Obituaries 2024:

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Larry Lee Myers
June 14, 1935 - February 28, 2024
Los Gatos, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Larry Myers was born in Des Moines, Iowa and passed away in Los Gatos, California. He was 88 years old.


Byron Steve Perez
May 10, 1976 - February 27, 2024
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Byron Perez was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 47 years old.


Melaine Marie Schuler
November 2, 1967 - February 25, 2024
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Melaine Schuler was born in San Francisco, California and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 56 years old.


Gary Francis Juhasz
January 25, 1961 - February 22, 2024
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Gary Juhasz was born in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 63 years old.


Mary Anne Cullins
July 7, 1935 - February 20, 2024
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Mary Cullins was born in Rolli, Missouri and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 88 years old.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Cullins.


Elia Hernandez Ramirez

Elia Hernandez Ramirez
April 10, 1963 - February 19, 2024
San Jose, California

Visitation: Friday, March 1, 2024, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Mass: Friday, March 1, 2024, 11:30 AM at Queen of Apostles Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Elia Hernandez Ramirez was born in El Chocolate, Michoacan, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 60 years old.

Music
Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Marco Antonio Solís
Amor Eterno (Live) - Juan Gabriel
Nadie Es Eterno - Antonio Aguilar


Edward Simpson
September 9, 1944 - February 19, 2024
Stockton, California

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

Edward Simpson was born in Los Angeles, California and passed away in Stockton, California. He was 79 years old.


Adrian Cardona Jr
June 8, 1979 - February 16, 2024
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Adrian Cardona was born in San Jose, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 44 years old.


Rachel A Mikl
December 2, 1966 - February 13, 2024
Saratoga, California

Graveside Service: Friday, February 23, 2024, 11:00 AM
Interment: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

Rachel Mikl was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Saratoga, California. She was 57 years old.


Lillian Sidlow Lillian Sidlow

Lillian May Sidlow
September 15, 1930 - February 13, 2024
San Jose, California

Graveside Service: Monday, February 19, 2024, 11:30 AM
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Lillian May Sidlow, 93, of Sun City West, Arizona, died on February 13, 2024, in San Jose.

Lillian was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 15, 1930. She married Homer Sidlow, on December 23, 1951, just before he departed for service in the Korean War.

She began a career in nursing after graduating from the Western Reserve University nursing program at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland in 1953. She earned her RN from the Michigan Board of Nursing in 1955.

In 1964, Lillian and her family settled in Orinda, California, where she and Homer raised four children. Once the kids were in school, she worked alongside her husband at his law offices in Concord and San Leandro as a legal assistant. Her dedication to her family and her commitment to her work were hallmarks of her character.

In 1992, Lillian and Homer moved to Sun City West, Arizona, where they embraced retirement and built lasting friendships and cherished memories for nearly three decades. They shared 51 years of marriage before Homer’s death in 2003.

An avid player of Canasta and Mahjong, Lillian enjoyed traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and volunteering at Del Webb Hospital and for the telephone reassurance service. Her caring and loving personality endeared her to all who knew her, and her gentle spirit touched the lives of many.

Lillian leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion, cherished by her four children, Faith, Beth, Brian and Mark; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched, and her memory will be a source of comfort and inspiration for years to come.

We will never forget her kindness, compassion, and unwavering love for her family and friends.

A graveside service will be held Monday, February 19 at Los Gatos Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bonita Springs Hospice Care in Gilroy to which the family is extremely grateful for their help and support.


Leonard Pollak

Leonard A Pollak
May 7, 1952 - February 10, 2024
Saratoga, California

Memorial Service: Friday, April 5, 2024, 12:00 PM at his home in Saratoga, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA

Lenny Pollak was born in New York, New York on May 7, 1952. He was the first born of three brothers.

He attended UC Santa Cruz for his undergraduate studies, then went on to teach English to homestay students from Japan. This is where he met his wife. He eventually moved to Japan to be with her, and they married on March 20, 1977. In 1980, they moved back to his hometown, Sunnyvale, California, with their first daughter.

He got an MBA from Santa Clara University. He pursued a career in Human Resources and landed at Acer, where he worked for 40 years. He and his wife had a second daughter in 1989. They eventually settled in Saratoga in 1997.

