Sunday, January 2, 2011

California Obituaries 01/02/2011


ADAMI, Anthony

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Anthony Joseph Adami Resident of San Leandro Passed away peacefully on December 27, 2010 at the age of 93. Tony has been reunited with .....




CHESS, ADELLA Adella Chess, born in Glen Robin, Ohio, on January 3, 1925, died peacefully on December 28, 2010. She married Henry Chess in August of 1945 after World War II. She had three wonderful children, Jan, Johnny, and Joseph, and was a grandmother to Jonathan and Kevin. She worked for San Diego City schools for 35 years. Services will be held January 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours, 7710 El Cajon Blvd. Reception will follow next door in Barry Hall. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice.




No Description Available! 




No Description Available! 




PENUELAS, ALFONSO LEON Alfonso Leon Peñuelas "AI" came into this world on October 25, 1916. At the age of four, he moved with his family from Douglas, Arizona, to San Diego and this became his home. He grew up on the playgrounds of Golden Hills and graduated from San Diego High School in 1935. He was wrestling team captain and champion of the 1933 San Diego County Invitational, 105 Ib division. While in high school, he studied woodworking and expressed himself with wood throughout his life. He built his home in North Park in 1954 and remained in his home until he peacefully passed away on December 24, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was devoted to his wife, Antoinette "Nettie" for seventy years, and he was a loving "Pop" to his daughters and sons-in-Iaw, Nancy and Richard, Donna and Larry. During the war, Alfonso built airplanes for Consolidated Aircraft. His dedication to his family involved, at times, working two jobs and he retired from San Diego Gas & Electric Company after 33 years of faithful service as a meter reader. Following retirement, he remained active by spending more than twenty years doing volunteer work for the City of San Diego, Senior Services Department. He was young at heart and was always ready for a new adventure including yearly family vacations to Maui, numerous trips with lifelong friends and starting yoga classes at the age of 79. He would always delight in demonstrating a pose for the younger members of the class. His outer strength was only surpassed by his inner strength. Alfonso had a big heart and gave freely of himself, his time and his talents. He touched many people with his quick smile, his kindness, compassion, generosity and lightheartedness. In his 94 years, Alfonso gave more than he ever took from his country, his city and his family with his good humor, positive attitude and loving spirit. He brought us joy and we love him dearly. Thanks to our angels: Sara and Theresa. Memorial gifts may be made to George G. Glenner Center (Hillcrest) and Sharp's Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held in the future to revisit happy times.




No Description Available! 




No Description Available! 




BADEAUX, ANTHONY of San Diego Mar. 19, 1948-Dec. 29, 2010 Memorial Mass 01/03 @11AM St. Gregory the Great Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101 




No Description Available! 




MILLER, AUDREY MARIE Feb. 20, 1911 to Dec. 18, 2010 Marie and her late husband Earl both grew up in Arp, Texas. They left for California in 1928 to begin 77 adventurous years together. That road trip to California, in a Whippet, in itself was an epic journey ultimately leading them to San Diego. Marie was a full time homemaker and mother while Earl began a career in the grocery business. He managed the A&P store at Fifth and Nutmeg before starting a partnership with Henry Boney in the early '40s - Boney's Markets. This led to other ventures including aviation which expanded their world to the mountains and to the desert. At 48 years, Marie decided it was her time to obtain a BA degree. President John F. Kennedy spoke at her San Diego State commencement on June 6, 1963. Marie loved Mammoth and Borrego. She taught her grandchildren the art of tying flies while Earl taught them the art of catching elusive trout in the many lakes around Mammoth. They enjoyed exploring Borrego in their vintage Willy's Jeep. Living in the same home on Fuerte Drive in La Mesa for over 50 years they delighted in supplying their children, grandchildren, and friends with fresh flowers, home grown fruit and vegetables - realizing their East Texas agrarian roots. They were both active in their church, Scott Memorial, and supportive of missionary organizations including Wycliffe Bible Translators and JAARS. Marie, bedridden for the last few years of her life, always welcomed her many visitors with a warm smile and loved sharing her memories of 99 years. Marie is survived by her three children, Robert, Audre, and Charles, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Marie survived her five brothers and sisters, all who lived in Texas. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at the Salli Lynn Chapel, Greenwood Mortuary, 4300 Imperial Blvd. A Celebration of Life will follow at The San Diego Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, a contribution is suggested to the San Diego Foundation or the San Diego Hospice.



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.



Access to this site is disabled

Dapper users have been blocked by the content owner of this site. Sorry. 



Acosta, Douglas (Butch)

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Douglas (Butch) Acosta 4/26/1948 12/30/2010 Resident of Hayward Butch leaves behind his wife of 36 years Gloria. Also beloved father of Angela Acosta-Perry (Scott) ..... 



Adams, Frances (Gonzalez)

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Frances (Gonzalez) Adams 4/2/1916 12/21/2010 Resident of Hayward Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Elias Adams (1972) and her son Fernando .....



Adele Calcagno

No Description Available! 



Alfred Belotz

In Loving Memory of Alfred Belotz In the year since you left us, we have missed your indomitable spirit, unwavering love and wonderful sense of humor. We love you. The Belotz Children



Alice Merrill

Alice Merrill, 86, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born in Dorchester, Nebraska, on November 6, 1924., When she was 17, she moved to California to live with her older sister. California then became her home and she lived there for the next 66 years. She married Harold True, became stepmother to his son, and had 2 children before he passed away in 1953. Later, she met Orel Merrill at a church dance and they were married on February 6, 1956. Over the years they had 4 more children., They raised their family mostly in Camarillo, California, moving there in 1964. Their home on Landen St. was the hub of family activities until she moved to Illinois in 2009. Many happy times were made sitting around the table at Mom and Dads. Alice was feisty, full of energy, and was always on the go. Even when she was in the midst of health challenges, she continued to live her life to the fullest., She loved traveling and visited Hawaii, Europe, Egypt, the Holy Land, and Australia., She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in many capacities over the years. She loved the Lord and her faith was very important to her. She loved camping in Sequoia National Park with her children and grandchildren. She began this tradition in 1953 and it became a much loved, yearly tradition for her family., In 2003, she was honored by the Sequoia Natural History Association for 50 years of teaching a love of nature to her family and friends. Alice lived a life focused on children. She taught 4th grade for many years at Camarillo Heights Elementary School in Camarillo, and was the nursery teacher at church for many years. She was a dedicated teacher and was loved by all of the children she taught., To Alice, family was the most important thing in life. She loved her children more than anything, and was always there for them in every possible way. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She spent many hours playing with them, reading to them, and creating fun times for them. Grandmas house was the place to be. Even in her last days her main worry was that her family would be ok., She had many friends and will be missed by all who knew her., She was preceded in death by her brother Jim, her sister Betty, granddaughter Kristin, and her husband Orel. She is survived by her children, Harold True (Cheryl), Art Merrill, Janice Pratt, (Don), Matthew Merrill (Lisa), Lori Kaio, Joe Merrill (Annette), David Merrill (Julie). Art lived with her and dedicated his time to caring for her. Annette was also especially supportive during her last year in Illinois. She was very grateful for them. She will be dearly missed by her 17 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren., Services will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, Viewing 10:00am, Funeral 11:00am. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4345 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo, CA.



Aloha Ann Benedetti

Aloha Benedetti, born in Petaluma, March 6, 1927 and raised in Chileno Valley, west of Petaluma on her father's (Elmo Corda) ranch. She peacefully passed away at her family home in Petaluma surrounded by her loving family and friends on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Devoted wife to Walter Benedetti of Petaluma for 63 years. Loving mother of Edward Benedetti of Petaluma, Willie Benedetti of Valley Ford, and Riley Benedetti of Sonoma. Adored grandmother of Arron Benedetti of Valley Ford, and Arthur (Debbie) Benedetti of Petaluma and the cherished great-grandmother of Emma Jane Benedetti, of Petaluma. The dear sister of the late Ramona Corda, Sally Sampietro, and Jeanne Cordellos and sister-in-law of the late Violet and Jim Petersen and Alvin Benedetti. Aloha is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to a Funeral Liturgy on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to ChildFund International or a children's charity of your choice.



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:



Amy Louise Lammers

No Description Available! 



Ann Frances Terribilini

No Description Available! 



Anna Lott

Anna L. Lott, Oct. 6, 1929 - Dec 22, 2010, Resident of Santa Clara, Parents Gottlieb and Charlotte Schwarze. Devoted companion George Sutton. Survived by her children Terri Kitson and Michael Lott. 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren., Born in Tamoroa Ill. Graduated from Bethlehem Central in Delmar, NY. Worked for the State of NY until 1952., Married John Lott from 1952 until his death in 1976., Retired from Hewlett Packard.



Anne Vogel

No Description Available! 



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 O. Gaitan Sr.

Born March 8, 1930 in Houston, Texas. On December 26, 2010, at 80 years of age, he went home to be with our Lord. Antonio is survived by his wife, the love of his life and best friend for 62 years, Delorez S. Gaitan. He was known for devotion to his wife and family. He was seldom seen without his love and best friend Delorez. When and wherever seen, they would be hand in hand or sitting alongside each when driving. Father did not believe in bucket seats in his vehicles. Even up to his final days, Father would ask if Mother was okay and being cared for while he was in the hospital. He is also survived by his 13 children: Antonio, Jr. (Dorothy), Petra (Jose), Alfonso (Mary), Mary (Jorge), Elias (Alice), Gloria (Arturo), Esperansa, Elizabeth, Luis, Juanita, Delia, Diana (Rick and only sister Chieta Garcia. His son Ramon (Jennifer) preceded him in death. He is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He married at 19 years of age shortly after he started working for the railroad in Houston, Texas. He worked his way across the states, ending up and settling down in Windsor, CA in 1953. Father retired after working 27 years for the "NWPR" (North Western Pacific Railroad) as a machine operator. Father was always helping anyone in need. He helped raise many more than his 13 children. He always loved to laugh and joke. We always recall his saying, "Everything is possible if you're willing to pay the cost." It reminds me of the verse Phil: 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." Antonio will be missed but not forgotten for there's a part of him in all who met him. We love you Father. "It's not goodbye but see you later." Friends and family are invited to a Visitation on Tuesday January 4, 2010 at the Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 5:00 p.m. at the Family Bible Church, 697 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa. Interment will be held at Shiloh District Cemetery, Windsor, CA, on Wednesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Antonio Rosete ANDRADE

ANDRADE, Antonio Rosete 



Barbara Jean (Rost) Burum

No Description Available! 



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 (



Betsy Hutchens

No Description Available! 



Betsy L. Allison

went to dance in the Heavens on December 20th, 2010. Born Betsy Squier, March 21st, 1935 in Lansing Michigan. She grew up in Ovid, Michigan and graduated Valedictorian of her High School class. She Attended Michigan State University and received an AA from Fresno City College. To be near family she spent the last three years of her life in Eureka, CA. Prior to that she lived in Fresno, California for 40 years. She was the Personnel Director in the Fresno area at Pacific Gardens Health Care Center and California Armenian Home for 20 years and then an Ombudsmen for several years. Betsy loved children and while raising her own she provided childcare for many families. She loved animals and had many pets including 3 tortoises. Her other favorite things included plants, music, antiques and especially sunshine at the beach. She will be remembered for her beautiful singing both at churches and the Fresno CRT Chorus. She is survived by her children: Bill Allison of Fieldbrook, CA. Michael Allison of Folsom, CA., Laurynda Allison-Kunz of Bayside, CA and Lesley Allison of Eureka, CA., 8 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren and her faithful companion DeeDee her little dog. She was preceded in death by her mother and father: Clifford and Harriet Squire, her dear Uncle Harold Beardslee and Aunt Ida Beardslee, cousin George Beardslee, and her sweetheart and domestic partner of 28 years Andrew Kasparian. Per Betsy's wishes her family gathered and had a private memorial ceremony at Moonstone beach near Trinidad, CA. Betsy chose to give the gift of life by donating her body for Medical research. The Family wishes to thank all of the careproviders at Gingers Loving Care Home, Frye's Care Home, Hospice of Humboldt, and Mad River Adult Day Health. They also wish to thank Sandee Ross and all of her Fresno neighbors that helped her during the last few years she lived there. Condolences can be sent to: The Allison Family P.O. Box 31 Arcata, CA 95518 or Online you can sign the guest book at



Brenda Denee Romby

Brenda Denee Romby, 53, of Suisun City, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22. She was born on Oct. 26, 1957., A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at True Love Baptist Church, 1956 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield.,



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




Charles I. Daniels Jr. (Chuck) February 13, 1926 - December 28, 2010 Born in San Francisco, but spent most his life in Marin County. Loving husband of his lifelong partner Carol Lund Daniels, loving father of Charles I. Daniels the third (Chal), Peter Lund Daniels and Jonathan Daniels, Father In-law of Nani, Larissa and Marie Daniels. Loving Grandfather of Christina, Chase, Taylor, Tove and Cael Daniels, Anya and Peter Jake Daniels and Kathryn Ann Daniels, brother of Marilyn Daniels Raymond and Godparent of Lisa Slattery and Lisa Ward. Chuck's business career was for the most part in the beverage industry for over a period of 75 years, always based in Marin County. He served as President and CEO of the House of Daniels Inc., a sales and marketing firm handling wines, distilled spirits, beer and new age beverages doing business as Golden Gate Distributing Company, Redwood Vintners, Blackpoint Marketing and Trellis Vineyards. In 2005 the House of Daniels sold its last interest in the beverage business, at which time the warehouse and office facilities in Black Point, Novato were transformed into a boat/RV and self storage operation currently operating as Heirloom Storage. Chuck continued as Chief Executive Officer, of Heirloom Storage and Daniels Real Estate/Investments. Chuck was a California director of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association of America, past President of the California Beer Distributors Association, a past Vice President of the Northern California Wine and Spirits Wholesaler Association, a past Vice President Treasurer and on the Executive Committee of the Robert Mondavi Winery. He was an owner of his own winery, Trellis Vineyards, proud to produce 100% Sonoma County wines. He was a Supreme Knight of the California Knights of the Vine, a member of the Family Winemakers of California, a member of the North Coast Growers Association, a member of the Sonoma County Wineries Association, a member of the Old Timers Wine Club of Northern California. He was a founding member of the Generations Club of Marin, with his close friends Mario Ghilotti, Bill Murray and Ted Murray. He helped form the Tocaloma Temperance Society and the Marin Republican Council. He was past member and officer of the Marin Republican Central Committee. He attended the University of Santa Clara, Saint Anselms High School and was student body President of College of Marin. A Veteran of the Army Air Corps, during World War Two. Always most active in community service and public safety issues. He was a member of the California Crime Commission, during Governor Reagan's term in office. He was active in the investigative field of the crime of arson for the District Attorney's office, Police, Sheriff's Office and Fire Department of Marin County. Recently he served as Chairman of the Fire Commission of the San Rafael Fire Department. In youth work he served on the Executive Committee and was Vice President of Youth Activities-CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, he served on the Executive Committee and as a past Officer of the Marin Council of Boy Scouts. He was named "Marin County's Distinguished Citizen of the Year" by the Marin Council of Boy Scouts in 1997. He was active in many phases of work for Saint Vincent's School for Boys and an active member of the Dominican University's Leadership Forum (Presidents Council) Executive Committee. While in his position with the Dominican University, he worked passionately for the renovation of the Edgehill Mansion and Chapel. Believing that places of such historical value and worship must be preserved for generations to come. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of Saint Raphael's Church, a member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael, a member of Elks Lodge 1108. A past member of the Marin County Peace Officers Association. A member of the Wilkins Post, of the American Legion. A member of the Meadow Club of Fairfax for over fifty years. A past member of the Board of Directors of West America Bank. He loved swimming as a sport and was founding member of the Elks Lodge Dippers Club. He enjoyed seasonal sports and vacations at Lake Tahoe. As a youth he spent summer vacations at the Tahoe Tavern, then at Homewood Resort and finally spent his last 52 years consecutively at the Meeks Bay Resort. His love for the beach and friends he made there, were life lasting. He was seasonal Director of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society. He also loved the high country of Yosemite and was a long time supporter of the Yosemite Vintners Holiday Program. His enjoyment both business wise and socially, was to know and visit with his wife Carol, the finest restaurateurs and Chefs of California, as well as other restaurateurs located in fine wine growing regions around the world. He loved sharing the wines of the World with his Family and Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dominican University, Marin Council of Boy Scouts or Hospice by the Bay. Rosary Service Monday January 3, 2010 6:00 PM, Saint Raphael's Church. Funeral Mass January 4, 2010 11:00 AM at Saint Raphael's Church., Charles I. Daniels Jr. (Chuck) February 13, 1926 - December 28, 2010 Born in San Francisco, but spent most his life in Marin County. Loving husband of his lifelong partner Carol Lund Daniels, loving father of Charles I. Daniels the third (Chal), Peter Lund Daniels and Jonathan Daniels, Father In-law of Nani, Larissa and Marie Daniels. Loving Grandfather of Christina, Chase, Taylor, Tove and Cael Daniels, Anya and Peter Jake Daniels and Kathryn Ann Daniels, brother of Marilyn Daniels Raymond and Godparent of Lisa Slattery and Lisa Ward. Chuck's business career was for the most part in the beverage industry for over a period of 75 years, always based in Marin County. He served as President and CEO of the House of Daniels Inc., a sales and marketing firm handling wines, distilled spirits, beer and new age beverages doing business as Golden Gate Distributing Company, Redwood Vintners, Blackpoint Marketing and Trellis Vineyards. In 2005 the House of Daniels sold its last interest in the beverage business, at which time the warehouse and office facilities in Black Point, Novato were transformed into a boat/RV and self storage operation currently operating as Heirloom Storage. Chuck continued as Chief Executive Officer, of Heirloom Storage and Daniels Real Estate/Investments. Chuck was a California director of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association of America, past President of the California Beer Distributors Association, a past Vice President of the Northern California Wine and Spirits Wholesaler Association, a past Vice President Treasurer and on the Executive Committee of the Robert Mondavi Winery. He was an owner of his own winery, Trellis Vineyards, proud to produce 100% Sonoma County wines. He was a Supreme Knight of the California Knights of the Vine, a member of the Family Winemakers of California, a member of the North Coast Growers Association, a member of the Sonoma County Wineries Association, a member of the Old Timers Wine Club of Northern California. He was a founding member of the Generations Club of Marin, with his close friends Mario Ghilotti, Bill Murray and Ted Murray. He helped form the Tocaloma Temperance Society and the Marin Republican Council. He was past member and officer of the Marin Republican Central Committee. He attended the University of Santa Clara, Saint Anselms High School and was student body President of College of Marin. A Veteran of the, Air Corps, during World War Two. Always most active in community service and public safety issues. He was a member of the California Crime Commission, during Governor Reagan's term in office. He was active in the investigative field of the crime of arson for the District Attorney's office, Police, Sheriff's Office and Fire Department of Marin County. Recently he served as Chairman of the Fire Commission of the San Rafael Fire Department. In youth work he served on the Executive Committee and was Vice President of Youth Activities-CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, he served on the Executive Committee and as a past Officer of the Marin Council of Boy Scouts. He was named "Marin County's Distinguished Citizen of the Year" by the Marin Council of Boy Scouts in 1997. He was active in many phases of work for Saint Vincent's School for Boys and an active member of the Dominican University's Leadership Forum (Presidents Council) Executive Committee. While in his position with the Dominican University, he worked passionately for the renovation of the Edgehill Mansion and Chapel. Believing that places of such historical value and worship must be preserved for generations to come. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of Saint Raphael's Church, a member of the, of San Rafael, a member of, 1108. A past member of the Marin County Peace Officers Association. A member of the Wilkins Post, of the American Legion. A member of the Meadow Club of Fairfax for over fifty years. A past member of the Board of Directors of West America Bank. He loved swimming as a sport and was founding member of the Elks Lodge Dippers Club. He enjoyed seasonal sports and vacations at Lake Tahoe. As a youth he spent summer vacations at the Tahoe Tavern, then at Homewood Resort and finally spent his last 52 years consecutively at the Meeks Bay Resort. His love for the beach and friends he made there, were life lasting. He was seasonal Director of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society. He also loved the high country of Yosemite and was a long time supporter of the Yosemite Vintners Holiday Program. His enjoyment both business wise and socially, was to know and visit with his wife Carol, the finest restaurateurs and Chefs of California, as well as other restaurateurs located in fine wine growing regions around the world. He loved sharing the wines of the World with his Family and Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dominican University, Marin Council of Boy Scouts or Hospice by the Bay. Rosary Service Monday January 3, 2010 6:00 PM, Saint Raphael's Church. Funeral Mass January 4, 2010 11:00 AM at Saint Raphael's Church.




ARREOLA, CRISANTO R. of Bonita 10/25/1939 to 12/28/2010 Viewing Jan.3rd & 4th 5PM-9PM, Service Jan.5th 9AM Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111



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.



