and survival. She will forever live in our hearts. In Marcia's memory please call or write an old friend. In lieu of flowers you may wish to make a donation to a scholarship fund of your choice, as she believed education to be important. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:30pm, at Forest Lawn, Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale, CA 91205 at the Church of the Recessional.



Marie Jackson

Marie E. Jackson (Hennessy) Resident of San Jose 08/22/1923 - 12/29/2010 On December 29, 2010 Marie peacefully passed in the loving arms of her caregiver Sofia Kafoa. She was born and raised in Syracuse New York. She met the love of her life and husband of 60 years in New York and they were married 28 days later. They later moved to California where they raised their two daughters. Marie is proceeded in death by her husband Dan and brother Billy. She leaves behind her siblings Lynn, Kathy and Stephen, daughters Sandy and Susan and granddaughter Christina. A celebration of Marie's life will be held at the family home on Saturday January 22, 2011 at 12pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice of the Valley in Marie's honor. Hospice of the Valley Fund Development 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014. For more information please contact Christina at



Marie Philip

Marie L. Philip, Long time resident of, San Carlos, Died peacefully on Dec. 25, at the Philomath, Oregon home of her daughter and son-in-law, Nan and Don Tonkin., Marie was born on November 24, 1920 in Redwood City, California to Charles F. And Frances H. Anderson. On June 1, 1940 Marie married John H. Philip and together they moved to San Carlos to begin their lives together. Marie's greatest joy in life was her family and we will all remember her for her love and generosity., Marie was preceeded in death by her husband John, her sister, Caroline Luscher and her brother, Charles Anderson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Nan and Don Tonkin of Philomath Oregon, her son and daughter in law Stan and Kaz Philip of Winters, Calif, granddaughters Sara Hoyt of Philomath OR and Rebecca Tonkin of Eugene OR, great grandson Raymond Hoyt of Philomath OR, nieces Jeanne Chisum (Neil) of San Carlos CA, Merilee Anderson of Georgetown, CA, Sandra (Vern) Robinson of Hayward CA, Susan (Richard) Valente of LaPine, OR, and nephews Clifford (Judy) Luscher of Union City CA, James Philip of Danville CA, Gary Philip (Sandy) of La Pine OR, several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews and many friends., At Marie's request there will be no service. At a later date a tree will be planted in her memory., Memorial contributions can be sent to Benton Hospice Service, 2350 NW Professional Dr, Corvallis OR 97330 or to Talking Book and Braille Service, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301., DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Marion Frances Newton

Marion Frances Newton October 11, 1933 - December 26, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Marion; also known as Dear, Mom, Nana, Big Red, and Babe. Her family was by her side. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael and Princess Daisy; son, Randy Stoltz (Maria); daughters, Deborah Durkan (Jim), Laura Nybo, Deborah Prosser (Reed); sister, Audrey Leir (Jim); and seven amazing grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. A celebration of Marion's life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on January 3, 2011, at Parkview Funeral Home, 1258 Main Street, Penticton, British Columbia. Marion donated to two favorite charities so in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to M.A.R.E. Therapeutic Riding Center, in her name or The Guide Dog Association in your area. Condolences may be sent to the family through, Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774



Marjorie Bewley

MARJORIE V. BEWLEY, age 88, of Santa Maria, passed away in Santa Maria on December 28, 2010. Funeral Arrangments entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria. 



Marjorie Fessler

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Mary Canellos

Mary Canellos Jun 11, 1915 - Dec. 26, 2010 A native San Franciscan, Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John. She will be greatly missed by her children, Michael (Ellen), Joanne, her grandchildren Mary, Kimberly, George, John (Sina), and great grandson Dregen, brother Dr. Stephen Saribalis, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Greek Orthodox Memorial Chapel on December 29, 2010. The family would like to thank Limerick House for it's loving care. Contributions may be made to Limerick House, 2585 Wentworth Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066.



Mary Gail (Gravette) Williams

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Mary H. Mendez

Mary Mendez, beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend passed away at the age of 96 on December 27 surrounded by many of her loved ones at Hacienda Health Care Center. Born in Azusa, Calif., Mary came to Hanford with her family as a young child. She dedicated her life to taking care of and loving her family, often making sacrifices so that her children and grandchildren would be better off. When her mother passed away prematurely, Mary was called upon by her father to help raise her younger brothers and sister. After marrying her husband, Jess, she raised five children of her own while helping to raise her husband's youngest brother after her mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly. In her later years, Mary helped to raise several grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Mary was a founding member of the Kings County Council of Mexican American Women, where she dedicated many hours to planning events that raised scholarship funds for local youth to attend college. She and her husband were active parishioners at St. Brigid's and later Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Mary was happiest when she was visiting her favorite casinos in Lake Tahoe and Laughlin with her husband, shopping with her daughters, caring for her many beautiful birds, working in the garden or enjoying the company of her family. She was an extraordinary cook whose delicious food was enjoyed by all who visited her home., She is survived by her five children, Anne Marie of Hanford; Loretta (John) Ponce and Gilbert (Roark Clayton) of San Jose; Patricia (Ron) Johnstone of Atascadero; and Robert (Yolanda) of Hanford; her sister, Rose Maciel of Hanford; and a special sister-in-law, Carmen Mendez of Santa Clara; 10 grandchildren (Joseph, Connie, April, Tim, Ron, Jessica, Michael, Josiah, Estevan and William) and 11 great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Jess, who passed away on October 25, 2009; parents, Isaac and Juanita Hernandez; and brothers, Charlie, Louie, Bobby and David., A rosary and mass celebrating her life will be held at St. Brigid's Catholic Church on January 3 at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Calvary Cemetery in Hanford., The family extends its heart-felt gratitude to the nursing staff and care-givers at Hacienda for their dedicated and loving care of our mother for the past five years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her memory to the Kings County Council of Mexican American Women (P.O. Box 895 Hanford, CA 93230) to support local Hispanic women and men who wish to pursue a higher education.



Mary Lee Alfred

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Marylou Gomez

Marylou Solis Gomez, July 30, 1938 – December 27, 2010, Marylou Solis Gomez, 72, of Santa Maria, passed away December 27, 2010 at home., Our mother will be remembered as a wonderfully strong and special woman full of life! She was a loving, kind, happy, joyful and a very faithful person. Everyone who met her adored and loved her. She welcomed everyone with open arms, helping those who needed her with patience and loving kindness. Whatever she had was shared with all. She was a very selfless person and put everyone else before her. Her family meant the world to her and there was nothing she wouldn't do for them. There was nothing more precious to her than her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. There truly are no words that can describe nor express how loved she was by all and how much she loved everyone. Our Dad and Mom exposed us to everything they possibly could to ensure we would have a life filled with love, respect, and adventure., Marylou Gomez is survived by her children Guadalupe (Johnny) Garcia, Sophia (Victor) Garcia, Ruben Gomez, Rebecca (Bobby) Ramos, Jose Gomez and Rudy Gomez; 13 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; five sisters; one brother and numerous nephews, nieces and friends., She is preceded in death by her one and only love Jose C. Gomes, husband of 54 years and her loving grandson Victor Salazar Garcia III. They are asleep together conscious of nothing awaiting the resurrection and will never be forgotten. They are in our memories that we will store in our hearts. Jehovah God will keep them in his memory. "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore! The former things have passed away" Revelation 21:3,4, Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Sunday, January 2, 2011 in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home with Funeral Services beginning at 7:00 P.M. Graveside Services will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at



Melvin John Strom

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Michael Bednarek

Michael D. Bednarek Jan. 17, 1960 - Dec. 15, 2010 Born in Buffalo NY, Michael move to San Francisco 19 years ago. He was a graduate of the Rhienbeck Institute, Rhienbeck NY. He was a former employee at the Titanic Cafe and Casto Travel. He was famous for his red mustache. Survivors include his mother, Elva Mae, sister Janet, brother Kevin and many nieces and nephews. As well as many adoring friends. Rest in peace dear friend. Memorial pending.



Michael Grant Pearson

Mike Pearson, born December 12, 1961, passed away November 30, 2010 after a brave fight against pancreatic cancer., Mike was a wonderful father, incredible chef, avid surfer and well liked Fedex courier in the Oxnard area. He is survived by his son Hunter Pearson, 10, his sisters Erika Whittemore and Tamara Neal, his brother Teri'i Pearson and his father Bryan Pearson., Memorial Services will be held on January 8, 2011 - 1:30 p.m. at Gateway Church - 29646 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, Ca 91301. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the Surfrider Foundation or his son, Hunter Pearson's college fund 5699 Kanan Rd #132, Agoura Hills, CA 91301.



