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Obituaries for April 21, 2014


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Arvin Hirtzel

April 12, 1941 -  April 8, 2014

Arvin Hirtzel, 72, of Groveland, passed away on April 8, 2014. 

He was born to Byron and Audrey (Allen) Hirtzel in Longview, Wash., and raised in Rainier, Ore. After graduating from Rainier High School, Arvin joined the U.S. Navy as an interior communications electrician. 

Following his time in the Navy, Arvin installed security systems in the Bay Area until he became a powerhouse operator for the City and County of San Francisco at Hetch Hetchy. Arvin lived for years at both Early Intake and Moccasin camps until his retirement. 

After retiring, Arvin spent his time working on his Graham Ranch property and helping his many friends with their projects. He was known for his tractor work and always lending a hand. 

Arvin was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Rodney Hirtzel. 

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Hastings, son Jacob Hirtzel and Tonya Skuse of Washington, stepdaughters, Julienne Hastings and Jenifer and Jeff Cote’, five grandchildren, and siblings and their spouses Paul and MaryBeth Hirtzel, and Susan and Johnny Byrd, both of Oregon. 

Arvin’s family invites his friends to celebrate his life on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his Graham Ranch home at 1 p.m. If you wish to contact the family, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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Jamie Brower, 34, of Sonora, died April 16 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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