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Ramaker, Douglas  
In Memory of Douglas Edwin Ramaker July 15, 1953-January 5, 2017 Douglas Edwin Ramaker - July 15, 1953 – January 5, 2017 at age of 63. Douglas was born in Pasadena, California and graduated from Pasadena High School in 1971. He joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served for over 25 years. He met and married his wife, Pamela, while in the service. He was a proud father of two sons. After his years of service he moved his family to Alabama, to be near the family of his wife, and found work at Ford Lumber Company driving a truck and delivering lumber to construction sites around the Mobile area . He is survived by his father and stepmother Eugene and Judy, his wife and sons, Clayton and Edwin, sisters Debra Sheets and Diane Speer (Steve), a brother David Ramaker (Sylvia), stepbrother and stepsisters, nieces and nephews, cousins and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Ramaker and brother, Dale Ramaker. A memorial service was held by his family January 10, 2017 in Saraland, Alabama. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Pasadena. Donations may be made in his name to the USO United Service Organizations PO Box 96860 Washington, DC 20077-7677; Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Attn: Development 875 N. Randolph St. Ste 225 Arlington, VA 22203, or Wounded Warrior Project PO BOX 758516 Topeka, KS 66675.
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Jan. 22, 2017
Ramirez, Jimmy  
Jimmy Ramirez Resident of Cupertino Jimmy was born in Madera, Ca. on Dec 13,1928. Beloved husband of 70 yrs to Rosie, father to James (Linda) Ramirez, and Lisa. Grandfather to Jake, Jessica (Matt), Elisha (Brandon) and Nicholas. Great grandfather to Jacob, Gabrielle, Ryan, Mateo, and Luke. Uncle to many nieces, nephews and a friend to all. Preceded in death by his parents Santos and Annie, brothers Albert, and Lupe, nephew Albert & son in law Brad. Entered into rest Dec. 18, 2016. Jimmy was a cement mason of Northern Ca. for 27 + years. Jimmy loved working outdoors and meeting and talking to people of all ages. He always had a opinion or story to tell. Jimmy was a friend to many and loved by all. He will be missed. Memorial services will be on Fri. January 27th, 11 a.m. at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. View the online memorial for Jimmy Ramirez
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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 22, 2017
Ray, Jess R.  
Jess R. Ray April 23, 1927 - January 15, 2017 Resident of San Jose Jess was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to the late Jess and Ella Ray. He was the third of four children and the last survivor. In 1933, his family relocated to Falls City, Nebraska, where his father worked on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. In 1940 his family moved to Nebraska City, Nebraska, where he attended Nebraska City High School and married Gretchen Snyder of Percival, Iowa in 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the post-WWII occupation force in Berlin, Germany. Upon his discharge from military service, he graduated from Peru State Teachers College in Peru, Nebraska in 1951 and went on to earn a Masters of Education degree from the University of Nebraska. Jess spent many years in education as a high school teacher, high school football coach, principal, and superintendent in Nebraska and Iowa before becoming a textbook sales representative for Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company. In 1964, Jess accepted a company transfer and relocated the family to San Jose and retired at age 65 after working for the City of San Jose for many years. Jess was a creative individual who loved nature, loved to read and take care of his cats, and was always interested in discussing the politics of the day. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was an ardent supporter of his University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. Go Big Red! Preceded in death by his daughter, Colleen (Coke) Ray-Nichols, Jess is survived by his wife of 71 years, Gretchen Ray, a San Jose Mercury News retiree, his son Mike Ray (Emily), daughter Susan Miranda (Richie), daughter Robin Ray (Debora), sons Jeff Ray and Randy Ray, and grandchildren Adam Ray, Rebecca Ray, Erin Santos, and Adriane Gutierrez, and four great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at a later date. View the online memorial for Jess R. Ray
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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 22, 2017
Rea, Elizabeth A.  
Elizabeth A. Rea Sept 3, 1922 - Jan 14, 2017 Resident of Lafayette Elizabeth A. Rea, 94, passed away in Walnut Creek on Saturday, January 14, 2017. She was born on September 3, 1922 in Tower, Minnesota to Anton and Frances (Znidarsich) Stefanich. After graduating from Tower High, Elizabeth moved to Minneapolis, and later to Oakland. There she met her husband, Malcolm Rea, whom she married in 1951. The couple settled in Lafayette, where they raised five sons. Some of Elizabeth's favorite pastimes were knitting, cooking, and reading. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, an infant son, and her brother Anthony "Bud" Stefanich. She is survived by her four sons Jeff (Cynthia), Joe, Steve (Mimi) and Brian, as well as by her four grandchildren, Katherine, Chris, Jessica and Laura. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Memorial services will be private. View the online memorial for Elizabeth A. Rea
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Published in East Bay Times on Jan. 22, 2017
Redder, Sandra  
Sandra Redder May 12, 1943 - Jan. 13, 2017 San Jose Sandi was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on May 12, 1943, the youngest of 9 children. She moved to San Jose at the age of 18. She went to work for Lockheed, and stayed there for 15 years. She had two children, Stephen and Roy. She passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, surrounded by her family. Sandi loved going on cruises and traveling the world, visiting six continents and over 30 countries. She loved all manner of card games particularly bridge and canasta. She was athletic as well, and enjoyed bowling and playing golf. She was a voracious reader and liked to garden. She especially liked family gatherings and visiting with friends. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Kenneth Redder, her son Roy Lynch, her granddaughters Leigh Lynch, Rebecca Lynch, and Laura Osborne, brother and sister-in-law Donald and Jean Sakshaug, sister and brother-in-law Gloria and Karl Nigg. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Lynch and her son Stephen. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2:00 PM at St. Stephen's in the Field, 7269 Santa Teresa Blvd., San Jose. Refreshments will follow after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. View the online memorial for Sandra Redder
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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 22, 2017
Rennie, George  
George Rennie George Rennie (93) long time Seal Beach resident passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 with his children by his side. He was happily married to his wife Ruth for over 60 years and she welcomed him into Heaven. He is lovingly survived by their children, Daniel, Linda and Janet. He had 4 grandchildren, Ryan, Leah, Natalie and Lauren; and 2 great-grandchildren, Isabella and Noah. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Papa was a loving man of wisdom who brought his family from Pennsylvania to work as a Hairstylist at Buffum's Department Store in Long Beach, CA. After working at Buffum's for many years he opened up his own shop "Rennie's Beauty and Card Shop" on 7th St. in Long Beach, CA. George's family meant everything to him and he will be missed by many. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Palo Verde Avenue Christian Church, 2501 Palo Verde Ave., Long Beach, California. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits .
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Jan. 22, 2017
Robinson, Anne Burden  
Anne Burden Robinson May 19, 1924 Jan. 10, 2017 Anne Burden Robinson, nee Nicholson, 92, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at her home near San Diego. Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, Anne graduated from the University of Toronto and worked as a journalist for The Canadian Press. Later in life, she served as an assistant librarian at the Del Mar Middle School in Tiburon, California. Anne moved from Toronto to San Francisco in her early 20s, and married Donald Wesley Robinson in 1948. They moved to a home in Tiburon in 1954. A year later their daughter Janet was born. A devoted mother and homemaker, Anne also engaged in many volunteer activities. She pursued her interest in politics by promoting the incorporation of the Town of Tiburon and joining the League of Women Voters. Elected president of the Southern Marin chapter of the League, Anne later became president of the Vine Village Guild, supporting a community for mentally disabled young adults. A fine artist, Anne exhibited her landscapes with the Marin Watercolor Society, and she showed her work at the Caprice Restaurant in Tiburon. Anne was known for her great cooking skills. She fearlessly tackled all types of international cuisine. Anne cooked and entertained with flair. She was also a devotee of the arts. Anne is survived by her daughter Janet Robinson, son-in-law Robert McCray and granddaughters Katie and Glenna McCray, as well as her god-daughter Cathy Plocki. A celebration of Anne's life for family members will be held at a future date. Memorial gifts may be made to The Humane Society of the United States or The League of Women Voters.
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Published in Marin Independent Journal on Jan. 22, 2017
Rognlien, Buddy  
Buddy Rognlien Feb 8, 1939 - Jan 16, 2017 Resident of Bethel Island Donald "Buddy" Rognlien passed away peacefully on January 16, 2017 at the age of 77. Buddy is survived by five children, Marjori, Gina, Guy, Cristi and Tricia; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings Marilyne Polcher and Tim Rognlien; nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives; and long-time companion, Alice Kamers. He is preceded in death by his parents Mick and Marge; brother Jack; and sister Bonnie Hernandez. Buddy was born in Bemidji, MN and was a long time resident of the area. He spent many years as a machinist in the aerospace industry and as a restaurant entrepreneur and cook later in life. Buddy enjoyed sports, deer hunting, playing guitar, gardening and socializing with his friends. He was well-known for being creative, funny and brilliant with homemade recipes such as the "Buddy Burger" which has been enjoyed by many over the years. "You are now at peace. You will be missed, but never forgotten. We love you, Bud." Honoring his wishes, no services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers/cards, you may choose to honor him by donating to the American Heart Association. View the online memorial for Buddy Rognlien
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Published in East Bay Times on Jan. 22, 2017
Ross, Carol Lynn  
Carol Lynn Ross February 14, 1945 - January 10, 2017 Resident of Monterey Carol, 71, passed away January 10 at her home after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her brother, Tom, Lance and Rene; sister, Darcy; sister-in-law Marla; nephews Logan, Braden and Liam; stepmother, Lois Ross; and numerous cousins, extended family and close friends. She is preceded in death by her mom, Jackie; father, Clancy; and stepfather Bill. Carol asked that no service be held, but loved ones may honor her through a donation to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Condolences may be written at www.bermudezfamilyfunerals.com View the online memorial for Carol Lynn Ross
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Published in The Monterey Herald on Jan. 22, 2017
Rowell, Walter Jefferson  
Walter Jefferson Rowell Feb. 17, 1932 - Jan. 14, 2017 Arnold, CA Walter passed away after a short illness with cancer. He was a great person that would do anything for anyone @ anytime, He loved to go boating, camping, hunting, & loved going to the Dirt track racing in Antioch, as well as Drag Racing. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Madeline. He leaves behind 6 sons, Billy, Walter (Jimmy), Michael, Keith, Timothy, & Jeffery Rowell. He had 10 grand children, 14 great grand children, & 3 Great Great grandchildren. Viewing will be Monday Jan 23 from 5-8 pm. Funeral will commence on Tuesday 24th @ 11am, Holy Cross Cemetery, 2200 East 18th St., Antioch. CA 94509. View the online memorial for Walter Jefferson Rowell
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Published in East Bay Times on Jan. 22, 2017
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