Castoe, JoAnn Jerde

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

JoAnn Jerde Castoe Jul. 24, 1945 - Dec. 24, 2010 Resident of Fremont JoAnn left us to join her heavenly family on Christmas Eve, .....



Charles Lee "Charlie" Dillard

Charlie 82, passed away December 24, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer. He was born December 4, 1928 to Chester Dillard and Laura (Chivers) Dillard, and was a lifelong resident of the Eureka area. Charlie and his wife Marilyn recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed senior bowling, gardening, trips in their motor home, and spending time at their cabin in Trinity Village. When their children were young the family spent many summers camping and boating at Trinity Lake. Charlie enjoyed being outdoors and liked to go deer hunting and ride motorcycles with "the guys". He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Eureka and retired in 1988 after 36 years with the Public Works street department. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and by his uncle William Dillard and wife Stella. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughters Sandra (husband Jim) Cearley, and Debra (husband Clyde) Berghagen, and grandsons James Cearley and Scott Berghagen, all of Eureka. He also leaves his brother Robert (wife Joan) Dillard of Eureka, nieces Laura and Nancy, and several cousins. Private services will be held. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Humboldt, the , St. Joseph's Home Heath Care, or other charity of choice. Please sign the guest book at



Charlie Postma

CHARLIE POSTMA JUN 17, 1953 - DEC 20, 2010 Charlie passed away at Modesto Kaiser Hospital due to complications from multiple sclerosis (MS). He was surrounded and comforted by his loving family and many dear family friends who helped through these last difficult days. Charlie's life may have been short in years, but long in quality. Charlie was born in Picton, Canada after his family had emigrated from Holland. The family then emigrated to Southern CA when Charlie was about 1 1/2 years old. Charlie grew up in Artesia, attended schools there and then in 1972 relocated to Oakdale, CA to help his parents start their dairy. After his parents sold their dairy he worked for the Ed Tilma family dairy and eventually for his cousin Pete Postma's dairy. Charlie and Diana were married in 1988, and had many happy years together while working and living on the Postma dairy on Albers Rd. In 1998, Charlie started his own lawn care business, Organic Landscape Maintenance, which he operated for 8 years. He enjoyed his work and appreciated his loyal customers. When his MS progressed in 2006, he discontinued the business, and spent his days caring for their home, gardening, bee keeping and cooking delicious meals. Charlie's passions were his plants, gardening, fishing with his brother Jim, and scuba diving in Mexico. Charlie is survived by his wife Diana, his faithful dog Cayce and 6 siblings: Jo Mulder (Duane) of Santa Rosa, Bill (Eva) of Anaheim, John (David) of Cloverdale, Ed (Akke) of Holland, Jane Erro (Pat) of Oakdale, Jim Postma of Oakdale, and nine nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Nies and Anna Postma and his youngest brother Ted. A special thank you to his mother-in-law Madonna Opela-Searcy, sister-in-law Debbie Opela-Crume, nephew Adam Erro (with whom he shares a birthday) Tami Postma, Jon & Amie Postma, LeeAna Postma and of course sweet Dana Postma for all their comfort and care during Charlie's final days. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held on January 15, 2011 in Oakdale, CA. Memorial Donations can be sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern Calif. Chapter, 1700 Owens Street, Suite 190, San Francisco, CA 94158 designated for Charlie's Angels MS Walk Team, or to the Commemorative Giving Program for Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940. One of Charlie's favorite quotes: When one door closes another one opens.''



Charlotte H. Syverstad

No Description Available! 



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



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.



Crown, Glenn B.

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Glenn B. Crown, 70 08/14/1940 ~ 11/21/2010 MIRA LOMA -- Glenn was born August 14, 1940 to Ray and Zella Crown, and brother, Frank .....



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.




No Description Available! 




David Gerald Young David Gerald Young, age 92, died peacefully at his home in San Rafael, CA on Sat. Dec. 18, 2010, of natural causes. He was born on May 19, 1918 in Sausalito, California to Thomas Young and Emma Julia Laederich Young. He joined the U.S., in 1942 and served proudly in, . While being stationed in Kansas City, MO, he met Marguerite Lyon and married her in 1944. He started his long Grocery Meat Cutter career working in his parent's meat market on Princess St. in Sausalito. David was a Past Commander of, . Post 72, was a member of The Marin Rod and Gun Club, enjoyed camping and fishing, was an avid bridge player with The San Rafael Goldenaires. David is survived by his son, Gerald N. Young and wife Tami of San Jose, daughter Marsha, granddaughter Sherry, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Lyon Young; brother Allyn Thomas Young; and sisters Louise Graefe and Helen Nightingale. Memorial services will be held at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, at 1:00 on Sunday, January 9th, 2011. Please join us for a pot luck at his home after the service.




No Description Available! 







Davis, Adele E.

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Adele E. Davis OCEANSIDE -- "When one finds a worthy wife, her value is beyond pearls" (Prov 31:10). Adele was the wife of a .....



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".




GUZMAN, Doris V. 



Dorothy Souza

No Description Available! 



Dr. Ralph H. "Doc" Manning

Ralph practiced dentistry in Vallejo for many years before retiring in 1990. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, the NFL and spending time at his cabin in Lake County., He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty; his children, Greg (Linda), Susan (Carlos), Jeff (Doris) and Eric (Jeanette); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ralph was predeceased by his parents and his brother., A memorial service will be held at Nadeau Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. The inurnment will be private., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Visit our guest book at, 455-7700,




No Description Available! 




No Description Available!




No Description Available! 




PENNY, ELEANOR CHRISTIE CARLISLE Eleanor Christie Carlisle Penny of El Cajon died peacefully at home on December 27, 2010, surrounded by her family. Born on February 14, 1921, in Portsmouth, VA, Eleanor married Ralph Penny in 1940. They moved to San Diego in 1955; he preceded her in death in 1973. Survivors are daughters: Marion (Gerald Perrine); Sharon (Stephen Palmore); Lisa (Ronald McCleary); and son, Roger. She leaves four grandchildren: Jerry and Robert Perrine, and Travis and Sarah McCleary; six great-grand-children; and a great-great-grandson. She is also survived by her twin sister, Adelaide C. White. A celebration of life will be held in February. Donations may be made to Developmental Services Continuum, 7944 Golden Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945,




NEIL, ELTA Elta Stigge-Neil was was born June 26, 1922 in Barnes, Kansas. She was one of 16 brothers and sisters. Elta left Kansas at the age of 18. She married Kenneth Neil and moved to San Diego County in 1943. Elta is survived by her three children, Patricia-Neil-Frost, Gregory Neil, and Colleen Neil-Carroll; by her grandchildren, Laura Kaufman, Gary Frost, Kirsten Neil, Lyndsey Rivera; and by 10 great-grandchildren. Elta was a faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Chula Vista, California, where she taught Sunday School, sang with the choir, attended Bible studies and was a member of the prayer team. Elta was a great example of love and faithfulness, and a quiet influence on many. She loved her family, and she loved her Lord Jesus. She will be missed. We are comforted to know that we will see here again in the heavenly home that our Lord has prepared for all who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.




Esao Tada Esao entered the presence of Jesus on Sunday, December 19, 2010. Esao was born on March 6, 1922 in Gooding, Idaho. He graduated from the, . He worked for Mitsubishi International Corporation in San Francisco as Manager of the General Division. Esao served as President of the San Francisco Nikkei Lion's Club, was a Shaklee entrepreneur and taught with his family at Shiloh Bible College. He and wife Cheryl celebrated their 50th Anniversary in Israel on November 1, 2009. Carrying on his legacy are his wife, Cheryl, and son, Brian; nieces Martha Ann Matushima, and Alice Gutknecht and her family, and relatives in the U.S. and Japan. Viewing will be on Friday, January 7, 2011, 4 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Tamalpais Mortuary, 2500 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. Homegoing Service will be on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Church, 3295 School Street, Oakland. In loving memory of Esao, donations may be sent to either The Jerusalem Prayer Team, P.O. Box 30000, Phoenix, AZ 85046 or "It's Supernatural and Messianic Vision", P. O. Box 1918, Brunswick, GA 31521.




HINCHLIFF, EVELYN M. May 31, 1929 to Dec. 29, 2010 Widow of George R. Hinchliff, deceased in 1993, she lived in San Diego for 59 years happy years, she always said. She loved her husband and their 4 daughters and their families. Although born in Newark, New Jersey, she loved San Diego from day one. She loved her many friends and their families and her great neighbors. She lived in the same home for 51 years. Borrego Springs was a favorite destination, with great friends who lived there. Her daughters include Kathy Bush, Simone Wilson, Ellen Sanborn, and Gail Thomsen. She had 9 grand-children and 5 great-grandchildren. El Camino Memorial Sorrento Valley.



Edward Joseph Venturi

Passed away peacefully at home on December 24, 2010 surrounded by loved ones. Ed was a devoted husband to wife Evelyn, a loving father to Pamela Cowan, Teresa (Paul) Hentz; and predeceased by beloved son, Michael; cherished grandfather to Stephen Cowan and Gina Cowan-Wilkes (Wes); step-grandfather to Nichole (Peter) Skalaski and Erin (Evan) Horoschak; great step-grandfather to Stella Skalski. A native San Franciscan of Italian descent, Ed was born to Rico and Mary on New Years Eve, 1927. His family moved to Santa Rosa in 1936 where Ed attended St. Rose School, Santa Rosa High, and then went on to the Santa Rosa Junior College. He developed a crush on "that really cute chick" who sat directly in front of him in his chorus classes. Being too shy to ask Evelyn Rohrer out, he sent a friend to do it for him. She replied "Oh, yes!" and those two words fired the sparks that ignited a love that has lasted for 58 years. In 1948, Ed went into the restaurant business with his parents. Long time local residents will remember their restaurant, Marico's, on Old Redwood Highway, now the popular dining spot, Cricklewood. Being in a band, the guests were often entertained by Ed's singing and accordion playing. Ed taught the accordion and later in life became a student of the organ through the Music For Life Club. Not only a music lover, Ed will be remembered by family and friends as the "pristine barefoot gardener". Ed was also a member of the Elks Club for over 60 years, Musicians Union Local 292, AFM and UFCW Union. At this time, the family would like to publicly thank Ed's caregiver, Bale Qarase, for whose gentle kindness and devoted diligence, we will forever be grateful. To the thoughtful, soul-giving support from the Sutter V.N.A., helping Ed on his way to eternal life, we are also deeply appreciative. A visitation will be held on January 5, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa, Ca. (707) 539-2921. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Ed's Life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday January 8, 2011 at the Venturi family's home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sutter V.N.A. Hospice, 1110 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, 95401.




No Description Available! 



Eleanor Marie (Dolan) Stafford

No Description Available! 



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 Phillips

Elizabeth Louise Phillips, Resident of Millbrae, Elizabeth was born on February 26, 1922 to Marshall and Ann Shields. She grew up in Meridian, California with a panoramic view of the Sutter Buttes and loved those mountains. Following graduation from Sutter High, she attended Yuba Junior College and UC Berkeley where she pledged Zeta Tau Alpha. She earned a degree in History and her teaching credential. While both were teaching high school in Crockett, she met Ora Phillips and they married in 1949. They settled in Millbrae in 1956 and she lived in the Meadows the rest of her life., She was active in the Capuchino Band Boosters, Millbrae Methodist Church, Millbrae Senior Center, and raising her four children. Elizabeth died at home on December 18, 2010. She will be remembered for her smiles and gentle ways., She was predeceased by her husband, Ora, and son, Allan. She is survived by her daughter, Lori Benintendi, sons Robert (Kim) and Mark (Cindy), granddaughters, Etta, Grace, Allyn, and Claire, and grandsons Jeremy, Kyle, and Jack, and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Marcella Hardy and Roberta McCoy, and sister-in-law, Margaret Phillips., A celebration of her life will be held January 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the New Vision United Methodist Church, 450 Chadbourne Ave., Millbrae.



Ellis Adams

No Description Available! 



Ellis R. (Sam) Adams

No Description Available! 



Emma Lee Reinhardt

Emma Lee Reinhardt, 89, longtime resident of San Luis Obispo, passed after a brief illness Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, in Rocklin, Calif. She was born and raised in Benton, Ill. She graduated from St. Luke''s Nurses College in St. Louis, Mo., then immediately joined the, during World War II. While stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, she met her husband-to-be, Ted Reinhardt, a Naval Aviator. Em and Ted raised their family in San Luis Obispo. At first, Em was a stay at home mom. She was involved with the PTA, Junior Matrons, Camp Fire Girls and Zion Lutheran Church. In 1964, Em went back to work as RN and spent the next 12 years at the French Clinic working for Dr. Crook. In 1977, they moved to the Sacramento area and then two years later retired to South Lake Tahoe. In 1999, they returned to San Luis Obispo, but in 2008 moved to Rocklin to be near their daughter. Ted passed away in May of this year. Em is survived by sons Ted II (Jeanne) of Green Valley, Ariz., and Paul (Alison) of San Luis Obispo; daughter, Jeri of Auburn, Calif.; grandchildren Ted III, Eric and Sara; and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of Em''s life will be held at a future date.



Ernest G. Tripke

Ernest G. "Ernie" Tripke, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Cabrillo Care Center. For 65 years, he was the dedicated and devoted husband to his wife, Harriett Tripke, who still resides in the skilled nursing facility where they both lived until he passed. He was a proud father of two children and a caring grandfather of two grandsons. With unfortunate fate, his only granddaughter predeceased him in 2009. Ernie was a, man during, , having served his time as an airplane mechanic. After the War, he joined the California Highway Patrol, where he served in many areas around the state of California. He took his family with him wherever he went and retired as Captain of the CHP in San Luis Obispo. Ernie was a most respected, loyal, friendly and dedicated man in all walks of life. He was a legend - a man bigger than life itself. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Dear Daddy: I know I told you a million and one times, but you were my hero. If I could have hand-picked a father, I couldn''t have chosen a better one. When they made you, they broke the mold. I just want you to know how much I love you, and I will carry my wonderful memories of our relationship with me throughout my life. With all my love forever, your daughter, Julie




BROWN, FREDRICK ARTHUR August 25, 1927 to Dec. 18, 2010 On Dec. 18, 2010, Fredrick passed away at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego at age 83. Born in San Diego, Fredrick was the first child of Charles K. and Helen Brown. The family moved in his youth to Santa Maria, CA. After high school, Fredrick joined the, serving on the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey during, in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he obtained his Associate Degree from Santa Maria Junior College. He then moved back to San Diego where he worked in the automotive industry including 38 years at Bob Baker Ford. Fredrick was a member of the San Diego Jaycees where he served as a Director of the Jaycee Aviation Committee which founded the San Diego Aerospace Museum. He also served as a San Diego Aerospace Museum Board Member. He was a life member of the, Post #3788, a member of the San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego Zoological Society, California State Park Foundation and of the World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy. Fredrick is survived by his wife of 37 years Kathryn Mock Mitchell Brown, three daughters, and two stepsons. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Johanna Fox and daughter Rosemarie G. Brown. Inurnment at Cypress View Mausoleum and Mortuary.



Farrell Thomas Cummings

Farrell T. Cummings, 72, went to be with his precious Heavenly Father Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, surrounded by family at his home in Paso Robles. He was born in September 1938 in Bixby, Okla. He moved to San Luis Obispo when he was in junior high school and attended local schools, including San Luis Junior College and Cal Poly. He also served in The U.S. Army. Farrell married Cheryl Proud of San Luis Obispo on Dec. 18, 1965, and they had two sons and two daughters, all raised in San Luis Obispo County. He spent his life as a builder and local businessman. He loved his family, liked off-roading in his jeep and going to the lake. He donated his time to building and remodeling churches, worked with the Awana Program and led Bible studies in his home. Farrell is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl; daughters Cindy Franklin (John) and Julie Lopez (Ben); sons John Cummings (Heidi) and Jeff Cummings; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters Linda Layton, Janet Davis and Marilyn Sumpter. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert "Bob" Cummings and dear mother, Virginia Cummings of San Luis Obispo. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Paso Robles Bible Church, 2206 Golden Hill Road in Paso Robles. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast (805) 782-8608, and the Awana Clubs, care of Paso Robles Bible Church.



Fee, Roger

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Roger Fee Resident of San Francisco Passed away at his home in San Francisco Sunday morning, December 19, 2010. Music and The Performing Arts .....



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.



Frances Tygell

Frances Tygell, born Feb. 27, 1919, was ushered from this theatre's stage early on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, because she was always early!!!, Married to David Tygell for 50 precious, loving years, who continued his next heavenly Sierra Club hike 18 years earlier, she never loved another and was always reminded by Dave, "Franny, I Love You Madly!" Spontaneously dancing to Sinatra in their kitchen (black & white, of course!), rehearsing skits for PTA Camp Radford, shopping for bargains to immaculately attire Dave or impeccably accessorize herself, Fran was a fearless shopper, undaunted by crowds, discount debacles, or parking challenges! Paralleling Fran's adoration for Dave was her indefatigable and immense love for their daughter, Deby., Fran was cherished by her grandmother, who raised her in New York, along with her Aunt Essie, treasuring both her entire life. Her open minded and critical passion for performing arts, costuming, and daily appearances in a plethora of animal printed garments were all born from her childhood in the Bronx, excursions to NYC, and her uncanny visual memory., Fran was first employed as a sales clerk at Ruth Blank's New York dress shop, soon reveling on buying trips with her keen eye for color, style, and value. She later delighted in attractively adorning customers at Alexander's Department Store. After moving to California in the 1940 she worked enthusiastically and tirelessly at the May Company Gown Shop in Downtown Los Angeles. Creative, effervescent, selfless, funny, and chutzpah are just a taste of her infectious and charismatically cheerful personality traits. Along with her glamorous appearance, accompanied by a genuinely humble demeanor, Fran's trademark oversized 1970s tinted glasses were an icon of this beautifully spirited human being. Joyously ahead of her time, she inspired others with her attraction to and contagious, though critical appreciation for culturally diverse contemporary theatre, art, music, film, and dance. In the 1960s Fran accepted an invitation to work at the Max Factor Salon in Hollywood, carpooling with Dave who had continued to enjoy his accounting position at "the lipstick factory" where he had been hired more than a decade earlier. She could identify every actor and their most memorable performances along with the talent to sell ANYthing!, Fran could recall the precise shade of makeup to enhance and highlight their most flattering feature. Max went through many corporate incarnations and Fran became the "Docent with the Mosent" at the Max Factor Museum where she shared anecdotes with guests from throughout the globe. She knew every facet of the Factor Museum, which had its origins as a wig factory, and she was often resourced as an authority for reference books and special programs about the history of Hollywood's makeup industry., Fran never spoke negatively of anyone. She remembered everyone's birthday. She intuitively cared so deeply for her loved ones and NEVER wished to impose on a soul! She never asked for anything and wanted the best for EVERYone., In Fran's Spirit, please support the Performing and Fine Arts for current and future generations with a thoughtful gift to the: Ventura Education Partnership (VEP) ARTS PROGRAMS, 255 West Stanley Avenue, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93001;; 805-641-5000 ext. 1550 (tax deductible ID# 77-0141325) "Sing out Louise!" "Smile Baby!"



Frank Edward BELCHER

BELCHER, Frank Edward December 9, 1920- December 19, 2010 Frank Belcher, 90, died of natural causes in Rancho Palos Verdes. A native Californian, Frank served as a French translator in the First Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, landing at Omaha Beach D-Day + 1. He taught French at El Camino Junior College for 30 years, until his retirement in 1986. Passionate about classical music, history and Romance languages, he delighted in spending his free moments translating the letters of Pliny the Younger with one of his El Camino colleagues, Charles Donovan. On a lighter side, he frequently regaled his granddaughters Alexis and Lindsey with an infinite range of funny faces. Frank was predeceased by his son Jonathan and beloved wife Renee. He is survived by his daughter Claudia, his granddaughters Alexis and Lindsey, his great-granddaughter Stella, and his younger sisters Grace and Bernita.



