BLALOCK, JAMES HENRY Together again are Jim and Doris, Jim passed away in Sacramento on October 19, 2001. Born in Alameda, CA on April 16, 1920. Beloved husband 2 months shy of 60 years to Doris K. Blalock. Dear father of Jackie Spriggs and Larry Blalock, both of Orangevale, Jeri Watts of Oregon, Tom Blalock of Sacramento, Barbara Robertson of Santee and the late Judy Weiler. Loving brother of Louie and "Doc" Blalock. Devoted grandfather of 15, great-grandfather of 7 and great-great grandfather of 2. He was a Pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII and employed at McClellan AFB for 32 years. He enjoyed the ocean, Bodega Bay and Abalone and Crab Feeds with his friends and family. He spent many a morning at Arden Hills for water aerobics, more for the friendship than the exercise! Friends are welcome for visitations 6PM to 8PM Wednesday at LOMBARD & COMPANY and are invited to attend a Rosary & Mass of Christian Burial 10AM Thursday at PRESENTATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4123 Robertson Ave., Sacramento, CA. Interment to follow at CALVARY CEMETERY. Memorials preferred to the charity of your choice. Lombard & Company (new location) 1550 Fulton Ave.
CARMAZZI, DANTE JOHN Passed away peacefully at his home in Sacramento, on October 19th, 2001. He is survived by Marilyn Carmazzi, the loving mother of his seven children and their spouses: Danny and Gloria, Peter and Maril, Paul and Karen, Christine and Vic, Bill and Joanna, James and Angela, and Mary Ann and Jeremiah. Loving grandfather of Matthew, Giovanni, Angelina, Veronica, Dominic, Paul Jr., Megan, Anna Marie, Gennavieve, Francine, Dalileah, and Tyler. Dear friend of Clint and Vanessa. A native of San Francisco, and a long time resident of Sacramento, aged 76 years. Dante was raised in North Beach with his older brother and younger sister. He graduated from USF with a major in English. Dante loved the arts, music, golf and football. He was a long time employee of Slakey Brothers. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Francis Church, 26th & K Street, on Friday at 2PM. Private Inurnment, St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sacramento Life Center, 3701 J St., #220, Sac., CA 95816-5542 or to Christian Brothers High School c/o the Men's and Women's Golf Team, 4315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sac., CA 95820.
CARR, GEORGE E. Born November 26, 1919 in Haddon Heights, NJ. Passed away October 21, 2001 in Sacramento. George grew up in New Jersey, attended U.C. Berkeley and graduated from Chico State College. A WWII Veteran, he served as an instructor pilot. George worked as a Certified Public Accountant for several firms and non-profit organizations, most recently as Controller for the Sacramento YMCA. He enjoyed service to our Lady of the Assumption Church and the Optimist Club. He will be dearly missed by Dorothy Carr, to whom he was married 45 years. He is also survived by son Richard Carr of Kelso, WA; daughter Teresa Carr of Berkeley; son John Carr of Clayton; son Thomas Carr of Rocklin; son Peter Carr of Ukiah; and sister Sis Keville of Illinois. Grandfather of Diana & Adam Carr; Annemarie Carr-Yost; Conor & Keevan Carr; Amber, Timothy, Joshua and Dustin Carr. Private family memorial to be scheduled. Interment at Chico Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Sacramento Optimist Club.
CASTILLO, CHRISTOPHER LEE Passed away October 18, 2001. Born on August 25, 1964 to his loving mother, Diana Castillo and the late John Hoskins. Proud father of Christopher and Joaquin Castillo. Chris was the first and cherished grandson of Rose and the late Higinio Castillo. Treasured nephew of Esther & Chuck Hildebrandt, Joaquin A. Castillo, Gene & Kathy Castillo, Letticia Castillo, Mary & Mike Kelley, Alta Grace Castillo, & Dividica and Rob Leonard. Also survived by many cousins, & Eva Montoya, mother of his sons. Christopher was blessed with a great sense of humor and quick wit. He was a kind & gentle soul. His slow, demure grin, will always be in our hearts. Family, & friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. in Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1321 Anna St., West Sacramento. Recitation of the Rosary will also be held in the Church, on Wednesday Eve. (TONIGHT) at 7:00 P.M. Private inurnment. Memorials preferred to Holy Cross School 1321 Anna St., West Sac., CA 95605. RIVER CITIES FUNERAL CHAPEL 910 Soule St., West Sac.
