CLARK, CLARA C. In this city November 4, 2001. Wife of the late Thomas B. Clark.
Beloved mother of Adalene Collins & Carol Hudiburg.
Loving grandmother of Connie Lea Morotti and great grandmother of Jason & Brandon Morotti. Age 97.
Private services have been held.
Arrangements by NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER.
CLAYTON, PHYLLIS GENE Died November 6, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband John and parents Mathew and Eula Fredricksen. She taught school at Mark Twain School from 1949 to 1984. She was a true lover of animals. At her request, no services will be held. Any remembrances may be made to the California Scottish Rite Foundation-Sacramento Clinic. Arrangements entrusted to the care of HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON , Funeral Directors.
CLEMENCE, JAMES ELDEAN Born July 2, 1914, in Delmont, Pennsylvania. Passed away at home November 2001, at age 87. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years Elizabeth (Busy) Clemence. His loving sons, James Barry and Robert Wayne, survive Jim. Five grandchildren, Christopher, John, Shannon, Sara, and Todd; three great grandchildren, Jennifer, Patrick, and Brenden; one great great grandchild; his loving niece Linda Clemence Reib and her husband Larry; his companion and dear friend, Lenora Meddles; his sister-in-law Jeannette Hoffman and her husband Darwin. Jim was in the grocery business all his life and a member of Retail Clerks Local 588 Union. He enjoyed many activities and weekends on his houseboat where he entertained family and friends. Jim was an avid golfer and a member of Mission Oaks Senior Center, where he enjoyed playing pinochle. He was a member of the Nifty Fifties Senior Group, attending breakfasts, parties, and other activities and will be missed there by many of his friends. A gathering of family and friends celebrating Jim's life will be held Saturday, November 17, from 12-4, at 2313 Santa Anita Drive, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Center, Sacramento, California, or the charity of your choice.
COWART, MARSHA MICHIKO Southern Cheyenne/Japanese-American, born August 30, 1981, passed away October 30, 2001 at age twenty due to an auto accident. She will be sadly missed by her parents, Gary Sr. and Elaine; siblings, Leon Mayes, Gary Jr., and Melissa; and her nephew and nieces. She will also be missed by her extended family, Ben, Maxine, Kimberly, Carrie, Christy, Sean, Elizabeth, Jammi, Jesse, Pauline, Nikki, Mary Rose, Jackie, Irene, Ben, and by all of her many friends. Services will be at Morgan-Jones Funeral Home at 11am on November 13, 2001. She will be laid to rest following the service at Roseville Cemetery
District, 421 Berry St, Roseville, CA.
CURRAN, MARIE I. Born Nov. 30, 1910 in Russo, Switzerland. Passed away Nov. 6, 2001. Resident of Sacramento since 1920. Mother of Robert, Fountain Hills, AZ and James, Sacramento, CA. Grandmother of Robbie, John and Jamie, also 5 great-grandchildren. Sister of Amalia Fluallen, Annie Rossi and the late Nino Poncioni. Marie came to America Oct. 15, 1912 with her parents Vito and Annetta Poncioni. Visitation will be Sunday Nov. 11, 10-5. Service will be Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, 3pm, Sacramento Memorial Lawn.
DYRSTRA, EMMA J. LOCKAMY Born March 4, 1920 in Columbus, Montana. Passed away November 7, 2001 in Carmichael, CA. Survived by her daughter Sandy Dupre of Citrus Heights, CA, and her son Lowell T. Lockamy of Olivehurst, CA. Grandmother of 11. Great- Grandmother of 5. She worked for McClellan Air Force Base for 10 Years. She enjoyed crafts, outdoors, and fishing. Friends are welcome to attend Graveside services, Wed. Nov. 14, 2001 at 11:00 AM in East Lawn Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA. Donations preferred to the Leukemia Foundation. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley (Roseville) 916-797-1448.
