Obituaries 2022:

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Philip Mangano Philip John Mangano
July 1, 1958 - May 21, 2022
Los Gatos, California

Visitation: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 11:30 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Philip Mangano was born in Inglewood, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 63 years old.

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Dianna Lynn White
January 28, 1962 - May 15, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Dianna White was born in Richmond, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 60 years old.


Leon Schmit Leon Richard Schmit
June 6, 1951 - May 13, 2022
Gilroy, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 01:30 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA
Celebration of Life: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 01:00 PM Gilroy Veterans Hall, 74 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA

Leon Richard Schmit, 70, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife and sister by his side.

Leon was born June 6, 1951, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. As a newborn, the family moved to Santa Clara County, California. His younger brother and sister were born shortly after.

Leon graduated from Buchser High School in Santa Clara, California. After graduating, he joined an Assembly of God church. He made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ and the Christian faith.

Leon entered the United States Army and had a near-death experience with Crohn's Disease while in Germany. He was honorably discharged and returned to marry Debbie Cook in Santa Clara in November 1974. Over the next 47 years, they raised a family in San Jose, eventually settling in Gilroy close to family for retirement.

After 30 years of dedicated service to the United States Postal Service, Leon retired as Postmaster of Alviso in 2014. His postal career began in 1984 after grocery work at Lucky’s during high school, and Cosentino’s after the Army, which he often reminisced fondly about. Leon worked to become Postmaster of Redwood Estates in 1998 and Alviso in 2006, eventually contributing 16 years as Postmaster.

Leon was honored and humbled by the people he met and the opportunity to make a difference in their lives. He was a man of quiet, devoted, sincere Christian faith who loved his family and his country. He had many friends who would miss his thoughtful, caring ways, generosity, and big smile.

Leon volunteered as a Life Skills instructor at South Hills Church in San Jose for many years, which had a profound impact on him and gave him great joy.

His greatest joy and love were his grandchildren; Joshua, Liliana, Saige, Woodland, Jovial, Autumn, Peter, Juniper, and Oliver. He held each child as an infant, and many of them have memories of sleeping safely in his arms as toddlers. Each grandchild was carried and danced with papa to the music clock in his kitchen. He had a unique relationship with each one, and each grandchild has their own fond memories they keep of their grandfather. His loving influence is felt by all nine of his grandchildren.

Leon, unfortunately, struggled with chronic health problems that surfaced during military service. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which he shouldered for most of his adult life. He then developed Parkinson’s Disease late in life.

Leon passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving wife and sister.

Leon leaves behind his wife, Debbie; their daughters, Jaylene Schmit, Melissa Najd, and Katelyn Lindow; his brother, Stephen Schmit, and sister, Sheila McKee.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Caroline Baker, and father, Anthony Schmit.

Please join us to remember Leon in a Celebration of Life held at the Gilroy Veterans Hall, 74 W 6th St in Gilroy on June 11, 2022, at 1:00 pm.


Franklin Elieh Franklin Elieh
August 23, 1964 - May 3, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:00 AM at St Mary's Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church, Campbell, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Franklin Elieh was born in Tehran, Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 57 years old.

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Marvin Moran Marvin Wilfredo Moran
July 24, 1985 - April 29, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Marvin Moran was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador and passed away in Stanford, California. He was 36 years old.


Mike Angel Au
October 1, 1943 - April 28, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA

Mike Au was born in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 78 years old.


Danny Garcia Danny Prudencio Garcia
September 30, 1952 - April 23, 2022
Milpitas, California

Visitation: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Rosary at 05:00 PM
Funeral Mass: Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:00 AM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Danny Garcia was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in Milpitas, California. He was 69 years old.

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In My Life - Bette Midler


Dorothy Howe Dorothy Louise Carey Howe
May 18, 1923 - April 18, 2022
Sunnyvale, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Our beloved Dorothy passed away peacefully one month shy of her 99th birthday in Sunnyvale, California, after a long illness. Dorothy was born on May 18, 1923 in Kansas City, MO to Stanley and Margaret (Griesbach) Carey, and raised in Chicago, IL.

She graduated from Fenger High School in 1941 and went on to become a registered nurse after a course at South Shore Hospital in Chicago. Dorothy worked in the medical field for her entire career with stints as a head surgical nurse and the manager of her husband’s medical office in Detroit, MI.

Dorothy was the beloved wife of Dr. Paul Howe from 1952 until his death in 1991. They lived in Southfield, MI where Dorothy participated in numerous charities and theatrical events. She was known for entertaining friends with dinners that focused on holiday themes. Valentine’s Day was her favorite event.

Dorothy was a devoted sister-in-law to Myrtle Ciprian Carey of Portola Valley, her brother Bob’s wife, for 75 years. Bob predeceased her in 2014. She was the “fun” aunt, with stories of her travels around the world and her generosity on birthdays and over Christmas, to Bob’s children: Robert (Vance) of Watsonville, Kent (Theresa) of Palo Alto, Dawn (Steve Schaniel) of Los Gatos, Paul (Natalia) of Mountain View, and Glen (Lynn) of Palo Alto. She entertained her ten great-nieces and -nephews, Kyle (Kelly Kapp), Kenzie, Colleen (Ryan Lough), Kate (Kapil Easwar), Stephanie (Michael Pickelein), Stacie, Philip, Elizabeth, Clay (Alison) and Kristen. She is also survived by a great-grand-niece, Bliss Kapp-Carey, and many close friends.

Dorothy was an adventurous traveler, scuba diving in numerous bodies of water around the world including the Caribbean Sea near Cozumel, the Truk Lagoon in the Pacific Ocean, and Lake Huron near Tobermory, Canada. She and Paul enjoyed cruising and traveling; Paul would go fishing while Dorothy was diving. Dorothy skied the Swiss Alps and the Sierras in California. One highlight trip was to New Zealand in February 1986 with Myrt and Bob to get a close look at Halley’s Comet. Nephew Kent captained a move from Michigan to California in 2012 so Dorothy could be closer to family.