Fred "Chick" Chigazola

Passed away on December 28, 2010, in Santa Rosa, CA, at the age of 91. Chick was born in Mobile, Alabama on October 2, 1919. After joining the U.S. Coast Guard at the age of 18, he proudly served his country as a radioman on both USCG ships and aircraft. Station assignments included Port Angeles, Washington, Annette Island, Alaska, and San Francisco, CA. It was during his assignment in San Francisco that he met his bride Doris Elaine Lybrand. Chick and Elaine lived in Millbrae, CA, Annette Island Alaska, and Port Angeles, WA, where he retired after 23 years in USCG. Following Chick's retirement, they moved the family to Citrus Heights, CA in 1962. Chick and Elaine were very active in community groups including the San Juan and Daylight Masonic Lodges and the Carmichael Elks Club. Chick and Elaine were married until 1998 when Elaine passed away. He remained in Citrus Heights enjoying his many friends and his music. Chick enjoyed a lifelong passion for music and played multiple instruments including the clarinet, saxophone, piccolo, and flute. He especially loved the sounds of Dixieland Jazz and Big Band Era. Chick was a member of multiple bands throughout his life, including the Sacramento Shrine Band. Most recently he played with the Capital City Concert Band in Sacramento, CA. Ham radio was another favorite hobby and daily activity. W6JWW had acquaintances around the world. His loving daughter Laureen Dunn predeceased Chick. He is survived by sons Robert Chigazola and his wife Frances of Somerset, CA, Don Chigazola and his wife Debbie of Santa Rosa, CA; and son-in-law Jerry Dunn of Sacramento, CA. Chick is also survived by grandchildren Stacy Ricks, Christopher McElroy, Cara Chigazola, Tony Chigazola, Angela Chigazola; and great-granddaughter Taylor Lani. A memorial to honor Chick's life will be planned for the later part of January in Sacramento, CA. In lieu of flowers, Chick requested that donations be made to the Shriner's Childrens' Hosptial in Sacramento, CA. Arrangements under the care of: SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN AND LANCE CHAPEL. 545-3747



Furnberg, Carlton Miles

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Carlton Furnberg Resident of Livermore On December 23, 2010, Carlton Furnberg passed away in his home at age 74. He had a forty year .....



GALLI, Lydia

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Lydia Marie Galli July 3, 1923 ~ Dec. 23, 2010 Resident of Stockton Lydia, 87, passed away after a yearlong battle with illness. Born ..... 



George Blythe Gray

George Blythe Gray Resident of Menlo Park, A celebration of the life of George Blythe Gray of Menlo Park will be held Thursday, January 6th, at 3:00 pm, in the Chapel at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, Bldg. 101, Palo Alto. George passed away on December 20th after being treated many years for heart disease. He was 63 years old and had joyously served as a volunteer for nearly 15 years at the Palo Alto VA Hospital Information Desk. He, too, was a veteran who had honorably served in Vietnam and Korea. He will be inurned at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA in a private service. George is survived by his life partner of nineteen years, Donna Marie Lee; two sons, Charles David Gray and Lary Donn Gray, and brother Marlin Heflin of Oklahoma; loving sisters, Sharon Brown of Arizona and Mary Garnica of Arkansas; as well as ?his honorary daughter? Tasha Lee McDonald of Monte Sereno; and three grandchildren. The family requests that any donations in his memory be made to the Disabled Veterans Association, the, , or a charity of your choice.



George KONO

KONO, George Funeral services for the 86-year old Salinas, CA born resident of Gardena, who passed away on December 18th, will be held on Saturday, January 8th, 4 P.M. at Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St. Gardena, CA 90247. He is survived by his beloved wife, Emiko Kono; children, Brian Kono, and Cheryl (Scott Song) Kono; grandchildren, Brandon and Jasmine Kono-Song; siblings, Hitoshi Kono and Sumi (James) Yakura; also survived by many other relatives. (213) 626-0441



George LAUBERT Jr.

LAUBERT, JR., George November 12, 1933-July 20, 2010 Funeral Services held Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. Forest Lawn Mortuary - Covina Hills. 



Gordon Hop

GORDON W. HOP Gordon W. Hop passed away peacefully December 26th, 2010 at his home in Sun City at the age of 69. After graduating from La Habra High, he served in the



Grace E. Walsh Peters

Private Memorial Services will be attended by family members only, a request made by Mom., Grace passed away peacefully on Friday, December 17, 2010 in Ventura, Calif., Grace was 88., She was born April 4, 1922, in Youngstown, Ohio, to William P. Walsh and Kathryn L. (Gillespie) Walsh. She graduated from South High in 1939. Moved to Arizona, where she fell in love and married Bob Peters. They moved to California in 1951 and lived in Oxnard, Calif. at Hollywood by the Sea., Grace loved the beach and by 1962, the family was still growing so they made their final move to Ventura in 1963 where they raised six children., She is survived by her sons, Rick (Margaret), Bob (Christine), Kim (Debra), and Kelly (Elizabeth-BJ) and daughters, Karen Peters Vandervort and Madelyn-Midge Peters Giles. Many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One brother, Charles Walsh. Grace was preceded in death by her husband Bob Peters, son-in-law, Dutch Vandervort, her parents and four siblings.



Hammond, Jo Ann Geraldine Quincy

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Jo Ann Geraldine Quincy Hammond VISTA -- Jo Ann Hammond passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010. Jo Ann is survived by her children, Debra ..... 



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 Basinger

Harold "Hal" Basinger, Resident of Felton, 78, died of leukemia on December, 9, 2010, at the VA Hospice in Palo Alto, CA. Hal was born August 28, 1932, in East St Louis, IL, the son of Eva and Russ Basinger. He grew up in Santa Cruz, graduating from Santa Cruz High School. After serving with the Marine Corps in Korea where he was awarded two, s, Hal went to college at San Jose State and then to work in management for various electronic companies, including FMC, Hewlett Packard, and Meridian Data. He and his first wife Laura lived in Felton with their three children. Laura Basinger died in 1987. Their son, Brian, died in 1989., Hal married his wife, Charlotte Basinger, in 1988 and thoroughly enjoyed traveling with her throughout the US and Europe, and delighted in entertaining friends and family at his and Charlotte's Felton home., Hal is survived by his wife Charlotte, his daughter Cheryl Basinger of Felton, his son and daughter-in-law Todd and Darlene Basinger of Boulder Creek, his grandson Thomas Basinger of Boulder Creek, stepson and daughter-in-law Paul Bahr and Dr. Catherine Hedden and their daughters, Elizabeth and Sharon, of Scotts Valley, a brother David Basinger of Kona, HI, and a sister Marilyn Tara of Aptos, as well as numerous nieces and nephew., Wonderfully kind and generous, with a terrific sense of humor, Hal loved and was loved by many people and greatly enjoyed being a grandparent., Military Honors will be bestowed at graveside services at Felton Cemetery, Felton-Empire Road on Friday, August 26, 2011., Contributions may be made to the Palo Alto VA Hospice, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA or to your local Leukemia Society.



Harry Woodrow Cash

Harry W. Cash, 96, of Los Osos, was born in Carthage, Ark., in June 1914, and died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. He came to California in 1937 and worked as the produce buyer for Safeway stores until 1952. He then went to work with The Hartford Insurance Company as a claims supervisor of foreign claims. For this job, he had gone back to school at Southwestern University Law School in Los Angeles, where he earned his law degree. He retired from The Hartford in 1977. After he retired, Harry and his wife, Mary-Esther Hentschke Cash, moved from South Pasadena to Los Osos. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in South Pasadena and the Congregational Church in San Luis Obispo. Harry is survived by his wife, Mary-Esther; daughter, Melora Nichols of Atascadero; and granddaughter, Rhiannon Carroll of San Luis Obispo. There will be no services.



Helen Delores Phillips

Helen Delores Phillips 88 Passed away December 28, 2010 at her residence. She was a homemaker and resident of Yuba and Sutter for forty five years. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by her sons, Fred Duncan (Lois), and David Keeth, daughter, Andera Taylor, grandchildren, Rick Duncan, Lori Blank, Dana Peterson, Sherry Durham Ulrich, Brandy Woodraska and several great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Dewey W. Keeth and Leonard A. Phillips and brother, Jack Cooper. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Sutter Cemetery. With Fr. Cormac Lacre, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel Memorials to Sutter North Hospice, 40 Plumas Blvd., YC. Send Condolences to



Herbert Charles Thomas

Herbert Charles Thomas of Vacaville passed away Wednesday in Sacramento at the age of 62., Herbert was born in Middletown, Ohio, to Paul and Minnie Thomas., Herbert served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 16, 1966, to Oct. 15, 1968. His military service included: Vietnam service for one year, one month and 11 days, heavy vehicle driver carrying Nitroglycerin, Co. D 36th Engineer Battalion Construction, Co. D 69th Engineer Battalion Construction USAR PAC, Corps III Ð Vung Tau, Vietnam, Corps IV Ð Can Tho & Soc Trang, Vietnam. Medals awarded: National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter M-14, Marksman Rifle M-16, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal., Herbert loved to drive. He had driven a truck since he was 12 years old and for the past 15 years had been employed as a driver for Basalite Concrete Products of Dixon. He also enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, square dancing and round dancing., Survivors include his wife, Fran; children, Sonia Rene Thomas (Chris) Potter of Alabama and Bobby Lee Thomas of Colorado; stepchildren, Ross Franklin (Sheila) Ridler of Kentucky and Rod Glen (Kathy) Ridler of California; two granddaughters; three step-granddaughters; three step-great-granddaughters; brothers, George Michael (Charlene) Thomas of Ohio and Ronald William (Alice) Thomas of Ohio; six nieces; five nephews; eight great-nieces; 10 great-nephews; nine great-great-nieces and 11 great-great-nephews., He was preceded in death by parents, Paul Vincent Thomas and Minnie Mable Knott; brothers, Paul Robert (Cora)Thomas and Carl Eugene (Carolyn) Thomas; and sister, Mary Bertha Branham., A service will be held Friday, Dec. 31 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacramen- to Valley National Cemetery. Contributions can be made to , 1102 17th Ave., S No. 304, Nashville TN 37212-2208., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, online guest book www.mccunechapel .com.,



Herbert E. Thomas

Herbert E. Thomas, 62, of Vacaville, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22, in Sacramento. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Dec. 19, 1948. Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army., Services will be held at a later date. 



Hildegard Lewis

Hildegard Lewis Born in Koblenz, Germany, on March 23, 1915, Hilde Jordan Lewis passed away peacefully on December 15, 2010, with friends and family by her side. In 1939 at the age of 24, Hilde left Germany to establish a new life in America. She became a U.S. citizen and received her Masters in Social Work at Columbia University. She began work as a social worker, working for the Veterans Administration. There she began a lifetime career that gave her the opportunity to help others. In 1949, she moved to Israel to join her sister Carry (may she rest in peace). Their brother Fritz had been killed the previous year in the Israeli independence war. After working for five years in Israel as a social worker specializing in chronic diseases, she decided to move back to the U.S., rejoining the Veterans Administration in Oakland, CA. Hilde created a life full of friends and her passions. In 1966, she married Reinhard Lewis, and they enjoyed the next thirty years together. Hilde and Reinhard were known for their entertaining, traveling, telling stories to each other, and reading. Up until the day of her passing, she read ferociously, and always had an opinion and theory that she wished to discuss! Hilde will be vividly remembered by friends and family alike. As Hilde's grandniece, Ornit Sagy, of Israel, reflects, "It was always nice to come visit in Berkeley. I remember having a Passover Seder at her house. After returning to Israel, we would speak on the phone and exchange letters. Hilde, it was always nice to hear your voice or get a letter; you were always so optimistic." And Hilde's granddaughter, Bettina Lewis, reflects, "Hilde's concern and interest in the world around her was a great source of inspiration for many." Memorial donations may be made to Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 629, New York, NY 10027 or Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism, PO Box 2777, Berkeley, CA 94702.



Hiroshi Taniguchi

No Description Available! 



Honofre Mendoza

No Description Available! 



Hugh B. Davies

Hugh B. Davies, 87, of Oxnard, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at his home following a long illness., Hugh was born Aug. 30, 1923 in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, and he was a Ventura County resident for the past 15 years coming from Granada Hills., Hugh was a hero of freedom. He joined the Royal Canadian Airforce in 1943 and trained in a Tiger Moth, a two-seat, single engine biplane. He was trained as a gunner, and later a radio operator for the Halifax Bomber and served with the 76th Air Squadron flying missions over France and Germany., He was a longtime Ham Radio operator and an active volunteer for food share. Hugh moved to California in 1950 and began a distinguished 37-year career for Capitol Records as a recording engineer., He won two Grammy Awards; one for Glenn Campbell, Wichita Lineman, and the other for Laurindo Almeida, The Exodus. When the Beatles played the Hollywood Bowl in 1964, Capitol Records sent their best man, Hugh Davies, to do the sound engineering. Hugh retired from Capitol Records in 1985 and then worked for five more years for Harmonial Mundi., Over the years in his career Hugh was the recording engineer for many world famous artists including: Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr., Glen Campbell, Nelson Riddlr, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Buck Owens, Helen Reddy, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Gram Parsons, and the Beach Boys., Hugh is survived by his life partner, Fay Owen of Oxnard; sons, Sherwood Davies and his wife Cathryn of Newbury Park, Christopher Davies and his wife Tara of Granada Hills; daughter, Maya Lukacs and her husband Karoly of Oakland; grandchildren, Michelle, Kailie, Lilla, and Nina., Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 21, and burial followed at Oak Wood Cemetery, Chatsworth. Hugh was entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623.



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



Irving Chee Shirley

Irving Chee Shirley, 90, passed peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 23, at David Grant Medical Center., A burial will be Friday, Dec. 31, at Deer Springs, Ariz., on the Navajo Reservation in the family cemetery.




No Description Available! 




JERRY J. DEANGELIS JR. A resident of Rialto, CA, for 30 years, passed away December 27, 2010, due to heart failure. He was 64. Jerry was born August 27, 1946. He served in the




HOWARD, JIMMIE, L. Jimmie passed away suddenly from heart failure on Christmas morning, 2010. Born October 2, 1951, in San Diego, CA, he was one of seven children of Jimmie and Theresa Howard. Jimmie was a lettered athlete at Point Loma HS. He met Colette Jaggard while working at his first job, John Hine Pontiac, in 1972, and they married in 1975. They were blessed with a daughter, Nicole. Jimmie had a warm heart and greeted all who entered his home with a smile. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Jimmie is survived by his wife Colette, daughter Nicole, sisters Yvette, Yvonne, Barbara, Linette, Darlene and brother Joseph, seven nephews, one niece and too many loving friends to mention here. A memorial service for Jim will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Jimmie E. HOWARD, (DDG-83), named for his father, a Marine Corps Medal Of Honor recipient. All Persons wishing to attend the memorial aboard the ship at the 32nd Naval Base, must pre-register their car in advance. Send an email to: no later than January 3, 2011, for information.




BUSO, JOHN "RITCHY" Native of San Diego, CA June 17, 1949 - Dec. 26, 2010 Jan. 7, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. El Camino Memorial La Mesa Chapel 619-466-3297




BONNER, JOHN P. of San Diego Dec 16, 1938-Dec 29, 2010 Graveside Service 02/02 @10AM Ft. Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101



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



Jack Tracy

With a career in jazz music that spanned six decades, Jack Tracy died on December 21st of heart failure in the midst of friends and family in the small town of Nooksack, WA., He will be missed by his many friends in Hueneme Bay and the Seasoned Players readers theater., Editor of Down Beat magazine from 1953-58, he left the magazine business to produce for the Mercury, Argo, Limelight, and Liberty record labels., In 1959, he worked for record mogul Leonard Chess., In 1961, Quincy Jones convinced him to rejoin Mercury as an A&R man. Artists he worked with included Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Roland Kirk, Woody Herman, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Del Close and Chicago's Second City, Harry Nilsson, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, and Terry Gibbs., Known for his wit and stories, he collaborated on an anecdotal memoir of jazz humor, Laughter from the Hip, in 1963., He is survived by his children: Michael, San Francisco, CA, Timothy (Becky Johns), Everson, WA and Christine (Richard) Harrison, Las Vegas, NV, his cherished granddaughters: Cote Anne Tracy and Lisa Harrison; and the distinctly American form of music which refuses to die: jazz., The family requests that instead of flowers, well-wishers go out and do something nice for jazz. Sharing: Facebook Jack Lee Tracy and



Jack Wolfe

Jack Wolfe of Grover Beach was born in March 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and went to heaven at 2:43 p.m. Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. He was a Merchant Marine and also served in the U.S. Army during, . Jack was a proud iron worker for 60 years. The highlight of his career was when he worked on the Ramon Air Base in Israel for three years. He was an adventurer and traveled the world seven times. He treasured life and was our hero. Jack is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn; daughters Susan Brotze of Atascadero and Lynda Fleming of Texas; two stepsons Loren and Daryl Hennick of Utah; grandsons Joey Heaslet of Cayucos and Jack Heaslet of San Luis Obispo; several grandchildren; and a great-grandson, Jack Joseph Heaslet. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



Jacqualine Swen MERRY

No Description Available! 



James Bartlett

James William Bartlett James William Bartlett was born January 28, 1954 to Richard and Rosemary Reilly Bartlett in Great Falls, Montana. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on December 15, 2010, in Lompoc. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Jim moved to Lompoc in 1979. He had a love for animals, racecars and science. He enjoyed meeting new people. He was married September 18, 1982 to Suzett Wilie. They have two children, Eric Bartlett and his wife Cate and Kathleen Ruiz and her husband Carlos. He has two granddaughters Tesha and Jazmin, two step grandsons Carlos and Christopher and one step great grandson Ethan. He has numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his brother Paul and his mother. He has three living sisters, Rachel, Diane and Sue Sue as well as a brother Eddie who is still living. Jim had previously worked at Vandenberg Air Force Base in the 392nd Communications Squadron through Civil Service. He had a love for adventure as he had skateboarded, hang-glided and many other things that most thought impossible for him with his lack of limbs. He was the first American to have hand controls in a Corvette. He had a love for God and was baptized two years ago. The Celebration of Life Service will be at First Southern Baptist Church, 1009 East Pine Street in Lompoc on January 8, 2011 at 2 pm. All are welcome.



James Boone Willmott

James Boone Willmott, 85, was born in Pasadena, Calif., in March 1925, and passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at a local care center, with his daughter by his side. He was raised in Altadena, Calif., and attended local schools. In 1943, he enlisted in the, and was a proud Seabee until his honorable discharge in 1946. Jim married the love of his life, Helen Sinclair, on Dec. 4, 1948. They made their first home in Glendora, where they were blessed with a daughter and son. In 1962, the family moved to Arroyo Grande and established their beloved permanent home. Jim was employed by General Telephone, which later became Verizon, for almost 40 years, until he retired in 1988. In retirement, Jim began actively pursuing his life-long passion for hiking and backpacking, both locally, in the High Sierra Mountain Range, the Grand Canyon and where ever he traveled. He was 75 years young on his tenth and final summit of Mt. Whitney. Each Sunday, Jim could be found hiking the Valencia Peak Trail in Montana de Oro State Park. He had completed over 460 hikes in the Montana de Oro area by 2008. Jim never met a stranger. He was vitally interested in each new acquaintance, all of whom enriched his life with their own stories. He was a devoted husband and caring father, a super, hands-on "Gramps" and a proud great-grandpa. He leaves behind a huge legacy of pro-active love, respect, tolerance, intelligence and an unwavering faith in God. Jim was a member of the Sierra Club, The High Sierra Trail Crew, Shane''s Gang, the local Ham Radio Net and Grace Bible Church. Our family extends profound thanks to Stephen Hilty M.D. and his nurse, Dana, who kindly provided their medical expertise in the years following Jim''s stroke. In addition, we are immensely grateful for the caring staff of Gentiva Home Health and Hospice Partners of the Central Coast. To the RNs, LVNs and CNAs on Station Three at Cabrillo Care Center, we will never forget the compassionate care you provided during Jim''s brief stay. In addition to his loving wife of 62 years, Helen, Jim is survived by his daughter, Ginny Conrow (Mike) of Arroyo Grande; son, James Willmott (Janine) of Redding, Calif.; granddaughters Rebecca Bayles (Aaron) of Ardmore, Pa., and Laura Liskey (Patrick) of Fullerton, Calif; grandson, Alan Conrow (Meredith) of South Lyon, Mich.; and great-granddaughters Adeline Elizabeth and Evelyn Ruth Conrow of South Lyon He is further survived by his sister, Mary Munson (Morris) of San Jose, Calif.; sister-in-law, Barbara Robertson of Newport Beach, Calif.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Margaret Ontiveros of North Tacoma, Wash.; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Grace Bible Church, 100 Rodeo Dr. in Arroyo Grande. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or a favorite charity. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



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 Paul Schupp

Schupp, James Paul May 5, 1933 - December 26, 2010 Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jim graduated from South Division High School and Wisconsin State College. He served in the Army Counter-Intelligence Corp from 1955-1957 then joined Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company where he was a manager for 33 years after which he returned to his first love as substitute teacher at Whitefish Bay Middle School. After moving to Los Angeles in 1996, Jim spent his retirement in service to others; past secretary, treasurer and co-president of the Los Angeles Garden Club; volunteer and former board member, Los Feliz Improvement Association; library volunteer, John Marshall High School; tutor, Reading is Fun program. Jim will be remembered with love and gratitude by his many friends and family: wife Kathleen Byrnes; children Thomas Schupp, Lisa Milton, Susan Lauwers, Sarah Byrnes; grandchildren Bianca, Ryan, Michael, Ben, Sofia, Arleigh, Manning; and great-granddaughters Tessa and Eliana. There will be a Celebration of Life open house January 16, 1-5pm, 3010 Castle Street, Los Angeles. Donations to the following are appreciated: Burbank Animal Shelter; Los Angeles Mission; and John Marshall High School Academic Decathlon. Jim will be long remembered for his humor, intelligence and deep caring and his life-long commitment to the Green Bay Packers, Delta Sigma Kappa fraternity, and liberal political and social causes.



