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Troia, Salvatore  
Salvatore Troia Dec 8, 1914 - Jan 27, 2016 Resident of Antioch Salvatore Troia a former Pittsburg resident passed away in Antioch, on January 27, at the age of 101. Uncle Sal, as he was known to by most was a hard worker, and he was part of the construction crew that rebuilt Pearl Harbor after the December 7th, 1941 bombing. He also worked at his father's barber shop when he was young, and after returning home from Hawaii he became a milkman delivering for Borden's and Crystal milk companies. He also continued working as a part-time barber. He enjoyed bowling with his wife Marie who preceded him in death, and was an avid sports fan. He is also preceded in death by his siblings: Bessie Di Maggio (Neno), Nina Salvetti, Michael (Rita), John, and Tony (Florence) Troia. He is survived by his son Vincent, and a brother Joseph Troia, and many nieces and nephews, and caring friends and family. Uncle Sal was very generous at heart. He lived a life full of hard work and always had a wonderful story to tell about his family and the events he lived through. He will be sorely missed. A Memorial mass will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10am at the Church of the Good Shepherd. View the online memorial for Salvatore Troia
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Published in Contra Costa Times on Feb. 2, 2016
Tuebe, Alta  
Alta Joe Teube passed away on January 28th, 2016. She was 79 years old. Alta was born on October 26th, 1936 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a dedicated servant of Jehovah. Alta was a lover of dogs and gardening. She was always quick to help anyone in need. She worked in Ukiah at Raley's for many years as a checker, and always greeted everyone with her radiant smile. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by all of us until the day she is welcomed back to a Paradise Earth. John 5:28,29 Alta is survived by her brother Robert Lawrence of Potter Valley; her sons David McLaughlin of Portland, Or., Ross McLaughlin of Ukiah, Ca. and her daughter Cheryl Rickard of Greenwood, Ca. as well as her step-sons Stephen Teube and Stacey Teube and step-daughters Candy Muzio, Stephanie Zegers and Clarissa Loehr. Alta has 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Gary Teube and her sons Larry McLaughlin and Bobby Mc-Laughlin. Services will begin at 1pm at Eversole Mortuary on Tuesday, February 2nd. There will be a private interment at Ukiah Cemetery. For Information, please contact Eversole Mortuary at 707-462-2206.
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Published in Ukiah Daily Journal on Feb. 5, 2016
Turner, Dr. Robert George  
Dr. Robert George Turner Sept. 5, 1919 - Jan. 18, 2016 Emerald Hills Robert (Bob) Turner passed away calmly in his sleep on January 18, 2016, at the age of 96. His life partner and soulmate, Ines Hill, was by his side to comfort him during his final step of a well-lived and joyful life. Bob was born in London, UK on September 5, 1919 to Laurence and Katherine Turner. Bob was the oldest living patriarch of his generation, preceded in death by his brother Keith, sister Jean, half-brother Geoff, and first wife Joan. Bob is survived by his four sons: Peter, John, Jim, and Paul; and 10 grandchildren: Morgan, Jillian, Ryan, Kip, Zachary, Nicholas, Austin, Ema, Ruby, and Milo. Bob Turner knew at an early age that he wanted to serve mankind as a doctor of medicine. He attended the University of Cambridge, England and Yale University, United States, where he acquired a taste for the "Land of Opportunity." Bob received a Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS. To make a better life for his family, Bob immigrated to the United States in 1953 with his first wife, Joan, and eldest son, Peter. After an initial period of practicing surgery, in 1955, he set up a medical practice in Redwood City, California. Bob was a well-respected physician in private practice, and at Sequoia Hospital, retiring at age 85 - a true testament to his devotion to medicine. Bob's passion for travel and linguistics lead him to become fluent in the German, Italian and Spanish languages. A kind and gentle man of soft and encouraging words, Bob recognized that his primary goal was to help and understand his patients. Funeral services will be held on February 5 at Crippen and Flynn Woodside Chapel in Redwood City with Visitation from 10:00am-1:00pm, a Chapel service at 1:00pm, and a final burial at 2:30pm at St. John's Cemetery in San Mateo. View the online memorial for Dr. Robert George Turner
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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 3, 2016
Turowski, Mary Ann  
Oct. 22, 1932 - Jan. 30, 2016 Mary Ann Turowski, 83, bid her final adieu on Saturday, Jan. 30, Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo. Mary Ann was born Oct. 22, 1932 in Detroit, MI to Michael and Hedwig Wienczak. She, her husband, Frank and their dog, Daisy, left Detroit two weeks after the 1989 earthquake to join their children in the Northern California Bay Area. Mom was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank J. Turowski, Jr.; and her brother, Eugene Wienczak. Survivors include her daughter, Mary (Yikaalo); and her son, Frank (Anna). Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 3 to 5:00 p.m., Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo. Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Internment will immediately follow at All Souls Catholic Cemetery, Vallejo. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Fr. Solanus Guild, 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207. Arrangements entrusted to the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo (707) 552-6696. www.TwinChapelsMortuary.com .