ELORDUY, MIKE RETA Rosary and Mass for Mike Reta Elorduy, a longtime leader in the California Labor Movement will be said at St. Rose Parish, 5961 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001 at 10 AM. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends are welcome Visitation Monday, Nov. 12, 2001 at Nicoletti, Culjis, & Herberger, 5401 Folsom Blvd., from Noon to 5:00 PM. He died Nov. 8, 2001 at 86 years of age. Mr. Elorduy was a retired Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters' California State Council of Cannery and Food Processing Unions. He had been appointed by then governors Ronald Reagan and Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve on State Industrial Welfare Commission, State Industrial Safety and Wage Commission and the Labor Management Advisory Council, Department of Human Resources Development. Mr. Elorduy was also active in Sacramento Civic and Community Affairs. He was appointed by the Sacramento City Council to five four-year terms as a Commissioner of the Sacramento-Yolo Port District. He served as a Board of Director for the United Crusade, American Red Cross, Community Welfare Council, Community Chest, Mercy Clinic for Children, Safety Council; Senior Citizen volunteer Bureau, and a Queen escort at the Sacramento Camellia Festival. He was a member of Sacramento Lodge No. 6 B.P.O. Elks, a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus-Bishop Monoque General Assembly, a Third Degree Knights of Columbus Lodge No. 953, S.I.R.S. LaSalle Club, Over the Hill Gang and the Basque Club. A native Sacramentan, Mr. Elorduy was raised in Pleasant Grove and graduated from East Nicholas High School where he was the Student Body President his senior year and participated in baseball and speed ball. Mr. Elorduy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carmen; sons Michael and Richard; Daughters-in-laws, Nancy and Marryan; grandsons, Peter, Todd, Dan, and Jeff; granddaughters-in-laws, Michelle and Katherine; great grandchildren, Jessica Marie and Jason; several nieces and nephew. He was brother to surviving sister, Julia Mugartegui and the late Julian and Filomena Reta Elorduy (parents); Julian Elorduy Jr. and Felix Elorduy. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to John Wayne Cancer Institute, 2200 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404, Attention: Development.
FULLER, SAMANTHA ADELINE Of North Highlands, November 6, 2001. Beloved mother of Ernest Bradford of North Highlands and Jeanne Biagas of Lancaster. Loving grandmother of Rita and Elaina Biagas and great-grandmother of Brandon and Justin Biagas. A native of Denver, Colorado, age 82 years. Friends are welcome for visitations 2 PM to 4 PM Wednesday at LOMBARD & CO., FUNERAL DIRECTORS and a invited to attend a Vigil Service 7 PM Wednesday at ST. LAWRENCE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4325 Don Julio Blvd., North Highlands, CA. Mass of Christian Burial 8:30 AM Thursday also at ST. LAWRENCE CATHOLIC CHURCH. Interment to follow at CALVARY CEMETERY. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Lombard & Company (new location) 1550 Fulton Avenue
GASTON, JULIA Born August 18, 1921 in Levy, South Carolina, peacefully passed away on November 7, 2001 in Sacramento, California. She lived in New York City, New York, for more than 55 years, before moving to California in July of 1997. She is survived by her son, Andrew, daughter-in-law Kim, grandson Anthony, granddaughter Julia, great-granddaughters Symone and Mila, great-grandson Nicholas, Nephews Louis Jr. and Fred, Niece Ginnell and many other relatives and friends. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Monday, November 12, 2001 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841. Friends are also invited to attend funeral services to be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 1:00 p.m., at the same location, with burial to follow.
GEIGER, MARY JO Born on January 6, 1919 in Petersburg, Virginia and passed away on November 3, 2001 in Fair Oaks, California. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her husband, Richard and their children: Debbie Valentine, Karen Hoff, Greg and Richard Geiger. Treasured grandmother of 7: Jason Landfear, Jennifer Hoff, Michael, Matthew, Christopher Caroline, and Jonathan Geiger. She is also survived by her brother Julius Heretick and half-sister Margaret Palmer. She is preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Mary Jo traveled extensively throughout Europe and the USA after meeting her husband in the Philippines and they then retired in Tampa, Florida. She was an active community member and engaged in various family activities and charities. Mary Jo moved to Folsom, California in 1992 following the death of her husband to be close to two of her children- Karen and Greg. Services will be held at St John's Church, 307 Montrose Drive, Folsom, CA on Tuesday, November 13, at 12:00 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Make a Wish Foundation at 1-800-722-WISH, ext-5555 or online @ www.wish.org. Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME of Folsom, CA.