Lenny is predeceased by his wife, Ikue, who he cared for through 25 years of degenerative illness, Those few who knew him well, knew him to be deeply loyal and extremely generous. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October, 2021, but he never allowed the illness to dampen his love for life. He continued to live, work, laugh, and love, until the very end. He was a pillar of strength for both of his daughters, and he will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.


Donna Jean Beresford
June 22, 1949 - January 25, 2024
Wintersville, Ohio

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

Donna Beresford was born in Steubenville, Ohio and passed away in San Jose, California. She was 74 years old.


Jessie Quirimit

Jessie Estrada Quirimit Sr
December 5, 1952 - January 25, 2024
Santa Clara, California

Visitation: Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 11:00 AM at St Elizabeth Catholic Church, Milpitas, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Fremont, CA

Jessie Quirimit was born in Mangaldan, Pangasinan, Philippines and passed away in Santa Clara, California. He was 71 years old.

Jessie was preceded in death by his brother, Francisco Quirimit.

Music
How Do I Say Goodbye - Dean Lewis
Father's Love - Gary Valenciano
Dance with My Father - Luther Vandross


Jorge Teixeira

Jorge Ramalho Teixeira
December 20, 1931 - January 25, 2024
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, February 1, 2024, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, San Jose, CA
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 1, 2024, 12:30 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mr. Jorge R. Teixeira of San Jose, CA. Jorge was born in Porto, Portugal in 1931 and immigrated to the United States in 1949. He lived in Newark, NJ until enlisting in the US Army in 1954. He culminated his military service as a Specialist 3rd Class in 1957 and moved to California thereafter where he remained living for the past 60 years. He led a successful career as an electronics engineer and was known for a thirst for knowledge and passion for travel. He is also renowned for providing personal finance advice and teaching people how to invest in the stock market.

Jorge is the beloved husband of Mariza Teixeira, stepfather to Vinicius Rezende and his wife, Aline Rezende, grandfather to Henrik and Arthur Rezende, and brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. He was predeceased by his wife Cladis in 2009.

Mr. Jorge Teixeira passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2024. There will be a viewing from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Trinity Presbyterian Church located at 3151 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA. Funeral mass service will immediately follow from 12:30-1:30 pm.

We will proceed to the cemetery for a burial service with military honors starting at 2:00 pm at Los Gatos Memorial Park located at 2255 Los Gatos Almaden Road, San Jose, CA. A small gathering for a funeral repass will be offered by Mrs. Mariza Teixeira following the burial.

Music
Patriotic Theme Intro Music - Tukios
Honorable Discharge - Freeplay Music
Close to Home - Jayson Steed
Cinematic Piano Orchestral - Draganov Veaceslav
The Battle Cry of Freedom - Freeplay Music
Taps - United States Army Band


Alberto Avendano Alberto Avendano Alberto Avendano

Adalberto Avendaño II
April 14, 1972 - January 23, 2024
Belmont, California

Visitation: Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Service, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow.
Interment: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Adalberto “Alberto” Avendaño passed away January 23rd, 2024 in San Mateo, California at the young age of 51 years old. Alberto was born on April 14, 1972 to Adalberto and Rosaura Avendaño in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Alberto is survived by his loving mother, five siblings, two sons Andrew (Katie) Avendaño, Anthony (Jenna) Avendaño, and his two grandchildren Lennon and Elias Avendaño.

Alberto’s life was centered around the importance of family and the simple pleasures of life. He found his greatest joy in being a loving father and grandfather. His love for his sons was immeasurable, and his pride in them and their accomplishments was evident. In addition to his role as a father, he was beyond ecstatic when he became a grandfather to Lennon and Elias. His face would light up with joy, love, and happiness at the mere mention, thought, or sight of his grandkids. He always adored and had a soft spot for children. He loved his nieces and nephews and treated them like his own children as well.

He will be missed by his family very much. His mother and siblings will hold him forever in their hearts and remember him for the funny character that he was. He always made everybody laugh and was a joy to be around. He was cared for dearly and his mother Rosaura will tremendously miss the presence of her first-born son, who she was always very close with. Alberto was also very close with his father Adalberto, who tragically passed away when Alberto was six years old. After Adalberto’s passing, Alberto and his family immigrated to San Francisco from Sinaloa. Alberto always held his father in loving memory, and the family knows they are now both resting in peace together.

Alberto loved all things Elvis, dogs (especially his Rottweilers Zeus and Haus), barbequing, and the Dallas Cowboys. He worked as a contractor for over 30 years and was talented in painting and construction. He took a lot of pride in everything he did, whether it was for family, friends, clients, or even strangers, he was always respectful and did everything with care. He was very humble and would give the shirt off his back for anyone whether he knew them or not.

Alberto will also be missed by his friends (who became family) over the years and who he shared multiple hobbies with. Some of the many things they enjoyed together included: camping, dirt biking, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.

In lieu of flowers, the family is kindly requesting donations be made to the GoFundMe fundraiser by using the QR code or link below:

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Joanne Troy

Joanne Elizabeth Troy
May 18, 1937 - January 23, 2024
San Jose, California

Funeral Mass: Monday, February 5, 2024, 10:00 AM at St Frances Cabrini Church, San Jose, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Joanne Troy peacefully passed away on January 23, 2024 at the age of 86 in San Jose. She was surrounded by loved ones, having fought ovarian cancer for two years. Born in 1937, she lived a life full of love, family, food, and adventure. She was an avid hiker, skilled sign language interpreter for students, a lifelong learner, and an active community volunteer. Joanne grew up in San Mateo, lived for two years as a military wife in France with her husband Tony and then moved to San Jose in 1960. She kept that love of travel throughout her life. She goes to join her husband Noel Anthony Troy and her parents, Phoebe Charlotte and Ernest Joseph. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Colleen Lewis (s. Brian), Michael Troy (s. Ann Marie), Steven Troy, and David Troy (s. Debra), siblings E.J. Polati and Jerilyn Strong, and by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, loved ones, and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Frances Cabrini Parish on Woodard Road in San Jose. The service will be on February 5th at 10am with the burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. A reception will follow at Cupertino De Oro Club.

The family would like to thank the staff of Kaiser Santa Teresa for their diligent and thoughtful care during Joanne’s illness. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to a local park, Bay Area open space, or cancer research.

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David William Waddingham
November 20, 1951 - January 22, 2024
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

David Waddingham was born in San Mateo, California and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 72 years old.


Juan Antonio Monsivais
May 11, 1954 - January 20, 2024
San Jose, California

Visitation: Monday, January 29, 2024, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Saratoga, CA
Funeral Mass: Monday, January 29, 2024, 12:30 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Saratoga, CA
Graveside service to follow
Interment: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA

Juan Monsivais was born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico and passed away in San Jose, California. He was 69 years old.


James Kyle

James Birch Kyle
November 15, 1939 - January 18, 2024
San Jose, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

James Birch Kyle (Jim) passed away January 18th 2024 in San Jose California at the age of 84.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his four sisters, too many friends and Jan.

He is survived by Jeffrey, James Rees, Michael, Jill, Kaylee, six grandchildren: Alex, Rees, Avery, Zion, Ian, Maren and the love of his life Karen.

Jim was born on November 15th, 1939 in San Diego California and graduated from Richmond High School (Richmond, California) in 1957. After being accepted to all the military academies, Reed and Cal, he decided to attend the US Air Force Academy, and graduated in 1961.

In 1968, he loaded up his young family and drove them from Otis Air Force Base in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Milpitas, California where he found a job at Fairchild Semiconductor. An unintentional 1st generation techie, he remained in Silicon Valley for his entire private career and retirement.

A kind man who, secretly dreamed of being a forest ranger, never missed a kid’s soccer or baseball game, mostly took the high road and enjoyed a quiet stubborn streak. A lover of grandkids, flyfishing, music, lattes, a winter storm on the coast, Angry Birds and most of all Karen.

He is already missed.


Earl Grace

Earl Lester Grace
September 4, 1952 - January 17, 2024
Sunnyvale, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, February 3, 2024, 01:00 PM at Redeeming Grace Lutheran Church, 2495 Cabrillo Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051. Tel: 408-241-2728
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Loving husband, father grandfather, son, and brother, Earl Lester Grace, born September 4, 1952 in Mount Shasta, California was called home by his Heavenly Father on January 17, 2024.

