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Obituaries for January 22, 2003

James ‘Ike' Elmer Kitchell

April 2, 1925 — Jan. 19, 2003

James "Ike" Elmer Kitchell, 77, of Angels Camp died Sunday at a San Andreas hospital.

Mr. Kitchell was born in Sacramento and had lived in Angels Camp for the past 36 years.

He was a Merchant Marine during World War II and later began a career for Safeway stores, where he worked until he retired.

He was a member of Amateur Athletic Union and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Kitchell is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Kitchell of Angels Camp; four sons, James Kitchell Jr. of Tehachapi, Kern County, Jeffrey Kitchell of Copperopolis and Joseph Kitchell and Jonathan Kitchell, both of Altaville; two daughters, Sylvia Cortez of San Jose and Janice Brown of Nebraska; two brothers, William Kitchel of Sacramento and Michael Manski of Roseville; a sister, Patricia Yoppini of Modesto; and 13 grandchildren.

No service will be held at his request. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Evelyn Louise Stauffer

March 4, 1932 — Jan. 19, 2003

Evelyn Louise Stauffer, 70, of Angels Camp died Sunday at a San Andreas convalescent hospital.

Mrs. Stauffer was born in Avila, Mo., and had lived in Redwood City for 20 years. She moved to Angels Camp a year ago.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Stauffer is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Gerry and Melanie Payne of Angels Camp; a daughter, Mia Sanders of Felton, Santa Cruz County; a brother, Max Kahl of Oklahoma; two sisters, Dorothy Miracle of Tulsa, Okla., and Lucille Martin of Redwood City; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Altaville Protestant Cemetery. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Frank A. Misner

Oct. 6, 1921 — Jan. 15, 2003

Frank A. Misner, 81, of Altaville died Jan. 15 at his home.

Mr. Misner was born in Petaluma and had lived in Altaville for the past five years.

He was in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served on the Aleutian Islands and helped build the Alcan Highway, which stretches 1,520 miles from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada through the Yukon to Fairbanks, Alaska. He later was a truck driver for 60 years.

Mr. Misner is survived by three sons, Gary Misner of Leavenworth, Wash., and Larry Misner and Steven Misner, both of Banks, Ore.; a daughter, Sandra Smith of Visalia; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at West Point Cemetery. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Charles Deadrich

Feb. 18, 1923 — Jan. 13, 2003

Charles Deadrich, 79, of Sonora died Jan. 13 at a Sonora hospital.

Mr. Deadrich was born in Berkeley. He had owned a cabin in Twain Harte since 1957 and had lived in Sonora for the past three years.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1942 to 1946.

An attorney in San Leandro for 48 years, he also was a trustee on the Alameda County Board of Education for 28 years.

He was a member of a Masonic Lodge in the Bay Area, the American Legion, American Bar Association and San Leandro Breakfast Club. He was a scout master and helped incorporate the Hayward Boys Club.

He enjoyed sports, coin collecting, theater and travel.

Mr. Deadrich is survived by his wife, Ann Deadrich of Sonora; two sons, Burke W. Deadrich of Las Vegas and Charles H. Deadrich Jr. of Sandy, Utah; two stepsons, Gary Burke of San Diego and William Burke of Castro Valley; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister and a brother-in-law, Marjorie and Ted Geritz of Twain Harte; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Sonora Hills clubhouse, off Greenley Road, Sonora. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2330, Los Angeles 90036.

Gerald L. Giuffra

Oct. 30, 1935 — Jan. 20, 2003

Gerald L. Giuffra, 67, of San Andreas died Monday at a Davis hospital.

Mr. Giuffra was born in Stockton and had lived in Calaveras County for the past 36 years, living in Angels Camp from 1967 to the mid-1970s, before moving to San Andreas.

He served in the Navy during World War II and was manager of Safeway in Angels Camp for 20 years, until he retired.

He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Knights of Columbus, Old Fellows Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2600, all in San Andreas, and the American Legion in Valley Springs.

He loved to write, and, many times, he wrote letters to the editors of The Union Democrat, Calaveras Enterprise and Stockton Record.

His family said he was a loving, caring man who loved life and he was a devoted husband and grandfather. They said he always found good in people.

Mr. Giuffra is survived by his wife, Carmen Giuffra of San Andreas; a son, Jerry Giuffra of San Andreas; a daughter, Debbie Sellick of Angels Camp; a brother, Frank Giuffra of San Andreas; seven grandchildren, Jerry Giuffra, James Giuffra, Jon Giuffra and Jake Giuffra, all of San Andreas, and Rosie Sellick, Mario Sellick and Angie Sellick, all of Angels Camp; and one great-grandchild, Jon Thomas Giuffra of San Andreas.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Angels Memorial Chapel, Angels Camp. Inurnment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic cemetery in Angels Camp.

Donations may be made to Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital, in care of the Calaveras Cancer Support Group, 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas 95249.

Notices

BRUBAKER — Loretta "Lori" Irene Brubaker, 66, of Murphys died Monday at her home. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

HERR — Ronald Herr, 61, of Tuolumne died early today at a Sonora hospital. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

TENNISON — Edith June Tennison, 76, of Twain Harte died Tuesday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ARMENTA — Francisco "Frank" Armenta, 58, of Jamestown died Tuesday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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