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Obituaries for Nov. 10, 2011

Robert Hoag
Sept. 21, 1942 — Oct. 30, 2011

    Sonora resident Robert Hoag died Oct. 30 at the Palo Alto VA Hospital in Palo Alto. He was 69.
    Born in Pasadena to Eugene and Charles Hoag, he was the fourth of six children.
    He graduated from Pasadena High School in 1960, and served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964, during which time he was stationed in South Korea.
    From 1969 to 1979 he worked for the San Gabriel Police Department, the last two years of which he was a sergeant.
    Shortly after he left the police department he attended the Gemological Institute of America in Southern California.
    While living in San Gabriel his friend Don Walker taught him how to make custom jewelry, which is how he meet Laura Walker, his friends’ daughter, whom he married in September 1984.
    In 1983, he moved to Sonora where he began working for the Tuolumne County Boat Patrol and opened his own jewelry store. His wife and her two children soon joined him.
    He and his wife opened Woods Creek Jewelry in Jamestown in 1984, which they ran for 13 years.
    He later became a Jehovah’s Witness in March 2001.
    Mr. Hoag is survived by his wife of 27 years, Laura Hoag, of Sonora; children, Rachel Sanguinetti, of Sonora, and Ryan Stamp, of Orange County; grandchildren, Brayden and Cooper Sanguinetti, both of Sonora; siblings, Charlene Edsall-Diaz, of Long Beach, Joanne Hoag, of Boise, Idaho, Chuck Hoag, of Redding, and Bill Hoag, of Bridgeport, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sean Hoag.
    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 22050 Cedar Road, Sonora.
    The Chapel of Flowers Funeral Home in San Jose is handling arrangements.

Carol Berri
Dec. 24, 1927 — Nov. 7, 2011

    Sonora resident Carol Berri died Monday at Country Lane Estates Assisted Living in Sonora. She was 83.
    Born in Pasadena to Alvin and Dorothy Adams, she was a school bus driver at Sonora Elementary for 17 years.
    She lived in Sonora for 47 years.
    She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Antique Club in Sonora.
    She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Leslie Fiscalini, of Jamestown.
    No service is scheduled.
    San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Patricia Correira
Jan. 28, 1956 — Oct. 31, 2011

    Angels Camp resident Patricia Correira died Oct. 31 at her home. She was 55.
    Born in Colgate, Okla., to A.J. and Jewell Curry, she worked as a psychiatric technician for 20 years.
    She lived in Angels Camp for two years and was a member of the Foothill Community Church in Angels Camp.
    She enjoyed reading, sewing and gardening.
    She is survived by her children, Tamara Keck and A.J. Correira, both of Angels Camp, Courtnie Correira, of Stockton, and Robbie Keck, of Jamestown; siblings, Thomas Curry, of Margate, Fla., David Curry, of Toledo, Ore., John Curry, of Stockton, Cassandra Peters, of Groveland, and Jewell Ann Curry, of Orlando, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
    No service is scheduled.
    Donations can be made to the Amador-Calaveras Hospice, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642, or the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Jack Gary
Wandersee
Sept. 19, 1954 — Oct. 29, 2011

    Copperopolis resident Jack Gary Wandersee died Oct. 29 at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was 57.
    Born in Providence, R.I., to Charles Wandersee and Irene Wolfe, he served in the U.S. Navy and did two tours of duty during the Vietnam War.
    He was a musician and enjoyed playing music.
    He lived in Sonora for 30 years, before moving to Copperopolis.
    He is survived by his family and friends.
    A memorial service has already been held at the Veterans Hall in Sonora.
    San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Elaine
Virginia Butler
Dec. 10, 1925 — Nov. 4, 2011

    Longtime Murphys resident Elaine Virginia Butler died Friday at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville. She was 85.
    Born in Kokomo, Ind., to Carson and Lelah DeLon, she was a homemaker for 63 years.
    She lived in Murphys for 55 years and was a member of the Investment Club in Murphys.
    Her husband was the vice principal at Sonora High School from 1968 to 1977.
    Mrs. Butler is survived by her son, David Butler, of Lincoln; and four grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Richard Butler.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Angels Memorial Chapel.
    Donations can be made to a charity of choice.
    Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Mary Louise Vonich-Timm
April 28, 1932 — Oct. 30, 2011

    Standard resident Mary Louise Vonich-Timm died Oct. 30 at her home. She was 79.
    Born in Bakersfield to Lee Price and Ethel Gaines, she sold magazines and later went on to work as a housekeeper at the Sonora Inn. She later worked at the box factory on Serrano Road with her first husband.
    She was a past president of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
    She enjoyed baking, mountain climbing, riding motorcycles, taking care of her home and taking care of animals.
    Mrs. Vonich-Timm is survived by her second husband of 13 years, Jeffery Timm, of Standard; children, Robert and wife Sharon Vonich, and Nick Vonich, both of Columbia; grandchildren, Phillip, Dee and Jessica Vonich, all of Columbia; siblings, Joyce Cirigilano, of Arroyo Grande, and Creola and husband John Bacon, of Stockton; half-brother, Frank Roark, of Clear Lake; and six great-grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of more than 40 years, Loren Vonich; and brother, Norton Price.
    No service is scheduled.
    Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Notices

    LOMBARDO — Benvenuto Lombardo, 76, of Soulsbyville, died Wednesday at Avalon Care Center in Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
    LUPO — Erna Lupo, 91, of Sonora, died Sunday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
    VELKO — Helen Velko, 89, of Victorville, died Sunday at her daughter’s home in Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
    WHITE — Diana White, 66, of Groveland, died Sunday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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