CLARY, DARE F. Born January 25, 1922 in Cranberry, North Carolina. Passed away October 19, 2001 in Auburn, California. Although she lived most of her life in California, she never forgot her deep seated Southern roots. She was very active, supportive and giving in her community. Preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Dallas Clary; grandson, Chris Spacht; and daughter-in-law, Anna Clary. She is survived by her children; Jim Clary and wife Sherry, Patty Skinner and husband Carl, and Bob Clary and partner Steve; her grandchildren, Jolene McFarland and husband Dave, Brian Clary, and Dusty Spacht; 11 brothers and sisters; and sister-in-law, Marcia Clary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 24th, 12:00 PM in the Church of the Valley at Mount Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 160126, Sacramento, CA 95816; the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Washington, DC; or the Chris Spacht Scholarship Fund, El Dorado Savings and Loan, Placerville, CA.
CONTE, ANTHONY D. In this city, October 20, 2001.
Beloved husband of Sue. Father of the late Dennis.
Beloved brother of Phyllis Vasta & Daniel Conte.
Survived by several nieces & nephews.
Friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Mass October 25, 2001 at St. Mary's Church, 58th & M St. at 10AM.
Remembrances to American Heart Fund.
Arrangements by NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER.
COOK, JOSETTE ALICE Of Galt, passed away October 20, 2001, age 72. Born October 16, 1929 in Sacramento where she was raised and attended schools. She married Richard A. Cook in 1946 in Reno, NV. The couple moved to Texas in 1948 for a short time and resided in Sacramento until 1992 when they moved to Galt. She was a sales clerk for Weinstocks for 20 years. Josette loved life, spending time with family and friends, planning the next meals during the present meal, sewing, reading, traveling, and horse shows. She is survived by husband, Richard; sons, Randy of Elk Grove and Alan of Lodi; daughter, Gayle Winter of Galt; sister, Kate Neves of Paradise; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Richard D. Cook. At her request, services will not be held. Private inurnment at Rio Vista Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to American Cancer Society, Lodi Unit, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204 or Mercy Hospice of Sacramento, 9940 Business Park Dr. #165, Sacramento, CA 95827. Arrangements are under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home.
De DONATO, VINCENT EDWARD Born May 24, 1933 in St. Louis, MO. Passed away in Sacramento on October 20, 2001. Beloved husband of Mary De Donato. Loving father of Nanette De Donato, Lisa O'Brien, Gregg De Donato and Colette Prentiss. Grandfather of Nicholas & Dominic Gargano and Heather & Brittany De Donato. Preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carrie Gargano. Also survived by a brother, Florian De Donato, three nieces, a nephew, daughter-in-law Cyndi De Donato and sons-in-law Rick O'Brien & Carlos Prentiss. A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, October 26, 2001 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 8720 Florin Road, Sacramento. Recitation of the rosary will be celebrated Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 7:00 PM at St. Paul's. Arrangements entrusted into the care of Sacramento Memorial Lawn Garden Chapel, 6100 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA.
DRAIN, JOSEPHINE ROSE Passed away at UCMD after a sudden stroke on October 19, 2001. Mrs. Drain, 93, was born August 17, 1908 in Lincoln, Illinois. A housewife for over 50 years and loving wife of Milton J. Drain who passed away in June of this year. She is survived by her only son James Christopher Drain and daughter in law Barbara. Mrs. Drain was an active member of the All Hollows Alter Society for many years and was a driving force along with her husband in the operations of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store for more than 20 years. Family and friends are invited to attend Services Wednesday, October 24th 1pm at NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER 5401 Folsom Blvd. Entombment, St. Mary's Cemetery. Any remembrances can be made to the National Shrine of St. Jude.
ENDER, HARLAND LEE In Sacramento on October 22, 2001. Survived by his loving mother, Alfretta Ender; his puppy, Diamond; and a host of friends.