Earl is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shandy. Their children, Cassandra & Brian Fuller, Shandi & Eric Holder, Ryan & Diana Grace, Kari & Leo Amaro, and Holli Hudson; grandchildren, Austin, Dylan and Evan Holder, Hayden and Emma Fuller, Isabel, Siobhan and Owen Grace, Parker and Nolan Amaro and Scarlett Hudson.

He is also survived by his mother, Frances Grace, his sister, Lonelle Purcell, and his brother, Christopher Grace.

He was blessed to be an uncle and Godfather.

Earl was always happiest being with his family and extended family. Everyone who knew him knows his love of coaching baseball will never be forgotten, from the “Undefeated 24-0” year to the Allstar Championship to the Dirt Bags!

Earl was also a Unites States Air Force veteran.

We will celebrate the life of Earl on February 3, 2024 at 1 PM at Redeeming Grace Lutheran Church, 2495 Cabrillo Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051


Orlando Jesus Campos Campos
April 28, 2024 - January 11, 2024
San Jose, California

Visitation: Thursday, January 25, 2024, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St Joseph Catholic Church, Mountain View, CA
Funeral Mass: Thursday, January 25, 2024, 12:00 PM at St Joseph Catholic Church, Mountain View, CA
Graveside Service: Thursday, January 25, 2024, 02:00 PM
Interment: Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy, CA

Orlando Campos Campos was born in Lima, Peru and passed away in San Jose, California.


Alan Sumio Kusaba
August 9, 1947 - January 8, 2024
Campbell, California

Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Alan Kusaba was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Mountain View, California. He was 76 years old.


Dimitrios Stefanidis

Dimitrios Stefanidis
June 13, 1958 - January 3, 2024
Saratoga, California

Interment: Elgin Mills Cemetery, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

In loving memory of Dr. Dimitrios Stefanidis, a brilliant scientist and dedicated leader, who passed away suddenly at his home in Saratoga, California early in January 2024, at the age of 65. As the coinventor of multiple groundbreaking drugs in the fields of HIV, HCV, CMV, oncology, and inflammation, Dimitrios made invaluable contributions to life-saving therapies.

For two decades, he led the Roche Palo Alto formulation department and later the pharmaceutical development and supply chain department at Gilead Sciences. His critical thinking and mentorship of scientists resulted in over 50 patents, shaping the landscape of medical advancements.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dimitrios was a passionate runner, both in his youth and as a cherished member for 25 years of the West Valley Joggers and Striders Club. His love for the sport endured until his final days.

He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Toronto in 1989, continuing his research at renowned institutions such as Brandeis, Brown, and Harvard universities before settling in the Bay Area in 1994.

Dimitrios leaves behind a legacy of wisdom, kindness, and scientific achievement. He also took pride knowing his scientific achievements saved lives. His absence is deeply felt by family, friends, and colleagues whose lives were touched by his remarkable spirit.


Carol Eliason

Carol Evelyn Eliason
September 14, 1943 - January 2, 2024
Cupertino, California

Memorial Service: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 02:30 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church, Cupertino, CA
Interment of Cremated Remains: Residence

Carol Evelyn Eliason (nee Morton), 80, died on January 2, 2024. Carol, fondly called “Mort”, was born in San Carlos to Florence and Herbert Morton, graduated from Carlmont High School and then got her degree from San Jose State to begin her lifelong career as a speech therapist. Married to Norm “Eli” Eliason for 58 years, they raised two daughters, Jill and Jennifer, in Cupertino, who all still reside in the area. Both Mort and Eli retired in 2000 to enjoy cruising and charity work with the Cupertino De Anza Lions Club.

Mort leaves behind her husband, Norm “Eli” Eliason; her children, Jill Eliason (Scott Ludlum) and Jennifer Erickson (Carl Erickson); her grandchildren, Sydnie Ludlum, Eli Erickson, and Kaitlin Kahn; and her brother, Don Morton.

A memorial service will take place at 2:30pm on Saturday, April 27 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 10181 Finch Avenue, Cupertino. Anyone who knew Mort, knew that she loved music and celebrations. Her friends and family will never forget that legacy.



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