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Obituaries for January 2, 2014

Howard Edward ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

July 22, 1919 — Dec. 16, 2013

Former Columbia resident Howard Edward Hutchinson died Dec. 16 in Lancaster. He was 94.

Mr. Hutchinson was born in Moberly, Mo., to Floyd R. Hutchinson and Mary Olive (Edwards) Hutchinson.

He joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 and served for six years. He was a B-17 pilot in the 8th Air Force, 306th bomb group, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Mr. Hutchinson then worked for Pacific Telephone Co. for 33 years throughout Tuolumne County. 

He built a home in Columbia in 1957 and lived there until 2009, when he moved with his wife to be with his family in Lancaster. 

Mr. Hutchinson was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3154, Columbia Volunteer Firefighter Auxiliary, Aeronautics Club and Moose Lodge Post 2183, “just to name a few,” according to family members. 

He enjoyed bowling and was one of the first in line for Sonora’s first bowling alley, according to family members. After retirement, he traveled extensively and enjoyed working on his family genealogy. 

Mr. Hutchinson was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Elaine Hutchinson, in 2012; and daughter, Pamela Kay (Hutchinson) Burson, in 1994. 

He is survived by his grandchildren, Kay Goldman, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Andrea Burson, of Modesto; and Valerie Palomo, of Lancaster; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose St., Sonora. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Donations may be made in his memory to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3154, 9 N. Washington S., Sonora, CA 95370. 

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements

Fred Funel

July 24, 1924 — Dec. 20, 2013

Arnold resident Fred Funel died Dec. 20 at his home. He was 89.

Mr. Funel was born in Milan, Italy.

Mr. Funel was an Italian partisan fighter who helped defeat Mussolini and the German forces during World War II. 

He lived in San Francisco and Walnut Creek before settling in Arnold. 

Mr. Funel was preceded in death by wife, Celia Funel, in 2008. 

He is survived by son, David Funel, of Arnold; daughters, Linda Brys and her husband, Jerry, of Walnut Creek, and Laura Pinson, of Arnold; and grandson, David Brys.

No services are planned.   

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

Clarence Everett Clark

Nov. 2, 1924 — Dec. 22, 2013

Longtime Sonora resident Clarence Everett Clark died Dec. 22 at a Visalia care center. He was 89.

Mr. Clark was born in Los Angeles. He served on the USS Fanshaw Bay during World War II with the U.S. Navy. His campaigns included the assault on Saipan and the Battle for Leyte Gulf.

He was a barber in Sonora for 20 years and a maintenance man at Columbia College for 18 years. After he retired, he worked as a stonemason until he was 83. He lived in Tuolumne County for 55 years.

Mr. Clark enjoyed playing the piano.

Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Clark, in 1951; his father, Arthur Clark, in 1951; his mother, Grace Clark, in 1958; his sister, Madalin Clark; his brother, Roy Clark, in 1993; his brother, Melvin Clark, in 2004; and his wife, Eulene W. Clark, in 2008.

Mr. Clark is survived by his son, Donald J. Clark, of Hanford; and grandchildren, Lisa M. Talley and Thurman J. Talley III.

Private services to be held.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Notices

LEWIS — Bertha Lewis, 91, of Twain Harte, died Monday at Avalon Care Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

FUJITA — George Fujita, 86, of Twain Harte, died Monday at Sonora Regional Medical Center.


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