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Evelyn A. Dunlop

Evelyn Ann Dunlop, 84, passed away peacefully in Modesto with her family by her side after an extended illness. She was born in Turlock to early Swedish settlers, Alvin and Hildur Erickson. Her grandfather, Peter Erickson, served as the first chairman of the board of trustees of Turlock High School when it was founded in 1906.

January 12, 2011 | | OBITS


Malcolm G. Eddy

Malcolm Eddy, 89, died at his home in Turlock. He was born in Hamadan, Iran and spent 35 years working as an accountant for the National Iranian Oil Co. In 1977, he and his family emigrated to the U.S., settling in Turlock. Here he worked as an instructional aide for TUSD for 15 years, and he also worked at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for 25 years.

January 12, 2011 | | OBITS


Vladimir Antoniuk

Vladimir Antoniuk was born in the Ukraine on Feb. 13, 1935. At the age of three, his family moved to Argentina and he later immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s at the age of 24, where he attended seminary in Chicago. His first marriage was to Betty Yakimow and they adopted their first son, Daniel, in the late 60s.

January 12, 2011 | | OBITS


Mikhael K. Pius

Mikhael K. Pius, 83, of Modesto passed away on Jan. 9, 2011 in Modesto.

January 12, 2011 | | OBITS


Stanislaus tops UC San Diego for first time in 5 years

It wasn't pretty, but it was a win. The Warriors ended the weekend with two victories after edging UC San Diego, 57-55, Saturday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.

January 11, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


Winning streak ends for Warrior women

The UC San Diego women's basketball team went nuts shooting 3-pointers in the first half and had to hold off a furious Cal State Stanislaus second-half comeback before claiming an 86-80 win Saturday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.

January 11, 2011 | | College


The first casualty is not partisanship

How do we react to the horrific murders of Christina Green, 9; John Roll, 63; Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Dorothy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79; and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 13 others?

January 11, 2011 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


FAITH: ARMENIAN CHRISTMAS

Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church of Turlock celebrated "Armenian Christmas," the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany, on Saturday. The Armenian Church holiday, traditionally recognized on Jan. 6, is a feast day that commemorates not only the birth of Christ, but also His baptism by John the Baptist. The latter is remembered through the "Blessing of Water" ceremony, which follows the Divine Liturgy.

January 11, 2011 | | Local


Adrian Alfaro

Adrian Alfaro passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, due to complications resulting from Zellweger's Syndrome, a peroxisomal disorder. He was two weeks shy of his third birthday. Adrian was a living angel here on earth and touched the lives of many in his short life. Although Adrian never spoke a word, or was able to walk, his smile and loving eyes changed the heart of everyone he met. Adrian has left us wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Adrian is survived by his parents, Jose "Chuy" Alfaro and Carolina Alfaro; and big brother, Jose "Chuyito" Alfaro ...

January 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Mary Ellen Battista

Mary Ellen Battista, 89, passed away on Jan. 5, 2011.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic church; ambassador for the Secure Horizons Insurance for years; and managed the brown bag and commodities food program give away with her friends in Turlock for 20 years. Mary Ellen was an avid card player with friends and member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mary Ellen also loved to go shopping with her son and daughter-in-law, Connie Battista.
Mary Ellen is survived by her son, M. Dwight Battista; grandsons, Dwight Battista, Sam Battista and Michael Edward Battista; and great grandchildren, Coral, Sam ...

January 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Unetta Bell (Coulson)

Unetta Bell (Coulson) was born in Texas on May 2, 1918. She peacefully passed away on Jan. 2, 2011 at the age of 92. For most of her adult life she resided in Turlock.
She is survived by son, Frank and his wife, Ilo, Bell; grandchildren, Suzanne and her husband, Scott, Canada, Tim and his wife, Marie, Bell; great grandchildren, Tanya Gianni-Embrey, Cameron Hoffman and Caitlyn Bell; sisters, Coralee Bell and Mae Pope; and brothers, Jay Selby and Walt Selby.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah ...

January 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Vangie J. Hartvickson

An inspiring woman, Vangie J. Hartvickson 63, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 5, 2011.
She was born on Sept. 15, 1947, in Ogden, Utah to wonderful parents, Joe Chris and Margaret Sandoval. Her younger years were spent laughing, singing, dancing and, yes, fighting with her sisters. She spent many hours with a salt shaker in her hand belting out tunes and breaking vases with her dance moves. Vangie attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated in 1965. Although she was one of the quieter daughter's, Vangie kept the nuns and priests on their toes.
She moved to California ...