Myrtle said, “Dorothy is the sister I never had until I married her brother Bob. Over the years, as well as being related, we became good friends. She adopted our family and we have all been so very fond of her.” Kent recalls numerous tricks Dorothy played on him and his siblings during her many visits to California, such as short-sheeting beds and hiding rubber chickens under pillows. She took Dawn on a trip to Cozumel for her high school graduation, and then to Europe following college graduation. Dawn likes to say, “Aunt Dorothy was the aunt everyone wishes they had.”

Per Dorothy’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral. Dorothy loved all critters, so if you feel so moved, make a donation in her memory to the Audubon Society (https://www.audubon.org/), the Sierra Club (https://www.sierraclub.org/), the American Bird Conservancy (http://www.abcbirds.org/) or any animal rescue organization. The family extends its deepest gratitude to Penny Xu and William Zhao of the Willie Care Home (http://williecarehome.com) in Sunnyvale, where Dorothy spent her last five years.


Sung Ok Chea
June 18, 1930 - April 17, 2022
Cupertino, California

Graveside Service: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 02:00 PM
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Sung Ok Chea was born in Pyongyang, North Korea and passed away in Sunnyvale, California. She was 91 years old.


Mary Ellen Parkinson Mary Ellen Parkinson
July 26, 1937 - April 16, 2022
Campbell, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Maui County, HI

Mary Ellen Parkinson (84) was born July 26, 1937 in Kenosha, WI and passed away in her beloved California on April, 16, 2022.

Mary Ellen was born to Mathias J. and Margaret A. Fosbinder in Kenosha, WI

She graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School, and went on to UW Madison and Milwaukee’s Columbia Nursing school.

Mary Ellen was the first in the family to receive a degree, and proudly held her RN status for her lifetime. She was fast and efficient in the UW Hospital ER, and later was a skilled psychiatric nurse at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. After her retirement from El Camino, she managed the healthcare of the retired priests of Mary Knoll in Los Altos, California.

Even with her many and far-reaching nursing accomplishments, during this same time, as busy as she was, she was also the business owner of Travel Design in Mountain View, CA and traveled the world multiple times over. These trips collected new friends and adventures on her resume, and she was a skilled artist from childhood into adulthood.

Mary Ellen was always ready for an adventure and held our hands to take us along. Family meals, cooking and making the warmest environment was not only the goal, but the result of her efforts.

She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Loretta Alberts, and dear friend Randy Robinson.

She is survived by: son Lee Bougneit (Kathy), in Chandler, AZ; daughter Lisa Rose (Norm) in San Jose, CA; step-daughters, Amy Walden (Jim) in Madison, WI, and Cathy Nyren (Tom) in San Jose, CA. Grandchildren: Preston Bougneit, Madison Bougneit, Campbell Rose, Parker Rose, Nora Walden, Erin Nyren. Sister: Maggie Plath (Jim), in Florida; Skiing partner nephew: Brian Connelly (Sarah), in CO; Fellow Artichoke loving nephew Jeff Plath (Angel), in CO and many nieces and nephews.


Maya Hegde Maya Shridhar Hegde
May 16, 1941 - April 13, 2022
San Jose, California

Witness Cremation: Sunday, April 17, 2022, 01:30 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA

Maya Hegde was born in Mangalore, India and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 80 years old.

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Norman Lee Norman Keung Lee
September 2, 1963 - April 11, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St Justin Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 12:00 PM at St Justin Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Norman Lee was born in California and passed away in Stanford, California. He was 58 years old.

Everglow - Coldplay
The Scientist - Coldplay
Always In My Head - Coldplay


Mark Novak Mark Novak Mark Stephen Novak
April 14, 1960 - April 7, 2022
Monterey, California

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

Mark was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Joseph P. and Gertrude F. Novak. Mark moved with his family to Santa Clara, California when he was 5 years old. He attended Laurelwood Elementary, Patrick Henry Jr. High and Peterson High schools. Mark enjoyed playing trumpet in school bands, along with joining fellow thespians in musicals during his middle and high school years. He performed altar service at his church and remained spiritual throughout his life. He loved playing baseball and was an avid San Francisco Giants fan, including keeping up with statistics of many players in the MLB.

Mark began living with mental illness at age 18. Throughout his journey, Mark maintained his love for his family, his interest in sports, and his generosity and sense of humor.

Mark’s family is full of gratitude for the staff and residents at Drake House in Monterey for providing him friendship and comfort in his final years.

Mark is survived by his brother, Joseph (and Bernie), sisters Theresa, Mary and Katie, nieces Katie (and Matt), Gina (and Tom), nephews Peter, Tim and Ben and 3 grandnieces. He is preceded in death by his parents.


Inez Joan Regan
August 26, 1934 - March 31, 2022
San Jose, California

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

Inez Regan was born in Traytown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and passed away in Carmel, California. She was 87 years old.

Inez was preceded in death by her husband, John Regan.


Silverio Vicente Berluv Osorio De Leon
October 23, 1973 - March 29, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, April 4, 2022, 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, April 4, 2022, 05:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Witness Cremation: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 10:00 AM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Silverio Vicente De Leon was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 48 years old.

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Steven Lee Pullen
April 11, 1964 - March 29, 2022
Salinas, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Steven Pullen was born in Santa Clara, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 57 years old.


Nelli Nazaradeh Nelli Shamsheyouadeh Nazaradeh
September 27, 1931 - March 27, 2022
Turlock, California

Funeral Mass: Friday, April 1, 2022, 11:00 AM at St Mary's Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church, Campbell, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Nelli Nazaradeh was born in Adeh, Iran and passed away in Turlock, California. She was 90 years old.

