May 18, 1962-December 23, 2012
Resident of Santa Clara
Beloved wife of Bryan T. Caban. Caring mother of Alyssa K. Caban and Stephen K. Caban. Sister of Valerie Rodriguez, Velma Villanueva, and Florentino Flores III.
Born in Odessa, TX and moved to San Jose, CA at age 6, Teresa moved to Santa Clara, CA with Bryan to raise their family. Teresa was a devoted worker at the Internal Revenue Service for 28 ˝ years.
Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Vigil Friday, January 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph of Cupertino Church, 10110 N. De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino.
Elizabeth “Libby” Gruender
Aug. 14, 1960 – Jan. 02, 2013
Resident of Sunnyvale
Surrounded by her loving family, Libby passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2013. She waged a courageous battle against cancer and spent her last few weeks under hospice care at her home in Sunnyvale, Calif. Her survivors include her husband, John Groat, sons Jason and Alex Groat, and sisters Martha Gruender and Reesha Gruender.
Libby was born in Manhattan, Kan., but grew up mostly in Tallahassee, Fla., where her sisters still reside. A graduate of Florida State University with a degree in physics, Libby also played the harp for many years and won medals as a master rower. She moved to the Silicon Valley for work in 1989. She spent her first 10 years at Lockheed Martin, where she would meet John. They married and spent 15 happy years together. After Lockheed, where she was a program manager for satellite launches, Libby held various management positions at smaller high tech firms including Diva TV, CPU Tech and Everyone.net.
When she was initially diagnosed with melanoma cancer more than three years ago, she left high tech and founded the nonprofit group Cake4Kids. By far her most fulfilling achievement, the group provides birthday cakes to underprivileged youths, such as those in foster homes, who would not otherwise have a birthday celebration. Under her guidance, Cake4Kids now has hundreds of volunteers throughout the Bay Area and provides cakes to about 1,000 kids annually.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Wed. Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Domain Hotel, 1085 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cake4Kids. Visit the website Cake4Kids.org for details.
William Francis Egan
March 23, 1936 – December 16, 2012
Resident of Cupertino
William Francis Egan, born in San Francisco on March 23, 1936, to Mary Ward Egan and James Francis Egan, departed from this life surrounded by his loving wife and family on Dec. 16th, 2012 in San Jose, CA.
Reared in the Sunset District of San Francisco, Bill graduated from St. Paul’s Elementary School, Riordan High School, from Santa Clara University in 1958 and from Stanford in 1960 (MSEE). After graduation, he served in the U. S. Army for three years at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. He returned to work for GTE Sylvania while attending graduate school at Stanford University, where he earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1967. While at GTE, Bill wrote his first book, Frequency Synthesis by Phase Lock (1981) and began to teach at Santa Clara University. After retiring from Sylvania in 1987, he worked for ESL for another 10 years, wrote 4 more books in the field of RF Design and continued to teach graduate engineering classes at the University of Santa Clara until very recently. Bill also loved family history (writing a book on the subject and acting as the official Genealogist for the extended Egan family in Ireland and abroad). He traveled to Ireland half a dozen times, most recently piloting a boat for a week on the Shannon River with Mary.
Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ann Schwarz and four of his sons: William (Kimberly), Thomas, John (Melody), and Michael (Li-Chuan) and seven grandchildren: Katrina, Daniel, Alexa, Connor, William (Liam), Vivian, and Kassandra. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Sandri (Sandro) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Bill was preceded in death by his son, Daniel (1963-1972).
Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 7:00p.m with Visitation beginning at 5:00p.m at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral Mass Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00a.m at St. Joseph of Cupertino Church, 10110 N. DeAnza Blvd., Cupertino. Reception following the mass.
Donations in Bill’s name may be made to Winter Nights (http://www.cccwinternights.org/)
Allan D. Houston of Sunnyvale, peacefully departed this life on December 19th six weeks after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
Allan was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1934 to Winifred and Allan D. Houston, and had three brothers Bill, Jack, and Bob. He had an aptitude for literature and science that led to a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. In 1956, he immigrated to Canada to work as an engineer on the CF-105 Arrow jet. While there, he met his wife of 53 years, Brenda who had recently immigrated from Royal Leamington Spa, England. Shortly after marriage, Allan and Brenda moved to Scottsdale, Arizona for employment and began a family.
