Obituaries 2020:

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Gary Arnold Larsen
August 8, 1947 - October 16, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Gary Larsen was born in Penticton, BC, Canada and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 73 years old.


Priscilla Dawn Williamson
May 11, 1958 - October 16, 2020
Gilroy, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Priscilla Williamson was born in El Paso, Texas and passed away in Gilroy, California. She was 62 years old.


Violetta Hines
February 18, 1932 - October 12, 2020
Campbell, California

Visitation: Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Violetta Hines was born in Peru and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 88 years old.


Nieva Ronquillo Nieva Talamayan Ronquillo
January 28, 1942 - October 11, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA.
Visitation: Friday, October 16, 2020, 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA.
Visitation: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 01:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside Service: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 03:00 PM.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Nieva Ronquillo was born in Isabela, Philippines and passed away in Tracy, California. She was 78 years old.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
You'll Never Walk Alone - Marcus Mumford
Devoted to You - The Everly Brothers


Ryan Lee Smith
April 12, 1993 - October 10, 2020
San Francisco, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Ryan Smith was born in Stuart, Florida and passed away in San Francisco, California. He was 27 years old.


David Carlisle David Norton Carlisle
September 9, 1941 - September 30, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA.

David Norton Carlisle, age 79, of San Jose, California, passed away peacefully from cancer in his home with the company of his family on September 30, 2020.

David was born in Port Huron, MI on September 9, 1941 to Elba and Edward Carlisle. He graduated from Port Huron High School in 1960. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1959-1968, which included one tour of duty during the Vietnam War. After an honorable discharge as a Petty Officer Second Class, David pursued studies in photography at Ohlone College in Fremont. He worked as an intelligence analyst for more than 40 years at Lockheed Martin, ESL and Tera Research in the Silicon Valley.

David married Christine Ray on June 7, 1986 in Monterey. He was a passionate automotive enthusiast and Porsche admirer. A member of the Porsche Club of America, Zone 7, David was awarded numerous honors at various Concours events with his unrestored 1989 metallic Dove Blue Porsche 951 (944 Turbo). David loved, honored and cherished his family and his country.

David is survived by his spouse of 34 years, Christine; children, Denise Michelle Streets of IN, Kathryn Sheppard (Josh) of Biggs, CA, and David E. Carlisle (Kathleen) of Catalina Island, CA; grandchildren, Claire and Jackson Sheppard, Trevor and Kellen Zeller, and Chelsea Barnes (Chris); brother, Dennis Carlisle (Eleuza); and niece, Natascha Garcia.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to David's favorite charities: North Valley Sparrow Foundation, PO Box 1283, Biggs, CA 95917; donorbox.org/share-the-love-with-north-valley-sparrow-foundation or Camp Okizu, 83 Hamilton Dr., Suite 200, Novato, CA 94949; okizu.org/davidncarlisle.

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Velis Agha Doumani
December 25, 1936 - September 29, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Saturday, October 3, 2020, 11:00 AM at Assyrian Church of the East, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Velis Doumani was born in Boroujerd, Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 83 years old.


Lupe Zaragoza Lupe Zapien Zaragoza
November 13, 1925 - September 24, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, October 5, 2020, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Mass: Monday, October 5, 2020, 12:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Lupe Zapien Zaragoza passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020 in San Jose. She was born on November 13, 1925 in Madera.

She retired from Del Monte Cannery with over 50 years of employment. She loved to sing and was a great seamstress.

Lupe is survived by her children, Rose Aguirre, Robert Zaragoza & Steve Zaragoza (Sandra); grandchildren, Sofia Munoz, Dan Munoz, Stevie Zaragoza, Sonia Garcia & Albert Zaragoza; 5 great-grandchildren; & 2 great-great-grandchildren.

A Viewing will be held from 10am-12pm with a Funeral Mass at 12pm on Monday, October 5 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4848 Pearl Ave, San Jose.

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Ray Gerding Ray William Gerding
October 3, 1924 - September 24, 2020
Los Gatos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Ray Gerding passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept 24 in Campbell. He was a resident of Los Gatos for 63 years, living in the eastern foothills where he found his greatest peace and enjoyment. In July, at age 96, Ray took a bad fall while feeding deer that roamed the hills on his property. Head injuries sustained in the fall led to his death in Sept. Ray was born in a log cabin on wooded acreage near the small country town of Wellsville, Missouri. He attended Shelbina High where he was known as "Big 5-0" on the football team. Upon graduation he joined the Marine Corps and fought in the Pacific. A few years after the war, in 1952, he opened his first auto repair shop on Bascom Ave in Campbell in a building known as the Corner Cobblestone. From then until his retirement at the age of 90, Ray's Automotive Service in San Jose was where you took your car when no one else could fix it.

He is survived by his children, Marilyn Gerding-Wright of San Diego, and Raymond Gerding (Catherine) of San Diego; granddaughter, Ann Knutson (Carey) of Dallas; grandson, Gregory Gerding of San Diego; and great-granddaughter, Cecilia Knutson of Dallas. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Nell of 35 years at the time of her passing in 2000.

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Carmen Eusebio Hernandez
December 14, 1938 - September 24, 2020
Mississauga, Canada

Visitation: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA.
Rosary at 03:00 PM.
Funeral Mass: Friday, October 9, 2020, 10:30 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Carmen Hernandez was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in Mississauga, Canada. She was 81 years old.


Jacqueline Wright Jacqueline Wright
January 11, 1917 - September 22, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA.

The wonderful, long life of Jacqueline Wright came to a peaceful end on Sept. 22, 2020. She was 103.

At the University of Nebraska Omaha, "Jackie Leffingwell" studied American history and played intramural field hockey. Her style of play was said to make wearing good shin guards highly advised. While there, she fell in love with and later married a fellow student, John Wright. When WWII broke out, duty called, and they were forced to separate. John served on a destroyer in the South Pacific and Jacqueline sailed to Australia as an American Red Cross volunteer. After the war, they settled in Waukegan, IL, and later moved to California when John accepted a professorship at San Jose State University.

In San Jose, Jacqueline got a job teaching American history at Dartmouth Junior High where she pioneered the use of classroom simulations. Her energy and passion resulted in being named the district's Teacher of the Year in 1977. After she retired, hardly a day went by when she didn't express how much she missed the classroom. In retirement Jacqueline led an active life as a community volunteer, working as a hospice counselor and an English teacher for immigrants. Throughout her life, Jacqueline was a Yellow Dog Democrat, a friend of Israel, and an avid sports fan. Jacqueline loved to read and had a special interest in the biographies of the First Ladies, having met Eleanor Roosevelt in Australia during the war and later at the White House during a tea held for selected Red Cross volunteers.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Wright and her eldest son, Randall. She is survived by her children, Robert Wright and Rebecca Bianchi; granddaughters, Kristie Bianchi and Melissa Alchimisti; grandson, Obadiah Wright and her great-grandson, Leo Jack Alchimisti.

She will be laid to rest in Golden Gate National Cemetery beside her husband's grave. Donations in her name may be sent to Dartmouth Home and School Club and The American Red Cross.

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Antonio Mayoral Cruz
July 13, 1928 - September 20, 2020
Chowchilla, California

Graveside Service: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 01:00 PM.
Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, CA.

Antonio Cruz was born in Mexico and passed away in Chowchilla, California. He was 92 years old.


Kara Kalantari
May 24, 1983 - September 20, 2020
Saratoga, California

Interment: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA.

Kara Kalantari was born in Tehran, Iran and passed away in Saratoga, California. He was 37 years old.


Leslie Foley Leslie Stewart Foley
October 17, 1927 - September 19, 2020
Santa Clara, California

Interment: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA.

Leslie Foley passed away peacefully on September 19, 2020 in Santa Clara. He was born on October 17, 1927 in Jamestown, Kentucky.

He served in the US Army as a staff sergeant just at the end of WWII. He married Tina in 1949 and they moved to Santa Clara in 1968. They owned and operated Santa Clara Instant Printing for over 20 years. They were charter members of Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose.

Leslie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Tina Foley, and is survived by his sons, David Foley (Esther) of Roseburg, OR, Dennis Foley (Mary) of San Jose, and Daryl Foley of Santa Clara; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Janice Aaron and Jane Aaron of Sheridan, OR, Tyva Russell (Paul) of Eustis, FL, Allie Jean Morgan of Oley, PA, and Donald Foley (Joyce) of Pasadena, MD.