A native of Cotesfield, NB. Age 64.
No services will be held at his request.
Private inurnment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Scotia, NB.
Arrangements by North Sacramento Funeral Home
EVERETT, RICHARD E. Of Sacramento, October 22, 2001. A native of Wilberham, MA, aged 66. Husband of Vikki Everett. Father of John Everett, Richard Everett, David Everett (Cindy), Debra Everett, James Stewart (Megan), Robert Stewart, Darrel Hogan and Holly Hogan. Grandfather of 9. Richard served in the USAF for 21 years, after his retirement he worked for 13 years for the Dept. of Defense at McClellan Air Force Base. Richard served in law enforcement for 33 years. He was a member of the VFW and Trinity Pentecostal Church. Richard loved riding his Harley Davidson. Richard loved his wife and family very much and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends are welcome for visitation on Thursday 4-8PM and are invited to attend funeral services Friday 10AM at PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (6335 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, 725-2109). Interment, Sylvan District Cemetery.
FIRESTONE, MARJORIE Born on May 26, 1950 in Sacramento, California. Passed away on October 21, 2001 in Sacramento, California. She is survived by her father Charles Hawkins and loving husband Ray Firestone of 27 years. Marjorie has two children Charles and Emily Firestone, Lisa Dalrymple, two grandchildren, one brother David Hawkins, five sisters Jackie Smith, Judy Stegner, Janice Hoag, Terry Florence and Linda Tackett. Friends are invited to attend services on Friday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks.
FLOYD, CHARLES "SIR CHARLES" A long time resident of Rancho Cordova, passed away surrounded by family And friends on October 19, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 yrs., Vera. Two daughters, Kay and husband David, Patricia and husband, David. Three sons, Michael, Jack and wife, Nancy, Stephen and wife Bev. Eight grandchildren, and Four great grandchildren. Two brothers, William and Jack and Sisters, Joan and Lilly all Of England also survive him. Charles was a member of the Royal Air Force in WWII. Also a member of the Moose Lodge and Shriners. A wonderful father, husband and friend will be sadly missed. Arrangements by the Neptune society of NO. CA. Sacramento.
HANCOCK, DRUSILLA LEONA Born on February 14, 1920 (Valentine's Day) in Willows, CA and passed away October 19, 2001 in Sacramento. Drusilla attended Western School of Business in Sacramento where she met her husband, Chester E. Hancock. She worked as a secretary, was a Girl Scout leader, and taught Sunday School for 36 years. She was an intelligent, talented, and caring woman who did decoupage, was a rescuer of stray cats, gave great dinner parties, wrote poetry and plays, and generously gave of her time to others. She was the daughter of James and Leona Bush, beloved wife of Chester for 63 years, cherished mother of Jeannine Hobkirk of Elk Grove, Kent Hancock of Maryland, and Carole Tiedemann of Wisconsin, Grandmother of Steven and David Bancroft, Brian and Chris Hancock, Scott and Matthew Tiedemann, and Stacey Winter, Greatgrandmother of Niels, Laurana & Julia Hancock, sister of Jimmie and Jay Bush and the late Joan Flinsbaugh. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 27, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 3600 Jay Street, Sacramento, 95816, where she was a member for 62 years. Memorial gifts may be sent to Faith United Methodist Church. All friends and family are invited to attend. ARRANGEMENTS BY CHAPEL OF THE VALLEY ROSEVILLE (916) 797-1448.
HARBER, CLIFFORD KEITH In Sacramento, CA October 18, 2001. Beloved husband of the late Sandra Harber. Loving father of Steven Harber and Jason Harber (wife Amy). Loved son of Ardella Harber. Devoted grandfather of Brianna Harber. Brother of Peggy Nunes. Son-in-law of Walter and Betty Albert. Nephew of Irene Balshor. Also survived by his loving companion Nadine Zarback. A native of San Rafael, CA aged 58 years. A resident of Sacramento for 57 years and a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. He was a Sacramento City Fireman and retired as a Captain after 30 years. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service 1:00 PM Friday, October 26, 2001 at the Sierra Arden United Church of Christ, 890 Morse Avenue. Arrangements by GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS. Remembrances preferred to Pioneer Mutual Hook and Ladder Society, 3230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.
