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ALANIZ JR, LEANDRO of Sunnyvale, CA passed away on May 20, 2011 at the age of 53. Services to be held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA on May 24, 2011 at 6pm.
ALBRECHT, MYRA "TIGE" passed away at home on May 6 with her husband David, friends, and cat Genji by her side. Born in San Francisco, she grew up in Big Sur State Park, and later Sea Cliff Beach State Park during WWII. She graduated from High School of Commerce in San Francisco. She met David in 1968 and they were married in Aug 1969; moving to San Jose in early 1970. They were blessed with a son Dana in 1971. She was a devoted and caring stay at home mother nurturing him in her love of Nature, books, all the Arts, and all things beautiful in this world.
Despite her petite size, Tige could be very tenacious and set in her beliefs and ways. However, for all that knew her well, she will be remembered as the kindest, most gentle, and pure of heart; especially to the multitude of doggies and kitties she never stopped adopting. She loved her expansive wild organic garden of roses, colorful flowers inhabited by the birds, bees, butterflies;- even critters and insects of all sorts were welcomed. She was a prolific photographer and her house collections of all kinds were accumulated from childhood and gathered from everywhere; especially Japan where she and Dave resided for 4 fantastic years. For more than 65 years, keeping her parent's small mountain Ranch in Shasta County for future generations to enjoy has been of great importance to her.
Dana and his wife, Katherine of New Hampshire, blessed Tige with four loving grandchildren; Peter, Caleb, Sophie, and Grace. She is also survived by her older sister, Karen Grosch of Placerville and younger sister Juli Postol of Woodbury, CT. Tige will be missed but never forgotten by her friends here and abroad, especially those in Japan; Dave's family; and her close cousins, Sharon, Tay, and Bootsie and their families.
As she wished, no Services were held. For those that wish to do so, please consider a gift to your favorite Charity; or especially the Animal Shelter or Humane Society of your area. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Tige's life will be held in the near future. Our family wishes to again thank those that have provided help and loving care over the recent years.
ALLEN, JAMIE of Rockingham, NH passed away on May 10, 2011 at the age of 54.
AMACHO, MEREDITH of San Jose, CA passed away on May 7, 2011 at the age of 86.
ARNETT, EUGENIE of San Mateo, CA passed away on October 4, 2011 at the age of 97.
BALANDRA, TONY of San Jose, CA passed away on October 9, 2011 at the age of 87.
BARBOUR, NORA of Clanton, AL passed away on October 9, 2011 at the age of 84. Services held in Clanton, AL.
BARTU, FRANCES of San Jose, CA passed away on October 16, 2011 at the age of 83.
BERNARD, SCARLET ANN JOLY of San Jose passed away peacefully on April 23rd, 2015 at her home after a 4 year battle with stage-4 lung cancer. The viewing will begin at 10am followed by the services at 11am on Friday May 1st at the Cathedral of Faith on 2315 Canoas Garden Ave., San Jose CA 95125.
Scarlet was a true southern belle born on July 4th 1958 in New Orleans Louisiana. She was the eldest of three children born of Charles and Ruth Joly. She left behind her beloved Victor Bernard, her three prouddaughters; Amy, Guilette, and Victoria Bernard, and her younger brother Chris Joly. She also had a group of treasured retired co-workers from Allen at Steinbeck elementary and a host of other community organizations and support groups including: AA, al-non, nicotine anonymous, NAMI, and YMCA cancer support that will deeply miss her enthusiasm and courage.
Scarlet graduated from University of New Orleans with a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education and continued furthering that education through-out her career at San Jose State University. She worked with a variety of children throughout her 20year teaching career; special needs, kindergarten, second graders and even more at the beginning of her teaching experiences.
She also mentored and sponsored people in the community in a multitude of ways that only those that knew her can explain. Only some of the great work she did included; teaching CCE, volunteering at sacred heart), hosted clean and crazy campouts, worked AA hotlines, and spoke to help others at the YMCA cancer support group. Before her passing her only request was for those that knew her to use her story to help others. Scarlet’s perky upbeat spirit and open mind and heart will be beyond missed by her many loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, her husband and daughters have started a fund for the Lung Cancer Foundation of America. www.lcfamerica.org/scarletswish7
BIGGINS, PAULINE of San Mateo, CA passed away on May 4, 2011 at the age of 93. Services to be held in Rochester, PA.
BLANTON, MELVIN "MUTT" of San Jose, CA passed away on September 20, 2012 at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family.
Mel is survived by his wife Katherine of 56 years, sons Bruce (Holly), Michael (Lisa), daughter Tammy (Tom) and 4 grandchildren.
A Military Service will be held on Monday October 8, 2012 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Bay Area Mortuary & Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125. Mel will be laid to rest at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery with full military honors on Tuesday October 9, 2012 at 11:30am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fleet Reserve Association, Santa Clara Valley, Branch 101.
BOURDET, RUTH of Campbell, CA passed away on October 20, 2011 at the age of 86.
BRANSON, JAMES of Sonoma, CA passed away on June 13, 2011 at the age of 63.
BROSHEAR, JOHN of Sunnyvale, CA passed away on October 25, 2011 at the age of 53.
BROWN, AMELIA LI (LI YU-CHING), age 59, died July 14, 2012, in San Jose, California, after a painful year-and-half long battle with cancer.
Amelia was born November 30, 1952 of Kwok Ping Li and Pui Ling Leung in Hong Kong. There she graduated the Diocesan Girls' School and briefly attended the New Method College before immigrating to the United States in 1971. After living briefly in Los Angeles she received her BA at Northeastern University in Boston, class of 1977, in three years while employed full time at Prudential. She earned her MBA with the class of 1980 at the University of Chicago, where she met her husband, Douglas Orcutt Brown, at new student orientation on her first day. Doug was initially charmed by her cheerful, approachable manner and soon amazed by her seemingly effortless mastery of anything related to Accounting. She and Doug married on June 30, 1979 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.
After gaining experience as a tax auditor with Arthur Anderson Consulting in Chicago, Amelia joined Hewlett Packard’s Finance organization in Santa Clara, California, before co-founding a successful startup, BioMolecular Technologies, Inc., as CFO and VP of Operations. In their spare time, she and Doug enjoyed exploring the more exotic parts of all seven continents. Amelia was strongly devoted to friends and family, as illustrated by her decision to give up her successful professional career in order to care for her aging parents, or provide extensive assistance to non-English-speaking friends who needed help navigating bureaucratic procedures. Shortly after retiring, Amelia was inspired by the events of 9/11 to become proficient in firearms. With her typical drive for perfection, she received over 75 training certificates, and soon began instructing tactical pistol with Advanced Weapons and Technology, often surprising men two or three times her weight and strength with her capabilities.
Throughout much of her life Amelia believed the adage, “where there’s a will, there’s a way”. Her experience with cancer caused a reassessment, leading her to become a Christian. In her inimitable manner, she soon had read the entire Bible and Catholic Catechism, and was baptized outside the usual Easter cycle. Her example influenced several family and friends to become active in the Church
A viewing will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday, July 19th, at the Bay Area Mortuary Services Funeral Chapel, 1701 Little Orchard St., San Jose, CA 95125, with a Rosary starting at 8:00. A second viewing will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 20th, followed by a 10:30 Funeral Mass at Five Wounds Portuguese Church in San Jose, where Amelia was an active and well-respected parishioner.
Amelia was predeceased by her father, and is survived by her mother and her brothers Brendan Yu-Kwong Li and Lawrence Yu-Ming Li.
Flowers may be sent to: Bay Area Mortuary Services, 1701 Little Orchard St., San Jose, CA 95125, However Amelia prefers donations to any of the following:
BROWN, HELEN of San Francisco, CA passed away on June 21, 2011. Services held in San Jose, CA on June 25, 2011.
