Obituaries 2021:

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Edwin Jaramilla Edwin Acosta Jaramilla
September 9, 1952 - September 21, 2021
Sunnyvale, California

Visitation: Monday, September 27, 2021, 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, September 27, 2021, 07:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA
Graveside Service: Friday, October 1, 2021, 10:30 AM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Edwin Jaramilla was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in Sunnyvale, California. He was 69 years old.

As Long as She Needs Me - Matt Monro
Alfie - Dionne Warwick
Danny's Song - Loggins & Messina
Run To Me - Bee Gees


Basilio Padilla Lovera
April 15, 1970 - September 11, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Basilio Padilla Lovera was born in Jilotepec, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 51 years old.


Brian Michael Nelson
April 1, 1954 - September 10, 2021
Santa Clara, California

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

Brian Nelson was born in Oakland, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 67 years old.


Kathleen Ann Bloomstine
November 13, 1925 - September 8, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Kathleen Bloomstine was born in England and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 95 years old.


Rimma Zaraysky
January 22, 1938 - August 31, 2021
Cupertino, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 11:30 AM
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Rimma Zaraysky was born in St Petersburg, Russia and passed away in Cupertino, California. She was 83 years old.


Joe Manabu Jinguji
December 30, 1931 - August 27, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Joe Jinguji was born in Tacoma, Washington and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 89 years old.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Jinguji.


Liem Thanh Tran
June 17, 1933 - August 27, 2021
Cupertino, California

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 4, 2021, 10:00 AM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Liem Tran was born in Can Tho, Vietnam and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 88 years old.


Ramsey Oliver Stone
November 21, 1989 - August 25, 2021
El Segundo, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Los Angeles County, CA

Ramsey Stone was born in Oxnard, California and passed away in Fremont, California. He was 31 years old.

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Margaret Fitch Margaret Fitch Margaret Ann Fitch
April 22, 1944 - August 21, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Rosary at 07:00 PM
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 11:00 AM at St Victor Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, CA

Eulogy

My name is Joseph Fitch. I’m one of Margaret’s brothers. I’d like to tell you a little about our sister.

Margaret Ann Fitch was born at 11:20 pm on Saturday, April 22, 1944 in San Francisco to PFC Melvin George Fitch, US Army, while on duty in Hawaii and Marguerite Elizabeth Torley Fitch. She was the oldest of their eight children. Since her father was in Hawaii when she was born, he wasn’t able to meet her until the war ended and he was brought back to the mainland and discharged 17 months later. That must have been hard for him, his first child and first daughter named after Marguerite’s mother Margaret Hoss Torley.

Margaret passed away peacefully in loving care at 2:28 am on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Board and Care Home where she was residing. She was 77 years old.

She was baptized as a child and was a very devout Catholic all her life, even attending mass on-line during COVID.

She had a happy childhood in San Francisco and South San Francisco where she grew up. She seems to have found her calling early as she even worked in the local library while in High School. She also used to produce Shakespearean plays in our living room to an audience of 1, our mother, who always enjoyed them. She would cut out the paper dolls and their costumes and make the sets. Some of the rest us used to help her with these plays and move the dolls around and read the lines. I wonder, did she know that she was practicing for her puppet shows 30 years later?

Upon graduating from High School she moved to San Jose, California to attend San Jose State University to pursue a degree in Library Science. To say that Margaret loved to read would be an understatement, but she also loved to share her love of reading with anyone and everyone she could, especially children, nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends and strangers, but if you met Margaret you soon weren’t a stranger.

She worked as a Children’s Librarian for the City of San Jose Library System for 30 years, until her retirement in 2004. Even in her retirement she volunteered at the Library and still put on puppet shows, read “story time” and assisted with book sales to support the Library and children’s programs.

Margaret never married and yet she was surrounded by children her whole life.

Margaret also loved to travel and traveled extensively throughout her life to Britain, Europe, Africa to see her sister, the Caribbean to see a collage friend and around the United States including to Illinois to visit our fathers side of the family both alone and with family and friends.

She also deeply loved animals and had many pets throughout her life both cats and dogs and supported many animal causes.

Margaret left our family some lasting legacies.

She was introduced to a form of Indian dancing called Bharatanatyam through a patron in her library that invited her to attend her own graduation dance recital, and she told me about it and I attended and then attended many many dance recitals for decades after that, because Margaret shared this with me.

Another Legacy, and I don’t know how she found out about the Free Stanford Archaeology lectures, but she started going about 40 years ago and eventually our mother started going with her, then a sister started going, then I started going, then my girlfriend, then her friend and Margaret attended these lectures until walking and breathing became too difficult; then, after we would attend a lecture, we would drive straight to Margaret’s house and tell her all about the lecture we had just seen, then during COVID the Lectures were moved to on-line and while in the Care Home we were able to bring in a Laptop and allow her to watch the lecture live on-line; so again it just keeps going.

She introduced our family to Quizzes. At some family event looong ago, we were all finished for the night and sitting around relaxing and she pulled out some Quizzes she had gotten from the newspaper and started reading them and we all have fun guessing at the answers. This again continues to this day whenever we get together.

So, I can’t help but think of Margaret every time I think of Bharatanatyam Dance, Archaeology lectures or do quizzes.

She was predeceased by her parents, her father in 1975 and her mother in 2010 and her brother-in-law Robert Obo. She is survived by her seven brothers and sisters, Alice Obot, Charles Fitch (Maureen), Joseph Fitch, Barbara Fitch, Stephen Fitch, Mark Fitch (Wendy) and Tom Fitch (Diane) and by eight nieces and nephews, Bassey Obot (Jennifer), Uwem Obot (Irish), Ian Fitch, Kelly Fitch, Jennifer Fitch (Robert Zacher), Alison Fitch, Rebecca Fitch, and Annabelle Fitch and three great nieces and nephews and that’s a ‘great’ in both senses of the word, Jack Obot, Samantha Obot and Cassidy Obot all of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

She was exceedingly kind, had a heart of gold, and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. She was loved by all who met her. She was a great inspiration and made the world a better place. She will be greatly missed.

Lasting Memories

The Four Seasons: Autumn - Vivaldi
Into the West - Annie Lennox, from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Going Home - Dvorak


Richard Lawson Richard Alan Lawson
May 26, 1935 - August 21, 2021
Sunnyvale, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Richard Alan Lawson (Rich) moved to the next chapter of his life from his home in Sunnyvale, CA on August 21st, 2021 at the age of 86 holding the hand of his devoted wife of 32 years, Vicky. He left her a love note almost every single day they were together. They had a one of a kind love story for sure as is so clear by his devotion and words from his heart and poetry to her.

Rich was born in Kansas City, MO in 1935 during the Great Depression. He was predeceased by his parents, Jessie and Wilbur Lawson; his daughter-in-law, Paula; and his older sister, Jane Louise. He loved his three children, Richard Jr of Troy, MI, Karl (Lisa) of Clarkston, MI; and Karsten of Chicago, IL. Rich was especially proud of his grandson, Jack Henry, who lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. He had a special space in his heart for his sister-in-law and her husband, Mary Lou & Bret Waller; and best friends, Nanette, Dan, Rock, Steve and Mitch.

Rich grew up in a small town in Missouri, and as a child, he spent time with his dog going on hikes and exploring farms and woods. His favorite past times were playing the piano, reading, and writing poetry. Music intoxicated Rich and he once thought he might become a composer.

Rich's first real job was as an engineer for Ford Motor Company. After getting his Masters in literature from Wayne State University, however, he followed his dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. His first teaching job in Michigan was at Roeper City & Country School, an innovative school for gifted children. Twelve years later he moved to California and found his perfect job at the Nueva Center for Learning in Hillsbourgh. His favorite subject was teaching his students about writing. He felt this was an important part of their education and their lives. He was turned on to the power of words and found that his days were never quite complete unless he had put pen to paper. He found that writing filled a certain place in his life and treated it as a friend.

Rich always enjoyed acting and performing. His most famous and challenging role was that of 3rd & 4th grade teacher at Nueva Center for Learning where he drew on all of his improvisational and professional skills for his long running role. A truly amazing teacher, he wrote 12 musicals-dramas usually based on folk or fairy tales with original songs and music so the students could display their special talents. As a testament to his devotion to his profession, Rich was honored as a Disney Teacher of the Year semi-finalist in 1994. He touched and inspired the lives of so many students and their parents with his multiple skills and talents. He showed his students how to laugh, how to relish their creativity, and how to love writing and language.

After Rich retired he continued his love of poetry by writing and participating in numerous poetry readings, conferences and workshops. One of his poems was included in the book, A Passion for Teaching. In 2012 Rich self published his first book, The Tree in the Middle of the Playground about writing and understanding poetry. In 2015, his second book, Something about Missouri was published. Rich displayed his love every day with his gentle disposition, kind words, and beautiful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed but will always be remembered and celebrated in our hearts.

Rich wrote an early obituary, which included, "I hope that those I let down and disappointed, those I wasn't nice to, and those I couldn't reach will forgive me . . . I'll miss some things a lot: classical music, jazz, reading, poetry and movies. I'll miss martinis, and chocolate, and good coffee. I will miss my children and grandson. Most of all I'll miss my wife, Vicky."