HAUSSLER, WILLIAM J. Born January 3, 1922 in San Francisco, CA. Passed away October 4, 2001 in Vancouver, WA at the age of 79. Preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth in 1999. Survived by his daughter Mary Klock of Vancouver, WA; son Robert B. Haussler of Benicia, CA; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Married in 1942, he lived in Sacramento from 1955 until moving to Vancouver 6 years ago. Graduated from Cal. Berkeley in forestry. He worked for the California Parks Systems from 1948 to 1977. A member of the Cal. Forestry Assoc., and Faith Presbyterian Church in Sacramento where he was very active. He enjoyed sports and fishing. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 11AM at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons Living Memorial, PO Box 6202, Vancouver, WA 98668. MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements.
HOULIHAN, SUSAN A. Surrounded by her family, she passed from this earth on Oct. 18, 2001. A third generation Californian, she was born on 8/21/40 to Charles and Mary Greene of Walnut Grove. Former Sr. Class President and graduate of Castilleja H.S., she went on to attend the University of Colorado. A long time resident of Fair Oaks, she had been involved in the Jr. League and was recently retired from the CA Housing Finance Agency. She is survived by her husband Jim, daughter Kathleen and her husband Leif, son Michael and his wife Monica, her sister Debbie, 6 grandchildren and stepmother Esther.
Friends are welcome to attend a gathering at the family home on Friday, Oct. 26th from 1PM to 3PM.
HUFF, MARY KATHLEEN March 25,1935 - October 21, 2001.
Mary was preceded in death by husband Robert L. Huff, parents Harold and Marjorie Teasley. Loving Mother of Debbie, Horina, Becky Tietz, Cynthia Weston and Robert Huff. Sister to Terry, Michael and Douglas Teasley; 10 grandchildren, 3 great granddaughters. Mary retired from California Youth Authority in 1990.
Memorial Service to be held at Sacramento Memorial Lawn, Friday, October 26, 2001, at 3PM in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
HUGHES, MICHAEL JAMES Suddenly called home on October 14, 2001. Age 27 years. Born November 6, 1973 in Sacramento, California. Michael is survived by his father Robert Hughes, mother Cheryl Hooker, daughter Ashlie N. Hughes, grandmother Bettie J. Hughes, fiancee Leslie Schope and many brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other members of his extended family. Michael was a member of the Sons of The American Legion and a member of the I.A.T.S.E. He loved working with stage lighting. He leaves many friends in the theatrical business behind. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday, October 25 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Funeral Services on Friday October 26 at 12:00 noon at SUNSET LAWN CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento. (922-5833). Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Memorial Park.
JOHNSON, LIZZIE "LIZ" June 4, 1944-Oct. 20, 2001 Native of Gurdon, Arkansas and a resident of Sacramento, CA. Loving wife of Eugene; devoted mother of Pierre, Carla, Renee (Rev Kelvin) and Gwendolyn; caring grandmother of Christian, Roman, Courtney, Sydney, Chelsea and Krysten; cherished daughter of Mary Hunter and daughter-in-law of Corine Johnson and sister of eight siblings. Friends are welcome to her visitation on Thursday, October 25, 2001, from 6PM-8PM at SACRAMENTO GARDEN CHAPEL, 6100 Stockton Blvd., as well as, her Homegoing Celebration on Friday, October 26, 2001, 11AM at St. Paul Baptist Church, 3996 14th Avenue. Interment: SACRAMENTO MEMORIAL LAWN. Arrangements entrusted to the care of SACRAMENTO MEMORIAL LAWN.