Nelli was preceded in death by her husband, Eshagh Nazaradeh.


Margaret Joyce Margaret Anna Joyce
December 29, 1929 - March 26, 2022
Sunnyvale, California

Visitation: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St Lucy Catholic Church, Campbell, CA
Funeral Mass: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 12:00 PM at St Lucy Catholic Church, Campbell, CA
Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA

Margaret "Margie" Joyce died peacefully the evening of March 26, 2022, surrounded by her son, Fr. Kevin Joyce, and three dear friends.

Margie was a native of Oakland, CA, and was the third child born to John and Catherine Mabel Thoeni. The family moved to Alameda in 1934 where they were owners of the Bonaire Bakery. Margie graduated from Holy Names High School in Oakland in 1947. She married Patrick Joyce in 1948 and had two sons, Kevin and Brian. Margie worked for several years as an administrator of the Hemophilia Foundation and as a columnist for the Alameda Times Star. She was known as a natural leader with an engaging personality. After raising her family, Margie completed a Masters' Degree in Counseling Psychology and worked as a marriage and family counselor for several years. She and her family were committed parishioners of St. Philip Neri Parish in Alameda.

Margie is survived by her son, Fr. Kevin Joyce, a priest of the Diocese of San Jose and professor at St. Patrick Seminary and University in Menlo Park, CA; sister-in-law, Catherine Schoenbachler of Houston TX; and many nephews, nieces and cousins in Contra Costa County, Salinas, and Texas. Margie is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Patrick; her loving son, Brian; her sister, Sister Catherine Irene Thoeni SNJM; and her brother, David Thoeni.

Margie's kindness, spirituality, and sense of humor along with her warm smile will be missed by all who knew her.

Margie's funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Lucy Parish, 2350 Winchester Blvd, Campbell at 12:00 noon, Saturday, April 9, 2022, preceded by a viewing in the church starting at 11:00 A.M. Everyone is welcome to attend. A private burial will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, CA. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations to St. Patrick Seminary and University in Menlo Park, CA or to St. Lucy Parish in Campbell, CA.

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Fidel Farinas Fidel Tesaluna Farinas
August 12, 1956 - March 22, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA
Funeral Mass: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 06:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church, Milpitas, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Fidel Farinas was born in Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines and passed away in San Leandro, California. He was 65 years old.

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Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Old Man - Neil Young
Hotel California - Eagles
Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
Take Me Home, Country Roads (Original Version) - John Denver
Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver


Elisabeth Martin Elisabeth Martin Elisabeth Stura Martin
July 5, 1951 - March 22, 2022
San Jose, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:00 PM at Foxworthy Baptist Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Elisabeth Joyce Stura Martin passed away at her home under the care of her beloved family after a long, long battle with ovarian cancer. Her first cancer surgery was in 1989 and although she had many long periods of remission, she underwent many more treatments, surgeries, and progressive debilitations and side effects until the disease became inoperable and took its final toll.

Beth was born in San Mateo, CA in 1951 and attended Mills High School in Burlingame and then San Jose State where she met her husband of 48 years, Richard "Slide" Martin. They built their own house trailer together and moved to Humboldt County in 1972, where their first two children were born, and later to San Luis Obispo where their children, now numbering four, attended school while she ran an in-home childcare business before beginning her career in the medical field and eventually becoming an office manager.

The family returned to San Jose in 1996 and she worked for many years for Kenneth Silver, MD in Los Gatos while her husband worked for Garden City Construction in San Jose. She attended several retreats for ovarian cancer patients and was active in many chat rooms and support groups as the cancer came more and more to dominate her life. But she remained incredibly sweet and loving throughout her struggle and always maintained a loving, supportive home for her grown children and other family. She loved cooking, sewing, and gardening, and was an accomplished jeweler.

Beth is survived by her husband, Richard Martin; and her four children, Kisha of Las Vegas, NV, Gareth of San Jose, Matthew of San Jose, and Christina of South San Francisco; two grandchildren, Richard T. Martin and Alyssa M. Martin, both of San Jose; two step-grandchildren, Rebecca Spears of San Jose and Elizabeth Fabel of San Jose; her sister, Carol Dosch of Canby, OR; and her brother-in-law, Joseph Martin of Manassas, VA. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Moffatt of Eugene, OR; and her brother-in-law, Stanley Moffatt of Eugene, OR.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 12pm at Foxworthy Baptist Church, 1774 Foxworthy Avenue, San Jose. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St Jude Children's Hospital

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Jealous of the Angels - Donna Taggart
We'll Meet Again - Perry Como
Go Rest High On That Mountain - Vince Gill
When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver (DJ Wuthe Am “Grammophon”) - The Jive Bombers
Let It Be - The Beatles

Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos
I'll Be Seeing You - Linda Ronstadt


Lee Cliff Lee Harker Cliff
August 7, 1930 - March 20, 2022
Cupertino, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Lee Harker Cliff, born Aug 7, 1930, peacefully passed away on March 20, 2022, in Cupertino, CA surrounded by family. Lee graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1948, and Dartmouth College in 1952. He served in the US Army 1952-1955, attending the Army Language School in Monterey, and then was stationed in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. Lee earned his Law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law in 1958, and practiced law in San Francisco at Hall, Henry, Oliver and Mcreavy until the mid 1980s. He then worked as a legal mediator before settling into full retirement.

On Aug 12, 1955, Lee married Nell Sesnon, with whom he spent his life until she passed away in Nov 2021. They raised four children in Piedmont and then moved to Santa Cruz where they were active in the community for 30 years. Lee and Nell lived their last 11 years together at The Forum at Rancho San Antonio in Santa Clara County.