A private interment will take place at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.

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Saskia Coty Saskia Groenier Coty
November 25, 1942 - September 17, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Friday, September 25, 2020, 10:30 AM at St Christopher Catholic Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

On Thursday, 17 September 2020, Saskia Groenier Coty peacefully passed from this life to her heavenly one, in the presence of her beloved family. Her 77 years were a sparkling testament to her fortitude, tenacity, and unfailing love of life. She never did anything in half measures; her sense of adventure and love of people were shaped by her early life. Born in the Netherlands (Lage Vuursche) and relocating to British Columbia as a young girl and back to the Netherlands as a teenager, she eventually married her husband, Frederick Coty (of Presque Isle, Maine) in Toronto, Canada, in February, 1963, whom she met during her service as the secretary to the American Commander of Soesterberg Air Base. Their young family of four moved from Connecticut to California in 1969, where they grew to seven.

A pioneer of homeschooling, she advocated tirelessly for education, serving on school boards and volunteering in school libraries. A bibliophile, she believed that reading opened all pathways to knowledge and learning, and she loved nothing more than gifting children and friends with favorite books. Her years of camping and travel instilled a love of the outdoors and adventure in all her children, inspiring all of them to travel the world widely.

She was predeceased by her beloved parents, Ubbo and Siebrigje Groenier (née Veltman); her siblings, Frouckje Molijn, Tjaerda Groenier (both of the Netherlands) and Sybrechje Campbell (of Tennessee). She is survived by her beloved husband, Frederick; her brother, Ubbo Groenier (of British Columbia); her children, Ubbo (Jin), Monty, Holly, Shane, and Sarah; and four wonderful grandchildren, Sierra, Julia, Dylan and Travis.

We honor her legacy by celebrating what she valued most: love, generosity, family, children, and a passionate belief that we leave the world a better place for those who come after us. Requiescat in pace.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Gift Funds for Saskia Groenier Coty.

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Ernest  Millette Ernest Normand Millette
January 17, 1943 - September 13, 2020
Santa Clara, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA.

Ernest (Ernie) Normand Millette passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Santa Clara. He was a resident of Stockton for many years until relocating to San Jose in 2013 due to failing health. Ernie was born in Acushnet, MA on January 17, 1943.

He is survived by his children, Anna Petersen (Jon) of San Jose, and Erik Millette of Lodi; grandson, Sam Petersen of San Jose; brother, Roger Millette (Jolene) of Santa Clara; former wife, Linda Millette of San Jose; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Anna Millette; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He served as a medic with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and was in the Marine Reserves for 2 years. He received a National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal-with two bronze stars and the Republic of Vietnam Citation.

Ernie received his Bachelor of Science Degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University in 1972. He worked for the State of California as an occupational therapist at the Stockton State Hospital until its closure. Ernie worked for many home health care agencies, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and convalescent hospitals in the Stockton, Lodi and Modesto areas. He was also an instructor for the occupational therapy assistant program at the former Andon College in Modesto.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Cathedral of the Annunciation Church in Stockton where he served as a Eucharistic Minister.

Private interment will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.

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Doris Smith Doris Ellen Smith
November 26, 1933 - September 11, 2020
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00 PM.
Interment: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Fremont, CA.

Doris Smith was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 86 years old.


Pocahontas Rivera Pocahontas Tennya Ann Jordan Rivera
March 12, 1997 - September 9, 2020
Fresno, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Pocahontas Rivera was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Los Banos, California. She was 23 years old.

Memories - Maroon 5
One Wish - Ray J
I Miss You - Aaliyah
Missing You - Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan


Jose Juan Rodriguez
May 12, 1956 - September 8, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Monday, September 14, 2020, 11:30 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside Service: Monday, September 21, 2020, 01:00 PM.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, CA.

Jose Rodriguez was born in Tijuana, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 64 years old.

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Yolanda Convertino Yolanda Ann Convertino
April 7, 1922 - September 4, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Yolanda has left our party here on Earth to be with her parents, siblings, friends and her husband, Roger, for an eternal party in heaven. She leaves behind a legacy of family, love and faith for us to depend on and bind us. There are 6 children who added to her joy by blessing her with 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. During her long and amazing life, she nurtured her family with love and loyalty. She and her husband, Roger hosted and cooked for our many holiday meals and several of our weddings at their Saratoga home.

While her family was her joy, her faith was her passion. She was a devout Catholic all her life. She lived her faith each day through her love and good works. Later in life, she became a Marianist Affiliate. She participated in the Marianist community through the Mass, prayer, and volunteering.

We will miss her terribly, but we will keep her legacies of family, faith, and love. There will be a celebration of her life to be announced later.

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Emily De Leone
June 26, 1939 - September 4, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Emily De Leone was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 81 years old.


Avelina Villenas Adarme
April 5, 1944 - September 2, 2020
Mountain View, California

Graveside Service: Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:00 AM.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA.

Avelina Adarme was born in Philippines and passed away in Mountain View, California. She was 76 years old.


Milton  Breschini Milton Anthony Breschini
November 13, 1933 - August 31, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Milton "Milt" Breschini was born in Salinas on November 13,1933 to Swiss immigrant parents, Bernadino and Cornelia Breschini.

Milt grew up on a dairy farm in Soledad, CA. He attended local schools, graduated from Gonzales High School, and attended Hartnell College. He served 2 years in the Army and then went to San Jose State where he received a BS in Industrial Technology in 1961. That same year he started working at Lockheed as an engineer in Quality Assurance and worked there for 35 years until his retirement. He enjoyed outdoor activities: golf, walking, swimming, and watching sports. He especially enjoyed his annual trips to Tahoe.

Milt is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jackie; his sons, Brian (Luz Elena), Ron (Jean), and John; 3 grandchildren, Kevin, Scott, and Alexandra; sisters, Sylvia Peverini and Clara Simonetti of Soledad; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Reno, Bruno, and Elmer. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Private family services.

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Jungja Moon
February 25, 1937 - August 30, 2020
Cupertino, California

Witness Cremation: Friday, September 4, 2020, 12:00 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Jungja Moon was born in Tokyo, Japan and passed away in Cupertino, California. She was 83 years old.

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E Carl Hanks Jr
August 23, 1934 - August 22, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

E Carl Hanks was born in Pennsylvania and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 85 years old.


Brigido De Leon Servera
October 8, 1944 - August 22, 2020
Santa Clara, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Brigido Servera was born in Balanga, Bataan, Philippines and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 75 years old.


Marcus Shane Kelly
September 20, 1971 - August 21, 2020
Santa Cruz, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Marcus Kelly was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and passed away in Santa Cruz, California. He was 48 years old.


Elizabeth Ann Richards
November 21, 1934 - August 21, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of San Luis Obispo County, CA.

Elizabeth Ann Richards was born on November 21, 1934 in Long Beach, California. Music was an important part of her life and she shared that gift with those she loved. It was always a thrill to watch and listen to her play the piano. She was a pioneer in her day who worked her way up in a bank from a teller to a Vice President, retiring in Huntington Beach where she filled her days with reading, walking along the beach, volunteering at church and tending to her garden.

To our Beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt:

A life well lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace; from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad with smiles and sometimes tears, with friendships formed and good times shared, and laughter through the years. A life well lived is a legacy of joy and pride and pleasure, a living, lasting memory our grateful hearts will treasure.

John 14:1-3
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

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Patricia Ann Falk
July 25, 1945 - August 20, 2020
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 01:00 PM.
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park,

Patricia Falk was born in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 75 years old.

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Mary Fitzpatrick Ryan
November 23, 1936 - August 12, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, MD.

Mary "Molly" Ryan was born in Portland, Oregon and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 83 years old.

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Tia Williams Tia Jeanette Williams
November 22, 1965 - August 6, 2020
Santa Clara, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Tia Jeanette Williams Sion passed away on August 6th, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 54.

A graduate of Silver Creek High School, she went on to San Jose State University to get her BS in Accounting and her MBA. Tia was a sports fanatic - a huge football, basketball, hockey, tennis and soccer fan. Her family room always had multiple TVs broadcasting different games at the same time. Having coached both Lolo and Jojo in soccer, she never missed a game and was their biggest fan.

Beautiful, loyal, intelligent, determined, loving and full of life, Tia was especially proud of her greatest accomplishments, Lolo & Jojo.

