Obituaries 2022:

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Melvin Berryessa

Melvin Ernest Berryessa
August 4, 1933 - November 15, 2022
Campbell, California

Visitation: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, December 2, 2022, 12:30 PM at St Lucy Catholic Church, Campbell, CA
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Melvin Ernest Berryessa (89) passed away on November 15, 2022. He was born to Ernest Berryessa and Marie Moore-Berryessa on August 4, 1933 in Sunol, CA.

Melvin Berryessa is a descendant of Nicholas Berryessa, one of California’s early settlers, who was given land grants from the King of Spain. He was a devout Catholic, practicing his faith at St. Lucy’s Parish in Campbell. He had a degree in Architecture and spent his career as a construction superintendent. He was married to Mary Jurich-Berryessa in 1958 and built his home (after hours) in Campbell in 1963 where he raised his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Berryessa; sons, John Berryessa and James Berryessa; daughter, Cynthia Berryessa; and sisters-in-law, Kathy and Rosily.

Melvin is survived by his daughters, Mary Reese (Cliff) and Julie Berryessa; sister, Bonnie Hopper (Bill); brother-in-law, Michael Jurich (Frances); grandsons, Daniel (Jessica) and Michael (Desiree); great-granddaughter, Stella Reese; goddaughter, Amanda; nephews, David (Kathi), Michael and Todd (Carol); nieces, Michelle and Stacey (Mario); and great-niece, Tia

A Visitation will be held from 5-8pm with a Vigil at 7pm on Thursday, December 1 at San Jose Funeral Chapel, 1050 S Bascom Ave, San Jose. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:30pm on Friday, December 2 at St Lucy Catholic Church, 2350 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell. Burial will follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery

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Music
Only You - Selena Gomez
From Where You Are - Lifehouse
Thank You For Being My Dad - Jon Barker – Georgia Box Cover
Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) - The Judds
Dance With My Father - Céline Dion


Irma Castaneda Ortiz
March 31, 1937 - November 13, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Irma Ortiz was born in Eagle Pass, Texas and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 85 years old.


Kemei Zheng
October 1, 1935 - November 6, 2022
Saratoga, California

Witness Cremation: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 03:00 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

Kemei Zheng was born in Shanghai, China and passed away in Saratoga, California. She was 87 years old.


Rita DeCruz
September 23, 1937 - November 4, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Rita DeCruz was born in Karachi, India and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 85 years old.


Robert Palomino

Robert Perez Palomino
January 1, 1935 - November 3, 2022
San Jose, California

Celebration of Life: Friday, December 2, 2022, 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM at Casa Del Lago, 2151 Old Oakland Rd, San Jose, CA 95131
Interment of Cremated Remains: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, CA

Robert Perez Palomino Sr of San Jose passed away on November 3, 2022 in Galt, CA at the age of 87. Robert was born in New Mexico to Julian and Enriqueta Palomino on January 1, 1935.

He moved to San Jose at a young age of 13. He lived with his aunt, Ines Lara, and worked very hard and brought his father and family all down. He had many jobs. He worked in the fields, as a janitor, in mining, and as a cook. He finally found his joy in body and fender work.

His wife: Josie Palomino. Children: Larry Palomino, Robert Palomino Jr, Gloria Palomino, Rick Palomino Sr, Anthony Palomino Sr, Julian Palomino Sr and Christina Leonard. His 4 brothers and 3 sisters, 20 grandkids, and 19 great-grandkids.

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Jose Embarcadero
January 25, 1963 - November 2, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Jose Embarcadero was born in Mexico City, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 59 years old.


Mauro Arturo Vargas Servin
May 6, 1972 - November 2, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 04:00 PM at St Maria Goretti Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Visitation: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Graveside Service: Friday, November 18, 2022, 10:00 AM
Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, CA

Mauro Vargas Servin was born in Michoacan, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 50 years old.


Anthony Louis Browne
February 1, 1942 - November 1, 2022
Palo Alto, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Anthony Browne was born in Chicago, Illinois and passed away in Saratoga, California. He was 80 years old.


John Dawson

John Arthur Dawson
November 24, 1951 - October 23, 2022
Sunnyvale, California

Graveside Service: Saturday, November 26, 2022, 10:00 AM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Kansas City, MO

John Arthur Dawson, 70, Kansas City historian and P. G. Wodehouse scholar, passed away on October 23, 2022 in Sunnyvale, CA. John suffered a major heart attack at the end of April, and despite the efforts of his fine medical team, was unable to overcome ensuing complications.>/p>

The son of Clarence “Chet” Dawson (1925-2001) and Rita Koogle (1928-1995), John was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. Most of his working career was spent in the banking industry in TX and MO. He retired in 2010 to CA to be close to his sister. The matters closest to his heart were his children, his heritage, his P.G Wodehouse research and publishing, his music, and Arthur Bryant’s BBQ.

He cherished his remarkable children and grandchildren who survive him: Camille Dawson - Kansas City, MO; Tony Dawson - Montague, CA; and Louise Landry (Ramsey) and their children Gus, Zelda, Ruby, and Simone - Overland Park, KS.

He treasured and preserved the family heirlooms: original artwork, textile art, and photographs and could lovingly provide the history of each item. The strong sense of family heritage with which he grew up and his innate desire to completely learn and know what-came-before provided the foundation to his creation, in 2016, of the Facebook page, Old Town Kansas City - 1850s-1900s. He loved researching Kansas City’s fascinating history and presenting it to the group. He was profoundly grateful to the thousands of group members for their interest and participation in the page. John was delighted to become acquainted with descendants of KC pioneers, and that many of them took the time to write about their families and post pictures and artifacts from their treasured possessions. He took great pride in featuring stories, articles, documents, and rare family photos of his own pioneer families: the Jarboes and the Shannons. His extensive research into Kansas City’s bygone Pearl Street Hill brought to life a colorful and forgotten chapter in KC history.

He discovered P. G. Wodehouse by chance in 1972 with Laughing Gas and never turned back. He dedicated the rest of his life to finding and collecting everything published by the Master, a goal he achieved in 1990. He then, with the help of collectors worldwide, complied a large body of never republished or anthologized material from magazines and newspapers which led to the Globe Reclamation Project and the publication Wodehouse at the Globe Newspaper (2015) John’s final publication was P. G. Wodehouse’s Early Years: His Life and Work 1881–1908 (2021).

A piano music lover, he played and collected many genres with a vibrant affinity toward ragtime. He enjoyed finding original pieces of sheet music having titles that would be meaningful to a relative or friend then framing the piece and presenting a truly unique one-of-a-kind gift. John thoroughly enjoyed his time (80s & 90s) at the Pocket Sandwich Theater in Dallas, TX. where he regularly enhanced melodrama performances with his piano accompaniments. During his time there, he was honored to have two of his original scripts performed: Fu Manchu - The Melodrama and ZORRO - The Legend Lives!

He is also survived by brother Steve Pozin (Amy) - Overland Park, KS, sister Deidre Pierron (Mark) - Sunnyvale, CA, niece Linda Marie Williams-Taylor (David) - Shawnee, KS, nephews Quinn Pierron (Karen) - Burlingame, CA; Kirk Pierron (Shannon) - Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and Clark Pierron - Sunnyvale, CA

He wished to extend a special thank you to Mark and Clark for their compassionate care in his final days and to Charlene for the bon mots and a meaningful revival of a youthful friendship.

Burial will be with his Shannon ancestors in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Saturday November 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Tá sé lena sinsir.


Kathleen Yvonne Lubben
December 25, 1952 - October 16, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Kathleen Yvonne Lubben, 69 years of age, passed away on the evening of October 16th.