Lee enjoyed photography, bread making, woodworking, and making wine from chardonnay grapes that he grew. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed Dixieland and bluegrass music. Above all, Lee loved thoughtful conversation with anyone who would participate. He was intelligent, knowledgeable and had a strong sense of fairness.

Lee is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Margaret Cliff, his wife, Nell Sesnon Cliff, daughter Molly Porter Cliff, and brother Frank B. Cliff. He is survived by his children Dan (Martha) Cliff, Susan Cliff, Peter (Sheila) Cliff, his son-in-law Dave Hilts, six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Equal Justice Initiative (www.eji.org), a non-profit founded by social justice activist Brian Stevenson.

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Clarita Dulan Clarita Sideño Dulan
November 30, 1940 - March 20, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 01:30 PM to 08:30 PM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Rosary at 06:00 PM
Visitation: Friday, April 8, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, April 8, 2022, 11:30 AM St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA

On March 20, 2022, Clarita Sideño Dulan, while surrounded by her loved ones, passed away peacefully at the age of 81.

Clarita was born to Pablo and Dionisia Sideño in Manila, Philippines on November 30, 1940, and is the oldest of three children. She married Santiago “Sonny” Ofalla in June 1969, and together they had two children, Dennis and Catherine. While Sonny worked abroad in Wake Island, the family lived in the Philippines, where Clarita worked as an elementary school teacher until Sonny died in June 1976. In December 1986, Clarita and her children immigrated to the United States in search of a brighter future. The following year, on November 9, 1987, she married Cesar “Larry” Dulan. They were together until he passed away in December 2015.

Clarita worked through multiple jobs in the United States to support not only her children, but also many relatives in the Philippines. Most memorably, she ran her own catering business making Filipino dishes and delicacies. She devoted her life to serving those who are less fortunate. In her final years, Clarita spent much of her time packing balikbayan boxes to send to various churches in Metro Manila for distribution to those in need. She was generous to a fault, strong-willed, and loving. Despite the hardships she faced, her faith in God was unwavering, and her love for her family was everlasting. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit and legacy will live on forever.

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Robert Reichert Robert Frederick Reichert
July 1, 1939 - March 20, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, March 28, 2022, 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, March 28, 2022, 06:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside Service: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 10:30 AM
Interment: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA

Robert Reichert was born in Hammond, Indiana and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 82 years old.

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The Book of Love - Piano Royale
You and Me - Dream City Orchestra
Bottom String Ballad - Freeplay Music
Finally Home - Mercy Me


Antonio Coelho
January 6, 1927 - March 13, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Graveside Service: Monday, March 21, 2022, 02:00 PM
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Antonio Coelho was born in Acores Celorico Da Beira, Portugal and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 95 years old.

Antonio was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Ellen Coelho, wife, Maria Coelho, and son, Carlos Coelho.


Xue Zhao Xue Li Zhao
November 28, 1954 - March 13, 2022
Beijing, China

Graveside Service: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10:00 AM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Xue Li Zhao was born in Beijing, China and passed away in Redwood City, California. He was 67 years old.

Xue Li was preceded in death by his grandson, Jared Liu.


Cecil Roy Jones
August 15, 1924 - March 11, 2022
Saratoga, California

Graveside Service: Friday, March 18, 2022, 02:00 PM
Interment: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

Cecil Roy Jones passed away peacefully on March, 11, 2022. He was born on August 15, 1924 in Gatesville, TX.

Cecil is survived by his wife, Gudrun Jones; his son, Sven Jones (Jacqueline Jevelle) of Bethesda, MD; his daughter, Debra Lynn Jones; and grandson, Maximilian Jones.

He was laid to rest with Military Honors at Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga, CA.

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Teresita Montano Mendoza
July 12, 1950 - March 11, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 02:00 PM to 06:30 PM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 07:00 PM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Interment: Gateway to Heaven Memorial Park, DRT Highway, Tambubong, San Rafael, Bulacan, Philippines

Teresita Mendoza was born in Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 71 years old.


Chun Rong Lan
December 3, 1942 - March 7, 2022
San Jose, California

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

Chun Rong Lan was born in China and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 79 years old.


Leland Francis Lee
December 13, 1939 - March 5, 2022
Saratoga, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Leland Lee was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 82 years old.


Helene Maria Simone
July 17, 1930 - March 3, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Helene Simone was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 91 years old.


Jared Liu Jared Zhuoxuan Liu
January 15, 2018 - March 2, 2022
San Jose, California

Witness Cremation: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 10:00 AM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Jared Liu was born in Santa Clara, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 4 years old.

A New Hope - Freeplay Music
Bottom String Ballad - Freeplay Music
Faith Of A Child - Freeplay Music
Where the River Bends - Michael Dowdle


Eli Thomas Eli Francis Thomas
March 2, 1929 - March 2, 2022
Saratoga, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 11:00 AM at Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA.
Interment of Cremated Remains: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Eli Francis Thomas passed away peacefully at his home in Saratoga on his ninety-third birthday. He was surrounded by his loving family as he took his last breaths. Eli’s strong morality and faith allowed him to gracefully navigate the tides of life. Eli’s day of passing was also Ash Wednesday, a solemn reminder of our human mortality: “Remember man that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return” (Genesis 3:19).

Born in Montana on March 2,1929, Eli was the youngest of 11 children of Lebanese immigrants. Eli’s father, Joseph, sold mining clothes to settlers in Butte and established the first Thomas’ store on East Park Street. The store has been in business for over one hundred years. When Eli was only two years old, he lost his mother, Mary. Their Catholic faith was their strength and it helped the family endure many hardships. Butte was a rugged town and Eli became one of its best amateur boxers.

