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Date: Thursday, 20 November 2014, at 11:56 p.m.

Billy F. Sanders
Bill (“Sandy”) Sanders, 70,
Passed away in the early morning
of Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, after
a long battle with lung and
brain cancer. Bill was born in
Shawnee, OK, on Oct. 27, 1937.
He lived the majority of his life
in the San Francisco Bay area.
After 3 years in the U.S. Navy,
Bill started work at Lawrence
Livermore National Lab.
(LLNL), then called Lawrence
Radiation Laboratory, in Livermore
Livermore, CA. Thirty two years later
Bill retired from LLNL at the age
of 52, determined to make the
most of his retirement. An active
member of the Vintage Chevrolet
Club of America, the Livermore
SIRs (Sons in Retirement), the
Springtown Golf Club and the
Bay Area Garden Railway Society,
Bill was never idle and he
often said that he didn’t know
how he ever found time to go to
Bill will be remembered for
his grumpy personality and his
endless supply of stories and
jokes. He was always willing to
help, be it a fellow Car Club
member working on or restoring
their vehicles, a neighbor working
on their house or yard, or a
golf buddy needing a partner.
The doorbell never served its
purpose since Bill would always
be found in the garage or backyard,
fiddling with something.
Bill was preceded in death by
his mother (2003) and his father,
many years earlier. He is survived
by his daughter, Christina Sanders,
and his wife of 32 years, Judy
Sanders. He is also survived by a
niece, 3 nephews and many
great-nieces and nephews.
Bill requested that there be no
formal services. Donations can
be made, in memory of Bill Sanders,
to the American Cancer Society
at or 1-800-ACS-2345.
Arrangements by Callaghan

Joyce Nobuko Komoto
Joyce Nobuko Komoto died
September 21, 2008
She was born Sept. 14, 1929
and raised in Fresno, CA. She
worked as a secretary for the
State Division of Highways before
she changed careers and became
a hairstylist. Joyce worked
at Suzanne’s Beauty Salon in
Livermore. She was known for her
outstanding baking, with friends
and family remembering her
homemade cookies and muffins.
Joyce is survived by her husband
of 32 years Ted Komoto,
daughter Vicki (Steve) Takeuchi
Wynne, stepdaughter Judy (Carl)
Helm, stepson Scott (Jana)
Komoto, and sister Hiroko
(Minky) Tsudama. She is also
survived by her two grandchildren,
Thomas and Stephanie
Wynne as well as many nieces
and nephews.
Services for Joyce were held
on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 12 pm
at Callaghan Mortuary.

Luis P. Avelar
Luis P. Avelar, a native of
Flores, Azore Islands, passed
away Sept, 26, 2008 at the age of
88 in Pleasanton. Avelar was a
faithful member of St. Michael's
Catholic Church, and a long time
member of IDES-LP (a Portuguese
Luis is survived by his wife of
57 years; Maria Avelar of Livermore,
son Joseph Antonio
(Jackie) Avelar of Livermore, a
brother Vnerado Avelar of
Arcadia, sister Maria Fialho of
Portugal, 2 grandchildren Christopher
Avelar of Livermore and
Nicole Avelar Thomas of Dublin
and 1 great grandson Justin Thomas
of Dublin.
Visitation for family and
friends will be Wednesday October
1, from 3 to 8 pm with a Vigil
service to commence at 7 pm at
the Chapel of Callaghan Mortuary,
3833 East Ave, Livermore.
Mass of the Resurrection will be
celebrated on Thursday October
2 at 11 am at St. Michael's Church,
458 Maple St., Livermore. Funeral
procession will depart
Callaghan Mortuary at 10:45 am.
Burial mass will be at St.
Michael's Cemetery, Livermore
Katherine Charnetski
Katherine “Kitty” Charnetski
was born on January 1, 1910 in
Worcester, Massachusetts and
Passed away on September 29,
2008 at the age of 98 in San
Ramon, CA.
She met her husband, Herbert
Charnetski, on a blind date. They
had one daughter, Dawn Gordner
of Pleasanton. Katherine and
Herbert lived in Norwich, Connecticut
for many years until
Herbert retired and they moved
to California to be closer to their
daughter and her family. They
lived in San Ramon for over 40
years. Katherine was a doting
grandmother of her two grandchildren,
Randall Gordner of
Dublin and Dianne French of Mission
Viejo, CA.
Katherine was a founding
member of the San Ramon
Women’s Club and was active
in the Dublin San Ramon Seniors,
which meets at St.
Raymond’s Church in Dublin.
She and her husband loved to
travel, especially their trip to
Europe for their daughter’s wedding
in Stuttgart, Germany.
Katherine was preceded in
death by her parents, Walter and
Mary Malkowski, her five sisters,
and a grandson. Her husband,
Herbert Charnetski, died
in 2003 at age 101. They were
married for 75 years.
She is survived by her daughter,
Dawn Gordner of Pleasanton,
grandson Randall (Gwen)
Gordner of Dublin, granddaughter
Dianne (Jeff) French of Mission
Viejo, and 5 great-grandsons:
Jaren, Kenner, and Triplets
Shane, Wade and Colton French,
all of Mission Viejo.
A Graveside Service will be
held for Katherine on Friday, Oct.
3 at 1:00 pm at Memory Gardens
Cemetery, Livermore, CA.
Arrangements by Callaghan

Anthony Joseph Castello
Anthony J. Castello passed
away on March24, 2010 at his
home in Tracy.
He was born August 15,
1938 and had lived
in Tracy his entire life.
Anthony went to Tracy High
School and graduated with the
class of 1957. Anthony was a
Beef rancher and loved his work.
He was a member of St. Bernard’s
Catholic Church. Anthony was a
member of the Contra Costa
Alameda County Cattleman’s
Assoc. also served the Alameda
County Farm Bureau, and was
on the School Board Director for
the Mountain House School for
42 Years, he was on the Board
of directors for the USDA Farm
Service Agency. He enjoyed team
roping and was a past member
of the PRCA. Anthony also
enjoyed Hunting and building
things and was known as a good
mechanic. He loved his time with
his family.
Anthony is survived by his
wife of 47 years Phyllis H. Castello
of Tracy, also surviving him
are his children Peggy Castello,
Chris& Elizabeth Castello, Annamarie
Castello all of Tracy. His
Grand Children Alexandra Castello,
Courtney Castello, Carly
Castello all of Tracy, his siblings
Melvin Castello Sr. of Livermore
Dolores Kuhn of Tracy, Marilyn
Fullenwider of Escalon.
Services will be held on
Thursday, June 3 at 10:30 AM in
the chapel of Fry Memorial Chapel
550 S.Central Ave. Tracy. the
committal will be at Tracy Public
Cemetery, 600 E. Schulte Road in
Tracy, following the services. An
on line guest book will be available
at www.frymemorialchapel.
com to send condolences to the
Donations may be sent in
Anthony’s name to Jr. Livestock
Auction Boosters sponsorship
Fund C/O Tim Bonde, P.O. Box
3176, Livermore, CA 94551

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