BUCHANAN, DEBRA of Union City, CA passed away on June 9, 2011 at the age of 50.
BUI, DUOC of Milpitas, CA passed away on June 8, 2011 at the age of 78. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA on June 12, 2011 from 9am to 4pm.
BURG, GREGORY of San Jose, CA passed away on June 10, 2011 at the age of 48.
CABARLOC, SALVADOR "SAL" MELEANO of San Jose, CA passed away on November 10, 2011. He was born to parents Faustino Cabarloc and Estella "Star" Batt. He entered into rest at the age of 58 years young. We lost him to a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sal is survived by his beautiful daughters Vivian and Colina Cabarloc; his loyal companion "Cheech"; Grandfather of six - Sammy, Airyanna, Meyia, Navyiah and Diego Carrasco and Annabella Arreola; brother of Alvin Cabarloc, John Cabarloc, Mary Montoya, Nancy Duarte, Ali Cabarloc and lots more family members and friends.
Sal was a man of all trades. He could always make you laugh. He was always willing to help a friend and even a stranger out at any given time. He loved riding his Harleys. He was also well known for his classic cars, dancing feet and his love of music. He was a very knowledgeable man. Every where he went someone knew him and he was known as a very handsome ladies man. Our beloved Sal will be missed dearly. As he rest in peace he will always be remembered as one of the most loyal Oakland Raiders fan. As Sal would say it, "Let you tell it."
A memorial service will be held on at 1:00pm on Monday November 28, 2011 at Cathedral of Faith Church 2315 Canoas Garden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.
CARRIERE, MARILYN of Rio Vista, CA passed away on December 29, 2011 at the age of 75. Burial on January 4, 2012 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, CA.
CAPLEY, MICHAEL of Morgan Hill, CA passed away on October 3, 2011 at the age of 49.
CEDO, LINA of Sunnyvale, CA passed away on June 2, 2011 at the age of 55. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary located at 2175 Stone Ave, San Jose, CA on June 3, 2011 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
CHARLIE of San Jose, CA, formerly of Middletown, NY, passed away on February 7, 2012 at the age of 17. He was born in September of 1994 in New Hampton, NY.
Charlie spent the first few years of his life on 46th Street in a Manhattan flat while his Mom attended mortuary school. Later moving to Middletown, NY, he lived across the street from Walkill Cemetery for eight years. Finally making the big trek across country to San Jose, CA, in 2009.
He is survived by his human mom and her husband at home, and his nemesis Murphy, also at home. He was pre-deceased by his longtime companion Kitty, and K9 friend, Mena. There will be a private cremation ceremony.
CHARLTON-HALL, JOANNA of Cowes, England passed away on May 6, 2011 at the age of 44. Services to be held in Derby, England.
CLARK, DENNIS of San Jose, CA passed away on August 9, 2011 at the age of 50. "Our loving father and grandfather is now at peace."
CONN, BILL of Santa Cruz, CA passed away on October 1, 2011 at the age of 50.
COSTALES, RENATO (RICHARD) of Gilroy, CA passed away peacefully at home on August 20, 2011, surrounded by his family after being diagnosed with lung cancer in June.
After high school he joined the Air Force in 1957 and was stationed in Lincoln, Nebraska for four years. There he met other local boys and they formed a singing group, The Tradewinds. He attended the University of Nebraska. He worked his way to California and fell in love with San Francisco and moved there in 1965. He worked at Utah International (now BHP) for 31 years as a programmer/analyst. It was there that he met his future wife, Cheryl Cahall. He always said it was love at first sight.
Survived by his wife of 34 years, Cheryl and children, Ginna (Jason) Raahauge; Gillienne and Courtney; grandchildren, Melia, Joshua and Maddox. He is also survived by many brothers and sisters and many more nieces and nephews. He dearly loved his family and enjoyed teasing them as much as possible.
CRIADO, ALBERT of Santa Clara, CA passed away on January 15, 2012 at the age of 59. Preceding his passing was our father Frank H.Criado, our brother Benjie Criado, Grandmother Nora Holguin, our little Angel Seleen Cruz and Step father Tony Leija.
Albert is survived by his mother Rebecca, brothers Lawrence, Paul and Frank and his wife Jancie Criado. Sisters Josie and her husband Richard Ojeda, Margaret and her husband David Kotoff. Step mother Maria, half sisters Elodia and Grace, and half brother BJ Criado. Step grandfather Grande Holguin and Aunt Sylvia Holguin, Aunt Corina Leija. Nephews, Richie and Mario Ojeda, Robert and Ben Criado. Nieces Felica and her husband Paul Cruz and Serena Criado. And great nephews Jr and Isaiah Cruz, James Hidde and Andre Criado, and Mario Jr and Christian Ojeda and great niece Dolores Ojeda. Albert will be forever loved and missed by his extended family and friends. Friends and family are welcome to attend the following services:
Viewing between 1-5pm, on January 23, 2012 will be held at Bay Area Mortuary / Community Chapel, Located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, SJ CA
DACOSTA, JOSE of San Jose, CA passed away on May 23, 2011 at the age of 91. Services to be held at Bay Area Mortuary located at 2175 Stone Ave. Suite 4, San Jose, CA on June 3, 2011 at 2:00pm.
DAGNINO, JOSEPH, JR. of San Jose, CA born on 10/6/1953 entered into rest on 3/1/2012. Beloved son of Jose Rubio Dagnino Sr. & Lupe Acosta Paiz. Brother of Lupe Plazola, Vera Lopez, Jesse Dagnino, David Dagnino Sr., John Dagnino, Maryann Dagnino, Ernestina Dagnino & late brother Elias Dagnino. Loving father of Joseph Dagnino III & John Anthony Dagnino, father-in-law to Marcella Dagnino Grandfather of Evangelina, John Anthony, Gabriela & Joseph Dagnino IV. Great Grandfather of Isabella Nekole Dagnino Barcenas, cherished brother-in-law, Uncle & friend to many.
Services will be held on Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 2:00 pm at Bay Area Mortuary & Community Chapel 1701 Little Orchard St. San Jose, Ca. 95125. Reception to follow immediately after service.
DEDINSKY III, JOHN JOSEPH known to all his loved ones as "Shawn". Born December 28th, 1958, entered into rest in San Jose, CA on January 30th 2012. Predeceased by his parents Dr. John and Ann Dedinsky. Survived by his sisters, Merry Dedinsky Gutierrez (Mike and niece, Sarah ) Moira Dedinsky Street (Jeff) and Miriam Dedinsky Kuntz (Mike). Shawn was an avid reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, movie buff and a big Sharks fan. After going through a laryngectomy four years ago, he faced many challenges with a positive attitude. His only way of communicating was by writing, through which he continued to show his wry sense of humor. We will miss him always and keep his memory alive in our thoughts and prayers. He is at peace and may God bless him.
Services to be held on February 17, 2012 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125
DEGNON, DENNIS of San Jose, CA passed away on June 8, 2011 at the age of 45.
DELEON, MARCELINA of Princeton, NJ passed away on October 9, 2011 at the age of 79. Services held in Calverton, NY.
DIGGS, MARCIA CELESTE of San Jose, CA ,born September 4, 1954, passed into the Kingdom of God September 30, 2011 at the age of 57. Marcia was surrounded by loving family and close friends. It was apparent that she was infused with the love of the Holy Spirit.
