Union Democrat staff

Stanley Corolla

Dec. 22, 1949 - Dec. 20, 2012

Stanley Corolla died Dec. 20 at his home in Columbia. He was 62.

Mr. Corolla was born in Denver, Colo., the son of Betty and Tony Corolla.

He moved to Stockton in 1976. He worked in steel fabrictor for 14 years.

He retired to Columbia in 1995 to enjoy nature, and lived there for the past 18 years.

He was a docent at Columbia State Historic Park for 12 years.

Mr. Corolla was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Corolla, of Columbia; two sons, Michael Bauer, of French Camp, and David Rusher, of Portage, Wis.; and two grandchildren, David Rusher, Jr., and Dayton Rusher, both of Portage.

No services are planned. Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Alice Lajiness Moebius Maybee

March 11, 1918 – Jan. 6, 2013

Alice Lajiness Moebius Maybee died Jan. 6 at her home in Copperopolis. She was 94 years old.

Mrs. Maybee was born in LaSalle, Mich., to the Lajiness pioneer family, which has a street named after it in the town. She moved to Manteca with her husband and young family in the 1940s. She settled in Copperopolis eight years ago to be with family.

She worked as a seamstress for many years and was deemed "Santa's tailor" by the Manteca Bulletin for the suits she created and rented. She was among the first to do so in the area, starting in 1968.

She enjoyed cooking and growing health foods. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Manteca.

Mrs. Maybee is survived by children and their spouses, Michael Moebius, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Charles and Barbara Moebius, of Manteca June and Paul Cullison, of Mountain Home, Idaho, Kyran Enzi and Al Segalla, of Copperopolis, Dianne Yater, of Farmington, Laura and Russell Lawson, of Sonora, and Frances and Jerry Hodge, of Granby, Mont.; her sister Mildred Darby, of Monroe, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Moebius, in 1978, and her second husband, George Maybee, in 1995.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Angels Camp, 820 S. Main St. Private interment will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Escalon at a later date.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Daniel Ossa

March 1, 1916 - Dec. 26, 2012

Daniel Ossa, of Angels Camp, died Dec. 26 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 96.

Mr. Ossa was born in Coaldale, Penn., the sixth of seven children born to August and Johanna (Fahlfeder) Ossa, who immigrated from Germany as an engaged couple.

His mother died when he was 3 and his older sisters cared for him until he was 10.

His father was persuaded by church elders to send him and his younger brother to a church-sponsored orphanage in Flat Rock, Ohio. Growing up in the orphanage enabled him to graduate from high school and saved him from working in the coal mines with his father, for which his family said he was always grateful.

He hitchhiked to the Presidio of Monterey after graduating from high school in 1935. There he joined the 11th Cavalry, Troop F., beginning a long military career which included the mounted cavalry, service in the Burma-China-India theater during World War II, the Korean conflict and the beginning of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, at which time he was stationed in Okinawa.

Mr. Ossa was preceded in death by his first wife, Madeline (Ballard) Ossa, who grew up in the orphanage with him. They wed after his return from World War II.

He was also preceded by an infant son, Dale Ossa; his parents; and siblings, Ralph Ossa, Lila Kibbe, Alice Ossa, Helen Haslett and Edward Ossa.

He is survived by a sister, Hilda Delaney, of Ohio; his second wife, Janis Williams Ossa, of Angels Camp; children, Daniel W. Ossa and wife, Bonnie, of Richmond, Va., Patricia Ossa, of Apple Valley in San Bernardino County, and Cynthia Riemer, of Thousand Oaks; grandchildren, Deb Ossa and Dan Ossa, both of Glen Rock, Penn., Tom Williams and wife, Stephanie Blanchard, of Apple Valley, Aletha Wright and husband, Glen, of Hesperia in San Bernardino County, Kelsey Riemer, who teaches English in Turkey, and Sam Riemer, of Thousand Oaks; step-daughters, Erin Shim, of Willits, and Meegan Lucore and husband, Shane, of Angels Camp; step-grandchildren, Reata Lucore and Levi Lucore, both of Angels Camp; and three great-grandchildren;

Interment with a graveside service and military honors was held at Riverside National Cemetery. A local memorial service will be announced at a later date. Angels Memorial Chapel in Angels Camp is in charge of arrangements.


BURK - Charles "Sandy" Burk Jr., 95, of Sonora, died Tuesday at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

DAVEY - Rick Davey, 57, of Jamestown, died Tuesday at U.C. San Francisco Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.