Guy C. Lanier
Sep. 5, 1958 - March 25, 2004
Guy C. Lanier, of Vallejo 45 died on Thursday at Sutter Solano Medical Center.
At his request no services will be held. Inurment will be private. Arrangements and Cremation are under the direction of Twin Chapels Mortuary.
March 25, 2004
Jack McDonald, born and raised in Vallejo, passed away at his home, Thursday, March 25, 2004. He delivered newspapers and worked at gas stations as a youth. Following his graduation from high school in 1940, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific area. He served Vallejo as a fireman and worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard shop #11.
Jack met a girl named Elenora Rodrigo, "Ellie". She became his soul mate, best friend, helper and love of his life for 57 years.
Jack and Howard Arneson developed the bubble rotation beacon light (familiar on police and fire vehicles).
Jack owned his own sign painting company and his own automobile sales company. Jack then became a property owner, landlord, developer and builder.
Jack's passion was race cars and Corvettes. He became the winningest driver of the Sports Car Club of America in the 1950's. He became the American Champion in 1977 with one of his great Corvettes - "Peas and Carrots".
During the 1960's and '70s, Jack brought 5 years of S.C.C.A. racing to downtown Vallejo, Hoping for excitement and change for downtown.
Jack was an early inspiration to Jeff Gordon. Jack was blessed to be independent, energetic, a entrepreneur who was forceful, caring and full of humor and fun. Jack's outlook on life was always youthful with appreciation for history and a talent for form, balance and color.
Many people have benefited from his caring attitude, joyful giving of advice, kindness and charity without his wanting anything in return.
Jack loved animals and was a benefactor to the Vallejo-Benicia Humane Society. Jack was the first person to truly make a significant change in downtown Vallejo when he sold the old Greyhound Depot for the Harley-Davidson dealership. He went on to help found the U.S.A World Classic Museum and then went on to create "Java Jax's" out of a service station where he once worked.
Jack Macdonald was truly a living legend and now is legendary as a person who cared greatly for Vallejo and the people of Vallejo.
Jack is a Beacon to remember and to follow, always giving your all for what you want to accomplish, strive for quality and goodness and always lend a helping hand and have fun.
Visitation will be at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wiggins-Knipp funeral Home, Vallejo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Wiggins-Knipp. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Vallejo-Benicia Humane society, 1121 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo.
Artemio Rilcopiro Antonio
May 19, 1947 - March 24, 2004
Artemio Rilcopiro Antonio passed away on March 24, 2004 early in the morning. A long-term heart ailment was the cause of his passing. He was 55 years old. Family and many close friends in Vallejo, Hawaii, and the Philippines will miss him.
Artemio was raised in the green lush island of Santa Maria Ilocos Sur in the Philippines. In his ambitious 20s, he served in the military and was a Nautical Science graduate. A few months later, he was sent to Camp Aguinaldo, a military base in Quezon City, to serve in the Disaster Control Service Department. In 1979, he came to America to support his family back home.
A skilled tradesman in the Philippines, he worked in maintenance for Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael. After 5 years, his love of building homes became a reality. In the late 1990s, he set up his own business and ran Art's General Construction. He was a licensed building contractor, freelancing work to many friends and neighbors.
For many years, Artemio was an active church member at Faith Gospel church on Sonoma Blvd. He was a member of the Men's Fellowship and church choir. He also served as an usher, performed skits with the men and sang Filipino songs to the congregation. He vastly enjoyed the company of his friends, playing cards and singing Karaoke. A fantastic cook, Art was well known for his tasty "pinakbet," a vegetable dish with succulent goat meats brimming with succulent eggplant, squash, okra, onion and bitter melon. He recently took up ballroom dancing with his wife practicing in the evenings with his fellow Tango friends, perfecting the art. While building a new community of thoughtful and true friends.
Art is survived by Nora B. Antonio, his wife of 31 years. He has an older sister named Milagros Antonio, residing in the Philippines. He has four children. The eldest are twin girls, both
30 years of age named Teresa Antonio, a ballroom dance competitor, and Marilyn Hersey, married to husband, Christopher Hersey, Artemio Antonio Jr., 29, a real estate property manager, Sonny Antonio, 26, a local artist, and first grand daughter, Cassundra Apple (daughter of Marilyn and Christopher), 3 months old, who would like to thank her grandfather for building a cozy hammock, filled with soft pillows so the angels could rock her to sleep in a cocoon of comfort.
Other families we would like to thank for supporting us are Uncle Eddie and wife Glyna Antonio, Auntie Florence Morrison, Ester Angeles, cousins Rudy, Sally, Danny, Salvador Antonio and Mrs. Araceli Antonio Baluyot all in Hawaii, cousin Sharmina Tadeo in Vallejo. Artemio had many close friends who includes Soli and Willie de Leon and daughter Pamela, Paul Domingo, Nestor and Elvie Mora and daughter Kristelle, Carlota Escares, Lucy Czeido, Elenita and Ed Dayao.
Many thanks to our dear Pastor Valle and all the members of Faith Gospel Church and Father Glenn for sharing our loss.
We also appreciate the support of the Private Nursing Agency staff, a nursing agency helping the elderly of our community gain independence. Thank you all.
A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Chapels, Vallejo. Burial service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at All Souls Cemetery, Vallejo.
Gladys Porter McCloud
Aug. 11, 1911 - March 27, 2004
Gladys Porter McCloud, 92, died Saturday at her home in American Canyon.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Ward, Napa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William McCloud Sr. in 1998.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Vanderpool of American Canyon; sisters, Eva Thompson, Connie Petterburg and Vonda Webster, all of Utah; brothers, Dean and Carl Webster; grandchildren, Dannille, Randall, Katherine and Jessica; and great-grandchild, Sydney.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Chapels, Vallejo. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Colonial Chapels. Burial will be at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo.
Gary "G" Lee Adams
July 26,1975 - March 19, 2004
Gary Lee Adams, 28, died March 19, at UC Medical Center in San Francisco.
Gary was born in Vallejo and attended local schools. He was an only child who had a sincere love for family, friends and sports.
He leaves behind to mourn, his mother, Zandra L. Meyers and father, Gary Adams along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
There will be no services, as he requested. He would like to be remembered as he was, sitting in his wheelchair with a large smile on his face. Inurnment will be private.
There will be a visitation of family and friends of Gary Adams to be held on 5 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004 at the John S. Beverly Lodge, 1020 Alabama St., Vallejo.
Lorene Louise Robinson
Feb. 10, 1926 - March 28, 2004
Lorene Louise Robinson, 78, died Sunday at home after a long illness. Born in Kansas, Mrs. Robinson was a 56-year resident and homemaker of Vallejo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Robinson.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Skip) Millium of Lake Tahoe; sons, Dennis and Bruce (Tifeni), both of Vallejo and David (Karen) of Tennessee; brother, Jerry Gibson of Sacramento; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo. Burial will be at Skyview Memorial Lawn.
Willia B. Cooper
Aug. 17, 1916 - March 27, 2004
Willia B. Cooper, 87, an 80-year resident of Napa, died Saturday at Napa Nursing Center. Burial will be at Skyview Memorial Lawn.