Marcia is survived by her mother, Gladys Elaine Diggs of Marina, CA; Marcia's father, Preston Lee Diggs, Sr. passed several years ago. Marcia is the third gift of God into the Diggs family. She resided with her sister Rita Diggs Blyth of San Jose, CA. There are three surviving brothers: Preston Lee Diggs, Jr. of Rock Midded, Texas, Thomas Clay Diggs (wife Ann) of San Diego, CA and Steven L. Diggs of Seaside, CA. Loving aunts and uncles include: Betty Reid Clay, Calvin Clay (wife Pamela), Alvin Clay (wife Patricia), Samuel Clay (wife Hazel) , Benjamin Clay (wife Jenetta) of Roanoke, VA, Joanne Clay Walton (husband Edward) in Colorado and Charles and Silverine Clay. Marcia has multiple loving nieces and nephews: April, Antonio, Alexis, Lynice, Marcus, Molly, Jordan and Elliott. She is also blessed with great nieces and nephews. Special acknowledgement and love to cousin Maggie and husband of Danville, Virginia.
Marcia was currently working on a Masters Degree in Federal Regulatory Regulation with an emphasis on clinical drug trials.
Marcia was a volunteer at the Common Wealth Club of Silicon Valley Events. She also volunteered for CONTACT Teleministry in Santa Clara from 1985 - 1995.
Marcia thanks for teaching all involved in your life the lesson that in the face of adversity, adversity can be faced with courage, class, integrity and most importantly with the love of GOD. Marcia, you ill be missed but never forgotten.
"I will not in anyway fail you nor give you up, nor leave you without support. I will absolutely not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake you, nor let you down, nor relax my hold on you." - Hebrews 13, 5B
Marcia's Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Sturday October 29, 2011, at Cathedral of Faith located at 2315 Canoas Garden Avenue in San Jose, California 95125.
DIGIULIO, JOANN passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014, after losing a two year battle with uveal melanoma cancer. Joann was born in Ann Arbor MI and moved as a child to Stanford and San Jose, CA. Joann lived vigorously, determined to try and to enjoy everything in life; and she acquired many friends across the country.
After high school she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Willamette University. She graduated with a Master of Science in Policy Analysis at Penn State University, and a Master of Arts in American Indian Studies (Federal Indian Policy) at the University of Arizona.
In Sacramento, CA she worked as a paralegal for commercial real estate law firms, including conversion of military bases to commercial use. In 2005 she was awarded her law degree from McGeorge School of Law and passed the bar exams. For a brief time she worked in Governor Schwarzenegger’s Office of Legal Affairs, with the onerous job of interviewing state prisoners for parole decisions and for transfer to other facilities!
As real estate in California fell into the doldrums, JoAnn moved to Houston, Texas, where she passed the bar exams for Texas and established her consulting company. Even during treatments she studied and received her Texas real estate license. She worked for various law firms, most recently on line from her home, which was advantageous because of the cancer which was laying claim to her body.
She fought her cancer with the same intensity with which she worked, taking part in various clinical trials. But no matter how fatigued, she exercised her dogs. Only at the end did she consent to give them up.
Whatever situation or locale she was in she adopted the local culture: southwest and softball in Arizona, western in Texas. The lone star was part of her latest décor, along with the Texas flag.
She was always a hard worker, delving deep with the effort that it took to learn or to do a job well. Her attention to detail or to proper procedure wasn’t always easy on others; but the job was done properly!!
She is survived by her mother Sandra DiGiulio, mother’s partner Wasson Quan, sister Elizabeth DiGiulio, brother Tony DiGiulio, sister-in-law Fazila DiGiulio, nephew Danny, niece Yasmine, aunt Isabella, cousins Chris, Michele, Lisa, Paul, and their families. She was predeceased by her brother Robert. Her remains will be cremated, and a remembrance celebration will take place February 15.
DIXON, NATHANIEL ALLEN of San Jose, CA - formerly of Richmond, VA, passed into eternal heaven on October 24, 2011 at the age of 54. A sudden call from God on high, he had no chance to say goodbye.
Nathaniel graduated from Armstrong High School – Class of 1976. Then he attended Western Kentucky on a basketball scholarship. Nathaniel served in the US Army during 1979 – 1981 as E-4. He had been employed with a number of companies in the Silicon Valley of California.
Nathaniel was born August 11, 1957 in Richmond, Virginia to the late James Dixon, Sr. and Therese Virginia Bell Wiggins Dixon. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, and uncle.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shelly Pol Dixon, 3 children – Tanisha, Natalie (Angel), and Victoria (Adam), ten grandchildren, four brothers – Edward L. Wiggins, James Dixon, Jr., Jerome Dixon, and Ronald Dixon of Richmond, Virginia; six sisters – Regina Wiggins Rivera (George), Joyce Dixon Carter (Randy) of Richmond, Virginia, Constance Dixon-Sorogane (Jean) of California, Sandra Dixon, Rosalind Dixon Russell (Michael) of Richmond, Virginia and Carolyn C Wiggins of Norfolk, Virginia, one Uncle – Samuel C. Wiggins, Sr. of Norfolk, Virginia and a host of nieces and nephews.
Nathaniel will be greatly missed by all. We will miss hearing his voice on the telephone, watching NBA games with him, his visits to Richmond, and one of his famous sayings to his daughters and grandchildren, “Tell the truth, and shame the devil.”
Goodbye to you our dear Brother, Father, and Grandfather. We LOVED you, but God loved you best.
There comes a time, when we must part, He gives us a place--in His heart. There comes a time, when we must say, Dear Lord - Thank you for all of Our days.
DORMISHIAN, MOHAMMAD of San Jose, CA passed away on June 10, 2011 at the age of 89. Services held at Los Gatos Memorial Park.
DUGGAN, KATHERINE of Los Gatos, CA passed away on June 30, 2011 at the age of 89. Services held at Los Gatos Memorial Park.
DUNCAN, ALFRED RAYMOND of San Jose, CA passed away on April 5, 2014 at the age of 71. Although Alfred was born in New Orleans, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois while he was still a toddler. After the death of his mother, Ruth, he went to California to live with his aunt and uncle, Annabell and Ernest Marcell. Alfred always considered her as his second mother. After graduating from high school, he returned to Chicago. In 1977, while attending a wedding in San Francisco, he decided to relocate to the Bay Area.
The most important part of his “dash” began in 1984 when he met his BFF, Vicki. Their marriage in 1985 produced Michael, a son that made him extremely proud for 22 years. Also important in filling his “dash” were his nieces and nephews – he loved being “Uncle Al” to Karen and Will, Spenser, and Kayla; Gina and David, Jimara, and Dillon; Danny, LaToya, Nicole, Maurice, Marvin, Erika, Najee, Mikayla, Malik, Annesley, Noah, and Danny. His relationship with Christ began in his early teens, but the spiritual growth became most evident during his marriage. He lovingly served as an usher at North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, CA until illness forced his retirement.
Preceeding him in death are his parents, Ralph Duncan and Ruth Duncan Neal; siblings Helen Wilson, Ralph Duncan and Mike Neal. He is survived by his wife, Vicki; son Michael; sister Shirley; “parents-in-love” Eddie Jo and James; “secondary” siblings Craig and Kay, Monica, Andrea, and Michele; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
ELGRIM, VIOLA of San Jose, CA passed away on May 5, 2011 at the age of 94. Services to be held in Middletown, NJ.
FALSETTO, RUTH of San Francisco, CA passed away on October 1, 2011 at the age of 88.
FISHER, JAMES of Menlo Park, CA passed away on May 18, 2011 at the age of 76. Services to be held in Springfield, OH.
FLANAGAN, RAYMOND of San Jose, CA, passed away, peacefully, with his loving family by his side November 11, 2013. Born in 1925 in The Bronx, NY, his father (a NYC police officer) died when Ray was 6. His mother passed away on his 15th birthday. The day after his 17th birthday, Ray enlisted in the Navy to enter WWII, where he flew 29 missions as a gunner in the Pacific. After the war, Ray graduated from Pace University, and began a business career that culminated in 35 years with FMC Corporation in San Jose, where he negotiated contracts with the military. Ray was an avid golfer, and a 35-year member of Almaden Golf and Country Club.
Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Ruth Flanagan, and is survived by his four children, Jim Flanagan, Tom Holden, Doug Holden, and Diane Stevens, as well as his nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Ray’s family held a private ceremony.
FUCARINO, AUDREY of Rosemont, IL passed away on June 26, 2011 at the age of 76. Services held in Chicago, IL.
GALARZA, SYLVIA ALICIA "COCO" of San Jose, CA passed away on March 9, 2012 at the age of 44. A native of San Jose, she was the youngest child of Jesus B. and Adela H. Galarza. CoCo was the loving mother to Jessica and Javier Jasso. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother Adela. She is survived by her father Jesus; siblings Lupe, Lola, Teresa, Juan, Andres and Luz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Coco attended Notre Dame High School and San Jose City College. She earned her AA in Early Childhood Development and so began her career with San Jose Unified School District. She was a teacher at Hacienda Elementary School.
CoCo we miss you already. You're in our hearts forever. We know you're with Mom. Remember, "Plain, Pickles Only." We love you.
The viewing is scheduled from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (rosary at 4:00pm) at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125. Mass will held at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Church located at 325 Willow Street, San Jose, CA . Burial services to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery located at 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA.
GARCIA, ERMINIA of San Jose, CA passed away with her family by her side on Arpil 8, 2012 at the age of 74. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00p.m., Saturday April 14, 2012 at Bay Area Mortuary / Community Chapel, 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA.
Minnie, as she was dearly called, was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She was the daughter of Severo Martinez and Carmen Hernandez Martinez and sister to Elvira Vargas and Irene Armijo. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1956 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Minnie and husband Manuel moved to San Jose, CA in 1965. She began working for IBM in 1966 and worked for over 25 years as a Senior Assembler until retiring in 1992.
Minnie was preceded in death by her husband Manuel in 1970 and her sister Irene Armijo. She is survived by her sister Elvira Vargas of Phoenix, AZ; her five children and their spouses Manuel and Abisag of New Mexico; Ralph; Cynthia and Juan; Michael of Phoenix, AZ; and Samuel and Vivian; 25 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all her family and all those that knew her.
GLASS, KLINGER of San Jose, CA passed away on October 13, 2011 at the age of 51.
GOODWIN-FOUTS, CAMILLE of San Jose, CA passed away on October 7, 2011 at the age of 69. Services held at Holy Family Church in San Jose on October 20 from 4pm-8pm with burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery on October 21, 2011 at 9am.
GULISANO, ANGELO of Kensington, CA passed away on June 22, 2011 at the age of 85. Services held in Clinton Township, MI.
HARRIS, JOHN of Alameda, CA passed away on June 23, 2011 at the age of 61.
HASWELL, THEDA (SALESTROM) of San Jose, CA passed away on August 18, 2013 at the age of 81. She was born November 15, 1931, in Tekamah, Nebraska to Theodore and Jennie (Dennis) Salestrom.
Theda graduated from Tekamah School in 1948 and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She served as school secretary for a couple of years. She was married to her high school boy friend, Harold Haswell, June 14, 1951 in Biloxi, Mississippi, where Harold was stationed with the US Air Force. The couple lived in Denver, Colorado for several years before moving to San Jose, California where they have lived for the past 53 years. Theda worked as an elementary school secretary for the Union School District in San Jose for 20 years, retiring in 1988.
Survivors include husband of 62 years, Harold Haswell of San Jose, brother Alvin Salestrom (Hazel) of Tekamah, Nebraska, son Michael (Missy), daughter, Christina Delaney (Jay) both of California and daughter Stacey Schutt (Robert) of Gretna, Nebraska; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A private service was held at Bay Area Mortuary 11 A.M., August 20, 2013. There was cremation with final resting place at the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah Nebraska. Donations can be made to Breast Cancer Society or Assistance League P.O. Box 320455 Los Gatos, CA 95032
HAWKINSON, BETTY of Fremont, CA passed away on June 1, 2011 at the age of 88.
HAYNES, MERRILL of San Jose, CA passed away on March 3, 2015 at the age of 89. Merrill was born in Coal Grove Ohio September 23, 1925, to Charles and Mayme (Steed) Haynes.
Merrill, known as ‘Ike’ to his friends, served in the US Navy for over 30 years. A WWII veteran, he fought in the Pacific Theatre. Merrill also served his country during the Korean conflict. Being of service was part of Merrill’s core values. Growing up on a farm during the Great Depression, Merrill’s family would help families in need with food and coal from the mine located on their farm. He would often share stories about riding his pony to school and of course being from Ohio conversations would naturally turn to Football. Merrill played some serious football for the Navy during the 1940’s. Football must be part of the family DNA as Merrill’s granddaughter, Heidi is a NFL cheerleader.
Merrill is survived by his only child, Teresa and her 2 daughters Corianne and Heidi, 2 great-grandchildren Ava and James. Merrill was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mayme, and siblings Charles, Frank, Darlene, Avenell and Judy. Burial will take place March 18, 2015 at the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella at 1:30 PM.
HENDERSON, ALGOIOVANTA of Vallejo, CA passed away on June 21, 2011 at the age of 29. Services held in Riverside, CA.
HENLEY, KRISTA of Los Gatos, CA passed away on October 11, 2011 at the age of 50.
HENRY, DARRYL of San Jose, CA passed away on October 1, 2011 at the age of 74.
HSIEH, CHI-HSIH of Milpitas, CA passed away on May 7, 2011 at the age of 55. Services to be held in Los Altos, CA.
ISAIS, GILBERT ALEJANDRO passed away peacefully at home at age 34 surrounded by family and friends. Gilbert was a true Californian – spending his first 17-years in San Jose and the next 17 years in Moorpark and Simi Valley. Graduate of Moorpark High School, 1998. Valued longtime employee of Skyworks Inc. Gilbert was an avid music enthusiast and concert goer, his favorite band being Nine Inch Nails. All of Gilbert’s many lifelong friends agree that he was very kind, considerate, and fun-loving.
Gilbert is survived by his mother Mary Eva Dominguez and father Gilberto Isais, brothers Philemon Gonzales (Anabel) and Jason Gonzales, and sister Dana Bosso (Steven). Gilbert was a beloved father figure to his cousin David, helping raise him like a son while teaching him right from wrong. Cherished uncle to Jasmine, Philemon, Jr., Sebastian, Joshua, Isaiah, Anjelyna, Charles, Charina, Sophia, Benjamin, and Veronica. He is also survived by his aunt Dolores, uncle Reuben, and many cousins.
Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Mass which will be held on Saturday, June 13 at 9:45AM at Five Wounds Catholic Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose. An additional service will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 10 AM at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 101 E. Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks, CA.
JOHNSON, DEBRA of Campbell, CA passed away on June 10, 2011 at the age of 57.
KALPAKIAN, EDWARD and ANAHID of Fresno, CA passed away on December 28, 2011. Edward was 84 and Anahid was 76 years of age. Services to be held Thursday January 5, 2012 at 10:00am at St. Andrews Armenian Church located at 11370 S. Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA 95014. Burial to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
KATAYAMA, MASAMI of San Jose, CA passed away on October 13, 2011 at the age of 80. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose on October 14, 2011 at 11-12pm.
KHANGHAHI, ASSAL of San Francisco, CA passed away on June 2, 2011 at the age of 36.
KIM, HYUN of Seoul, South Korea passed away on October 23, 2011. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 2175 Stone Ave, San Jose on October 26, 2011 from 2-5pm
KING, DENNIS of San Jose, CA passed in peace from lung cancer on July 22, 2015 at the age of 74, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn A. King and his sister Gay Lillie. Cherished son of June Watson and Bud King, brother of Sue Kinsman. Loving father of Scott and Cindy King. Proud grandfather of Everett, Sirenity, James, Jose, Kathryn, Brianna, Trinity and Javi. Great-grandfather of Anthony.