Kathy was born on December 25th, 1952 to Edward and Nancy Oliviera. She was the youngest of 5 children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Norman and Clarence Oliviera; and her daughter, Heather Lubben. She is survived by her son, Greg Lubben; her daughter-in-law, Cynthia Lubben; her grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Lubben; her siblings, Alice Dickson and Marvin Oliviera; and countless nieces and nephews.

Kathy loved her family! She enjoyed going to school functions and sporting events to support her grandchildren. Kathy also enjoyed family trips with Greg, Cyndi, and the children. In her free time, she enjoyed reading mystery novels and crocheting. She was known for making beautifully crocheted blankets for her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.


Arturo Mondragon

Arturo Yap Mondragon
December 26, 1937 - October 11, 2022
Milpitas, California

On October 11, 2022, Arturo Y. Mondragon died at the age of 84 surrounded by his family.

Arturo is preceded in death by his parents, Igmedio and Lucia. He is survived by his wife, Iluminada, children, Heidi, Arthur Jr. and Jehan, brother, Nicasio, nieces and nephews.

A viewing and a mass will be held at 11:30am on Oct. 28, 2022 at St. John the Baptist Church in Milpitas, CA. Graveyard service will follow at 2:00pm at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA.


Richard Newton

Richard Vernon Newton
June 6, 1934 - October 8, 2022
Los Altos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

On the evening of October 8th, with two of his five children present, Joe and Bryana, our father, Richard Newton departed for his heavenly tee time.

Richard was a native Californian born and raised in Stockton, CA by his parents Rudd Wilson Newton, Sr., and Genevieve Barron Vernon Newton. Richard was the third child and grew up with his brother Rudd Wilson, Jr. and two sisters Beverly Newton Wheeler (husband John) and Sandy Newton Harris (husband Bob).

Richard served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was deployed on the destroyer the USS Herman. One of his fondest memories during his service was being sent to Monaco to represent the Unites States, then under President Dwight D Eisenhower, and be present at the wedding of the actress Grace Kelley to Prince Rainer of Monaco. It was in Monaco where the ship dropped anchor and the officers and crew appeared, in dress whites, the length of the ship and stood at attention during the wedding.

Upon his honorable discharge, Richard attended his beloved college in Smithfield Rhode Island, Bryant University where he became an accountant that launched his career and business. Richard had opportunities offered from the FBI, the LA Dodgers, and an accounting firm located in Sunnyvale, CA, CG Uhlenberg, LLP. Richard honed his skills and was able to establish his own CPA firm Richard Newton & Associates, Inc.

Richard married his love, Linda Hancock Newton, on June 17, 1978. Linda, a successful business in her own right, continued a partnership for 43 years with Richard that will last through eternity. They both spent time playing golf, travelling and being with their friends and family.

Richard left behind Linda and five children and spouses, Craig Newton (Joyce), Patricia Newton, Joseph Newton (Jane), Mija Newton, and Bryana Newton McKay. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, Jennifer Bingham, Haley, Dylan, and Jesse McKay, Sophia Newton, Jared Newton, Rebecca Newton Frate, Jarrod Haggard, and Camille Fuller and 4 great grandchildren, Koda McKay, Elena and Mateo Frate, and Connor Fuller.

Private service to be held on Saturday, November 5th at the Los Altos Country Club.

In lieu of cards and flowers the children are asking for donations to be made in his honor at one of the following charities that he supported. Alzheimer’s Association of America – Dementia Research, TRIO Student Support Services (academic development first generation college students), or any local homeless shelter of your choice.

Thank you, Dad, for a life well lived – Love, the Newton Children


Robert Leo Pinkoske Jr
September 17, 1962 - October 8, 2022
San Jose, California

Memorial Mass: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10:00 AM EST at St John Paul II Parish, 2052 Lakeview Rd, Lake View, NY 14085. Tel: 716-627-2910
Interment of Cremated Remains: Hillcrest Cemetery, 5223 Abbott Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Robert Leo Pinkoske Jr, 60 years of age, passed away on the evening of October 8th, 2022 after a two month battle with Cholangio Carcinoma.

Robert was born in West Seneca, New York to the late Robert Pinkoske and his wife, Marilynn. He was the youngest of 3 children, Cathy in the middle and Michael the oldest. Robert was currently living in San Jose, California, working as a Software Engineer.

Robert loved to spend time in the great outdoors: biking, hiking, skiing, horseback riding and more. He loved adventure and nature. He had been to all fifty states with the exception of three! He was an avid hockey fan AND player. He loved jamming out to music... from oldies like Jock Jams, all the way up to the present pop and rock. He cherished spending time with friends and family, laughing and with a smile on his face. He loved a good dad joke. He felt that he was just beginning a new chapter of his life as he approached sixty and it saddens us to lose him so quickly.

Robert is survived by his recently re-married wife, Jucinete; children, Marit and Aaron Paul; brother, Michael; sister, Cathy; and mother, Marilynn.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 19th at 10am EST at Saint John Paul II Parish in Lake View, NY.

The Pinkoske family wishes to extend our gratitude to all our close family and friends for their support during this time of grieving.


Helen Mary Christofferson
October 27, 1931 - October 4, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Helen Christofferson was born in Buffalo, New York and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 90 years old.


Victoriano Galvan

Victoriano Gayo Galvan
March 23, 1930 - October 4, 2022
Tracy, California

Visitation: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 06:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Visitation: Friday, October 21, 2022, 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Graveside Service: Friday, October 21, 2022, 11:00 AM
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Our beloved father, Mr. Victoriano Gayo Galvan, died peacefully on October 4, 2022 in Hughson, California at the age of 92.

Born on March 23, 1930 in Agoo, La Union, Philippines, he served as a Scout Ranger under the Philippine Army for 30 years. Having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he was a well decorated veteran, becoming a recipient of the Gold Cross Medal for his gallantry in action and receiving the Soldier of the Year award on November 3, 1972 to name a few. He continued on as a Scout Ranger Instructor until retirement from the military, leaving as 2nd Lieutenant in 1979.

After migrating to the US in 1980, he was an active member of the American Legion Post 858 in San Jose, served as a Chaplain from 1984-2010, and worked as a security officer from 1980 until he retired in 2007. He lived surrounded by his loved ones until his final resting days.

We love you Dad. You will be in our hearts forever and always.

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Eliza Fabela

Eliza Castillo Fabela
April 17, 1929 - October 3, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, October 17, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Foxworthy Baptist Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Service: Monday, October 17, 2022, 11:30 AM at Foxworthy Baptist Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside Service: Monday, October 17, 2022, 01:30 PM
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Eliza Fabela was born on April 17, 1929 in San Angelo, Texas, the second of 12 children. She married Emmetteio (Emmett) Fabela in Del Rio, Texas at the age of 20 and began growing her small village of six children.

In 1964 she moved, for a better life, from Del Rio, Texas to San Jose, California and worked at the Salvation Army. That was her first expression of faith as a God-fearing woman.

She had a strong faith as a Catholic and read the Bible and prayed daily. She would go to church with her husband and was baptized as a born again Christian. She would pray for her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.

Family was everything to Eliza Fabela. As she got older she slowed down but still had the fire for God and would pray daily.

The celebration began on October 3, 2022 when the angels sang and she left this world to be with her Heavenly Father.

Job 14:2 "Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain."

Eliza will be missed dearly. Her legacy continues through her family of 6 children, 39 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Eliza lived a beautiful long life and is now watching over you and me.

Music
Yo Te Extrañaré - Tercer Cielo
Sunshine - Blanca
I Lived - OneRepublic
Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) - Post Malone & Swae Lee


Wilfrido Lapus

Wilfrido Villanueva Lapus
March 24, 1947 - October 2, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, October 13, 2022, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Rosary at 05:30 PM
Funeral Mass: Friday, October 14, 2022, 01:00 PM at St Victor Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside Service: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Fremont, CA

Wilfrido "Willie" Lapus was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 75 years old.