Michael Helgeson

Michael C. Helgeson January 1, 1938 - July 29, 2009 Happy Birthday Dad! It's been almost two years since we've last heard your hearty laugh, shared a good joke or listened to one of your well-told stories. We will remember you as big-hearted, giving, humble and a very, very good friend to all. We love you, miss you and think of you every day. Love, Carly and Julie.



Mildred (Mickie) Harding

Mildred (Mickie) Harding, 78, of Sisquoc, CA., passed away December 30, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens



Myrtle Shank

MYRTLE SHANK, age 66, of Orcutt, passed away on December 28, 2010. Arrangments entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria. 




NORMA RODGERS JULY 1951 - DEC 2007 It has been three years since our father called you home. You have been in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We miss you now as much as we ever have. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.We love and miss you always. Dad, Shawnna, Robert and all the Grandchildren



Norbert Azevedo

Norbert Manuel Azevedo March 4, 1949 - December 26, 2010 Resident of Morgan Hill Devoted husband to Lucia Azevedo of 36 years. Loving father of Susana Azevedo and Mario (Janita) Azevedo. Cherished grandfather to Julia. Norbert touched many lives and will always live in our hearts. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Monday January 3, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at DARLING FISCHER GARDEN CHAPEL, 471 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA. There will also be a visitation at 6:00 PM with a Vigil and Mass Celebration beginning at 7:00 PM at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA. Interment will be Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, CA.



Obituaries: Dec. 31, 2010: Jahns

Friday, December 31, 2010 4:21 AM 

Leo and Mary Emma Jahn No services are scheduled for Mary Emma or Leo Jahn, who died Dec. 2 and Dec. 5, respectively, at their home in Capitola. 



Obituary: Geneva Noland specialized in elder law

Friday, December 31, 2010 3:00 AM - (Robert D. Dávila) 

Geneva R. Noland, a former legal secretary who enrolled in law school in her 40s and became an attorney specializing in elder law, died Monday of complications from a recent stroke. She was 76. Geneva R. Noland



Oracia Rebecca McCurtis

Dec. 30, 1931-Dec. 17, 2010 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. Viewing will begin 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.



Oskar Huber

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




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




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Pamela Lee

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



Pat L. Merian

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 Ann (McNerney) Ridgway

April 2, 1943 - December 28, 2010 



Paul Brown

Paul Fremont Brown Resident of Saratoga and Los Gatos Passed into the arms of Jesus on December 19, age 89. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Alice, his children, Diane Brown and Mike Haidet, Darrell and Anne Brown, Judy and Jorge Arreygue, and Jana and Jeff Galt. In addition, he leaves ten grandchildren and a great-grandson, about whom he would brag if you just gave him a moment. Born in Iowa on March 10, 1921, Paul grew up in Dickenson, North Dakota, where he met his sweetheart at age 17. Five years later, after earning a teaching degree from Dickenson State and being commissioned as a lieutenant in the Air Force, Paul and Alice were married. Paul served in Alaska as a meteorologist during WWII. Paul earned an Engineering Degree from University of Washington and a Master's Degree in Cybernetic Systems from San Jose State. His post-war career began in Seattle with Boeing. In 1956 he and Alice moved to the Bay Area where he worked for Lockheed until 1983. He was the chief quality control officer for the Hubble Space Telescope project and greatly enjoyed downloading incredible photographs from In retirement, Paul became a writer, publishing his first book, From Here to Retirement, in 1988. He also wrote a two volume historical novel based on the life of his father, a Baptist circuit-rider in the North Dakota Badlands during the Great Depression. He loved piloting a private plane and spent many years teaching an Adult Bible Study class at Saratoga Presbyterian Church. He was a devoted father and grandfather, frequenting the sidelines of many soccer, softball and little league games over the years. But Paul will best be remembered as a loving husband. He expressed his adoration in simple notes to Alice each morning and spoke movingly of their romance that spanned more than 70 years. In lieu of flowers please make gifts to Advent Group Ministries 1-800-98-ADVENT. Memorial service to be held January 3, 4:00pm, at The Terraces, 800 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos, GRA room.



Paul Cohen

Paul Frederic Cohen Dec. 29, 1944-Aug. 12, 2000 Beloved Nephew Brilliant Star Magnificent Soul Too soon taken from here to eternity



Paul Gary Liss

Liss, Paul Gary May 20, 1951 - December 29, 2010 Born in Los Angeles May 20, 1951, died in Carmel December 29, 2010, at age 59. Son of Sam and Elena, brother of Gail Liss Pelote (Roger), father of Tyson (Sunshine) and Katie (Josh), ex husband of Lisa, grandfather of Hannah, Haley and Rose. For memorial information, contact or (818) 769-7506



Paul James Hahn

Paul James Hahn passed away at home on Christmas after a long illness. Beth, his wife and best friend, and Kathryn, his younger sister, were at his side., Born in 1953, Paul was a life-long resident of Ventura County. Growing up in Ojai, he spent much of his free time exploring the Sespe and Sierras before graduating from Nordoff High School in 1971. He lived and worked in Ojai before moving to Ventura., In 1988 married Elizabeth Sharp Hahn, to be., Paul began his career working for Loggins and Messina at their Mother Lode Ranch. After a brief stint working for Vetco Offshore Industries, he was hired by the State of California in 1986 to work at the Ventura Count Fairgrounds where he became Event Coordinator. Paul excelled at his job and loved his work. He was the go to guy. In addition to working for the state,, Paul was occasionally hired to coordinate other events. His client list included the Ojai Music Festival and Ojai Days. Paul retired from his position with the state after 24 years of service., Paul was a man of varied interests. He loved cooking, gardening and photography along with ocean kayaking and traveling with Beth. Every year they planned a annual visit to Yosemite National Park which always felt like "Heaven on Earth". Periodically their travels took them out of the country. They counted Canada and Europe among their destinations., Paul's mom Marjorie died in 1978. He is survived by his wife Beth, father Fred Hahn, his sisters Libby Kerr and Kathryn Springer, and a long list of family and friends., A memorial service will be held for Paul on Sunday, January 2, at 2 p.m. at the Derby Club which is located at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Please come join us as we celebrate the life of this loving husband and faithful friend.



Paul Joseph Bromham

Paul Joseph Bromham died Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from complications related to diabetes and heart disease. He was 68 years old. Paul was born June 18, 1942 in San Francisco and raised in San Rafael. A loving and devoted family man, he resided in Sonoma County for the past 32 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Moira, of 43 years and their children: Eric, his wife Ingrid and daughter Maggie, Neil and his wife Toosdey, Alicia and her husband Deken and sons Paul, Brayden and Rowen. He was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Catholic Church in 1994, and served at both St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Rohnert Park, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Windsor. He was active in both detention ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. A mass celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy in Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Bay Area Chapter 49 Stevenson St., Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94102



Paul Marinkovich

Paul passed away December 29, 2010 in Rancho Palos Verdes. He was born July 13, 1936 in Komiza, Croatia and was a 51-year resident of the Harbor Area. Paul was a maintenance carpenter for StarKist foods for many years. He is survived by his wife, Ruza; daughters, Lisa Marinkovich and Lori (Branko) Humski; sister, Mira (Norman McNeal) Bozanich; grandsons, Nick and Paul Nagel and Bryan and Andrew Humski; and several nieces and nephews in the United States and Croatia. A funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Monday, 4-8 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. Please sign the guestbook at