Tia was preceded in death by her father, Ted; grandparents, Theodore Sr and Clara Mae; and her precious pooches, Anika and Malik. She is survived by her husband, Mark; daughters, Lauren and Jordan; mother, Jeanette; and her brother, Sean (Paula).

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled pending an easing/lifting of restrictions.

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Alice Burich Alice Barbara Burich
November 3, 1918 - August 7, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Alice B. Burich, age 101, of Palo Alto, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother departed this world on August 7, 2020. The daughter of Polish immigrants, Alice was born and raised in Moline, Illinois. The third of six children, Alice loved learning and graduated second in her class from high school. Unable to pursue her dream of attending college during the Great Depression, Alice worked to help support the family.

Alice met the love of her life, Stephen, and in May 1941 they were married. Stephen entered the military as an airplane mechanic and was stationed in California. After the war, the family made homes in several cities around the state over a period of seven years before settling down in Palo Alto where the last two of Alice's five children were born. Alice remained in Palo Alto for the next 68 years, surviving her husband, Stephen's passing in 2005.

Alice never abandoned her dream of college, but more important to her was to ensure that all five children had the educational opportunity that was denied her. After 25 years as a homemaker, Alice returned to the work force in order to help fund the college education of her children. Working at Varian Associates for 25 years, her single-minded dedication eventually resulted in all five children earning university degrees. After her children had all graduated, Alice finally made time to return to school, taking a variety of classes at Foothill Junior College, thoroughly enjoying her "freshman" year.

Alice had a great appreciation for all things of beauty. She loved classical music, art, and the wonder of God's creation. She had a special place in her heart for Lake Tahoe and Seascape, where the family held annual reunions for many years. Her love of natural beauty was also found close to home where vases were always filled with stunning roses and flowers that she lovingly cultivated in her gardens. Among the highlights of her life were trips to France, Italy, and Switzerland with her daughter, Joyce and a fourth trip to Germany with her sister, Louise where she witnessed firsthand the timeless art and architecture of the old world.

Perhaps the defining characteristic of Alice's life was her lifelong devotion to her Catholic faith. She continued to attend Mass and to take the Sacraments right up until the last day of her life. From her faith she drew the strength to survive the privations of the Depression and WWII, as well as the early loss of two sisters. Her faith gave her the grace, tenacity, and strength of will to raise a large family, and then later to care for her elderly mother for a number of years.

Alice is survived by her children, Stephen, Anne, Joyce, Paul and Vicki; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and her sister, Louise.

The family will hold private services. Alice and Stephen will once again be joined together at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery set in the Los Altos hills, above the Palo Alto home that they shared for 54 years.

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Arturo Cenizal Arturo Salonga Cenizal
December 13, 1937 - August 2, 2020
Saratoga, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Arturo Cenizal passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 2nd in Santa Clara.

He is survived by his loving wife, Trinidad Cenizal; his son, David (Venus) Cenizal; his grandchildren, Isabella and AJ; sister, Celia Lontok; brothers, Josefino (Florecita) Cenizal and Jesus (Judy) Cenizal; and numerous relatives and friends.

Private Mass to be held due to Covid.

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Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman


Chien-Yu Yuan Ku
March 22, 1958 - August 2, 2020
Cupertino, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Chien-Yu Ku was born in Taipei, Taiwan and passed away in Santa Clara, California. She was 62 years old.

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Tih-Chu Pan
February 20, 1935 - August 1, 2020
San Francisco, California

Graveside Service: Monday, August 10, 2020, 02:00 PM.
Interment: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA.

Tih-Chu Pan was born in PingXiang, China and passed away in Fremont, California. She was 85 years old.


Bruce Jordan Bruce Jordan Bruce Kenneth Jordan
February 21, 1942 - July 29, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Bruce K. Jordan aka "Koo Koo the Klown", age 78, born in Vancouver, Canada passed away in San Jose, California at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 29, 2020 due to diabetes complications which caused a pulmonary embolism.

Bruce enjoyed being "Koo Koo the Klown" and servicing the greater Bay Area from 1963-2010 with magic shows, company picnics, and children's birthday parties. Hobbies included square dancing and traveling around the world with his girlfriend….the love of his life, Carol.

Bruce was born to R. Ken and Marie in 1942. Survivors include ex-wife, Joyce L. Oliver; daughters, Kristy Allshouse and Holly Ramsey; son, Kevin K.; 6 grandchildren; and his sister, Faith Mannino, husband and their children.

Bruce will have a private family service. Memorial Donations can be made to American Diabetes Association or online at https://www.diabetes.org/donate/donate-memorial.

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Dean Duane Latter
March 23, 1931 - July 28, 2020
Saratoga, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA.

Dean Latter was born in Minden, Nebraska and passed away in Saratoga, California. He was 89 years old.

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Cecilia Young Cecilia Salerno Young
November 22, 1937 - July 25, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA.

In loving memory of Cecilia Rojas-Young, age 82, who passed away on July 25th, 2020 in San Jose. Cecilia was born in Apure, Venezuela on November 22nd, 1937.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Guillermo Rojas; and her sisters, Cristina and Maria Antonieta.

She is survived by her second husband of 21 years, Patrick Young; her children, Juan Rojas, Guillermo Rojas, Cecilia Rojas-Fetsch, and Luis Rojas; 10 grandchildren; and her brother, Sorocaima Salerno. She loved playing ping-pong, traveling and spending time with her family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the Alzheimer's association www.alz.org.


Jun Garcia Jun Ramos Garcia
August 30, 1954 - July 20, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 12:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Jun Garcia was born in Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 65 years old.


Pacita Liwag Pacita Pascua Liwag
June 23, 1930 - July 18, 2020
Milpitas, California

Visitation: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Service: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 07:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Graveside Service: Friday, July 24, 2020, 02:00 PM.
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA.

Pacita Liwag was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 90 years old.

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Ravindra Shenoy Ravindra Umanath Shenoy
May 16, 1964 - July 18, 2020
Sunnyvale, California

Witness Cremation: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 02:00 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Ravi was born on May 16, 1964 in India to Umanath and Uthama Shenoy. From an early age Ravi showed a liking for taking apart and rebuilding mechanical things, especially his toys. He was a model student in school and a favorite one for many of his teachers. He studied Electrical Engineering for his undergraduate degree and went to Oregon State University to pursue a Masters in Electrical Engineering. He moved to Sunnyvale in 1988 and has lived there since. Over the next 32 years Ravi worked as a Design Engineer for National Semiconductor, Datapath Systems and LSI Logic. He was the recipient of multiple patents. He also completed an MBA at San Jose University while working at National.

Ravi was kind, humble, loving, and thoughtful. He was well read, very articulate, a history buff and a die-hard 49er fan. His ex-colleagues would describe him as a smart guy, a brilliant engineer and a good mentor.

He was an amazing brother, a loyal friend and a loving uncle to several nephews and a niece.

They will all miss him dearly but will remain in their hearts forever. May his soul rest In peace eternally.

He is survived by his brother and family. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

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Shirley Johnson Shirley Anne Johnson
February 23, 1934 - July 14, 2020
Saratoga, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA.

Shirley Anne Johnson, known as Nana to her family, passed away July 14, 2020 in her home in Saratoga at the age of 86. She was born February 23, 1934 to William Clyde Moore and Mildred Moore in Haxtun, Colorado. Shirley graduated from Longmont High School and received her bachelor's degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She married her high school sweetheart Gilbert "Bud" Johnson in 1955 and they have been together ever since, raising three children. A consummate hostess, Shirley was active in PEO, the Village House restaurant, Ming Quong Service League, Assistance League, Westhope Presbyterian Church and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bud Johnson; her children: Nashville musician Don Johnson, professor Dr. Bill Johnson, and obstetrician Linda Teagle, MD; her grandchildren: Rachel Teagle, Aaron Teagle, Kellie Johnson, Josh Johnson, and Ali Johnson; her great-grandchildren: Madeline and Rayna Pechous; and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her father William Clyde Moore in 1966 and her mother Mildred Moore in 1987. Shirley was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who made us all better people. We all love you and will forever hold you deep in our hearts and souls. We think of you every time we see an owl.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Assistance League Los Gatos-Saratoga or P.E.O. Chapter QE, whose primary focus is on providing educational opportunities for women worldwide.