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Music
California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
Because - The Dave Clark Five
The Way You Look Tonight (Re-Recorded) - The Lettermen
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa


Lilia Salas

Lilia Addun Salas
July 24, 1938 - October 2, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, October 10, 2022, 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM at St Victor Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, October 10, 2022, 07:00 PM at St Victor Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Grassroots Memorial Cemetery, Centro 1, Calaveria, Cagayan, Philippines

Lilia Salas was born in Santo Tomas, Isabella, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 84 years old.

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William Kelly

William Gerard Kelly
December 18, 1960 - September 30, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at St Justin Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA
Rosary at 06:00 PM
Funeral Mass: Friday, October 7, 2022, 09:00 AM at St Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, CA

William Gerard Kelly "Bill", a 4th generation Santa Clara native and former Chief of the Santa Clara Fire Department, passed away at the age of 61 from complications from Stage 4 Lymphoma. Bill leaves behind a wonderful and loving family: Barbara, his wife of 38 years; his children, Patrick, Bill, Shannon, and Libby; and their new dog, Paddington.

Born on December 18, 1960, in San Jose, Bill had a very distinguished academic career. After graduating from Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1978, he attended San Jose State where he met his wife, Barbara, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics. He returned to SJSU where he received a Master of Science in Public Administration in 2014. In addition, he earned a certificate in crisis management from Harvard University.

Bill lived his life in dedication to leadership and public service. Bill served in the Santa Clara Fire Department for 35 years. Most notably, he oversaw Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in 2016 as well as implemented new strategies for emergency operations at the stadium. After he retired from the Fire Department in 2019, Bill served as Rotary President of the Santa Clara chapter from 2021-2022.

Bill had many different hobbies that he enjoyed including traveling with his wife and children and flying his Mooney airplane. He also home brewed IPA beer with his sons in which they had plans to open their own brewery sometime in the distant future. He loved the San Francisco 49ers which is a quality that is survived by his entire family.

A Visitation will be held from 5-8pm with a Vigil Service at 6pm on Thursday, October 6, at ST. JUSTIN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2655 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9am on Friday, October 7 at ST. CLARE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 941 Lexington St, Santa Clara. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Bill's memory to the Santa Clara Rotary Foundation, 333 W. Santa Clara St. #750, San Jose, CA 95113.

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Kovargiz Beniadam Zomalan

Kovargiz Beniadam Zomalan
May 6, 1939 - September 29, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:00 AM at Assyrian Church of the East, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Kovargiz Beniadam Zomalan was born in Urmia, Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 83 years old.


Natividad Andino
January 3, 1953 - September 28, 2022
Stockton, California

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

Natividad Andino was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and passed away in Modesto, California. She was 69 years old.


John Onyu Ng
May 9, 1953 - September 26, 2022
Sunnyvale, California

Visitation: Friday, October 21, 2022, 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM at St Cyprian Catholic Church, Sunnyvale, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, October 21, 2022, 10:30 AM at St Cyprian Catholic Church, Sunnyvale, CA
Graveside Service: Friday, October 21, 2022, 12:30 PM
Interment: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA

John Ng was born in Hong Kong, China and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 69 years old.


Waldemar Bartolo Alamo
September 15, 1956 - September 25, 2022
Stockton, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Dumaguete Memorial Park, Dumaguete City, Negros, Oriental, Philippines

Waldemar Alamo was born in Dumaguete, Philippines and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 66 years old.


Billy J. Anchondo
May 7, 1964 - September 25, 2022
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Friday, September 30, 2022, 02:00 PM
Interment: Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, CA

Billy Anchondo was born in Racine, Wisconsin and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 58 years old.


Ba Thi Tran
April 8, 1945 - September 18, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Funeral Service: Monday, September 26, 2022, 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Ba Tran was born in Saigon, Vietnam and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 77 years old.


Judith Elaine Annan-Roberts
February 2, 1953 - September 16, 2022
Portola Valley, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Judith Annan-Roberts was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and passed away in Stanford, California. She was 69 years old.


Leonida Dayrit

Leonida Lucas Dayrit
November 22, 1929 - September 16, 2022
Los Altos, California

Visitation: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Leonida Dayrit was born in Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines and passed away in Los Altos, California. She was 92 years old.

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Suzanne Moshier

Suzanne Lorraine Moshier
July 20, 1948 - September 16, 2022
Sunnyvale, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Suzanne Moshier, mother and dear friend, who died peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2022, at El Camino Hospital after a lengthy illness. Her good friend Faye Chapman, who helped her throughout her illness, spent Suzanne’s final days by her side, talking to her and hearing stories from her friends. Suzanne was born in Detroit, Michigan, and spent the majority of her adult life in Los Altos, California. She was active in her daughter Rachel’s schools as well as in the community. Suzanne and Faye served on the Los Altos Public Arts Commission, and for many years Suzanne was both a member and chairperson of the Saint Francis High School Christmas at Our House committee. In 2001 her French country home in Los Altos Hills was one of the featured houses on the tour.

Suzanne and her dear friend Meg Solera were very involved in Girl Scouting. They led an active Girl Scout troop at Pinewood School, and were leaders in Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County. Suzanne served on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County for two years, and when it reorganized and became Girl Scouts of Northern California, she continued as a board member for an additional fifteen years. Wherever she went, she applied her strong organizational and leadership skills. Suzanne and Meg started a book group over twenty years ago, which still meets today.

An avid traveler and life-long learner, Suzanne enjoyed discovering new places, reading books that challenged her mind, and exercising to stay fit. She was a book club member of Leigh’s Favorite Books in Sunnyvale, and she enjoyed exercising with a personal trainer and taking Pilates lessons at Mixx Fitness in Los Altos. Suzanne was always a stylish dresser, favoring bright colors. She was also a true lover of animals, particularly her cats who she doted on.

Suzanne leaves behind her beloved daughter Rachel, son-in-law Daniel Adler, her sister Karen Hammond, her brother Gary Stanis, her ex-husband Michael Moshier, and many friends and extended family.

A celebration of life for Suzanne will be held in early 2023. If you wish to honor Suzanne’s memory, please consider making a donation to one of her favorite organizations: Smuin Ballet, Pets in Need, or Girl Scouts of Northern California.

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Samuel David Scott Gillespie
September 17, 1952 - September 15, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Samuel David Gillespie was born in California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 69 years old.


Anne Kenyon

Anne Kenyon
July 1, 1920 - September 1, 2022
Saratoga, California

Memorial Mass: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 11:30 AM at St Anthony Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside Service: Friday, November 11, 2022, 11:00 AM
Interment of Cremated Remains: St Joseph's Cemetery, 62 Cedar Grove Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753

Anne Kenyon was born in Saxton, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1920, the daughter of Helen and John Grywalski. In addition to her parents and siblings, she is predeceased by her devoted husband, Charles, her son-in-law Cliff Knudsen, and all of her contemporary relatives and friends. She is survived and dearly missed by her children: Doris Knudsen of Aptos CA, Barbara (Ken) Wadors of Almaden CA, Anne Marie (Tom) Barletta of McLean VA, and Charles (Fran) of Barre VT. Anne is also survived by her ten grandchildren and their spouses, twenty great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Anne spent much of her childhood in Franklin Township NJ, her married years in Piscataway, and retirement years, first in Toms River, then later under the sunny skies of California. She was a devoted mother and excellent homemaker who loved to sing, dance, sew, bowl, golf, and bake. As her children entered their teen years, Anne worked at PJ Young’s Department Store in New Brunswick, then at Chanel in Piscataway. She and Charles retired to a 55+ community in Toms River where they enjoyed many activities and friendships and were involved in volunteer opportunities at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church. It was also a great time for traveling…their bags were packed and ready to go. After Charles passed in 1989, she continued to travel the world (and to the Atlantic City casinos) with her many friends. She became an avid Yankee (Derek Jeter) fan. She knew all the team's line-ups and series predictions. At 92, while attending a San Jose Giants minor league game, she singlehandedly caught a fly ball. It made the evening news and she was asked to throw out the first pitch when the opposing team returned to that stadium. It was an amazing evening for all of us.