Paul R. Galvan

Paul R. Galvan, beloved brother and uncle passed away on December 27, 2010, surrounded by his large loving family, after a long and courageous battle from complications due to back surgery., He is now resting in peace with the Lord, his beloved and caring mother, Guadalupe Rivera Galvan, and father, Juan Galvan. Paul was born in Santa Paula to their union on September 3, 1932, the third born of a close knit and united family of twelve., His father was tragically killed in an industrial accident in 1965. He attended school at Olivelands and Briggs, graduating from Ventura High School in 1950 before attending Ventura Junior College. He was stricken with a mental illness as a young man, was confined at the Camarillo State Hospital, a common practice in those years., Not improving after several years there, Paul was taken home under the loving care of his mother and father. His behavior and social life became much better through the years. Having an extraordinary memory and occasional wit, he brought out many laughs with family members and friends. Paul was a devout Catholic, attending mass and receiving holy communion regularly before his illness., As a teenager, his passion was baseball, playing for his high school and local travel teams. During his Limoneira and Saticoy years, he worked the fields, including the families annual summer fruit harvesting trips to the North. Always challenging his family, against other families for the best harvest of the day, which they usually won. "Uncle Paul" was very special to all family members and friends especially his nephews and nieces who were always there for him until the end., He loved to attend celebrations and was always the first one on the dance floor. He also enjoyed eating out, especially the weekly Thursday breakfast at Carrow's with siblings and in-laws. When he was in his sixties, he participated in the Ventura County Special Olympics, playing slow pitch softball for the Santa Paula Behavioral Center., After pitching six consecutive games and winning the tournament, he was very exhausted. Team coach and nephew Phil Rodriguez told the concerned and cheering family, "he demanded to pitch". Paul always looked forward to family get-togethers at Rosarito Beach. He also loved to go camping, travel around Southern California to softball games, zoos and amusement parks with his sister, Irene and brother-in-law, Max, occasionally asking, "when are you taking me somewhere?", His mother's last wish was for family to take care of her "hijo". Her wish was honored., Special recognition to siblings, Johnny Galvan and wife, Esther, Felicitas Rodriguez, Irene Cardona and husband, Max, and Stella Valdez for his care. Preceding him in death besides his father and mother are brothers, Sixtos (wife Frances) Galvan, Alex Galvan, and Henry Galvan; sisters, Jennie (husband Piedad) Castro and Susie Noriega; brother-in-law, Rigoberto Rodriguez, all of Santa Paula; and brother-in-law, Mike Martinez of Merced. He is survived by brother, Johnny (wife Esther) Galvan of Santa Paula; sisters, Mary Martinez of Merced, Felicitas Rodriguez of Santa Paula, Irene (husband Max) Cardona of Fillmore, Stella Valdez of Santa Paula, and Gloria (husband Bryan) Galvan-Jones of San Diego; brother-in-law, Florencio "Chencho" Noriega of Santa Paula; and numerous loving nephews and nieces., The family would like to give special thanks to the Ventura County Adult Health Care Center in Oxnard where for years his regular attendance included mental awareness therapy, recreation, lunch and quality visits with his "amigos" which meant so much to him. Supervision and staff members were superb. Also, Dr. Meyers and staff from Santa Paula, Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, and care givers, Veronica Lopez and Maria Tolero for their concern and loving care during his post surgery illness., Paul, your journey to the beauty of Heaven with Christ the Lord has only just begun. Father, take his soul and enrich him with Your love, join him with his mother and father. He always believed in You, God the Almighty. God Bless you Paul, we will miss you dearly. Love always, your family., In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to Ventura County Adult Health Care Center in Oxnard. Visitation will be Monday, January 3, 2011, 3 pm - 5 pm at Skillin Carroll Chapel, 738 E. Santa Paula St.. Rosary will be held Monday, January 3, 2011 at 7 pm at St. Sebastian Church, Santa Paula, CA and Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10 am at St. Sebastian Church, Santa Paula, CA. Burial will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, 380 Cemetery Rd., Santa Paula,, CA Arrangements are under Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, Ca 93060, (805) 525-3391.



Paul S. Ebensteiner (In Memoriam)

Ebensteiner, Paul S. July 7, 1931 - December 31, 2000 Paul, thank you for our time together. Love, June Rose



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Peter Curreri

"Pete the Barber" Passed away at his home in Monte Rio on December 28, 2010 after a brief battle with lung cancer at the age of 69. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Rose; son Tony (Lisa) of Greenwood, SC, son Craig (Elaine) of Windsor, CA; and grandchildren Clayton, Chris, Cierra, Jenna and Nicole. Also he is survived by his brother Carl (Shirley) of Clayton, CA; and nephew Vito and niece Victoria. Pete was born and raised in North Beach, S.F. and worked at Sal's and Pete's Barber Shop on Lombard St. He then moved his business to Corte Madera and opened The Corte Madera Cutter, and finally moved to Monte Rio and opened Pete's Barber Shop near the Northwood Golf Course. He will be deeply missed by many whose hearts he has touched over the years. A Funeral Liturgy to celebrate Pete's life will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Memorial donations may be made to The Salesian Boy's & Girls Club, 680 Filbert St., S.F., CA 94133. Private entombment, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa, CA.



Phyllis Lea Moni

PHYLLIS LEA MONI MAY 18, 1947 - DEC 28, 2010 Phyllis passed away after a long illness with her family at her side. She left behind two sons; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Also, her mother; two sisters; and two brothers; and several nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held today, Friday, December 31, 2010 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Franklin & Downs-McHenry Chapel in Modesto, CA. Private burial.



Priscilla Ann Avery

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Priscilla Ann Avery passed quietly on December 28, 2010, she was preceded by her loving husband of 46 years Kenneth Dewaine Avery in 2007., She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Fred Escobar, her two prized grandchildren Taylor 10 and Nikko 8 whom she adored, her two sisters Jeannie & Terry, and two brothers Bill & Bud., Retired from the District Attorney Child Support Divison since 2005, she will be greatly missed by all those who's lives she touched, especially the Mansfield family with whom she resided in Fillmore, CA since 1991., A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, January 3, 2010 from 5-8 pm in her daughters home.




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PICCIRILLO, RITA E. San Marcos 2/20/1925-12/27/2010 Viewing 11am-1pm service 1pm Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760)745-2162 




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BROWN, ROBERT C. JR. of San Diego 6-6-1926 to 12-15-2010 Services to be determined Featheringill Mortuary 6322 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego (619)583-9511 




Ruth Thelma Leach Passed away on December 29, 2010. Keaton's Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 



Ray (Raymond) Jacob

Jacob, Ray November 16, 1928 - December 5, 2010 Artist, Designer, Curator, Teacher, Playwright, Korean War Veteran, Father, Husband. Survived by wife, Jo Black-Jacob, children, Leah, Chester, and Jason Jacob of California, step-children Andy and Kelly Black, and step-grandchildren Angela and Emily Black of Iowa. A celebration of Ray Jacob's life will be held January 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E Anaheim St. Long Beach, CA 90804.



Richard Burke Noonan

Noonan, Richard Burke August 7, 1932 - December 11, 2010 Richard B. (Dick) Noonan, 78, passed away December 11, 2010 from complications of cancer. Dick was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1932 and attended high school at Missouri Military Academy where he was a Golden Gloves boxer and ran track and field. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army and earned a degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha. While stationed in Alaska, he met and married Sandra Faroe in 1956. She preceded him in death in 1987. As a member of the Army Airborne Infantry, Dick served with the 82nd Airborne (Ft. Bragg, NC), 5th Special Forces (Berlin and Heidelberg), and in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne, retiring at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1974. His commendations include Silver and Bronze Stars for valor in combat and The Purple Heart. Dick earned a Masters in Public Administration from University of Missouri and after retiring, joined the University of Nebraska Lincoln in Labor Relations. In 1976, he joined Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and settled with his family in Lake Oswego, Oregon. A career in the private sector began with a a local insurance brokerage. Dick also co-founded 44 Blue Productions of Studio City, and was technical advisor for its military series, including WORLD OF VALOR, TRUE STORY OF BLACKHAWK DOWN and THOSE WHO DARE. He served as president of the Oregon Film & Video Foundation, and appeared as a military analyst for Fox News Channel. He served his community in several capacities, including Sertoma Club, The Trumpeters, US Pony Clubs and Central Eastside Industrial Council. He was Executive Director of the Oregon Republican Party, and President George H. W. Bush appointed him to the Department of Labor and a seat on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Armed Services. Dick is survived by daughter Stephanie, grandsons Michael, Thomas and Chris, son Rick and grandchildren Riley and Lexi, and son Burke and grandchildren Alec and Ashley. He also leaves behind his good friend and Golden Retriever companion Ranger. Remembrances can be made to The Disabled American Veterans Association or Golden Bond Rescue of Oregon. Internment with Military Honors was held at Willamette National Cemetery on Dec. 21. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 8 at noon at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in North Hollywood.



Richard Dean Ott

Richard Dean Ott March 28, 1956 - December 21, 2010 Roger was born in Bakersfield, California on March 28, 1956 and went to join his father, Ernest Ott and sister, Mary Ennis at the table of our Lord. He was born at home and was delivered by his father. After high school he joined the, and became a Sargent in the Military Police. After his discharge he came back to Bakersfield to follow his dream of being in Law Enforcement. He started at the Bakersfield Police Department (1978) as a parking patrol officer after which he became a motor patrol officer in the Traffic Division. After working in many positions at the department, he returned to the job he liked the most, a motor traffic officer, but he returned as a Sargent. He held that position until October 2006 when he retired. He is survived by his loving mother, Louise Ott; his loving wife, Lori Ott; son, Brandon Ott; daughter, Samantha Ott; sister, Ginger Atchley; brother, Ernie Ott of Bakersfield; and his brother, Richard Ott of Wichita, Kansas. A Chapel service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to the Kern County 999 (Officer Down) Foundation.