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Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Feb. 3, 2016
Valdez, Mikel Vincent  
Mikel Vincent Valdez Feb. 9, 1952 - Jan.12, 2016 Resident of San Jose Mikel Valdez, 63 years old, passed away peacefully at El Camino Hospital on January 12, 2016. Mikel was an amazing hairstylist with over 40 years experience. Owner and Queen of FAUX salon, the mecca of cool and fashion weirdo palace in Campbell for nearly 30 years. He trained and mentored well over 100 hairstylist that have continued their own successful careers. Mikel was not only a mentor and hero in the hairdresser world but ignited the passions in those around him. He often saw the beauty in ugly, dressing up and making appearances on Dance Party, he made us all better weirdos. His taste in glamour and all things trashy was exquisite. Mikel was a gastronomical superstar. It seemed that there was not a restaurant in the world that he hadn't tried. Sometimes we are lucky to connect with a person of Mikel's generosity and kindness and they knight us into their kingdom. He is our FAUXfather FAUXever and will be greatly missed. Mikel is survived by his father Amos. Sister and brother in law Jodi and Bob Knapp and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Nine Lives Foundation 3016 Rolison Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063 Dust off your ruby slippers, it's time to celebrate the life of Mikel Please join us and bring an appetizer to share Monday, February 8 from 12-4 PM San Jose Moose Lodge 1825 Mt. Pleasant Rd., San Jose CA 95148 View the online memorial for Mikel Vincent Valdez
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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 31, 2016
Valencia, Jose M.  
ALBION, NE—Jose Maria Valencia, 82, of Albion, NE, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2016 at his home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. To honor his wishes, cremation has taken place.
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Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Jan. 31, 2016
Van Wig, Anita  
Anita Louise Van Wig 4/8/41 - 1/16/16 Anita "Rita" was the tenth child of Kenneth Wellman Van Wig and Edna Rampton Van Wig. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Ralph Wallace Van Wig and Kenneth James Van Wig; and four sisters: Katheryn Nancy David, Dorothy Evelyn deLongchamp, Patricia Blanch Gray and Joan Alma More. She is survived by three sisters: Beatrice Edna Floyd, Marilyn Rose White and Sara Elizabeth Van Wig; A son, Ritchie Sax; two brothers-in-law: Richard More and Edward T. White; One sister-in-law, June McFarlin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anita grew up in Inglewood, California attending the local schools. She enjoyed music, sang for pleasure, took piano lessons and just enjoyed listening to it. She was a member of the Girl Scouts and had fond memories of the Scout activities especially camping, boating and swimming. Anita lived with MS for over forty years. She requested her remains be donated to UCLA for scientific research. Her courage and sense of humor were important factors in her staying a kind and uncomplaining person. She was loved by her family and will be missed very much. A family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to remember Anita in memorial gifts may contact the National MS Society. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
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Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 4, 2016
Vara-Waltz, Rafaela  
Rafaela Vara-Waltz October 1936 - February 2016 Resident of Turlock, CA Passed away after a brief stay at the hospital. Survived by her husband, Vernon Waltz and her daughter, Diana Vara View the online memorial for Rafaela  Vara-Waltz
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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 6, 2016
Velcich, Rena  
Rena Velcich Rena, 91, passed away on January 28th, 2016. Loving Daughter of the late John and Teresa, beloved wife of the late John Velcich, loving sister of Rose, Angelina and brother Louie (all deceased), she is survived by her daughters Kathie and Gloria Velcich. A Native Daughter of the Golden West, member of the YMCA and Goldenaires, Rena enjoyed traveling, swimming, dancing, photography, musicals, picnics and her dog's "Dino" and "Archie." Rena was known for her festive parties and her outstanding gourmet dishes, always the perfect hostess. Rena was kind, gracious and elegant. She will be greatly missed. Visitation to be held on Monday (February 8) from 10:00-11:00AM. Funeral service to be held Monday (February 8) at 11:00 AM at Keaton's Mortuary. Catered reception to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Keaton's Mortuary 1022 E Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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Published in Marin Independent Journal from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2016
Vice, Violet Bethine  
Violet Bethine Vice Bethine passed away peacefully at home on January 30th, surrounded by her family. Born May 10, 1927, to Roy & Iva Hartnett in Zenith, Kansas. She attended Wesley Medical Center of Nursing in Wichita, KS and graduated as a Registered Nurse. Shortly after graduation she married Robert Vice and moved to California. They eventually built the family home in Redwood Valley where she lived for the past 57 years. She worked as the head surgical nurse at the State Hospital in Talmage. After its closing she went to work at Ukiah Community Hospital where she retired in 1982. Bethine was an active member of the Eastern Star organization for many years. She enjoyed travelling, especially a Grey Hound bus tour of the US, and a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands with her siblings. The center of her life was her family and nothing brightened her days more than spending time with them. She was always thrilled to attend their activities, especially sports of any kind. She is survived by her children, Sheryl Aycrigg (Rob), Bobbi Kelly-Ryan (Rick), David Vice (Sue), Leslie Ford (Mel). She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Joe, Holly, Amy, Bonnie, Jonica, Sam and Kelvin, plus 6 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Bob, in 1981. We would like to give a special thanks to Debbie Akin her friend and caregiver, and Dr. Iyad Hanna for his care to her for many years. In lieu of flowers, donations to Salvation Army, Redwood Valley/Calpella Fire Dept or the Phoenix Hospice would be appreciated. Please join us for a graveside service at the Ukiah Cemetery on Friday February 5th at 2:00 PM. A reception to celebrate her life will follow at the Ukiah Garden Caf‚ on South State St, Ukiah. Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Ukiah Daily Journal on Feb. 3, 2016
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