At age 86 it suddenly occurred to her that she was attending far more funerals than christenings, birthdays and other happy occasions…not to mention the New Jersey winters were taking their toll. So she listed her home and then announced to her family that she was moving to northern California to be closer to Barbara's and Doris’ expanding and active families. She lived independently until her 97th year, then moved to Assisted Living in Saratoga.

Throughout her life she read the morning paper front to back, played all kinds of card games, completed mountains of puzzles, and stayed mentally fit just until the very end. Anne was a woman of incredible inner strength and resilience. She always had a smile on her face and took great care and pride in her appearance. She had a feisty, spirited personality and was known, as she aged, for frankly speaking the truth. We are very grateful to have had her with us for so long and that she was an important part of her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s lives. We will miss her dearly.

Our family is thankful for the caring people at Hospice of the Valley. Donations in Anne Kenyon’s name may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O.Box 160045, Sacramento, CA 95816, or visit www.suttercareathome.org/giving


Cruz De La Rosa
January 22, 1933 - August 31, 2022
Hollister, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Cruz De La Rosa was born in El Paso, Texas and passed away in Hollister, California. She was 89 years old.


Julian Benjamin
August 19, 1969 - August 22, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 01:00 PM at Assyrian Presbyterian Church, San Jose, CA
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Julian Benjamin was born in Tabriz, Iran and passed away in Stanford, California. He was 53 years old.


Jimmie Burks

Jimmie Lee Burks
November 13, 1942 - August 16, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 11:00 AM at Foxworthy Baptist Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Jimmie Burks was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 79 years old.

Jimmie was preceded in death by her daughter, Simone Stringfellow.

Music
Walk Around Heaven - Patti LaBelle
When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven) - Patti LaBelle
Heaven - Jamie Foxx


Madge Elaine Iverson
March 15, 1934 - August 16, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: San Jose Friends Meeting, San Jose, CA

Madge Iverson was born in Billings, Montana and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 88 years old.


Robbie Black

Robbie Owens Black
September 5, 1934 - August 13, 2022
Milpitas, California

Graveside Service: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:15 AM
Interment: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA

Robbie Black passed away peacefully on August 13, 2022 in Santa Clara, CA. She was born on September 5, 1934 in Tulsa, OK.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Black; and her son, Charlton Black. She is survived by her sister, Ollie Stephenson of Oakland.

Robbie will be interred at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.

Lasting Memories


Cuong To
October 1, 1954 - August 12, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Cuong To was born in Saigon, Vietnam and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 67 years old.


Margaretha Waterloo

Margaretha Emmy Waterloo
April 12, 1936 - August 10, 2022
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Friday, September 2, 2022, 02:00 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Margaretha Waterloo was born in Magelang, Indonesia and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 86 years old. She and her husband Will immigrated to California from the Netherlands in 1962. Margaret retired from Hewlett-Packard after 25 years. Her love for her family and kindness to all who knew her will be missed.

Margaretha was preceded in death by her husband Willem Waterloo. She is survived by her children, Brenda MacDonald (Christopher), Richard Waterloo (Anna), and Glenn Waterloo (Tricia); her grandchildren, Breana, Scott, Ryan, Zachary, Caitlan, and Kai.


Robert William Lamkin
July 7, 1948 - August 9, 2022
San Jose, California

Witness Cremation: Thursday, August 11, 2022, 02:00 PM at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Robert Lamkin was born in Oakland, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 74 years old.


Rita Aguilar

Rita Aguilar
February 5, 1956 - August 1, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, August 15, 2022, 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM at Community Chapel, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 11:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Rita Aguilar was born in San Jose De Los Guages, Jalisco, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 66 years old.


Chris Stambaugh

Chris Alan Stambaugh
May 31, 1962 - July 31, 2022
San Jose, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11:00 AM at Church of the Chimes, San Jose, CA

Chris Alan Stambaugh was born in Modesto on May 31, 1962 to Russell and Marlene Stambaugh. He grew up in Concord and in Orange, CA until his family moved back to Modesto in 1978, where Chris finished his high school career at Modesto High. An accomplished trumpet player, he participated in multiple musical organizations in school and also marched in drum and bugle corps.

After attending DeVry University in Phoenix, Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduating in 1983, he moved to the Bay Area, where he began working for Schlumberger and, later, for several of its spinoffs and subsidiaries over the next 38 years. He met Cathy in San Jose in 1984 and proposed to her on Christmas morning of 1985 in his parents’ living room in Modesto; they were married in September of 1986. After their children, Josh and Megan, were born, Chris embraced his role as a father: coaching Josh’s baseball teams, leading a father-son group during Josh’s high school years, and traveling with Megan to her equestrian vaulting competitions locally and in Colorado, Utah and Canada. One of the happiest days of Chris’ life was Josh and Ashley’s wedding in July of 2019. He served as an elder, deacon and men’s ministry leader at Church of the Chimes, where he was a member all his adult life. In addition to being a “fisher of men,” Chris also enjoyed a good day on the Delta fishing for bass.

Chris’ legacy is his investment in people. He was committed to Jesus Christ, and his faith influenced every aspect of his life. A devoted son, husband and father, Chris loved his Lord, his family, his friends and his church and gave selflessly to everyone with whom he came into contact.

Chris is survived by his wife, Cathy; children, Josh (Ashley) and Megan; parents, Russell and Marlene; sister, Debbi (Larry); brother, Kevin (Margaret); and a large extended family.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Church of the Chimes, 1447 Bryan Avenue, San Jose, CA.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made in Chris’ name to Church of the Chimes in San Jose, CA.


Walter Capp

Walter Michael Capp
August 5, 1930 - July 30, 2022
Discovery Bay, California

Celebration of Life: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 11:00 AM at San Jose Fire Museum, 201 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95110. Tel: 831-359-2194
Interment of Cremated Remains: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Walter Michael Capp passed away on July 30. After 27 years with the San Jose Fire Dept, he retired as Captain. He served 4 years in the Navy during the Korean War.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Dolores Capp; daughter, Brenda Hammond; his sons, Robert Capp, and Ronald Capp; grandsons, Brett Adams, Bryan Adams and Biagio Capp; and six great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 27th at the San Jose Fire Museum, 201 N Market Street, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Walter's memory to firefightersburnfoundation.com.

Lasting Memories


Samuel Bentley
Bayne meeting his first great-grandson, Xavier Holden Haag-Stern, at his home in San Jose on December 22, 2020

Samuel Bayne Bentley
April 7, 1934 - July 28, 2022
San Jose, California

Memorial Service: Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:00 AM at St Clare Chapel, Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Samuel Bayne Bentley (April 7, 1934 - July 28, 2022) passed away peacefully at the age of 88 at his home in San Jose, California, where he has resided since 1981. He mentored hundreds of men through his work with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, and served as the Archivist for the Catholic Diocese of San Jose. He was awarded a Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal in 2014 for his distinguished dedication and service to the Church.

