William Henry Wilson Sr.
William Henry Wilson Sr., a former Solano Community College president who retired in 1985, was remembered as a great educator by some and a great boss by others.
"You liked him as soon as you met him," said Pat Cordry, an administrative assistant at SCC who was hired by Wilson.
"He was a real people person," she said.
Mr. Wilson, 79, who died March 7, 1998, in Vallejo, was a dean of students and instruction at Vallejo Junior College from 1949 to 1966 before it moved to its Rockville location. He was then an assistant superintendent and vice president for student personnel services from 1966 to 1975.
"He always had the students at heart," said Max Rossi, a former SCC board president.
Born Jan. 15, 1919, in Watsonville, Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945. He also was a foreman on the Solano County grand jury.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, as well as a member and past president of both the Vallejo Kiwanis and Green Valley Country Club.
The Stanford University alumnus was a member of BPOE Elks Vallejo Lodge No. 559, Solano County Sheriff's Department parole board and was the director of the Vallejo Golf Club. He also was a member of Shriner Islam Temple of San Francisco, the Mason Naval Lodge No. 87 and Phi Epsilon Kappa fraternity. His favorite hobby was golfing.
He is survived by wife, Jean of Vallejo; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Joseph Jazuk of Vallejo; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Judy of Sonora and Rick and Rebecca of Menlo Park; sisters, Dorothy Crook and Helen Ford of Watsonville; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Church of the Ascension, 2420 Tuolumne St. in Vallejo. The Rev. Ann Hallisey will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to Solano Community College Scholarship Foundation for the William H. Wilson Scholarship at 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun, 94585.
Arrangements are under the direction of Struble Family Funeral Services.
Frank B. Ludovico
A Catholic Prayer Service for Frank B. Ludovico, 71, of Suisun City will be noon Saturday at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. The Rev. Sebastian Meyer of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will preside. Inurnment will be private.
Born March 6, 1927, in Pampanga, Philippine Islands, Mr. Ludovico died March 11, 1998, after a long illness. He lived in Suisun City for eight years.
He was a boiler engineer for Ralph K. Davis Medical Center in San Francisco for 23 years, retiring in 1989.
Mr. Ludovico is survived by his wife, Julie of Fairfield; daughters, Virginia Gamoa of San Leandro, Josephina Pautin of Layton, Utah, Melania Avestro, Zenaida, and Myrna Navarro, all of Fairfield, Elizabeth of Vacaville, Teresita Abachi of Suisun, Cristelita Munios of San Francisco, Elena Hernandez of Antioch and Mercedes of Vallejo; son, Reynaldo of Hayward; mother, Josefa of Vallejo; sister, Erlinda Balaoro of San Francisco; brothers, Alexander Jr., of Vallejo, Rolando of Fremont, Ricardo of Hawaii, Allen of San Francisco and Wilfredo of Vallejo; 28 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
Tom Edward Nelson Sr.
A Catholic Prayer Service for Tom Edward Nelson Sr., 61, of Fairfield will be 2 p.m. today at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. The Rev. Luciano Valenzuela of Holy Spirit Catholic Church will preside. Burial will be private.
Born May 9, 1936, in Iowa, Mr. Nelson died in Fairfield after a long illness.
He served in the Air Force for 22 years, retiring in November 1977 as a technical sergeant. He worked at Pitney-Bowles Company in Oakland as an engineer.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, Tetsuko of Fairfield; daughter, Linda of San Diego; sons, Tom Jr., William and Matthew, all of Fairfield; sister, Margaret Dale of New Hampshire; brothers, John of Iowa and William; and one grandchild.
Johnny Wayne Williams
Funeral services for Johnny Wayne Williams, 52, of Fairfield will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fairfield.
The Rev. Luciano Valenzuela will preside. Burial with military honors will follow at Sylvan Cemetery, 7401 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights.
Born Aug. 28, 1945, in Long Beach, Mr. Williams died March 10, 1998, in Fairfield after a short illness. He lived in Fairfield for 15 years.
Mr. Williams was in the Air Force for 26 years, retiring in 1989 as a master sergeant. He was a baker in food service.
Mr. Williams was an avid fisherman and loved woodworking. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Virginia; sons, Rodrigo of Fairfield and Sandron of Hawaii; daughter, Evelyn Paniza of Florida, Fe Dayrit of England, and Arlene Pereira of the Philippines; brother, Donald of Sacramento; sister, Donna Meyer of Sacramento; brother, Jimmy of Sacramento; mother, Vera of Sacramento; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
John Logan Ayers-Perchaz
Graveside services for infant John Logan Ayers-Perchaz will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. The Rev. Chris Alderton of Valley Evangelical Free Church will preside.
Born March 10, 1998, at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, the infant died the same day.
He is survived by his mother, Lisa Ann Ayers of Dixon; father, Ronald Sean Perchaz of Dixon; sister, Alaina Ayers of Dixon; maternal grandparents, Brad and Lynda Byassee of Dixon; paternal grandparents, John and Cindy Perchaz of Vacaville; great-grandparents, John and Carol Perchaz of Garden Grove, Dayton and Helen Marshall of Vacaville, Lynn and Emmy Jackson of Sacramento, and Rudy and Mary Byassee of Grass Valley.
A trust fund has been set up with the Travis Federal Credit Union in the name of John Logan Ayers-Perchaz, 11 Cernon St. Vacaville 95688.
Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home.
Velma Sharp Hindman
Funeral services for Velma Sharp Hindman, 81, of Suisun will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
Vince Rosato will preside. Burial will be at Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery.
