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Obituaries for June 11, 2004

Raymond

James Medina

Sept. 25,1942 – June 3, 2004

Raymond James Medina died Thursday, June 3, at his vacation home in Twain Harte. He was 61.

Mr. Medina was born in Mountain View and grew up on a dairy farm there. He was the sixth of 10 children. In 1960, he graduated from Mountain View High School. He worked as the athletic equipment manager for Foothill Community College for 32 years. He retired from there in 1999. He was a resident of Campbell.

He is survived by his girlfriend of four years, Sally Garcia of Cupertino; children, Laura Davis of Campbell and Raymond James Medina, Jr. of Somerset, El Dorado County; brothers, Joaquin Medina and Frank Medina, both of Medford, Ore., and Anthony Medina of Port Orchard, Wash.; sisters, Amelia Vargas of Eagle Point, Ore., Rita Matthias of Sunnyvale, Cecilia Vargas of Medford and Josephine Nagli of Port Orchard; and four grandchildren.

Services were held. Heuton Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Dorothea Birch

April 16, 1911– June 7, 2004

Former Jamestown resident Dorothea Birch died Monday at a Reno, Nev., care center. She was 93.

She was born in San Francisco. She and her husband, Frank Birch, were married in 1935 and spent the next 21 years in Fair Oaks before settling in the San Jose area. Mrs. Birch and her husband were founding members of the Fair Oaks Methodist Church. where she spent several years as the church organist. In 1972, Mrs. Birch and her husband moved to Jamestown after retirement from her bookkeeping career in San Jose. She moved to Reno nine years ago.

She was a member of the Jamestown Methodist Church and the Folsom Lodge Order of the Eastern Star. She was a sexton with her husband at the Jamestown City Cemetery for many years.

Mrs. Birch is survived by her sons, William Birch of Reno and Robert Birch of Galt; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two nephews and their wives, Don and Arline Groscup of Menlo Park and Leroy and Cindy Konn of Yorba Linda, Orange County; a niece and her husband, Ruth and George Houston of Hollister; and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Frank Birch, in 1995, and by her daughter, Frances Stuart, in 1971.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Heuton Memorial Chapel in Sonora. Services will be at 2 p.m. at Jamestown City Cemetery. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Dolores

Teresa DiNardo

June 18, 1930 – June 8, 2004

Sonora resident Dolores DiNardo died Tuesday at a Sonora hospital. She was 73.

Mrs. DiNardo was born in New York City. She came to California in 1959 and lived in the Bay Area until 1975, when she moved to Sonora. She worked as a waitress for 20 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora and the Sonora Moose Lodge, where she was the dart champion. Family members said Mrs. DiNardo was known for her high-spirited sense of humor, and she was a devoted mother.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Gallager of New York and Ann McCabe of Mill Valley; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie Horn and Sue and Rick Horn, all of Sonora, and Donna and Rodger Burris of Waterford; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Gayle DiNardo of Elk Grove; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services were held. Donations can be made to Long Term Care, Tuolumne County Hospital Foundation, 101 Hospital Road, Sonora, CA 95370. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Robert ‘Bud'

Dale Patchin

March 9, 1939 – June 7, 2004

Robert "Bud" Dale Patchin died at his home on Monday. He was 65.

Mr. Patchin was born in San Francisco. He began working as an iron worker in 1958 when he was 19. He was drafted into the U.S. Army for the Korean War and was stationed as a medic for two years in Fort Sam Houston in Texas. He worked as an iron worker for 26 years before retiring in 1984. He moved to West Point the same year. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Iron Workers Union and the California Rifle and Pistol Association.

He is survived by his daughters, Carrie Bach of West Point, Maurine Ramoldi of Oakley, Kimberlie Mendibles of West Point and Shannon Crawford of San Andreas; brother Donald L. Patchin of Oakley; sister Neola Edberg of Portland, Ore.; and nine grandchildren.

Private services were held. San Andreas Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Jacqueline

Rose Regur

Nov. 11, 1930 – June 8, 2004

Lifelong Angels Camp resident Jacqueline Rose Regur died Tuesday at a San Andreas hospital.

She was born in Sonora. She worked as a waitress for more than 49 years, many of those spent working at the Sierra Club Restaurant in Angles Camp. Mrs. Regur was a member of the Sonora Bowling League for more than 30 years. She also played poker and pool, two games family members said she loved.

Mrs. Regur is survived by her husband of 17 years, Bob Regur of Angels Camp; daughters Candace Wilson of Angels Camp and Kim Molina of Mountain Ranch; sisters Jeanetta Wells of Reno, Nev., Nadine Roberts of North Carolina and Patti Laam of Redding; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Services were held. Burial was at the Altaville Protestant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilberth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. Angels Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Genevieve

Cherry Connelly

Aug. 16, 1922 – June 8, 2004

Groveland resident Gen-evieve Cherry Connelly died Tuesday at a Modesto hospital. She was 81.

Mrs. Connelly was born in Pennsylvania and moved California in 1949. She was a registered nurse for 20 years, and received her training from West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Penn. She moved to Santa Ana, Orange County, with her husband, who was in the military. They lived there for 25 years.

Mrs. Connelly and her husband moved to Pine Mountain Lake in 1985. She served as president of the Pine Mountain Lake Ladies Club for two years, as president of Helping Hands of Groveland for one term and as secretary for the Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society for 10 years. Family members said she enjoyed playing bridge and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ray Connelly of Groveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Patricia Connelly of Keyes, Stanislaus County, and Kevin and Donna Connelly of Las Vegas; daughters, Denise Connelly of Aurora, Colo., and Christine Connelly of Denver; sister, Vida Mae Williams of Deep Creek, Md.; brother, William C. Westcoat of Rockville, Md., and four grandchildren.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A memorial gathering will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Pine Mountain Lake Country Club. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Notices

KOHL — Frank Joseph "Bud" Kohl of Twain Harte died Wednesday at a Soulsbyville care home. He was 77. Private services are planned. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

FISHER — Janet Sue Fisher, 70, of Mountain Ranch died yesterday at a Stockton hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mountain Ranch Community Hall. San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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