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation In Memory of Rich Lawson at KDFC, Rich's favorite classical music station. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

Lasting Memories


Corinne Johns-Treat Corinne Victoria Johns-Treat
November 9, 1953 - August 16, 2021
San Jose, California

Celebration of Life: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 01:00 PM at First Congregational Church of San Jose, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Corinne Johns-Treat passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in San Jose on August 16. She was born on November 9, 1953 to Millie and Joe Johns in San Francisco and had lived in San Jose for over 50 years.

After graduating from Willow Glen High School, she went on to study Business at San Jose State and later earned her Master's in Management. After working at Xerox and Amdahl, Corinne started her consulting business, Cintam Consulting, which she ran for 30 years. She also taught for the UC extension program for 20 years.

In 1983, she married Harold Treat and had two children whom she adored, Nicolas and Rachel. She treasured the times she spent with family in her favorite places, including Maui, Disneyland, and her beautiful and idyllic backyard that she tended to every day. She also loved music and songwriting, was a captivating story-teller, and was the consummate entertainer and hostess to family and friends.

Corinne lived her life with a faithful and compassionate heart, full of strength, generosity of spirit, grace and unconditional love given freely to so many. She was deeply loved in return, and her light, wisdom, sense of humor, and warmth will continue to fill the lives of her loved ones.

Corinne is survived by her husband, Harold Treat; her children, Nicolas Treat and Rachel Kennedy; her sister, Janet Johns; her nephew, Gabriel Johns Robledo; and her cat companion, Izzy. We take comfort in knowing that all of the loved ones that preceded Corinne are celebrating her arrival.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held for Corinne on Saturday, October 2, at 1pm at First Congregational Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton Ave.

Lasting Memories


Rigoberto Guerrero Jimenez Rigoberto Guerrero Jimenez
May 12, 1937 - August 15, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Friday, August 27, 2021, 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, August 27, 2021, 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Interment: Panteon Municipal Justo Mora, Calle Hidalgo, El Salitre, Jalisco, Mexico

Rigoberto Guerrero Jimenez was born in El Salitre, Jalisco, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 84 years old.

Yo Te Extrañaré - Tercer Cielo
Amor Eterno - Rocío Dúrcal
Ahora Que Te Vas - Christian Daniel


Ardeshir Hakimian
October 25, 1937 - August 14, 2021
Campbell, California

Graveside Service: Friday, August 20, 2021, 12:30 PM
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Ardeshir Hakimian was born in Mashad, Iran and passed away in Campbell, California. He was 83 years old.


Lois May Muller
July 22, 1933 - August 12, 2021
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 09:30 AM
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Lois Muller was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and passed away in Redwood City, California. She was 88 years old.


Elton Cookson
December 11, 1933 - August 8, 2021
Ben Lomond, California

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

Elton Cookson was born in Scotia, California and passed away in Ben Lomond, California. He was 87 years old.

Elton was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Cookson.


Kevin James Olson
September 25, 1962 - August 4, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Kevin Olson was born in Seatle, Washington and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 58 years old.


Monica Krebsbach
March 17, 1927 - August 2, 2021
San Jose, California

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

Monica Krebsbach was born in Karlsruhe, North Dakota and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 94 years old.

Monica was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Krebsbach.


Dennis Ward Dennis Joseph Ward
May 28, 1949 - August 1, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Vigil at 07:00 PM
Funeral Mass: Friday, August 6, 2021, 01:00 PM at St Martin of Tours Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Dennis Joseph Ward, age 72, was born and raised in Redwood City. Upon graduating from Serra High School, Dennis played football for the College of San Mateo and the UCSB Gauchos. His sportsmanship continued on the field with the Old Blues rugby team and in the law offices of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, and Bentley as a trial attorney for the last 42 years.

Dennis had an undeniable passion for life. From his unparalleled sense of humor, to his profound generosity and loyalty, he truly did everything in his power to show you how much he loved you. When you couldn't find him flying his kite at the beach or surfing, you'd be guaranteed to hear him. He loved the bagpipes and spent several years playing alongside the San Jose Police Emerald Society and the Sheriff's Pipes and Drums. For family and friends there were only a few rules to live by: You always laugh at his jokes. Dennis is your favorite uncle. And if plan A doesn't work out, we move to plan B.

He is survived by his wife, Gina; daughters, Carmen (Dakota Mattert) and Sara; grandson, Noah; siblings; cousins; and friends. For everyone who shared in his life, it is hoped that you carry his kindness, integrity, humor, and heart of gold with you.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 5 from 5-8pm with a Vigil Service at 7pm at Queen of Apostles, 4911 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 6 at 1:00pm at St Martin of Tours, 200 O'Connor Drive, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to surfrider.org.

Lasting Memories

Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
My Way - Frank Sinatra
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong


Barry Benoit Barry Emile Benoit
June 4, 1930 - July 31, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Barry Benoit died peacefully at home in San Jose on July 31st. He was 91. He was the nicest, kindest man. He was genuine, humble and hard working. A caring father, devoted husband, and brilliant engineer, remembered as a fatherly mentor by many people.

Born June 4th, 1930, in San Jose, Barry was a descendent of French and Chilean immigrants who came to California during the gold rush and settled in San Jose in 1850. One of six children, his first job was delivering medications by bike from his father's pharmacy - Wolff Drug. He attended Sacred Heart School, Bellarmine College Prep, and San Jose High School.

He enjoyed taking apart engines and could build anything electrical or mechanical. He was athletic, competitive, and enjoyed boxing and team tennis. He joined the Air Force Military Police. He graduated from San Jose State in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Varian Associates, Sylvania and GTE locally; Goodyear Aerospace in AZ, and Lockheed-Martin in Colorado. His greatest career achievement came in leading a team of engineers designing top secret high resolution radar systems for reconnaissance aircraft such as the U2 and SR 71 Blackbird. He last worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

He loved life with wife Carole McKay, a San Jose school teacher, for more than thirty years. They had extraordinary life long friends and neighbors. They had both been married previously, and brought adult children to the family. They encouraged their children and grandchildren to excel in life, in school, and at work. Together, they shared the joy of grandparenting and the tragic loss of Carole's adult son Scott. They held their faith at Trinity Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir, he joined the men's Bible study, and they volunteered their time with Second Harvest Food Bank.

After retiring, he relished the five-year, full renovation, of a 1930's three-story English Tudor home in Denver. Every bit by hand. He rebuilt much of every home they shared. They bravely faced a number of health challenges together over their later years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole McKay; her son, Scott; his parents, Emile and Frances; his siblings, Bernard, Barbara, and Kathleen; and many dear friends. He is survived by his sisters, Eloise Renelle and Claudette Perry, both of San Jose; his sons, Steve Benoit and Larry Bushy of Nevada City, CA; his daughter, Leslie McKay Storck of Los Altos; his grandchildren, Brenden and Deanna Storck; and many dear cousins, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to Trinity Presbyterian Church of San Jose.

Lasting Memories

You and Me - Dream City Orchestra


Sonia Betkouchar Bebla
February 13, 1930 - July 30, 2021
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Friday, August 6, 2021, 10:00 AM at St Frances Cabrini Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Sonia Bebla was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 91 years old.

Sonia was preceded in death by her husband, William Bebla.


Max Harnon Jeffers
September 3, 1939 - July 30, 2021
Livermore, California

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

Max was born in Chadron, Nebraska to parents William and Aletha Jeffers. He had a brother, William, and sisters, Virginia and Marlene. He was raised in Nebraska in his early years, but graduated from Encinal High School in Alameda.

Max joined the Air Force after graduation and traveled to many places. His favorite station was in Iceland, where he had many interesting experiences.

He returned to Florida from Iceland, where he met and married Sharen Karner in 1962. They had two children; son, Michael, and daughter, Kari.

In 1975, Max started a new phase in his life when he married Roberta "Ann" Ward in Livermore. With this marriage he acquired another extended family. Ann had three sons; Don, Bob, and Tom Ward; and daughter, Kathi Lyons.

Max had been in floor covering before coming to Livermore and continued in that trade. He worked for various companies in the area including All City Floor in Livermore, as well as his own business, Floor Coverings by Jeffers.

After retiring, he and Ann enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, which included a couple of trips to Florida to visit his family there.

Max passed away at home in Livermore. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ann, and son, Mitchal Jeffers (Jill), and daughter, Keri Ahern, both of Florida. Also, grandson, Corey Ahern of Georgia, great-granddaughter, Audrey of Georgia, and great-grandson, John of Colorado, sister, Marlene of Turlock, and many nieces and nephews.

He also leaves extended family, Tom Ward of Livermore, Kathi Lyons (Tom) of Nevada, as well as grandchildren, Tommy, Joey, Donnie, Jeremy, and Robert Ward, Christina Janich, Billy Jeffers, Lori Hoffman, and a number of great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia; brother, Bill; as well as Don and Bob Ward.

Max was a good man with a sense of humor and would like to be remembered by family and friends with a smile and a funny story.

His final resting place will be San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California. Services will be at a later date.

Special thanks to the VA Health System of Palo ALto, as well as Suncrest Hospice, that has many caring and helpful professionals.


Elena Ocampo Elena Louisa Ocampo
August 28, 1966 - July 28, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Memorial Mass: Saturday, August 14, 2021, 01:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA

Elena Louisa Ocampo (Auntie Laina), 54, of Santa Clara, CA entered the gates of heaven on July 28, 2021 surrounded by family and friends who adored her. Elena was born August 28, 1966 in Santa Clara, California to Alberto and Sally Ocampo. She attended Santa Clara High School and was employed by The Santa Clara County Office of Education for over 30 years and her last position with the County was as a Family Advocate.