James W. Lewis Jr.

Jim joined the Navy in March, 1963, and spent 23 years in the service until he retired to Vacaville with his family., He spent the last 14 years as an employee of U.C. Davis., Jim will be remembered by his loving wife of 38 years, Marcia; their children, John (Laurie), Doug (Kathy), Yvonne and Hallie; his mother, Joy; his sisters, Carol and Connie; brother, Donald; and nine grandchildren., He is preceded in death by his father, James Lewis; and his children, Daniel and Theresa., Jim's hobbies included bowling, woodwork and hunting, but above all, he enjoyed time spent with his family., Friends and family are invited to attend services on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 3 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home in Vacaville., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Visit our guest book at, 455-7700.,



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.



Jeannette Woolf

Jeannette Woolf was President of "Diamonds of the Desert" for the City of Hope. She was a member of Canyon Country Club, an avid tennis player and golfer. She lived life to the fullest. Jeannette will always be remembered as my beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was endeared by family and friends. Jeannette will never be forgotten. Don Woolf



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.



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 Bean

Jim Bean, age 45, of Southbury, died peacefully Friday, December 31, 2010 at his home after a courageous battle with ALS. He was the loving husband of Kelly Turner Bean and the adoring father of Kelsey and Sam. Jim was born July 11, 1965 in New Haven, the son of Richard and Joanne Bean of Wallingford. He was also survived by his sister Lori Bean Hoelscher and her husband, Mike and his brothers Rick and Jeff and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, his family by marriage, friends and former colleagues. Jim was a 1983 graduate of Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford and 1987 graduate of Denison University in Ohio. While at Denison, he made his mark as a national-level champion diver, runner and pole-vaulter. After graduation, he was happy to leave the cold behind and move to the warm, sunny climate of Los Angeles, California. There he met his wife, Kelly and they returned to Connecticut in 1991. Jim worked as a software developer for several companies, including Duracell, Waldenbooks, and most recently, The Entrepreneurs Source in Southbury. A big part of Jim's life was spent with his family and friends on Lake Lillinonah. A perfect day for him was waterskiing and wakeboarding in the early morning with his "crew," spending the afternoon on the boat with his kids & their friends, teaching them to ski or encouraging his kids to learn "new tricks" and then ending the day at the beach with a bonfire. He also enjoyed dirt-biking, quad-riding, guitar playing, and anything to do with his children. Jim was a unique person who lived life fully in every aspect. Calling hours will take place Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. S, Southbury. Jim's philosophy was to always dress comfortably - for him that was sweats -- so in this spirit, please wear whatever you find most comfortable. In lieu of donations, we, Jim's family, would like to have you live your lives as he did: making the most of every moment and making a difference in every life you touch. The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. North is in charge of arrangements. To place an online condolence, visit



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!



John Brecker Tomasini

At his request there will be no formal services for John Brecker Tomasini, 70, of Vacaville. Mr. Tomasini passed away on Dec. 24, in Martinez. He was born in Connecticut on March 3, 1940. Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,, , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



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 Geo Star 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; nephew Tom Hopper of Atlanta Georgia, and niece Laura Quinlan of San Diego. A memorial service will be held for John on Thursday January 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Eggen and Lance Chapel 5014 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA. Donations to be made to the Santa Rosa Garden Club. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 707-545-3737



John F. Damiano

JOHN F. DAMIANO John Damiano, aged 64, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2010 in Fresno. He was born and raised in Turlock, CA. He served in the Air Force for 6 years, working in seismic intelligence in Denver, Sacramento, and Spain. He moved to Madera 33 years ago to begin a career in avionics, which led him to getting his pilot's license for airplanes and helicopters and opening Transierra Technology, an avionics business at Madera Airport. He loved his family, friends, electronics, and machines. He enjoyed travel, amateur radio, photography, scuba diving, and many motorcycle and flying adventures, including competing in motorcycle competitions in Spain and flying doctors to Mexico to work in medical clinics. John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anita Damiano of Madera, his daughter Lori Damiano of Portland, OR, his son Nick Damiano and his wife Rocio of Austin, TX, his mother Marion Damiano and sister Kathy Tucker of Turlock, CA, his brother Jamie Damiano and his wife Lura of Fort Bragg, CA. The Rosary will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at Jay Chapel in Madera. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Madera. Services conclude at the church. The family requests that remembrances in his honor be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 340 West Fallbrook Avenue, Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711 Jay Chapel Madera, California in charge of arrangements.



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 J. Winger

JOHN J. WINGER FEB 28, 1913 - DEC 26, 2010 John Winger was born in Twin Falls, Idaho and traveled as a young child with his family to the Central Valley of California where they eventually settled in the Riverbank area. John attended Riverbank schools where he met Vera Day. They fell in love and married in 1937 before moving to Venice, California where John worked as a draftsman for Douglas Aircraft in the production of planes for the war effort. Two daughters were born to John and Vera, Fay Dunbar and Pat Jackson. Following the war, the family returned to Modesto where John was warehouse manager and chief machinist at area canneries. He is remembered by his three granddaughters: Gretchen Van Male (Bow, Washington), Stacy Dunbar (El Cerrito, California) and Lisa Goerlich (Sacramento, California). John is predeceased by his wife, Vera, his brothers Harold and Elmer Winger and his three sisters Edith Corson, Helen Welch and Ruth Gospe. John is also predeceased by his second wife, Mary Andrade Winger. John was a 60 year member of Riverbank Masonic Lodge #459. Throughout his long retirement, John enjoyed gardening, travel, camping, boating, fishing and helping anyone who needed his many talents. He donated many interesting pieces to the Historical Society of Riverbank and was a docent as well. John remained active and was the center of his family. Interment will be at Acacia Cemetery on January 4 in a simple graveside ceremony.



John Lipscomb

No Description Available! 



John O. "Jack" Schmidt

John O. "Jack" Schmidt passed away this month just a few weeks before his 90th birthday. He had been a four-year resident of Sunrise Assisted Living of Hermosa Beach, where he died in hospice care. Born in 1921 in Terre Haute, IN, Jack moved by train to Los Angeles as a young boy with his mother, aunt and sisters. Jack met Gloria Schwartz at L.A. High School; they were married in 1941 and celebrated their 64th anniversary together. In September of 1943, Jack began work in Torrance at Pacific Smelting Co., where he became vice president of production and worked for 35 years. Jack was a



Joseph Bieri

Joseph Thomas Bieri July 27, 1921 - Dec. 23, 2010 A respected member of the Bay Area Swiss community and loving father, grandfather and uncle quietly passed away at home, in the loving arms of his family on December 23, 2010. A longtime resident of San Francisco, Joe served as president and honorary member of the Swiss Club Tell and as two-term president and trustee of the United Swiss Society. He was also an honorary member and past president of the Swiss Benevolent Society from 1974 to 1980, past president and secretary/treasurer of the San Francisco Gruetli Society, life member of the Alpler Gruppe at the Newark Swiss Park and member/treasurer of the Pro Ticino of Northern California. He was also honored as the Outstanding Swiss Citizen by the International Institute of the East Bay and was a supporting member of the Swiss Singing Society. Joe, an avid soccer player and coach, was a member of the Swiss Athletic Club and delegate to the United Swiss Society. He served as a past vice president of the San Francisco Soccer League, soccer coach for Corpus Christi Elementary School, sports director and secretary of the A.A.C. Teutonia Soccer Club, member of the Disciplinary Committee of the San Francisco Soccer Football League and Hall of Fame member of the California Soccer Association North. Joe was preceded in death by his dear wife of 34 years, Alice, brother Adolph, son-in-law Steven Glatt and companion Louise Hicken. Joe is survived by son Thomas Bieri (Nancy), daughter Linda Glatt (Joe Haley), grandchildren Michelle Glatt and Daniel Bieri, nephews Karli Bieri and Rodney Lemeni, niece Rosemarie Walwyn and sister-in-law Rose Lemeni. Friends are invited to a memorial service on January 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 62 Santa Rosa Ave., San Francisco. A reception will follow at the Italian American Social Club, 25 Russia Ave., San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite charity.



Joseph Grassi

Joseph A. Grassi, Resident of Pacifica, Nov. 4, 1922 - Dec. 9, 2010, Son of the late Joseph and Marie DiNunzio Grassi, our beloved Joseph passed peacefully while his wife Carolyn was with him and is deeply mourned by her, sons Peter, Eddie & Alisa, grandchildren Madeline & Ethan, sister Emily Walsh, brother Peter Grassi and many relatives and friends. Professor emeritus of Religiou Studies at Santa Clara University, former Scripture teacher of Maryknoll seminarians, author of over 20 books, founder of Skip-A-Meal program for the hungry, member of Catholic Biblical Society ect., educated at Manhattan College, Maryknoll, the Pontifical Gregorian & Biblical Institutes in Rome, serving the poor in Guatemala for 3 years, a funeral Mass will be Jan. 15 at 1:30 pm in the Mission Church, SCU campus.



Josephine Antoinette Estill

Jo Estill, an American pioneer in voice research and training, died peacefully on December 9, 2010 in Santa Rosa, California. She is survived by daughter Alice Estill Miller, son-in-law Vernon J. Miller; granddaughter, Kelsey Diane Miller; brother, Dan Vadala of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and his family. She also leaves the legacy of Estill Voice Training tm , with over 150 certified voice teachers worldwide. Josephine Antoinette Vadala was born on April 25, 1921, in Donora, Pennsylvania. She was the first child of Joseph and Margaret (nee Fresa) Vadala. In her youth, she sang professionally in Pittsburgh for radio station KQV, attended Oberlin Conservatory and then moved to Pasadena, California. From 1940-1947, she sang for the CBS Radio Network in Hollywood. Josephine moved to Colorado Springs for further voice studies and subsequently married local businessman and arts enthusiast, Thomas O. Estill. In 1949, they had daughter, Alice Antoinette Estill. Soon thereafter, she launched a European solo concert tour. Although she received stellar reviews, her tour was cut short by her husband's heart attack in 1954. They later divorced in 1957. "Josie" continued to solo with the Colorado Springs Chorale, Air Force Academy Chorus, Colorado Springs Symphony and Colorado Springs Opera. In 1966, as Adjunct Voice Instructor with the Colorado College Music Department, Jo discovered a need for quality vocal education materials that planted the seeds for the future of Estill Voice Training tm . In 1969, Jo received a BA in Liberal Arts from Colorado College. In 1971, she obtained an MA in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University. From 1972-1979, Jo was employed as a research associate in the Department of Otolaryngology, at the Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York. Jo then completed PhD course work at City University of New York, and continued formulating the revolutionary 'Estill Voice Model.' Based in Manhattan, she worked on a variety of research projects with key leaders in the fields of voice science all over the world publishing over 40 technical articles. She concurrently taught seminars for performers and others in her voice method which transformed sophisticated research concepts into accessible and meaningful vocal exercises. She often used videos, laboratory data and later endoscopy of the students' own vocal tracts to improve their understanding and provide them with useful feedback. Jo's success in teaching and research led to her founding 'Estill Voice Training Systems LLC' in 1992. At the age of 82, she retired. Devoted students came to celebrate her work in what became the First Estill World Voice Symposium. In June 2004, the business was sold to a partnership known today as Estill Voice International, LLC. Estill was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia and named Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. In retirement, she continued to be a secondary author on scientific papers, led sing-along groups for seniors and made quilts. A memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m. January 8, 2011 at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, (707-525-3730). A second service is planned for 10:00 a.m. January 15, 2011 at Shove Chapel, Colorado College, 1010 North Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903, (719-389-6607). Instead of flowers, the family urges donations to the non-profit Estill Education Fund, c/o Estill Voice International, 55 Standish Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 at The Fund provides scholarships, supports voice research and educational materials for voice training.



Josephine Klivans

Jo was born in March 1929 in Queens, N.Y., and died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. She was raised in New York, spent 25 years in Southern California and has been a resident of the Central Coast for 28 years. She worked in retail sales and interior design. Jo is survived by daughters Angie Vitale, Rachael Stutzman (Bob) and Marie McMillen; brother, Carlo Alfano (Joyce); grandchildren Stephanie Pintello, Carl A. Foisy (Nicole), Antoinette McMillen, Matthew Stutzman, Ross Klivans and Brett Kilvans; and great-grandson, Carson A. Foisy. She was preceded in death by her father, Dominick Alfano in 1971; mother, Anna Alfano in 1982; and husband, Harvey Klivans in 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



Juan Morano

Juan Maya Morano June 24, 1918 - Dec. 17, 2010 San Jose, Juan ?John? Maya Morano, resident of San Jose, passed away in peaceful dignity at the Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March, he showed resilience, determination and grace til the very end fighting Parkinson?s disease complicated by hypertension, renal failure, and pneumonia. Born in Sta.Cruz, Zambales,Philippines, he enlisted in the US Army where he was a military engineer,retired in 1972 as 1st Lt.Received his BSBA from the College of Notre Dame, Belmont. He was a member of the American Legion Post 714, Knights of Columbus, Military Officers Assoc.,AUSA,DAV, and, ,the Sampaguita Seniors Club, a founder and president of the Eastside Neighborhood Seniors Club; was a Board member of the FILCOM of Santa Clara Cty, and the Maharlika Lion?s Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Conchita Quintero Morano and brothers Lorenzo,Remigio and Luis Morano. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years Rebecca Quintero Palos Morano; devoted children, Gloria Morano Miranda ,(Flo D. Miranda), Juan Morano Jr, (Evelyn Valdez) of San Diego and Josephine Morano Alvaro (Ray) of San Jose; grandchildren Esther Miranda Halverson (Lee) of Danville, Lisa M. Donovan and Eric Miranda of San Jose, Robert Morano of Australia and John Morano of San Diego. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Miranda Kaile Halverson and Zachary Lee Halverson. Also survived by esteemed nephews Orcino and Tony Morano and niece Vina Rosal. He will be missed by all who knew him for his gentle manner and generous loving spirit. Family and friends are invited to a vistation, Tuesday Jan.4 from 3PM-9PM. Vigil Service at 7PM at Darling-Fischer Garden Chapel,471 E.Santa Clara St. Celebration Mass at St.Francis of Assisi Catholic Church,5111 San Felipe Rd,San Jose followed by Internment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery,22555 Cristo Rey Rd,Los Altos.



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 Huber

No Description Available! 



Julie Campitelli

Julie Diane Campitelli Julie Diane Campitelli passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2010, after a long, heroic battle of dealing with the complications due to her Diabetes. Born July 7, 1956, she attended Harding School, La Cumbre Jr. HS, and graduated in 1974 from Santa Barbara High School. Julie worked for many years in food service and within the banking business. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews, and watching their sporting events. She is preceded in death by her father, Carlo Ralph Campitelli. Survivors include her mother Angie Campitelli, her brothers, John, Ralph, Richard, Mike and Bobby Campitelli, and her sisters, Jeannie Alonzo, Linda Shipley and Susie Hatcher, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Church services will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 2 pm, at the Four Square Church, in Lompoc, California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the , P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.




Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Olga Kendall Jan. 9, 1914 ~- Dec. 24, 2010 Resident of Alameda A native of San Francisco and resident of Alameda, Olga passed away ..... 




No Description Available! 



Katy Mae Reich

Sunday, January 2, 2011 3:00 AM 




Kaye Collins Sackett

Sackett, Kaye Collins November 11, 1923 - December 8, 2010 Kaye Collins Sackett lost her battle with kidney cancer at the age of 87 at her home in Pasadena, California. Kaye was born in Wylie, Texas where she lived until she and her mother moved to California during World War II. Kaye had four brothers, Millard, Dillard, Ed, and A.V. Kaye was the director of Merryland Preschool from 1967 to 1988. Kaye became a real estate agent and assistant and worked until 2005. Kaye is survived by her husband, Bill, two sons, Bob and Rick, her daughter, Pam. five grandchildren, and four great granchildren. Her family attended Holliston Methodist Church in Pasadena where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011. Donations should be made to the City of Hope at or The Convalescent Aid Society at



Kimberley Lucaste

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



Kristi Crawshaw Olson

KRISTI CRAWSHAW OLSON SEP 29, 1968 - DEC 28, 2010 Kristi Crawshaw Olson of Modesto passed away on December 28, 2010. She was surrounded by her family, peaceful, and looked beautiful. As a lifelong Modesto resident, she experienced growing up with her sisters and many cousins on her grandparents' farms, camping with her family, swimming in the hot valley summers, and embracing life in her own passionate and fierce way. She was employed by Stanislaus County. Her greatest accomplishments and joy are her beautiful daughters, Arianna and Adison. In addition to her daughters, she is survived by her loving and devoted parents, Gary and Maria Crawshaw of Columbia, her sisters Renee Crawshaw of San Francisco, Kelli Crawshaw and nephew Kai of Aptos, countless cousins, family, friends, and her beloved dog, Komi. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 1:00pm at the Charity Way Ballroom at the Modesto Elks' Lodge, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. A college trust fund has been arranged for her daughters: Wells Fargo Bank, Kristi Crawshaw-Olson Memorial Fund. #3165053608



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.



Laura (Bonanno) Yrigollen

No Description Available! 



Lawrence D. "Larry" Thomas

No Description Available! 



Lawrence Donald Sayre

Passed peacefully from this life at 5:46 p.m. on December 21st, 2010 in Petaluma with his son Mathew by his side following an unsuccessful recovery from a severe stroke suffered last spring. Lawrence was born in San Francisco on September 4th, 1946 to Donald Ray and Marie Ingeborg Sayre. Serving in the Navy aboard the USS Nespelen in the middle 1960s, he returned to the Bay Area to pursue careers in various fields ranging from tow truck driving, to software production, and coaching youth sports. A lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers teams, he eventually discovered his true passion for baseball umpiring and in his later years of life, photography. Lawrence will be dearly missed for his humor, his friendly and outgoing nature, and his love of meaningful, passionate conversation. He is survived by his three grown sons Lawrence Stewart of Virginia Beach, Mathew David of Windsor/San Francisco, Andrew Steven of West Palm Beach; as well as his two grandsons Jack Isaac and Evan Daniel, also of Virginia Beach. We love you dad and we will miss you everyday. Lawrence will be fondly remembered at Adobe Creek Funeral Home in Petaluma, CA on January 7th, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma CA 94952. Arrangements under direction of: ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME



Leah (Wehrkamp) Steinocher

46 of Santa Rosa, passed away suddenly and peacefully into the loving arms of God on December 11, 2010. She was in a Hospice Center with family and Father Larry at her side. She is the only child of Gail (Decker-Wehrkamp) Robison of CA. and her dad, Gary Wehrkamp of NV. She was loved and cared for by a wonderful step-father, Chet Robison, Gail's husband of almost 32 years. Leah's parents families, the Decker's and Wehrkamps are all residents of Watertown, SD. Leah was born in December in Santa Rosa. She graduated from Montgomery High School and Santa Rosa School of Cosmetology. She loved the profession and everyone who met her, loved her beautiful smile and kind, giving heart. She loved her family and cared for others before herself. Leah is survived by her mother, Gail and loving step-father Chet Robison of Pismo Beach, CA; father Gary Wehrkamp of Las Vegas; two beautiful children, Daniel and Shelby of Santa Rosa. She loved them deeply and they loved her "from here to eternity." Also survived by her aunt Carol (Wehrkamp) Koch; her cousin, Jody (Koch) Walsh; and Gail's aunt Audrey Sweet all of Watertown, SD; along with many aunt, uncles and cousins in several states. Also survived by Rick Robison and Shelly (Robison) Sourek of Santa Rosa. We will all miss her. She will be held in all our hearts and comforted knowing she is without suffering as expressed in our Christian faith that all believers in Jesus shall live with our Lord Jesus forever! Leah was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Albert and Grace Coon, grandparents, Eugene and Betty Decker and grandparents, Art & Iola Wehrkamp. A graveside service is pending for July 2011 during a family reunion. Leah was laid to rest between Gail's parents, Eugene and Betty Decker, and Leah's maternal grandparents at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown, SD., on her birthday, December 30, 2010.