Bayne was born in Richmond, Virginia, the middle of 5 siblings with an age range spanning 8 years from 1931 - 1939 from the union of Floyd Thomas Bentley and Mary Edith Bayne. Floyd was a Methodist minister, who served in the ministry from 1930 until his death on March 17, 1967 at the early age of 62.  Edith survived him by 31 years, passing away on September 19, 1998 at the age of 96, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The strength of their marriage probably derived from their common faith that bridged the social divide between a man from rural tobacco-farming country in southwest Virginia, Charlotte County and a woman of urban origins, the daughter of a pharmacist in Macon Georgia. Floyd’s first ministerial appointment in 1930 was to the circuit of 3 churches near Matoaca, near Petersburg, followed by positions in Colonial Beach, Bon Air, King George, South Hill, Exmore, Cape Charles, Richmond, Culpeper and Roanoke.

Graduating from MIT in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Bayne took a 3 month internship at the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory in Buffalo, New York. Later that summer, Bayne drove his ’48 Packard to visit his parents in Norfolk, and then across the country alone to enroll in the Physics Department at Stanford University, where he received a National Science Foundation fellowship and earned a Master’s degree in Physics in June 1958. Subsequently he was employed for 10 years at the NASA Ames Research Center working on the theory of radiation from shock-heated plasmas such as encountered by rockets re-entering earth’s atmosphere.

In the summer of 1960, Bayne met Nan Breiseth at the Unitarian Church of Santa Monica, where they were married in December 1960. They were both working at Hughes Airwest and moved to Palo Alto, where they bought a house on Cowper Street in July 1961. Their firstborn daughter Karen arrived in September 1963 and the family welcomed Heather in November 1964. During his Palo Alto years he studied piano with Mortimer Markoff and took up piano tuning and restoration as a hobby. Early family life created an environment of music lessons on piano, violin, cello and viola and sing-alongs at the Steinway grand piano that he had restored. An avid woodworker, he loved to whittle animal objects and built a solar eclipse viewing box to share his reverence for astronomical events. Outings and picnics to Foothills Park instilled a passion for hiking and communing with nature. His daughters’ musical careers provided an ongoing source of pride and joy into his final days.

Bayne and his siblings continued their continent hopping for 15 years with a series of “Sibling Sizzles” around significant birthday years. Their bonds were reinforced by quality time together, curious souvenirs, photos and remembrances of those happy times.

Bayne spent many months of the pandemic conceiving and developing his Sundown Geologue into an app which traces the degree of sunset for every latitude. His ability to channel his undivided attention and focus yielded an app that is now on many phones around the globe, with the guidance of an international team that shepherded him through the most up to date technical aspects towards completion.

Bayne is survived by his brother Floyd Edward Bentley, daughters Karen Bentley Pollick and Heather Bentley, sons-in-law Gary David Pollick and Kurt Haag, grandsons Aaron Michael Avril and Miles Damon Haag, great grandsons Xavier Holden Haag-Stern and Mason Henry Zigmond Haag, nephews Ernest Clyde Hoelzer, Russell Edward Bentley and Khalil Elias Abu Saba, nieces Gail Bentley Rose, Stephanie Cregger Reger, and Lark Hoelzer King, as well as numerous cousins and grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos, CA on Friday, August 12 at 11 am in the St. Clare Chapel. All are welcome to attend and honor Bayne at his final resting place.

For those unable to attend in person, Khalil Abu Saba will be hosting a ZOOM livestream. Please RSVP directly to him at quicksilver94501@comcast.net by Tuesday, August 9 if you wish to be on the ZOOM.


Maria Guzman De Meza

Maria Alicia Fernanda Guzman De Meza
March 1, 1935 - July 28, 2022
San Jose, California

Visitation: Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Thursday, August 4, 2022, 12:30 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Maria Guzman De Meza was born in Los Reyes, Jalisco, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 87 years old.

Music
Yo Te Extrañaré - Tercer Cielo
Te Dejo Ganar - Jesús Adrián Romero
Senora, Senora - Denise de Kalafe


Maria Maroudas
March 28, 1922 - July 27, 2022
San Jose, California

Trisagion Service: Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 07:00 PM at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:30 AM at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, San Jose, CA
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Maria Maroudas was born in Koiliomenos, Greece and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 100 years old.


Mary Halliday

Mary Halliday
June 10, 1931 - July 20, 2022
Morgan Hill, California

Memorial Mass: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 12:00 PM at Santa Teresa Catholic Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

After enjoying a blessed life, Mary passed away peacefully at 91. Mary was 1 of 10 children born in Scotland to Irish parents, Patrick and Ann Conaghan. She was married to the love of her life and best friend Adam Halliday for 55 years.

Mary lived an adventurous and amazing life traveling countries and moving from Scotland with her husband and 4 daughters when she was in her mid 30's - making a new life in California where she lived for 53 years. She was a professional seamstress by trade, creating custom wedding gowns and working for Macy's alterations in San Jose.

Mary was a loving and devoted wife and mother who always put her family first. Mary had heart, grace and style. She was deeply immersed in her faith as a member of the Santa Teresa Catholic Church. She loved to entertain and led an active life with involvement in her community's many groups; Sorority, Layette, Small Faith, Church choir, Catholic ministry and Golden Gems.

She is survived by 4 daughters, Doris, Dawn, Doreen and Andrea; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12pm Thursday, August 18th at Santa Teresa Catholic Church, 794 Calero Ave, San Jose with reception to follow at Avila Hall.

Lasting Memories

Music
Remember This - Jason Steed
Moments In Life - Evan Wise
We Meet Again - Matteo Manfredi
Bird Song - Freeplay Music
Simplicity - Jason Steed
Flowing Music - Freeplay Music


Alineh Chalabi
September 27, 1926 - July 16, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 11:00 AM at Assyrian Evangelical Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Alineh Chalabi was born in Urmiyeh, Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 95 years old.


Narciso Rayo Galeana

Narciso Rayo Galeana
March 30, 1979 - July 16, 2022
Tracy, California

Visitation: Friday, July 22, 2022, 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, July 22, 2022, 07:00 PM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Interment: Mission De La Paz, Lázaro Cárdenas , Michoacán, Mexico

Narciso Rayo Galeana was born in Guerrero, Mexico and passed away in Modesto, California. He was 43 years old.

Memorial and Live Stream Video

Music
La Incondicional - Luis Miguel
Destiny - Jim Brickman
Gone Too Soon - Simple Plan


Robert Jones

Robert Edward Jones Jr
June 2, 1931 - July 12, 2022
Redwood City, California

Graveside Service: Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 11:00 AM
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Robert Jones Jr, known as Bob, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Redwood City, CA at the age of 91. Born in Knoxville, TN in 1931, he was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Knoxville High School. Bob graduated from Columbia University and went on to earn a PhD in Chemistry and Physics from UC Berkeley, where he met his wife, Patricia. They married in Portland in 1957.

Bob joined IBM and worked for several years in East Fishkill, NY, before moving to IBM's San Jose plant. As an engineer in magnetic recording, he had many patents and awards. During his retirement from IBM, Bob enjoyed working as a research professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Bob had a lifelong interest in history and science and remained an avid reader. He and Pat loved to travel and visited dozens of places around the world. Bob was a deeply kind and decent man, a steady rudder to his family. He was curious, knowledge-seeking and interested in the world around him until his final day. He eagerly anticipated the Webb telescope photos and was amazed at what he saw.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Lisa Jones (Rod Fisher); daughter-in-law, Karyn Haaland; and grandchildren, Kathryn and Bradley, all of Menlo Park, CA. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; his son, Stephen; his parents; and his sister, Rosanne. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. There will be a private interment at Los Gatos Memorial Park.

Lasting Memories

Memorial and Live Stream Video


Eugene Vincent Shukait
February 15, 1936 - July 12, 2022
Copperopolis, California

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

Eugene Shukait was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania and passed away in French Camp, California. He was 86 years old.