GISLER, CLARA MARGARET In Sacramento on November 6, 2001 aged 86 years. A native of Marysville, CA and a resident of Sacramento for 85 years. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joel Gisler and Cheri; also grandchildren Stacey and Michelle Gisler, all of Sacramento. She was the last surviving child of Manuel and Mary Foster. Mrs. Gisler was preceeded in death by her husband Joe Gisler in 1998 and grandson Richard Gisler in 1978. She was a member of The American Portuguese Club of Sacramento, also SPRS1 #16 and UPPEC #47 of Sacramento where she served as secretary for 40 yrs. Friends may call for visitation on Monday, November 12, 2001 4-7 PM and attend recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM at HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON LAND PARK CHAPEL , 4041 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 12 noon at St Roberts Catholic Church, 2243 Irvin Way, Sacramento. Interment at St Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements by HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON .
HATTON, THEODORE (TED) Ted passed away in Sacramento, on November 9, 2001. Born in New York, NY on May 1, 1923. Beloved husband of Wanda Hatton. Dear father of Susan Henderson, Harriet Holmes and Jon Hatton. Loving brother of Maxine Stern and Joyce Stein. Devoted grandfather of Scott, Kimberly, Sheyn and Kari, great-grandfather of Samuel. Mr. Hatton worked as a Quality Control Engineer for the Air Force and was a past commander of AMVETS Post 901. At Ted's request no services will be held. Arrangements in care of LIND BROTHERS MORTUARY CARMICHAEL OAKS CHAPEL, 916-482-8080.
IZARRARAS, JOHN M. Passed away in Sacramento on November 08, 2001 at the age of 75 years. A native of Laredo, Texas, a resident of Sacramento for 64 years. He was a life long teamster member working as a truck driver for 33 years. He started with Clark Trucking and retired from ABF Trucking. He enjoyed his grandchildren and loved going to Reno. Beloved husband of Sally Izarraras. Loving father of John R. Izarraras, Mary Escobar, Corrine Mariscal, Shirley Drewry, Rita Cesena, Linda Alvarez, Juanita Chochla, Tina Mc Leod and Terri Izarraras. Devoted grandfather of 21 and great grandfather of 10. Preceded in death by his grandson John J. Izarraras. Friends may visit Monday 10am to 8pm at EAST LAWN ANDREWS AND GREILICH MORTUARY , 3939 Fruitridge Road. Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 6pm on Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 9:00am, at St Mary's Catholic Church 1333 58th Street, Sacramento. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
6700 21st Street.
KEMPTON, TSUGIYO In Sacramento on November 2, 2001. A native of ReDondo Beach, California and a resident of the Sacramento area for 51 years. She is survived by her siblings, Miyoko Yamadera of Sacramento, Pat Nakaya of Salt Lake City, Utah and Kaz Hayashi of Burbank, California. There are also many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son Alan in 1952. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances are preferred to The Asian Community Nursing Home @ 7801 Rush River Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95831 or The Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church: Legacy Fund @ 6929 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Arrangements by HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON LAND PARK CHAPEL , 4041 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822.
KIM, RICHARD S. In Sacramento, CA November 8, 2001. Husband of May M. Kim. Father of Mabel and Richard. Grandfather of two. Brother of Pearl. A native of Hawaii, aged 83 years. Member of the Sailor's Union of the Pacific. A Private Funeral Service was held Saturday, November 10, 2001. Arrangements by GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS .
KUECHLER, ROBERT L. 08/05/31 - 11/07/01 Peacefully passed away with his family by his side on November 7, 2001 at the age of 70. Devoted husband of Patsy Kuechler for 36 years. Loving father of Walter, Neal, Cecilia, Greg, Patricia, David, Paul, and Susan. Adoring grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 1. Cherished brother of Shirley Turner and Jack Kuechler. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Kuechler and Louise Eckles, stepfather Clyde Eckles and son David Barnwell. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was an avid fishing buddy of Walt Franklin. Family and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service, Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 10 AM in the Chapel of South East Lawn Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Sutter Hospice.