Eli attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington on an athletic scholarship. He majored in economics and philosophy but evolved into a formidable boxer. During his last two years at Gonzaga, Eli was undefeated in thirty-four straight fights. He had an illustrious boxing career, winning the titles of two Pacific Coast and NCAA Boxing Championships and a Montana-Wyoming Golden Glove Championship. Eli served in the Army from 1952 until 1954. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict where he boxed with the Sixth Army Boxing Team. Later, Eli was appointed to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) by then Governor Jerry Brown, where he advocated for stronger safety standards to protect boxers.

In 1958, Eli married his steadfast partner, Dorothy Walsh. While residing in Montana, Eli owned and managed a dry goods store in Butte and a men’s retail clothing store in Anaconda. In 1964, Eli and Dorothy moved to California with their five sons. Soon, Eli Thomas Menswear was born. One of San Jose’s most enduring menswear retailers, the store has been in operation for fifty-eight years.

Eli’s home life was as accomplished as his professional life. The yellow house on the corner that Eli and Dorothy shared for fifty-six years has welcomed thousands of guests to enjoy food and drink, host campaign events, and hold regular Sunday dinners. People often expressed their dreams and difficulties at these gatherings. Eli was a thoughtful listener and kindly offered inspiration and guidance to all who took a seat at his table. Love and hospitality radiated from the Thomas home.

Eli, an impeccable dresser, always appeared debonair in his Italian suits, perfectly knotted ties, and polished shoes. A philosophical man who believed in the potential of all people, Eli took great pleasure in nurturing that potential. Within minutes of your first meeting with Eli, he might ask about your life goals and your plan to achieve those goals. If he believed in you, he would activate his entire network of friends, family, and customers to help you realize your dreams. Many businesses in Santa Clara County are a result of Eli’s support and tutelage. He encouraged men to wear clothes that made them look good. He always said, “When you look your best…you do your best!”

Eli served his state and community as a member of the Board of Trustees of New College of California, a member of the San Jose State Spartan Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the San Jose Police Activities League. Eli was inducted in the Butte Montana Sports Hall of Fame, Gonzaga University Athletic Hall of Fame, and San Jose Sports Hall of Fame.

For over 50 years, Eli Thomas Menswear brought fashion clothing to Silicon Valley. With his beautiful smile and generous spirit, he gave to his community, family, and friends. Eli Thomas built much more than a business. He appreciated life and exemplified kindness. Success was something to be shared with others. All who came into Eli’s life were showered with a bounty of warmth and love that filled their hearts and shifted their souls.

Eli is survived by Dorothy, his beloved wife of 63 years. Together they raised nine children and created a nurturing home. Dorothy’s devotion to Eli was exceptional. Eli will be lovingly remembered by his children James (Josephine), Christopher, Eli (Rosalinda), Greg, Anthony (Wendi), Daniel (Shannon), Michele and Nicole. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren Meghan, Jacob, Isaac, Monique, Ellie, Sebastian, Adriana, Bobbie, Eli, Anthony, Kayla, Julia, Jack, Myles, and Jem. Eli was preceded in death by his son Francis, his parents Joseph and Mary, and all ten of his siblings.

A memorial service will be held on April 30th, 2022 at 11:00 am at Church of The Ascension in Saratoga, California. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bellarmine College Preparatory Tuition Assistance Fund in memory of Eli Thomas - www.bcp.org/give.

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Michael Wood Michael Ray Wood
January 17, 1965 - March 1, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Michael lived in San Jose most of his life taking care of his beloved mother, Pauline, until she passed on April 25, 2020. After she passed, he planned to start a new life in Monterey County but he was taken from us before he could make the move.

He was the owner-operator of At Home Pet Care and had great love for all the pets he cared for including his cat, Cuddles.

He is survived by his three sisters, Debra, Victoria and Cherie; as well as his soulmate, Gary.

No services are planned at this time, but there may be a celebration of his life at a later date.


Lalitaben Anilkumar Patel
April 10, 1935 - February 28, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of San Francisco County, CA

Lalitaben Patel was born in India and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 86 years old.


Catherine Marvin Catherine Agnes Marvin
January 2, 1958 - February 24, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, March 3, 2022, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Thursday, March 3, 2022, 11:00 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery,

Catherine Marvin passed away peacefully on February 24, 2022 in San Jose. She was born on January 2, 1928 in San Francisco to John and Mary Marvin. She was a long time resident of Los Altos before moving to San Jose.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marcella Marciano (Len); and her brother, John Marvin (Susan); and her brother-in-law, Alfonso Vasquez.

Catherine is survived by her brother, Joseph Marvin (Val); her sister, Roseann Vasquez; many beloved nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 with a viewing at 10am and a Funeral Mass at 11am at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, 4911 Moorpark Ave, San Jose. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.

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Curtis Mullen Curtis Edward Mullen
July 8, 1941 - February 20, 2022
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 12:30 PM
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Curtis Edward Mullen passed away peacefully on February 20th in San Jose. He was born and raised in San Jose. He spent a few years in the US Coast Guard. He was retired and enjoyed working on his family's genealogy.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Jean Mullen; and his brother, Clint Mullen. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Margarete Marks; sons, Chris Mullen & Craig Mullen (Anna); stepchildren, Kathleen Gerhart & David Marks; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his sister, Patrice Chloupek; and his niece and nephew.

An interment was held at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.

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Huaichang Zhao
August 5, 1963 - February 19, 2022
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Thursday, March 3, 2022, 01:00 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Fremont, CA

Huaichang Zhao was born in Fushun, China and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 58 years old.


Laura Constance Brannon
December 28, 1924 - February 17, 2022
San Jose, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 02:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Laura Brannon was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in Campbell, California. She was 97 years old.

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Perry Borbeck Perry Robert Borbeck
April 26, 1956 - February 16, 2022
Manteca, California

Memorial Mass: Friday, March 11, 2022, 12:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Perry Borbeck was born in Rantoul, Illinois and passed away in Modesto, California. He was 65 years old.