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Alicia Avelar Carrillo
March 8, 1950 - July 10, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Alicia Carrillo was born in Tlachichila, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 70 years old.


Alisheh Andirious
September 1, 1934 - July 4, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Friday, July 10, 2020, 09:30 AM at St Mary's Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church, Campbell, CA.
Graveside Service to follow.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Alisheh Andirious was born in Urmieh, Iran and passed away in Morgan Hill, California. He was 85 years old.

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Richard Scott Meucci
August 11, 1950 - July 4, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Richard Meucci was born in Chicago, Illinois and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 69 years old.

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Kenneth Eugene Smith
May 24, 1984 - July 3, 2020
Soquel, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Kenneth Smith was born in Los Angeles, California and passed away in Soquel, California. He was 36 years old.

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Ronald Eugene Davis
May 24, 1947 - July 2, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Friday, July 10, 2020, 10:00 AM at St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside Service: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 01:00 PM.
Interment of Cremated Remains: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Jose, Caifornia.

Ronald Davis was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 73 years old.


Pamela Medefesser Pamela Marie Medefesser
Monte Sereno, California

Pamela passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in her home. She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Beverly Spaulding, and her older sister, Sharon. She is survived by husband, Jim; sons, Eric and Nick; her brother, Harold (Bo); and many nieces and nephews.

Pamela was born at Stanford and went to Saint Alberts in Palo Alto through middle school then Palo Alto High School. During her sophomore year in college she met her husband Jim at a dance of all places. They began dating and were together for over 40 years. She was a loving wife. Pamela loved being a mother and was very involved in her sons lives, including volunteering and helping at their schools.

Pamela was so proud of her sons. She talked about her sons all the time and always wanted to know how they were doing and what was going on in their lives. She also loved her pets and spoiled them constantly. She was a good friend to many; hosting and attending many a raucous book club and Bunco get together. She always put others ahead of herself and always had kind words for everyone. Pamela brought smiles and laughter with her. Her youngest son once said she was "like sunshine with the warmth that came from her."

She knew she was loved by us and we know she loved us. She will be missed every day. Her warm heart radiated love to all she met. She will be watching her sons and share in their lives with a smile. She may not be here in person but our sons will feel her love looking down on them.

We are working on an online memorial and will plan a celebration of life in the future when it is safer for everyone to get together.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donating to one of her favorite charities: Second Harvest Food Bank, American Cancer Society and St. Jude.

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Lisa Regua Lisa Ann Regua
August 15, 1957 - July 2, 2020
Boise, Idaho

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA.

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Lisa Ann Regua, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and entrepreneur, passed away at the age of 62 at her home in Boise, Idaho. Lisa was born on August 15, 1957 to Carl Burgess-Rease and Ruth Faye Emery in San Jose and was the middle child of 5 siblings.

Her devotion as a mother and grandmother was paramount. She always said being a mother and raising children was one of the best times of her life.

Lisa was the successful owner of DOP 180° Salon, formerly Teezers Salon, in San Jose for 20 years. Her contributions to the beauty industry span over 30 years. In those years she shared not just her talent with many, but sage advice beyond her years.

She enjoyed cooking when she wasn't working behind the chair and loved bringing happiness to others with her comfort food. Her most requested dish was potato salad. Some of her pleasures include shopping for a variety of shoes and watching reality television. Lisa's generous heart, kindness, and humor definitely touched the hearts of many. She had a comment for everything and could always argue the opposite side in which anyone was speaking. Lisa always put her best foot forward and never let any situation get her down nor prevent her from succeeding. She was the prime example of how a human should be.

Lisa will be remembered by her three children, Diana, Evan, and Wolf; her grandchildren, Mia and Gavin; her brothers and sisters, Donna, Choia, Serena, and Garth. She will also be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Contributions can be made to the Lisa Ann Regua Memorial Fund at http://gf.me/u/yfdmg4. Services will be held and announced at a later date in San Jose.

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Irene Ruiz Mondragon
October 3, 1936 - June 28, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Graveside Service to follow.
Interment: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA.

Irene Mondragon was born in Tijuana, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 83 years old.

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Robert Mortola Robert Anton Mortola
October 19, 1928 - June 27, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, CA.

Robert "Bob" Anton Mortola, 91, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, passed away peacefully following a stroke, surrounded by his family in San Jose, CA on June 27, 2020. He lived life to the fullest with family and friends.

Bob was born in San Francisco on October 19, 1928, the only child of Anton and Hannah (Dougherty) Mortola. Growing up in the San Francisco Marina district, Bob had a happy childhood and as an adult enjoyed telling stories about his former neighbors, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe.

After attending St. Ignatius High School and the University of San Francisco, he married Helen Catherine Routson in San Francisco on November 5th, 1949. They began an amazing 70-year marriage that eventually grew to include four children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

His career began in San Francisco at the Royal Insurance Company. In 1961, the family moved to Menlo Park where they lived for 40 years. There, Bob had a 30-year career with the U.S. Postal Service, which included his position as postmaster of the Sharon Heights branch.

Bob enjoyed long car trips and camping adventures with his wife, family and friends throughout the western United States; attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events; hosting parties including the annual Octoberfest celebration; basking in the sun; and cherished time with his family.

As a resident of The Villages in San Jose, Bob enjoyed his friendships with others in the Bocce Club, the Hiking Club, the Italian Club and S.I.R.s. He also volunteered weekly at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Two years ago, Bob and Helen moved to Brookdale, San Jose, where they have treasured their time with many new friends. Bob especially looked forward to his regular breakfast group as well as many activities and local excursions.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Hannah (Dougherty) Mortola.

Bob is survived by his wife, Helen (Routson) Mortola; children Joan Stirrat (Chris), Teri Mortola, Peter Mortola (Liz), Paul Mortola (Sheri); grandchildren Justin Ward, Lindsey Stirrat, John Stirrat (Allegra), Jessica Mortola (LJ Landeros), Isabella Mortola, Nicholas Mortola, Noah Mortola, Riley Mortola; and great-grandchild Lacey Landeros. We will all miss Bob's outgoing spirit, sense of humor, warm hugs and wonderful laugh.

Due to the Covid pandemic, there will be a private mass and burial with the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley or Holy Family Catholic Parish in San Jose.

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Raymond Ralph Rea
March 14, 1938 - June 25, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Raymond Rea was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 82 years old.


Dwight Dale Collins
December 22, 1945 - June 24, 2020
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Dwight Collins was born in Sulphur, Oklahoma and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 74 years old.

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Douglas Garrison Danforth
January 9, 1944 - June 22, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Greenwood Farm, 264 Richmond Rd, Richmond Heights, OH 44143.

Physics is fun. This was the conviction held by Douglas G. Danforth, now deceased, for over half a century. Douglas leaves behind two children, two siblings, two grandchildren, friends, and dozens of thick notebooks densely packed with equations that show this passion. Writing in fast food booths with his “ears turned off,” Douglas had a seemingly endless appetite for quiet concentration on theoretical physics.

Born in 1944 to Charles Garrison Danforth and Ruth Smith Danforth (nee Phypers) he spent early, happy years in Palos Park, Ill. and school years in LaCanada and Glendale, CA. He graduated from Glendale High School in 1962 where he had been active in track and cross county and studied clarinet. He first attended Glendale Jr. College and transferred to Stanford University for a BS, followed by a Masters Degree from University of Maryland (physics) and PhD. from Stanford in computer-aided education with a focus on speech recognition. His career largely continued this research at Wang Labs and NASA Ames. Unlike many researchers, he lived to see the realization of this field of work in real-time, speaker-independent, speech recognition. This was especially helpful to him in his later years, since progressive hearing loss left him almost totally deaf.

During his life he married twice, first to Falline Aiken, who remembers him fondly as an excellent climber, and then to Catherine Wootton, with whom he had two children, Jennifer and Ian. After seeing his children off to college, he spent several years caretaking his elderly mother in Ohio at the family homestead “Greenwood Farm”. There he also battled throat cancer and survived. Douglas was fond of science fiction, fantasy, and technology of all kinds, always looking to the future for solutions to today’s problems. While he never got the stem-cell cure for deafness he so eagerly awaited, he did live to buy an electric car, a cherry-red Tesla Model 3, which he had wanted for years. Douglas died at home in Palo Alto, CA on June 22, 2020. He was cremated and his ashes will be scattered in Richmond Heights, Ohio near the creek he held dear. We hope he is somewhere he can finally know the answers to the quantum mechanics questions that he considered for so long. If you have a memory of Douglas the family would be pleased if you left it on his memorial website https://www.forevermissed.com/douglas-garrison-danforth/


Jose Alejandro Salas San Juan
November 14, 1989 - June 22, 2020
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Monday, June 29, 2020, 11:00 AM.
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA.

