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Date: Saturday, 27 September 2014, at 11:01 a.m.

James Richard Mann
May 21, 1929 - March 25, 2009
Jim Mann, 79, passed away
on March 25, 2009 in Manteca,
Ca. He was born May 21, 1929.
He is survived by his wife Jan
of 28 years, son Mike & wife
Margaret of Livermore, stepdaughter
Debbie & husband Jim
Connelly of Dayton, OR., daughter-
in-law Laurene Mann of Livermore,
grandchildren Derek &
wife Stacee Connelly of
Kennewick, WA., Nichole
Connelly of Portland, OR.,
Shawndel & Austen Mann of Livermore,
great grandchild Mykah
Connelly of Kennewick, WA. He
was proceeded in death by his
son, Jimmy Mann, in 2003.
Jim retired from LLNL where
he worked as a machinist for 32
years. He loved the water and was
a great water skier. Jim and Jan
enjoyed traveling in their motor
home and made a yearly trip to
Arizona where Jim enjoyed playing
pool with all his buddies. He
also played pool at the Manteca
SR Center. He belonged to the
Livermore SIRS, Tracy Elks &
the Livermore VFW.
Services will be held at the
United Lutheran Church, 649
Northgate Dr., Manteca, CA. on
Friday, April 3rd at 1:00pm. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
can be made to the
American Heart Association, The
Cancer Society or the charity of

Gerald A. Benedetti, "Ben"
Gerald A. Benedetti, “Ben,"
Passed away at home in Livermore at
the age of 72 on June 16, 2009. He
was born March 2, 1937 in
Salinas, one of two sons
of Andrew and Eula Benedetti and graduated
from Salinas High in 1954.
Ben's early passion in life for
all things mechanical led him
to the field of Engineering. He
received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
from Arizona State University,
a Masters degree from
Oregon State University and a
BS in Mechanical Engineering
from Santa Clara University.
After marriage to Nancy in 1960
and starting a family, engineering
moved to second place.
He was a resident of Livermore
since 1962 and employed
at Sandia National Labs for over
35 years, retiring in 1997.
Ben loved traditional Jazz and
Dixieland music; on any given
afternoon or evening if you were
to stop by for a visit, “his” music
could always be heard coming
from the stereo. He and Nancy
often traveled to Jazz festivals
throughout the west, especially
after retirement. He also loved
the outdoors and family camping
trips when his two sons were
Another avid pursuit of Ben's
was fixing anything that was
broken. There was seldom a time
when he didn't have a mechanical
project of one sort or another
underway. There seemed to be
nothing he couldn't fix or overhaul.
Automatic transmissions,
engine overhauls, washing machines,
the microwave, whatever
it was he'd always find a way to
fix it. If anyone had some thing
they needed help with, they
could ask Ben and he'd help out.
If he didn't know how, he'd find
a manual and then become an
expert on that subject.
He also took the opportunity
to laugh whenever he could and
loved exchanging jokes and funny
stories and loved animals.
Ben is survived by his wife
of 49 years, Nancy, sons Aaron
(spouse, Karen) and Andrew
(Sirikanya) grandsons Ethan and
Darren, brother Don (Nadine),
nephews Michael, Ronnie and
niece Donna Benedetti and brother-
in-law Richard Leffingwell
(Doreen) and Richard's daughters
Karen and Janet.
He was a generous man in
all ways that mattered, whether
taking time out to talk, help or
offer advice. He will be dearly
In lieu of flowers, donations in
his memory can be made to Hope
Hospice, 6500 Dublin Blvd.,
Suite 100, Dublin, CA 94568

Robert R. Hanks
Bob was born in Torrance. CA
on Aug. 8, 1962. He was a long
time Pleasanton resident.
He was the beloved husband
of Tania Hanks, adoring father of
Matthew and Lexi Hanks, loving
son of his mother Judy Tamble
and step-father Dave Tamble,
and loving son of Bob Hanks. He
was a brother to Steve and Kurt
Hanks and uncle to Steven, Justin,
Jimmy, Chris and Samantha
Hanks and their extended families.
He was the grandson Helen
Lackey, son-in-law & brother
in-law of David & Adrian Lansdowne
and their families.
Bob touched many lives and
brought joy to everyone. To know
him was to love him; he was a
bright light in everyone's lives.
After serving his country
in the Air Force, he became a
Public Safety Officer until he
was forced, due to injury, to retire.
At that time he opened The
Cruise and Travel Company in
downtown Pleasanton, which
he ran for 16 years, and his wife
and staff continue to service.
His favorite place in the world
was Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
He loved travel and have fun
wherever he went. He had a gift
for touching people's hearts.
Bob died peacefully at his
home, surrounded by his loved
ones on June 22, 2009.
Services will be held at Cornerstone
Church in Livermore at
11.00am on Thursday, July 2th.
Memorial service to follow.
In lieu of flowers please send
all donation to the American
Melanoma Foundation.
Arrangements by Graham-
Hitch Mortuary, Pleasanton.

Marjory A. Turnbaugh
Marjory A. Turnbaugh, 85,
Passed away at her daughter's
home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona,
Sunday, June 21, 2009.
Marge was born in Piercefield,
NY on June 28, 1923 to Martha
(Perry) and Clifford Jarvis.
She was widowed twice before
marrying Robert Turnbaugh
in November 1995. They spent
ten wonderful years traveling
before his death in 2005.
Marge is survived by her
daughter, Sandra (Jerry) Woodward
of Lake Havasu City, Arizona,
son Russell (Katrina)
Faust of Goodyear, Arizona,
step-daughter Roberta Jensen
of Tracy, California, step-son
Donald (LoraLee) Turnbaugh of
Grants Pass, Oregon, and many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Private interment will take
place in San Joaquin Valley National

Karl Joseph Lanza
Karl Joseph Lanza passed
away at Washington Hospital
on June 22, 2009, at the age of
72. Karl was born to Joseph &
Ellen Lanza, in New York City,
NY on June 22, 1937. Karl was
employed for 43 years, as an
Electrical Engineer for United
Airlines until his retirement in
2003. He belonged to the RX7
Club and the Amateur Radio Relay
League. His favorite hobbies
were making wine with his son,
amateur radio, working on cars,
airplanes and gardening.
Karl is preceded in death by
his parents, Joseph and Ellen
Lanza and a sister, Esther Musica.
He is survived by his wife
of 44 years, Mary A Lanza, sons,
Michael (Ann) Lanza and Joseph
Lanza, grandchildren, Loren,
Alyssa, Kayla and Nathanial
and by a brother, Louis (Ann)
A Chapel Blessing was held
June 29 in Livermore. Burial
followed at Memory Gardens
Cemetery in Livermore.
In lieu of flowers the family
respectfully requests memorial
donations in Karl’s name be made
to The American Lung Association,
American Lung Association
National Headquarters 1301
Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite
800. Washington, DC 20004
Arrangements by Callaghan

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