In 1962, he and his family moved to Sunnyvale to work at Lockheed, ushering in a successful career of over 30 years. While at Lockheed, Allan worked on projects including the following: the Hubble Space Telescope, the ‘Star Wars’ missile defense shield, and MILSTAR a satellite communication system. A picture of him standing next to the Hubble telescope appeared at the Smithsonian.
Allan’s varied interests included a love for literature, sports, music, and gardening. He was instrumental in bringing AYSO soccer to Santa Clara County, serving as a respected coach and then league commissioner for several years. He remained an avid sportsman his whole life, finding time to participate with his family and friends. In retirement, he rededicated himself to a passion and natural talent for golf, and in so doing deepened friendships. His garden at home is a testament to his artistic talent and appreciation for beauty.
Allan had a particular talent for warm conversation and friendliness. He always freely chatted with everyone, and made you feel special. Allan is survived by his wife Brenda, sons Glenn, Neal, Ian, daughter Leigh, daughter in-law Jolene, son in-law John Gately and grandchildren Aidan, Griffin, Grace, Emma, and Jack, sisters-in-law Joan Hanley and Jill Standbridge of Mt. View, brother Bob Houston and sisters-in-law Audrey Houston and Vi Houston of Canada.
He lived his life in harmony with his favorite quote from literature:
“to thine own self be true.”
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service for Allan Houston on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:00a.m at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale.
Jason Todd White
Oct 23, 1976 - Dec 15, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Our beloved Jason, a kind but troubled soul, died tragically at the age of
36 in the town he grew up in. He is survived by his loving family Georgiana, John, CJ and Jennifer White.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave. in Sunnyvale.
Contributions to a mental health organization in memory of Jason White are welcome.
(October 26, 1944 - December 3, 2012)
Mary-Ann Fonda, age 68, passed away at home in Cupertino on December 3, 2012. She was born on October 26, 1944 in Nampa, Idaho, to Bill and Helen Wilkins. She grew up in Idaho but had lived in Santa Clara County for the past 40 years.
Mary-Ann joined the U..S. Navy shortly after graduation from high school, trained for the hospital corps, and was stationed at Twenty Nine Palms, California. Later, she worked at Tymshare, Inc. in Cupertino, where she was corporate credit manager, and managed a department of 30 people.
Mary-Ann was known for her humor, her wisdom, and as someone her friends could count on. She was an avid reader, a great cook, and loved to travel.
She is survived by her husband Jim Fonda of Cupertino.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Marine Mammal Center, 2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 (www.marinemammalcenter.org).
December 28, 1921 – December 10, 2012
Page, Julia (Jule) -- 90 passed away peacefully on December 10, 2012 in hospice care. Julia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Dianne and Regis McKenna of Sunnyvale; her daughter and son-in-law Donna and Edward Kappler of Bethel Park PA; her daughter and son-in-law Debra and Michael Clarke of Carlsbad CA; her son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Margaretta Page of San Francisco; her grandchildren Sean McKenna (Therese), Gaelan McKenna, Meghan McKenna, Burke Kappler (Denise), Ryan Kappler (Marcy), Cara Kappler Oechslein (David), William Page, and Stephen Page; and her great grandchildren Maddy, Conor and Brendan McKenna, Molly and Bridget Denzel, and Max and Rachel Kappler.
Julia was a native of Pittsburgh PA. After raising her children, she went to work in JCPenney’s business offices. She was known for her artistic talent both as a seamstress and as a painter. Julia moved to California after her retirement in 1984, and worked on her daughter’s election campaign. She joined the Sunnyvale Art Club, and several of her paintings won awards including, “Best in Show.”
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Martin Catholic Church of Sunnyvale, 593 Central Ave. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. Donations to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave, San Jose 95124 are preferred In lieu of flowers.