Arlys Jepson

Arlys Viola Jepson
November 17, 1925 - July 12, 2022
Los Gatos, California

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

Arlys V. “Arly” Jepson was born in Minnesota on November 17, 1925, and passed to the Lord on July 12, 2022 in Los Gatos, California. The daughter of Paul and Netta Griese, Arly was employed at Hormel Meat Packing Company in Austin Minnesota when she met Lowell E. “Jep” Jepson, an IBM engineer from Minneapolis. They married in June 1946 and lived an adventurous life, moving to 11 different homes in 9 cities and 7 states.

Arly was an excellent homemaker and mother and was exceptionally skilled in the art of baking, sewing, quilting, Norwegian painting called Rosemaling and Norwegian needlework called Hardanger. She loved music and dancing and was an elegant ballroom dancer.

After her children left for college, Arly attended Real Estate School and sold real estate in Saratoga CA for ten years. She and Jep enjoyed collecting and restoring antique Model A Fords and drove their 1931 Coupe through all 48 contiguous states in the summer of 1988. Arly wrote of their experience in the national Model A magazine “The Restorer”.

She is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Lowell Jepson, and her grandson Ian Jepson. She is survived by her four children; Lynn De Wellings, Jo De Smith, Van De Jepson and Dain Paul Jepson; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, all of whom loved her deeply and will miss her dearly.


Shinji Momoki

Shinji Momoki
September 29, 1942 - July 11, 2022
San Jose, California

Celebration of Life: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:00 AM at San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N 5th St, San Jose, CA, 95112. Tel: 408-293-9292
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Shinji passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2022 at the age of 79. Shinji showed courage, dedication, and strength as he fought through lung cancer for over 2 years.

Shinji Momoki was born in Amagasaki, Hyogo-ken, Japan. He grew up during WWII and knew his dreams were bigger than his small town upbringing. Shinji took the opportunity to work overseas in the United States as a Japanese chef. His goal was to return to Japan in a few years. Love kept him in California.

Shinji’s love for food and hospitality led to his success as a restaurateur. In his spare time–the ingenious craftsman that he was–Shinji built beautiful lamps, enjoyed singing karaoke, and collecting antique goods. In his retirement, Shinji loved to be with the community and became the neighborhood chauffeur. He enjoyed making people laugh and smile.

Papa Shinji is survived by his fraternal twin daughters: Eva and Shirley–who inherited his quick wit and entrepreneurial skills; his sister, Naoko; his brothers, Yoshihito and Kiyotsugu, and his nieces and nephew.

Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11AM, September 10, 2022 at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, followed by a reception and Japanese refreshments.

Lasting Memories


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Reed Blyden Laxier
March 29, 1937 - July 7, 2022
San Jose, California

Celebration of LIfe: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:00 AM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA

Reed Blyden Laxier, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died at home surrounded by family on July 7th, 2022, less than seven weeks after the death of his wife of 62 years, Marge Laxier.

Reed was known to most as Bill. Bill was born in New York in 1937 and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He moved to Windham, NY as a teen where he worked on a farm while attending Windham Ashland Jewett High School, graduating in 1955. He then attended Oneonta College in New York where he studied to be a teacher. It was there that he met Marge and fell in love. He graduated in 1959 and they married that same year. Bill and Marge moved to California in 1961, eventually settling into the Montevideo neighborhood in San Jose to raise their family.

Bill started his long career in education teaching at Oster Elementary School. He earned his M.A. in Counseling from San Jose State University and became a School Counselor at Dartmouth Middle School. Later, he became Principal of Mirassou and Ross Elementary Schools in San Jose. Bill finished his career teaching fifth grade at Lone Hill Elementary School and substitute teaching for Union School District. In retirement, Bill volunteered his time as a chaplain for Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Marge, and many lifelong friends in both New York and California. Bill is survived by his four children, Scott (Teri), Meg (Tim), Denise, and Jeff (Cate); and his grandchildren, Grace, John, and Gracie. Bill was a committed father and steadfast mentor and friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Bill and Marge's Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3151 Union Ave, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church's General Fund or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Lasting Memories


Michael Jerome Sullivan
December 29, 1944 - June 30, 2022
Cupertino, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Michael Sullivan was born in New Ulm, Minnesota and passed away in Campbell, California. He was 77 years old.


William Stansbury

William Brent Stansbury
September 23, 1996 - June 29, 2022
Saratoga, California

Visitation: Friday, July 15, 2022, 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM at St James Anglican Church, 1565 Lincoln Ave, Saratpga, CA 95070. Tel: 408-867-1000
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 16, 2022, 01:00 PM at Saratoga Federated Church, Saratoga, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

William Stansbury had a cardiac event on Sunday, June 26th, 2022, and despite all efforts of a skilled ICU team, passed away at noon on June 29th, 2022. Passionate about organ donation, William's final gift was successfully donating five organs to help save the lives of others.

William was a beloved son, brother, and friend to many. He was known for his creativity, kindness, humor, care for others, and philosophical and psychological musing. He studied computer science at UCSB and worked in cybersecurity for Intuit and had just embarked on a time of deeper training in that field.

William is most widely known as a national champion international standard ballroom dancer. Many in the dance world watched William grow up on the dance floor, beginning when he was eight and his partner, Jenny Sokolsky was six. When he was young, he was known for his exuberant joy, and love for dance; as he grew up, he was known for his dedicated hard work, his kindness and humility, a distinctive gentlemanly poise, and a perfect frame. He never lost his love of dance. William and Jenny were training to return to the competition floor now that they had both completed college and covid restrictions were lifting. They were also discussing plans to continue to dance and compete into their 60s and beyond.

William leaves behind his parents, Cindy and Tayloe Stansbury; sisters, Sarah, Emily, and Elizabeth Stansbury; dance partner, Jenny Sokolsky and standard teacher, Ikaika Dowsett; and many dear friends, teachers, and admirers. While all are so very grateful for the time with WIlliam during his first 25 years, all are reeling from the loss of the many years and decades that they expected to spend with William. William was and is a beautiful soul, who blessed and brought joy to many, and now abides in the presence and love of God.

There will be a drop-in, closed-casket visitation – a time of conversation, prayer and remembering on Friday, July 15th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at St. James Anglican Church, 1565 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

The funeral and reception will be held on Saturday, July 16th, at 1:00pm at Saratoga Federated Church, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070. This service will also be livestreamed and can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/event/2266602

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to a charity about which you are passionate. If you would like, please send a card with some of your memories or thoughts about William to his parents c/o St. James Anglican Church, 1571 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 92525.

Lasting Memories


Shirley Hsieh

Shirley Hsuanchih Hsieh
January 16, 1935 - June 26, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Foxworthy Baptist Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow at 01:00 PM
Interment: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA

Shirley Hsieh was born in Nanjing, China and passed away in Santa Clara, California. She was 87 years old.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Futao Hsieh.

Memorial and Live Stream Video


James Givens

James Mason Givens Jr
November 26, 1928 - June 23, 2022
Redlands, California

Interment: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

James M. Givens, Jr. passed away June 23, 2022, in Redlands, California. Jim was born in Gary, Indiana November 26, 1928, to James M. Givens and Jane Banta Givens.

Shortly after Jim was born, his family moved to Porter, Indiana, where his brother, David Givens, was born two years later. Jim attended Porter Grade School and Westchester Township Junior High School. In Porter, at around age 5, Jim was introduced to drinking coffee by his neighbor, Mrs. Michaels.