Elena is survived by her loving son, Landon Vivanco; her siblings, Jorge Ocampo (Sue) of Portland, Oregon, Anna Holder (Dan) of San Jose, Stephen Ocampo (Shari) of Soquel, and Stephen Winther (Kathy) of Loomis. Auntie Laina is also survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews and many close friends who truly will miss her and love her always. As a mother, sister, aunt and dear friend, Elena exemplified true unconditional love.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Queen of Apostles Church, Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Private interment at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo.

In Lieu of flowers a fund is being set up to provide for the future care and education of Landon. Checks can me made payable to Lilia Vega (Landon's Legal Guardian) or her sister, Anna Holder in c/o Landon Vivanco.

Lasting Memories

(They Long to Be) Close to You (1991 Remix) - Carpenters
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran
Jealous of the Angels - Donna Taggart


Antonetta Vernacchia Antonetta Vernacchia
October 11, 1929 - July 18, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at St Martin of Tours Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 11:00 AM at St Martin of Tours Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Antonetta Vernacchia was a dedicated mother and nonna who single handedly built a loving, strong family. She married Raffaele in her hometown of Ariano Irpino, Italy and immigrated to America in 1959. Shortly after she lost her husband and raised her son Mauro by herself. She worked at San Jose Medical Center as a nurse's assistant for many years, and later at San Jose Unified School District. She had a passion for cooking and was famous for her homemade pasta and baked treats. Antonetta shared her culinary talents with many lucky & grateful recipients.

She is survived by her son Mauro (Stacie); her grandchildren, Jaclyn, Abby, and Scott; her sister-in-law and best friend of 75 years, Rita. Services will be held on Thursday, July 29 at St. Martin of Tours, 200 O'Connor Drive, San Jose. Viewing begins at 10:30am followed by Funeral Mass at 11am.

Lasting Memories


Tomislav Galeb Tomislav Galeb
April 23, 1950 - July 16, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Tomislav Galeb, was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 23rd, 1950, as the only child of Rade Galeb and Danka Primer. He spent his childhood in Zenica and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belgrade, Serbia. In his teens his family moved back to Sarajevo, where he married Jasna Muci in 1987. They welcomed their only child, daughter Rada in 1990. Three of them moved to USA in 1994. They settled in San Jose area where they stayed ever since.

Tomislav is also know by his nicknames, Tomo (back in former Yugoslavia) and Tom (given by colleagues when he moved to USA).

Tomislav graduated from University in Sarajevo with Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. He worked as a programmer in Bosnia until his move to USA. He continued his career as programmer in San Jose area, working for Stanford Hospital, Bebe Stores, Dell/Perot Systems and City of Concord.

In his younger years, Tomo loved spending summer vacations on the Yugoslavian Adriatic Coast, surrounded by extended family. His whole life Tomo particularly relished spending quiet time with his wife and daughter, relatives and close friends, enjoying great, home-made food and drinks, especially Yugoslavian grape brandy known as “loza”.

Tomo’s lifelong passion was “perfecting the sound of music”. Since his youth days in Bosnia and Herzegovina he regularly collected sound systems and equipment and always had a special corner in his house dedicated to enjoying music sounds.

Tomislav passed away on July 16th, 2021 in San Jose, California. He was 71 years old. He is survived by wife Jasna, daughter Rada, as well as Galeb, Primer and Muci families.


Mario Giorgianni Mario Giovanni Giorgianni
November 15, 1946 - July 14, 2021
Campbell, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence
Celebration of LIfe: Saturday, August 28, 2021, 01:00 PM at Stone Church of Willow Glen, 1937 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. Tel: 408-269-1593

Mario Giovanni Giorgianni, M.D. "Dr. G" passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 14. He spent his final days surrounded by loving family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Concetta Giorgianni; father, Francesco Vindigni; five brothers; two sisters; and his son, Nathan William Lucky Giorgianni. He is survived by his devoted wife, Carrie; sons, Matthew (Shannon) and Scott; stepchildren, Erica, Matthew and David; grandsons, Enzo and Francesco; beloved dog, Poppy; brother, Felly; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and other loving family members.

Mario was born on November 15, 1946 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 1948, his mother moved the family to Los Angeles where Mario grew up. He earned his B.A. at Cal State Northridge and his M.D. at University of California Irvine Medical School. His career in physical medicine and rehabilitation spanned 45 years and included serving as director of several acute rehabilitation centers. In 1988, he started his private practice in Los Gatos. Dr. G was beloved for his patient-centered, holistic approach and his tenacity in fighting through medical bureaucracy was legendary. He was passionate about golf, lawn bowling, horse racing, board and card games, gardening, films, travel, and the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers. A born music lover, Mario lived his life to an eclectic soundtrack—including jazz, classical, and opera—and he held a special place in his heart for Sinatra. Whether crooning to Carrie and Poppy, while in his garden, or making his famous chicken cutlets; Mario loved and lived life with a gusto that was contagious.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 28 at Stone Church of Willow Glen, 1937 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose. In Lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to www.thebroachfoundation.org. He will be remembered for his charming and guileless nature, his wacky sense of humor, his smiling blue eyes, and his generous heart. In his own words……… "It's all done."

Lasting Memories


Emma Fernandez Ramirez
April 10, 1950 - July 14, 2021
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Monday, July 19, 2021, 12:00 PM
Interment: Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy, CA

Emma Ramirez was born in Fabens, Texas and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 71 years old.


Maria Bella Papa Maria Bella Mape Papa
August 7, 1951 - July 10, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Rosary at 06:30 PM
Funeral Mass: Friday, July 30, 2021, 10:00 AM at St Justin Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA
Witness Cremation: Friday, July 30, 2021, 03:30 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Maria "Bella" Papa, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on July 10, 2021 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Bella was born in Oas, Albay, Philippines, the youngest of 5 children. She grew up in Manila, before moving to the United States in 1978. She worked in the semiconductor industry as a circuit board designer for over 42 years and was still employed at the time of her death. She loved shopping, ballroom dancing, travelling, and most of all, spending time with her family. She especially loved being at the beach with her children and grandchildren. She was an amazing cook, who never followed any recipes, but made every Filipino dish her own. She was a generous, caring, kind, and soft-spoken person, who was always available to listen and be sympathetic to her family and friends. Her friendly manner, gentle smile, and her thoughtful heart will be deeply missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Agapita Raro Mape; her father, Pascual Mape; and her 3 older brothers, Jaime Mape, Antonio Mape, and Joselito Mape. She is survived by her 5 children, Rowena Turqueza (Christopher), Bella Pablo (Michael), Roxanne Calvillo (Marcelino III), Roselle Narciso (Roneil), and Aaron Papa (Winnie); her 10 grandchildren, Christopher Turqueza II, Keira Turqueza, Griffin Pablo, Jade Calvillo, Marcelino Calvillo IV, Vanessa Calvillo, Victoria Calvillo, Jalen Narciso, Natasha Narciso, and Roscoe Narciso; and her sister, Bernardita Mape Montaril; and other loving family members.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 29 from 5pm to 8pm with a Vigil Service at 6:30pm at San Jose Funeral Chapel, 1050 S Bascom Ave, San Jose. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10am on Friday, July 30, 2021 at St Justin Catholic Church, 2655 Homestead Road, Santa Clara.

Lasting Memories

Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Todo, Todo, Todo - Daniela Romo
Aloha 'Oe - Nani


Leonor Piombi Leonor Juliana Beatriz Piombi
May 24, 1932 - July 10, 2021
Belmont, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Leonor "Lolly" Piombi passed away peacefully in her own home on July 10, 2021. She was a young 89 years old and lived a wonderful and blessed life. She joins her beloved husband, Renato "Tato" Piombi, and her parents, Lisa and Freddie, in Heaven. Her beautiful smile and personality will be missed by all. She leaves behind her nieces and nephews, Augusto, Carlos, Andrea, Gabi and Maria Emilia; as well as many dear and loving friends.

Lasting Memories


Florentino Castillo Lopez
October 16, 1943 - July 8, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Florentino Lopez was born in El Centro, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 77 years old.


Eugenio Galamgam Rozal
January 9, 1940 - July 7, 2021
Milpitas, California

Visitation: Monday, July 12, 2021, 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, July 12, 2021, 02:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA
Witness Cremation: Monday, July 12, 2021, 03:30 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Graveside Service: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 01:00 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Fremont, CA

Eugenio Rozal was born in Cabugao, Philippines and passed away in Milpitas, California. He was 81 years old.


David Carl Cervenka
April 25, 1955 - July 2, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

David Cervenka was born in San Mateo, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 66 years old.


Khosrow Afshar
February 14, 1944 - June 26, 2021
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 1, 2021, 01:00 PM at Assyrian Evangelical Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Khosrow Afshar was born in Rezieh, Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 77 years old.


Wendy Marie Deach
September 4, 1950 - June 25, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Wendy Deach was born in Burbank, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 70 years old.


Verna May Coldwell
December 5, 1923 - June 22, 2021
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:00 AM
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Verna Coldwell was born in Grenville, New Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 97 years old.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Coldwell.


