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Obituaries for April 30, 2014

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Robert ‘Bob’
Lee Crews

April 28, 1938 — April 22, 2014

Robert “Bob” Lee Crews, 75, entered into rest on April 22, 2014, in Stockton, Calif.

He was born to William and Minnie Crews on April 28, 1938, in Maryland.

He joins his parents in heaven as well as his brothers, Calvin F. Crews and William T. Crews. Bob is survived by his twin brother, John Crews; his three sons, Robert Clark Crews, Richard Brian Crews and Vincent Douglas Crews, as well as his former wife and friend, Carol Brassinga. He was blessed by three grandchildren, Justin, Jennifer and Sarena, as well as four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jacob, Cayden and Madison. 

He was a resident of Copperopolis for the past 20 years and previously of Dublin, Calif. He proudly served his country through the United States National Guard. After the military, Bob and his twin brother, John, owned and operated Twins Auto Repair out of Pleasanton, Calif. After retirement of both brothers in 1993, they both taught automotive repair at Sequoia Institute of Fremont for seven years.

With an automotive career, Bob found a love for restoring classic automobiles. He loved the outdoors especially enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, panning for gold, hiking and raising chickens. He was a history buff and enjoyed an occasional movie.

Bob will be remembered for his respect of a higher power and for his colorful funny sense of humor.

P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Crews family. A visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, with a time for sharing at 3:30 p.m., both held at P.L. Fry, 290 N. Union Road, Manteca, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to any local or national diabetes association. For condolences to the family, please visit their online guestbook at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).

Doris Wohld

Aug. 19, 1934 — April 7, 2014

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Doris Wohld passed on April 7 at her home with family in Boulder Creek, Calif., following a brief illness.  

Doris lived in Long Barn for more than 40 years and worked as a service representative for AT&T in Sonora until that office closed. She then was a postal clerk, primarily in Long Barn and Mi-Wuk Village and also in Twain Harte and Soulsbyville. 

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Jack, and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Bob and Debbie Wohld, of Denair, son, Rick, of Boulder Creek; grandchildren, Jeremy, Gabriel and Nathan Wohld; and great-grandson, Joey Wohld.

Private family services will be held to scatter Doris and Jack’s ashes at sea.  Cunningham’s Burial and Cremation of Santa Clara is handling the arrangements.

Death notices

 Death Notices in The Union Democrat are published free of charge. They include the name, age and town of residence of the deceased, the date of death; service information; and memorial contribution information. The deadline is noon the day before publication.

Macdonald — Lee Macdonald 64, of Groveland, died Monday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

McNEELY — Cathy McNeely, 55, of Sugar Pine, died Sunday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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