Jose Alejandro San Juan was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 30 years old.

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Daniel Morales Daniel Gonzales Morales
May 1, 1943 - June 15, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Service: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:00 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Graveside Service: Monday, June 22, 2020, 10:00 AM.
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Daniel Gonzales Morales was born in Durango, Mexico. He passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, Marta; children, Daniel, John, Olga, Javier, Gabriel, and Marisol. Nearby were his grandchildren, Sofía, Izaiah, Mateo, Daniel IV, Sonya, Rebeca, and Victor; including other family, Rogelio, Ruth, and Nicholas.

Daniel learned many of his life skills as a migrant farmworker. He transcended the hardships of a migrant child; no restrooms, drinking water, poor housing, underpaid, and overworked conditions. As a result, he became a life-long social justice advocate for farmworker rights.

In partnership with his wife of 53 years, Marta Frias Morales, they were active members of the Young Christian Workers, United Farm Workers (UFW), Sacred Heart Parish, Biblioteca Latinoamericana, and the Center for Employment Training.

Throughout his life, he embodied and shared the view, "Sí Se Puede!" (Yes You Can!), with others to help create a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities. When he wasn't spending time with his children and grandchildren, Daniel enjoyed gardening, reading the daily newspaper, and going to the movies with Marta. His gentle loving spirit will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the "Dan Morales Memorial Fund for Students" online or by check to the Center for Employment Training (701 Vine Street, San Jose, CA 95110): https://cetweb.edu/about/give/.

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Antoinette Marie Bisceglie
April 18, 1943 - June 5, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA.

Antoinette Bisceglie was born in Campbell, California and passed away in Los Gatos, California. She was 77 years old.


Enriqueta Tapia
July 26, 1952 - June 5, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Enriqueta Tapia was born in Michoacan, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 67 years old.


Josefina Priscilla Angel
November 12, 1975 - May 31, 2020
Hollister, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Josefina Angel was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Francisco, California. She was 44 years old.


June Carol Justice
June 20, 1932 - May 25, 2020
Los Gatos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

June Justice was born in Virginia, Minnesota and passed away in Los Gatos, California. She was 87 years old.


Albert James Dube
January 17, 1977 - May 23, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Albert Dube was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 43 years old.


Terri Carmody Molloy
April 14, 1942 - May 23, 2020
Los Gatos, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 02:00 PM.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Terri Molloy was born in Connecticut and passed away in Los Gatos, California. She was 78 years old.


Seyed Ali Miryeganeh
April 30, 1951 - May 20, 2020
Pleasant Hill, California

Graveside Service: Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 01:00 PM.
Interment: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA.

Seyed Ali Miryeganeh was born in Langround, Iran and passed away in Concord, California. He was 69 years old.


Erick Cuevas Erick Cuevas
July 22, 2002 - May 16, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA.
Graveside Service: Friday, May 22, 2020, 02:00 PM.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Erick Cuevas was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 17 years old.


Manuel Cuevas Magana
February 11, 1936 - May 15, 2020
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 09:30 AM.
Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, CA.

Manuel Magana was born in Tamazula, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 84 years old.


Justin Lightner Justin Kurt Lightner
July 31, 1978 - May 14, 2020
Gilroy, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Justin Kurt Lightner, 41, of San Jose passed away suddenly at home in Gilroy.

Justin is survived by his three sons, Nicholas, Austin and Logan, whom he adored. Justin is survived by his mother, Shirl Johnson, of San Jose; his sister, Shannon Lightner-Gometz (Edward), of Chicago; and his niece and nephew, Juliana and Gabriel. He was preceded in death by his father, Alan Kurt.

We will be celebrating Justin’s life once we are able to gather and travel restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bill Wilson Center (www.billwilsoncenter.org).


Muriel Weintraub Muriel Weintraub
September 7, 1926 - May 7, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Muriel Weintraub died peacefully on May 7, 2020 of natural causes. She was born in the Bronx, NY to Austrian Immigrant parents. She and her younger brother were cared for by her grandmother while her parents worked hard during the depression to make ends meet. She was an excellent student, enabling her to attend Hunter College in NYC where she earned a degree in chemistry. Muriel married Herman after he returned from serving in WW II. Herman fell in love with CA after having been stationed in Monterey, and the two decided to start their lives together first in Los Angeles and then in Los Gatos and San Jose.

Muriel was a dedicated kindergarten teacher in San Jose for 25 years. She was committed to bringing a love of learning to all of her students. Her life was always full of her favorite hobby of dancing including square, latino and ballroom. After retirement, she moved to the Villages in San Jose where she was active in the hiking club and made many long-lasting friendships. She loved and supported the arts in San Jose including the symphony, the opera and the theater. She traveled around the world but Yosemite was always her favorite destination.

She was a devoted mother to Bennet (Tricia), Philip (Tracy) and Faye (Graham) and frequently hosted and became a second mom to many of their friends. She was a loving grandmother as well to Hank, Charlie, Nora and Evan. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman and her brother, Lenny. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

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Maria Eshoo Maria Eshoo Maria Eshoo
August 29, 1936 - May 5, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 11:00 AM at Assyrian Evangelical Church of San Jose, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.


Gwenlyn Yvonne King
September 16, 1942 - May 4, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.
Memorial Service: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 11:00 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.

Gwenlyn King was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 77 years old.


Hang Yee Chung
July 3, 1925 - April 30, 2020
Gilroy, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA.

Hang Chung was born in Canton, China and passed away in Gilroy, California. She was 94 years old.


Pauline Ruth Wood
April 28, 1935 - April 25, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Pauline Wood was born in Ogden, Utah and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 84 years old.


Shongyee Chang
February 25, 1928 - April 21, 2020
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Shongyee Chang was born in Shanghai, China and passed away in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She was 92 years old.


Keun Chul Lee
October 19, 1954 - April 20, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Keun Lee was born in Incheon, South Korea and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 65 years old.


Christopher Halmo Christopher Michael Halmo
January 12, 1974 - April 18, 2020
Venice, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, CA.

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Christopher Michael Halmo. Chris was born in San Jose on January 12, 1974 to parents, Linda Jackson and Michael Halmo. He passed away at home in Venice on April 18, 2020. Chris grew up in Mountain View, attending Springer Elementary, Blach Intermediate, and Mountain View High School, graduating in 1992. He began his artistic career at a young age, thanks in large part to his mentor, lifelong friend and travel partner, Russell Hoffman. In 1988, Chris co-founded the Covington Musee, an outdoor mural project for art students in Los Altos. Unfortunately, the murals were demolished in 2002. He fought hard to preserve the artwork and was able to save one of his murals, which has been kept safe at the Maksim Farm.

During his Sophomore year, Chris was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. He was homeschooled throughout the year by teacher turned mentor, Frank Navarro. The family will be forever thankful to Mr. Navarro for his help during this time. Chris moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and graduated from UCLA with a BA in English Literature and minor in Film Theory. He then went on to earn his MFA in Cinema Production from USC, graduating in 1999. Chris worked in the film industry as a freelance director and editor before starting his company, Casa Giallo, in 2007. He was so proud of his production, directing, and editing work and would show anyone his films if given the opportunity. Chris would take any chance he could to spend time at his beloved Maksim Farm in Anderson Valley. He would visit the farm with family, friends, and sometimes just with his cat, Jack. The farm was such a special place for Chris, full of happy childhood memories with his Grandpa, brother, and cousins. He was extremely passionate about the work he was doing with Anderson Valley nonprofit, Origins Council, and was one of the founding members. He was also an Ambassador of the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.

Chris is survived by his parents; brother, Matthew Halmo (Jennifer) of Roseville; uncle, Terry Halmo of Arcata; aunt Diane Martinez (Patrick) of San Jose; cousins, Christina Shirey (Mark), and Andrew Martinez (Elizabeth); nieces, Elyse and Adele; nephews, Ben and Joel; many loving friends all over the world, from Los Angeles to London. He cherished all of his friendships, old and new; and last but certainly not least, his beloved cat, Jack, who was never far from his side. We will always remember the great conversations and many laughs he shared with us. Chris was truly one of a kind! We hope to celebrate Chris’s life once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Announcements will be made through the “Christopher Halmo Celebration of Life” Facebook page so that family, friends, colleagues, mentors, mentees, and others can all be in attendance.