Messalina Eleazar Messalina Jacqueline Eleazar
February 17, 1963 - June 16, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Monday, June 28, 2021, 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM at St Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, June 28, 2021, 05:00 PM at St Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Messalina "Messie" Jacqueline Eleazar was born in Manila, Philippines. She was a passionate teacher for younger kids for the past few decades. An Industrial Engineer by education and in her early career, she followed her heart and opted to be a teacher for children in their formative years. Her fun, transparent, no-nonsense, caring, generous and loving attitude to her family, friends and strangers will sorely be missed. She is survived by her husband, Renato "Ken" and their two daughters, Keshia and Geraldine; and their dogs, Ryker, Tamago and Papaya. She loved preserving the environment and had a soft spot for all animals.

Services will be held on Monday, June 28 with a Visitation from 3-5pm followed by a Funeral Mass at 5pm at St Clare's Catholic Church, 941 Lexington Street, Santa Clara.

Lasting Memories

My Best Friend - Michael Dowdle
Ave Maria D. 839 - Musopen
Out Here On My Own -


Richard Manley Robison
August 8, 1953 - June 4, 2021
Milpitas, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Sunset Park Cemetery, Lakeview, OR

Richard Robison was born in Oakland, California and passed away in Fremont, California. He was 67 years old.


Marisha Lynne Cervantes
November 11, 1971 - June 2, 2021
Antioch, California

Memorial Mass: Friday, June 18, 2021, 12:00 PM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Marisha Cervantes was born in Santa Clara, California and passed away in Santa Cruz, California. She was 49 years old.


Evelyn Marie Alderman
October 28, 1966 - June 1, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment: Duplin Memorial Gardens, Teachey, NC

Evelyn Alderman was born in Wallace, North Carolina and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 54 years old.


Konstanze Mader
May 19, 1967 - June 1, 2021
San Jose, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 01:30 PM at Alameda Family Chapel, Saratoga, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Konstanze Mader was born in Austria and passed away in San Jose. She is survived by her children, Kristina and Mark Mader. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, June 26 at Alameda Family Funeral Chapel, 12341 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga.

Lasting Memories


Tommy Joe Miller
February 19, 1937 - May 24, 2021
Los Gatos, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 01:30 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA

Tommy Miller was born in Hardin, Tennessee and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 84 years old.


Jingxiang He
January 12, 1941 - May 19, 2021
Mountain View, California

Graveside Service: Monday, May 24, 2021, 10:00 AM
Interment: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA

Jingxiang He was born in Shuangfeng, China and passed away in Mountain View, California. She was 80 years old.


William Richard Roy Austen
April 23, 1941 - May 15, 2021
Sunnyvale, California

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 09:30 AM at Our Lady of Peace Church, Santa Clara, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

William Austen was born in Dayton, Kentucky and passed away in Sunnyvale, California. He was 80 years old.


Grisi Davoudi Grisi Davoudi
December 26, 1930 - May 13, 2021
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 10:30 AM at Assyrian Church of the East, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Grisi Davoudi was born in Urmi, Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 90 years old.


Jahanara Yazdani Ferdowsnia
October 28, 1926 - May 13, 2021
Walnut Creek, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 11:30 PM
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Jahanara Ferdowsnia was born in Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 92 years old.


Irene Demetrios Thomatos
January 3, 1930 - May 13, 2021
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 AM at St Basil The Great Greek Orthodox Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA

Irene Thomatos was born in Lixouri, Greece and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 91 years old.


Michael Wesley Janes
May 17, 1959 - May 12, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Michael Janes was born in Seattle, Washington and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 61 years old.


Dorothy Emerson Dorothy Jackson Emerson
September 24, 1927 - May 10, 2021
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10:30 AM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, CA

Dorothy Emerson was born in Los Angeles, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 93 years old.


Alangudy Rajagopala Srinivasan
April 1, 1935 - May 9, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Witness Cremation: Monday, May 10, 2021, 03:00 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Graveside Service: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 04:00 PM
Interment: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA

Alangudy Srinivasan was born in Pudukkottai, India and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 86 years old.


Sumathi Subramaniam
October 22, 1977 - April 27, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, May 3, 2021, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Sumathi Subramaniam was born in Chennai, India and passed away in Santa Clara, California. She was 43 years old.


Philip Angelo & Precious Lean Nievas Precious Lean Ramizan Nievas
June 26, 1995 - April 26, 2021
San Jose, California

Philip Angelo Ramizan Nievas
January 16, 1999 - April 26, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Fremont, CA

Precious Lean Nievas was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 25 years old.

Philip Angelo Nievas was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 22 years old.

Revive Us Again - Van Vogt & Wakefield
Moments in Life - Evan Wise
Nocturne in E Flat Major – Chopin - Musopen
Crazy Weekend - Freeplay Music
Better - Judson Lee


Catalina Bernardo Velasco
April 30, 1944 - April 24, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: National Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Makati City, PI

Catalina Velasco was born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines and passed away in Stanford, California. She was 76 years old.


Shawn Allan Murton
July 22, 1957 - April 22, 2021
Scotts Valley, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Shawn Murton was born in Seaside, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 63 years old.


Acela Bernal Acela Marie Bernal
December 6, 1923 - April 21, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Acela Marie Bernal was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and passed away in San Jose. Acela was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bernal. She is survived by her children, Richard Bernal (Lorie), Patrick Bernal (Elaine), Earl Bernal (Belen), Paul Bernal, Christine Borbeck (Perry), and Linda Regan (Jon); 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; her sister, Ninfa Castaneda; and numerous other relatives and friends. The services will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Lasting Memories

Home - Michael Bublé
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Remember Me (Dúo) [feat. Natalia Lafourcade] - Miguel


Ralph Turner Jr Ralph Turner Jr Ralph Leslie Turner Jr
December 1, 1928 - April 19, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA
Memorial Service: Saturday, May 15, 2021, 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 14103 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070. Tel: 408-867-0822

Ralph Leslie Turner Jr was born and raised in the Bronx, New York to Elizabeth (Schuhmacher) and Ralph L. Turner, Sr. He attended Stuyvesant High School, Stevens Institute of Technology (BS mechanical engineering), and received his master's from USC. An Eagle Scout, he was in the Air Force during the Korean War. Ralph met Thelma Sorenson in Great Falls, MT and they were married on June 10, 1956 in Carrington, ND.

Ralph worked at Hughes Aircraft and Lockheed in Los Angeles, then moved his family to San Jose in 1967 to work at Lockheed and eventually Ford Aerospace. During the 1970s recession he started an acoustical consulting company. In 2011 Ralph was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 64 years, Thelma; his three children, Philip Turner, Leslie Canerday (Reed), James Turner (Vaskie); grandchildren, Steven Turner (Allison), Michael Turner, Christopher Canerday; great-granddaughter, Eva Turner; sister, Betty Faig (Warren); and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on May 15, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 14103 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga. Ralph was a member there for 53 years.

Lasting Memories


Socorro Landeros Socorro Maria Landeros
September 2, 1924 - April 13, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, May 7, 2021, 01:30 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Socorro was born on September 2, 1924 in Glendale, Arizona to Francisco and Concepcion Martinez. She was raised with 9 siblings. She joined her sons, Joe and George Martinez in heaven on April 13, 2021.

She is survived by her children, Armida Mesa (Steve), Connie Young (Michael), Alice Castillo, Santos Martinez, Delia Salazar, Rudy Martinez, Esther Lorigo, Leticia Barragan (John), Sylvia Torres (Tony), and Monica Mendoza (Santos).

Socorro grew up where field work consisted of hoeing the sugar beets and lettuce fields of Arizona and California using the short handle hoes to weed in the fields. The short handle hoes were eventually banned in the 1970's because even though it was an easier way for farmers to keep track of the workers, it was a back breaking method of weeding. Her mother, "Grandma Concha" followed the crops to work in California and finally decided to settle in California (Thank God). They continued to work in agriculture picking every kind of fruit and vegetable available. Life was never easy for Socorro. She was taken out of school in the fourth grade and regardless of all of the obstacles in her life she managed to learn to read and write in English and Spanish.

Socorro had many good qualities and hobbies. She loved God and singing praises to Him. She enjoyed drawing, cooking and she made the best flour tortillas in the world. She loved spending time with her family and she loved her fury friend Charlie. She loved babies and children although she had 12 children of her own, 38 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will always be grateful to God for allowing them to usher Socorro peacefully into the heavens surrounded by her children and grandchildren in the comfort of her home.

Lasting Memories

Más Allá Del Sol - Manuel Bonilla
Un Día a la Vez - Los Tigres del Norte
Qué Lindo Es Mi Cristo! - Manuel Bonilla


Matthew Phillip Hunziker
April 6, 1971 - April 10, 2021
Fremont, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Freeze Cemetery, Potlatch, ID

Matthew Hunziker was born in Pocatello, Idaho and passed away in Fremont, California. He was 50 years old.


Krista Hendricks Krista Anne Gold Hendricks
July 26, 1979 - April 9, 2021
Los Gatos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence
Celebration of Life: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 03:00 PM at Sparks Ranch Resort, 15550 Tuolumne Rd, Sonora, CA

Krista Anne Gold Hendricks passed away at the age of 41 on Friday April 9, 2021 after a hard fought battle against cancer. Krista was a talented leader in childhood education, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, and dear friend. She is preceded in death by her mother, Victoria 'Vicki' Gold, and survived by her husband, Paul Isaac Hendricks; their four children, Everett West, Wyatt Justice, August River, and Cora Faith Hendricks; sister, Amanda Fender (Casey); brother, Brandon Lee Gold; father, Herman 'Rocky' Lee Gold (Chrissi).