KEMP, GEORGIA Departed this life October 16, 2001 in Sacramento at the age of 83. She joins her beloved husband Willie Kemp in God's heavenly Kingdom. Georgia Ann Pearl Johnson Kemp was one of sixteen children born to Savannah and William Johnson on September 7, 1918 in Dubberly, Louisiana. She accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of Kyles Temple AME Zion Church. Georgia was a faithful member of Adah Chapter No. 1 Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron. She resided in Houston, Texas and later moved to Sacramento. Georgia leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Doris VanHook, and Helen Freeny; two sons, Walter and Danny Kemp; two sons-in-law, Nathaniel VanHook and Lewine Bud Freeny; and two daughters-in-law, Wanda and Anna Kemp. She also leaves 12 Grandchildren; 21 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great Grandchildren; 10 Brothers and Sisters; and a host of family and friends. Visitation will be at Sacramento Memorial Lawn 6100 Stockton Blvd on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 from 3-7pm. Services will be at Kyles Temple AME Zion Church, 2940 42nd Street, Thursday October 25, 2001 at 12 Noon. Interment: South East Lawn Memorial Park, 9189 East Stockton Blvd.
KIRBY, BERNICE 8/16/15 - 10/18/01 Has gone to continue her journey with God. Cherished mother of Eugene, Norman, and Blain Kirby. Loving and devoted nana to 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Jean and Connie. Preceded in death by her husband Jack and son Gary. Bernice will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Services, Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 2PM at The First Baptist Church, 2324 L Street, Sacramento. Interment to immediately follow at East Lawn Memorial Park, 43rd & Folsom Blvd.
KNOBLOCK, LAUREN ALEXIS Of Citrus Heights, October 20, 2001. Daughter of Joshua & Laura Knoblock. Sister of Jordan. Granddaughter of Neil & Diana Knoblock of Cameron Park and Michael & Brenda Lightfoot-Handy of Santa Rosa. Great Granddaughter of Hendrick & Marie Vandersluis of Cameron Park, Paul & Bonnie Wagner of Tampa, FL and Ken & Luzette Lightfoot of Tampa, FL. Niece of Jeremiah & Stephanie Knoblock, Michael Lovasco and Ginger & Ramiro Burgos. Cousin of Melanie, Sarah, Maya and Angelina, Lauren, your family is blessed to have known you for 3 months. The impact that you had on your family's life will be with us forever. We will see you again - very soon. "You will always be Daddy's little angel". Friends are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating Laurens' life on Friday, October 26, 2001, at 2PM at PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, 725-2109). Laurens' family requests donations be made to the National SIDS Alliance (1314 Bedford Ave, Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21208).
KNOX, JOHN A. SGM (RET.) At the VA Hospital, Mather, October 20, 2001. Age 63 years. Born August 3, 1938 in Danville, Illinois. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years Pat, children Sharon (Jeff) Benbrook, Jay (Natalie) Knox, and Donna Knox. Grandfather of Matthew and Alexander Benbrook. SGM Knox served proudly in the US Army for over 30 years. Friends and family are invited to attend Memorial Services with military honors on Friday October 26 at 3:00 P.M. at SUNSET LAWN CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES 4701 Marysville Blvd, Sacramento (922-5833). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice.
KREUTZJANS, CAROL A. A wonderful loving mother of one child, Craig Daniel Maher, Carol passed on Thursday morning October 18, 2001.
Carol spent her last days as she wanted in her own home, in her own bed meeting with loving friends & family.
MANDELLA, THEODORE JOSEPH Passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2001, in this city, at the age of 84. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Yolanda Marie, and his devoted sons Vincent Joseph and Richard Paul and his wife, Robin Lynn. He is also survived by his loving brother Joseph, his sister-in-law, Elsie Mandella and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Saverio and Elena Mandella, sisters Sara Matranga, Josephine Musacchia, Mary Mangold, Lillian Norcia and brother Sal Mandella. Born in Sacramento on October 30, 1917, he attended Sacramento High School and is an Air Force Veteran of WWII. For many years he owned and operated a business in West Sacramento. An avid golfer, he played frequently with family and friends at many local courses. For many years, he belonged to the Sundowners Square Dance organization, the Dante Club, and served his church as a man of faith. Friends are invited for visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2001, from 12:00-7:00PM at NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd. and are invited to attend Funeral Mass Thursday, October 25, 2001, at 10:00AM at St. Joseph's Chapel in St. Mary's Cemetery. Entombment St. Mary's Mausoleum.