Union Democrat staff

John Joseph Duda

Feb. 3, 1950 - March 19, 2013

Arnold resident John Duda died March 19 at University of California, Davis, Medical Center. He was 63.

Mr. Duda was born in Antioch to John and Nelly Duda. He lived in Arnold the last 52 years.

He worked as a construction foreman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in the general construction department out of San Francisco for 29 years.

Mr. Duda enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his son, Jason Duda, of Fair Oaks; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Dennis Bullock, of Mountain Ranch, Jeannine and Jeff Yarnell, of Arnold, and Madeleine and Andrew Reese, of Sonora.

Services have been held.

Private inurnment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Murphys.

Angels Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Donations may be made in his memory to American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine St., Stockton, CA 95204-3405.

Lillian (Davidson) Pingel

Sep. 2, 1917 - March 23, 2013

Sonora resident Lillian Pingel died March 23 at Avalon Care Center in Sonora. She was 95.

Mrs. Pingel was born in San Francisco to Roy Davidson and Bertha McArtor.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard E. Walker; her second husband, Ewald Pingel; and a son, John Walker.

She is survived by her sons, Leonard Walker, of Chico, Michael Walker, of Williamsport, