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California Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1037

Posted By: GenLookups.com
Date: Tuesday, 3 February 2015, at 11:01 p.m.

John W. Blakley

A memorial service for John W. Blakley, 96, of Fairfield will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Fairfield Funeral Home. Pastor Stewart Drake of Fairfield Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Inurnment will be at Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery.

Born Oct. 28, 1903, in Rock Springs, Tenn., Mr. Blakley died May 2, 2000, at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield after a short illness.

A Fairfield resident for 25 years, Mr. Blakley was a construction supervisor for Iron Workers Union No. 25 for 60 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 55 of Fairfield.

Mr. Blakley is survived by his sons, Bruce of Fairfield and Jack of Lake Tahoe; sister, Iva Ashley of Tennessee; brother, Omer of Tennessee; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Winifred Caddle

A memorial service for Dorothy Winifred Caddle, 73, of Fairfield will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. Stan Sanderson of Fairfield Church of Christ will officiate.

Inurnment will be private.

Born Jan. 18, 1927, in Assaria, Kan., Mrs. Caddle died May 1, 2000, at University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento after a long illness.

A Fairfield resident for 29 years, Mrs. Caddle was a homemaker. She was a member of NorthBay Hospital Guild, volunteering more than 20,000 hours with the organization. She enjoyed quilting, and over the years, she donated many quilts and lap robes to local convalescent homes.

Married in the Intensive Care Unit of William Beaumont General Army Hospital in El Paso, Texas, while her husband was recouperating from a severe automobile accident, she and her husband celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Aug. 29.

She and her husband later were transferred to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., where her four children were born. She and her family lived in Guam, Japan and Italy before being transferred to Travis Air Force Base, where her husband remained until his retirement in 1971. After her husband retired, the couple lived on Wake Island in the mid-Pacific Ocean for three years.

Mrs. Caddle is survived by her husband, Sam of Fairfield; daughter, Marjorie Gail of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-laws, Christine Beth and Raymond Esola of Greely, Colo., and Judy Patricia and Robert Middleton of Weatherford, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Samuel Edward and Glenda of Fairfield; sisters, Margaret Speck and Betty Ruth Roeser, both of Las Vegas; brothers, Thayne Olson of Oklahoma City, Okla., Carol Olson of Wichita, Kan., and John Olson of Harlington, Texas; and grandchildren; Angela Jean and Samuel David, both of Fairfield; Peter Duane Middleton of Los Angeles, Kimberly Ann Middleton of Las Vegas and Alex William Esola of Greely.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the charity of one's choice.

Joseph Paul Cengel

Private services will be held for Joseph Paul Cengel, 79, of Fairfield.

Born March 4, 1921, in Whiting, Ind., Mr. Cengel died April 20, 2000, in Fairfield after a long illness.

A Fairfield resident for 40 years, Mr. Cengel served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years before retiring in 1960. He then worked for 20 years as a guard at Californa Medical Facility.

Mr. Cengel is survived by his wife, Luisa of Granite Bay; daughters, Ana Bellamy of Guatamala City, Nora Alcaine-Oliver of Sacramento and Ana Alcaine-Young of Granite Bay; sons, Julio Alcaine of Laurel, Md., and Jac Alcaine of San Diego; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and all who loved him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1652 W. Texas St., Fairfield, 94533.

Marie A. Cupp

Private services will be held for Marie A. Cupp, 60, of Fairfield. Inurnment will be at Fairmont Memorial Park.

Born Dec. 17, 1939, in Princeton, Canada, Mrs. Cupp died May 3, 2000, at home after a long illness.

A Fairfield resident for 30 years, Mrs. Cupp was a homemaker.

Mrs. Cupp is survived by her husband, William of Fairfield; daughters, Kimberly Pray of Suisun and Tammy Newman of Fairfield; son, Michael Pray of Suisun; sisters, Kathleen Huber of Sacramento and Nancy Daniels of La Pine, Ore.; brother, Mickey Becker of Portland, Ore.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Fairfield Funeral Home.

Margie Lee Duenas

Memorial services for Margie Lee Duenas, 65, of Vacaville will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Bill Feeser of St. Mary's Catholic Church will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Vaca Hills Chapel, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.

Inurnment will be private.

Born May 16, 1934, in Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Duenas died May 2, 2000, at home after a long illness.

A Vacaville resident for 33 years, Mrs. Duenas worked in civil service as a supply clerk for 10 years at David Grant Medical Center. She loved playing bingo and cards, and enjoyed her family and friends.

Mrs. Duenas is survived by her husband, Francisco of Vacaville; son, Dennis of Vacaville; sisters, Patricia Maher and Virginia Arvin, both of Ohio, and Joann Garman of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Christopher of Fairfield and Amber of Vacaville; great-grandchildren, Dominic of Vacaville and Alex Quick and Alyssa, both of Fairfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, care of Ruth Bradanini, 290 Fruitvale Road, Vacaville, 95688.

Virgil F. Lindner

A memorial service for Virgil F. Lindner, 68, of Suisun will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parkway Community Church, 2397 Heath Drive, Fairfield. Pastor John Hanson will officiate.

Interment will be private.

Born Jan. 6, 1932, in Cordelia, Mr. Lindner died May 2, 2000, at Kaiser Permenante Medical Center in Vallejo after a short illness.

A Suisun and Cordeila resident for 68 years, Mr. Lindner graduated from Armijo High School in 1949. He worked in the family welding business, the Lindner Machine Shop in Rockville, as well as for area construction companies until retiring in 1991. A former fire chief of the Cordelia Fire District, he attended Parkway Community Church.

Mr. Lindner is survived by his wife, Barbara of Suisun; daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Bob Dohr and Susan and Gary Reynolds, all of Fairfield, Judy and Brian Landschoot of Monterey and Gordene and Ron Pienovi of Cordelia; sister, Mary Meredith of Pollock Pines; brother, Bill of Auburn; grandchildren, Sarahann Dohr, Julie Foristall, Michael Pienovi and David and Scott Reynolds, all of Fairfield, and Chad Landschoot of Monterey; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jenny Lindner Lacy in 1989.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkway Community Church Youth Ministries Scholarship Fund, 2397 Heath Drive, Fairfield, 94533, or Armijo Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 469, Fairfield, 94533.

Arrangements are being handled by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.

John R. Germany

A memorial service for John R. Germany, 70, of Fairfield will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Funeral Home. Family and friends will officiate. Inurnment will be private.

Mr. Germany died on May 3, 2000, at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield after a short illness.

Born on June 20, 1929, in Atlanta, he lived in Fairfield for 44 years. He worked as a nuclear submarine inspector at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo before retiring. He served in the U.S. Air Corp, U.S. Air Force and the Air Force Reserves. He retired from Mare Island in 1988 after 30 years of service.

He was active in the Jaycees, spearheading an effort to install the first electric scoreboard in Lee Bell Park. He had been in many theatrical productions in Solano County since the 1960s, and was in "My Fair Lady" last month.

Mr. Germany is survived by his daughter, Patti Brennan of Fairfield; sons, John Jr. of Chula Vista and Mike of Tahlequah, Okla.; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Oroville Cindon of Oneonta, Ala.; and brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Betty of Stockbridge, Ga. He also had seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Steve.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Paul Nielsen

Longtime Vacaville community supporter and former school board member Dr. Paul Nielsen died after complications resulting from open-heart surgery on May 2, 2000. He was 77.

In 1953, newly married and with a brand-new optometry degree in hand, Nielsen and his wife, Nancy, searched for the right place to live and open a practice. They came upon Vacaville.

"He liked the small-town atmosphere of Vacaville, and he saw the growth potential and that it was just a young community starting out," said Karen Balch, Nielsen's daughter. "He could see a real need for an optometrist, so he started his practice, and it grew from there."

Nielsen opened his office, which is still located at 513 Merchant St., after his longtime partner, Dr. Mike Carney - whom he met in 1970 after offering him a job in his office - took it over in 1986 when Nielsen retired. Carney said Nielsen remodeled the building in 1959.