Dennis will be fondly remembered by friends and family as a loving, caring, compassionate father and friend. May his memory live on in our hearts forever. A Celebration of Life will be from 1:00 - 4:00 in the Shadow Bluff area of Hellyer park on Sunday, August 9th.
KNEPP, ESTHER of Wooster, OH passed away on June 20, 2011 at the age of 96. Services held in Wooster, OH.
KNOWLTON, DENNIS of Olympia, WA passed away on June 21, 2011 at the age of 20. Services held in Olympia, WA.
KNUTSON, SANDRA of Milpitas, CA passed away on October 18, 2011 at the age of 73.
KOLODZIESKI, THOMAS of Cupertino, CA passed away on June 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
KOONTZ, VESTA of San Jose, CA passed away on May 25, 2011 at the age of 92. Loving wife to Arnold Koontz; Beloved mother to sons Walter (Anna Mae), Frank (Betty), Joe (Donna), Devoted sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to many.
LAMB, STEVEN of San Francisco, CA passed away on May 17, 2011 at the age of 43. Services to be held in Longview, WA.
LATTA, ROBERT J. of Campbell, CA passed away on September 18, 2011 at the age of 84. Robert has always been able to fix things. No matter what it was, he would be able to look at it, take it a part, figure out what was wrong, put it back together, and make it all better. He was that way with people too. Bob would never give up on anyone or anything that was good at the core. We were always proud of him for that.
Bob was the loving husband of Estalita and the dear step-father of Luz Mitchell. They stood by his side, caring for him to the very end. His son-in-law, Jay Mitchell, will miss his unconditional friendship. He is thankful for Bob's commitment to his family.
Grandpa Bob will be dearly missed by his grand daughters Jennifer, Jessica, Jacqueline, Erin and great grand daughter Jayda. They have, and always will, live by his advice of doing the right thing and family first.
Bob would not want anyone to feel sad for him. He is now free from his pain, probably having a beer, and moving around the Kingdom of God, "Faster than a herd of turtles."
LAZAR, PAUL of San Francisco, CA passed away on June 3, 2011 at the age of 42.
LEINARD, FRANK of Byron, CA passed away on May 8, 2011 at the age of 54.
LEISTEN, ALLISON of Santa Rosa, CA passed away on May 12, 2011 at the age of 58. Services to be held in Forest Hills, NY.
LIU, MEI of San Jose, CA passed away on June 14, 2011 at the age of 78. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA on June 22, 2011 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
LIU, QI of Milpitas, CA passed away on October 21, 2011 at the age of 43.
LUCCA, WILLIAM JR. of Santa Clara, CA passed away on May 14, 2011 at the age of 68. Services to be held in Colma, CA.
LUISO, Ruth of San Jose, CA passed into heaven due to natural causes on April 5, 2017 at the age of 88. Ruth was born in New York but lived her adult life in California. She was a graduate of Davis HS, worked at Hoblin's Hardware Store (NY), was a homemaker and also a lampshade/drape maker.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Luiso. She is survived by her son Mark Luiso, and son Paul Luiso and his wife Sharon. A Memorial for Ruth is being held Saturday May 6th at 11:00 am at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3151 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124.
LUNA, ANITA of Gilroy, CA passed away on May 9, 2011 at the age of 92. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA on May 13, 2011 at 12:30pm.
LUNA, LUIS of Gilroy, CA passed away on June 30, 2011 at the age of 90. Services held at St. Mary’s Church in Gilroy.
LUNA, MARTIN JR of Gilroy, CA. In loving memory of Martin Luna Jr. who passed away peacefully in his home on the afternoon of May 16, 2011 at the age of 42. He is survived by his wife Rita; daughter Mary; brothers Chris and Paul; nephews and nieces. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at 4pm at St. Catherine Parish, 17400 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill. Reception to follow.
LYNCH, SHIRLEY of San Jose, CA passed away on May 5, 2011 at the age of 77.
MATHEWS, GRACE of Woodacre, CA passed away on June 5, 2011 at the age of 96.
Sharon is survived by her husband; Sal (Sam) Mazzurco; her children, Kimberly Abouzeide, Tracy Mazzurco and Vincent Mazzurco; her son in law, Shafir Abouzeide; her grandson’s, Shafir and Milan Abouzeide.
Sharon was born in Maryland on December 26, 1949. Her family moved to Illinois and then to California where she graduated from Piedmont High School in San Jose, CA. She met her husband, Sal Mazzurco, while “cruising 1st & Santa Clara” - they were married on September 13, 1969 and recently celebrated their 47th anniversary. Sharon worked for General Electric/HP and Te-Tech Electronics before she moved to Lenoir, North Carolina to open Sharon Elizabeth’s Bed and Breakfast in 2003.
Sharon adored gardening, was an incredible interior decorator and enjoyed taking long drives. She loved animals, especially her late dogs Reggie, Rookie; her cat, Mrs. Kitty and her dove, Lady Aster. She always had a project or three going at the same time and was known for knocking down anything in her way, literally. She treated friends like family and welcomed you with open arms.
Funeral Services will be held on : Thursday, November 17th at 10:00 am 1701 Little Orchard St. San Jose, Ca 95125 **Colorful attire requested - Sharon LOVED color** Burial will proceed to Santa Nella National Cemetery. The Celebration of life will continue with light food and drinks immediately following at Sharon's son Vince's house.
MCEWEN, DOYLE MORRIS was born July 29, 1944, in Olney, Texas to William Morris McEwen and Ada Ozell Jackson McEwen. He died April 04, 2017, in San Jose, California. Doyle grew up in Megargel, Texas, and graduated there in 1962.
He joined the U.S. Navy to see the world, and he did that; traveling all over the place on every ocean. He served 26 years from 1963-1989 making him a veteran of the Vietnam War. He said the Navy was good to him, and he hoped he was good for it, because he loved it. After retirement, Doyle stayed in San Jose where he had finished his career. He held several part-time jobs until his health caused him to fully retire. But in the meantime, he enjoyed bass fishing and entering tournaments, and even placed a few times. He really enjoyed playing "42", after learning from the master, his dad. He spent the last few years reconnecting with some of his classmates and reminiscing; an activity he also enjoyed, that could be done from his home.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sue McEwen. Doyle is survived by his three children: Pam Cundari and husband Tony of Illinois, Bryan McEwen and spouse of Missouri, and Kelli Hegewen and spouse of Nevada. He had four granddaughters and one grandson. Also surviving is his sister Ruth Garner and husband Bill of Texas and brother Carlton McEwen and wife Edna of Texas and niece and nephews. Doyle will be interred in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.
MCNEIL, WARREN of Sunnyvale, CA passed away on October 12. 2011 at the age of 82.
MCTIGUE, RICHARD of Pacifica, CA passed away on June 8, 2011 at the age of 63. Services held in Calverton, NY.
MEDINA NAVARRO, OCTAVIO of Gilroy, CA passed away on June 21, 2011 at the age of 48. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA on June 26, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
MELVIN, MICHAEL of Woodlake, CA passed away on October 3, 2011 at the age of 71.
MENDOZA, AUGUSTINE A., born May 18, 1927, age 87, passed away on May 6, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Miguel and Natividad Mendoza, by his brother Emilio, and by his daughters Irma and Monica. He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Angelina B. Mendoza, and 6 children Patricia, Daniel, Fr. Anthony, Trudy, Thomas and Tyler. He was a dedicated family man and is also survived by 3 loving sisters, 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grand children.