Leslie Ernest Johnson

LESLIE ERNEST JOHNSON MAR 1917 ~ DEC 2010 Leslie Johnson, 93, of Turlock died peacefully at home with devoted family by his side. Leslie was born in Newman Grove, NE to the late Oscar and Fairy Johnson. He graduated from Newman Grove High School and worked on the family farm before moving to Turlock, CA. Leslie worked in various farming positions until his enlistment in the US Army in 1942. He served as a Sergeant in four campaigns in the Pacific during, until his return in 1945. Upon returning to Turlock, he worked for Hartvickson's Poultry Transportation and then met the love of his life, Pauline Grubb. They married on August 8, 1947, sharing 63 years together and two wonderful children, Jennifer and Jeffrey. Leslie was a loving, devoted husband, brother, father and grandfather who took pride in all of his family. He was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, serving in many capacities of the church community. Leslie was predeceased by four brothers Harlan, Floyd, Virgil, and Noah and three sisters Irene, Norma and Leona. He is survived by his loving wife Pauline, children Jennifer (Ferry) of Turlock, Jeffrey and his wife Ellen of New Jersey, grandchildren Ryan Ferry and his wife Raquel, Erin and Katie Johnson. He will also be missed by many other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held on January 8, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Flowers Mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park with a private family graveside service to follow. Arrangements are being made by Allen Mortuary, Turlock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 640 Minaret Ave, Turlock, CA 95380 or Hospice of Emanuel, 825 Delbon Ave, Turlock, CA 95382. On-line condolences may be made to, ALLEN MORTUARY



Lewis, Margaret (Maggie)

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Margaret (Maggie) Lewis May 4, 1929 - Dec. 22, 2010 Long time Fremont Resident Margaret Lewis passed away peacefully on December 22, 2010 with .....



Lois Adell Smith

Lois Adell Smith (Mom), born the 2nd of December, 1930 at Stoddard, Wisconsin, daughter of Rev. Immanuel and Ethel Brackebusch, was called home by the Lord on December 16, 2010. Mom was raised in a strong Christian household in Detroit and started her young adult life working for the government in Washington D.C. After residing in Chicago and Milwaukee, she moved to Orange County California in 1974, and to the Desert in 1990. Mom was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Indio-LCMS and enjoyed serving the Lord through regular worship, bible study, volunteering and fellowship of others. She raised her five children by herself overcoming numerous obstacles in life. Mom enjoyed reading the bible and would do so each day. She loved animals, especially her cat Fluffer, dancing to her favorite music, and sharing her day with friends and family. Mom had a wonderful sense of humor with a smile and laugh that was contagious. Her generosity of kindness to others was enormous. She was a woman of principle, governed always by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mom was a true Christian woman, loved and highly respected by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss her five sons, Robert Paul and Marie, Stephen David, Peter Martin and wife Rosa, Mark Immanuel, James Leo, and her four grandchildren, Kelsey Lois, Jessica Kayla, Clayton Henry, and Robert James (RJ). A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church of Indio-LCMS on January 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM, followed by a Celebration of Mom's Life.



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 Kelley

LUPE AVILA KELLEY Age 76, of Moultrie, GA, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Acheson & Graham Funeral Home in Riverside on Jan. 8, 11am. Born Oct. 10, 1934 in Brawley, CA. She was a retired dietitian with Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA and was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her husband, L.L. "Cash" Kelley of Moultrie. GA; 2 sons, Bobby Avila of San Francisco, CA and Jade Kelley of Moultrie, GA; 2 daughters, Vera Avila of Moreno Valley, CA and Margie Ramirez of Riverside, CA; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice.



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



Lynch, Frances Saxton

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Frances Saxton Lynch 1921-2010 Native Californian, long time Berkeley resident singer, community servant, and friend. Beloved by family, survived by husband Kenderton II; children ..... 




GLASHEEN , MARIE (COLLINS) Marie Glasheen (Collins), 84, of San Diego, died December 26, 2010. She was born in Rochester, New York, to George and Eleanor Collins. Marie graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester magna cum laude in English. She studied at, , and graduated from Catholic University of America with a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology. She married Bob Glasheen in 1959 and they, along with daughters Carole and Mary moved to San Diego in 1963. Marie worked as a speech pathologist in the San Diego Unified School District until retiring in 1985. She was an active volunteer with her church and other organizations, and served as president of the local chapter of Kappa Gamma Pi, a national society of honor students dedicated to lifetime volunteering. She also served on the boards of both Torrey Pines Women's Golf Club and Balboa Park Women's Golf Club, in various positions, as well as on the Board of Directors of the University of San Diego Friends of the Library. She also enjoyed writing, traveling, golfing, cooking, and attending the theatre and opera. She is survived by husband, Bob; daughters Carole (Doug) and Mary (Kris), sister, Helen and grandchildren Lauren, Vanessa and Alec. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Memorial Mass will be Friday, January 7th, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge, 4226 Jewell Street, San Diego. In lieu of flowers, donations to Voices For Children are suggested.




,KLUG MARIE A. of Poway Nov 8, 1917-Dec 28, 2010 Celebration of Life 01/07 @ 11 a.m. at Gate Manor, Poway Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101




No Description Available! 




No Description Available! 




No Description Available! 




LIPTON, MAUREEN Oct. 5, 1938 to Dec. 28, 2010 Loving mother, Maureen (Mattes) Lipton was, in early life, a habitué of the New Orleans Jazz scene. Always with a joke, she would light up a room, cook a raging gumbo, shimmy on the dance floor, yell for her son to "hit a home run for your mommy" at the little league game. She worked as a mother, a model and a travel agent. In recent years, although somewhat hampered by a stroke, she would push her wheel chair back and forth to the sounds of the Pete Fountain jazz band, a gleam in her eye. Raised in New Orleans and a longtime San Diego resident, she still said "y'all" to a room full of one. She is survived by her children, Daniel, Julie, Richard, and Robert, her two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego , noon, January 5th. Call Angeleno Mortuary for more information: (818) 778 1788. In lieu of flowers suggested donations to: Heifer International.




CALDERON, MAUREEN PATRICIA Born in Hollywood, Calif., on August 2, 1923, Maureen surrendered peacefully to the demons of dementia on December 23, 2010, after a seven-year struggle. Following a peripatetic childhood, including 11 elementary schools, Maureen graduated from San Diego High School in 1940 and, some 20 years later, resumed her education, culminated by a political science degree from SDSU. Along the way, she managed to usher four children to adulthood. Maureen was fiercely proud of her offspring, reserving the right to criticize them solely to herself. Sons John, Tom and Patrick Nettles, as well as daughter Terry Meaney (Mike), will always be grateful for her insightful guidance. A feisty bridge player in her later years, who readily confessed to difficulty in masking disappointment with partners less artful at bidding, Maureen also taught adults to read in her Chula Vista home as a volunteer. The former wife of the late Bill Nettles, a 30-year SDPD veteran and the father of her children, Maureen was the widow of Nicholas Calderon, a prominent local educator who was at the forefront of San Diego Unified's ESL program. In addition to her children, Maureen is survived by six grandchildren: Tommy, Patrick and Jack Meaney; John Nettles Jr., Corey Ford (Steve), Meagan Stevens (Brandon) and five great-grandchildren. Per her wishes, there will be no services following cremation.




May L Gronberg Known for her love of family, friends, and life, May Gronberg died on Thursday, December 23, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born on the Fourth of July in 1933 to Swedish immigrants Charlie and Selma Ekstrom she grew up in Chicago. She moved to California with her family at age 11 and graduated from Hayward High in 1950 at only 16. Her passion for dancing introduced to her Richard Gronberg whom she married. They settled in Novato in 1959 to raise a family. Though born and raised in the US, she spoke fluent Swedish and treasured her Swedish heritage and traditions. A devoted mom to daughter Linda (John), sons Carl (Gina), and Paul (Barbra), she involved herself with PTA, sewing recital costumes, water and snow ski adventures and many memorable family vacations. Her home was regularly filled with friends and neighbors parties were plentiful. Who could forget the years of five week Shasta Lake camping trips replete with family and friends visiting? There was rarely a day that the Gronberg's were alone, and she liked it that way. Many similar weekends were spent at Clear Lake and Lake Berryessa. She was a fun and gracious host. Beyond full-time mothering, her many jobs ranged from instructing at Arthur Murray Dance Studios, working at the family furniture store, real estate sales, investing, even driving a taxi in Honolulu. Community involvement included being a nature guide and volunteering at the Novato History Museum. She also loved politics and political debate. May moved to Hawaii in the late `70's. She loved the Hawaiian life with regular ocean swims, singing at the local piano bar, as well as entertaining and playing tour guide to her many visitors. She may well have retired there had it not been for the arrival of grandchildren, Kristen, Brendan, Jenna, Rochelle, Carl (Ben), Sean, and Rion who all referred to her as "Tutu," Hawaiian for Grandma. Several years after returning to California, May was reacquainted with former classmate, Rusty Wilson. They became loving companions until Rusty's recent passing. May's hobbies included polka and ballroom dancing, playing piano, skiing (snow and water), swimming, community theater, and playing a mean game a of Scrabble. Never one to miss out on life's offerings, she experienced, hot air ballooning, flying lessons, snorkeling, motorcycle and Sea Doo rides. She also enjoyed extensive travel having visited many European countries, China, Australia, Tahiti, Alaska, and numerous cruise destinations. In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is also survived by her loving sister Jean LaVoie. We will all miss May's sense of humor and infectious laugh. "Aloha Tutu..." A Memorial Service will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Novato Friday, January 7, at 1PM, 710 Wilson Ave., Novato, CA. All who knew her are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 1317 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.




Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Grace Mitchell Resident of Walnut Creek Grace Lillian Mitchell, age 89, died at her home in Walnut Creek, CA December 10, 2010. Grace was ..... 




KHOURY, MONICA HOWE April 17, 1956 to December 18, 2010 Monica was freed from her earthly bounds and the pain she had suffered from the cancers that invaded her body for four years. She fought valiantly even to the end. She died at San Diego Hospice with her family and adored dog Audrey near where they had kept a long vigil for many days. Monica is survived by her husband Sam, her loving daughters Amber, Rosemary and Callie, her mother and stepfather Carol and Bill Irwin and many of her extended family. She was preceded in death by her father David Howe, her brothers Joseph and David and her sister Cindy who have surely joyfully received her in heaven. She was born in Tucson, Arizona, attended the University of Arizona there, moved to San Diego in 1977. Her primary career was her family. Even as a child, all she said she wanted to be was a mom and she was the best. Monica loved many things, but especially reading, gardening, scrapbooking and shopping, shopping, shopping, particularly with her three daughters in tow. A special thanks to the compassionate, caring staff at San Diego Hospice, especially nurses Tim and Maria. They all made her passing so much easier and more peaceful and we will always be grateful to them. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to San Diego Hospice, Breast Cancer or . "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."




Schlutz, Mrs. Marie Anne, age 91, of Marietta, GA, passed away December 20, 2010. Born in Milwaukee, WI, she served her country in the 



Madge B. Malone

MADGE B. MALONE AUG 15, 1921 - DEC 22, 2010 Madge Barbara Malone was born to R.S. Lawrence and Beatrice (Trix) Jorgensen in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her family moved from Canada to Oakland, Ca, when she was very young and after several years they moved to Modesto, Ca, where her father owned and operated a service station. She graduated from Modesto High School in 1939 and the following year she married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Malone. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years so she could help her husband raise and support their family. She was a good Mother and Grandmother that cherished time with her family. She enjoyed making quilts for each of her children and granchildren and loved playing cards, crossword puzzles and games of many kinds with family and friends. She took pride in and loved it that so many of her children and grandchildren enjoyed being involved in school activities such as art, music, and sports. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Gene Lawrence, and her dear husband of 50 years Bob Malone. She is survived by her Sisters, Frankee Tanner and Billie Deering, and Sister-In-Law Ruth Lawrence; her Daughters, Barbara (Gary) Gillen, Sharon Thomas, and Kathy (Paul) Gardner; 10 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. We all love her still and will cherish all the fond memories of our ''Grandma Malone.'' Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 3 at Lakewood Funeral Home at 2:00 PM.



Major Ben G. Irons

Major Ben G. Irons, USAF retired, 1/11/1918- 12/27/2010, Ben was married to his beloved wife Mary Ellen Irons of Santa Cruz, Calif., for fifty years. His sons are Ben (Yvette) Irons of Chico, Calif., Dr. Ted (Martha) Irons of Auburn, Calif., and John Irons of Truckee, Calif. His grandchildren are Lillan & Camille Irons of Chico, and Tommy, Scott, & Tori Irons of Auburn. His nephews are Dr. Tom (Carol) Irons of Greenville, N.C., Ben (Susan) Irons of Greenville, N.C., Dr. Fred (Susan) Irons of Chapel Hill, N.C., and their families., He was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Fred and sister- in-law, Dr. Malene Irons of Greenville, N.C., sister Evelyn and brother-in-law, Wallace Lynn of Occoquan, Va., and sister Sarah and brother-in-law Billy Williams of San Francisco, Calif., Ben was born in Pickaway, West Virginia, and was raised in Virginia and Florida. His grandfathers both fought during the American Civil War for the Army of Northern Virginia. Ben enlisted in the US Army in 1938, and then transferred to the Army Air Corps where he trained as a bombardier. His B-17 was shot down over Germany in July 1943, and he spent nearly two years as a Prisoner of War, first in Luft Stalag III, then Stalag VIIA.The most difficult part of his POW experience occurred during the forced evacuation from Sagan, Germany, ahead of the advancing Russian Army, and subsequent "March" to Moosburg, Germany, during the brutal winter of 1945. He received a, for injuries when he was shot down. He was a "mustang" rising from private to major by the time he retired in 1958. He continued to fly during his career in the USAF and spent the final years in the Strategic Air Command, as a navigator on B-47s. He met his wife Mary Ellen while stationed at March Air Force Base. They married in 1960 and had three sons by 1964! Ben graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Carolina University in 1962. His second career was with the Social Security Administration from 1962 until 1986. He worked the final twenty years in Santa Cruz, Calif. Ben was always a fan of the SF Giants, he rarely missed a game. He was delighted with their World Series victory this year! He traveled widely, both in the military and with Mary Ellen, including trips to Europe, the Balkans, Antarctica, South America, the Galapagos Islands, Canada, and Australia. Ben and Mary Ellen also traveled across the United States many times and visited most of the fifty states, they enjoyed seeing family and friends around the country. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz, and Soquel for fifty years, and was a Santa Cruz Elk and member of SIRS., We will all miss "Big Ben" and his sense of humor. He was hardworking, honest, and a Southern gentleman until the end. Most importantly, he loved and was loved by his wife and family. Ben G. Irons can be honored by donating to the American Red Cross, whose rations helped him to survive while he was a Prisoner of War in Germany.



Marafino, Theresa Marie "Teddie" (Nuzzi)

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Theresa Marie "Teddie" Marafino (Nee Nuzzi) Resident of San Leandro Teddie, as she was known to friends - and she had many - was ..... 



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.



Margaret "Maggie" Lewis

MARGARET MAGGIE'' LEWIS MAY 4, 1929 - DEC 22, 2010 On December 22nd, surrounded by family, Maggie Lewis (81) quietly began her next journey. We will wish her a final farewell at a festive gathering in the Fellowship Hall at the Federated Church at 45 S. El Circulo in Patterson on Sunday, January 9 at 11:30 a.m. Maggie's first stop was Des Moines, Iowa, where she spent her childhood and married her one true love, Bob Lewis. They enjoyed a 58 year romance until Bob's death in 2007. Always eager for new sights, the two - along with six-month old daughter, Nancy - settled in Portland, Oregon where they made lifelong friends and enlarged their family with son Scott and daughter Krista. In 1960, the family headed south to the Golden State settling in Fremont, CA. Maggie became immersed in volunteer activities including the PTA, Ladies Bridge, the hospital Pink Ladies, and a crochet group called, The Happy Hookers.'' As her children began secondary school, she became an educator with the Fremont Unified School District working first in classrooms and then at the District Office. After her retirement from education, Maggie worked as a coordinator for Kaiser Hospice. During these years, Bob and Maggie also enjoyed visiting Europe, Australia, and Brazil. In 2002, the two moved to Patterson in California's Central Valley. While there, Maggie volunteered for Patterson Friends of the Library and the Westside Food Pantry. Her compassion for others led her to help serve lunches in the park for anyone in need. She also helped establish H.O.S.T. - Helping Others Sleep Tonight - a winter shelter for the homeless. During theses years she also enjoyed her exercise and bridge groups. Maggie will be remembered for her wisdom, her humor, and her compassion. But her greatest love was for her family - especially her beloved grandchildren. Maggie is survived by her children: Nancy (Gordon) Barbosa of Patterson, Scott (Concetta) Lewis of Fremont, and Krista (Curt) Perata of Fairfield. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Trevor Sowder of Redding; Jessica (Thomas) Fluehr of Hermosa Beach; Danelle (Katie) Perata of Scottsdale, AZ; Katie and Jacob Perata of Fairfield; Erica and Keith Lewis of Fremont; Janet (Andy) Pan of Pasadena; and Henry (Christie) Tsai of Walnut Creek; She also leaves her brother, Lester Scoles of Greenville, SC; her sister-in-law Addie Meckstroth of Scottsdale, AZ and six nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to H.O.S.T., c/o Federated Church, 45 S. El Circulo, Patterson, CA 95363.



Margaret Duerson

Margaret Jane Duerson, Resident of Burlingame, Born June 14, 1924 in San Francisco. Died peacefully in her home of 76 years on Dec. 8, 2010. Margaret was married to her loving husband Alan for 51 years before he went to be with The Lord 11 years ago. She is survived by her only son Steve as well as her best friend Mary, her cat Suni, and many family members. A celebration of her life will take place at First Presbyterian Church in Burlingame where she was married to Alan in 1948. The service is on Sat. Jan. 8th at 2:00.



Marguerite Hanna Gunther

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marguerite Hanna Gunther, 98, of Vacaville, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1791 Marshall Road, Vacaville. Burial will follow at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Mrs. Gunther was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Feb. 7, 1912, to Jess and Mary Blowers. She passed away peacefully at the Vacaville Convalescent and Rehab Center on Dec. 27, 2010. The family wishes to thank Vacaville Convalescent for the wonderful care given to their mother., Mrs. Gunther is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cathryn and Charles Harris of Vacaville; three grandchildren, Kenneth and wife Jina Harris of Granite Bay, Debra and husband Joseph Owens of Fairfield, and Raymond Harris of Downingtown, Pa.; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She also leaves behind one brother, Robert Blowers of Lenexa, Kan., Mrs. Gunther was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louis. Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,,



Maria Learned

Maria Christine Learned, R.A.S. Age 46 years, passed away suddenly December 23rd, 2010 in San Francisco, surrounded by family. Loving daughter of Gloria Learned and the late George Edward Learned, sister of Michelle Reyes, Gina, and the late Julia Learned, aunt of Raquel Reyes, niece & cousin of the Roy and Janette Learned family of Lompoc, CA and the Irlene and the late Mark Borgatta family of Prescott, AZ. A native San Franciscan, educated at CCSF, COM and San Francisco State University, Maria worked selflessly as a Community Health counselor for most of her life, the last 10 years at BAART. She will be especially remembered for her generous spirit, her love of music, and her gift of encouraging others, especially youth. She will be greatly missed and will live on in the hearts of her many colleagues, loved ones & countless friends. Private internment. Memorial service to be arranged.



Marlene Nichols McGarth

, click obits. 



Mary Alfred

No Description Available! 



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

No Description Available! 



Mary J. Di Rosa

No Description Available! 



Mary Lee Alfred

No Description Available! 



Mary Pidduck Bliss

After a rich and full life of over ninety years, Mary Pidduck Bliss passed away on December 28, 2010 surrounded by her family., Born on May 10, 1920, she grew up on the Pidduck family farm, now a shopping center at the corner of East Main Street and Telephone Road. She attended Montalvo Elementary School, Cabrillo Junior High School and Ventura High School before graduating from Pomona College in 1941. It was at Pomona that she met and later married Arthur C. Bliss, her husband of fifty-seven years., During World War II, Mary worked for the Red Cross at the Seabee Base, Port Hueneme while Art served as a Marine in the South Pacific. At the end of the war, they made their home on the family farm with Mary's father teaching Art the basics of farming. The farm became a social center for many young couples returning from the war with evenings often spent playing badminton in the large, red barn., As Ventura grew, and Highway101 became a freeway, Mary and Art moved their family to the Las Posas Valley, where they built their home and planted the hillside to avocados. Mary was first and foremost a wife and mother. As her children grew older, she obtained a teaching credential and taught second grade at Laguna Vista Elementary School., In her later life, she and Art enjoyed numerous trips with close friends. She continued to be active in civic groups including the Red Cross, the Ventura County Museum of History, PEO, Poinsettia Club and the Church of the Foothills. Even into her eighties she volunteered weekly as a tutor to younger students., In 1999, she lost the one true love of her life with the passing of her husband., She is survived by her children and their spouses, Arthur Bliss (Toy White), Kay Bliss (Marty Babayco) and Barbara Gillette (Bill), as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Ventura County Museum of History (100 East Main St., Ventura, 93001), The American Red Cross (836 Calle Plano, Camarillo, 93010), or a charity of choice. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Church of the Foothills (6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura).



