Nov. 25, 1919 Nov. 8, 2004
Longtime Camp Connell resident Stanley Edward Segali died Monday at his home. He was 84.
He was born in San Francisco and lived in Camp Connell for 24 years. He previously lived in Monterey for 34 years. He worked as a board member and electrical contractor for Ets-Hokin & Galvan Corp. in its Monterey office for 42 years.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Monterey and Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church in Arnold.
Mr. Segali is survived by his wife, Ruth Segali of Camp Connell; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Theresa Segali of Monterey; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Doyle Clayton of Carmel Valley; brothers, Frank Silvestri of Monterey and Attilio Segali of San Bruno, San Mateo County; grandchildren, Tiffany Buraglio of Carmel Valley, Trina Clayton of San Francisco, Tommy Segali of Chico and Sean and Keefe Brennen of Monterey; and great-grandchildren, Dominic, Sophia and Giana Buraglio of Carmel Valley.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church in Arnold.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a favorite charity.
Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
Michael Suess Sr.
July 14, 1920 Nov. 6, 2004
Raymond Michael Suess Sr. of Sonora Hills died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. He was 84.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Michael and Anna Suess and grew up in New York and Austria. After graduating from Brooklyn High School in New York and spending a year at Pace College, he enlisted and served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He then married Theresa Ann Pesce, raised four sons and settled in Saddle Brook, N.J. He and his wife were married for more than 35 years before her death in 1977.
His family said he believed in the spirit of community and good works. He founded and served as president of the Saddle Brook Little League and was commander of the Saddle Brook American Legion, president of the Saddle Brook High School Booster Club and was a member of the Saddle Brook Lions Club and Knights of Columbus.
In addition to volunteer work, he was a regional sales manager for the Tri-State Area for Clinton Square Auto Parts, Inc. His clients included the New York Port Authority, Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, New York City Postal Office, New Jersey Police Department and his favorite, Entemann's Bakery, his family added.
His family said he married the "Dane of his life," Laila Vranum, in 1981. In 1992, he and his wife moved from East Rutherford, N.J., to Sonora where he continued his love of community and friendship, his family said. He was a founder and director of the Edelweiss Club in Sonora, director of the Sonora Hills Social Club, was biographer for the Sonora Hills Echo and was a member of the Sonora Hills Chorus and Sons In Retirement.
His family said he collected people, not things, and was considered a "Ray of Sunshine" to everyone who knew him.
He enjoyed hosting the Sonora Hills Oktoberfest in his lederhosen, playing golf and cribbage, visiting friends from Europe to Australia, rooting for the Oakland A's and New York Giants, and carrying his chair and blanket to all of his grandchildren's ball games.
Mr. Suess is survived by his wife of 23 years, Laila (Vranum) Suess; his sister, Ele Suess of Long Island, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Stephanie Suess Jr. of Sonora, Michael and Pam Suess of Soquel, Santa Cruz County, Rich and Yolanda Suess of San Jose and Bob Suess and Debra Young of Santa Cruz; grandchildren, Raymond Michael Suess III and his wife, Roselyn, J. Michael, Adam and Mary Mackenzie Suess, Michael Walter II and Matt Derek Suess and Rick and Corey Suess; great-grandchildren, Samantha and McKinley Suess; Laila's son and daughter-in-law, Jan and Karin Mogensen, and daughter and son-in-law, Lis and Fred Reinhardt, all of New Jersey; and special friends, Chuck and Camilla Petersen of Sonora Hills and Sonny and Esther Czeisel of New York.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death a brother, Wally Suess.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sonora Hills Clubhouse.
Donations can be made in his memory to the Alpha Iota Chapter of Omega Nu's Children's Fund, P.O. Box 487, Sonora, CA 95370.
Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
OOGHE Patricia Anne Ooghe, 79, of Arnold died Tuesday at a San Andreas hospital. A rosary is scheduled for 7 tonight at Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church in Arnold. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.