Augustine was a veteran, serving his country honorably during WWII in the US navy. As a first generation Mexican American, he was an entrepreneur who owned his own television repair business and restaurant, "El Sol." He will be greatly missed.
Friends and family will gather at 6 pm on May 10, 2015, at Bay Area Mortuary, 1701 Little Orchard Street in San Jose, to remember Augustine with a Rosary at 7 pm. On May 11th, 9:30 am at Our Lady of Peace Church in Santa Clara there will be a funeral mass followed by services at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
MENDOZA, GRACIELA of San Jose, CA passed away on June 22, 2011 at the age of 61.
MILLER, BRUCE of San Jose, CA passed away on June 20, 2011 at the age of 58.
MILLER, LENORE of San Jose, CA passed away peacefully at home on June l8, 2014 after a second brave battle with cancer. She was 82. Born in Albany, CA to Martin and Julia Griffin, Lenore attended Holy Names High School and graduated from San Jose State University in 1954.
Lenore worked as an Occupational Therapist for a number of years. Her devotion to children, especially her own, was always a priority in her life. In addition to being both a Boy Scout and a Girl Scout leader, she was active in her children's school, volunteering in many different capacities. From 1975 to 1989, she became a teacher's aide in the Union School District, and was a positive role model in the lives of countless children.
Lenore is survived by her son, Michael Miller of San Jose, her daughters, Valerie Talley (Paul) of Livermore and Deborah Miller (Laurent Humbert) of Sherman Oaks, and her two grandsons, Ryan and Kyle Talley, who were the light of her life.
Lenore will be remembered for her generous nature, kind heart, and sense of humor, but most of all she will be remembered for her positive attitude. She always found the "silver lining" in any situation.
A mass for Lenore will be held at 11am on Tuesday, July 1st at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 15333 Woodard Road, San Jose. A celebration of her life will take place immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lenore’s memory to a charity of your choice.
MILLER, MARY of San Jose, CA passed away on June 20, 2011 at the age of 98.
MITCHELL JR., JAMES of Richmond, CA passed away on June 1, 2011 at the age of 83.
MUGGE, DOLORES "DEE" JOY, of San Jose, CA passed away on January 19, 2017 at the age of 88. She was born on November 14, 1928 to Charles and Bertha Peters Mugge. Dolores had her own bookkeeping business and she worked for several local businesses. She also ran a dance studio in Santa Clara and later at her home (Dee's Mele Alohi Dancers) for many years. "Dee" loved her dobermans. She showed them and bred them. She always had at least one with her up to a couple of years ago.
She was predeceased by her parents (Charles and Bertha Mugge),and her brother Charles II and her two nephews. A Graveside Service will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1pm at Evergreen Cemetery, 6450 Camden St., Oakland, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dolores's name may be made to the Doberman Association, ASPCA, or any local animal shelter.
NADELL, BONNIE of San Jose, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2014, surrounded by family in the comfort of her own home. She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, two sons, two loving daughters-in-laws, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters. She will be missed by all who knew her.
NAM, JOYCE of Riverside, CA passed away on June 25, 2011 at the age of 20. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA on June 29, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
NAN, LINGHU of Santa Clara, CA passed away on June 25, 2011 at the age of 44. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA on June 28, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
NGUYEN, LAN of Santa Clara, CA passed away on August 3, 2011 at the age of 30. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA from 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday August 7, 2011 and Sunday August 8, 2011.
NICHOLS, JUDITH of Morgan Hill, CA passed away on June 21, 2011 at the age of 68. Services held in Pacific Grove, CA.
NICOLETTI, VALERIE JEAN found peace on February 28, 2014. Valerie, the daughter of Anthony and Angela Azzarello, was born May 31, 1952. She grew up in the North Beach section of San Francisco and attended Presentation High School, graduating in 1970. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University in 1974 in Social Science. In 2010 she received her MBA from the University of Washington. Her professional career includes teaching at Lynbrook High School and an extensive career in banking. Valerie worked at Barclays, Comerica, Greater Bay, and Wells Fargo Bank. She was the President of Business Banking for Wells Fargo South Bay Region when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.
Valerie and Ron have been married for 41 years and have two daughters. The most important roles Valerie undertook were being a wonderful mother to Tracy Lynn Nicoletti and Taryn Noel McCarthy (Gavin) and Nana to Parker Ryan McCarthy. Valerie was the ultimate mentor for her daughters, as she was loving, strong, caring, and “lived life with a lot of spunk.” Parker has been the light of her life, giving Nana so many wonderful moments of laughter, joy, and happiness. Valerie also leaves behind her sister, Lori Sargiotto (Don), many uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and close, dear friends.
A Celebration of Valerie’s Life will take place on Saturday, March 15 at 10 am at Queen of Apostles Church, 4911 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose 95129 (corner of Mitty Avenue).
Valerie battled courageously for all the people in her life, and especially for her “little Parker.”
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, an organization that assists with funding research to end ovarian cancer. www.ovariancancer.org
Ninan, Ponnamma Sarah, 79, passed away on July 15, 2014, due to complications following heart surgery.
Ponnamma was born in Kerala, India, to Chelanilkannuthil Varughese and Mathilunkal Koshy Sosamma. Trained as a nurse, she worked for several years in India and then left the subcontinent with her husband. Over the next three decades, she taught High School Mathematics in Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, and Sudan as she raised her four children. In Yemen, she became a close friend of Mother Teresa's and helped her establish two Missionaries of Charity homes. Returning to India for her children's education, she also completed her Masters in Sociology. For the last 20 years in San Jose, she has been an active member of the Marthoma Church and an intimate part of the lives of innumerable individuals.
She is survived by husband, Madathilparampil Mammen (Joy) Ninan, children: Premeela, Neil, Preethy, Ajit, Ronnie, Anna, Charley, Jenny and grandchildren: Tarun, Mirium, Mary Katherine, Fré, Madiline and Charlotte,.
Ponnamma's Celebration of Life will be held on Monday July 21st, 2014 at
Venture Christian Church 16845 Hicks Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032. There will be a 4pm Viewing and time of sharing then a Service from 7:30pm - 8:15pm in English and Malayalam. Flowers may be sent to Venture Christian Church for the Monday service.
Interment Services: Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 10:30am.
Los Gatos Memorial Park 2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95124
OLIVER, DONALD of Los Gatos, CA passed away on June 16, 2011 at the age of 93. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA on June 24, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
OLSON, DEIRDRE of San Jose, CA passed away on June 13, 2011 at the age of 73.
O'NEAL, WALTER B of San Jose, CA passed away on March 11, 2014, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loving family.
Walter joined the U.S. Army in 1951 serving 20 years. He received a Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal (3d Awd), National Defense Service Medal with OLC, Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and United Nations Service Medal. His greatest reward was meeting and marrying his wife Margarethe while stationed in Germany. After honorable discharge he served as a police officer for the Salinas Police Department, and he worked for Owens Corning Fiberglass for 20 years. Unselfish love for his family was the highest priority of his life and receiving love from them was his greatest joy.
Walter was preceded in death by his father Walter B. O’Neal, mother Fannie Bell Davis O’Neal and brother Tommie C. O’Neal. Walter is survived by his wife Margarethe of 43 years; children - Rudi and wife Caroline, Ryan, Margie, Marquita, Walter, Malcom; grandchildren - Christina, Michaela, Tanya and husband Jamelio, Josh and wife Eliza, Myrricle, Joseph, Monica and family, LaMar, Michael and family, Mark and family; great-grandchildren - Xannon, Xataya, Xander, Caleb; sisters - Margaret Smith, Fannie Mae O’Neal and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
ORESTE, JEFFREY of Clackamas, CA passed away on October 7, 2011 at the age of 62. Services held in Portland, OR.