Miloslav “Mike” Janak
Resident of Sunnyvale
Entered into rest after long illness on November 28, 2012 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of 52 years of Jana T. Janak of Sunnyvale. Loving father of Mark M. Janak of Chandler, AZ and Zuzana Campiotti-Janak of Twann, Switzerland. Grandfather of Nicolas and Adriano Campiotti. Dear brother of Eva Pohlova of Vrchlabi, Czech Republic. Beloved uncle and great-uncle.
Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Mass on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 1:30pm at the Church of the Resurrection, 725 Cascade Drive, Sunnyvale.
Isadora (Liz) Moreali
Resident of San Jose
April 21, 1925 – November 30, 2012
Entered into rest on November 30, 2012, surrounded in her home by her adoring family. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Moreali, devoted mother of Sharon Vignato (Jerry – deceased) and Anthony Moreali (Sheri Bonaccorso), cherished grandmother of Jerry Vignato, Steve (April) Vignato, Erica Moreali, John (Shannon) Moreali, great-grandmother of Angelo and Giovanni Vignato and Gavin Moreali, caring sister of John (Marge) Valente and Val (Les) Matthews, loving aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and wonderful friend to many.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Church, Booksin at Curtner Ave., San Jose.
Donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice or a cancer organization of your choice.
William (Bill) Blasser
September 15, 1923 – December 3, 2012
Resident of Cupertino
Beloved husband (69 years) of Jean. Proud father of 6, 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. World War II vet, Air Force as a B-17 Bombadier. Retired Capitan of San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division after 30 years of service. Second generation San Franciscan. Thanks to Cedar Crest for such loving care.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Saturday, January 19, 2012 at 11:00A.M at St. Joseph of Cupertino Catholic Church, 10120 North De Anza Blvd., Cupertino.
Donations to your charity of choice in lieu of flowers.
Imre Varga Sr.
Oct. 29, 1926-Nov. 18, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Entered into Heaven peacefully on November 18th at Stanford Hospital, he was 86 years old. Imre was born in Budapest, Hungary. Beloved husband of the late Maria Varga. Loving father of Imre Jr. (Mary) and Laszlo (Sharon). Cherished grandfather of Monika, Erika, Michael & Nick.
Imre immigrated from Hungary in 1956 with his late wife, Maria and their two sons. He has made his home Sunnyvale for the last 52 years. He owned Emery’s Foreign Car Service in Mountain View until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Hungarian community at Woodside Priory. He will be missed and forever loved by all of his family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Rosary and Entombment on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:00A.M in St. Clare Mausoleum Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Dr., Los Altos. A Memorial Mass and Reception will be celebrated on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 11:00A.M at Woodside Priory, 302 Portola Rd., Portola Valley, CA 94028.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hungarian Catholic Mission, Woodside Priory, 302 Portola Rd., Portola Valley, CA 94028.
Jean Marie Tomasello
June 19, 1921 – November 18, 2012
Resident of San Jose
Beloved wife of the late Salvador A. Tomasello.Beloved mother of Rosella V. Blalock of San Jose and the late children Donna Lee & Cero A. Tomasello. Adored grandmother of Sally J. Hathaway of Gilroy & Amy L. Blalock of San Jose. Great grandmother of Parker and Carter Hathaway.
Friends & Family are invited to attend Vigil Services on Sunday, Nov. 25th @7:00P.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral Mass Monday Nov. 26th @ 11:00A.M at HOLY FAMILY CHURCH, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose.
La Donna M. Eggert
Resident of Sunnyvale
Eggert, La Donna M. Resident of Sunnyvale. Died 11/10/2012 in Santa Clara after a long illness. She was born in Portland, OR 3/16/1933 to Harold & Leona Bergler. Lived in Milwaukie, OR until the age of 11 when the family moved to Watsonville. Retired from ESL. Wife of the late Eugene Eggert (UAL Ret.) Sister of Harold W. “Bill” Bergler (Trudy) of Redwood City. Stepmother of Helen Jeann Beckman (Earl) of College Station, TX. 2 nieces, 3 nephews. Predeceased by her late husband Sal Guiffre, 1995. A member of Union Church of Cupertino, Wild Lily Chapter #18 O.E.S., Soquel Islam Temple #25, Daughters of the Nile, So. Bay of United Airlines Retirees Club.
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Interment to follow at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto. Contributions to Union Church of Cupertino or Shiners Hospital for Crippled Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento 95817.