LARSEN, JAMES C. COL. USAF (Ret) Passed away on November 3, 2001. He was a resident of Fair Oaks, CA since 1965, where he retired after serving as a pilot in Texas, Karachi, Pakistan, and California. He also retired from civil service at McClellan AFB in 1979. He is survived by his two daughters, Christy Brant of Elk Grove, CA, and Karen Myrehn of Reno, Nevada; his two nieces, Sara Brant of Lincoln, NE, and Melanie Brant of Reston, VA; and his brother Larry Larsen of Manlius, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Larsen, in 1995. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November, 10 at 1:00 PM at East Lawn/Sierra Hills, 5757 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2065 W. El Camino Real, Suite C, Mountain View, CA 94040 (800-660-1993).
MACAULAY, DAVID 1920 - 2001 David Macaulay, who served on the Sacramento City Council from 1949-50, an active civic and business leader in the Sacramento area, died Wednesday November 7 of heart failure. He was 81. A native of Sacramento, he graduated from Sacramento High School in 1938 and Stanford University in 1942 before serving as a Lieutenant in the US Navy on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II. Following his return to civilian life, he became owner of Lawrence Mayflower Moving & Storage where he served the growing population of Sacramento until his retirement in 1994. During this time he served on the Boards of the National Furniture Warehouseman's Association, National Mayflower Moving Association, and was President of the California Moving & Storage Association. Also, a committed activist for the local community, he served on the Boards of the Sutter Hospitals, the Sacramento Rotary Club, the Sacramento Children's Society and was President and founding member of the Sacramento chapter of the Navy League of the United States. "David was a man who enjoyed each and every person he had ever met", said long time friend Dr. Douglas Kennedy. "His love of people and the community was the reason he spent so much time and energy working for their betterment." In addition to his professional activities Mr. Macaulay was active in local politics. His time on the City Council was the only elected office he held but behind the scenes he worked as a tireless campaign worker for Federal District Court Judge, Thomas McBride, US Senator from California, Thomas Kuechel and Republican Primary US Presidential Candidate, Nelson Rockefeller. He was also an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, and a very involved parent and husband. "My father had an amazing affinity for people", said son David. "I honestly believe he remembered everyone he ever met. What was special was his ability to bring that enjoyment home and maintain a proper balance between work, social and family life." Mr. Macaulay is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Laura of Sacramento, and son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, David, Ginny and Casey of Munich Germany. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Sutterville Road, followed by a 2:30 reception at the Del Paso Country Club, Marconi Ave. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
MALLOY, RAYMON Passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 in Sacramento, CA. Age 70 years, a native of Georgia. Retired Staff Sergeant (United States Air Force). Survived by his wife, Rachel; seven children, a host of grandchildren, other loving relatives and friends. The family invites you to his service on Monday, November 12, 2001 at 11 AM in THOMPSON'S ROSE CHAPEL 3601 5th Avenue.
MARTIN, EDWIN FREDERICK Born on May 27, 1907 in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Passed away on November 6, 2001 in Folsom, CA. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Rena Mae Martin and his brother, Herbert J. Martin. Loving father of Diane Haug and David Martin and father-in- law of Wayne Haug and Anna Martin. He leaves his grandchildren: Debbie Biggs (husband Tony), Alan Haug, Michael Martin, Michelle Martin and 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sister, Dorothy Fine of Fresno, CA. He grew up in Nebraska and moved to California in 1932. Ed worked as an Equipment Serviceman for the City of Sacramento and retired in August 1970. He was a member of the International Alliance of Stage and Theatrical Employees, Local #50 and worked at various theatrical productions, such as the Music Circus. He had an active retirement, enjoying teaching stained glass at the local senior centers and traveling worldwide with his wife. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. The family wishes to thank Steve Molina and his staff for the wonderful care they provided Ed for the last two years. His loving family will sadly miss him. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held. The family request in lieu of your attendance, please spend a day with your parents. Remembrances preferred to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS .
MERWIN, WILLIAM "BILL" HENRY Passed away on October 31, 2001 at home in Clarksburg. He was 76. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; three children: Susan Oates of Woodland, Alison Merwin Eyster of Roseville, and John Merwin of Clarksburg. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Zach Oates, Drew Eyster, Todd Eyster, Lauren Eyster, Daniel Merwin, Sara Merwin, Emma Merwin; and a sister, Lois Hunn. Bill was born September 10, 1925. A life-long resident of Clarksburg, he graduated from Clarksburg High School. After serving as an infantryman in the US Army in both the WW II European and Pacific theaters, Bill spent two years at UC Davis. He was an avid pilot and founding member of the Cal Aggie Flying Club at UCD known as the "Flying Farmers". He finished the final two years of his Bachelor's degree in Business and Agricultural Economics at UC Berkeley. Bill returned to Clarksburg to farm with his father and brother-in-law as Hunn & Merwin & Merwin, Inc. He farmed until 1990 when he retired to travel and fly. Bill served his community well as a very active participant with the Clarksburg Community Church, West Sacramento Rotary, Yolo County Farm Bureau, Boy Scouts, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapters 25 and 52 supporting the Young Eagles flying program which acquaints young people with the joy of flying. He served on many local, county, and state committees promoting agriculture throughout his life. Bill was generous, kind, and had a great sense of humor. He shared his passion for flying with everyone he could. He was a loving husband, devoted father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Fridays are invited to a memorial service Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 11:00 at Clarksburg Community Church, Netherlands Road, Clarksburg. Remembrances can be made to the Clarksburg Community Church, Yolo County Hospice, or EAA Youth Scholarship Program of Oshkosh, WI. Arrangements by HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON , 4041 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Private Interment will be at East Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento.
MIKLOS, JULIUS ANTHONY Of Fair Oaks, November 9, 2001, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, age 82 years. Husband of the late Katherine Miklos. Father of Gary Miklos, Kathryn Wymore (Dennis), and Teresa Barnewolt (Dan). Grandfather of Kristen Wymore, Michael Miklos, Kimberly Barnewolt and Matthew Miklos. Brother-in-law of Priscilla Szekeress. Julius was a life long member of the Machinist Union and retired from Tiechert's Construction Company. He was also a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army in Guam. Friends are welcome for visitation on Monday from 4-8PM at PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (6335 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, 725-2109). A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday at 1PM at ST. MEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH (4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks). Burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
JOSEPH JR. Joseph Niedzwiedz, born on September 11, 1935, passed away gently at home in Sacramento, California on November 6, 2001, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived and cherished by his beloved wire of 42 years, Judith Trowe Niedzwiedz. He also leaves and is loved by his son John Niedzwiedz, daughter Alicia Davis, son-in-law Aaron Davis, Sr., grandsons Carl and Adam Niedzwiedz and Aaron Davis Jr., and granddaughter Anna Davis, all of Sacramento. He is survived and cherished by his loving mother Veronica Niedzwiedz, brother Charles Niedzwiedz and sister-in-law Saundra, nephews Donn Niedzwiedz (April and Cody) all of Westminster, South Carolina, and Chris Niedzwiedz (Brenda) of Florida. His father Joseph Niedzwiedz Sr. preceded him in death. Mr. Niedzwiedz was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, educated in Fairfield County schools and entered the U.S. Air Force in 1953. He served with Air Rescue in Labrador and the Strategic Air Command at Travis and Mather Air Force Bases. He left the Air Force in 1961 and owned and operated two Joe's Chevron Stations in Sacramento for 28 more years. After retiring he worked as a diesel engine mechanic at the Sacramento Lumber Jack Distribution Center, retiring only after a long battle with lung and tongue cancers. Mr. Niedzwiedz was an avid golfer, mariner and fisherman, spending many hours on the links and waterways around California and beyond. He was a member and past president of the Sacramento Lions Club and a member and past Commander of the Twelfth District U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He had an extensive collection of polkas and other Polish music which he loved to share with family and friends. He has been cared for at home by his wife for the last ten years and spent his last days in the loving embrace of his family. The family wishes to thank the staff of Kaiser Hospice Program for the care and support which provided comfort, love and dignity to Mr. Niedzwiedz & his family in his final days. A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Florin Road and Gardner Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95828. Inurnment will be private and there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice or the Kaiser Permanente Hospice Program, 2025 Morse Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825. Arrangements by East Lawn Mortuary at Sierra Hills Memorial Park.