In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Jerrold C. Schaefer

Jerrold C. Schaefer

Jan. 10, 2018 - Jerrold (Jerry) Charles Schaefer died Dec.14, following a 17-year battle with a blood disorder that became leukemia. He was 76. Schaefer was born Nov. 10, 1941, a third-generation San Franciscan, the first child born to Emmett and Bernice Schaefer...

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James Lee Silva

Jan. 3, 2018 - Thank you note from the family of Jimmy Silva James (Jimmy) Lee Silva, a life-long resident of Tracy, died unexpectedly during the early morning of Dec. 28. He was 40. Silva was born in Hayward, California on March 24, 1977, and moved to Tracy...

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Wayne Thomas Whistler

Jan. 3, 2018 - Wayne Thomas Whistler died Dec. 24 in Fredericksburg, Texas after a four-year battle with dementia brought on by both heart and Type 1 diabetes complications. He was 72. Whistler was born in Oakland, but his formative years were spent living in...

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John Daniel Garske

Jan. 3, 2018 - John Daniel Garske of Pleasanton, died Dec. 14 from esophageal cancer. He was 88. Garske was a good family man who prized a simple, but meaningful life centered on his wife Ann and their eight children. Garske was born in Sacramento, California on...

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Patricia Ann Rankin

Jan. 3, 2018 - Patricia Ann Rankin died Dec. 2 after a lengthy illness. She was 67. Rankin was born March 9, 1950, in Newhall, California. She moved to Livermore in 1952 where she lived until her death. She attended the Livermore schools K-12 where she excelled...

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Margaret Elizabeth Roelling

Dec. 28, 2017 - Margaret Elizabeth Roelling of Manteca, died Dec. 3. She was 64. She was born to the late Robert and Margaret McIntosh on Dec. 11, 1952, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Before retirement, she worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for more...

 Robert C. "Bob" Miller

Robert C. "Bob" Miller

Dec. 22, 2017 - Robert Chester “Bob” Miller died Dec. 7 in Manteca. He was 67. Miller was born on Dec. 15, 1949 in Bentonville, Arkansas and came to Stockton as a toddler. He resided in San Joaquin County his entire life. A graduate of Franklin High School,...

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LaWayne E. Janssen

Dec. 22, 2017 - LaWayne Eugene Janssen of Castro Valley died Nov. 10, 2017 after battling recurrent salivary adenocarcinoma. He was 90. Born in Ida Grove, Iowa on Sept. 23, 1927, he was the only child of Albert and Frieda Janssen. He grew up on a farm, and at...

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Helen Faye Gilbert

Dec. 22, 2017 - Helen Faye Gilbert of Turlock died Nov. 30. She was 84. Gilbert was born on Nov. 1, 1933 to James and Mary Bathgate in Kidder, Missouri. She graduated from high school in Hamilton, Missouri and worked for a short time in Kansas City, Missouri. At...

Loren James Voelker

Loren James Voelker

Nov. 30, 2017 - Loren James Voelker died Nov. 17, at Carson Valley Medical Center. He was 84. Voelker was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Manhattan, Kansas, to Theodore and Vanita Voelker. He graduated from Commerce High School in San Francisco, California in 1951, and...

Eric Raymond Kristofferson

Eric Raymond Kristofferson

Nov. 21, 2017 - Eric Raymond Kristofferson, resident of San Jose, died Nov. 3. He was 70. Kristofferson was born to Alf and Ernestine Kristofferson Nov. 13, 1946 in San Francisco. He grew up in San Leandro, attending San Leandro High School. He obtained a master's...

Clifford W. Olsen

Clifford W. Olsen

Nov. 15, 2017 - Clifford W. Olsen of Pleasanton and San Ramon passed away Saturday, Nov. 4. He was 81. Born in Placerville, California on Jan.15, 1936, he was the youngest son of Christian William Olsen and Elsie Mae (Bishop) Olsen. Olsen graduated high school...

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George Friedrich

Nov. 9, 2017 - George Friedrich, a native of Germany, died Nov. 1. He was 83. Friedrich was born July 17, 1934 in Esslingen, Germany. He immigrated to Canada 1952 where he worked a variety of jobs - first as a farm worker, then a lumberjack and finally a...

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Harlan 'Sonny' Eugene Olson

Nov. 8, 2017 - Harlan “Sonny” Eugene Olson, resident of Livermore, died Nov. 2. He was 75. Olson was born on Aug. 12, 1942 in Onawa, Iowa. He grew up in a small farming community of Soldier, Iowa. At 17, he moved to Livermore, California and gained employment...

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Stephen J. Davis

Nov. 3, 2017 - Stephen James Davis of Palmyra, New York died Oct. 25. He was 64. Born Nov. 11, 1952, in Geneva, New York., Davis was the son of the late James F. Davis Jr. and Elizabeth Lyon Davis. After his parents were discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1952...

 Joseph "Joe" Dague II

Joseph "Joe" Dague II

Nov. 3, 2017 - Joseph "Joe" Merle Dague II, resident of San Jose, died Oct. 20. He was 83. Dague was born Aug. 29, 1934. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, Dague proudly served during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart and surviving as a POW. He studied at San...

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Ronald David Yost Jr.

Oct. 24, 2017 - Ronald David Yost Jr. died Sept. 28 in San Francisco. He was 34. Yost was born Feb. 1, 1983 in Hayward to Ronald David and Verna Lorraine Yost. He graduated from high school in 2001 and moved to Tracy in 2012. Yost worked as a computer technician...

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Gilbert (Gil) Nelson Stockwell

Oct. 17, 2017 - Gilbert (Gil) Nelson Stockwell of Prescott Arizona, died May 29, due to complications from COPD. He was 88. Stockwell was born in Souix Falls, South Dakota on Dec.1, 1928. Amongst a few favorite stories he would love to share was that after...

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Patricia M. Olcomendy

Oct. 13, 2017 - Patricia Maria Olcomendy, of San Francisco, died Sept. 30. She was 82. Olcomendy was born in San Francisco to parents Russell and Kathleen Berti. She graduated from Lone Mountain College in June 1957 and worked as a computer programmer at the...

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William "Bill" Kuhl

Oct. 13, 2017 - Bill Kuhl died Sept. 29 after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 76. Kuhl was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on June 5, 1941 and spent most of his life in Northern California. His parents were Frederick William Kuhl and Winnifred...