Claud H. Steinke
Funeral services for Claud H. Steinke, 73, of Fairfield will be 4 p.m. Saturday in Fairfield Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private.
Mr. Steinke died Jan. 13, 1999, in David Grant Medical Center after a short illness.
Born Dec. 19, 1925, in Arkansas, he lived in Fairfield for 25 years. He retired from Air Police in the U.S. Air Force after 22 years and retired from the Air Force as a technical sergeant.
Mr. Steinke is survived by his wife, Rosario of Fairfield; daughter, Cynthia Abad of the Philippines; sons, Henry of Virginia Beach, Va., and Vernon of Antioch; sisters, Patsy Keller of Lodi, Della Caporosso of Stockton and Elsie Peck of Modesto; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Funeral Home.
Ann W. Stewart
Graveside services for Ann W. Stewart, 97, of San Gabriel will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery. Interment will be in Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Stewart died Jan. 13, 1999, in San Gabriel Medical Center after a long illness.
Born Sept. 25, 1901, in Westbrook, Minn., she lived in San Gabriel for 53 years. She worked as a licensed practical nurse in a number of nursing homes for more than 50 years.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her daughter, Liola M. Splaine of Port Angeles, Wash.; son, Jack of Spokane, Wash.; sister, Estella Conell of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
Charles W. 'Chuck' Polen
Funeral services for Charles W. "Chuck" Polen, 64, of Texas were held in Texas.
Born May 5, 1934, in Wellsburg, W.Va., Mr. Polen died Jan. 9, 1999, in Texas.
He is formerly of Vacaville and loved to fish.
Mr. Polen is survived by his wife, Ruth of Abilene, Texas; son, Charles of Vacaville; daughters, Robin Burgess of Hinton, W.Va., and Dana of Abilene, Texas; brother, Robert of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Matthew and Christopher of Vacaville and Ashley and James Pugh, both of Abilene, Texas; and great-grandson, Christopher of Vacaville.
Hans G. Albinus
No formal services will be held for Hans G. Albinus, 92, of Vallejo, who died Jan. 17, 1999, at Heart of Napa Convalescent Hospital in Napa.
The Albinus family will have private memorial services for Mr. Albinus, who died after a long illness.
Born Aug. 10, 1906, in Hamburg, Germany, he moved to Vallejo in 1994.
Mr. Albinus is survived by his son, David of Vallejo; daughter, Barbara Nelson of Manhattan, Kan.; and granddaughter, Amy of Vallejo.
At his request, Mr. Albinus's remains will be scattered at sea.
Helen Loretta Bartley
A Mass of the Resurrection for Helen Loretta Bartley, 91, of Fairfield will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
The Rev. Michael Downey will officiate. Burial will be private in Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Bartley died Jan. 17, 1999, in Sunrise La Mariposa Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness.
Born Oct. 6, 1907, in Lancaster, Ohio, she moved to Fairfield 53 years ago. She worked as a nurse's assistant for 20 years at the 60th Medical Group Hospital at Travis Air Force Base. She was also a member of the S.P.R.S.T. Fairfield and a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Mrs. Bartley is survived by her daughters, Frances M. Yahnel of Suisun, Elizabeth J. Perdoni of Fairfield, Barbara of Sacramento, Helen M. Ramirez of Suisun, Norene Hudson and Mary Kathleen Linares, both of Magalia; 32 grandchildren; 107 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund, 1050 Texas St., P.O. Box X, Fairfield, 94533.
Bernice Ida Broad
Funeral services for Bernice Ida Broad, 77, of Fairfield will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
The Rev. David Wagenknecht of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Vallejo will officiate. Burial will be in Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Broad died Jan. 17, 1999, in Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 14, 1922, in LaPorte City, Iowa, she moved to Fairfield 30 years ago. She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother and she had just celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Broad is survived by her husband, Charles of Fairfield; sons, Jim of Borger, Texas, and David of Fairfield; daughter, Susan Ann McCue of Waterloo, Iowa; sisters, Kathryn McKenzie and Mary Jane Butler, both of Pinole; brothers, Gene Buttke of Portland, Ore., and Earl Buttke of Coal Valley, Ill.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Harold H. Templeman
Funeral services and burial for Harold H. Templeman, 77, of St. Helena will be private.
Mr. Templeman died Jan. 15, 1999, at his home in St. Helena. A native of Yakima, Wash., he was a longtime resident of San Leandro, Putah Creek Resort at Lake Berryessa and of St. Helena. He was a retired member of the Teamsters and a bakery wagon driver for Lucky Stores. Mr. Templeman was also a veteran of World War II and a member of the Mulford Garden Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Templeman was preceded in death by his wife, Donna, who died in 1988. He is survived by Dennis Templeman of Cannon Falls, Minn., Pam Sevilla of Vacaville, Karen Young of San Leandro and Rick Templeman of Pleasanton; sisters, Doris Brown of Clear Lake and Peggy Klinger of San Leandro; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jennie E. Ashcraft
Graveside services for Jennie E. Ashcraft, 92, of Fairfield will be noon Friday in Rockville Cemetery.
Mrs. Ashcraft died Jan. 19, 1999, in Sunrise LaMariposa after a long illness.
Born Aug. 8, 1906, in Kentucky, she lived in Fairfield for 12 years. She worked for Fair Store as a cosmetics representative for 25 years.
Mrs. Ashcraft is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wilbur and Florence Pence of Fairfield; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home.
James D. Kelley
There will be no formal services for James D. Kelley, 69, of Green Valley.
Mr. Kelley died Jan. 17, 1999, at NorthBay Medical Center after a short illness.