Krista was born on July 26, 1979 in Sonora, CA, and graduated from Summerville High School in 1997, held degrees and completed advanced course work in childhood education from UC Santa Cruz and Purdue University. Her tremendous work ethic as a school director was only surpassed by her ability to promote successful academic and social development in children by embracing them in a rich and nurturing environment. She was cherished as an educator by her students and their families and as a friend and mentor by her staff. We will forever miss her.

The beauty and love Krista brought to this world will be celebrated on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Sparks Ranch Resort, 15550 Tuolumne Rd, Sonora, CA, starting at 3pm.

Lasting Memories


Serob Babrudi Serob Kerkur Babrudi
December 19, 1939 - March 31, 2021
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Monday, April 12, 2021, 10:00 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Serob Babrudi was born in Urmia, Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 81 years old.


Hisako Halvorson
February 11, 1946 - March 31, 2021
San Jose, California

Witness Cremation: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:00 AM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Interment: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA

Hisako Halvorson was born in Tokyo, Japan and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 75 years old.


Paul Pedersen Paul Anthony Pedersen
May 2, 1958 - March 30, 2021
Santa Clara, California

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

Paul grew up in Sunnyvale and graduated from Fremont High, where he specialized in theater and television production. He studied under Herb Zettl in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department, San Francisco State University, then went on to employ these skills at KNTV Channel 11 in San Jose, becoming News Assignment Manager.

For 10 years, until 1996, he was Producer/Writer/Director, Production Manager at Tandem Computers in Cupertino. The next four years, he did producing, writing, directing, creative direction, and live event production for such clients as HP, Oracle, ITN/Signalstream, Sun Microsystems, SGI, USWeb/CKS, and others as an independent contractor. Since December 2000, he has been Producer/Writer/Director for National Semiconductor/Texas Instruments in Santa Clara. He was co-founder of Texas Instruments’ Bay Pride Initiative, a local branch of the larger TI Pride Network, an employee resource group dedicated to supporting employees in the LGBTQ community (and their allies).

One of Paul's favorite vacation destinations was Hawaii, where he made an annual pilgrimage. His life was filled with work and fun, a successful career, continual home improvements, and high-spirited recreation with friends. Early one morning, his battle with Pancreatic Cancer came to an end in a hospital room, his brother and friends at his side. Paul was the youngest of 4 boys born to Mildred L. and Rolf W. Pedersen. He was preceded in death by his brother, Knut, in Sheridan, OR, in 1985. He is survived by his brother, David, in Bend, OR and brother Rolf, in Oakland, CA.

Paul was an affable, considerate, compassionate, generous and kind person, highly regarded and loved by his family, friends, and co-workers. He will be forever missed, never forgotten.


Gloria Calva Torres Gloria Calva Torres
August 20, 1963 - March 29, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Friday, April 9, 2021, 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, April 9, 2021, 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Gloria Calva Torres was born in Mineral del Monte, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 57 years old.


Victor Anunciacion Victor Lacson Anunciacion
July 2, 1938 - March 28, 2021
Milpitas, California

Visitation: Monday, April 12, 2021, 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, April 12, 2021, 07:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA
Interment: La Pieta Memorial Park, Angeles City, PI

Victor Anunciacion was born in Angeles City, Philippines and passed away in San Leandro, California. He was 82 years old.


Geneva Johnson
April 22, 1915 - March 27, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment: Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, WV

Geneva Johnson was born in Circleville, West Virginia and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 105 years old.


Mary Berryessa Mary Jane Berryessa
November 7, 1940 - March 25, 2021
Campbell, California

Visitation: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Rosary at 07:00 PM
Funeral Mass: Friday, April 9, 2021, 11:00 AM at St Lucy Catholic Church, Campbell, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Mary Jane Berryessa, 80, passed away on March 25, 2021. She was born to Riko "Roy" Jurich and Jane Ferrante-Jurich on November 7, 1940 in Monterey, CA.

Mary met Melvin Berryessa in 1957. Melvin was from the Willow Glen area of San Jose and Mary was from Campbell. Campbell, in those days was considered "the sticks" and their courtship was said to be "across the tracks"- Literally the train tracks ran through Campbell and San Jose. Their love persevered and quickly they were engaged. They were married on October 4. 1958 at Saint Lucy's Church in Campbell. Together they had 5 children: Cynthia, James, Mary, Julie and John.

Melvin built their family home in Campbell in 1963. Mary was happy to be a wife and mother. She always hosted the family holidays. Traditions were a central part of family life. When the children were grown, she went to work at a retail store called the Queen Bee in Town and Country Village for about 8 years and later as a florist. She became a grandmother to two grandsons and retired to be a full-time grandmother the minute they came into her life. Between Mary and Mel, aka; Grams and Gramps they had many years of nurturing and enjoying the next generation. Her next biggest passion was quilting. She designed and created the most beautiful quilts that are displayed and cherished in family homes. Her quilting group misses her as much as she missed them and she would want to mention them: Quilting buddy's, Teri and Carol and lifelong best friends Darleen and Connie.

Mary is survived by her husband, Melvin; children, Mary Reese (Cliff), Julie, and John; grandchildren, Daniel Reese (Jessica), and Michael Reese (Desiree); a future great-granddaughter of Daniel and Jessica due in August, 2021; brother, Michael Jurich; & sister-in-law, Bonnie Hopper.

She was preceded in death by her children, Cynthia, and James; and her sister, Rosily.

A Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 8 from 5-8pm with a Vigil at 7pm at San Jose Funeral Chapel, 1050 S Bascom Ave, San Jose. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Friday, April 9 at St Lucy Catholic Church, 2350 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell. Burial will follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to St Lucy Catholic Church.

Lasting Memories

Not a Day Goes By - Lonestar
Because You Loved Me - Céline Dion
See You Again (No Rap) - Samy Jebari
Good Thing Going - Ryan Horne


Jung Nam Yang
February 19, 1943 - March 25, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Monday, April 5, 2021, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM at Alameda Family Chapel, Saratoga, CA
Interment: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA

Jung Nam Yang was born in South Korea and passed away in Santa Clara, California. She was 78 years old.


Dat Vinh Vu
October 22, 1999 - March 23, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM at St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 01:30 PM at St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA

Dat Vu was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Santa Cruz, California. He was 21 years old.


James Cassell James Joseph Cassell
November 5, 1956 - March 22, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM at Foxworthy Baptist Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 12:00 PM at Foxworthy Baptist Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

James Cassell was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 64 years old.

Amazing Grace - Randy Travis
Shout to the Lord - Hillsong Worship
I Saw the Light (Single Version) - Hank Williams


Felix Gibson
August 3, 1951 - March 20, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Funeral Service: Thursday, April 1, 2021, 11:00 AM at Greater St. John Baptist Church, 1230 E San Antonio St, San Jose, CA 95116. Tel: 408-292-1878
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Felix Gibson was born in Cannon, Mississippi and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 69 years old.


Hans Wynholds Hans Wynhold Wynholds
December 28, 1945 - March 20, 2021
Cupertino, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Hans W. Wynholds passed away on March 20, 2021 at the age of 75 after a year-long battle with leukemia.

He was a well-loved husband, father, grandfather and friend, a co-founder of KUCR, campus radio station at UC Riverside, a passionate entrepreneur, an avid racquetball player and fly fisherman, and a wine/Napa enthusiast.

Hans is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Candace Chapman Wynholds; his daughters, Kristin Wynholds & Karen Schulz (Brandon); his son, Michael Wynholds (Lora); & his six amazing granddaughters. He will be missed.

Lasting Memories


Catherine Costa Catherine Parrish Costa
August 27, 1960 - March 15, 2021
Cupertino, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Catherine Parrish Costa was born August 27th, 1960, in Fayetteville, AR. She attended the University of Kansas and later graduated from Capella University. She was a sales manager/buyer at Leaf & Petal boutique in Palo Alto, CA for almost 25 years.

Catherine loved the outdoors. She enjoyed hiking, biking, skiing, the mountains, and rock ‘n’ roll. She was passionate about health, fitness, spirituality, art, healing, holidays, and hummingbirds. Her new favorite flower was ranunculus. She had a marvelous sense of humor, a stunningly quick wit, and a loving, generous, vivacious spirit. Relationships were very important to Catherine; she had many lifelong friendships. She intuitively tuned into others' interests and what made them happy. Birthdays and holidays with family and friends were always infused with her unique ways of making the event special.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Brown. She leaves behind her father, Kenneth Brown and wife Nancy (née Metz), of Englewood, CO; sister Beckon Brown and brother-in-law Scott Benedict of Lee’s Summit, MO; her niece Samantha Brown-Benedict of San Diego, CA; sister Selena Parrish of Eureka Springs, AR; aunt Lillian Vail of Hot Springs, AR; and her beloved canine companion, Sasha. She will be greatly missed by her family, her very dear friend and right-hand-man Dan Estes, and many, many devoted friends and colleagues.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made on her behalf to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.


Laura Evelyn Meek
January 13, 1960 - March 14, 2021
San Jose, California

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

Laura Meek was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 61 years old.