Nancy (Cattich) McShan Jackman
Resident of Saratoga
Born January 10, 1923 in San Francisco and passed away on November 13, 2012 in Saratoga, CA with her loving family by her side. Preceded in death by her husband Warren Jackman, her husband of 27 years Elllis (Cotton) McShan; parents John Cattich and Nancy O’Hare Cattich, her brother John (Bud) Cattich, her son James McShan, survived by her daughters Barbara Lee (McShan) Demeter, Judy (McShan) Favorito, and Diane McShan Hofsommer; her brother Gerald Cattich; 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday, November 21, 12 noon at Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA, 94025; burial service at Holy Cross Cemetery, 1100 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, and a reception will follow the burial at the Church of the Nativity O'Hare Center.
Mervin Leroy Falk passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. He will be dearly missed. Born July 15, 1929 in Saskatchewan, Canada, raised on the family farm in Dinsmore he developed a love for animals, anything electrical or mechanical, music, and his family. He met the love of his life, Shirley, while attending the University of Saskatchewan and they were married in Saskatoon. In 1959 they moved to California so he could pursue a career in Electrical Engineering.
Mervin is survived by his loving wife Shirley, daughters Kathryn Partridge of San Jose, Cynthia Sundquist (Paul) of Windham, ME, Sharon Casey (Richard) of King City, CA, and Tracy Servaes (Mark) of Katy, TX as well as his grandchildren Sean and Chris Partridge; Joshua, Kimberly and Nicholas Sundquist; Ryan and Tyler Casey; Daniel, Megan and Adam Servaes.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov 17, St Thomas Episcopal Church, 231 Sunset Ave, Sunnyvale, with a reception immediately following at Marianis Inn and Restaurant, 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind. www.guidedogs.com/donate or P.O. Box 151200, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950
Hilbert Kurt Albrecht
June 19, 1934-Oct 31, 2012
Resident of Saratoga
Passed away peacefully at home at age 78. Born and raised on a small farm in East Germany, Kurt escaped to West Germany at age 18 and later immigrated to the United States in pursuit of the ”American dream.” He first lived in Buffalo, NY, then moved to Sunnyvale, CA, where he met and married Rosemary Williamson in 1966. In 1972 they purchased their dream “fixer-upper” in Saratoga, which he continuously remodeled over the years and where they raised two daughters.
Kurt was a carpenter by trade and very well-respected for his quality work and craftsmanship. He was very proud to obtain his contractor license and had his own construction company for a few years.
Kurt enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fishing in Half Moon Bay and the many lakes along Hwy Route 395. He loved gardening, playing cards, going to casinos, BBQs, and making his specialty soups and German cakes for his grandchildren.
Survived by his wife Rosemary, brother Gunter (Erika) in Germany, daughter Lisa Gilligan (John) in Saratoga, daughter Ingrid McCarroll (Kevin) in San Jose and 5 loving grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00p.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, with a reception immediately following.
Leon D. Castle
Resident of Sunnyvale
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Leon D. Castle, left this world on November 1, 2012.
Leon was born in Wichita, Kansas, June 19, 1928. After serving in the US Navy as a young man he settled in California. He went to work for Hewlett-Packard in the late 1950s and worked there for thirty + years until his retirement.
Leon is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Betty Castle; daughters Karen Scarborough, Robin Hargett and Melinda Moore. Leon was a beloved grandfather to Tyler and Andie. Leon was fortunate to have two honorary daughters that he thought the world of, Bonita Mazik and Sandy Mills.
Leon had many interests: Fishing, camping, gold panning, HAM radio, bird watching, gardening, and he could fix ANYTHING.
The family wishes to thank the staff members of Crescent Villa for their wonderful care of Leon during the last two years while he battled Alzheimer's. No services will be held. If you would like to remember Leon in some way please support Alzheimer research to end this horrible disease.
Ignatius "John" Gokey
Jan. 9, 1930 - Oct. 25, 2012
Devoted husband of Norma Gokey. Loving father of Michael, Patrick, Susan, James and Shari. Grandfather of Lauren, Ryan and Catherine. Survived by siblings Agnes and Teddy. Friend and coach to all.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Donations to Saint Francis Solanus Mission in Stone Lake, Wisconsin preferred.