Richard Duarte (In Memoriam)

Duarte, Richard Nov 23,1939 - Jan.2,2009 You are in my heart forever.Gods Angels have wrap you in their wings.All my LOVE, Helen 



Richard Hayes Beaumont

Richard H. Beaumont passed away Sunday December 26 at Sutter Hospital as a result of complications from continuing medical problems. He was born January 9, 1946 at Santa Rosa General Hospital to parents Wortham C. and Elphye M. Beaumont. Richard started grammar school at St. Paulus Lutheran school in San Francisco before transferring to Healdsburg Elementary and finishing at Healdsburg High School. Following that, he attended the Institut auf dem Rosenberg in St. Gallen, Switzerland during a year long family relocation and upon return enrolled at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with an agriculture major. His college education was cut short by the Vietnam military draft wherein he served in the USAF as a refueling specialist. After discharge, he returned to Healdsburg to work on the family dairy farm and prune ranch until it was sold in 1973 following the death of his father. During this time he met Cecile Nervo of Healdsburg with whom he had one son during their marriage. He then started a career working for UPS, first as a driver and finishing as a delivery center manager. In 1986 Richard met and married the former Pamela Candland of Napa and delighted in assisting in the parenting of her four children in their blended family. Richard was a lifelong resident of Healdsburg where he is survived by wife Pam, son Richard W. Beaumont, step children Kristine Bodily, Janel Picard, Michelle Baumunk and Jason Bodily of Yacolt, Washington and brother Henry Beaumont of Santa Rosa. Arrangements and interment are private. Friends interested in attending a celebration of his life are welcome to email for details. Remembrances of Richard's life may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in lieu of flowers.



Richard M. Beynon

Passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa on December 21, 2010, at age 89. He is survived by his sons, David Beynon and wife Stephanie of Weymouth MA and Mark Beynon and wife Jahn of Santa Rosa; grandchildren Jennifer (Schnell) Carlson and husband Mike, Jordin (Schnell) Cirner and husband Mike, Jaime (Schnell) Ballard and husband Jim, and Ricky Beynon; great grandchildren Lauren, Morgan, Rilyn and Mason. Born in Scranton Pennsylvania in 1921 and marrying his high school sweetheart the late Rosalie. Richard was a, Navy veteran and later worked for Sylvania and Philips as a standout sales/service manager until he retired at age 72. Richard loved his family, was an avid sportsman with an emphasis on golf, shooting 74 at age 74! He is best remembered for his terrific sense of humor, contagious smile and twinkling blue eyes. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on January 2, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church, 9000 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church, 9000 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA, 95452 and or Heartland Hospice Services, 2455 Bennett Valley Road, B-214, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



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Richard W. Coleman

It is with great sadness that Gloria Coleman shares the news of the passing of Richard W. Coleman on Dec. 23, 2010 in Oxnard, CA., He passed away from complications of Alzheimer`s. He had been at the Nursing Home for 3 1/2 years. Richard started his journey of life having been born at Community Hospital in Long Beach in 1924. He retired from Long Beach Police Department in 1977 as a Police Sergeant and relocated in Oxnard. He was a member of the Wilson Seniors Center Lawn Bowling Club., Left to mourn him is his wife Gloria Coleman, son Bill Coleman, daughters Nancy Coleman Kruse and Cressida Roth. No services planned.



Robert A. Kovan M.D.

Kovan, Robert A. February 28, 1930 - December 23, 2010 Survived by wife Constance, brother Dr. Charles Kovan, sons Gregg and Marc Kovan, daughter Linda Hazell, daughter-in-law Sheri and much loved grandson Joshua. Bob was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and resided in California for 53 years. To honor his wishes there is no funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any animal charity of your choice. A memorial will be held in the near future.



Robert Bridges

Robert K. Bridges Resident of Watsonville Age 81, passed away Dec. 26 from heart surgery complications. Bob was born 3 June 1929 in Minneapolis, MN, to James Floyd and Gladys Mildred Ballou Bridges. A graduate of Pillsbury Military Academy and the U of MN, he served in the U S Army from 1949 to 1952, discharged from Camp San Luis Obispo, CA., later working on the staff of the SLO Telegram-Tribune. He retired as a Managmt Specialist for Lockheed after almost 40 years. Active in education, he served as President of the Orcutt and Berryessa School Boards. Bridges loved to travel. After many trips to Mexico, he traveled the world; visiting over 84 foreign countries. Survivors include his wife Josephine Sette Bridges, daus Martha Bridges of Santa Cruz, Nancy Varlotta of La Jolla, Laura Sowders of Santa Cruz, son Lincoln Bridges of Soquel, CA, step-son Robert Barnes, and g-children Alan Varlotta, Elijah Manchester, Collin Bridges, Lily and Leilani Barnes. Donations may be made to JW House, 3850 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051.



Robert Cole

Robert David Cole 59 year Millbrae resident Born April, 13, 1921, Robert David Cole, a third generation native San Franciscan and 59 year Millbrae resident passed on December 26, 2010. He was an Eagle Scout, World War II vet, president of Abbot, Cole and DeGraf, a Paint and Coatings Association member and 50 year member of Green Hills Country Club. He was an avid golfer and proud member of Atria's blackjack and bingo group. He loved creating colorful artwork. He would say, "I may not know art, but I know what I don't like." He cherished his friendships and was known for his good nature and great sense of humor. He is survived by his four children: Patty, Prescott, Dorian and B.J; his eight grandchildren, great-grand daughter, cousin Claire, wife Joan, her sons Bruce and Craig and their families. He is pre-deceased by his first wife Alice and Patty's bridesmaid, Maude Cole. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. There will be a gathering in his honor on January 9th at 1:30 at the Atria in Burlingame. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (



Robert Francis Fowler Sr.

02/09/30 to 12/25/2010 Robert Fowler Sr. was taken home to celebrate our Savior's birth in the early hours of Christmas morning, December 25, 2010. We mourn his passing but celebrate his wonderful life., He was a loving husband to "the first girl he ever kissed", his wife of 58 years, Kay Fowler and a devoted father to four children; Kathleen Fowler Ellis (who was waiting for him in heaven), Robert Fowler Jr. (Melody), Maureen Fowler Sumner (John) and Michael Fowler. Grandpa Bob was a beloved story-teller and faithful supporter of his grandchildren; Trevor Ellis and wife Shauna, Ashley Sumner Young and husband Steve, Sean Fowler, Kayley Fowler and James Fowler. He was a man of honor who was loyal to God, his country and his family. He will be deeply missed by many from California to New York., Bob's life was rich and full. He was born to Ella Mae and George Fowler and was a brother to George Fowler Jr., and sisters Gerry Fowler Keating and Patty Fowler Meister. He was raised in Peekskill, NY where he served the church as a young Altar boy, worked as a soda jerk and played football for his High School team, and as he reminded us many times helped them win the Hudson Valley league championship. Bob married the love of his life, Kay Fowler in 1952 and then left to proudly serve his country in the Korean War as a First Lt. He returned home from the war to his young bride and embarked upon his career. Bob and Kay settled in Port Washington out on Long Island and shared many happy times raising their young family and cherished friends. In 1969 a career opportunity led him to move his family to Palos Verdes, California. The family then settled in Thousand Oaks., His entrepreneurial spirit led him to many business ventures, but in 1976 he established K.B. Fowler Trucking which continues to this day. Bob was very proud of what he accomplished and cared deeply about his employees and customers. Bob loved the ocean and sailing and spent countless hours on his many boats with his wife Kay and children off our coast and around the Channel Islands. Those days on the water have created lasting memories for them all. Kay and Bob enjoyed traveling together and went on adventures to Hawaii and Mexico. They chartered a boat through the Caribbean and took a dream trip to the land of his fathers; Ireland where Bob had the temerity to sing Danny Boy to the Irish in an Irish pub (there wasn't a dry eye in the house)., He was known for his sense of humor, wealth of sayings and clich's for all occasions, ever-present smile and his ability to look on the bright side of things... no one that met Bob, forgot Bob. His heart was innately kind and he genuinely loved people, most of all his wife and his family. As we mourn, he would remind us to take things "one day at a time, sweet Jesus." and know we will see him again one day., A favorite saying he would spontaneously quote to people, (strangers and family alike) is a traditional Irish blessing; May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Until we meet again we will remember you with love-your family. In celebration of Bob's life a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 31, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, Camarillo.