Laura was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Meek.


Ramon Reyes Ramon Victorio Reyes
June 5, 1932 - March 13, 2021
Sunnyvale, California

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 10:00 AM at Santa Teresa Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Ramon Victorio Reyes was born June 5th, 1932 in the Philippine Islands, in Caloocan, near Manila, the only child of Ramon Victorio Reyes Sr., a newspaper reporter, and Ligaya Victorio, a writer and novelist. During World War II, both Ramon Sr. and Ligaya were secretly helping the resistance as guerrilla fighters. Tragically, an idyllic childhood was first disrupted, by World War II and the invasion of the Philippines, then shattered in 1944 when Ramon Reyes Sr. was murdered by an traitorous gunman’s bullets.

After surviving World War II, Ramon and his mother moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where Ligaya was working for the Philippine Consulate. He graduated from St Louis High School in Honolulu, then moved to California to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1955.

Upon college graduation, Ramon worked briefly as a reporter for the New York Globe newspaper. It was there in New York City where he met the love of his life, Diana Chin. The couple were married in 1955. Five children were born and raised by Ramon and Diana: Donna Reyes Chandler of Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, and four sons, Eric, of San Jose, Fred Anthony of Kauai, Hawaii, Gabe Paul of Castro Valley, Alameda County, and Howard of Mililani, Hawaii.

Moving back to California, Ramon dedicated the next 20 years to teaching elementary school for the Ceres Unified School District. He found tremendous satisfaction in teaching youth. During this time, Ray very much enjoyed playing keyboard with his bandmates in the group, The King’s Five. They would often play for civic groups such as the Eagles Club and Elks Club. Other favorite activities were fishing with the family and cooling off in the backyard swimming pool to beat the 100 degree Modesto summers.

Upon retiring from teaching, Ramon worked many years as a clerk for the State of California. Sadly, Diana Reyes passed away in 2011. As Ray eventually moved into an assisted living environment, he very much enjoyed playing the piano with fellow musicians and singers.

Although, due to the Covid-19 regulations at the time, family was not able to be physically present at his death, Ray was able to communicate frequently with family via Zoom and phone calls in his final days and weeks, assuring friends and family he was at peace with his declining health.

Ramon Victorio Reyes passed away on March 13th, 2021. He is survived by the five previously mentioned children, and several grandchildren: Jonathan, Keli, Daniella, Paulina, and Sofia.


Nataliya Dukarevich
May 17, 1933 - March 10, 2021
Saratoga, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

Nataliya Dukarevich was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 87 years old.


Lochinvar Orallo Peralta
September 20, 1949 - March 9, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Lochinvar Peralta was born in Balungao, Philippines and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 71 years old.


Judith Ann Rosenga-Cardenas
January 29, 1956 - March 4, 2021
Sunnyvale, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Judith Rosenga-Cardenas was born in Oakland, California and passed away in Mountain View, California. She was 65 years old.


Ryan Leigh Mills
May 30, 1966 - March 3, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Ryan Mills was born in Derry, Ireland and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 54 years old.


Gerald Dee Strong
February 13, 1938 - March 2, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Gerald Strong was born in Ada, Oklahoma and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 83 years old.


Carlos Alberto Coelho
January 5, 1957 - February 27, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Carlos Coelho was born in Angola and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 64 years old.


Chia-Mou Chao
March 15, 1935 - February 25, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Friday, March 5, 2021, 09:00 AM to 09:45 AM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, CA

Chia-Mou Chao was born in Harbin, China and passed away in Stanford, California.


Barbara Moore Barbara Patton Moore
July 6, 1938 - February 24, 2021
Saratoga, California

Graveside Service: Friday, March 5, 2021, 02:00 PM
Interment: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

Barbara Patton Moore, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2021, in Saratoga, California.

Barbara was born in July, 1938, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Hubert and Geraldine (Harris) Patton. Barbara completed her undergraduate studies at Knoxville College in 1956 and was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1960. While at Meharry, Barbara met Eddie Stanley Moore, a Virginia native studying for his Doctor of Medicine degree. Barbara and Eddie married in June of 1961 and raised two children, Eddie Jr. and Catherine.

The eldest of six children, Barbara learned early in life the value of the love of grandparents, who were her main support when she suffered severe asthma as a child. Barbara may have been small in stature, but her generous (and slightly mischievous) spirit was huge. As a teenager, Barbara helped to raise her younger siblings, gently disciplining them and encouraging their wild adventures in equal measure. She channeled her patient, caregiving nature into a career working as a nurse in hospital pediatric and pediatric intensive care units, where she was adored by her young charges for her fun and whimsical manner, as well as for her ability to give injections without causing pain.

Barbara felt blessed to have lived in some wonderful parts of the United States, including the Bronx in New York City and Portland, Oregon, before settling in the city of Chicago, and later its suburbs of Evanston and Glencoe. In Glencoe, Barbara found her dream community, becoming a tireless volunteer and community leader, devoting her time to her children’s schools, Scout troops, and youth sports teams, as well as the local League of Women Voters, in addition to working as an administrator at Highland Park Hospital. Barbara was a fixture in the neighborhood, known for her kindness and generosity, the big blue car she drove through town, her impeccable fashion sense, the elaborate Halloween costumes she handcrafted every year for her children, and the fantastic parties she hosted. The Moore house was always a favorite place for Eddie Jr. and Catherine’s friends to spend time, where everyone knew they would always be greeted by Barbara with a smile as well as a glass of Tang, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Space Food Sticks...all on a fancy silver platter.

In 1988, Eddie and Barbara returned to her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee when Eddie became Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Knoxville, and later Associate Dean for Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education. Barbara was excited to reunite with her parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and by the opportunity to once again become a dedicated member of Oak Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, co-founded in 1868 by Barbara’s ancestors and a group of other recently freed slaves. For many years, Barbara directed the Children’s Program at Oak Grove, earning a new generation of adoring young fans. Barbara and Eddie were also active in the community and in University of Tennessee events and programs.

Travel was one of Barbara’s passions, and some of her fondest memories were of family trips to Europe, Canada, Hawaii, and sailing in the Caribbean both on a Barefoot Cruise and on a commercial cruise ship. In later years, she was thrilled to be able to take many vacations with her grandchildren, always the only one willing to sit next to her screaming grandson or granddaughter on an airplane or in the car. Barbara’s grandchildren were her greatest joy, and in 2015, when her husband retired, she was able to fulfill her dream of moving to California to be closer to her daughter Catherine, Catherine’s husband Todd, and her grandchildren Sarah and Jonah. Barbara was a permanent presence at school events, dance recitals, and soccer games (the tiniest spectator with the loudest voice), and was known as a surrogate mom and grandmother to her children and grandchildren’s friends. She will be deeply missed by her family, her friends, and all those who knew her.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Geraldine and Hubert Patton, brother Charles Patton, and sister Charlotte (Frederick) Greene. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Eddie Stanley Moore, Sr.; her children Eddie Stanley Moore, Jr. (Rosalba) and Catherine Moore Fernandez (Todd); her grandchildren Brandon Moore, Melvina Moore, Sarah Fernandez, and Jonah Fernandez; her sisters Jamesena Watson (John), Patricia Berry (James), and Shirley Patton; as well as scores of adoring nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many adult friends from Evanston, Glencoe, Knoxville, and Saratoga.

Barbara’s family is grateful to Pastor Rev. T. Dixon of her home church Oak Grove AME Zion in Knoxville who continued to provide spiritual counseling and comfort in absentia for the rest of her life in Saratoga. The family also expresses gratitude and appreciation for the professional and authentically compassionate and loving care provided to Barbara by the caregiver staff of Home Helpers in Saratoga and to the entire staff of nurses, doctors, dietitians, social workers, physical therapists, and administration at the Health Care Center at Saratoga Retirement Community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Black Women’s Health Imperative, https://bwhi.org/donate, 384 Northyards Boulevard NW, Building 100/Suite 190, Atlanta, GA 30313. Due to pandemic concerns, a private service will be held for family and close friends on Friday, March 5, 2021.

“If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”
~ Romans 14:8


Virgilio Padohinog Padilla
March 19, 1935 - February 24, 2021
Morgan Hill, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Virgilio Padilla was born in Ilollo, Philippines and passed away in Morgan Hill, California. He was 85 years old.


Frances Houn Frances Lu Houn
June 25, 1927 - February 22, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Frances Houn was born in Henan Province, China and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 93 years old. Frances immigrated to the United States in 1950 where she attended Rivier College in Nashua, NH.

She met Franklin Wu Houn in Washington DC while she was working a summer job in the Library of Congress, China collection and he was a research assistant for the same department. In 1955, at age 27 they married and traveled across the US as Franklin pursued an academic career in political science at various universities. Their children were born in those university towns: Fred Wei-han (Palo Alto, CA), Florence (Lansing, MI) and Flora (Northampton, MA).

Frances raised her family in Amherst MA. All three children attended Amherst Regional High School and Harvard University. Her son Fred, a renowned jazz musician and activist, predeceased her (1957-2014). Her daughter Florence is a physician and her daughter Flora is an attorney.

Frances moved to Cambridge, MA in 1977 and lived in The Cambridge Homes, Assisted Living Community (2004-2014). Her articles on life in the US were published in the Hong Kong press. She participated in rallies and concerts for racial equality that featured music by her jazz artist son.