Stairway to Heaven - Rodrigo y Gabriela
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Memories - Maroon 5


Teresita Quilatan Fernandez
October 3, 1944 - February 9, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Friday, February 18, 2022, 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, February 18, 2022, 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: St Therese Columbarium, 20 Newport Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manilla, Philippines

Teresita Fernandez was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 77 years old.


Elaine Mesick Elaine Esther Mesick
April 16, 1933 - February 9, 2022
Morgan Hill, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Elaine Mesick, 88, passed away on February 9, 2022 at Loma Clara Senior Living in Morgan Hill. She was born Elaine Esther Rehwoldt on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1933, in Longmont, Colorado, the daughter of educator Walter Rehwoldt and his wife, Ruth.

As a child she moved to California with her family and lived and attended school in Montebello and Torrance. She graduated from Pepperdine College with a degree in education and was an accomplished vocalist and performer in her junior high, high school, and college years. Elaine taught in El Segundo prior to the birth of her first child and later taught school in Fountain Valley for four years as the single mother of three children from her first marriage. She married Gene Mesick in 1976 and they were happily married for 44 years until his death one year ago on February 13, 2021. Elaine taught at El Roble Elementary School in Gilroy for 20 years during her marriage and retired in 1998.

Elaine is survived by her brother, Bruce Rehwoldt, of Santa Barbara, California; daughter Deborah Shahbaz of Oceanside, California; son Brent Metfessel of Eden Prairie, MN; son Kent Metfessel of Riverside, CA; two granddaughters, three grandsons, one step-grandson, and one great-granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Mesick; step-son, David Mesick; and step-grandson, Bryan Mesick.

The family is requesting donations to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and The National Scoliosis Foundation in her memory. A family gathering to celebrate her life is planned.


Lai Kun Auwong Lai Kun Auwong
August 26, 1945 - February 8, 2022
Milpitas, California

Visitation: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Rosary at 11:00 AM
Funeral Mass: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 11:30 AM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Witness Cremation: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 01:00 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Graveside Service: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 10:30 AM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Lai Kun "Anna" Auwong was called by God on February 8th, 2022.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed and remembered by her husband, Charles; her daughter, Noelle and her spouse, Pak; her granddaughter, Beata and two younger brothers and sister and all relatives and friends.

Anna was a very kind, generous and friendly lady. She had talents in arts (especially in oil painting), floral designs and cooking and therefore was welcome by all!

As I accept in faith God’s will. We all will cherish the many beautiful memories of her and her unique love will remain in our hearts forever.


Eileene Theresa Medina
February 17, 1962 - February 4, 2022
Gilroy, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Eileene Medina was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 59 years old.


Liberty Quirimit Liberty NatNat Quirimit
July 4, 1956 - February 4, 2022
Hayward, California

Visitation: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 07:30 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Mapandan Municipal Cemetery, Pangasinan, Philippines

Liberty NatNat Quirimit was born in Jimenez, Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines, the daugther of Rosendo Fabie Quirimit and Berna NatNat Quirimit.

Liberty grew up in the Philippines along with her brothers, Oliver NatNat Quirimit and Voltaire NatNat Quirimit. She attended Mapandan Academy High School and Lyceum NorthWestern University.

Liberty loved to be around people. She was full of joy and was very generous to people. Family and friends in the Philippines were always excited when she went on a vacation because Liberty would take them to eat at some great, fine dining restaurants and would also send packages from California to the Philippines. When she saw the entire people in the city she would give gifts such as money, soap, makeup, clothes and household essentials.

Liberty loved to buy desserts at Goldilocks. Her favorites were Mamon and Bibingka. She also loved to drink soda and juices. Her hobbies were collecting flowers and orchids.

Liberty had a massive second stroke on January 24, 2009 and spent the last 13 years of her life at the nursing facility center. She passed away on February 4, 2022 at age 65 in Westwood Post-Acute in San Jose, California.

She is survived by her mother, Berna NatNat Quirimit; nephew, Justin Ebuenga Quirimit; brother, Voltaire NatNat Quirimit, and sister-in-law, Marlyn Ebuenga Quirimit.

Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Warrior Is a Child - Gary Valenciano
Lead Me Lord - Gary Valenciano


Raquel Macias Raquel Macias
May 2, 1936 - February 3, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Rosary at 05:00 PM
Funeral Mass: Friday, February 11, 2022, 11:00 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Raquel Macias was born in San Jose De Gracia, Jalisco, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 85 years old.

Entre Tus Manos - Mariachi Juvenil Alazán
La Gloria de Dios (feat. Evaluna Montaner) - Ricardo Montaner
Señora, Señora - Denise de Kalafe


Tuyet Phan Tuyet Anh Phan
October 25, 1962 - February 3, 2022
Milpitas, California

Visitation: Friday, February 18, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, February 18, 2022, 11:30 AM at St Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

With sorrowful hearts, we announce the tragic passing of Tuyet Phan. She was the brightest spark in this world and will be deeply missed by everyone who’s lives she touched.

Tuyet was the epitome of a strong, independent woman. Lively and vibrant, she viewed life with such optimism that was honest and heartfelt which spilled over to everything she did.

Living life to the fullest, she embraced every moment, every challenge willingly and eagerly. She always saw the beauty and wonder in everyday life, enjoying even the simplest, mundane things.

Tuyet was the kindest soul, never hesitating to give a helping hand to a friend, a neighbor, a stranger. Being friendly, compassionate and charitable was just part of who she was.

Thank you for being part of our lives Tuyet. We will hold you in our hearts forever, never to be forgotten.

Tuyet was 59 years old and was survived by her brothers, sister, nephews and nieces. She was cremated and returned to Vietnam to be with her parents.


Antoine Koudsi
August 4, 1961 - January 30, 2022
Mountain View, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Antoine Koudsi was born in Damascus, Syria and passed away in Mountain View, California. He was 60 years old.