Born Nov. 14, 1916, in Oakland, Mrs. Hindman died March 12, 1998, at Suisun after a long illness. She lived in Suisun for 55 years.
Mrs. Hindman owned Hindman's Antique Shop in Fairfield and Suisun for 43 years. She was an alumni of the University of California, Berkeley.
She was a member of the Solano County Historical Society and the Appraiser's Association of America.
Mrs. Hindman is survived by her daughters, Susan Nero of Fairfield, and Sally Gaskill of Fairfield; granddaughters, Jennifer Ballard and Becky Larson, both of Vacaville, Aimee Sladek of Suisun and Melanie McCallum of Fairfield; grandson, Victor Larson of Vacaville; and six great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis MN 55440-0770.
Earl Leroy Paullus
A memorial service for Earl Leroy Paullus, 77, of Fairfield will be 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfield.
The Revs. Martin Schabacker and Martin Bergstrom will preside. Inurnment will be private at Golden Gate National Cemetery
in San Bruno. Born Sept. 30, 1920, in Mountain View, Mr. Paullus died March 12, 1998, at his Fairfield home after a long illness. He lived in Fairfield for 77 years.
Mr. Paullus was in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He worked for Richmond Unified School District, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Fairfield.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kurt and Anita of Pleasanton; daughter, Judy of New Berry Park; brother, Floyd of Los Altos; and three grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's, 300 Distel Circle, Suite A, Los Altos 94022.
Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
Mary A. DeChantigney
A Mass of the Resurrection for Mary A. DeChantigney, 94, a 34-year resident of Vacaville, will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vacaville.
The Rev. Vincent O'Reilly of St. Joseph Catholic Church will officiate, and entombment will follow in Fairmont Memorial Park in Fairfield.
Mrs. DeChantigney died March 14, 1998, in La Mariposa Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.
Born Aug. 15, 1903, in Ireland, Mrs. DeChantigney was a homemaker her adult life.
Mrs. DeChantigney is survived by a niece of Ireland and a niece of England; and a nephew of Ireland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, with rosary recited at 7 p.m.
James 'Sonny' McCall III
Funeral services for James "Sonny" McCall III, 39, of Suisun will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 601 Whispering Bay Ave., Suisun.
The Rev. Claybon Lea will officiate. Burial will be in the Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery, 1707 Union Ave., Fairfield.
Mr. McCall died March 12, 1998, at home after a short illness.
Born Feb. 26, 1959, in Tacoma, Wash., Mr. McCall lived Suisun for 25 yeas. He graduated from Armijo High School in 1977 and attended San Jose State University for three years majoring in business. With that experience, Mr. McCall went into the auto retail business working at Pittsburg Ford for four years and Mission Lincoln-Mercury in Hayward for six years.
Mr. McCall was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Suisun and the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg. He was a musician, playing keyboards and guitar. He enjoyed singing, fishing and golf.
Mr. McCall is survived by his wife, Cheryl of Bay Point; sons, James IV of Suisun, and Travis and Tristen, both of Bay Point; father, James Jr.; sister, Angela and Janice, both of Fairfield, and Vicky McLaurin of Tacoma, Wash.; grandmother, Odessia Gaines of Waycross, Ga.; one niece; and two nephews.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield.
John Logan Perchaz
Graveside services for infant John Logan Perchaz will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.
The Rev. Chris Alderton of Valley Evangelical Free Church will preside.
Born March 9, 1998, at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento, the infant died March 10, 1998.
He is survived by his mother, Lisa Ann of Dixon; father, Ronald of Dixon; sister, Alaina Ayers of Dixon; maternal grandparents, Brad and Lynda Byassee of Dixon; paternal grandparents, John and Cindy Perchaz of Vacaville; great-grandparents, John and Carol Perchaz of Garden Grove, Dayton and Helen Marshall of Vacaville, Lynn and Emmy Jackson of Sacramento, and Rudy and Mary Byassee of Grass Valley.
A trust fund has been set up with the Travis Federal Credit Union in the name of John Logan Perchaz, 11 Cernon St. Vacaville 95688.
Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home.
Michael Bryan Ringler
Funeral services for Michael Bryan Ringler, 54, of Fairfield will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield.
The Rev. Martin Bergstrom of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.
Mr. Ringler died March 12, 1998, in Fairfield after a brief illness.
Born June 16, 1943, in Omaha, Neb., Mr. Ringler lived in Fairfield for 42 years. He lived in Vallejo before moving to Fairfield. Mr. Ringler graduated from Armijo High School in 1962 and attended the University of San Francisco, graduating in 1976.
Mr. Ringler worked for the Fairfield Police Department from 1964 to 1979, retiring as a sergeant. He then began his own business, Tri City Concrete Installations. At the time of his death, he was a co-owner and operator of Concrete Installer's Co.
He was a member of the Solano Yacht Club and the Napa Solano Builders Exchange.
Mr. Ringler is survived by his wife, Terry of Fairfield; daughters and son-in-law, Kristen and Mike Corbett of Fairfield, Michele Hillman of Henderson, Nev., and Julie Nicole Ringler of Coeur d' Alene; son, David of Fairfield; mother and stepfather, Esther and Jack Hinds of Vallejo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Barry and Dianne of Vacaville; Walter and Barbi, Ron and Kathy, and Dean and Leslie, all of Vallejo; Roger and Terri of Bremerton, Wash., and Rick and Cindi Hinds, of Castro Valley; and two grandchildren. Mr. Ringler is preceded in death by his father, George "Red" Ringler.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Monday in Bryan-Braker Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 844, Santa Rosa, 95402, or a charity of the donor's choice.