Maryetta F. Wesley

(3/5/1923 - 12/23/2010) Maryetta F. Wesley, 87, of Ventura passed away peacefully on December 23, 2010 from complications of pneumonia., Her devoted daughters were by her side. Maryetta was born and raised in the small town of Ferrell, New Jersey to Samuel and Pearl Frye. She was one of 10 children. After graduating from Glassboro High School, at age 18, she and a cousin made a courageous move and traveled west to California to start a new life. She acquired a job as a "Runner" (messenger) at the Long Beach Shipyards and that is where she met the love of her life, her husband and our father Harry Wesley., They started their life together in Ventura County, both employed at the Port Hueneme Naval Base. Maryetta worked for several years in data processing before deciding to become our wonderful full time Mom and homemaker. She has remained a Ventura County resident for 67 years., Besides being the greatest mother in the world, Maryetta loved gardening, sewing, interior decorating, listening to music, singing, laughing, traveling to visit friends, and just being around and enjoying her family. She had a tremendous love of life and a healthy stubbornness which enabled her to accept challenges and never give up., She beat the odds and conquered cancer twice. She suffered with osteoporosis which left her with 2 shattered ankles after a bad home accident and the inability to walk without a walker and she rarely complained. With her continual positive attitude and will to carry on, she did just that. She was a survivor in her own right., Maryetta was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 40 years, her father, her mother, sister Alma Stevenson and brothers Raymond and Howard. She is survived by her three daughters, Marcia Sween (John), Colleen Simmons (David), and Barbara Collinson (Tom); granddaughter, Staci Sween - Rubin (Michael), grandson Benjamin Collinson and great grandsons, Ethan and Chase Rubin; in New Jersey, her sisters, Betty Darrell (John), Bertha DeLeeuw, Ida Boeckle (Jim ), and Becky Metcalf; brothers Sam and Warren Frye (Rose ) and many more nieces, nephews and relatives., Maryetta will be remembered for her calm and patient nature, kind words, her inherited Frye quick wit, her incessant smile, her great sense of style and, of course, the twinkle in her beautiful eyes. This wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace sweet Maryetta. We love you., A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4th at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura, 93003. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. Please visit our website at to leave tributes.



Matto, Mary Margaret (Mari)

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Mary (Mari) Margaret Matto Aug. 13, 1915 - Dec. 22, 2010 Resident of Fremont Mary, loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother has joined her ..... 



Melvin John Strom

No Description Available! 



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 Roos

MICHAEL ROOS SEP 18, 1968 - DEC 25, 2010 Mike Roos was born on 09/18/1968 in Manteca, CA. and he passed away on Christmas Day 2010. He was a loving son, husband, dad, brother, uncle and friend to many. He had a passion for race cars and those that knew him know that racing was his life! Mike was a race car fabricator and built custom shocks for race cars. He is survived by his wife Shannon, his sons Dakota and Devin, his parents Ken and Margaret Roos. He is also survived by his 2 siblings Helene (Sherwin) De Boer and David (Gina) Roos, sister in laws Laurie (Rick) Bontrager, and Kelley (Michael) Dangler, and brother-in-law Jeff (Rita) Christensen, Mother-in-law Nancy Iniguez and father-in-law David Christensen. Nieces and Nephews: Jason (Angela) De Boer, Jessica De Boer, Samuel Roos and Olivia Roos, Nick and Justin Bontrager Michael III and Maizy Dangler. He was preceded in death by his son Gage, grandparents Leonard and Marge Bakker and John and Jeannette Roos. Visitation will be at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, January 4th from 3-7pm, 111 Palm Avenue, Ripon, CA. Burial will at Ripon Cemetery on Wednesday, January 5th at 10am, 300 Stockton Avenue, Ripon, CA. A celebration of life service will be on Wednesday, January 5th at 11am at Immanuel CRC, 517 Orange Avenue, Ripon CA. The family requests in lieu of flowers that remembrances be sent to Memorial Fund for Mike Roos at Bank of Stockton, Ripon Branch account #3310012293. Please contact Deegan Funeral Home at 209-599-3413 or,



Michael Waldner

(1924 - 2010) Michael Waldner, age 86, passed away Dec . 17, 2010 in Thousand Oaks., Mike was born in 1924 in St. Louis, Mo. His academic successes brought him a full ride scholarship to Washington University where he received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1944, followed by a Masters of Science in physics from Cornell University in 1948. After working for two years at Northrop Aircraft in California, Mike returned to Cornell to get a PhD in physics in 1953. While at Cornell, he met his future wife, Betty, who was completing her Masters degree., Mike and Betty were married in 1955, and settled in Syracuse, N.Y., where he took a job with General Electric. Their family was started with a son, David, and daughter, Susan. Mike and his family moved to Southern California in 1959 where Mike started a new job with Hughes Aircraft Company in Newport Beach and, later, Atomics International., His family continued to grow with the birth of a son, Thomas. Mike took a job in the early 1960s with North American Aviation and a few years later with Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu and moved with his family to Woodland Hills, where daughters Nancy and Jennifer were born., Mike was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed taking his kids out to the desert to ride dirt bikes. He developed a love for photography and spent endless hours recreating the works of Ansel Adams as well as creating original works., Mike retired from Hughes in 1987 and moved to the Newbury Park area. His favorite pastimes during retirement were listening to classical music, spending time at art museums and galleries, doing crossword puzzles, and creating digital art on his computer., Mike is survived by children, David (Claire) Waldner, Susan (Gregor) Magnusson, Thomas (Annika) Waldner, Nancy Shipman (Roger) Gailey, and Jennifer (Nathan) Leland; grandchildren, Danielle (Paul) Diniz, Kristin, Brandi, Kyle, Sarah, Devon, Maren, Max, and Stella; and great-grandchild, Seth. Mike is preceded in death by wife Betty; son-in-law, Michael Shipman; and brother, Joseph Waldner., Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village.



Milton Petersen

No Description Available! 



Missie Hobson

Former San Luis Obispo County resident, Missie Hobson, died after a long struggle with breast cancer Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colo. Missie and her husband, Larry Hobson, both long-time San Luis residents, recently retired to Windsor, Colo., to be close to their children and grandchildren. Born and raised in Woodland, Calif., Missie moved to San Luis Obispo in the early 1970s to major in journalism at Cal Poly. While a student, she began part-time work at local radio and television stations having landed as KSBY-TV''s weatherperson in 1975. Missie then worked two years as a news producer at the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles before returning to San Luis Obispo in 1980 to co-anchor the KSBY-TV newscast. She joined Pacific Gas and Electric Company''s public affairs department in 1983, where she worked closely with community groups and managed the utility''s local charitable contributions program, until health problems prevented her from working day to day at PG&E. Missie was extremely active in her community having served on the boards of the Mid-State Fair, Sierra Vista Hospital, Cuesta College Foundation and Economic Vitality Corporation. Her many friends and admirers will miss her sunny optimism, loyalty, humor and unfailing willingness to extend a helping hand and sympathetic ear to the many people she loved. Missie''s infectious laughter was widely recognized around San Luis, and lifted the spirits of everyone around her. Missie was famously devoted to her family: husband of 30 years, Larry Hobson; son, Matthew Hobson; daughter, Lacey Pacheco (Jeff ); Lacey and Jeff''s young sons Peyton and Bear, all of Colorado. She is also survived by stepdaughters Becky Hobson and Mandi Haase, both of the East Bay; brother, Bruce Pires (Brenda) of Atascadero; and parents, Beverly and Lawrence Pires of Woodland. A life-long cat lover, Missie would have insisted that her devoted and much-loved feline companion Siamese cat, Moses, get his due as an important member of her family, too. A celebration of Missie''s life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., with a program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. In lieu of flowers or a formal service, the family requests that donations be made in Missie''s name to the . A scholarship in her name will also be established at Cuesta Community College. On a personal note, Missie requested that her friends and colleagues share a fond memory with her children, who are devastated by the loss of their beloved mother at such a young age. If you knew Missie and have an experience to share with them, please write it down and send it, along with a photo if you have it, to: Lacey and Jeff Pacheco, P.O. Box 92, Windsor, CO 80550. They will be compiled into a memory book for her children and grandchildren.



Mona Rae Talbot

A Celebration of Life for Mona Rae Talbot, 60, of Vacaville, will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Pietro's No. 2, located at 679 Merchant St., in Vacaville, Calif. Mrs. Talbot passed away on Dec. 25. She was born on Oct. 16, 1950, in Fairfield, Calif. Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.



Nancy Gayaldo Tuttle

Nancy Gayaldo Tuttle, 5/25/1944 - 12/26/2010, Nancy (Gayaldo) Tuttle, age 66, passed away suddenly on December 26, 2010 surrounded by family in Rocklin, Calif. she was preceded in death by her father Andres "Hank" Gayaldo and son Michael Brian Webb. She is survived by her mother Connie Gayaldo, son Dawayne Tuttle, grandson Nathon and Johnathon Tuttle, brothers Jack (Mary Pat) Gayaldo, David Gayaldo and Dan (Jill) Gayaldo. Services will be held at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln Street, Roseville on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the or to the donor's personal choice.



Nicole Rae Aponte

Our beautiful Nicole was embraced by the Lord and taken home on Dec. 3. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Stewart Aponte; son and daughter, Ethan and Ashley Aponte; parents, Alan and Jeanette Graves; father, Albert (Flo) Gilfillan; grandmother, Norma Otis; sister, Kimberly Graves; brothers, Paul (nephew Lil Paul) Gilfillan, David (Christina) Graves; uncles, J.D. Otis and family, Danny (Marguerite) Otis and family; aunt, Patty (Bill) Gannon and family and aunt Christine Joachim and family., Nicole worked as a lead emergency room tech in Colorado and recently transferred to the new hospital based clinic as a medical technician for a physician assistant. She treated her patients with dignity and compassion, a rare gift instilled in few. Her love for health care began early in life when she worked as a junior volunteer at VacaValley Hospital where she fell in love with the emergency room., Nicole was a wonderful daughter and mother to two beautiful children, Ashley and Ethan. She will be remembered for her love of family, quick wit, sense of humor, fun loving and outgoing personality. Her sudden and unexpected death has saddened our entire family and she will be sorely missed by all who had known her., Nicole attended school in Vacaville at Vaca Peña Middle School and Vaca High., The family wishes to send our heartfelt appreciation to family and dear friends and neighbors for the overwhelming support they have received during this very difficult time. Words alone cannot express the comfort and kindness we have received and Nicole would have been so touched. She loved you all., May the dear Lord continue to watch over Nicole and our family, we will miss her every minute of every day until one day we are once again reunited in heaven with our beautiful Nicole., Funeral arrangements were made by Alternative Mortuary in Colorado, burial will be private at the Vacaville Cemetery., A memorial fund has been setup to assist the Aponte family at Travis Credit Union, account No. 471039 AP.,




HALL Jr., OWEN S. Owen S. Hall Jr., known to friends as Stuart, passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2010, of complications from a stroke. He was 87 years old. Jane, his best friend and beloved wife of 62 years was at his side. Stuart was born on May 16, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts to Gladys and Owen Hall. He served in the, for three years during, . Upon discharge, he entered the University of Buffalo from which he graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering. After working for several years at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, New York, he moved his family to San Diego in 1950 and took a position at General Dynamics. After a long and successful career, he retired from General Atomic in 1986. He was a remarkable man with an incredible zest for life. His many passions included fishing in Mexico with his friends, gardening and classical music. A past member of the Lapidary Society, he had a great interest in gems and minerals. He especially loved living in beautiful San Diego. He will be dearly missed by his many friends and adoring family. In addition to his wife Jane, he is survived by his daughter Victoria and husband Albert, daughter Jennifer and husband David, beloved granddaughter Julia, brother Robert and wife Ann, nephews Robert and Peter. He will be interred with military honors following a private service at Singing Hills Memorial Park in San Diego. A celebration of his life is being planned for late January. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Sharp Hospice Care, P. O. Box 1750, La Mesa, Calif., 91944.



Obituaries for Sunday, Jan. 2

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:04 AM 

BACHELOR -- Paul H. Bachelor, 91, of Fresno died Monday. He was a retired U.S. Army captain. Graveside: 2 p.m. Friday, San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. Remembrances: Disabled American Veterans, Attn: George Steese, PNC, 26512 Greentree Ave., Madera, CA 93638. Arrangements: Chapel of the Light Funeral Home.



Oskar Huber

No Description Available! 




No Description Available! 




IVERSON, PAUL "DENNY" Denny Iverson, wonderful husband, dad, and grampie passed away after a brief battle with cancer on December 18, 2010. Denny is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Gerry, four children Candy (Greg) Ricker, Denise (Robert) Franceschiello, Megan (Eric) Wamsley and Mark (Karen) Iverson, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Denny, a native San Diegan born on January 6, 1934, was a building designer instrumental in designing various local landmark buildings and prominent residences. Denny was very special and enriched the lives of many with his love, generosity, selflessness and sense of humor. Denny was predeceased by his parents, brother Norman (surviving wife Hazel) and grandson Adam. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 11546 Lakeside Ave., Lakeside, CA.




CLARK, PAUL LEROY Santee 01/17/1920 - 12/24/2010 Friday, January 7, 2011 at 1 pm Greenwood Memorial Park 619-264-3131 



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. 



Paul Calle

Paul Calle, age 82, a longtime resident of Stamford, died on December 30, 2010. Calle was one of the first artists in the NASA Art Program, and his drawings, sketches and paintings of the space program are on exhibit in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery. He designed the First Man on the Moon postage stamp, one of over 50 postage stamps he designed during his career. Calle was also known for his depictions of the historic American West, particular the mountain men of the fur trade era. His work is part of the permanent collection at Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia and was exhibited at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Paul was predeceased by his beloved wife, Olga. He is survived by his children, Claudia Calle Beal and husband, Ron, of Waco, Texas, Paul Peter Calle and his wife, Ellen of Danbury, and Christopher Calle and his wife, Jacqueline, of Ridgefield. He also is survived by his six grandchildren, Nathaniel Beal, Elizabeth Calle, Katherine Calle, Paul Richard Calle, Ian Calle and Arianna Calle. Visitation will be on Sunday January 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Stamford. A Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated on January 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Stamford. Interment will be at Queen of Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SmileTrain, PO Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090 or



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 Gonzales

No Description Available! 



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 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.



Peggy Sumiko MASUZUMI

MASUZUMI, Peggy Sumiko (70) Passed away on December 23, 2010. Beloved wife of Paul; mother of Glenn (Ana), Janice Masuzumi-Macaraeg and Sharon (Paul) Sawai; grandmother of Brandon, Kristin and Bryan Masuzumi and Kailee and Karson Sawai; sister of Mildred Castro, and Kathleen (Steve) Kubota-Fox; sister-in-law of Ralph (Vivian) and Bobby (Chris) Masuzumi. Also survived by many other relatives. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 2:00 PM at Gardena Valley Baptist Church, 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena, CA 90247, officiated by Pastor Stephen Langley. (213) 626-0441



Penny Monroe

PENNY YVONNE MONROE Entered this life Jan 12, 1945 in Kansas City, Mo and Entered Eternal life Dec 14, 2010 in Menifee, CA peacefully with her family at her side. Penny worked for Hudson Respiratory Care Inc in Temecula for 18 years and has lived in Lake Elsinore for 42 years. She attended and played piano for the Independent Church of Lake Elsinore. Penny is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Curtis and Vanessa Monroe, 7 brothers, 1 sister, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Penny will be missed and loved by all her friends and family and will forever live in our hearts. EVANS-BROWN MORTUARIES (951) 679-1114



Pete Liles

53, of El Dorado Hills Ca, died Sunday November 28th after visiting his parents, in Weiser, Id. His truck hit black ice and rolled, he died instantly. He is survived by his daughter Amber Liles Lakey and Candace Liles of McKinleyville Ca, his parents Bob and Jean Liles of Weiser, Id. his sister Bobi Sauers of Fortuna, brothers John Liles of Oregon, terry Liles of Smith River, Ca and Donald Liles of Eureka, Ca Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and many friends. We will miss you forever. Please sign the guest book at



Peter Barajas

No Description Available! 



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.



Philip Kamp

Philip Perry Kamp, Resident of Belmont, With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Philip Perry Kamp, 65. Phil lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on December 17, 2010. Phil was preceded in death by parents, Philip E. and Jean Kamp, and will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Elizabeth (Rick) Tyson, grand daughter, Kayla, step children, Sean O'Sullivan, Theresa O'Sullivan, sisters Barbara (Bob) Haehnel, and Terri (Khy) Vijeh, girlfriend Wendy Higham, as well as his loving aunt, nieces, nephews, and cousins., Please join us in celebrating Phil's life at Hakone Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga at 1:00 - 4:00 on January 15, 2011. (, ). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to PanCAN. (877) 272-6226,, . COLMA CREMATION & FUNERAL



Piccirillo, Rita Eleanor

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Rita Eleanor Piccirillo, 85 SAN MARCOS -- Rita E. Piccirillo passed away Monday, December 27, 2010. She was born February 20, 1925 in Binghampton, ..... 



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.




MARTINEZ, RAUL of Chula Vista 05/25/1941 to 12/23/2010 No Services Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111 




Richard A. Bettencourt 6/28/1925-12/16/2010 A longtime resident of San Anselmo, Richard passed away peacefully following a long illness, with his wife of 62 years at his side. Preceded in death by his parents Anna and Tony Bettencourt and son Anthony (Tony) Bettencourt. In addition to his wife Marie, Richard is survived by their daughters, Maryanna Bettencourt of San Francisco, Teresa Bettencourt King of San Anselmo, Paula Nixon (George) of Friday Harbor, Washington, Cecilia Myers of Petaluma; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Loraine Silveira of Elk Grove and Anna Jensen of Tomales. Richard was born in San Francisco and as a small child moved to Ignacio. He graduated from San Rafael High School in 1943, after which he enlisted in the, Air Corp and served as a navigator on a B-17 with the 381st Bomb Group based in England during, . He returned to Marin and married Marie Taylor of Ignacio. They moved to San Anselmo in 1952 when he started working for the US Postal Service as a letter carrier, which he retired from in 1981. Richard was an active member of the local YMI Marin Council #10 for 63 years and was Grand President of YMI Grand Council from 1979-1980. He was a member of NSGW Fairfax Parlor #307, IDESST of Sausalito, American Legion Wilkins Post #37,, Tamalpais Past #72, 40 & 8 Voiture #1112 and the Marin County United VeteransCouncil where he had presided over many Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies at the Marin County Veterans' Memorial Auditorium. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 8, at St. Rita's Church, Fairfax, with private Inurnment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Terra Linda. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Monte's Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo 415-453-8440




No Description Available! 




MONTOYA, ROBERTO Feb. 4, 1941 - Dec. 27, 2010 Born in Mexico City he was very proud to have become an American citizen and serve in the U.S. Army. Roberto owned MexiCocina Restaurant & Tequileria in Poway and was a long time Porsche Club member. He is survived by his mother Carmen Zatarian, sister Ma-Lourdes Grady, son Jason Montoya and many family members who loved him dearly. Memorial service to be held Thursday, January 6, 2011, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Poway-Bernardo Mortuary. Mass service Friday, January 7, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's in Poway. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Monarch School.




MONTOYA, ROBERTO Z. of Poway Feb 4, 1941-Dec 27, 2010 Funeral Mass 01/07 @ 10:30 AM St. Michael Parish, Poway Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101




No Description Available! 