Robert Ja

Robert Ja Bob was a loving husband for 50 years to Diana, treasured father of Nicole and Daniele Ja and her husband Val Huang to whom he was incredibly devoted to, and special grandfather of Ethan and Kyle Huang whom he cherished. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in his Hillsborough home of 30 years on Tues., Dec. 28, 2010 at the age of 75. His family includes Richard and his wife Patsy, Pauline and her husband Dr. Gary Lee, Jeanette and her husband Werner Yee, his beloved nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. He lived his extraordinary life within a loving circle of family and friends, respected and adored by all. Bob was born in Chinatown, SF to the late Wing Oy and Fay Lin Ja on Nov. 17, 1935. He lived his life with vivaciousness. He fulfilled his joy of flying planes as a commercial pilot for 27 years, retiring as a Captain for Northwest Airlines. He loved to travel and share the wonders of the world with Diana and his girls. He is remembered for his zest for life, bright spirit, and courage. He transformed life's most difficult challenges into opportunities for demonstrating the human capacity for selfless love, joy, laughter, and connection. A celebration of Bob's life will be at 12 noon on Sun., Jan. 2, 2011 at Sneider & Sullivan, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to the Stanford Cancer Center or the Coyote Point SPCA.



Robert Wantin

Robert Gray Wantin, Resident of San Carlos, 1958 - 2010, The Wantin Family mourn the sudden passing of our dear son, brother and uncle, Robert Wantin. Heart failure took Robert on November 27, 2010., Robert was born in San Francisco, March 5,1958, to Barbara and Ray Wantin. He was a resident of San Carlos from childhood, attending Clifford Elementary, McKinley Jr. High, San Carlos High and Ca¤ada College., As a baby, Robert was brought up around the sounds and smells of a machine shop. His mechanical inclinations lead him to a life-long passion for cars and airplanes. The majority of Rob's working career was in the family tool and die business. He also worked in automotive shops specializing in Ford Mustangs which were his favorite cars. He was a member of the Nor Cal Shelby Club and participated in track events as well as judging., Rob's second love was animals. From a mini-silkie chicken to generations of Yorkies, Rob cared for them all. He always had a gentle touch with even the smallest of animals., The perfect description of Robert was that "he was a gentle giant". At 6'4", he towered above most in height and kindness. Bob, as most called him, was good natured and completely selfless with his time and expertise. Bob was always there to help with a smile on his face., A "Celebration of Life" was held Dec. 11th at CreoLa Restaurant in San Carlos. Family, friends, and neighbors shared stories of the many kindnesses Bob bestowed. A central theme emerged and was repeated, "he was the nicest man I've ever known". Rob would be pleased with this legacy., Robert, we still can't believe you are gone. We love you dearly and miss you, Mom and Dad, sister Barbara Wade and her husband John, sister Susan Larsen, niece Tiffany Larsen, niece Julie Meridian and her husband Alan, niece Bonnie Wade and nephew James Wade., Memorial donations can be made to the Peninsula Humane Society in Robert Wantin's name.



Rodina Joy Werho

RODINA JOY WERHO DEC 30, 1955 - DEC 24, 2010 Rodina Joy Werho passed away on Christmas Eve at her home, she was 54 years old. She is survived by her husband Scott Werho of Stockton and their daughter Kaarina & husband Rickey DeLaCruz of Stockton. She adored her granddaughters Alexus Werho and Bernadette DeLaCruz both of Stockton, and is also survived by her sister Earnastine Woods of Springfield, Missouri and her brother Philip Woods of Aniston, Alabama. Her services will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2011: The visitation will be from 9am-10am and her service will begin at 10am at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin Street in Escalon. Her final resting place will be at St. John's Cemetery. There is an online guestbook available at,



Ronald E. Hoopes

Ronald E. Hoopes, 73, of Mount Shasta died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



Ronald PJ (Roscoe) Prebble

Passed away on December 28, 2010. He was born October 15, 1987., Roscoe grew up in Camarillo, attending Los Altos Middle School followed by Camarillo High School. Roscoe enjoyed going to the lake, wake boarding, being outdoors, skateboarding or just hanging out with friends., He loved the San Diego Chargers. Roscoe always maintained a positive attitude and wanted to make this world a better place and bring joy to everyone he met. He will be remembered for his loving and generous spirit. Roscoe had a smile that would light up a room and his laughter could brighten up anyones day., He never forgot his sense of humor and he made everyone who knew him laugh, even on his "bad" days. Roscoe lived his life his way. he could be a little stubborn at times but it was that fighting spirit that gave him the courage to face and overcome a heart transplant at the young age of 18. He never gave up the fight but in the end his heart was just too big for this world., Roscoe leaves behind his beloved mother, Robin and Stephen Daw who will forever carry Roscoe in their hearts. He will always be his Momma's boy. Roscoe is survived by loving sister; Renee and husband Ken Truitt, nephews; Nicholas and Jackson, Dad, Ronald Prebble, grandparents; Mimi and Papa Jensen, Don and Sheila Marlow, preceded in death by grandma Mary Marlow. Uncles; Larry and Kenny, aunts; Julie and Nina, cousins; Jeremy, Taylor, Geoffrey, Tim, Tania, Kristy, Mike, Jessica and Jamie and girlfriend, Casie Berlfein. Roscoe also leaves behind his dogs and numerous friends., A memorial will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, January 2 at Conejo Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers give the gift of life and sign up to be an organ donor. OrganDonor.Gov



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Rosaine Vasquez

Rosaine Arline Vasquez, Dearest daughter & mother, Much has changed these ten years since you left us. What will never change is: We love you and miss you more than words can say. Mom, Dad, Steve.



Rosalie Bailey

Rosalie Bailey (nee Pusateri, McCliman) Resident of San Jose Mar. 2, 1919 - Dec.26, 2010 Rosalie was a native of San Jose for most of her 91 years. She was born on Vine Street in the Italian immigrant neighborhood of "Goosetown" to Ignazio and Anna Pusateri (both deceased). Her siblings included a brother Frank (fought in World War II, now deceased), sister Rosalia (deceased), brother Santo (died in action during World War II), brother Salvador (deceased), and brother Joseph all of San Jose. Throughout her entire life, Rosalie remained loyal to her Italian heritage. Among her most favored activities were large family gatherings where her Southern Italian cuisine always took center stage. Rosalie's considerable culinary skills never failed to amaze and delight all. Anyone visiting Rosalie, whether family or stranger (soon to be friend), was treated to her many and varied culinary specialties. However, as often as not, she would be found doting on her family. She was also a long time member of the Italian Catholic Federation. Rosalie married Lloyd McCliman (deceased), another San Jose native, with whom she bore two children-Marilyn Lewis (deceased) and Richard McCliman. She married her second husband Robert Bailey (deceased) in the late 1980's. Rosalie is survived by four grandchildren (Teri Mathews, Robert Lewis, Kimberly Schwenke, and Michelle McCliman), and seven great grandchildren. Final arrangements are under the direction of Lima Family Erickson Funeral Home in San Jose. Friends and family are invited to a memorial Mass on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 1576 Curtner Avenue in San Jose. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street in Santa Clara.



Roy Golden (In Memoriam)

Golden, Roy March 10, 1956 - January 31, 2010 Our Very Dear Roy We love and miss you more than any words can ever say Wayne, Jeanine and Mom



Roy S. Cameron Jr.

Roy S. Cameron, Jr. May 3, 1920 - December 26, 2010 Resident of Saratoga After a long illness, Roy S. Cameron, a former Santa Clara County Planning Director, passed on December 26, 2010. He was born May 3, 1920 in San Francisco, CA. Attending school in San Francisco, Roy graduated from Lowell High School in 1937. He attended UC Berkeley and graduated in 1941 with a major in political science. Roy served during World War II as a lieutenant in the US Navy. After the war, Roy traveled to Montreal, Canada where he met his future bride, Helen McClure. They married on December 28, 1948. After briefly teaching at Tomales High School, Roy returned to UC Berkeley where he earned a Masters Degree in City Planning in 1951. Roy began his career in city planning with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. In 1954, he joined the newly formed Santa Clara County Planning Department where he rose through the ranks, becoming its director in 1967. Roy retired from this position in 1980. Having many interests, including stamp collecting, folk music, bird watching, model railroading, genealogy and history, Roy filled his retirement pursuing them. Roy spent the final five years of his life in residence at Our Lady of Fatima Villa where he received tender loving care. Roy is survived by his loving wife of almost 62 years, Helen M. Cameron, his son, William R. Cameron, daughter, Glennis L. Cameron, daughter-in-law, Priscilla M. Cameron, grandchildren Katherine L. Miner, Andrew R. Cameron and Kevin P. Cameron and his expected great grandchild, Dakota Sue Miner. Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM with a vigil from 7 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills in Los Gatos. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, January 3, 2011 at Sacred Heart Church with burial following at Madronia Cemetery, both in Saratoga. In lieu of flowers, Roy?s family would appreciate donations to one of his many favorite charities including: The Nature Conservancy, Our Lady of Fatima Villa Foundation or Catholic Charities.