Chris’s final resting place will be Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Chris to Venice Arts https://www.venicearts.org/chris-halmo.


Vika Varea Adi Vika T. Varea
July 29, 1954 - April 18, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:00 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Interment: Tavakubu Cemetery, Tavakubu Rd, Lautoka, Fiji.

Adi Vika Tabakira Varea was born at the Vale Ni Bula Tubou, Lau on July 29, 1954. She is the eldest child of the late Doctor Ratu Ifereimi B. Camaisala of Naibukebuke, Nabukavesi Namosi and Selina Vesi of Naioti, Yale Kadavu. She is the wife of the late Issac A. Varea of Pepjei, Rotuma who preceded her in death on May 8th, 2003. Adi Vika is survived by her three sons Michael, Fuata, and Joseph; her daughters-in-law; 6 grandchildren; her siblings Ratu Semi, Adi Kelera, and Ratu Jope and her many nieces, nephews and family.

Adi Vika began her formal education at Sigatoka District School in 1960 and attended Mau Government School, Ratu Mocevakaca Memoria School, Cuvu Methodist Girls School, and Navua Indian School. Her secondary education was at Ballantine Memorial School after which she enrolled at Lautoka Nursing School, Fiji from 1972-1975.

Her profession in General Nursing and Obstetric Nursing has taken her across the many rural and island communities in Fiji. Her certifications in Leprosy Control, Midwifery, and Public Health allowed her to serve populations that would otherwise not have access to medical care.

Adi Vika’s empathy, compassion and superb nursing skills were evident in the families and individuals she cared for over the last decade. Her sweet, caring, beautiful smile and laughs will be missed by her circle of family and friends in San Jose, California and in Fiji.

Rest in love Adi Vika - until that glorious morning when we shall meet again.

Keitou sa vakavinavinaka sara vakalevu na weka I Adi Vika voleka mai Naivibati ena cecere kei na uasivi ni loloma ena nona mai lolositaki na wekada lomani oqo.

Sa Vinaka Vakalevu.

A funeral service for Adi Vika will be held at the Community Chapel, 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125 on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Details for streaming will be forwarded shortly.

Burial will take place in Lautoka, Fiji.

In lieu of flowers we are collecting funds for Adi Vika. Please reach out to Ana Jones @ (408) 828-1511 or email: ananagajones@gmail.com for more information.


William McIntire William Richard McIntire
August 18, 1932 - April 17, 2020
Bartonville, Texas

Visitation: Monday, April 27, 2020, 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Our beloved father "Bill" passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020 surrounded by his kids and family. He will be forever missed by his children, Kevin (Nancy), Dennis (Kim), his favorite daughter, Christina Coleman (Josh), and Scott (Heather); his grandchildren, Amanda, Chris, and Kimmie; Lindsay and Matt Coleman; Valerie, Jake, and Jared; and great-grandchildren, Aubrie, Nathan, Olivia, Alex, and Claire. He was preceded in death by his parents, LCDR Max and Georgia McIntire; siblings Ted and Merle; and his wife and lifelong soulmate, Romey.

Visitation will be held on 27 April from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Community Chapel, 1701 Little Orchard Street, San Jose. Visitors will be allowed in the chapel with no more than 10 at a time in compliance with current COVID-19 directives. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery with attendance limited to immediate family members. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Veronica Manguerra Geronimo
March 20, 1947 - April 13, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.
Memorial Service: Friday, April 24, 2020, 03:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.

Veronica Geronimo was born in Santa Rosa, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 73 years old.


Stefania Homa
December 7, 2021 - April 13, 2020
Morgan Hill, California

Graveside Service: Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:00 PM.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Stefania Homa was born in Tapin, Poland and passed away in Morgan Hill, California. She was -1 years old.


Frank Albert Veloz
June 19, 1959 - April 13, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Friday, June 12, 2020, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM at East Valley Pentecostal Church, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10:00 AM at East Valley Pentecostal Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Frank Veloz was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 60 years old.


Mary Navas Mary Patricia Navas
July 12, 1969 - April 11, 2020
Morgan Hill, California

Funeral Service: Monday, April 20, 2020, 11:30 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

On the evening of Saturday, April 11, 2020, Mary Patricia Navas, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at her home in Morgan Hill surrounded by her adoring family. She was 50 years old.

Mary was born July 12, 1969 in Mountain View to Ronald and Lana Anton. She was raised in Sunnyvale and grew up roller skating, listening to '70s and '80s music on a record player, and spending time with her close friends and younger siblings, James and Karen. She would accompany her family on frequent trips to Redding to spend time with her grandparents as well as cousins, Laurie, Julie, and her uncle, Wayne and aunt, Lalah.

Mary graduated from Fremont High School in Sunnyvale and began working for FedEx. She then returned to school and earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University. She served others in the public safety field as a Records Specialist for the Los Altos Police Department and considered her cherished co-workers part of her extended family.

In 2002, Mary met Lance Navas on a blind date arranged by their mutual friends, Pat and Noreen. The couple were rarely apart after that and married in 2005 at Queen of Apostles in San Jose. Mary's greatest joy in life was her children, Jacob (12) and Sophia (9) who were born over the next few years. Mary was a proud and devoted mother who showered her children with love and cherished every moment with them. She made birthdays and holidays extra special with her always insightful and unique gifts to match their personalities. Always a foodie, Mary enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, and trying new restaurants. She loved animals, Hawaii, the beach, a good book, and going anywhere with Lance, Jacob and Sophia. Mary's best friend in the world was her sister, Karen.

Mary will be missed for her kindness and thoughtfulness, her always cheery disposition, her intelligence and clever wit, and for making every room brighter and a little more fun. In addition to her husband and children, Mary is survived by her parents; her siblings; her brothers and sisters in-law, John, Andy, Grace, and Jenny; six nephews; and two nieces. She is also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles in the Anton and Nguyen families.

The families would like to thank the dedicated health care professionals at Kaiser Santa Clara who provided Mary with compassionate care over the last 18 months. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.

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Sangaroon Alexandra Choopun
April 27, 1938 - April 8, 2020
Falls Church, Virginia

Interment of Cremated Remains: St James Cemetery, 500 S West St, Falls Church, VA 22046. Tel: 703-532-8815.

Sangaroon Choopun was born in Thailand and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 81 years old.


Ty Lantz Chaput
November 8, 1994 - April 7, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Ty Chaput was born in Walnut Creek, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 25 years old.


Shanti Joaquin Ramirez
January 26, 1999 - April 4, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Shanti Ramirez was born in Los Gatos, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 21 years old.


Glen Verle Brynsvold
April 6, 1934 - April 3, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Glen Brynsvold was born in Mankato, Minnesota and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 85 years old.

Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Brynsvold.


Kathleen Ann Preston
December 9, 1957 - March 27, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Kathleen Preston was born in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 62 years old.


Sin Ping Cheng
February 13, 1923 - March 26, 2020
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00 PM.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Sin Cheng was born in Shanghai, China and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 97 years old.

Sin was preceded in death by her husband, Bing Luk, and daughter, Lucy Luk.


Lorraine Florence Dobrzykowski
March 16, 1929 - March 23, 2020
Saratoga, California

Interment: St Joseph Cemetery, 24980 IN-2, South Bend, IN 46619. Tel: 574-288-4685.

Lorraine Dobrzykowski was born in Michigan City, Indiana and passed away in Saratoga, California. She was 91 years old.


Alex Huan Xuan Ngo
June 5, 1963 - March 23, 2020
Saratoga, California

Graveside Service: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 01:00 PM.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

Alex Ngo was born in Saigon, Vietnam and passed away in Stanford, California. He was 56 years old.


Gary Dean Young
July 8, 1953 - March 17, 2020
Gilroy, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Gary Young was born in Gallatin, Tennessee and passed away in Gilroy, California. He was 66 years old.


William John Madden
January 28, 1935 - March 12, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.

William Madden was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 85 years old.

William was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Madden.