Ramona Rae Stansbury Prink

At her request, there will be no services for Ramona Prink, 81, of Vacaville, who passed away at her home on Saturday, Dec. 25. She was born to Virginia and Lyle Mee on Jan. 10, 1929 in Great Falls, Montana, where she spent the first 22 years of her life., In 1952, she married Robert Stansbury and embarked on a life of adventure. Robert was in the Air Force, and later a government contractor; and together they traveled half the world. They lovingly raised 3 daughters during this time, giving their children a firsthand look at the incredible world in which they lived. They settled in Vacaville in 1973, and made their home here. Following Robert's death in 1991, Ramona married Vernon Prink and moved to Colorado in 1992, where they lived for 3 years before returning to Vacaville in 1995., A woman of gentle strength and determination, she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Wherever the family lived, she always made it a home filled with love, laughter, and joy. She loved sewing, knitting and crocheting; watching baseball, football and NASCAR; and spending time with her family, friends and her cats., Mrs. Prink is survived by her daughters, Shauna Manina of Vacaville, Sandra Zarfoss of North Pole, Alaska, and Sheila Stansbury of Modesto; four great-grandchildren, Steven, Jessica, Kaycie and Kamie; and one great-great grandson, Tyler Reed., She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Stansbury in 1991, her second husband, Vernon Prink in 2000, and her much beloved granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Janne-Marie and Jerry Sturgill., Mrs. Prink was an animal lover, and the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Solano County SPCA, P.O. Box 356, Vacaville, Calif., 95696. Arrangements were handled by Vaca Hills Chapel, 446-3233.,



Raymond Harder

Born August 7, 1930 in Soledad, CA to Otto and Elizabeth Harder. On December 18, 2010, he peacefully passed away. After growing up in the small farming and ranching community of Soledad, CA he went to college at San Francisco State University and used his Business Administration degree to embark on a long and illustrious career in international business. His family is very proud of his many adventures over the years of traveling to 87 different countries, making friends throughout the world and being on hand to witness many historical events. He was an avid tennis player winning local and regional events spanning the 60's, 70's and 80's. He was a lifelong 49'ers and San Francisco Giants fan and was thrilled to get to see both win World Championships. He retired in 1996 as a Director and Vice President of a 250 year old multi-national company. Even with the heavy traveling he was always there for his children whether it was for little league, school or any personal advice or needs. After growing up and living the majority of his life in California, business took him to Mobile Alabama in 1975 where he met his loving and beautiful wife, Carol, whom he deeply loved. While not born in the South, he was a real southern gentleman. After retiring in 1996, they moved back to Santa Rosa, CA where he spent the remainder of his years. Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Orrin Harder. He is survived by his wife Carol Harder; his four sons Richard, Robert, Michael and Mitchell; and Carol's children Carrie, Jeffrey and Heather; as well as his nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was a truly great husband, father and friend and will be deeply missed by all.



Reith, Patricia A.

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Patricia A. Reith, 80 VISTA -- Patricia A. Reith of Pewaukee, Wis., passed away in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, December 24, .....



Reyna-Flores, Guillermo

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

The man who risked his life to save a 7-year-old girl from a house fire Thursday morning and died trying to save her sister and .....



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 Collart

Richard E. Collart, Resident of Palo Alto, Jun. 16, 1938-Dec. 25, 2010, Dick was the beloved husband of Margee, wonderful father to Diane, Cindy, Todd, and Paul, and grandfather to 8 grandchildren., Born in Burbank, CA, Dick received his BSEE from Colorado State Univ. and his MBA from Santa Clara Univ. Dick worked for over 35 years at Lockheed including Chief Systems Engineer for the Hubble Space Telescope and then Program Manager for GBFEL/TIE before finally joining SM&A as a Contracts Consultant and then retiring in 2003., Dick was not only inspirational at work but also in all the lives he touched. He was always quick with a smile and a joke, an active participant in his kid's lives, playing tennis, soccer, fishing, as well as fixing whatever needed fixing or renovating., A memorial celebrating Dick's life will be held at the family home on Sat, Jan. 15, 2010 starting at 2pm. 650-948-1049 or 650-941-7854. Remembrances may be made to the . or Hospice 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 Keosian

Richard Keosian Richard peacefully passed away December 26, 2010. He was born July 7, 1925 in Fresno, CA to Arsen Sr. and Siran Keosian. The family moved to San Francisco when he was a young child. Richard was married to his loving wife Vernice Fesjian Keosian who preceded him in death in 1981. Also preceding Richard in death in 2006 were his brothers Joseph and Vahram. Richard served in the US Army as Sergeant during, and received the, and, for heroic action during the battles in the Philippines and Okinawa. As a gifted craftsman, he enjoyed building a home in Marin Co. His talent also extended to upholstery, woodcarving and welding. Richard is survived by his younger brother Arsen, sister-in-law Bobbie, nieces Jana Keosian-Nogara (Demetrius) and Laura Keosian, nephew Vahram W. Keosian (Toni), great-nephews Dante, VJ and great-niece Nellie. Richard will be dearly missed and remembered by those who love him.



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



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.



Rita Lugo

RITA LUGO Age 78, lifetime resident of Soboba Indian Reservation, passed away 12/26/2010 due to natural causes. Rita was born 05/31/1932 on the Soboba Indian Reservation, San Jacinto, CA. She was a teacher with Soboba Head Start. Rita is survived by many nieces and nephews, family and friends. Visitation Monday, 01/03/11 from 5-8pm with a 7pm Rosary at Inland Memorial Harford Chapel, Hemet. Mass Tuesday, 01/04, 10am at St. Joseph\'s Catholic Church with burial at Soboba Indian Reservation Cemetery, San Jacinto, CA. Arrangements Handled By: INLAND MEMORIAL HARFORD CHAPEL (951) 658-3288



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 Allen Ciraulo

No Description Available! 



Robert E. Kennedy

Robert E. "Bob" Kennedy, 95, president emeritus of Cal Poly State University, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at his home in San Luis Obispo. Bob was born in October 1915 in Portland, Ore. Bob moved to San Luis Obispo from San Diego in 1940 with his wife, Mary, and their four month old son, Bob Jr., to take a position at Cal Poly as head of the journalism program and publications manager. During his 40 years at Cal Poly, he held more than a half-dozen different positions under then president, Julian A. McPhee. He promoted Bob from head of the journalism department to public relations director, to assistant to the president, to dean of arts and sciences, to executive vice president, 1959 to 1966. He was appointed president of Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo in 1967, and retired 12 years later in 1979. During his last year as president, the Board of Trustees honored him by naming the new library, the Robert E. Kennedy Library. Before coming to San Luis Obispo, Bob spent most of his childhood in San Diego, and was educated in the public schools, including four years at San Diego State University, where he graduated with a BA degree in English in 1938. He earned his master''s degree in journalism at Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in educational administration at Claremont Graduate School. While teaching journalism at Cal Poly, he worked summers as a reporter for the San Diego Daily Journal and San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune. While on sabbatical leave at Stanford, he worked as a reporter for the Palo Alto Times. His memoirs were published by the university in 2001 as part of the Centennial Celebration under the tile: "Learn by Doing: Memoirs of a University President." Bob is survived by his wife, Mary. They had four children, the eldest of whom, Bob Jr., died in 1985. The surviving children are Maridel Salisbury of Avila Beach, Stephen Kennedy of Salinas, Calif., and Susan Street, of Cardiff, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St. in San Luis Obispo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert E. and Mary E. Kennedy Endowment Fund of the Kennedy Library, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, or the United Methodist Church.



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 Fred FABBRO

FABBRO, Robert Fred lost a prolonged, valiant battle for his life in Kaiser Hospital on December 19 at the age of 75. He was preceded in death by his parents, who lived to 88 and 91, and his wife of 44 years, Gail. Throughout his four-month hospital stay, he made his will to recover abundantly clear to his immediate family and care providers. His body did not give up on its own. "Fabs" graduated from Michigan Tech (where he played football and was ROTC), was an Air Force fighter pilot, and spent his career as a civil engineer with LA County Flood Control District. Bob married Gail Price in 1961, and later earned a Master of Science in Engineering from USC. They had three children: Scott, Alexandria, and Chris, who survive both parents, as do grandchildren Eric, Andrew and his wife Christina, mother-in-law Helen McCabe, and a close network of in-laws, extended family, and friends. He loved outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, and fishing, as well as traveling, particularly road trips around the West. He was a very active citizen, volunteering with various community organizations and social groups. Mass and burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles on Friday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to two of his favorite non-profit groups, Heritage Square ( and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (, or any charity or expression of your choice.



Robert Jung

No Description Available! 



Robert Lee Marcum

Robert Lee Marcum, 80, passed away peacefully after a brief illness., He was born in Gardendale, Ala., and was the youngest of 10 children. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, graduated Armstrong College, Berkeley, in 1958, and moved to Vacaville with his family in 1979., He retired in 1999 from Universal Building Services Supply Company as an accountant., He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 50 years; his sons, Roger L. Marcum (wife Dana) Fairfield, Calif., and Stuart K. Marcum (wife Kathleen) Daly City, Calif.; his grandson, Ryan L. Marcum; several nieces and nephews in Alabama; and his beloved dog, Maggie., He loved the ocean and enjoyed going to Bodega Bay (Schoolhouse Beach), painting and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his quick wit and easy going personality., At his request, there will be no services.,



Robert Munson

ROBERT P. MUNSON February 20, 1947 ~ November 26, 2010 Robert "Bob" Paul Munson was born February 20, 1947 in Glendale, California to Lester and Dorothy (Grieser) Munson and passed away in Riverside, California, Friday, November 26, 2010 at the age of 63 years. Bob served our country with courage and honor in the Viet Nam War, as a member of the



Robert Savala Ortega

Robert Savala Ortega, Fillmore High School Hall of Fame Inductee Robert, 64, passed away peacefully after a courageous struggle with cancer at his home with his children and family by his side on December 28th, 2010 in Camarillo., He was born on December 3rd, 1946 in Oxnard, Ca. to Angel Raymond Ortega and Lucille Savala Ortega. Robert planted his roots in Piru as a boy and spread his wings into manhood in Fillmore. Robert's passion was sports. He excelled as a Fillmore High School Flash at Football and took those talents to Ventura College and then onto New Mexico Highlands University where he was drafted to the Washington Redskins only to be injured in training camp., He came home to work for Coors Beer Company, got married and had two beautiful daughters. He became a Coach at Fillmore High School and dedicated himself for 23 years as a Line man Coach., After a life threatening accident, Robert discovered Therapy in Personal Training and had been doing so for the past 19 years, living in Garden City Kansas for the past 7 years. Robert loved to laugh, loved being outside, loved his friends and family, enjoyed movies, music, hunting and loving on his Grandkids. He was a simple man with big dreams., We will miss and always remember his humor, his stories, his love and kindness. Never to be out done, Robert was one of a kind., Robert is survived by his Daughters Camaille Victoria Torres, Tara Rochelle Ortega, Grandkids, Mia and Dallas Torres, former wife Teresa Ortega, Father Angel Ortega, brothers Michael and Mark, sister Lisa Tovar, son in laws, Andrew Torres and Rudy Cortez., Thank you to all that have sent love and prayers to our Father and our Family. Services for Robert will be held at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo on Tuesday, January 4th at 11am. In Lieu of flowers please donate to the Fillmore High School Alumni Hall of Fame.



Robert Scott Manlove

ROBERT SCOTT MANLOVE OCT 3, 1921 - DEC 26, 2010 Robert Scott Manlove, 89, of Newman, died Sunday. He was born in Gustine on October 3, 1921 to Aleane and William. He graduated from Gustine High School in 1940. Robert went on to attend both the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, where he studied Business. He was a veteran of the U.S., and served in, . He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded a, medal. He married the love of his life, Betty Jane Sequeira, in 1946. Robert worked in many different occupations during his lifetime, including: President of Avoset Foods, Chairman of the Board for Alta Bates Hospital, owner of Manlove & Associates, and owner of T&M Nut Company. He worked as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, traveled extensively, was an avid reader and hunter and, above all, loved spending time with his family. Robert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Jane; his son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Cheryl; his grandchildren, Kathryn, her husband Joe, Scott, and Renee; and his great grandson, Riley. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. Donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Doctors Without Borders. Private services were held. Services Conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel.



Robert South

Robert S. South Oct 25, 1938 - Dec 23, 2010 Resident of Campbell, Survived by wife Ruth, brother Bruce and sister Kim. He is also survived by his adult sons Lance and Barry. Services to be held at a later date. 



Robert Taylor

Jan. 11, 1934_ Dec. 25, 2010 Bob was originally from New Jersey, where he met and married his wife Audrey., They moved to California in 1956, and settled in Camarillo in 1970. Bob was a mechanical engineer and spent most of his career working at the Point Mugu Naval Air weapons Station. In retirement, Bob spent much of his time playing golf and volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo and FOOD Share of Oxnard., Bob was predeceased by his wife Audrey, and is survived by his three children Mark, Cathy (Botti), and John; sister-in-law Judy (Jon), niece Jill (Tom), nephew Jeremy, and the greatest friends in the world., Bob will be remembered for the many lessons he taught us all. Bob died after a long-term illness., Much heartfelt thanks and gratitude are owed to his nurse Muriel Wilfert and Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital staff for their care and kind support. Private services will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, Ventura County FOOD Share, or the charity of your choice.



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



Rosalie Ysiano

Rosalie R. Ysiano, a woman known for her big smile and warm heart, passed away on December 17, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was a well-known and loved Coachella Valley resident who had a love for interior decorating and the holidays, but her true passion was shopping. This woman was beautiful inside and out. Rosalie had been in the retail management business for over 25 years. She had recently graduated from Mayfield College. Rosalie was a hard-working woman, nothing could slow her down. Rosalie leaves behind her loving family: soul-mate, Patricia Williams; daughter, Delilah Moreno; sons, Ralph Gallegos Jr., Frank Gallegos (Chopper), Dominic Gallegos, and Fabian Gallegos; mother, Eva R. Diaz; sisters, Linda Perez, Dolores Reyes, Monica Ysiano, Corina Ysiano, Alice Ysiano, and Paloma Ysiano; brothers, Frank Ysiano Jr., Robert Ysiano, and Steven Ysiano; 20 grandchildren; and five great-granchildren. Rosalie's memorial services will be held Friday, January 7, 2011 from 4-6:00 PM at Destiny Church, 82625 Showcase Pkwy #A, Indio, CA 92203. Our Mom, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Soul-mate, and Friend will be deeply missed and always will remain in our hearts.



Rosina Zolezzi

Rosina T. Zolezzi, April 4, 1912 - Dec. 18, 2010, Resident of San Mateo, Endearing to all who knew her, Rosina passed away peacefully at home in San Mateo at the age of 98., Born in San Francisco, she attended Galileo High School, and in 1928 had the honor of being crowned Queen of Columbus Day. She later married Earle Taylor, a San Francisco banker, with whom they had a daughter, Laurel, and eventually made their home in Atherton, where Rosina excelled as a homemaker, with sewing and dress designing as her special talent. Earle preceeded her in death in 1968, and in 1971 she married Dr. John Zolezzi, a San Francisco dentist, with whom she shared a wonderful life which included many pleasurable travels, dinner dancing, and happy gatherings with family and friends. She was an active member of Nativity Catholic Church, Italian Catholic Federation, Children of Mary and Sacred Heart Oakwood Auxiliary in Menlo Park. Following John's death, she moved to Sterling Court in San Mateo, where she made many lovely friends., Throughout her life, Rosina touched the hearts of many with her warm and outgoing affectionate ways, ready smile, positive attitude, and memorable Italian cooking. She was an impeccable hostess who made everyone feel welcome, and loved people, music, holidays and happy times. She had a deep faith in God, and prayed often. She exuded love. She was a blessing to all who knew her, and her memory will be a part of us always., Rosina is survived by her daughter, Laurel Cole and son-in-law Bill Wood of Half Moon Bay, granddaughter Cameron McIntosh Crowley, son-in-law John Crowley and great granddaughters Claire Crowley and Madeline Crowley of San Mateo, stepdaughter Jane Wallace and her husband Kevin Wallace of Sunnyvale, stepson Ron Zolezzi and wife Mary Zolezzi of Menlo Park, step granddaughter Sandra Olsen and her husband Glen Olsen of San Jose, step granddaughter Gina Rodriguez, her husband Mark Rodriguez and step great grandson Nico Rodriguez of San Jose, and a special nephew, Thomas Fennone of San Rafael., Special thanks to her devoted caregivers, Mira Bulawan and Maritess De Mesa, as well as to Sutter Hospice, for their love, concern and support, and to Sarah St. Charles and all the wonderful staff at Sterling Court for providing a friendly and loving atmosphere in her final years., A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1310 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame., Arrangements by Crosby-N Gray & Co., Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617



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. 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, 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.



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).




passed away in her husband's arms on Dec. 19, 2010, after battling breast cancer for over five years. Shayleen had just celebrated her 39th birthday. She was born in Covina, CA. She was a graduate of San Dimas High School, and continued her education at CSUSB, where she received her degree and later, her teaching credential. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a beloved elementary school



Sadie Boies

SADIE VAN KRANENBURGH BOIES September 18, 1921~November 30, 2010 Sadie passed away peacefully in Hemet, CA, surrounded by family. She was 89. Sadie "Sade" was born in Humble, MO to Mattie Price and Earl Wuerfele. She married Fred "Van" Van Kranenburgh in 1946. They and their two daughters moved to Fullerton, CA in 1959. Sade was a talented homemaker who turned any house she lived into a warm and inviting home. Sade also worked as a teacher\'s aide in special education at Fern Drive Elementary and Ladera Vista Junior High schools in Fullerton and at the Med-Arts Pharmacy boutique in Anaheim. Widowed in 1980, Sade met widower David Boies, Sr. in 1988. When she moved from Fullerton to Leisure World Laguna Hills, CA, he bought the home next door to hers and put a plaque on his front door that read "Love Thy Neighbor". They married in 1990 and moved to the Seven Hills area of Hemet, CA. With David\'s passing in 1997, Sade moved to American Village in San Jacinto, CA. She was a docent at the Diamond Valley Reservoir Visitor\'s Center and a member of the Loss of Spouse group. Sade was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She personified the meaning of putting others before self. Her generous spirit and easy smile will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. Sade is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Gerry) Beck, Banning, CA and Kathryn (Al) Levassiur, Huntington Beach, CA, grandsons Dean (Cheryl) Lowry, Huntington Beach, CA, Dave Lowry, San Diego, CA, Matt (Stephanie) Levassiur, Alamosa, CO, Kyle Levassiur, Santa Ana, CA, 3 great-grandchildren and sister, Estelle Beattie, St. Joseph, MO. She is predeceased by sisters Kathryn Ramseier, St. Joseph and Crystal Rogers, Phoenix, AZ. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 12pm to 2pm at the American Village West Clubhouse. Donations in her memory may be made to the or any organization of choice. Her ashes will be interred with her mother in Missouri.



Sadie Van Kranenburgh Boies

No Description Available! 



Salsido, Manuel

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Manuel Salsido VISTA -- Manuel Salsido passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was born January 16, 1939 in Vista, ..... 



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



Scott Falconer

No Description Available! 



Sergio DeLuca

SERGIO BRUNO DeLUCA Sergio Bruno DeLuca was born on March 16,1964 and passed away at the age of 46 on Dec. 23, 2010. He had battled ALS, (aka Lou Gehrig\'s disease) for over 5 years. Yet throughout the entire time of illness, he lived his life with the saying, "NEVER GIVE UP". He is survived by his loving wife, Kelly, (whom he married in 1988), daughter Alyssa (19 years old) and son Frankie (17 years old), all from Corona along with his mother, Tina DeLuca, four sisters, Lucy Rushing, Sonia Liekhus, Norma Bravo and Tina Guss; all from Brea. Sergio grew up in Brea and graduated from Brea Olinda High School in 1982. He moved to Corona in 1997 where he worked in construction as a ceiling contractor. He was very active in his children\'s sports. He was their soccer coach for several years as well as for a few years from his wheelchair. Those who knew Sergio knew he lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time on the soccer field, sometimes, yelling at the referees when they made the wrong call. Even when the disease took his speech from him, he still managed to get his point across to his players. He enjoyed his time with his family, at home or on his many river trips as well as designing and caring for his beautiful back yard. He loved his basketball team the Lakers who he had the pleasure of meeting Kobe Bryant in 2006. His favorite football team is the Chicago Bears. If you knew Sergio, you would know his love for his statues of elephants which he had all around his home. He loved spending time with his dog, Scoobie, who passed away a few years ago. A Celebration of Sergio DeLuca\'s life will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM at St. Angela Merici Church, 575 S. Walnut Ave., Brea, CA 92821. Church\'s phone number is 714-529-6372. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, an Education Fund has been set up for his children at Wells Fargo Bank 1396 N. Rose Drive, Placentia, CA 92870 in care of Afton Golden at Wells Fargo. Any questions please call 714-985-9182 In loving memory of Sergio DeLuca, he will be truly missed and live forever in our hearts.



Seymour Baruch

No Description Available! 