Rudy J. DeCaminada Jr.

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.



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Ruth Skornik Bricker

Bricker, Ruth Skornik September 26, 1910 - December 22, 2010 Passed peacefully at the Jewish Home at 100. Ruth was born in Newburg, NY. Devoted wife to Harry for 66 years, mom to Susan (Mark), "Baba" to grandchildren, Michele (Yehouda), Steve (Wendy), Karen (Adam) and Jeff. Great grandchildren Elijah, Ethan, Eliana, Gavriella, Yitzchak, Julian and Liam. Loved by nieces Karen (Bob) and Diane (Dan).




SHUCKETT, SUSAN L. July 23, 1947 to November 10, 2010 Susan L. Shuckett was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947. She earned her Marriage and Family Therapy License and PhD in Sociology from USC and worked at SDSU and City College for over 25 years. She was a devoted and loving mother to her daughters, Ariel and Alana, an inspiring confidant and role model to her friends and co-workers, and a caring professor and mentor to her students. With her daughters at her side, Susan lost a courageous four-year battle with cancer on November 10th. She is survived by her children, two sisters, and her mother. Donations may be made in her honor to: Scripps Health Foundation, reference Susan Shuckett, PO Box 2669, La Jolla, CA 92038




RITTER, SYLVIA R. Sept. 4, 1936 to Dec. 8, 2010 Sylvia Rae (Barnes) Ritter died unexpectedly on December 8, 2010. Born in Nebraska and adopted by Dean and Eva Barnes as a baby, she grew up with older brother David in Havelock, NE. Married to Walker J. Ritter on July 14, 1956 her first child Michael was born on her 21st birthday and together they had two more sons, Russell and Thomas. In 1969, Sylvia and her family moved from Sharpsville, PA to Duarte, CA and then to Brawley, CA in 1972 where she earned an AS Degree and learned sign language and braille for her job working with people with disabilities at Imperial Valley Junior College. In 1983, she moved to Lomita, CA with her husband and continued her education at CSULA earning a BA degree and teaching credential for the visually impaired at the age of 55. She then worked ten years for the LA Co. Office of Education as a teacher for children with visual impairments. She loved her job as a teacher and only retired in order to take care of her husband. Sylvia was blessed with seven grandchildren including Matthew, Kyle, Kassandra, Sarah, Haley, Ryan, and Rachel Ritter. Family was the most important part of her life and she made sure everyone stayed together by organizing frequent family vacations. She is dearly missed and will always be in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Walker J. Ritter and son Russell D. Ritter and is survived by her brother David Barnes, and sons Michael and Thomas Ritter. She was laid to rest next to her husband at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.



Sanford Howard (Sandy) Harris

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. Celebration of life for friends and family January 2 at 3 p.m. at Varenna at Fountaingrove Parkway. Donations in Sandy's name can be made to Santa Rosa Symphony



Seymour Baruch

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Shirley Elaine Sappenfield

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Shirley L. Fox

Shirley L. Fox, 74, of Redding died Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587). 



Stanley Steenbock

Stanley Steenbock Stanley R. Steenbock was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1923 to Ruth and Richard Steenbock. He received his professional education at the University of Southern California where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1948. His education was interrupted during



Stella M. Ray

Stella M. Ray, 78, of Anderson died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466). 



Stephen Henry Crowell Jr.

Stephen Henry Crowell, Jr, age 88, died December 6, 2010 following an extended illness., Stephen was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 4, 1922 to Stephen and Opal Crowell. Following high school, he served with the Marines which was instrumental in his choice of careers. His communication career with 20 years in Civil Service and years in engineering and sales in private industry resulted in many moves., He married Helen Hartwell in 1947 after a ship board romance while they were both being deployed to Okinawa where Steve was Wire Chief in communications and Helen was secretary to the Headquarter Commandant and a court reporter. They married in the Philippines. After Okinawa they moved to Iowa, where Colleen was born and then to Wyoming, Panama, West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Maryland, lllinois, California, Arizona and finally to Thousand Oaks to be close to their daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Gary Wolfson., While in Panama, Steve received A Department of the Army Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service for outstanding performance of duty in resolving complex electronics and installation problems peculiar to the tropics toward the successful installation of the first microwave project in the Panama area. Steve and Helen were married 63 years. He was a pilot, made terrific soups and bread and was known for Steve's famous chili., Steve was a very gentle man who loved to help others. He always had a twinkle in his eye that made you wonder what mischief he might be up to. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son S. Michael Marek and his aunts Margaret, Rosalie and Mae., A memorial service is planned in Iowa, where Helen's family resides. A special thank you to Buena Vista Hospice for their loving care.



Sue Treece

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Susan Lynn Tokar

Susan Lynn Tokar passed away peacefully at home in Petaluma, on December 5, 2010 with her family close at hand after a determined fight with cancer. Born December 3, 1945 to Harold and Betty Shandler in New York City, New York, Susan attended Ryder College in Trenton, New Jersey and graduated from Queens College, New York with a Master's in Early Childhood Education. In 1968 she married husband Richard Tokar and in 1975 they moved to Petaluma. Susan is survived by her son Russ Tokar, daughter-in-law Nikki Crawford Tokar; sister Jane Shandler, brother-in-law John Seager; nephew Ian Seager, niece Emily Seager; and an extended family of friends. Proceeded in death by Richard, her husband of 35 years and her parents. Susan was a pre-school teacher and advocate of early childhood education. She taught pre-school children for 42 years, first as a Head Start teacher in Harlem, New York. Susan touched the lives of thousands of children and their parents during the 35 years she was Head Teacher/Program Director at Children's Workshop Preschool in the Petaluma Fairgrounds. Susan could rarely go to the grocery store, or downtown without running into a child or a parent of a child who had been in her class. Recently, she mentored first time Santa Rosa Junior College students through the Puente Program. Susan adored her family, art, gardening, travel, dancing, great shoes and her Wednesday evening pub quiz trivia. She had a youthful, playful spirit with friends young and old. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Susan's Life on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Taps Restaurant, Fireside Room, 206 Kentucky Street (corner of Washington and Kentucky). Check her Facebook page for more details. Memorials gifts can be directed to her passion, Children's Workshop Preschool, Inc., P.O. Box 314, Petaluma, CA 95953.




GUBERNICK, Sy Nov. 06, 1947-Aug. 10, 2010 Funeral Service 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 04, 2011 Forest Lawn Mortuary-Covina Hills. Interment to follow immediately at Riverside National Cemetery. 




CRAWFORD, TOMMY WAYNE Tommy Wayne Crawford, beloved life partner for 25 years to Dennis Novak, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2010, at the age of 49. He is survived by his father and, mother Dudley and Elsie Crawford, brother Larry, sisters Diana and Shirley. Family members include nieces Kim and Amy, nephews Anthony, Mathew and Daniel, and brothers-in-law Brad and James. Services will be Monday, January 3rd, 11 a.m. at Featheringill Mortuary on El Cajon Blvd. In lieu of flowers please donate to the . Walk on and soar like an eagle Tommy. We love you.



Teresa Sanchez Luna

Teresa Sanchez Luna, age 82, of Oxnard passed away on Christmas Day with her loving family by her side., Teresa was born on Oct. 28, 1928 in Plan Grande Jalisco, Mexico to Abraham and Felix Sanchez. She was a residence of Ventura County for over 61 years., She is survived by her husband, Enrique F. Luna, and three daughters, Rosa (David) Magallanes, Esther (Robert) Luna, Alice (Frank) Martinez; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ruben Sanchez and Javier Sanchez; sisters, Aurora Brambila, Cruz Sanchez, Sara Flores and Maria Connelly., She was a loving and devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister. She will be loved and deeply missed by all. We deeply appreciate all the care and support given by Hospice., Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard. For map and directions to ceremony location and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.



