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Jean Puskas

April 13, 1928 — Oct. 5, 2015 Jean Helene Puskas, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. She touched many during her lifetime and will be missed by all. Jean was born April 13, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Harold and Helen Eliason. In 1946, Jean married her life partner, George Puskas, a […]

James C. Burt

Aug. 15, 1962 — Sept. 22, 2015 James (Jimmy) Burt, passed away, Sept. 22, 2015, at Kaiser, Vacaville with his family by his side. Jimmy enjoyed baseball, camping, bowling and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Elzida; parents, Ned and Yvonne Burt; sisters, Cathy Banovitz, Nancy Nashlund; brothers, Michael Burt and David Burt; children, […]

JoAnn Bush Naiman

May 29, 1947 — Sept. 8, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of JoAnn Bush Naiman, at the age of 68, from complications due to diabetes on Sept. 8, 2015. JoAnn grew up in Concord, California, where she attended Williams Elementary, Glenbrook Intermediate and Mount Diablo High Schools. After high school […]

Braulio Valenzuela Rodriguez

May 27, 1938 — Sept. 28, 2015 Braulio Valenzuela Rodriguez, 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at NorthBay Medical Center. Braulio was born May 27, 1938, in Canelas, Durango, Mexico, to Luz Rodriguez and Braulio Valenzuela and was the second of four children (one older sister and two younger brothers). Braulio’s family relocated to Villa […]

Robert “Bob” Gene Honeycutt

Jan. 31, 1931 — Sept. 27, 2015 Bob passed away at the age of 84 on Sept. 27, 2015, following a long illness. He was surrounded by his daughters and granddaughter. Bob was born in Johnson City, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he met his wife, Betty […]

Barbara Elaine Russell

July 24, 1941 — Sept 29, 2015 Barbara Elaine Russell, 74, passed on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at home following a long battle with cancer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Barbara accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior at a young age. She became a resident of Vacaville in 1991 and was an […]

Frank Marinovich

March 7, 1931 — Sept. 21, 2015 “Franko” Marinovich was a first generation American born in Los Angeles, California. His parents, Andrea and Maria Marinovich, migrated from Yugoslavia in the early 1920s. Frank enlisted in the Army in 1948, but decided a year later to join the Air Force. He transferred to the Fairfield-Suisun Air Base […]

Ken Brown

Jan. 1, 1936 — Sept. 28, 2015 Ken passed away peacefully at home in Fairfield after a long battle with cancer. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant; also retired from Mare Island. Ken is survived by his wife, Judy Brown; two daughters, Jennifer Pajkos of Fairfield and Sherri (Joe) Schwanter of Texas; two […]

Richard Douglas King Sr.

May 5, 1937 — Sept. 29, 2015 Richard King, 78, of Suisun City, passed away on Sept. 29, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Concord, California. He was born May 5, 1937, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Willie and Margurite King. Richard served as a flight loadmaster in the United States Air Force and retired in 1976 […]

Harry Wood Barrett

Barrett, Harry Wood, 95, died in Napa on Sept. 29, 2015, after a long illness. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville. Contact 448-6546.

Diane L. Kelly

Nov. 5, 1945 — Sept. 26, 2015 Diane was born and raised from a very young age in Linden, San Joaquin County, California, by her mother Mary J. Podesta Cheek and later her adopted father Robert W. Kelly. She attended grade school at Delphi and graduated from Linden High School where she was a cheerleader […]

Rita Gerevas

June 20, 1911 — Sept. 19, 2015 Rita Gerevas, 104, our treasured aunt, friend and an amazing woman, born on June 20, 1911, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Rita lived her life with dignity and grace and is a reminder to us all to always be thankful. Rita was the youngest of four […]

Marsha Prestwich

April 30, 1951 — Aug. 14, 2015 Marsha Jean Prestwich (Cummans), was promoted to heaven on Aug. 14, 2015, it was a peaceful transition surrounded by loved ones at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, California. Marsha was a devoted wife and mother, she spent a lifetime of service to the Lord and other people. […]

Grace A. Zagata

Zagata, Grace A., 97, of Vacaville, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. She was born in Osborne County, Kansas, to Raymond and Lottie Dey. No formal services are being held at this time. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville. Contact: 446-6546.

