Union Democrat staff

Barbara Helen Radovich

Aug. 23, 1928 - June 12, 2012

Barbara Helen "Bobby" Radovich, of Sonora, died Tuesday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto of acute leukemia. She was 83.

She was born in San Francisco to Anthony Puhar and Adele Puhar.

A homemaker, her interests included restoring and refinishing antique furniture, gardening and spending time with friends and family. Her home was filled with photos of her two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Radovich was preceded in death by her husband, Radomere Radovich, in 1990; her father, Anthony Puhar, in 1981, and her mother, Adele Puhar, in 1995.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jim Banducci, of Modesto; grandchildren, Brett Banducci, of Los Angeles, and Jeremy Banducci and his wife, Christy, of Clovis; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Babe Gibson, of Sonora.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora.

Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of the Sierra, 20100 Cedar Road N., Sonora CA 95370 or a favorite charity.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James Raymond Ryder

Oct. 16, 1958 - June 11, 2012

James Raymond Ryder, a 12-year Sonora resident, died Tuesday at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, He was 53.

Mr. Ryder was born Oct. 16, 1958 in Denver, Colo., the son of Gerald Ryder and Bonnie Irene Ryder. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a cashier in the electronics department at Walmart for nine years.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Pauline "Ellie" Ryder, of Sonora; his mother, Bonnie Irene Ryder, of Columbia; stepchildren, Brianna Nicole Curtis, of Modesto; Rochelle Joan Lon, of Modesto, and Bruce Jonathan Curtis III, of Modesto; grandchildren, Rawley Christopher Clark and Chance Michael Clark, of Modesto; and siblings, Richard Ryder, of Columbia, Terrie Russell, of Aurora, Colo., and Kathleen Grenfell, of Florissant, Colo.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sonora Seventh-day Adventist Church. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist community services.

John Warrick

June 7, 1918 - June 12, 2012

John Warrick, of Jamestown, died Tuesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center in Sonora. He was 94.

He was born June 7, 1918, in Montana, the son of Steve Warrick and Kristina Lachky Warrick. He left Montana at 20, hitching a ride on the back of a coal train with 50 cents in his pocket. His destination was California, where he started his own arcade and shooting gallery business. He met Lula M. Byers in Watsonville, and they were married for 68 years.

They raised their two children in San Jose. Deborah Warrick, of St. Augustine, Fla., and David Warrick is a full-time caregiver for his mother Lula.

Mr. Warrick is survived by his wife, Lula, of Jamestown; his daughter, Deborah Warrick, owner of Florida; and his son, David Warrick; of Jamestown.

No services are planned. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.


GAUSE - A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake Tulloch Bible Church, 3566 Spangler Lane No. 3, Copperopolis, for Kevin "Shane" Gause, 28, who died June 6 at Memorial Hospital in Modesto.