Thomas C. Mummery

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Thomas Howell

Thomas Howell was born to the delight of F.A. and Dorraine Howell on December 4, 1950 at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood. Tommy thrived under the care of his amazing mother for the vast majority of his life and exceeded the life expectancy of someone with Down Syndrome, living to the age of 60! He attended the South Bay Vocational Center for over ten years and thoroughly enjoyed "The Wild Wild West". He passed peacefully in his sleep at a group home to join his father, F.A., and brother, Jim on the evening of December 19, 2010. Tommy is survived by a lone star heroine, his equivalent of James West, his dear mom, Dorraine. Please sign the guestbook at



Tiffany A. Samuel

TIFFANY A. SAMUEL AUG 18, 1977 - DEC 24, 2010 Tiffany Aileen Samuel was born on August 18, 1977 in Billings, Montana. She passed away on Christmas Eve in Modesto, California at the age of 33. She was very creative and loved to ride her Harley that she won from The Hawk''. Tiffany is survived by and will be missed by her daughter, Kaylee Samuel (12), her twin daughters Madison &Savannah Bordona (6) and her son, Thomas Bordona (2), her parents Vicki & Dave Pelucca, her sisters Gina Pelucca and Mellisa Eberle, her grandparents Don & Anita Samuel, and her grandmother Peggy Estes. Tiffany is also survived by Jeff Bordona, his daughter Alexys who she adored, his parents Tom & Helen Bordona and extended family, all who cared deeply for Tiffany. May she find peace and freedom from her demons. Her visitation will be on Monday, January 3 from 11am-2pm at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. The service will also be held on Monday, January 3 starting at 2:00 pm at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. There is an online guest book available for you to share your memories and condolences; please visit our website at, A memorial fund has been created to help pay for her funeral expenses and to help care for her children. Donations may be made to the Tiffany Samuel Bordona Memorial Fund, in care of West America Bank - acct. #0165316852. Thank you and God Bless: from Jeff, Kaylee, Alexys, Madison, Savannah and Thomas.



Tom Rosser

Sept. 7, 1925-Dec. 23, 2010 Tom Rosser died Dec. 23 in Corvallis. He was 85 years old., Tom Rosser was born in Macon, Mississippi, to Thomas A. and Gladys Anderson Rosser. He lived throughout the South during his childhood following his father's assignments in the Navy and Coast Guard. He then moved to Redondo Beach, California, at the age of 14 where he attended Redondo Beach High School. It was there he met Ann Van Nostrand in a U.S. history class whom he married in 1947., Tom served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific as a captain of a PT boat, and again in the Korean War as an executive officer on a LST. Upon returning to civilian life he attended UCLA majoring in history and receiving a master's degree in education. He began a 36-year career in education in 1949 at Oxnard High School in California as a U.S. history teacher. He later became vice principal at Camarillo High School, then principal at Thousand Oaks High School, and finally assistant superintendent of Oxnard Union High School District. He retired in 1985., After retirement his activities included attending law school and coordinating a church-sponsored weekly food-share program for low-income families, which he continued for more than 15 years. Throughout his life he enjoyed whittling, camping, and traveling., He especially enjoyed the ocean. As a teenager he surfed in Southern California, and as an adult he sailed throughout the Channel Islands and snorkeled in Hawaii. He built boats, surfboards, and also a prototype wind surfboard. He moved to Corvallis, Oregon, in January 2007, and attended The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan., Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Marion Rosser Judson. He is survived by his wife Ann Rosser of Corvallis; his son, Tom Rosser of Kaneohe, Hawaii; and daughters Rebecca Rosser-Curtis of Madras, Oregon, and Dorry Eldon of Corvallis. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kahea Paaaina, Tomas Rosser, Kupe Rosser, Eric Eldon, Jon Eldon, Annie Eldon; and great-grandchildren, Hinearoha, Toa-Ruawharo, Wiruemu, and Nukutai Paaaina., A memorial service will be held on December 27 at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan. His ashes will later be interred at the columbarium at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Camarillo, California.



Vera Accornero

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Verna Jean Hatchett

Verna Jean Hatchett passed away after a long illness Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. She was born in Russellville, Ark., to Faye and Vernon Parnell. By age 12, she played piano in churches where her father was the pastor. She continued to enjoy the piano all of her life. Her other hobby was books. Jean is survived by a son, daughter, brother and extended family.



Victoria Rodriguez

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Victoria Rodriguez on Dec. 25, 2010. She was surrounded by her loving family., Victoria was born on Dec. 23, 1929 in El Paso, Texas. Victoria was devoted to her family and her faith, she attended mass every Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, along side her husband. Saturdays were always a treat to her, her daughter Martha would pick her up early and they would spend the mornings going to garage sales. Victoria loved her novelas and no one could talk to her while the coffee brewed, you could find Victoria doing the crossword puzzles as she awaited the day and "The Price is Right" to air. Victoria had the most beautiful disposition. She never once would utter a negative word about a person., Always smiling, when Victoria saw you, she would make you feel like you were the most important person in the world. Her unconditional love over poured to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Victoria was loved and still loved by so many, she is the perfect example of what family should be. She was, by far, the glue that kept our family together. It was a sight so rare to see her without her husband close by her side., Victoria is preceded by her mother, Regina Perez; her oldest daughter, Magdalena Rodriguez; and her youngest son, Robert Rosalio Rodriguez. She is survived by her husband, grief-stricken Rosalio Rodriguez; son, Angel Perez (Connie); daughter, Martha Garcia (Earl); son, Richard Rodriguez (Diane); daughter, Marlene Mendez (Anthony); grandchildren, Mario Perez, Angelique Borchard (Scott), Christian Perez, Jessie Herrera and family, Adrian Herrera and family, Gilbert Herrera and family, Phillip Zuniga, Christina Madonna Coursen, Maricela Avalos, Sonya Garcia, Jo "Sophia" Garcia, Richard Rodriguez II, Joseph Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Jazmine Lopez, Xzavyer Cash D Michael Rivera, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez III, Gilbert Herrera II, Victoria Rodriguez; numerous cousins and other family members and countless friends., Funeral services honoring the life of Victoria Rodriguez will begin with the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10800 Henderson Rd., Ventura. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with committal and burial to follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guest book please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs. of Santa Paula, 229-7054.



Vincent Wayne Ashlock (Featured)

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.



W. C. Nowlin

W.C. Nowlin, 91, of Redding died Wednesday at Welcome Home Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444). 




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William Henry Schofield, III September 15, 1920 - December 28, 2010 After ninety years, Bill left this life peacefully surrounded by the love and affection of his assembled family. Bill was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in Orange, NJ. He attended the Brothers College of Drew University in Madison, NJ and earned his B.A. degree from, . He later earned the equivalent of a Masters Degree from the graduate program in Hospital Administration at the University of Toronto. Bill married Nancy Foster in 1949 and they moved to Oswego, NY where he was appointed Executive Secretary of the Oswego County Health Association. During the 1950's and '60's he worked as a hospital administrator at the Kessler Rehabilitation Institute in West Orange, NJ, the Hyde Rehabilitation Hospital in Bath, ME, the Cottage Hospital in Woodville, NH, the Arthur R Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle, ME, and the Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Courthouse, NJ. In 1966 he became the Executive Vice President of the Hospital Utilization Project in Pittsburgh, PA, retiring from that position in 1985. Soon after retirement, Bill moved to San Rafael (Marinwood), CA to live with his sister Beverly Williams and her husband Jack. After Jack's death in 1994, Bill provided much needed companionship for Bev. In more recent years, Bev was able to return the favor by caring for Bill as his health declined. Bill enjoyed the warm California weather and settled into his new home quickly. He became a member of St Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael, was an avid gardener and was an officer in both the Peacock Gap Garden Club and the Chrysanthemum Society of Marin. He also served as a Judge for the National Chrysanthemum Society, Inc. which entailed traveling to and evaluating various shows throughout California. Marinwood was not the optimum location for growing mums, but for a number of years Bill's great friend Jane Morehouse assisted him in his endeavors by providing a backyard blessed with a warm sun and her friendship. Bill had a remarkable memory, especially for names and faces. Family members of all ages often consulted him regarding details of recent events as well as those long past. When there was a fact in doubt, the cry would go out "Bill will know that" - and he always did. He was an avid tennis fan and you could count on him to be glued to the set during Wimbledon and the US Open. He also enjoyed following football at both the college and professional level. Another love was music, especially jazz. As a young man he would make his way into New York City to listen to the popular Big Band groups of that era. In more recent times he could be found at the Margaret Todd Senior Center on Big Band night. Movies were another interest. Saturday nights became "dinner and a movie" night when brother Jerry and his partner Joy would join Bill and Bev for an evening of entertainment. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Nancy and their son, Richard C. Schofield. He is survived by his sister Beverly S. Williams of San Rafael, brother Gerald K. Schofield of Novato, sons Christopher B. Schofield of Boulder Creek, CA and Derek F. Schofield of North Versailles, PA, daughter Anne S. Hunt (Jno) of Wexford, PA, grandchildren Matthew L. Schofield (Ashley) of Santa Cruz, CA, Brendan S. Hunt of Wexford, PA and two great grandchildren, Christopher R. Schofield and Riley T. Neely. He is also survived by loving nieces Adrienne Williams Phalon (Jim) of Novato, CA and Lynn Schofield Clark (Jon) of Golden, CO, and by nephews John L. Williams (Elizabeth) of Clayton, CA, Jeffrey S. Williams (Sherry) of Concord, CA and Robert D. Schofield of Clarence, NY. Many of his eight grandnieces and grandnephews (John, Scott, Katie, Victoria, Matthew, Andrew, Jonathan and Allison), loved and thought of "Uncle" Bill as a second grandfather. Family gatherings will not be the same without him. Bill made this earth a brighter place and he filled the air with his cheerful whistle. He was well loved by his family and friends and will be missed more than words can say. A memorial will be held in his honor on January 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Sutter VNA and Hospice, 4000 Civic Center Drive, Suite 190, San Rafael, CA 94903, or to a charity of your choice.