ORMAN, CAROLINE of Portola Valley passed away on June 4, 2011 at the age of 100.
ORTIZ, ROBERT EDMUND of Milpitas, CA died peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer on 4/9/2012 with his family at his side. Bob was born in San Jose to Julian and Dorothy Ortiz on 12/30/46. Bob joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. He began his career in financial management with NASA’s Ames Research Center and retired as an accountant from a local hotel chain.
The family thanks the staff of Kaiser San Jose and Hospice of the Valley for their amazing care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Valley.
OSGANIAN, GARY of San Jose, CA passed away on June 7, 2011 at the age of 69.
PALACIOS, MARIO of San Jose, CA passed away on May 21, 2011 at the age of 64.
PARRISH, ZACHARY of San Jose, CA passed away on December 4, 2016 at the age of 56. He left behind two children and three grandchildren.
PEASE, ROBERT of San Francisco, CA passed away on June 18, 2011 at the age of 70.
PENA II, MARCUES CHRISTOPHER of Gilroy, CA passed away on January 18, 2014 at the age of 20. He was the son of Marcues Pena, Sr. and Gina Hickman.
Marcues enjoyed fishing, crabbing, shooting, playing baseball, football and ping pong. He was a baseball card collector, a hot wheel car collector and a coin collector. He was also a die-hard Raider fan. He had a loving and unselfish personality and brought joy to all with his sense of humor.
He is survived by his father Marcues Pena; mother Gina Hickman; sister Adelina Pena; grandfather Denny Muth; grandmother Emily Muth; stepmother Kelly Pena; step brothers Jon and Jeremy Eseroma; step sister Sarah Eseroma; uncles Jason Muth, Will Rodarte, Tom Rodarte, Dan Rodarte, Jim Hahn; aunts Kim Hahn, Barbara Atak, Deb Rodarte and Jill Muth; cousins Benito Serrano, Alyna Atak, Mooreah Muth, Pierson and Tyler Muth, Stephen and Paris Hahn, Donna, Julie, William, Nick Steven, T.J., Vanessa, Danny, Timmy and Cora Rodarte. He was the grandson of the late Benito Pena, Caroline Pena and Faye Muth.
A viewing will be held from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday January 26, 2014 at Bay Area Mortuary and Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125. Services will be held at 10:00am on Monday January 27, 2014 at Hillsdale Evangelical Church 545 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95136. Burial to follow at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, CA.
PETERSON, EARL of Edina, MN passed away on June 29, 2011 at the age of 84. Services held in Minneapolis, MN.
PIERCE, MARGARET of Santa Clara, CA passed away on June 9, 2011 at the age of 87.
PIERCE, RALPH of Stockton, CA passed away on June 30, 2011 at the age of 67. Services held in Plymouth, IL.
PLANTING, RITA of San Jose, CA passed away on October 14, 2011 at the age of 93.
PLEMMONS-HUNTER, DEBRA of Berkeley, CA passed away on October 6, 2011 at the age of 59.
POPE, MARJORIE LEIGH, born January 27, 1926, went to her final rest on September 4, 2013. Marge died peacefully at home, the only place she wanted to be, surrounded by friends, family, and her lifelong companion, Cleda Decker. Marge wore many hats in her life; U.S. Navy officer, enthusiastic trout angler, special-needs adult educator, successful bowler in a local league, active traveler and constant learner.
Born to Orval DeLoss Pope and Myrtle Margaret (Thornton) Pope of Iola, Kansas, Marge attended college in Kansas attaining a Master’s degree in Education and that is where she met Cleda. One day Cleda was singing La Traviata with joy in a practice room when there was a knock on the door. Puzzled, Cleda answered to find Marge who asked, “Do you know what you’re singing?” Cleda had not realized that the song she was singing was a heroine dying of consumption but Marge set her straight. Thus began a decades-long friendship but Cleda says she hasn’t sung La Traviata the same way since. Marge joined the Navy but eventually separated and pursued teaching.
The latter part of her career was spent working with adults with special needs. Marge enjoyed an active retirement golfing, traveling, caring for aging family, and competing in a local bowling league. Many people were blessed by Marge’s penchant for letter writing which always brought her joy and kept many of us connected to her.
Sidelined by a hip fracture in March this year, Marge’s usual energy was redirected into recovering but she eventually succumbed to complications but was always very grateful for the support and visits by all her friends. Please join us for the Gathering of Friends at Marge and Cleda’s home on Saturday, September 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
PORTER, HENRY of San Jose, CA passed away on October 14, 2011 at the age of 67. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose on October 29, 2011 at 1-3pm.
POSADAS, JOSE of Fremont, CA passed away on October 9, 2011 at the age of 54. Services held at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose on October 14, 2011 from 1-5pm.
PRATT, DORRIS of San Jose, CA passed away on June 3, 2011 at the age of 85.
PUGSLEY, THOMAS, 54, of San Jose, CA (formerly of Fresno, CA) passed away on August 24, 2015, after battling aggressive pancreatic cancer. Tom is survived by his wife (Becky), sons (Nick & Billy), Mom (Juanita), brother (Tim), sister (Susan), and their families. We will be having a Celebration of Life on October 3, 2015. Contact Becky at email@example.com for details. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in Tom's name to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
REITSMA, JACOBA "COBIE" peacefully passed away at home, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 surrounded by her son and daughters.Cobie was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up during the Depression Era. These were some of her happiest childhood years because her Dad was home everyday. They would take long walks and have memorable talks along the way. She was able to go with him wherever he went.
RILEY, JOHN of San Jose, CA, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2012. He was born on August 23, 1941 in Monroeville, AL to Mr. & Mrs. D.D. and Mazaree Riley, both preceded him in death.
At an early age, his family moved to Creola, MS, where he completed high school and soon after joined the US Army. On completing 6 years in service, he moved to San Francisco, CA where he met his first wife of 10 years and had one son. During this time, John was hired with the SF Muni Transit & Railway, where he continued to work for 19 years. While visiting a friend from his hometown, he met his current wife Christine, who introduced him to Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism. John and Christine married two years later and enjoyed 26 meaningful years together.
John joined SGI-USA Buddhist Organization on Feb. 28, 1985 in San Francisco, CA. Buddhism was the philosophy that anchored his life and helped him develop a deeper and more insightful understanding of his mission. He was very active in SGI Men’s Division activities and was truly proud to support his mentor, president of SGI, Daisaku Ikeda.
John was extremely active and enjoyed nature. His favorite activities included hiking, jogging, and biking. He was a die-hard “Trekky”, his favorite being, “Star Trek – The Next Generation.” Often, John would lose himself in mysteries, fantasy fiction and science fiction books. He loved helping others and was readily called upon for special projects at work and in the community by his employers, family and friends.
John was the third of six siblings. Gladys Casey, his eldest sister, preceded him in death. He is survived by brother and sister-in-law: Ernest and Wilma; sisters: Mattie, Vernia and Sabrina; brother-in-law: James; his devoted wife, Christine; daughter and son-in-law: Nitosha and Alex; daughters: Artanya and Keisha; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Melissa; grandchildren: Joshua, Ariana and Detrick and a multitude of extended family, will continue to celebrate his life, love and legacy.
The Memorial service for John Riley will be Sunday, March 18, 2012,1 pm at the SGI-USA Buddhist Center, 1875 De La Cruz Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in honor of John Riley to San Jose State University, University Advancement Division, San Jose, CA. SJSU Greatest need/SJSU Fund or SOKA University of America in Aliso Viejo, CA, Soka Fund.
RODRIGUEZ, ARQUELIO (LUIZ) MUNOZ of San Jose, CA passed away on June 26, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was 67 years old.