She is survived by her two daughters and her grandchildren, Ethan Linghou Goldberger, Emma Lu Hoffman and Julia Hou Hoffman. She has a younger brother, Lue Yun-Han, residing in Taiwan with wife, Lue Yu Anna, daughter, Lue Ruei Jin, and son, Lue Ruei Hsi, Mow Yu-Jin, wife of Ruei His, and their son, Lue Shao Hua. There are surviving nieces in China: Lue Ruei Zhi, Lue Ruei Hua, Lue Ruei Fang, Lue Ruei Sheng, and Lue Ruei Min.


Josefa Martinez
February 17, 1933 - February 22, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Josefa Martinez was born in Jalisco, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 88 years old.


Robert Crowell Robert Edward Crowell
May 12, 1956 - February 20, 2021
San Jose, California

Memorial Service: Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

It is with great sadness and love that we mourn the passing of Robert Edward Crowell. Bob passed away on February 20th, 2021. Bob was at home and passed peacefully in his sleep. A caring husband and father, Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Patricia Crowell, and his twin sons, Eric and William Crowell. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Clayton Lee Crowell, and sister, Jacqueline Crowell.

Born in California to Jack Crowell and Marjorie Turner Crowell. Bob was raised in Marinwood, California where he attended Terra Linda High School. Bob was a proud veteran and patriot, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division where he earned his Expert Infantry Badge. Following an honorable discharge, Bob worked as a Master Optician, a Clean Room Technician, and an ASE Certified Technician.

Bob was a true patriot and has passed to a better place. May he rest in peace, let not your heart be troubled.

Lasting Memories


Pamela Kathryn MacLaren
July 28, 1941 - February 17, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Pamela MacLaren was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 79 years old.


Ann Susan Dalton
January 14, 1964 - February 16, 2021
Palo Alto, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Ann Dalton was born in England and passed away in Palo Alto, California. She was 57 years old.


Franklyn Erwin Wecks
May 25, 1923 - February 15, 2021
Scotts Valley, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:30 PM
Interment: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA

Franklyn Wecks was born in Portland, Oregon and passed away in Scotts Valley, California. He was 97 years old.

Franklyn was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Wecks.


Gene Mesick Gene Ellsworth Mesick
May 29, 1931 - February 13, 2021
Morgan Hill, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Gene Mesick, 89, a 45 year resident of Morgan Hill, passed away on Saturday, February 13. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Gilroy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Elaine; son, Mark; grandson, Allan (son of David Mesick, deceased); three step-children, and five step-grandchildren.


Aspassia Kreis Aspassia Mitsopolou Kreis
July 17, 1924 - February 10, 2021
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Friday, March 5, 2021, 02:30 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

A warm, outgoing, friendly, respectful and caring mother passed away comfortably in the good company of Rose Meadows Elder Care on the evening of February 10, 2021.

Born in 1924 in Greece, Aspassia grew up with her parents and 2 other sisters in a small farming community. She survived WWII including occupancy of their home by enemy soldiers. After high school, she worked in a local court office. She later met her husband, Joseph Kreis, thru shared Los Angeles friends and were married in Greece.

Soon afterwards, she took a second brave step and relocated to a new country and much larger city, Los Angeles, became a mother of 2 boys, became a US Citizen, and enjoyed gardening, homemaking, participating in Greek Orthodox Church activities, encouraging her sons to work hard with a university education, and sharing experiences with practically anyone.

Aspassia enjoyed several parts of California with her now passed husband, including Santa Barbara, Walnut Creek, Willits, and lastly San Jose. She tolerated Joseph’s weekend fishing trips by focusing on the picnic afterwards.

She will be sorrowfully missed by the loving friends, caregivers, and 2 sons.


Audrey Morgan Audrey Ann Morgan
April 16, 1932 - February 10, 2021
San Jose, California

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

Our beloved mother, Audrey Morgan, passed away on February 10 after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her adoring husband, Michael Morgan Sr; and sons, Bradley Joseph, and Michael Jr.

Born Audrey Ann Ketch on April 16,1932 to Laurence and Imelda Ketch, she spent her childhood in Willow Glen. Audrey attended Saint Leo's grade school and graduated from Notre Dame High. It was while walking to school one day that Audrey met the love of her life, Michael Morgan, when she boldly asked him for a ride to school. That ride not only garnered her a date and a marriage proposal but six wild children and 67 years of wedded bliss. Audrey and Mike were the perfect couple sharing a life filled with joy and laughter. Anyone who passed through their door were immediately pulled into their magic.

As a mother, Audrey was loving and nurturing and always found a way to spend individual time with each of her children. She was a beautiful, no-nonsense, straight forward woman with an incredible sense of humor and a beautiful singing voice. She prided herself on her volunteer work with the PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Hospice of the Valley. Audrey was a well-read, politically savvy, outgoing woman loved by her entire family and all their friends. Audrey and Michael traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, yet home was her favorite place on earth, and "Wife and Mother" her favorite title.

Audrey is survived by her four children, Allyson Rainieri (Dan), Tracy Morgan (Judy), Larry Morgan, and Margaret Delong (Dave); 9 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She will remain in our hearts forever.

We'd like to thank Kaiser Santa Clara Hospice for their exceptional care, her nurse, Julie and caretakers, Fea and Rose. A celebration of Audrey's life will be held at a post-Covid date.

Lasting Memories


Leonard Roman Kulig
August 18, 1945 - February 9, 2021
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:15 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Leonard Kulig was born in Czestochowa, Poland and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 75 years old.


Cuc Thi Truong
October 14, 1966 - February 9, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Cuc Truong was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 54 years old.


Kitty Pui Lan Wong
June 30, 1954 - February 2, 2021
Los Altos, California

Visitation: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Alameda Family Chapel, Saratoga, CA
Funeral Service: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 10:00 AM at Alameda Family Chapel, Saratoga, CA
Graveside Service: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 02:00 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Kitty Wong was born in Hong Kong, China and passed away in Santa Clara, California. She was 66 years old.


Willie Murl Hill
April 26, 1943 - February 1, 2021
Igo, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Willie Hill was born in Bakersfield, California and passed away in Mountain View, California. He was 77 years old.


Jerry Smith Jerry Mervin Smith
November 27, 1954 - January 31, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Jerry was born in San Jose, CA, to Lorraine and Mervin Smith, and lived all of his life here.

He is survived by his three brothers, Martin, Charles, and Michael. He was a loving husband to Nancy Ann (Schultz) and a loving, gentle dad to Rebecca Lynn (Villa) and Deborah Alicia (Patterson). He also was a loving grandpa to Juan Jr, Alex, Sofia, David, and Giovanni Villa. He was a fun uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

He was an avid Giants fan and loved the 49ers and Warriors. His best times were spent at the park with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed for his laugh and great sense of humor.


Memia Carolino Duque
August 12, 1928 - January 30, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Memia Duque was born in Bolinao, Philippines and passed away in Santa Clara, California. She was 92 years old.


Gertrude May Reich
October 23, 1919 - January 29, 2021
Santa Clara, California

Interment: Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, CA

Gertrude Reich was born in Bakerfield, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. She was 101 years old.


Wayne Curtis Leneweaver
February 8, 1959 - January 28, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Wayne Leneweaver was born in Danville , Illinois and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 61 years old.


Donald Brown Donald Ellison Brown
July 8, 1948 - January 27, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Don was born in July 1948 to Sergeant Owden Brown and his German civilian bride, Eva, in Hof, Germany. Don was joined three years later by brother Bernie, and another three years later by Mike. The military family would relocate numerous times during Don’s childhood; to Goose Bay, Labrador; Guam; Omaha, Nebraska; and eventually to Atwater, California. While in Omaha, Don’s father was killed tragically, and Don viewed this as a major turning point in his life. He often said it was like having life be in color, and then suddenly it all went black and white. Don’s mother remarried and soon Don found himself to be the 17 year old big brother to another baby boy, Charlie.

Don passed away from COVID-related pneumonia on January 27, 2021 at Kaiser Santa Clara. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the many doctors and nurses who took care of Don, from his ER visit at Kaiser San Jose to his 3 weeks at Kaiser Santa Clara. We would also like to thank the Palliative Care Team headed by Dr. Cohen for their support and guidance.

Don was my love; a devoted and caring husband and father; skilled in woodworking, car and motorcycle mechanics, and cooking; a charismatic leader, who readily charmed store clerks, teachers and salesmen, with a quick wit that would delight and draw you in. We, fittingly, met over the phone at work at IBM. (Those who know Don, can attest to his absolute fondness for the phone. After his stroke we used a toy telephone in therapy to help him start talking again.) I was a packaging engineer and he was a parts buyer, and I first talked to him about packaging specs for some motors. He was sarcastic and irreverent in that first call, if I remember correctly. In subsequent calls, I found him to be hilarious and spot on in his observations. We soon found we liked to call each other, even when we had no real business to discuss. We eventually met in person, liked what we saw, started dating, moved in together, and got married, about a year after our first date.

Don’s last corporate position was with IBM, as a contracts administrator. He took an 8-year bridge to retirement, to embark on what was, arguably, his most important position, that of stay-at-home dad. In 1992 that was a pretty big deal, since dads who stayed home at that time were few and far between. I remember him coming home from picking up the kids at preschool one day and lamenting that none of the other mothers would talk to him. They thought he was a flake or a loser. But he soon charmed them by bringing homemade chocolate chip cookies. And Mrs. Haddad was overjoyed to have a male helper in the classroom, who could help corral the kids and keep order. He helped in both kids’ classrooms and quickly became a favorite of several of their teachers.