January 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Filomena Gomes Marcelino

Filomena Gomes Marcelino, 82, of Gustine passed away on Jan. 1, 2011 in Los Banos.
She was born March 26, 1928 in Cedros, Faial, Azores. She was a homemaker for 55 years, and a member of Our Lady of Miracles of Gustine, Brotherhood of St. Anthony of Patterson, and I.D.E.S. Council 176 of Hilmar.
She is survived by daughter, Maria Otila Medeiros of Lathrop; sister, Maria Branco of Atwater; grandchildren, Richard Gina Medeiros of Manteca and Alvaro Gabriel Medeiros of Lathrop; and great grandchildren, Andrew Moore and Jakob Medeiros, both of Manteca.
She was preceded in death ...

January 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Agueda da Encarnacao Furtado

Agueda da Encarnacao Furtado, 89, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 2, 2011 in Turlock.
She was born July 11, 1921 in Corvo, Azores. She was a homemaker for 50 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock.
She is survived by nephew, Luis DeAna and his wife, Silvina, of Livingston; nieces, Christina Lima and her husband, Tome, of Ballico and Cindy DeAna of Hilmar; daughter-in-law, Eulalia Dias of Canada; sister, Teresa Pimentel of Azores; sister, Ester Assencao DeAna of Boston; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roberto Pimentel ...

January 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Mark L. Richesin

Mark Richesin, 50, of Lake Don Pedro passed away at Mercy Hospital in Merced. Mark was born in Stockton to Carl and Carol Richesin, later moving to the Modesto area. In 1983, Mark became employed at the Weyerhaeuser Paper/Ip Company; he served 27 dedicated years there. In 1990, Mark met Sandra Morris, whom would become the love of his life; they were married in 1992. Mark and Sandy moved to La Grange in 2000, where they settled in and made their home. He and Sandy where married 18 wonderful years.
Mark truly enjoyed hunting, boating and being outdoors. His ...

January 07, 2011 | | OBITS


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California Attorney General tours Modesto Junior College

California Attorney General and United States Senate candidate Kamala D. Harris got a firsthand look at the facility that will house Modesto Junior College's ...

September 29, 2016 | | Education


New program helps families with wandering Alzheimer's patients

A national company with a local branch is launching a free networking system to help families deal with wandering family members suffering from Alzheimer's ...

September 29, 2016 | | Local


Proud to support Abe Rojas

I want to express my support for Abe Rojas for reelection to the Yosemite Community College District as Trustee – Area 3.

September 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Winds prompt health concern for Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is warning residents with health problems, particularly those with respiratory issues that a forecast of higher wind ...

September 29, 2016 | | Local


Pamela Grassini

Pamela Ann Koch was born on September 11, 1943 in San Francisco, CA She was the only child of William Koch and Marjorie Woods Koch ...

September 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Iris Willema Mendonca

Iris Mendonca, 81, of Turlock, CA passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on September 21, 2016. Iris was born to Willard and Gladys Grose ...

September 29, 2016 | | OBITS


First responders offer virtual ride-along

Several area public safety agencies are offering the public a chance to experience what it is like to be a first responder with a virtual ...

September 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


David John Kangas

David John Kangas, 51, died September 9, 2016 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was at home and surrounded by his wife, two ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Kathryn Lorraine Liles

Kathryn Lorraine Liles, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away unexpectedly in her home last week. Born March 2, 1964 in Castro Valley ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Frances Mae Haarstad

Frances Mae Haarstad went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Brandel Manor, Turlock CA. Frances (known as "Mickey Fran ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Births Sept. 15 to Sept. 21

• Alejandra Garcia Martinez of Livingston is the mother of a 7-pound girl born Sept. 15 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 23, 2016 | | Births


Gil Esquer excellent choice for Turlock City Council District 2

It is my honor to write this letter in support of my friend Gil Esquer, a candidate for Turlock City Council District 2. Gil is ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Stop the regulatory drought

The State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) is either oblivious to the pain they are causing our community or simply don't care. Their mandates ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Stan State's accolades deserve top billing

I am writing about the article published on Sept. 16 about UC Merced ranked among nation's best colleges. I certainly agree that the article ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Vote for Amy Bublak for Turlock City Council District 4

I am very pleased to support Amy Bublak for reelection to Turlock City Council District 4. I have known Amy for over a decade. She ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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