Mr. Kelley, a native of Uniontown, Pa., worked for Jack Johnson Engineers Inc. for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite, and a former longtime member of Green Valley Country Club.
Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife, Suzanne; brothers, Don of Livermore and Bob of Sedona, Ariz.; daughter, Nancy Jones of South Lake Tahoe; sons, Marc of Santa Cruz and Brian of Green Valley; granddaughter, Kelley Jones of San Francisco; grandsons, James Fox of Kirkwood, Mo., Jonathan Jones of Santa Barbara, and Colin and Adam of Aptos.
Donations may be made to the Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship Building Fund, 4177 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun.
Arrangements are by the Neptune Society.
Robert A. Curp
Funeral services for Robert A. Curp, 59, of Fairfield will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Funeral Home.
The Rev. Jack Hansen of Parkway Community Church will officiate. Inurnment will be private.
Mr. Curp died Jan. 17, 1999, at his home after a short illness.
Born March 27, 1939, in Dayton, Ohio, he lived in Fairfield for 20 years. He was a computer technician at the Alameda Naval Base for 25 years before retiring. He worked at Contra Costa County Transit Authority as a bus driver for seven years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ohio.
Mr. Curp enjoyed electronics and Diet Coke.
Mr. Curp is survived by his wife, Vera of Fairfield; daughters, Tammy of Ohio, Trisha Smith of Fairfield and Jody Burnett of San Leandro; sons, Christopher of San Jose, Geoffrey Cheadle of Fairfield and Steven Cheadle of San Francisco; grandchildren, Brian, Jonathan and Tyler Smith of Fairfield; brother, Jack of Las Vegas.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Fairfield Funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Diabetes Society.
Roderick Fenton Harris
Funeral services for Roderick Fenton Harris, 57, of Vacaville will be 11 a.m. Friday at Vaca Hills Chapel.
Brother Edwin Sanderson Sr. of Church of Christ will officiate.
Burial will be in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.
Mr. Harris died Jan. 16, 1999, in SunRise Care Center for Fairfield following a long illness.
Born March 16, 1941, in St. Joseph, Mo., Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Barbara of Vacaville; daughters, Denise, Carlvette, Shelly, Lisa and Charica; sons, Dennis and Steven; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Kiyoko; sister, Rose Rodriguez; godbrother and friend, Reed Bingham, and wife, Jere; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday in Vaca Hills Chapel.
Funeral services for Tsugiko Hayashi, 86, of Fremont will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church in Union City.
Mrs. Hayashi died Jan. 16, 1999, in Fremont.
Mrs. Hayashi was a longtime Vacaville resident. She was a lifetime member of the Sacramento Buddhist Church. She enjoyed sewing.
Mrs. Hayashi is survived by sons, Elmer of Winston-Salem, N.C., James of San Jose, Richard of Fremont and David of San Diego; daughter, Joyce Nakatsu of Marysville; sister, Ineko Mino; and brother, Shiro Handa. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Juichi. She was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Sukeo Handa, George Handa, Sanji Handa, Hachiro Handa, Sumiko Matsumoto and Kumiko Shikuzawa.
Arrangements were made by Berge-Pappas-Smith Mortuary in Fremont.
Kenneth Michael Moher
Memorial services will be held for Kenneth Michael Moher, 61, of Vacaville at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Nadeau Family Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will be private.
Mr. Moher died Jan. 18, 1999, at his residence after a sudden illness.
Born July 7, 1937, in Staten Island, N.Y., he moved to Vacaville in 1994. He worked for 20 years as a chauffeur in Los Angeles.
Mr. Moher loved cars and the 1960s. He appeared in a bit part in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" in 1963, and once owned a 1949 Cadillac convertible. He loved motorcycles and all animals.
Mr. Moher is survived by his brothers, Aredious Clarence Moore Jr. and Daniel Owen Moore, both of Vacaville.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Victory Outreach, 635 William St., Vacaville, 95688.
Harry Alley, who spent 16 years on the Rio Vista City Council - including 12 years as the city's mayor during pivotal stages of city development - died late Tuesday of complications stemming from pneumonia. He was 96.
"He was one of those memorable people whose brain outlived his body," said Rio Vista Mayor Fred Harris. "He was an all-around citizen."
Though no one can pinpoint exactly when Mr. Alley moved to Rio Vista - he was born in 1902 in San Francisco - he is well known for his career as a teacher for many decades.
"Just about all of the adults in this town were his students," Harris said.
Mr. Alley was first elected to the Rio Vista City Council in 1938 and served as mayor from 1938 to 1946. He then was a councilman from 1950 to 1954. He was again elected mayor and served from 1970 to 1974.
In between and during the times of public service, Mr. Alley relished the role of educator. "He was very intellectual," said Dorothea Seiden, a close friend.
"He was extremely well known throughout the delta," Seiden said. "Wherever he went people were always saying, 'There's Mr. Alley.' "
Mr. Alley served as a principal, teacher and superintendent in Rio Vista for many years. He even graduated from Rio Vista High School himself.
He was credited with bringing about gas leases, which resulted in millions of dollars for the city over the years. He also was instrumental in the purchase of the property where the airport now stands.
Mr. Alley served in the Rio Vista Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge, where he was honored seven years ago for 50 years of service.
Born Oct. 15, 1902, in San Francisco, Mr. Alley was in a car crash near the Helen Madere Memorial Bridge about three weeks ago and was in a Sacramento hospital until last week. He returned home, where he died about 9 p.m. Tuesday.
He is survived by his daughters, Marie Zumwalt of Sacramento and Harrie Walker of Stockton; devoted friend, Dorothea Seiden of Vacaville; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church in Rio Vista, 125 Sierra Ave. Inurnment will be at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery
in Rio Vista.