Rosana Del Rosario Miave
August 3, 1955 - March 9, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Rosana Miave was born in Caloocan, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 64 years old.


Barbara Jean Pebworth
August 4, 1942 - March 7, 2020
Sunnyvale, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Monterey County, CA.

Barbara Pebworth was born in New Effington, South Dakota and passed away in Walnut Creek, California. She was 77 years old.


Timothy Phillip Buffon
September 5, 1964 - March 5, 2020
Merced, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Timothy Buffon was born in California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 55 years old.


Yvonne Claudette Oberdick
April 14, 1936 - March 3, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Yvonne Oberdick was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. She was 83 years old.


Yoshiko Tsukui Garrett
November 20, 1934 - February 29, 2020
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Friday, March 6, 2020, 02:30 PM.
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Yoshiko Garrett was born in Manchuria, China and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 85 years old.


Scott Allen Mushock
October 23, 1965 - February 28, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery,

Scott Mushock, 54, of San Jose, CA, passed away on February 28, 2020. Scott was born in Binghamton, NY, but spent most of his years in San Jose, CA. Scott was a graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School and Chico State University. He was employed in sales and marketing and also as a bartender/manager of a restaurant in downtown San Jose.

Scott married the love of his life, Jodi Newman, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his parents, John and Sandra Mushock; brother, Jeffrey Mushock; niece, Kiana Mushock; mother-in-law, Jane Newman Farlow; sister-in-law, Janet Newman Torres; and many cousins.

There will be no services, per Scott's wishes. He will be laid to rest with his beloved late wife, Jodi. Memorial contributions can be made to Ronald McDonald House, Sand Hill Rd, Palo Alto, CA in Scott and Jodi's names.

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Shirley Turner Shirley Ann Turner
July 28, 1936 - February 27, 2020
San Jose, California

Memorial Mass: Monday, March 9, 2020, 11:30 AM at St Christopher Catholic Church, San Jose, CA.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, CT.

Shirley was born in New London, CT and passed away at home in San Jose.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Perri (Mondalee) and Randi; grandsons, Brett (Marissa) and Scott (Paige); and great-granddaughters, Paityn and Railey.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, March 9 at St Christopher Catholic Church, 2278 Booksin Ave, San Jose. She will be interred at Jordan Cemetery in Waterford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, family prefers donations in her memory to The Alzheimer's Association.

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Job Fajardo Jr
August 10, 1949 - February 25, 2020
Modesto, California

Visitation: Friday, March 6, 2020, 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM at St Martin of Tours Church, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Mass: Friday, March 6, 2020, 11:00 AM at St Martin of Tours Church, San Jose, CA.
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Job Fajardo was born in Philippines and passed away in Modesto, California. He was 70 years old.


Michael Joyce Michael Cletus Joyce
October 17, 1950 - February 19, 2020
San Jose, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:00 AM at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Saratoga, CA.
Graveside Service: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 03:00 PM.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, CA.

Mr. Michael “Mike” Cletus Joyce passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 69 on 2/19/2020.

Mike is survived by his loving husband Michael Jay Stauffer Joyce, the love of his life; children Brian, Cecelia, and grandchildren that he thought of often; brothers Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Joyce, Mr. & Mrs. William Joyce, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Joyce, in-laws Gerda Stauffer, sister Lisa Stauffer and nephews, brother Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Stauffer Jr and nephew in NJ and aunts and uncles in Germany, and countless friends and LGBTQ/music family of his heart. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Elizabeth Joyce of MO, sister Barbara Joyce of CO, sister Priscilla in NE.

Mike was born on Oct 17, 1950 in Nebraska and grew up in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1979 with a bachelor’s in music for organ performance. He earned his master’s degree in choral conducting and a minor in vocal performance from Sam Houston State in 1981. Mike was the music director/organist for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in SJ, he was also the former organist for St. Andrews Episcopal in Saratoga, and music director/organist for Cathedral of Annunciation in Stockton. Mike and Michael got married on 7/1/17.

Mike was an accomplished singer, organist, pianist, and conductor who often volunteered his talent. He was a dedicated individual who loved music, and was passionate in educating individuals in piano, organ and vocal performance. Mike was an active and dedicated member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and did everything he could for the LGBTQ community and advocated for equal rights for all. He has performed with Voices of Hope, Choral Project, and other organizations in the Bay Area, and North Coast Men’s Chorus while living in Cleveland, OH. Mike loved sports, the 49ers, SF Giants, SJ Sharks, and GS Warriors. He played football in high school and for KU Jayhawks, before pursuing his music education and career.

A memorial service will be held at 11am On March 7 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 with a reception to follow. Rev. Julia McCray Goldsmith and David Bird will officiate the ceremony along with others in support. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mike's life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations for the organ restoration to Music at Trinity, 81 N 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112; San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, 170 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 or to Michael Jay Stauffer Joyce in Mike’s honor. Michael Jay Stauffer Joyce donation page

On March 15th, 2020 at 3pm there will be a small service at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 N 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112 to place Mike’s ashes to rest in the columbarium.


Josie Esquivel Aguinaga
May 25, 1937 - February 17, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA.

Josie Aguinaga was born in Silver City, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 82 years old.


Arturo Difuntorum Rivera
May 18, 1950 - February 17, 2020
San Jose, California

Memorial Mass: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:30 AM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA.

Arturo Rivera was born in Agoo La Union, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 69 years old.


Alberto Ouano Alberto Donal Ouano
February 24, 1932 - February 16, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Mass: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 11:00 AM at St Victor Catholic Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA.

Alberto "Bert" Ouano passed away peacefully on February 16 in San Jose. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mila Ouano; daughters, Dinah Ouano Perren (James), Evelyn Ouano and grandson, Phoenix; brothers, Fred Ouano (Delia) and Eddie Ouano (Alice); sisters, Josie Lumbay (Renee), and Amparo Moorhead; and many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Wednesday, March 4 at San Jose Funeral Service Chapel, 1050 S Bascom Ave, San Jose. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at St Victor Catholic Church, 3108 Sierra Road, San Jose.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Alberto Ouano through The Hearts and Minds Activity Center https://www.heartsandmindsactivitycenter.org/giving.

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Close to You - Frank Sinatra
Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
Dahil Sayo - Petrus Alaba
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & The Wailers


Travis Kenneth Witten
May 15, 1981 - February 15, 2020
Los Gatos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Travis Witten was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Los Gatos, California. He was 38 years old.


Patric Colin McGagin
December 12, 1947 - February 14, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Patric McGagin was born in Grass Valley, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 72 years old.


Ikue Pollak Ikue Takahashi Pollak
February 17, 1955 - February 12, 2020
Saratoga, California

Memorial Service: Friday, February 28, 2020, 02:00 PM at Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, 1146 University Ave, San Jose, CA 95126. Tel: 408-283-0221.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA.

Ikue Pollak was born at home in Tokyo, Japan on February 17, 1955. She was the middle child with two brothers.

She attended nursing school in Japan.

She was married on March 20, 1977 and moved to the United States in 1980.

She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering. She worked as a Software Engineer in Silicon Valley while raising two daughters.

She lived with symptoms of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 which started around age 40. She passed away at home on February 12, 2020 at the age of 64.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in memory of Ikue Pollak to: https://ataxia.org/.


Milagros Escalona Milagros Eco Escalona
November 27, 1926 - February 11, 2020
Sunnyvale, California

Memorial Mass: Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:30 AM at Church of the Resurection, Sunnyvale, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA.

Milagros Escalona was born in Catbalogan City, Philippines and passed away in Mountain View, California. She was 93 years old.


James Byron Taylor
October 12, 1948 - February 7, 2020
Cupertino, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

James Taylor was born in Akron, Ohio and passed away in Cupertino, California. He was 71 years old.


Amelia Hernandez Amelia Talavera Hernandez
December 29, 1925 - February 6, 2020
San Jose, California

Visitation: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA.
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:30 PM at St Martin of Tours Church, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA.

Amelia Hernandez was born in California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 94 years old.


James Garcia James Garcia
February 21, 1937 - February 5, 2020
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Friday, February 14, 2020, 11:00 AM.
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

James Garcia was born in Los Banos, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 82 years old.


Viktor Evdokimov
June 7, 1936 - February 1, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM at St Nicholas Orthodox Church, Saratoga, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA.

Viktor Evdokimov was born in Leningrad Region, Russia and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 83 years old.