Don was the founder and President of the Classic Japanese Motorcycle Club. The club’s purpose was to come together and enjoy Japanese bikes. No matter what the condition, the size, or the type, all were welcomed. He wrote a monthly newsletter, organized small group rides, and hosted an annual swap meet. Don bought and sold hundreds of bikes during this time, and loved meeting people, working a deal, talking about bikes.

Don served his country in the U.S. Army. He was inducted in February of 1971, and Honorably Discharged in November of 1972. During that time he received a National Defense Service Medal and a Marksman M16 certificate. As Don would later say, he proudly ‘flew a desk’ during the Vietnam era, stationed primarily in Germany, doing paperwork.

Don is survived by his wife, Donna Brown, and their children, Matthew and Jennifer.

Don has been cremated and, due to the ongoing pandemic, a memorial service will be held later in the summer when it’s safe to gather.

Lasting Memories


Kenneth Martinez Kenneth Allen Martinez
January 17, 1963 - January 27, 2021
San Jose, California

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

Kenneth Martinez was born in Mountain View, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 58 years old.


Richard Duncan Cullins
September 26, 1932 - January 26, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Richard Cullins was born in Detroit, Michigan and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 88 years old.


Luis Arturo Narvaez
October 7, 1953 - January 25, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, February 8, 2021, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, February 8, 2021, 12:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Luis Narvaez was born in Managua, Nicaragua and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 67 years old.


David Maldonado
June 12, 1959 - January 23, 2021
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

David Maldonado was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 61 years old.


Francis Xavier Thomas
November 10, 1968 - January 21, 2021
Saratoga, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Francis Xavier Thomas, loving son, brother, father, uncle, and friend passed away January 20, 2021. He was born on November 10, 1968 in San Jose, California to Dorothy and Eli Thomas. Already blessed with seven children, Francis became part of the busy, loving, Thomas household. Francis, the youngest son, was intelligent, creative, and possessed a talent for building. From a young age, he had grand plans for his future. Francis became a Boy Scout and fell in love with the natural world. He had an innate connection to Earth’s natural splendor.

After completing high school at Bellermine College Prep, he went on to graduate from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. In 1991, he earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Later that year, he started his own successful landscape company, Franscape, designing extraordinary outdoor environments with water features for custom homes and estates in the Silicon Valley.

In 2013, Francis began dating Julie Evarkiou and immediately fell in love. On January 23, 2015, they welcomed their precious baby girl, Jem, into the world. Jem and Julie were the light of Francis’ life.

Francis spent his final years as a proud and devoted father to Jem. They were often found playfully goofing around or in a loving embrace. Francis took great care with Jem’s bedtime rituals, reading stories and cuddling, and always taking the time to tell her that she was loved above all else.

Francis was always one with nature and no challenge could defeat him when he was creating with Mother Earth. However, Francis battled with mental illness and fought hard to get through the hardships of daily life until it finally overcame him.

Peace is what we all desire for Francis. We pray that he is resting with our loved ones in heaven. Francis leaves behind his parents, eight brothers and sisters, fourteen nieces and nephews, his beloved Julie and daughter Jem, and many friends.

The Thomas family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support from people who have come to share food, flowers, and stories of Francis. The memories and special moments shared with Francis will live on in the hearts and minds of many.

To help other millions of Americans affected by mental illness, please consider a donation in memory of Francis Thomas to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at www.nami.org/About-NAMI/Donate-to-NAMI.

Donations can also be made to Bellarmine College Preparatory Tuition Assistance Fund in memory of Francis Xavier Thomas at www.bcp.org/give.


John Vasquez
November 15, 1921 - January 21, 2021
Santa Clara, California

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

John Vasquez was born in Sulfur, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 99 years old.


William Sargon Bebla
July 28, 1927 - January 20, 2021
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 10:00 AM at St Frances Cabrini Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

William Bebla was born in Rustov, Russia and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 93 years old.


Margaret Myint Myint Thein
December 30, 1943 - January 15, 2021
Saratoga, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Margaret Thein was born in Pyapone, Burma and passed away in Saratoga, California. She was 77 years old.


Eleuza Carlisle Eleuza Rubia Gignon Guimaraes Carlisle
January 4, 1947 - January 13, 2021
Newark, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Eleuza Rubia Gignon Guimarães Carlisle, affectionately known as “Leu”, passed away at home on January 13, 2021 in Newark, California at age 74.

Leu was born in Curituba, Brazil to Liège Gignon and Nicolau Pereira Guimarães. She was the sixth of what would be ten children.

She spent the first 27 years of her life in Brazil where she graduated from Universidade Cathólica de Campinas. She received her teaching credential and taught elementary school before coming to the United States in 1974.

She continued her studies in the United States and eventually met her husband and soul-mate, Dennis Wakefield Carlisle. In 1976, their daughter Natascha Suzanne was born. They lived in various cities in the Bay Area, ultimately settling in Newark, CA in 1986. While raising their daughter and running a home, she also worked as a substitute teacher, primarily with children with special needs.

Leu and Dennis had a special bond and shared a true love story for over four decades. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She very proud of her daughter Natascha, her three grandchildren Allie, Cydney and Andrew and great-granddaughter Aubrielle.

Leu was not only a great beauty on the outside, but on the inside as well. She had a kind, lively, and generous spirit. She had an amazing ability to make friends whether it was a neighbor, the cashier at the local grocery store or a stranger in the street. To know her was to love her.

While our hearts are heavy with loss, we celebrate the tremendous joy and love she gave our family and friends. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; her daughter, Natascha Garcia; her son-in-law, Vince Garcia; three grandchildren, Allie Garcia, Cydney Garcia and Andrew Carlisle Garcia; one great-granddaughter, Aubrielle Angelize Garcia-Rios; sisters Jupira Bigotti, Ivone Guimarães, Noia Monterio Mendes and Liège Yara de Moraes; brothers Percey Guimarães and Hiram Guimarães; and many nephews and nieces

Due to the current pandemic, the family will hold a Celebration of Life on Leu’s next birthday in 2022 (because she loved a good party).


Nora Salacup Nora Laurencio Salacup
September 14, 1947 - January 12, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Friday, January 22, 2021, 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Nora Salacup was born in Pangasinan, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 73 years old.


Jackson Alan Jenkins
January 21, 1998 - January 6, 2021
Gilroy, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Jackson Jenkins was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Gilroy, California. He was 22 years old.


Dale Montgomery Hopkins
April 12, 1942 - January 5, 2021
Los Gatos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Dale Hopkins was born in Oakland, California and passed away in Santa Cruz, California. He was 78 years old.


Mariano Menchaca Martinez
September 24, 1919 - January 4, 2021
Los Angeles, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 02:00 PM
Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Covina, CA

Mariano Martinez was born in Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 101 years old.


Rebecca Agoo Rebecca Failano Agoo
March 26, 1962 - January 3, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Graveside Service: Monday, January 18, 2021, 02:30 PM
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Rebecca Failano Agoo, affectionately known as Vicky, 58 years of age, of San Jose, California, passed away January 3, 2021.

She was born March 26, 1962, in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The daughter of the late Daniel and Emilia Failano, she was the 3rd youngest of 8 siblings.

She graduated from Northern Christian College with Bachelor of Science in Commerce majoring in Accounting.

She was a loving wife to Joe Cadiz Agoo. They were together for 35 wonderful years. She was a supportive mother to Judimelle Failano Agoo.

Vicky was employed as Registration Clerk at the Kaiser San Jose Medical Center Emergency Department for 18 years, where she received multiple awards for her professionalism and her dedication. Her attention to admission details made any hospital confinement smooth and a pleasant experience to any patient and family who came to the hospital to seek care. Her coworkers found her quiet elegance and demeanor a breath of fresh air amidst the hustle and bustle of the very busy emergency room. Vicky was always reliable at work, ready to collaborate, help and assist and get the day’s work done with ease and joy.

Vicky was also an animal lover, and she took care of multiple pets that became family members, making sure that they were loved, cared for, and spoiled.

Her strong faith in God was of great value to her. Being born as an Adventist, she was raised among family and community that look to God as her savior and with the biggest hope and prayer in her heart that when the second coming comes, she will be one of those faithful who will be saved and resurrected with the Lord.

She will be missed greatly, and we look forward to meeting her again in the next morning with the Lord.

Services will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 11-2pm at San Jose Funeral Chapel, 1050 S Bascom Avenue, San Jose. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose.


Yadira Bustos
October 8, 1975 - January 3, 2021
San Jose, California

Visitation: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, CA

Yadira Bustos was born in Jalisco, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 45 years old.


Evelyn May Robbie
June 15, 1924 - January 3, 2021
Los Gatos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, CA

Evelyn Robbie was born in Goodland, Minnesota and passed away in Los Gatos, California. She was 96 years old.


Emmanuel Magno Fisico Emmanuel Magno Sevilla Fisico
December 24, 1963 - January 1, 2021
Campbell, California

Visitation: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Funeral Mass: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 01:00 PM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Emmanuel Magno Fisico was born in Lucena, Quezon, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 57 years old.



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