Dennis Leroy Stephenson
April 19, 1950 - January 30, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Dennis Stephenson was born in Long Beach, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 71 years old.


Alberto Martinez Alberto Hurtado Martinez
January 15, 1928 - January 27, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Monday, February 14, 2022, 11:30 AM at Holy Cross Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Our beloved "Papi, Tata & Vito" was born on January 15, 1928, and was called by God on January 27, 2022. He was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 54 years, Josefina; his four children; four children-in-law; his six wonderful grandchildren; and by many relatives and friends. As we accept in faith God's will, we thank God for blessing us with the gift of our father's life. We will cherish the many beautiful memories of him, and his one-of-a-kind love will remain in our hearts forever.

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Ronald Damon Batrez
December 17, 1960 - January 25, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Ronald Batrez was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 61 years old.


John McCluskey John James McCluskey Jr
May 7, 1942 - January 22, 2022
Morgan Hill, California

Memorial Mass: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 12:00 PM at St Julie Billiart Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

At the age of 79, John (Jay) James McCluskey Jr passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on January 22nd, 2022.

Originally from Arlington, Massachusetts, Jay, his wife, and children moved to San Jose in 1974 where he worked in the electronics industry for over 30 years. Although he may have been far from New England, his accent never faded and his love for the New England sports teams, especially the Patriots and Red Sox, remained strong. Along with rooting for his favorite teams, Jay thoroughly enjoyed cooking and hosting Sunday dinners for his family where his homemade sauce was a staple.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, John and Menina; his loving sister, Martha; and his son, Michael. He is survived by his adoring wife, Katherine; his six children, Kathy Patino (Dan), John (Neckola), Betsy Gaudin (Jeff), Patrick (Beverly), Meghan Correa (Lou) and Julie Espinoza (Eric); 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his sister, Jean; his brother, Paul; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 12pm on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 366 St. Julie Dr, San Jose. In lieu of flowers please consider donating blood to the American Red Cross or making monetary donations to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society in support of his granddaughter or Kaiser Hospice San Jose or a charity of your choice.

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Gary Pace Gary James Pace
July 12, 1946 - January 21, 2022
San Jose, California

Celebration of Life: Sunday, June 12, 2022, 02:00 PM at San Jose Masonic Association, 2500 Masonic Dr, San Jose, CA 95125. Tel: 408-267-7121
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Gary was born in Akron, Ohio on July 12, 1946 to Henry and Marcella Pace. Throughout his youth, he took great joy from working with his father in their basement workshop, which fostered a lifelong love of building and using tools. He regularly rode his bike across town to visit with his grandparents, helping them in any way he could and enjoying his grandfather’s many stories. He joined and eagerly devoted much time to DeMolay International. Gary earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Ohio State University, then did his graduate work in computer science at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

He and his wife Susan married in 1972 and moved to San Jose, California in 1976. He spent 31 years working for Lockheed’s aerospace division. Though he worked on many government contracts, the project he took the greatest satisfaction from was as leader of the flight software group for the Spitzer Space Telescope. He was very proud that during the years of the telescope’s space operations, their work performed flawlessly.

Gary and Sue had two children, Heather and Curtis, and three grandchildren, Jason, Ryan and Annabelle. Gary’s visits with his grandchildren became the light of his life. When not working, Gary loved to do projects around the house and to travel. He especially enjoyed visiting national and state parks, historical sites, and enjoying the beauty of nature. To him, each rock had a story to tell, and every old building was a fountain of rich history. He was active in the Masons and also enjoyed genealogical research, his mineral collection, classic movies, and books.

Gary died January 21, 2022 in San Jose after a long battle with heart problems. He is survived by his immediate family, as well as his brother Hugh’s family, which includes his wife Stephanie, children Hugh, Alexis, and Douglas, and their grandchildren Charlie and Caroline.

Everyone remembers Gary as a kind and generous man. He would ask that in lieu of flowers, you instead make a donation in his name to either Second Harvest Food Bank at https://www.shfb.org/give-help/donate-funds/ or the Masonic Homes at https://masonichome.org/give/.


Gustavo Flores
August 18, 1955 - January 16, 2022
Milpitas, California

Memorial Mass: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10:00 AM at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Gustavo Flores was born in Joliet, Illinois and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 66 years old.


Jerry McCone Jerry Michael McCone
August 7, 1958 - January 15, 2022
Morgan Hill, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Jerry “Michael” McCone was born on August 7, 1958, in Seattle, Washington, the son of John and Julie McCone. Michael grew up in Kent, Washington, along with his sister Janet and his baby brother “Dan”. He loved the San Francisco Giants and grew to love the ocean during his trips to the California shoreline.

Michael passed away on January 15, 2022, at age 63 at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose California. His recent battle with Covid 19 took his life too soon but he did his very best to battle the virus until the end.

He attended Kentridge Senior High School and shortly afterwards moved to the US Virgin Islands where he met his best friend Ron and started his career as a bartender. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona and finally to Morgan Hill, California. When he was about to give up his residence in California and move back to Washington, he met his future wife Marjorie and son Robert. Marjorie and Michael got married on February 14, 1988 in Reno, Nevada. By November 1995 they welcomed their new born baby, Chandler McCone. Michael then changed his career into sales with the manufacturing industry and enjoyed his engagement with clients. At home, Michael enjoyed doing home improvement projects, gardening, lighting up the fireplace, enjoying a glass of wine, listening to Tom Waits, and spending time in the garage.

He is survived by his mother Julie McCone, sister Janet McCone, brother Dan McCone and wife Suzanne McCone, his wife Marjorie and sons Chandler, Robert and son-in-law Freddy.

He was preceded in death by his father, John McCone.