Shirley Dolores Rotstein DANZIGER

DANZIGER, Shirley Dolores Rotstein Shirley Dolores Rotstein Danziger, born July 22, 1921, passed away on December 29, 2010 holding the hands of her children, Robert Danziger and Ronna Danziger Perelson. She taught us how to love and be loved with an open heart. She loved to laugh, and loved to make those around her laugh, and was always prepared to tell a great joke to make that happen. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Danziger (1917 to 1989). She will be sorely missed by many friends and especially by her family including her children, their spouses Glenn Perelson and Martha Drexler Lynn Danziger, grandchildren Jessica Perelson Thomas (Brian Thomas), Josh Perelson, and Alex Perelson and her great-grandchildren Dylan Thomas and Gabriella Thomas, all of whom filled her with joy. Shirley was raised in Chicago, Illinois, where she was always the smartest girl in her class. She was part of a loving family where a sense of humor was cherished; parents, Alexander Rotstein and Mable Fisher Rotstein and brother Buddy Rotstein preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother Gerald Rotstein. To her last day, she had more marbles than most of us ever had. She began Northwestern University at the age of 16 in 1937, graduating at 20 in 1941 with a degree in music education; the culmination of practicing piano four hours every day in her youth. That degree enabled her to begin a rewarding career in social work. She worked at the psychopathic hospital in Chicago, and in the parole office in Los Angeles when she moved there with her folks in 1947. Upon moving to LA she learned to drive a car by buying one, then hiring someone to teach her to drive it. She married Joe Danziger in 1949 in Los Angeles and raised her family there. She delighted in being a mother and shared her gift for music with her children. Her home was filled with her piano playing and her singing. Shirley was instrumental in building her husband's accounting practice by helping in the office and entertaining clients and their families in their home. She gave a mean dinner party. She was confidant, social worker, friend, and gave solace to all that brought her into their confidence. She was remarkably clear and decisive. She was president of the Pacific Palisades/Malibu chapter of Hadassah in the 1970's. In the 1980's she supported son Bob Danziger in the development of Sunlaw Energy Corporation. She spent the last eight years of her life in San Rafael, California to be closer to her children. She delighted the residents of Drake Terrace where she lived with her humor, music, great attitude, and willingness to have fun. She was one of a kind. She lived her life to the fullest and is an example in many things to all that follow her. She asked to be remembered as a fun person. And indeed she was. Funeral services are to be held Tuesday, January 4th 11 a.m., at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, California. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice, The Braille Institute, or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.



Stanford Ochs

Stanford T. Ochs, 1/2/41 - 3/18-06, An ordinary guy who wanted to make a difference...and did! Happy 70th Birthday "All Star Stan". Missing you always and in all ways. Love from your family and friends.



Stanley Kilcoyne Jr.

Stanley J Kilcoyne Jr. Passed away on December 25. He is preceded in death by his wife Libbie. He is survived by his son Ron; daughter in law Francine; grandchildren Andrea, Steven and Scott; and several nieces and nephews. Born May 14, 1922, he served in the, in Europe during World War II and was a letter carrier in San Francisco for 40 years. A native of San Francisco he resided in Burlingame since 1962. In 2009 he moved to Connecticut to live with his son. An avid sports fan he lived to see his San Francisco Giants win the World Series. He was particularly adept at fixing most anything and for many years performed many of the repairs in his condo building. He loved entering sweepstakes and had amazing luck when he and Libbie visited Reno. A bad day was breaking even on the slots. Friends and family are invited to attend a rosary on Tuesday January 4 at 7 PM at Crosby N Gray Mortuary, 2 Park Road Burlingame and the funeral mass at 1 PM on Wednesday January 5, 2010 at St Catherine's Church 1310 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers donations could be made to Habitat for Humanity.



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.



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, 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.



Suzanne Ellsworth

Suzanne Horton Ellsworth, Resident of Healdsburg, Died Oct. 7, 2010 in Healdsburg at the age of 58., She is survived by: her mother May M. Horton of Healdsburg, brother Samuel W. Horton III, niece Sara Fraser Horton, both of Forestville and son David Ellsworth of Kelso, Washington., Born in San Mateo, California and a graduate of Hillsdale H.S. 70'. She married Lee Ellsworth and moved to Hawaii and followed Lee's Naval Career for the next 30 yrs. After his retirement they lived in Escondido, Ca. Lee died in 2005. Suzanne came to Healdsburg in June of 2010. Suzanne was interested in antiques and creative arts and made many baskets and household decorator items. A Memorial Service is planned later in Escondido., Memorial contributions may be made Seabee Museum and Memorial Park 21 Lafrate Way North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852. Arrangements by Fred Young Funeral Home, Cloverdale, Ca. 707-894-2540



Theodore R. Jones

Theodore R. "Ted" Jones passed away on Dec. 21, of heart failure at the age of 87. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren and friends who loved him., Ted was born Feb. 15, 1923, to Robert Lee and Ollie Lucy Bishop Jones in Gordon County, Ga., the youngest of nine children. He attended a one-room school in Alabama and later graduated high school from the distinguished Berry Academy (now Berry College) in Mt. Berry, Ga. Ted entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941, becoming a pilot and master sergeant. While on assignment in Washington, D.C., in 1948, he met and married his bride, Judy. During his 20-year military career, Ted flew transport, training and jet aircraft and completed several domestic and foreign tours of duty. A challenging aviation maneuver for Ted was landing transport aircraft on carriers with no tail hooks or room for error., He retired from the military in 1961 and for the next 15 years worked at Babcock Electronics in Costa Mesa, first as a field representative and later as director of engineering, providing sophisticated electronic devices for aerospace and missile defense-related applications. In the later '70s, he became a Realtor in Southern California and after moving to Oroville in 1981, owned Lake Oroville Realty. He and his wife, Judy, built their home in Kelly Ridge. Ted enjoyed boating and waterskiing with his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. He water-skied into his 70's and played golf well into his 80's. The last several years, Ted filled his days working on his computer, solving Sudoku puzzles, tending his fruit trees and playing cards and eating out with family and friends. Until recent weeks, he walked every day. Neighbors and family looked to him for help with practical, mechanical and technical concerns., Ted was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Judy, in 2006, and six brothers and two sisters., He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Lazorko (grandchildren Tim, Laura and Brett); son, Ted P. Jones (Nancy); and nieces and nephews. Ted was marked by his independence and self-sufficiency and his generous helpfulness and care for his family and friends. He was a good and honorable man and will be dearly and sorely missed. We love you, Pop. A memorial gathering will take place at his home in Kelly Ridge, Thursday, Dec. 30, from noon to 2 p.m. and a veteran's service will follow at a later date at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.,



Theodore Schrakamp

Theodore Schrakamp, Resident of Petaluma, July 12, 1929-Dec.28, 2010 (previously of San Jose). A loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathy Schrakamp and his seven children Susan (Michael) Mazikowski, Cindy (Ed) Bartholomew, Teddi Schrakamp, Jeff (Debbie) Schrakamp, Christine Carter, Susan (Andy) Hill, and Brandi Carter. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Laurie, Kristen, Niki, Alex, Dani, Sami, Jack, Owen and Michael, and one great-grandson, Caden. Ted was born in Brooklyn, New York to Josephine Connor Schrakamp and Arnold Bernard Marie Theodore Schrakamp and raised in Houston, Texas. He spent most of his adult life in Northern California. He was the eldest of 10 and is survived by siblings Molly Barton, Ann Philpot, Nick Schrakamp, Carolyn McCants, Ben Wills, Glenn Wills, Ron Wills and Diana Sue Wills and is predeceased by Marguerite Franovich. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Tom (Katia) Healy., Ted was a retired Engineer from Memorex/Unisys. He was proud to have served his country in the, as a U.S. Marine. He will be remembered for his love of family, sense of humor, contagious laugh, and nurturing wisdom. Ted enjoyed watching sports, discussing history and reading about aviation., Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. James Catholic Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the, Daniels Chapel of the Roses, Funeral and Cremation Services (707) 525-3730.



Thomas Dillbeck II

Thomas Dillbeck II, 52, of Vacaville, died on Dec. 17 in Davis, Calif. He was born in Liverpool, England, on Oct. 27, 1958. He served in the U.S. Army., A graveside service with family and friends officiating will be held on Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Thomas Thompson

Sunday, January 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Thomas Edward Thompson died of lung cancer on Dec. 15 in Napa. He was 58. He is survived by his children Alison and Aaron, ex-wife Carolyn, siblings Jim and Pam, as well as his parents, Edward and Jea



Thornton, Christine (Pacheco)

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Christine (Pacheco) Thornton Jan. 25, 1925 - Dec. 26, 2010 Resident of Tracy Christine Thornton, 85, of Tracy passed away on December 26 with ..... 



Tico, Douglas Jerome

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Douglas Jerome Tico, Sr., 82 CARLSBAD / OCEANSIDE --Long time Carlsbad resident and surfer, Douglas Jerome Tico, Sr., passed away peacefully at home on .....



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.



Trimble, David Orrin

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

David Orrin Trimble Jan. 2, 1941 - Nov. 22, 2010 Happy Birthday Dad. We miss you everyday. With Love, Charlotte, Todd, Christi, Madie, Ken, ..... 




From The Family of Ryan James Shapleigh The family of Ryan James Shapleigh (Shap) would like to thank everyone who cared, prayed, loved, brought food and flowers, and supported the boys trust fund in honor of our Son and Loved One. We all loved him dearly and will miss him forever and ever. I know the Lord has His reasons, but we sure don't know what they are yet. Please keep us in your prayers!!!




HAMMER, VIRGINIA JANE BUCHANAN JOHNSON Virginia Jane Buchanan Johnson Hammer, born August 2, 1931, passed away December 25, 2010, daughter of Cpt. John Henry and Victoria Virginia Buchanan, was raised in Kensington, Long Beach, and Honolulu, where she attended Punahou school 1939 -1941. She returned to San Diego and graduated from Point Loma High school in 1948, attended Colombia College in Missouri and San Diego State. Virginia is a Golden Arrow member of Phi Beta Phi. She was an excellent swimming teacher at Morley Field and Del Mar Hotel. Virginia married Thomas E. Johnson in 1956; they divorced in 1967. She was Executive Secretary at North Sails for 20 years while raising her two children, Tom and Vicki. In 1978, Virginia began a new chapter with Alvin "AI" Hammer. They enjoyed traveling, volunteering, laughing a lot, and a 30 year marriage. AI passed away last December. After her work at North Sails, she enjoyed nine years of working at the International Visitor Information Center and San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau where she could share her love of San Diego. Her scope of volunteering included Backyard Swim, Sharp Rady Children's Hospital Aux., Meals-on-Wheels, Rolling Readers Cabrillo Elementary School, San Diego Humane Society, San Diego Zoo (behavioral observer) and San Diego Visitors Bureau. Virginia had an endless love of animals and is survived by spoiled dogs "Mocha" and "Bear." Both need new homes. Virginia also liked lifelong learning through Oasis classes and Elderhostels. She enjoyed white water rafting and hot air balloon rides, gardening, reading and sailing. We will remember her sense of humor, compassion. and class. Virginia is survived by her son, Thomas E. Johnson, Jr. (Michele) of McLean, Virginia, daughter, Victoria Ann (Johnson) Cunningham (William) of Kula, Maui, stepchildren Chris, Matthew and Diana Hammer, grandchildren Chalan and Brennen Cunningham, Lauren and Vanessa Johnson, and step-children Travis and Peyton Hammer. We all will miss her greatly. Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Memorial donations gratefully accepted at to San Diego Humane Society or San Diego Hospice.




MEZA, VIRGINIA W. Oct. 29, 1940 to Dec. 24, 2010 Virginia passed away from cancer. She is survived by her husband Felix, four daughters, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at noon, Greenwood Mortuary. 



Valeria Bleharski-Walker

No Description Available! 



Vera Accornero

No Description Available! 



Victor "Vic" Ramage

No Description Available! 



WEAVER, Ellerson

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

In Loving Memory "We Miss You" Ellerson Fitzpatrick Weaver Deceased: December 31, 2009 Congregants miss your voice; They miss your devotion; They miss your .....




No Description Available! 



Wanda Horn

WANDA HORN MAR 7, 1929 - DEC 26, 2010 Wanda Horn passed away on December 26, 2010 at Serenity Hill Care Home in Oakdale. She was 81. Wanda is survived by her husband, Richard Horn and her brother, Roy Bartlett as well as many nieces and nephews. Wanda loved to play Bingo, and collect Avon. She was one of the fastest peach pickers in the field-all over the state. Wanda also raised calves and ducks at the ranch and loved to fish. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2010 at 1:00pm at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA. An online Guestbook is available to sign at:,



Warren Jean Bedard

Warren Jean Bedard, March 26, 1935 to Sept. 20, 2010, passed away after a short illness Sept. 20, 2010 at his home, with his family by his side., Warren leaves behind his three children, Tracie (Bryan), Dean (Sharon) and Duane (Kebbie); seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; nieces, nephews, family and friends, and his beloved dog, Lucky., His children wish to thank all our family, friends and neighbors who were so supportive in our fathers last days., We will be having a celebration of his life next April at his favorite beach in Ventura, Emma Wood State Park. All are welcome.



Wayne Lantrip

Sunday, January 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Wayne Lee Lantrip, 69, of Napa, was born in Minot, N.D., on Oct. 26, 1941. He passed away in San Francisco on Dec. 17, 2010.


Attachment: (image/jpeg / 1 Bytes) 



Willa Hermia Petersen

Willa Petersen, 86, of Vacaville, passed in peace and comfort, attended to by the caring and loving staff of the Vacaville Convalescent and Rehab Center. She was surrounded in love by her husband, their 4 children and spouses and numerous grandchildren., She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Norine Morgan and Edward S. Ayers. She met the love of her life, "Pete," during the World War II era. They spent more than 30 years in U.S. Army military assignments. After military retirement, they moved to Vacaville in 1978. They continued their love of overseas travels., She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Eugene Petersen Jr.; children, John (Louise) Petersen of Hartland, Wis., Linda (William) Standage of Puyallup, Wash., Mark (Sheryl) Petersen of Concord, Calif., and Richard (Dana) Petersen of Okinawa, Japan; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Her great love was her family., A funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 360 Portsmouth Drive, Vacaville. Prior to the service, a viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707) 446-3233.,



William Burton Madson

"Separate your needs from your wants" was Bill's mantra in life, along with "don't sweat the small stuff, it's all small stuff"! A truly dedicated husband for 68 years to his surviving wife Orphie. Loving father to Sharon and Bill; adoring grandfather to twins Allie and Max; and special father-in-law to Jason Bridge and Yvonne Madson. Preceded in death by his brothers John and Wes, survived by his sister Margaret Link and brothers Harold and Glenn. Bill was born in Great Falls, Montana. After the death of his father at age nine, his mother Laura moved the family to Fargo, ND. As the US entered into, , all five brothers joined the armed services. Bill joined the Merchant Marines, becoming a 1st Lt. Radio Operator. He endured eight anxious roundtrips across the Atlantic. After the war Bill drove his wife and daughter to their new life in Pasadena, CA. in 1945. Bill's life's work began immediately as manager of a neighborhood grocery store in Altadena. Bill grew with the company, becoming an integral part of the management team that grew the chain to 22 stores in LA and Orange Counties before selling to the Vons Supermarket chain. While living in Altadena, Bill became a very active member of the Altadena Kiwanis Club for more than 20 years as well as serving on the board of the Lutheran Laymen's League of Pasadena's First Lutheran Church. Occasionally he served on Pasadena Rose Parade committees when time permitted. Bill's love for golf made him begin an annual Pantry Supermarket golf tournament that became a coveted invite for sales executives within the supermarket vendor community in Southern California. He joined Industry Hills Country Club, becoming the tournament director for several years. Bill expressed that his favorite trip in his life was an 11 day golfing trip to Scotland with his son Bill, brother Harold and Harold's son Paul. Bill retired in 1981. Upon his wife Orphie's retirement in 1986, they moved to Prescott, AZ, becoming members of Prescott Country Club. Bill could not just be totally retired and was soon the president of the Prescott CC homeowners association, serving as president for many years. Even after he wanted to vacate the position his community would have none of that. Bill passed into God's loving hands very peacefully at Bill and Yvonne's home, December 17th at 9:00 a.m. As many friends and relatives have attested to since his passing, he was warmly loved by all for his very loving, affectionate, and charismatic personality; a strong desire to participate and be involved in supporting his community and family. Bill: friend, father, grandfather, you are truly missed, but your loving soul will sustain us ! In lieu of flowers the family requests that if you desire, please make a contribution to a Hospice within your community. The family wishes to thank St. Mark Lutheran Church for all the prayers and support as well as the Memorial Hospice team of Santa Rosa. Interment will be January 14th at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary in Sebastopol, followed on January 15th, with a memorial service at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa.



William Ewell Bowen

1925 ~ 2010 Born in Bloomington, Ill., Bill Bowen passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Cambria. He was raised in Erlanger, Ky., and served as a U.S. Marine at the battle of Guadalcanal in, . After his discharge, he moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the University of Southern California on the GI Bill. Following graduation he remained in Los Angeles and married Grace Tattu, starting first a family and then his own business, Canterbury Products. Moving his family and business to San Luis Obispo in the 1970s, Bill concentrated his considerable mechanical ability on printing wine labels and manufacturing both folding containers and dental products. After losing Grace in 1993, he married Rosemary Pisciotta and moved to Cambria. He spent an enjoyable retirement appreciating her painting, working on projects and traveling. Bill leaves behind his beloved wife, Rosemary; children Thomas Bowen; Maria Bowen and her husband, Charles; Chris Ann Jones and her partner, Jim; and Lisa Pisciotta and her husband, Dennis. He is also survived by grandchildren Lauren Bowen, Kristen Bowen, Gracie Bowen, Thomas Bowen Jr., and Sabrina Stewart; as well as many nieces and nephews. Donations in his honor can be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.



William Martinez Jr.

Dr. William "Memo" Martínez Jr., 49, Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Cal Poly, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Valladolid, Spain. Born Guillermo Humberto Martinez Lara in National City, Calif., Memo spent most of his childhood in extremely humble circumstances in Tijuana, Mexico. After graduating from high school there in 1979, he returned to California to study mechanical engineering, first at Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, and then at San Diego State University. A love of literature led him to change majors, however, and he would go on to earn first a B.A. in Spanish, and later an M.A. in Spanish-American literature. During this period, Memo also worked as a high school substitute teacher and as a college tutor and counselor. Knowing then that he wanted to be a teacher (and student) of literature, Memo entered the Ph.D. program at the University of California at Irvine and earned his doctorate in contemporary Latin-American poetry in 1993. He began his career at Cal Poly in September of that same year. Since then, he devoted himself tirelessly and inspirationally to his roles as teacher, scholar, advisor, citizen of the academy, leader and mentor. He published his research on various subjects in Spanish language literature, was an expert on the poetry of Pablo Neruda, served on numerous committees at the college and university level and was an award winning advisor for various student clubs and organizations. From 2000 to 2006, and 2009 to the present, he was chair of the Modern Language and Literature department. In 2001, in honor of his excellence and dedication to his teaching and his students, Memo won Cal Poly''s prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award. A strong proponent of international education, Memo helped to develop Cal Poly abroad programs in Mexico, Chile and China. For many years, he was co-administrator of the program in Vallodalid, Spain, and spent alternate fall quarters in residence. He was there this month, to renew Cal Poly''s study abroad agreement with the University of Vallodolid when he was stricken. On his webpage Memo wrote, "I believe that different poetic movements are the souls of the period from which they came''¦.This is perhaps, the most telling reason why I love to teach. Like poetry, every day becomes a new reading, a reading that modifies my environment, my students, but mostly myself." As passionate as Memo was about his teaching and students, he had many passions outside the classroom. He loved professional sports ''" football and basketball, especially. Saturdays and Sundays at his house had the feel of indoor tailgate parties with groups of friends cheering on the Horns or Chargers on his big-screen TV. He loved collecting folk art - the walls of his house and office were adorned with all manner of things Latino or Japanese - plates, crucifixes and prints. Mostly, Memo loved to cook - an unusual find in the supermarket became the excuse for an elaborate evening meal, one that took all day to prepare, but he insisted was no big deal. Memo''s generosity with others was astounding. All his friends believed Memo to be the kindest and most thoughtful man they had ever known. Memo is survived by his wife, Eriko Ishikawa Martinez of San Luis Obispo, who patiently endured his endless supply of stories, fueled by his uncanny memory; brother, Richard Martinez Lara of San Diego, whom he loved and admired. Memo is also survived by many friends, colleagues, and students, both past and present - all of them deeply saddened at the loss of this gracious, cheerful and truly life-loving man. As one friend put it: "Llevaba el sol en subolsillo (He carried the sun in his pocket)." A date for a celebration of his life is pending. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department with the designation "For the W. Martinez, Jr. Memorial Fund." The funds will be used to establish an award/scholarship program for Cal Poly students wishing to study in Spain.



William Ralph Meredith, Jr.

Sunday, January 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

William Meredith passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was 81 years old.


Attachment: (image/jpeg / 1 Bytes)



Wold, Deborah

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Deborah Wold Aug. 27, 1923 - Dec. 18, 2010 Resident of Manteca Deborah Wold 87, entered into rest on December 18, 2010 in Manteca. .....



Yoshio OUCHI

OUCHI, Yoshio 91 years old, born in Alhambra, California and previous resident of Los Angeles and La Canada, passed away on December 28, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife Michiko Ouchi. He is survived by his son Mitchell Ouchi, daughter Kathleen Yamaguchi and grandchildren Wesley Ouchi, Cameron Yamaguchi and Sarah Yamaguchi. Yoshio was a devoted husband, father, and past president of the Southwest Japanese American Credit Union. Services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, 9:30AM, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068, Church of the Hills.



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.