Elaine Abrahamson Wenzel
September 28, 1926 – October 24, 2012
Resident of Saratoga, CA
Elaine Joyce Abrahamson Wenzel, age 86, entered gently into the presence of her Lord Jesus, surrounded by her family at home in Saratoga, California. Elaine was born in Minneapolis and raised on a farm near Princeton, Minnesota, the eldest child of Olaf and Agnes Abrahamson. After graduating from Princeton HS in 1943 she moved to Portland, Oregon to support the war effort, working as a welder in a Portland shipyard. She then returned to Minneapolis and worked for General Mills as an accountant. Finding the love of her life on a blind date, Elaine married James G. Wenzel on June 17th, 1950. They moved to San Diego, where she was a group leader in accounting for Convair Corporation and then started a family. In 1962, the Wenzels relocated to Saratoga, where she devoted herself to homemaking. Her many interests included gourmet cooking, entertaining, dancing, playing cards, singing in the church choir, travelling abroad, visiting with family and friends, and cheering on her San Francisco Giants. An ever gracious and loving bride, wife and mother, Elaine was devoted to her husband and to the raising of their four children Lori Lynn Taylor (Ross), Jodi Ann Bjurman (Phillip), Sheri Lee Wenzel (Beth), and James Gottlieb Wenzel II (Kellie). In addition to her husband and children, Elaine is survived by her sisters Marlys Hamann and Beulah Kay Trunk, foster brother Harris Engebretsen, and grandchildren Douglas, Kelli and Daniel Taylor, and David, Derek and Gregory Bjurman.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Monday, October 29th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale. A Celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at 1:00pm at Immanuel Lutheran, 14103 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga. Elaine will be laid to rest at Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga.
A profound thank you from the family goes to her loving, gentle and tireless caretakers Millie, Jamie and Violet, the wonderful personnel at Pathways Hospice, and all the many doctors and nurses who worked diligently on her behalf at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos.
Calm and poised in adversity and illness, the world has lost an extraordinary woman and Elaine will be remembered with love by all who knew her.
R. Scott Laschinske
Aug 23, 1952- October 19. 2012
Scott, age 60, passed away peacefully in his home while sleeping, Scott was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. After graduating from Louisville High School he moved to Bay Area. He had careers with Pacific Telephone and for Shapell Homes, then started “Bliss Designs” – a successful home remodeling business. Scott was a talented remodeler and craftsman across all the trades who was able to bring joy into the lives of his customers once his magic handwork was done. He loved to garden and cook, and especially loved sharing his home-made jams, pickled asparagus, and sun dried tomatoes with friends. He also loved animals and adopted stray dogs and offered them a loving home. He enjoyed helping out others in need, especially the elderly. He was preceded in passing by his parents Robert and Beverly Laschinske. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 30 years Suzanne Laschinske, brother Brad Laschinske, sister Loreli and her husband Brian McFadden, brothers in laws Adrian Vargas and Gustavo Vargas sister and brother in law Lilly and Mike Henning, Nephews Adrian Vargas, Mike Henning, Robert Henning, Jeff Henning and his wife Candice, mother-in-law Margarita Vargas and Aunt Thelma Sein, and cousins Christina and Bradley Howes. He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday October 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave Sunnyvale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Santa Clara County Humane Society. Reception to follow at 6222 Ocho Rios Dr San Jose CA 95123.
February 15, 1920 –October 24, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family: Daughter Domenica Madison (Joe), Sons, Tony (Rosa) and Vince (Irina). Grandchildren Enza, Marilena, Gina, Mladen and Joya, and six Great Grandchildren. Predeceased (2001) by her husband Giuseppe after 60 years of marriage. A native of Tripi, Sicily, she and her husband moved to Sunnyvale with their three children in 1960. She will be greatly missed.
Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Martin Catholic Church of Sunnyvale, 590 Central Ave., Sunnyvale. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
James Dean Williamson
Aug 2, 1914-Oct 11, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Passed away peacefully at age 98. Born and raised with 14 siblings in Afton, Wyoming. After graduating from high school, James moved to San Francisco where he met and married Pauline Evulich. In 1946 they moved to Sunnyvale and raised three children. James worked in the sheet metal trade and for the Fremont Union High School district. He loved the San Francisco 49ers and Giants, BBQs, playing poker, eating ice cream and being with his family.
Preceded in death by Pauline after 59 loving years of marriage. Survived by his children Rosemary (Kurt), Jimmy (Linda) and Chuck, 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:00P.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara.
John A. Sibilia
May 30, 1931-Sep. 28, 2012
Resident of Los Altos
John passed away suddenly on September 28th while traveling in Italy, his favorite vacation destination each year for the past 30 years.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Marietta, of 57 years; brother and sisters, Tony, Gerri, Ellen, Jerry and Gene; nephews, Robert Catalano and Michael Sibilia, as well as other nephews, nieces and many other family members.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, he and his wife moved to California in 1969 where he became a very successful Real Estate Broker in the greater Sunnyvale area. He was a sports fan, a historian, an avid reader and loved to travel.
John is loved, very respected and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He will always be remembered for his generosity to others and his passion for life.
Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:00P.M with Visitation starting at 2:00P.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:00A.M at Church of the Resurrection, 725 Cascade Drive, Sunnyvale. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos.
Barbara Jean Holthaus, 80, died in Mountain View on 8 October, 2012. Barbara was born 7 October, 1932 in Yakima, WA, daughter of Ralph A. and Elsie Barbara Koreski Creevan. She received her education in Yakima.
On 9 February, 1952, she married Donald Holthaus in Yakima, WA. To their marriage 3 children were born: Thomas (Melanie) of Santa Clara, Mark (Terry) of Roseville and Suzanne of Sunnyvale. Grandchildren Eric and Amy Holthaus of Roseville, and Chanelle Kasick of New York City; brother Dr. Charles (Sandra) Creevan of Livermore, sister Nancy Creevan of Ajijic, Mexico; nephew Dr. Patrick (Meghan) Creevan of Discovery Bay, CA.
She was preceded by her parents, brother Robert, and sister Dorothy.
She was a stay-at-home mom until the last child was in high school. She then went to work at De Anza College, from which she retired. Her hobbies were her children and grandchildren. In retirement, she and her husband did 2 major vacation trips a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. After she contracted Parkinson’s disease, travel became difficult for her and her last years were spent closer to home.
Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Monday, October 15, 2012 at 7:00P.M with Visitation beginning at 6:00P.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Sunnyvale, 593 Central Ave., Sunnyvale. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Sunnyvale, CA.
Mary Jo Marchman
March 18, 1925 – October 1, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Mary Jo Marchman (Mary Josephine Singosky) was born March 18, 1925 and passed away on October 1, 2012. She was a long-time resident of Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Born in Roscoe, PA, she moved to Pittsburgh where she met her husband, Henry (Hank) Marchman. Hank and Mary Jo came west in 1959 with their young family before anyone had heard of “Silicon Valley” and when orchards were commonplace. After losing her husband, Mary Jo faced the challenges of being a single mother of two children. She became a manager in the electronics industry at a time when few women held such positions, and was active in the Business and Professional Women’s club. She displayed a keen wit, unyielding dedication, and passionate drive that will remain a source of inspiration for many years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, friend and colleague, who will be especially missed when the cherry trees are in bloom or when the Giants are playing baseball. She is survived by daughters Mary Claudia Marchman and Virginia Ann Marchman, son-in-law Craig Salling, grandchildren Erica and Alexander, sister-in-law Sara Singosky, nieces Diane, Joyce, Donna, nephew Thomas, and 5 grand-nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 4:00-6:00P.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. A Vigil Service will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:00P.M. at the above Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Rose Rinauro Dragoo
July 17, 1914 – October 1, 2012
Resident of Menlo Park
Rose is survived by her son John DeMaria, daughter Josephine Lawrence, son Anthony DeMaria, brother Dominic Rinauro, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1:00P.M at LIMA & CAMPGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale.