Nielsen spent much of his time serving on boards and committees, many of which focused on education, which he considered a top priority.

"He saw opportunity in education," said daughter Natalie, who is working toward a master's degree in education at George Mason University. "He thought people who are well-educated have opportunities, and he really wanted people to have good lives and good opportunities. That was a constant message for us."

Nielsen was a member and president of the Solano County Board of Education in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a trustee on the Vacaville Union High School board and chairman of the Solano County Committee on School District Organization.

He was also president of the California Optometric Association from 1975 to 1976, charter president of the Vacaville Swim Club, member of the Vacaville Recreation Commission and past president and honorary member of the Vacaville Rotary Club. He was also a volunteer pilot for the Solano County Sheriff's Air Squadron from 1965 to 1967.

Nancy Nielsen died in July 1994 from cancer, and Paul Nielsen continued to lived in the same house they had bought together in 1953. In addition to his two daughters, he leaves behind his two sons, Rob and Pete, both of Vacaville.

Nielsen's openness and cordiality was not lost on anyone in the community, particularly Carney, who said Nielsen's openness helped him through a move to Vacaville and the launching of a career.

"He was open immediately to share his experiences and trust me with a lot of the patients he'd built relationships with for many years," Carney said. "He took me in almost like a family member immediately."

Carney said the relationship he developed with Nielsen over the 16 years they worked together was far more than a professional business bond.

"We were good friends, and we stayed that way even after he retired," Carney said.

Nielsen's daughter Natalie said she was pleased the community would notice the loss of her father, who offered the public so much of his talent.

"We know our dad was special," she said. "It's nice to know other people thought so, too."

John F. Kassebaum

A memorial service for John F. Kassebaum, 66, of Fairfield will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Fairfield.

The Rev. Todd Bertani will officiate. Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hebron, Neb.

Mr. Kassebaum died on April 29, 2000, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Vallejo after a long illness.

Born on Dec. 14, 1933, in Hebron, he lived in Fairfield for 33 years. He attended Hackney Ranch Rural School and Hebron Public Schools, graduating in the class of 1952.

Following graduation, he attended Wartburg College in Iowa and then joined the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1956 to his early retirement in 1973 as a master sergeant. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo for 13 years as a recovery specialist.

He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Fairfield and was a volunteer at Kaiser Permanente in Fairfield.

Mr. Kassebaum is survived by his sister, Lorene Morey of Chicago; and brothers, Robert of Orlando, Fla., Williams of Sutton, Neb., and Charles of Lincoln, Neb. He also had numerous nieces, nephews, stepchildren and stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sophie; brother, Jerome; first wife, Yoshiko; and second wife, Asae.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or the donor's favorite charity.

Arrangements are being handled by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.

Duane E. Lavalier

Private services will be held for Duane E. Lavalier, 72, of Fairfield. Inurnment will be private.

Mr. Lavalier died on May 1, 2000, at home after a short illness.

Born on March 31, 1928, in Bovee, Minn., he lived in Fairfield for 40 years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 15 years and worked in civil service after his military career.

Mr. Lavalier is survived by his daughters, Frances of Fairfield and Patricia Gardiner of Michigan; son, Leonard of Fairfield; and sisters, Dorothy Thomson of Minnesota and Gloria Pounds of Pennsylvania.

Arrangements are being handled by Fairfield Funeral Home.

Eleanore M. Moreno

At her request, no formal services will be held for Eleanore M. Moreno, 60, of Fairfield. Entombment will be private.

Mrs. Moreno died on May 1, 2000, at David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base after a brief illness.

Born on May 11, 1939, in New Jersey, she moved to Fairfield 10 years ago.

Mrs. Moreno is survived by her husband, Dennis of Fairfield; daughter, Sharon Gordon of St. Louis; son, Damon of Vacaville; sisters, Patricia Roles of Jersey City, N.J., and Carol Groh of Michigan; and brothers, John, Wally and Joe, all of Jersey City. She also had two grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Solano Valley Mortuary.

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