Merle LeRoy Hunter

May 13, 1926 — Sept. 5, 2015 Merle was born at home on May 13, 1926, at 4434 Lewis Ave., Eureka, California, to the parents of Roy and Cora Emelyn Hunter. He attended public schools in Eureka: Lincoln Elementary to the sixth grade, Eureka Junior High School in the seventh and eighth grades and Eureka Senior High […]

Kathryn Ann Durbin

Oct. 2, 1949 — Sept. 16, 2015 On Wednesday, Kathryn Ann Durbin passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband, Jim, by her side. Kathryn was born on Oct. 2, 1949, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, the daughter of Wayne and Eva Poole. She was the second of six children and spent her formative years growing up […]

Michael “Anthony” Meldrum

April 17, 1956 — Sept. 1, 2015 Michael “Anthony” Meldrum passed away Sept. 1, 2015, from natural causes at his home in Suisun City, California. He was 59. He was an accomplished and well-respected salesman in the auto industry, aspiring pilot, entertainer and devout Christian. Michael was loved by all who met him. He is survived […]

Jon Warren Cothern

Feb. 7, 1946 — Sept. 4, 2015 Jon was born in Chicago, Illinois. His family moved to Pleasant Hill in 1953. Attending schools there, he graduated from College Park High School in 1963. Jon played football and swam on the school teams. He attended Diablo Valley College before moving to Benicia in 1968. Jon was extremely […]

Wilma Muzette (Dillman) Closson

June 25, 1923 — Sept. 19, 2015 Wilma Muzette (Dillman) Closson, a devoted mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2015, at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Vacaville, with family at her side. Muzette was 92 years old. She was born in Whitney, Texas, and grew up in San Angelo, Texas. She moved to […]

John Okpisz

Sept. 15, 1936 — Sept. 15, 2015 John Edward Okpisz, a longtime resident of Fairfield, California, departed this life unexpectedly in his sleep on Sept. 15, 2015, in Austin, Texas at the age of 79. John was born on Sept. 15, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edward Okpisz, Sr. and Jean Okpisz. His family moved to […]

Ernest Johnson

Ernest Joseph Johnson, 69, military service member and firefighter, died at home Sept. 11, 2015, from liver cancer. “Joe” served in the Navy during the Vietnam war in the submarine service and was a member of the Veteran Foreign Wars Organization. He was a firefighter for 31 years. He started pulling hoses and eventually became […]

Richard E. Steeves

May 22, 1962 — Sept. 10, 2015 Richard was born May 22, 1962, in Santa Rosa, California, to Robert W. Steeves and Phyllis Harms. Richard was a hard-working man who always helped others in need. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Dianna; children, Amanda and Samantha; son-in-law, Gustavo; grandchildren, Gabby, Dylan the villain, […]

Dodie Jennings

Feb. 16, 1947 — Sept. 17, 2015 In loving memory of Dodie Jennings, a resident of Fairfield, California, born Feb. 16, 1947, in Rector, Arkansas, passed into the arms of God on Sept. 17, 2015, at her home with members of her family surrounding her, following a brief battle with cancer. Dodie was a loving […]

Daryl Shuyler

March 22, 1944 — Sept. 16, 2015 Daryl Shuyler passed away Sept. 16, 2015, at age 71, surrounded by his family. Daryl was born March 22, 1944, in Vallejo, California. He spent 30 years as a CHP Officer. In his retirement he enjoyed his family, friends, fly fishing and hunting. He is survived by his […]

Havilah Garibaldi

Jan. 4, 1917 — Sept. 10, 2015 Havilah (Gordon) Garibaldi, age 98, passed away on Sept. 10, 2015, of natural causes in Fairfield. Known for her sweet temperament, even during adolescence, she made and kept many friends throughout her life. Born in Vallejo in 1917 to a family with long ties to the community, she […]

Donna Marie Craft

Sept. 23, 1951 — Sept. 15, 2015 Donna M. Craft, 63, of Vallejo, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at home. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, 524 Capitol St., Vallejo. Private inurnment. Arrangements are under the […]

Albert R. Huerta

April 23, 1919 — Sept. 15, 2015 Albert Raymond Huerta was born April 23, 1919, along with his twin sister, Victoria, in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, to Pedro and Soledad Huerta. He passed away Sept. 15, 2015, peacefully in his home in Santa Barbara, California. He was attended to by loving members of his family. He wished […]

Rosemary Lamb

Dec. 16, 1949 — Sept. 11, 2015 On Sept. 11, 2015, Rosemary Elizabeth (Walsh) Lamb, 65, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Dec. 16, 1949, to Jack and Pearl Walsh. Mary spent her childhood in the small town of Augusta, Montana. After high school she moved to Helena, Montana, where she […]

Danielle Brown

Dec. 5, 1986 — Sept. 4, 2015 Danielle Lynn Brown, age 28, of Fairfield, California, entered the gates of Heaven on Sept. 4, 2015. She passed in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by those she loved, after a courageous 17-month battle with cancer. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend. Danielle was […]

Christine Osgood

March 25, 1970 — Sept. 11, 2015 Christine E. Osgood, 45, of Fairfield, passed away following a valiant battle with cancer on Sept. 11, 2015. She was born to Richard and Susan Hulse in Fairfield, California. She met her husband, Dave Osgood, while attending middle school in Fairfield, and the two married shortly after graduating high […]

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