Walter "Wally" Burgeson

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Wanda Barragan

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Wanda Lee Barragan passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 8, 2010. She was 77, and a longtime resident of Napa.


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Wanda Kreminski

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Warren Arnold

Warren "Hank" Arnold 1971 - 2010 Warren Arnold was born here in Redding to Nedra and Jim Arnold. He was welcomed by older sister Rhonda and big bro Jay. He was the baby and quickly picked up the nick name "Hankie/Hank". Hank idolized and looked up to his big bro n sis greatly! They taught him to appreciate classic rock and 80's pop culture (he's been hooked ever since!). The family spoiled him and catered to his every wish! His friends have often referred to his family as "The Perfect Family" due to the love they showed one another other and all who entered the home. Jimmy and his children shared a love of sports; they could see early on that Hank was gifted. His true passion was baseball. With rides to practice from his sister and hours of catch with his brother and dad, he quickly became a standout athlete. He was a great student. He loved his teachers and classmates. He joined every team and sport he could! His family was always there supporting and cheering him on at every game. Hank attended E.H.S. He played several sports during those years. His smile was a permanent fixture on his face. He was often the class clown with his jokes and pranks. He was popular, he was kind to everyone and also received good grades. Hank chose to attend college close to home as he was a new uncle and wanted to be there for his sister and nephew. He also had a new girlfriend who years later would become his wife (Sheri). Sheri quickly felt loved by him and his family going to BINGO with Nedra and attending Sunday Dinners. In 1994 they were married and bought their 1st home with dreams of filling it with children of their own. "Uncle Hank" was everyone's favorite uncle. After years of trying Daddy got his little "Lamb" on October 27, 1998 Macy Jane Arnold arrived! Proud was an understatement, Hank was on cloud 9! He was such a great dad that friends and family even referred to him as "Daddy". In 2005 the family grew when Jamie, age 15, Born December 15, 1990 became their 2nd daughter. Hank was elated! He would say she was the son he never had. The family enjoyed every minute Daddy had off from the Wal Mart Distro. Center in Red Bluff where he had happily worked for over 13 years. They camped, went to places like Hawaii, Vegas, Disneyland and his favorite place, Cabo San Lucas, MX. They spent several weekends and Holidays with all of the kids up at the Family Cabin in McCloud, where he would spend so many memorable moments doing special things with the family. Hanks family, friends, and co-workers meant so much to him! He treated everyone with love, showered them with gifts and literally had given the clothes off his back. He loved eating at his favorite restaurants and he was well known at several for his "Big Tips". He took the children to movies, bowling, golf, he coached them, played games with them. The time he spent with them was priceless, out of love, and it showed. The kids would laugh with him so hard they would get belly aches! After years of investing in real estate, the Arnolds opened a beautiful salon (Prima) where they worked very hard, often as a family. Then out of nowhere they got a huge surprise, a son, Aiden Judson Roy Arnold born April 5, 2008. Daddy was trying to play catch before the boy could walk. He was looking forward to someday coaching him. Hank would often tell people "My life is so perfect, if I was to die today I could not ask for anything more, I am so lucky!" He was a model father, a doting husband, a loving son, an awesome brother, the funniest uncle, an excellent employee, and a dearest friend! There will never be another like him and we were so lucky to have had him, there will never be another Hank Arnold! Daddy we love you! We know you loved us so much and we will miss you. The world just lost an amazing man. Until we are all with you again, RIP Warren "Hank" Arnold 1971-2010. Hank left behind the broken hearts of his wife Sheri, children Jamie, Macy and Aiden. Parents Jim and Nedra, siblings Jay and Rhonda. The Connor God-Children, nieces and nephews Logan, Deseree, Abe, Hayden, Hayley, Hannah, Taylor, Jordan, DeVante and a grandchild, Mckenzie. Service will be Sunday January 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the Shasta Builders Exchange off Old Oregon Trail. Please sign the guestbook at



William "Bill" Nowlin

William "Bill" Nowlin 1919 - 2010 William "Bill" Nowlin was born on April 17, 1919 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Sarah and William Nowlin. He served in the Navy during WWII and then moved to Los Angeles where he met and wed Lucille in 1948. Lucille preceded him in death in 2007 after 59 years of marriage and three children. He is survived by daughter Bette Libbee, and sons Bill III and Jeff both of Dunnigan and his 2 grandchildren Sam and Jessica Libbee. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker and retired from Mercy Hospital in 1980. He was a member of the Carpenters Union for 70 years. Bill passed away on December 29, 2010 after a short battle with cancer. At his request, no services will be held but memorial contributions could be made to Mercy Hospice. Please sign the guestbook at



William Hanousek Sr.

William "Bill" Richard Hanousek Sr. passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Bill will be remembered dearly by family, friends and business associates all over the world. He was born in St. Paul, Minn. on August 23, 1928 to Richard and Grace Hanousek. He attended St. Thomas Military Academy and then on to his family Alma Matter, The



William Henry Ruiz

William Henry Ruiz, a 3 year resident of Brea, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in Brea. Born in Wilmington, CA, William was 85 when he died. He lived in Redondo Beach for 45 years where he worked as a masonry contractor and owned his own business, S & S Masonry. He had 2 natural born children with his first wife, Rojean, who passed away with cancer in 1974. He remarried in 1982 to Christine who had 3 children. He graduated from Banning High School in 1945. He served as an active member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Bill enjoyed dancing and playing golf. He was a fan of USC football and attended as many games as he could. Bill was dedicated to his family and his work. He enjoyed life to the fullest. William is survived by wife, Christine Ruiz of Brea, CA; daughter, Susan Ruiz of Torrance, CA; son, Scott Ruiz of Torrance, CA; stepson, Bob Moreno of San Pedro, CA; stepdaughter, Tina Maldonado of Fullerton, CA; stepson, Michael Moreno of Norwalk, CA; sister, Nellie Hernandez; sister, Amanda Barrera; sister, Candy Espinoza; sister, Elizabeth Abundis; ten grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Candelaria Ruiz; sister, Simona Ruiz; brother, Andrew Ruiz; and sister Irene Ruiz. The Memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM followed by a gathering of family and friends in the Rice Lighthouse Reception Room from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Burial will be at noon on Monday, January 3, 2011 at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please go to the mortuary's website,



William James Bullis (Featured)

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



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Zena Jefferson

Zena Alva Jefferson 93, died December 20th 2010 of a heart attack. She was born and raised in San Jose, California where she attended school, had business college training, and worked as a secretary to the local YMCA director. After WWII she moved to San Francisco where she first worked for the California Bar Association. But her major work was with the wide range of people who passed through the International Institute on Van Ness Avenue during her many years with organization. She somehow found time to do volunteer work for twenty years at St. Francis Hospital. Zena was a person who just plain liked people of all stripes and occupations. She was always ready with a smile, a joke, a comment that made the listener laugh or smile in appreciation of her good humor. Zena enjoyed over 50 years of married life with Jack Jefferson, a well known artist and art instructor, who died ten years ago. They were married in the First Unitarian church where Zena has been an active member. She spent her last ten years living in a retirement hotel in San Francisco where she tried to keep up with her nieces and nephews, grands and great-grands along with friends of many years standing. Her brother Charles and his wife Sylvia made several trips a year from their home in Monmouth, Oregon, to visit and help her, but her main care givers were David Solis and Cecilia Barnard-Solis who visited her frequently from Alameda and helped her regularly in many ways- Cecilia is one of Zena's grand nieces. Other nieces and nephews of long standing include Mrs. Robert Bick of San Jose and nephew John Barnard of Alameda along with grand-nieces and their children. Zena and Jeff joined the Neptune Society of San Francisco who will handle funeral arrangements.