In 1940 Jim’s father, James M. Givens, was elected Treasurer of the State of Indiana and the family moved to Indianapolis, where Jim attended Public School #84 and graduated from Broad Ripple High School. As a freshman, Jim attended Mrs. Gates’s Dancing School where he was required to wear white gloves and a suit. He learned to dance but was instructed by Mrs. Gates that there would be “absolutely NO jitterbugging.” Jim came from a musical family, his mother Jane having played the organ during silent movies. He loved music, especially big band, and eagerly began trumpet lessons. When he learned that he would not become Dizzy Gillespie if he did not practice, his interest in playing flagged. Nonetheless he did manage a pretty decent St. Louis Blues, according to him.

Jim graduated from Wabash College, a private liberal arts college for men in Crawfordsville, Indiana, majoring in Economics and minoring in Political Science. He loved his Wabash years and being a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

In December 1950, Jim entered the United States Army. He received Basic Training with the 10th Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Following Basic Training, he was assigned to the 28th Infantry Division which was deployed to West Germany as part of the U. S. Army of Occupation.

After fulfilling his military obligation, Jim returned to Indianapolis where he was employed by Inland Container Corporation. His career with Inland spanned over 40 years. He retired in December 1992. He was proud of his employment with Inland and developed great friendships with fellow employees and outside business contacts.

In 1954, Jim was living in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He invited a young English teacher, Mary Ellen Marsh, out to dinner and dancing. He described the date as a “take,” probably because by that time, he had mastered the jitterbug. On another dinner and dancing date, Jim “dipped” Mary and asked her to marry him. They were married July 30, 1955, in Ft. Wayne and honeymooned in French Lick, Indiana.

Daughter Jane was born in 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana, followed by daughter Mary Ellen in 1963 in Evanston, Illinois. He worked on home repairs and numerous dollhouses with the girls who recalled learning to love hardware store trips with their dad. In 1970, the Givens family of four re-located from Indianapolis to Saratoga, California, where Jim embarked on opening up the Western United States for Inland Container. Never forgetting his Midwestern roots, Jim grew to love California as he successfully expanded Inland’s business and raised his family, more or less adapting to California’s completely different culture. Although Jim was required to travel frequently throughout his career, he cherished his family. He lived according to his values and led his daughters by example, as well as an occasionally pointed word, showing them how to be generous, devoted, kind and strong. Perhaps above all else, he valued self-reliance and inculcated this in Jane and Mary as well.

In May 1987, Jane married Marty Davis and moved to Redlands, California. In July of ’88, Jim welcomed his first grandchild, William McIlree Davis, and discovered one of the great joys of his life: being a grandfather. He set about his new role with his customary commitment and flair, administering chocolate mousse to the little fellow’s toothless gums at his first Thanksgiving dinner at the Plumed Horse in Saratoga. He fended off Jane and Marty’s objections by telling them not to worry. “Since Will doesn’t have any teeth yet, he can’t get any cavities in them.” Will was followed by James Ralph Davis in January 1990 and Benjamin Marsh Davis in July 1992. This trio of imps opened Jim’s eyes to the realization that “Grandad” was the role he had always been meant to play.

Jim retired in 1992 and was feted by his friends at Inland for his long and distinguished career. He had been fondly nicknamed “The Squire” for his ability and his generosity in coaching and promoting younger employees. Following his retirement, Jim joined his wife, Mary, in becoming an ardent volunteer for the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries. He served in several capacities on the “Friends” board, later becoming treasurer for the successful bond measure to expand and renovate the library.

In 1995, daughter Mary, now living in San Francisco, married Daniel Slane, a young man dearly loved by her entire family, perhaps especially by her nephews. In 1996, Jim and Mary suffered that parents’ worst nightmare when Mary was killed in a balcony collapse. The families’ lives were changed forever, and although he rallied, Jim missed his “little buddy” every day for the rest of his life.

Jim served on the 1998-99 Santa Clara County Grand Jury, a commitment he found fascinating and meaningful. Unfortunately, after it was discovered that several jurors had been receiving confidential communications from a Superior Court Judge, the panel was dissolved mid-year. Jim was greatly disappointed not to be able to continue the important work the jury had begun.

In 2001, Jim became Grandad for the fourth time when Mary Caroline Givens Davis was born. By now, the lure of living near their grandchildren had become insurmountable, and in 2003, Jim and Mary happily succumbed and moved half a mile away from them in Redlands, California. Their new abode became a second home for the grandchildren, who grew up certain that their grandad made the “best bowl of Red (chili) west of the Pecos.” Jim also introduced them to the Marx Brothers and Miss Jane Marple and let them drink all the soda pop they wanted when their parents weren’t looking.

Jim suffered another tragedy when his wife, Mary, developed Alzheimer’s. After several years, despite making every effort, adjustment, and compromise he possibly could, he finally realized that he could no longer care for her at home and sadly helped her move into a memory care facility. For the next two and a half years, Jim ate lunch with Mary every single day, only missing the week he attended his oldest grandson Will’s graduation in Washington, D.C. On Friday, July 16, 2010, Mary passed. They were married for 55 years.

After spending several winters in Palm Desert, Jim’s brother and sister-in-law, David and Betty, made it their full-time residence. Over the course of about twelve years, the three had most Friday lunches and a few Thanksgivings together, often including any available family members. Jim and Dave also spoke by phone daily, a ritual that, despite Jim’s worsening hearing loss, helped give meaning and shape to his days as he grew older. In 2021, Dave and Betty decided it was time to move back to Indianapolis to be near their children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, but the daily phone calls continued. Betty had become increasingly frail and within only a couple of months, she passed away. Though still strong and healthy, David had lost the love of his life and in February of 2022, for the first time in many years, did not make his afternoon phone call to Jim. Jim knew, even before Jane and Marty arrived to break the bad news, that his brother was gone.

Jim remained stoic, but the unexpected death of his younger brother and the end of those cherished daily phone calls undoubtedly contributed to his increasing willingness to “move on.” At 93 years old, his health was poor and his body was frail, yet in his thoughtful way, Jim comforted the people who loved him at the end by telling them “I’m ready now.”

Thanks to his and Mary’s willingness to move to Redlands, Jim’s last nineteen years were spent loving and being loved by his children, Jane and son-in-law Marty, and grandchildren, Will, Jimmy, Ben and Mary.

If desired, contributions may be made to:

The Mary Givens Slane Fund of the Watchorn Lincoln Memorial Association
125 West Vine Street
Redlands, California 92373
www.lincolnshrine.org

or

The Mary Marsh Givens and James M. Givens Rare Book Foundation at Wabash College
P. O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933-0352
www.wabash.edu/give


Matthew Pitagora

Matthew Anthony Pitagora
November 25, 1964 - June 23, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery,

Matt, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend passed peacefully on June 23, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife Cora, son Anthony, daughter Jessica (Ron Soriano), grandchildren Ronin and Jordan, parents Richard and Lynne Pitagora, brother Robby, sisters Sherri, Carolyn (Jay Jackson), nephews, nieces and cousins.

Matt was most grateful for all the love he received from his family and friends his entire life. Our family have always been very expressive of their love and affection for one another - never failing to express “I love you” before parting. Matt recommended using this joy filled phrase benefiting both the giver and receiver and filling one another’s heart with happiness.


Garry Camaclang

Garry Glenne Camaclang
November 11, 1976 - June 22, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Friday, July 1, 2022, 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Saturday, July 2, 2022, 10:30 AM at St Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, Santa Clara, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Garry Camaclang was born in Imus, Cavie, Philippines and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 45 years old.