The son of the late Mariano and Santia Munoz, he was born on October 13, 1945 in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
Arquelio was an auto mechanic, owned and operated Luiz Auto Sales for 30 years. He enjoyed fixing cars, appliances and electronics. He loved fishing, Puerto Rican music and cooking. He had a passion for helping the homeless and less fortunate, by spending his Sundays, cooking and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. He was involved in the Prison Ministry. Many people came to know the Lord through his life and testimony. He was definitely one of a kind.
He was most known for his Puerto Rican accent, being loud, a tough guy, straight forward, making people mad, laugh and cry. Looking sharp, and wearing his hats. He had his own language; “jive turkey, junky bunk, junky bum, bueno-bueno”. He cared about people. He was the Neighborhood Watch, a great counselor.
He is survived by his wife Becky Ochoa Rodriguez, his son Arquelio, daughters, Raquel Vallejo and Diane Bartlett. His brothers, Diego and Noel Munoz from Puerto Rico, his sister Nelida Van Kemp from New Jersey and Moises Munoz from Florida. His grandchildren; Andrew Lucero, Marina Munoz, Mariah, Hailey and Belen Vallejo, Alec and Lauryn Bartlett. As well as, several nieces and nephews, cousins, brother and sister in law.
Memorial services will be held at, Primera Baptist Church, 145 Martinvale Lane, San Jose CA 95119 on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 6:00pm. Final resting place will follow in the family plot in Cementerio Viejo, Calle Finale Refugio, Guayanilla, Puerto Rico at the convenience of the family.
RODRIGUEZ-MENDEZ, ESPERANZA of San Jose, CA passed away on May 20, 2011 at the age of 46. Services to be held at 9:00am at Saint Maria Gorettii in San Jose, CA.
ROMERO MENDEZ, CARLOS of Santa Clara, CA passed away on June 21, 2011 at the age of 61.
ROUSE, HENRY FORD of New Bern, NC passed in to the Kingdom of Heaven on April 10, 2013, at the age of 89 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Henry was a member of the U.S. Navy for twenty three years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He is survived by Michael, Daryl, Susan, Warren, William, Henry, Phillip and Jay. He will surely be missed.
Henry will be honored at a ceremony at Bay Area Mortuary & Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard St., San Jose, CA on April 16, 2013 from 9:00am -11:30am. Committal Service to follow at Golden Gate National Cemetery located at 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA
RUIZ, JOSE ROBERTO of San Jose, CA passed away on December 11, 2011 at the age of 76, after a very short but courageous battle with cancer. Jose was born in Ciudad Arce, El Salvador where he mastered the taliloring trade and later made it out to his second home in San Jose where he resided for the majority of his life. He was the first born son of 7 children to the late Carlos Valdez and Joaquina Ruiz and was the beloved husband of Lilian Ruiz for over 30 years.
Jose will forever be remembered by his loving sisters Cecilia Ruiz and Teresa Ruiz, his beloved children Joni, Roberto, Violeta, Walter, Sylvia, Eric, Carlos, Sandra, Angelberto, Elsy and Yuridia. His treasured grandchildren and great grandchildren. Along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know him. Jose loved spending time with his family from gatherings to watching his favorite sport of soccer, laughing, listening to music and having fun with his friends. Jose was known for his sense of humor, fun spirited and caring traits all the way till the very end. He is dearly missed and loved. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Satruday, December 17th, 2011, at 4pm at La Fe Baptist Church, 3195 Senter Road, San Jose, Ca 95111. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be made to Yuridia Ruiz.
SANCHEZ, CARLOS of Los Altos, CA passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 52. Services held in Valhalla, NY.
SASTRY, BALAMBA of Los Gatos, CA passed away on May 21, 2011 at the age of 76.
SCANLIN JR, RANDOLPH DUNCAN of San Jose, CA passed away December 13, 2013 at the age of 50. He is predeceased by his parents Randolph Duncan Scanlin, Sr. and Jennifer Lou Scanlin. He is survived lovingly by Sarah Scanlin, his three children Katherine, Sarita, Garrett, and his sister Dawn.
Services were held at Bay Area Mortuary Chapel Dec. 20th. Randy is laid to rest at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Randy loved family outings, travel, motorcycles, camping, sports, history, ancestry, Native American culture, cooking, pets, Faith, God and Country. He is greatly missed and we are comforted knowing he is now with his Heavenly Father.
SCHMITT, CHARLES JAMES of San Jose, CA passed away on November 2, 2011 at the age of 68. Charles was the Administrator at St. Vincent de Paul in San Jose, CA for 30 years. Services to be held in Wisconsin. For additional information, call 920-809-5795.
SHABANALI-LAVASANI, KOBRA of San Francisco, CA passed away on October 25, 2011 at the age of 83.
SHAFFER, MICHELE of San Jose, CA passed away on May 24, 2011 at the age of 67.
SIDEBOTTOM, NORMAN of Monterey, CA passed away on June 11, 2011 at the age of 67.
SIERRA, SAMUEL of Hollister, CA passed away on October 18, 2011 at the age of 67.
SIKES, ROBERT ALAN of Hiddenite, NC passed away on January 28, 2012 at the age of 37. Sergeant First Class Sikes was honored at a ceremony at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel located at 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA before being sent on his final journey home to North Carolina. Video of San Jose Ceremony can be seen by clicking HERE.
SFC Sikes was a member of the Army Reserve, 3rd Batt. 518th Reg. of the 98th Training Div. of the 108th Training Command, Fort Jackson, SC, stationed at Fort Hunter-Leggett, Calf. He was an active reservist for nineteen years.
In addition to his parents, Robert Van and Jeanne Kiker Sikes of Fort Mills, SC, he is survived by his wife, Jamie Gant Sikes, one son, Robert “Eli” Sikes of the home and one daughter, Madison Withers of Dallas, NC. He was devoted to the U.S. Military and counted all of his U.S. Army brothers and sisters as his family.
Services to be held Saturday evening, Feb. 4,2012, from 6-9:00p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville, NC. with funeral services on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Liledown Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
SIMON, IRINEA of Daly City, CA passed away on May 12, 2011 at the age of 59.
Maria was born on November 3, 1927, in Gorizia Italy to Giuseppe and Maria Zucchiatti. She was the youngest of 6 and the last to survive. Throughout her life Maria endured many obstacles starting with her youth as a concentration camp survivor during World War II.
She was known for her ease in frequent conversation with even total strangers. Even through her illness she always wanted people around her from young to old. Being a military wife she lived in and visited several countries, such as Japan, Europe, and North America. She spoke Slovenian, Italian, English, and some German and Spanish. One of her favorite expressions was “Ciao Bella”. Anyone who knew her knew that she was very proud of her Italian heritage.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support from her many friends and family from Europe and the United States. She will be greatly missed!
A rosary will be held on July 27 at 2 p.m. at Bay Area Mortuary/Community Chapel, 1701 Little Orchard Drive, San Jose, California 95125. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 4, at St. Christopher Church, 1576 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, California 95125.
Ken was born on October 12th, 1960 in New Orleans, LA., the eldest child of James and Barbara Taylor. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Glenda Taylor, one daughter Adrianne Taylor, his father James Taylor Sr and step mother Karen Taylor; one brother James Taylor Jr. and one sister-in-law Monica Taylor; two sisters Nadine Battles and Deidre Childress and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ken was recently preceded in death by his mother Barbara Jean Taylor
Ken attended James Logan High School, in Union City, Ca. He moved on to attend college at Hayward State University where he graduated in 1982 with a BA degree in Kinesiology.
Ken always had time to mentor kids whether it was his daughter, nieces or nephews or the kids he coached. He was fun, caring and compassionate to everyone he met. Well respected by friends and co-workers alike, Ken was a vibrate presence in all our lives. There will be many memories that will hold Ken dear to us, from coaching football, soccer to the famous barbeques.