Nancy Louise Langenberger
October 27, 1952 - January 31, 2020
Campbell, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Nancy Langenberger was born in Van Nuys, California and passed away in Campbell, California. She was 67 years old.


Judy Marcella Teague
October 3, 1972 - January 31, 2020
Gilroy, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Judy Teague was born in Redwood City, California and passed away in Campbell, California. She was 47 years old.


Rodney Ray Chatfield
February 13, 1955 - January 30, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Rod Chatfield went home to heaven on January 30, 2020 at the age of 64. He was born in Bartlesville, OK to Wanda Mae and Eugene Jackson Chatfield. Rod’s family moved to San Jose in 1964.

He graduated from Oak Grove High School. One of his first jobs was at Frontier Village portraying a gunslinger. Rod worked for General Electric in San Jose for more than 30 years. He started in the mail room, then took a job in production services where he received several awards for his work and innovations to processes. While at GE Rod began working on video production. He also had his own video production company, making informational videos for businesses. When Rod left GE, he worked at Guitar Showcase until Parkinson’s Disease limited his ability to work.

Rod had many interests, including cars, music, guns and photography. He was an excellent guitar player and a skilled photographer. Rod’s greatest love was for God and he never tired of telling people how much God loves them. Rod taught Bible studies and played on many worship teams. He made mission trips to Russia and China and many to Mexico.

Everywhere Rod went he brought smiles to peoples faces. He will be greatly missed. Rod is survived by his brother, Jackson, extended family and many loving friends.

Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, February 8 at Foxworthy Baptist Church, 1774 Foxworthy Ave, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Brain Support Network which researches Parkinson’s Disesase.

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Ralph Joel Kaplan
May 7, 1944 - January 28, 2020
Morgan Hill, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Ralph Kaplan was born in St. Augustine, Florida and passed away in Morgan Hill, California. He was 75 years old.


Karen Naegeli Karen June Naegeli
January 7, ???? - January 20, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Karen Naegeli was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was ?? years old.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, George Naegeli, and sister, Janice Pincus.


Jacek Marian Kolodziejski
September 1, 1943 - January 19, 2020
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Friday, January 31, 2020, 02:00 PM at Los Gatos Memorial Park Chapel, San Jose, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.

Jacek Kolodziejski was born in Lowicz, Poland and passed away in Saratoga, California. He was 76 years old.


Dante Legaspi Dante Samedra Legaspi
December 24, 1938 - January 19, 2020
Cupertino, California

Visitation: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 03:30 PM to 07:30 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, 1050 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128.
Graveside Service: Monday, February 3, 2020, 12:00 PM.
Interment: Italian Cemetery, Colma, CA.

Dante S. Legaspi, Sr., 81, died January 19, 2020, at home in Cupertino, California.

Mr. Legaspi was born December 24, 1938, in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, to Ricardo and Socorro Legaspi.

Mr. Legaspi was a civil engineer/project manager, who retired from the Philippine National Irrigation Administration (NIA). He was involved in design and construction of dam and irrigation projects.

Mr. Legaspi is survived by his wife, Estela Evangelista Legaspi, 7 children and their spouses, Ginalie Bagsic; Dante Jr. and Luisa Legaspi; Socorro and Charleston Suniga; Marjorie and Eric Cristal; Theresa and Douglas Hargrove; Rodante and Elfreda Legaspi; Don Dante Legaspi; and 15 grandkids.


Nancy Ferguson Nancy Elizabeth Ferguson
November 26, 1936 - January 18, 2020
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at St Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA.
Funeral Mass: Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:30 PM at St Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA.
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, CA.

Nancy Ferguson, age 83, passed away on January 18, 2020 at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara. She was born on November 26, 1936 in Santa Clara to Joseph and Elizabeth Vierra and was the second youngest of seven children.

Nancy lived life through simple pleasures; chatting and spending time with family, watching her favorite sports teams and spending time with her granddaughters and great-grandsons who always made her smile.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bud" Ferguson; sisters, Emily, Carol, Clara; and brother, Raymond.

Nancy is survived by her sister, Lorraine; brother Leonard; sons, Robert, David, Donald, William; Granddaughters; Nicole and Tiffany; and her great-grandsons, Devon, Isaiah, and Anthony.

Services will be held on Friday, January 24 at St. Clare Catholic Church, 941 Lexington St, Santa Clara with a visitation starting at 10:30 AM and a Funeral Mass at 12:30 PM.

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Jealous of the Angels - Donna Taggart
I Will Not Say Goodbye - Danny Gokey
There You'll Be - Faith Hill


Shuk Yee Chan
October 21, 1937 - January 15, 2020
Cupertino, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA.

Shuk Chan was born in Tapei, Taiwan and passed away in Stanford, California. She was 82 years old.


Edgar Strickland Edgar LeRoy Strickland
July 27, 1935 - January 13, 2020
Los Gatos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.
Memorial Service: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 02:00 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, San Jose, CA.

Ed was born in Fullerton, CA the second child of John LeRoy and Gretchen Strickland. He grew up moving, following his father’s construction jobs. This ranged from the heat of the Mojave desert, to the high mountains near Bishop. Always active in scouting, Ed earned the rank of Eagle which led to a lifetime love of hiking in the mountains. He led backpacking trips for many years and climbed Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, at age 71.

Ed graduated from Fullerton High School and entered Cal Berkeley in the fall of 1953. It was at a square dance that he first met Ida Alter, a shy young missionary kid from India. They married in 1957 during Ed’s senior year. When he finished his Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering, the young couple was sent to Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York where their first child, Gretchen Marie, was born.

Upon his honorable discharge Ed began a thirty-four year career in the nuclear division of General Electric. The family moved to San Jose, CA where their son Paul Edgar was born. GE sent Ed all over the world. Whenever the assignment was to be over six months in length, GE would send the entire family. This meant moving from Italy to Germany to India with stops in San Jose in between.

In 1970 Ed no longer had lengthy travel and they purchased the home in Los Gatos. In 1974 son Paul died of a brain hemorrhage. Daughter Gretchen married Paul De Neui in 1982 and together they served as missionaries in Thailand for eighteen years. This meant more international travel for Ed and Ida to visit their four grandchildren.

In 1995 Ed took an early retirement from GE for health reasons. The years that followed included additional international travel, including volunteer teaching in Russia, Hungary, Ukraine, and Italy. Ed loved to learn about different parts of the world, especially their history, as his house full of books and teaching CDs gives evidence.

Ed’s unmistakable bass voice led him and Ida to join the Santa Clara Chorale where they sang a wide range of choral music. When not traveling Ed also volunteered his construction skills with Habitat for Humanity. One of his greatest joys was to read children’s stories to the young grades in schools which he did for over twenty-five years.

Most important to Ed was his commitment to his Christian faith and his participation as an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church since 1973. At Trinity he served in multiple capacities making major contributions of time, talent and resources for his spiritual family.

Health concerns never stopped Ed from living a full life and enjoying every moment. Whether it was Sharks games, opera, theatre in Ashland, travel, or reading, there was always time for good food and wine with friends. Ed Strickland died Monday January 13 at age 84 following complications related to brain surgery. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ida, daughter and son-in-law, and four grandchildren. A celebration of the resurrection in memory of Ed’s life will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3151 Union Avenue, San Jose on February 1 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donating to Trinity Presbyterian’s Building Fund or to Habitat for Humanity.

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Larry Dean Zimmerman
December 16, 1936 - January 7, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Larry Zimmerman was born in Arnold, Nebraska and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 83 years old.


Ida Lou Littleton
July 6, 1923 - January 6, 2020
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, CA.

Ida Littleton was born in Godley, Texas and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 96 years old.


Nicole Marie Jean Boulanger
March 14, 1938 - January 5, 2020
Santa Clara, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence.

Nicole Boulanger was born in Pans, France and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 81 years old.


Nathan Bala Nathan Bala
June 8, 1933 - January 2, 2020
San Jose, California

Witness Cremation: Saturday, January 4, 2020, 12:30 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA.
Witness Scatter at Sea: Monday, January 6, 2020, 11:00 AM leaving from F Dock, 789 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA.

Nathan Bala was born in Chennai, India and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 86 years old.


Amy Wang Lai
May 21, 1938 - January 1, 2020
Milpitas, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA.

Amy Lai was born in Chongging, China and passed away in Milpitas, California. She was 81 years old.



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