Memorial and Live Stream Video

Music
Amazing Grace - Jessie Funk
At Your Best (You Are Love) - Aaliyah
Fade - Freeplay Music
Make You Feel My Love - The Royal Foundry
Tinikling - Filipinas Rondalla
Maui - Freeplay Music


Klaus Petry

Klaus Petry
April 11, 1940 - June 22, 2022
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 02:00 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery, Seaside, CA
Memorial Service: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM at The Home Church, Campbell, California

Klaus Petry was born in Duisburg, Germany and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 82 years old.

Music
Amazing Grace - Il Divo
Goodness of God (Live) - Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson
How Great Thou Art (with Vince Gill) [Live from ACM Presents: Girls' Night Out] - Carrie Underwood


Sally Rodriguez Fuentes
December 1, 1936 - June 18, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 12:30 PM at St Martin of Tours Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Sally Fuentes was born in Los Angeles, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 85 years old.

Sally was preceded in death by her son, Gabriel Fuentes.


Denis Mikhail Gewargis
July 17, 1964 - June 18, 2022
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Saturday, June 25, 2022, 09:30 AM at St Frances Cabrini Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Denis Gewargis was born in Baghdad, Iraq and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 57 years old.


Dana Pierson

Dana Raquel Pierson
May 1, 1950 - June 15, 2022
San Jose, California

Memorial Mass: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:30 AM at St Angela Merici Catholic Church, 362 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Tel: 831-655-4160
Graveside service to follow
Interment of Cremated Remains: San Carlos Cemetery, Monterey, CA

Dana Raquel Pierson passed away peacefully on June 15, 2022 in San Jose. She was born on May 1, 1950 in Jacksonville, FL.

Dana was a certified nurse's aid in the medical field as well as a caregiver to children. She was a seeker of knowledge, a lover of books who loved immensely and was beloved by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pierson; and her sister, Melody Stewart. Dana is survived by her children, Nathan Woodford, Norah Martin, Rhianne Pierson, and Conor Randall; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and her sister, Mercedes "Vicki" Rodriguez.

A Funeral Mass will be held on at 10:30am on Saturday, July 23 at St Angela Merici Catholic Church, 362 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove. Interment will follow at San Carlos Cemetery in Monterey.

Lasting Memories


Edward Lewis Jr
December 24, 1956 - June 12, 2022
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 01:00 PM
Interment: Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy, CA

Edward Lewis was born in Natchez, Mississippi and passed away in Sunnyvale, California. He was 65 years old.


Mike Rodriguez
May 15, 1956 - May 29, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence
Celebration of Life: Friday, June 24, 2022, 12:00 PM at Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Tel: 408-356-2729

Mike Rodriguez was born in Terrell, Texas and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 66 years old.


Charlotte Marie Sharples
January 16, 1926 - May 29, 2022
San Jose, California

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

Charlotte Sharples was born in St Paul, Minnesota and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 96 years old.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sharples.


Henry McGilton
September 12, 1944 - May 27, 2022
San Jose, California

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

Henry McGilton was born in Ireland and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 77 years old.


Gordon Anders Whitmore
September 18, 1971 - May 27, 2022
Merlin, Oregon

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Gordon Whitmore was born in Redwood City, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 50 years old.


Yefrem Polussa

Yefrem Abram Polussa
August 25, 1941 - May 26, 2022
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11:15 AM
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Yefrem Polussa was born in Hamadan, Iran and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 80 years old.


Ching Ju Chang
November 10, 1932 - May 25, 2022
Sunnyvale, California

Graveside Service: Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 02:00 PM
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Ching Ju Chang was born in Nanjing, China and passed away in Sunnyvale, California. He was 89 years old.


Ross Lee Buell
July 19, 1955 - May 23, 2022
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Ross Buell was born in Ukiah, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 66 years old.


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 John Mangano (63) was born on July 1, 1958, in Inglewood, CA and passed away in San Jose, CA on May 21, 2022.

Philip was born to George Leonard Mangano and Margaret Anne Sweet (Mangano) in Inglewood, CA. He has one older brother, Frank Mangano (66). Philip was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Philip was married to Nancy Mangano for over 20 years, and they remained best friends. They share two children, Amy Mangano (34) and Steven Mangano (29). Philip was also a grandfather to Amy’s child, Erabella Rose Hunter (9 months old). Philip’s son, Steven, is awaiting the arrival of his baby girl.

Philip graduated from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, CA, and went onto U.C. Davis and Palmer College of Chiropractic West. He became Dr. Philip Mangano, D.C. His specialty in chiropractic was shoulder manipulation. Philip was also certified as a substitute schoolteacher for the San Jose Unified School District.

Philip loved anything exercise-related, but his all-time favorites were: tennis, boxing, weight-lifting, and long-distance running. He was part of the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), played numerous tennis tournaments, and ran a half marathon. Philip absolutely loved food, and buffets were his absolute favorite!

He loved life and everything it had to offer. Philip was a strong man mentally, physically, and emotionally. Philip will be greatly missed by his family and friends! We love you always and forever!

Memorial and Live Stream Video

Music
If I Would Have Known - Kyle Hume
Blank Stares - Jay Allen
I Love You Always Forever - Donna Lewis
Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk


Victor Saquido Anaba
July 21, 1949 - May 20, 2022
Campbell, California

Graveside Service: Friday, July 1, 2022, 03:30 PM
Interment of Cremated Remains: California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery, Seaside, CA

Victor Anaba was born in Centro Polanque, Albay, Philippines and passed away in Palo Alto, California. He was 72 years old.


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Marjorie Ensign Laxier
March 10, 1937 - May 20, 2022
San Jose, California

Celebration of Life: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:00 AM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, San Jose, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Scatter at sea off the coast of Santa Cruz County, CA

Marjorie Ensign Laxier, wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many, died peacefully on May 20th. After the onset of a brief illness, she passed away in her home surrounded by family.

Marjorie, known as Marge to most who knew her, was born in New York City in 1937. She grew up in Cambridge, NY and attended Cambridge Central School for her twelve years of education, graduating in 1954. She then enrolled in Oneonta College in New York, where studied to become a teacher and met her husband, Bill Laxier. The two fell in love and married in 1959.

Marge started her teaching career at the Long Island School District, but soon moved to San Jose to begin a new life with her husband and start a family. She taught first and second grade at Parker and Guadalupe Elementary Schools in San Jose and later worked as a substitute teacher for Campbell Union School District and in administration in Branham High School in San Jose.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Herbert Ensign; her cousins, Susan Parkhurst and Hubbard Smith; and many of her most treasured lifelong friends.

Marge's loving husband of 62 years, Bill Laxier passed away on July 7, 2022, 6 weeks after her passing. She is survived by her children, Scott (Teri), Meg (Tim), Denise, and Jeff (Cate); and her beloved grandchildren, Grace, John, and Gracie. Marge deeply valued her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Marge's Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3151 Union Ave, San Jose. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church's General Fund or to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Lasting Memories


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.

Memorial and Live Stream Video


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.

Memorial and Live Stream Video

Music
Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal - Pilita Corrales
Something (2019 Mix) - The Beatles
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.

Music
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.

Lasting Memories

Memorial and Live Stream Video


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.

Memorial and Live Stream Video

Music
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

Lasting Memories

Music
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

Music
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.

Lasting Memories


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.

Memorial and Live Stream Video


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.

Memorial and Live Stream Video

Music
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.

Lasting Memories


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.

Music
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.

Lasting Memories


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.

Lasting Memories


Elisondo Sanchez Torres
December 23, 1960 - February 23, 2022
Salinas, California

Visitation: Friday, March 4, 2022, 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 08:30 AM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Graveside Service: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 12:00 PM
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Elisondo Sanchez Torres was born in Acatlan, Michoacan, Mexico and passed away in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He was 61 years old.


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.

Lasting Memories


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.

Memorial and Live Stream Video


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.

Music
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.

Music
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.

Music
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.

Music
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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