Cory Winters Cory Damon Winters
July 26, 1980 - January 13, 2022
San Jose, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 11:00 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Cory Winters was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 41 years old.

Buy Dirt (feat. Luke Bryan) - Jordan Davis
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis
Stand by Me - Boyce Avenue


Zhizhong Jin
February 6, 1937 - January 12, 2022
Campbell, California

Graveside Service: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 01:00 PM
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Zhizhong Jin was born in Shanghai, China and passed away in Campbell, California. He was 84 years old.


Jeffrey Hughes Jeffrey Allen Hughes
November 29, 1961 - January 11, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Jeff passed away on January 11, 2022, with his wife, Angela and son, Matthew by his side. Jeff was born on November 29, 1961 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was a graduate of Harper Creek High School and a member of the marching band where he played the trombone. Jeff had a love for music and was an accomplished player of the drums and piano. He spent many years playing in several Bay Area bands.

He was a beloved and caring husband to Angela Hughes, and loving father to Matthew and Robert Hughes. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend. He is also survived by his cherished family including his mother, Janet Moody; sister, Joanie Tobias (Steve); brother, Jimmy Hughes (Eileen); nephew, Frankie; and many more loved nieces and nephews.

Jeff approached everything in life with a positive and upbeat manner, always looking at the bright side. He was a loving, caring and giving person, always trying to help others. He spent countless hours volunteering, whether it was for hospice, food drives, or donations of all kinds. He had a big heart and was always a bright light everywhere he went. Jeff touched the lives of many people and the world is a better place because of him. He left us too early in his life and will be deeply missed and always remembered by all who knew him.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 1pm-4pm at San Jose Funeral Chapel located at 1050 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose.

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Chin Kim Chin Tae Kim
November 4, 1944 - January 11, 2022
Milpitas, California

Funeral Service: Friday, January 21, 2022, 10:00 AM at Holy Korean Martyrs Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Fremont, CA

Chin Kim was born in Kyung Ki Do, South Korea and passed away in Milpitas, California. He was 77 years old.


Marian Louise Mulliken
April 8, 1947 - January 4, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Marian Mulliken was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 74 years old.


Mai Te Dang
July 26, 1943 - January 3, 2022
Sunnyvale, California

Witness Cremation: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 12:00 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Mai Dang was born in Vietnam and passed away in Mountain View, California. She was 78 years old.


Shirley Fox Shirley Jean Fox
January 23, 1928 - January 3, 2022
Nipomo, California

Graveside Service: Monday, January 10, 2022, 12:00 PM
Interment: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

Shirley Ryan was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was the only child of Ed and Macie Ryan. Shirley's first test of resiliency was on Valentines Day, 1942 during a snowstorm when she and her parents boarded a train from Iowa to California so her dad could find work. After attending four different high schools throughout California, her family settled in Willow Glen where they purchased their first home, which remains in the family to this day. Shirley graduated from Notre Dame High School, class of '45, where she nurtured lifelong friendships. As a young career woman, she climbed the executive secretarial ladder at The Santa Clara Medical Association and Food Machinery Company.

In 1961, Shirley left her career and married Bernard Fox, a widower with three young children, Mari, Jim, and Sue. She embraced her new duties as a wife and mother, and completed the family with a beautiful baby girl, Judy.

1967 brought tragedy, as she was left as a widow. With the helping hands of her parents, she persevered in raising the family and took over the reins of her husband's growing candy vending business. Once the kids were independent, she returned to her career and retired in 1991 from West Valley College as an Executive Secretary.

Retirement brought time for travel, shopping, crafts, collecting all things Irish, Bingo, and spending time with granddaughters, Melanie, Olivia, Christina, Michelle, and Cami. She adored being GG to Madelyn, Quinten, Macie, and Max. Shirley was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago, and during this time, she lived life to the fullest until the very end. Her kind heart and quiet demeanor brought joy to all she met. We like to believe she is in heaven, dancing, and winning lots of Bingo games.

Shirley passed in Nipomo, CA. She was laid to rest in a private, Catholic burial in Saratoga, CA. A celebration of her life will take place near her favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day.

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Esther Mary Torres
August 15, 1932 - January 3, 2022
Campbell, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Esther Torres was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Campbell, California. She was 89 years old.


Ben Cooper Ben Brandon Cooper
October 11, 1941 - January 2, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery, Big Sandy, TN

Ben B. Cooper, age 80, died peacefully and surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in San Jose. Ben was born in Paducah, Kentucky on October 11, 1941 to Travis and Della Mae Cooper. He delighted in sharing stories of his adventurous youth with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. He married the love of his life, Marlene, in 1962. They recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Together, they raised their three children, and later found true joy in watching their grandchildren and great-grandson grow!

An avid reader and perpetual student of history, Ben's interests grew into a love of travel with his wife as they toured the world by visiting many of the historic locations he had always read about. Together, by land and by sea, they explored the United States, Canada, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the North Sea. However, his fondest trips were with his children and grandchildren to Lake Tahoe and Hawaii.

Through his work and his business, Ben leaves an enduring legacy in the hearts of those who knew him and opened many doors for them along the way. Ben served on the Board of the Builders' Exchange of Santa Clara County for many years where he made lasting connections and friendships.

Ben is survived by his wife, Marlene J. Cooper; his children, Theresa Schetgen (Ronald) of Reno, NV, Pamela Craig (John) of San Jose, and Jason B. Cooper (Karin von Guenner) of Seattle, WA; his grandchildren, Nathan and Matthew Osterman, Katherine and Samuel Craig, Marlene E. and Coal Cooper; his great-grandson, Felix Pulvers; his sisters, Alice Conrad (John), and Jane Hunt (Dale); and many dear cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends who were like family.

Services will be set for a future date, and the family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Smithsonian Institution and/or the National Park Foundation.

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