Victoria Mary Jette’
Nov. 19, 1923- Sept. 27, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Cherished wife of the late Robert A. Jette’, Sr. Beloved mother of Robert A. Jette’, Jr. of Long Beach, Antoinetta Jette’ of Milpitas, Vickie Ann Jette’ and Joseph Jette’ of San Jose. Loving grandmother of Christina Silverio, Schelley Mize-Jette’, Yvonne Jette’-Flores, Marissa Jette’, James Jette’, Joseph Jette’, and great-grandmother of 11. Daughter of the late Luigi and Antoinetta Sorrento of Sicily. Sister of Rose Baty of Cape Coral, FL, Josephine DeMaioribus of Buffalo, NY and the late Vito Sorrento of Amherst, NY. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:00P.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenback Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral Mass Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:00A.M at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, 590 Central Ave., Sunnyvale. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos.
Dorothy M. Scordino
July 4, 1933-Sept. 3, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Dorothy, 79, died on Monday, Sept. 3rd after a brave struggle against Parkinson’s disease.
Dorothy was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She was loved and survived by her daughters Karen Scordino and Toni Thornton, her sister Nellie Wall of MA and brother Ernest Perrin of NY and two granddaughters Karen Marie and Margo.
We pray that she rests in peace knowing she was dearly loved and will be missed every day.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 4:30P.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. A reception with coffee to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Parkinson’s Institute, Sunnyvale, CA.
Ruth Virginia Bjornstad
October 5, 1922 – September 8, 2012
Resident of San Jose
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Ruth was born in Lillehoff, North Dakota the daughter of the late Jalmer & Hilda Olson.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Royce Bjornstad, sister Agnes and brother Donald. Ruth is survived by her children, Pamela and Roger (JoAnn), sister-in-law Ann Marie Barrie and many loving nieces and nephews. Ruth was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to many, who was deeply loved and will be truly missed by all.
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00A.M at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in All Saints Chapel, 22555 Cristo Rey Dr., Los Altos. Interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United States Navy Memorial or Books Aloud.
James R. Latusky
July 24, 1923 - July 31, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Jim Latusky passed away on Tuesday, July 31, at the age of 89.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:00am, at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Oak Room #1 Mausoleum B, to honor his life.
Reception to follow, at the family home.
Renee Bommarito Serventi
July 5, 1974 – August 4, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Renee Bommarito Serventi, 38, died Aug. 4, 2012.
> Born July 5, 1974 in Grosse Pointe, MI, she was the first of four children born to Mary Margaret Felling and Vito Bommarito. At age 4, she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. She wrestled this disease until the end of her life. As a child she attended diabetic camp at ADA Camp Midicha.
> She attended Grosse Pointe public schools and graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School in 1992. She earned bachelors and Masters Degrees in autism spectrum disorder from Wayne State University.
> She had a love of children. For many years, she was a nanny to local families while completing her education. She taught in the Grosse Pointe Public School System for several years until moving to Northern California last year with her husband, Tony. She then taught at Walter Hays Elementary School in the Palo Alto Unified School District for the 2011-2012 school year.
> Mrs. Serventi was of Irish, German, Polish and Italian descent. Her family said she melded the best of all these cultures: her love of cooking from the Italian, her effervescence and humor from the Irish, her absolute determination from the German and her Catholic devotion from the Polish.
> As a child, Mrs. Serventi enjoyed spending time on the ancestral family farm in Padua, Minn. She celebrated her 38th birthday July 5 with her husband, mother and dozens of aunt, uncles and cousins.
> She enjoyed pottery, shopping, arts, cooking, reading and entertaining others.
> Her family described Renee as loving, generous, brave, vivacious, dedicated, witty, creative and gregarious.
> She will be deeply missed.
> Mrs. Serventi is survived by her husband, Tony; mother, Mary; father, Vito; siblings, Helen, Frank and Edward; nieces and nephews; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
> A funeral Mass will be celebrated on August 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph of Cupertino in Cupertino, CA with a reception to follow at the adjoining community center.
> In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Camp Midicha in memory of Renee Bommarito - Serventi, ADA Southfield, 300 Galleria Officenter, Suite 111, Southfield, MI 48034 (www.diabetes.org/donate) ; or Adrian Dominican Sisters, Adrian, Michigan (www.adriandominicans.org/Donate).