Tom de Graaf, 86, of Turlock, passed away at his home on Friday, June 11. Tom had been an active member of the Turlock community since 1963. He was born in Santa Cruz on Jan. 22, 1924, the son of Tom and Alice de Graaf of the Netherlands, who followed their dreams to begin a new life in the United States. He attended Ripon Christian Jr. High and high school, graduating in 1941. He served ...
Julia Babeadeh, 87, of Turlock, died Tuesday. Services have been held. Julia was born in 1923 in Urmia, Iran. She was a homemaker for 52 years and a member of St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church of Turlock. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Frieda Swaney of Los Angeles; and grandchildren, Peter Mokhatas of Kentucky and Michelle Mokhatas of Glendale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Natniel Moghadas; and son, Alfred Mokhatas.
John was born in Garden City, Kansas to Ludwig and Frances Gingrich in 1920. He spent his "youth" in an Army artillery unit in Northern Europe during World War II. That experience shaped his life; over half of his unit did not return home. He later graduated from San Francisco State with both a bachelor's and master's degrees. In 1948, he married Margaret in Oakland. John worked for about 30 years as a barber in ...
Brian "Tom" Julius, 89, of Turlock, passed away in the comfort of his home, with his loving family by his side.
Denia Rocha Machado, 76, of Livingston, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a brief battle with cancer on April 9, surrounded by her family. She was born in Terceira, Azores in 1933. She married John Machado in 1950, and had seven children. The family then immigrated to Livingston in 1968. She loved children, and for several years she cared for various children in her home. She also helped to raise ...
Faye Rodrigues, 49, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Thursday. She was born in Hawaii to Earl Kealoha and Elizabeth Lola Rodrigues. The family moved to California when Faye was just 5 years old. She loved the outdoors and also loved cooking, cleaning and crocheting. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a happy person and enjoyed talking and laughing with her family and friends. She attended Victory Outreach in Modesto.
John Machado Neto Jr., 70, of Queen Creek, Ariz. passed away in Bakersfield on June 4. John was born Sept. 14, 1939 in San Jose to John and Mary Neto.
Clarence was born in Mc Louth, Kansas to Clarence and Udera in 1930. He later settled in Turlock, where he lived for 40 years. Clarence enjoyed watching his children play baseball in Little League, race cars and animals.
Suzanne Marie Hutson, 44, passed away June 4 with her family by her side at Kaiser Hospital in Modesto.
Ken Hearn passed away peacefully at his home in Turlock after a brief and brave battle with cancer; he was 58 years old. He worked for Fed Ex freight for 26 years and lived in Turlock for the past 37 years. He enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren with special treats and spending time with his family.
John Spier, 65, of Turlock, passed away in Modesto. He was born in Riverside. John was a communications technician for Pacific Bell for 30 years and for the Turlock Unified School District for 10 years. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and Communications Workers of America. John enjoyed woodworking, fly fishing, hiking, camping and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Suzanne Spier ...
Maria Dolores Gudino, 38, of Modesto, passed away on May 30 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Turlock to Jose Luis and Maria Renteria in 1972. She was a good role model and was always positive. Maria was a very happy person. She loved football, and the Oakland Raiders were her favorite team. Her family was her priority. She will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew her. Maria is ...
Agaton Basig Gumanday III, 26, of Atwater, died June 2 in Snelling. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 11 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Burial will be private. Agaton was a laborer for two years at Dole Canned Food. He attended Christian Victory Center in Hilmar. He enjoyed skateboarding, playing with his children, nephews, nieces and cousins, he also liked to ride dirt bikes and fish. ...
Our beloved wife, mother, grammy, sister, aunt and friend, Marjorie Pittser, passed on June 5 at the age of 67. Her last days were spent at Memorial Hospital in Modesto with her family and friends at her side.
John V. Lawrence, 85 of Hilmar, died May 31 in Turlock. Services have been held. Burial was at North Hilmar Cemetery.
Glenda Barreto, 71, of Patterson, passed away on Saturday at her home in her much-loved art studio. She was born in Sacramento to Glenn and Anne Fry in 1940. She was raised in Dixon, and moved to Patterson around 1973, where she had a 30-year career as a teacher. Most of those years were spent at Grayson Elementary. She ended her career as an art teacher at Creekside Middle School. ...
James Sweeten, 82, of Turlock, passed away on Saturday, June 18 at Bel-Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital. He was born in Okemah, Okla. to Herman and Winnie Sweeten in 1928. He was raised there until his teens, when the family moved to the Hilmar in 1944. In 1948, he married Mary Ann Davis. James and Mary Ann moved to the Bay Area and lived most of the time in Morgan Hill. ...
William Andrew Sandberg, 83, died June 7 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a former resident of Turlock and a chemical engineer. A funeral was held at La Paloma Funeral Services, and a cremation followed.
Mrs. Cherylee "Cheri" Anne Fernandes Silva was born on Jan. 1, 1950, in Turlock, Calif. to Carl and Josephine E. Lucas Fernandes. She passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Arthur L. Martin, 90, of Delhi, was born on Jan. 20, 1921, in Maud, Okla. and passed away on June 12 in Merced.
Marvin Ernest, 67, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Monday. Marvin went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer. Marvin owned and operated AAA Sewing Machine in Modesto for 22 years and was in the business for 45 years. Time with family and riding his Harley were his favorite things. He will be remembered for his gentle manner and deep soft voice. His kindness touched many lives.
A funeral service for Jeeni Benyamin Seyer, 87, of Turlock, was held on June 17 at the Assyrian Evangelical Church.
Owen Joseph Stauber, 82, of Turlock, passed away Tuesday, June 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Louie Joseph Peters, 91, of Turlock, died on June 12. Louie was born in Pescadero, Calif. to Manuel and Bazelina Peters. He trained for a year as a professional ballroom dancer by the famous Arthur Murray Dance Studio in the 1940s. Latin ballroom dance was Louie's forte. Louie and his wife of 59 years, Alta, were ballroom dancers and members of the Modesto Ballroom and the VFW.
Bill R. Sousa, 61, of Hilmar, was born on Jan. 17, 1950, in Cinco Ribeiras, Terceira, Azores and passed away on June 11 in Hilmar.
Helen Ruth (Hunter) Bishop, a native of Turlock, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, after a short illness. She was 84.
Michael J. Wigt, 24, passed away suddenly and tragically on June 14, 2011. He was born in Modesto to John Wigt and Carlene (Johnson) Wigt on Jan. 12, 1987. Michael had two brothers, John and Samuel.
Marvin Ernest, 67, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Monday.
Francisco Coelho Costa, 87, of Turlock, died June 11 in Turlock. He was born in June 1923 in Altares, Terceira, Azores. He worked in the dairy and food processing industry and was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock. He enjoyed gardening and vacationing in the Azores.
Georgia was born in Coalinga, Calif. to Charles and Pearl Mallory in 1919. She enjoyed reading, working on needlework and singing as a soprano in the choir.