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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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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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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.

Douglas Danforth was born in Lansing, Michigan and passed away in Palo Alto, California. He was 76 years old.


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.

Please view and sign the guest book and online memorial.

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.

Please view and sign the guest book and online memorial.


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.

Please view and sign the guest book and online memorial.

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.

Please view and sign the guest book and online memorial.


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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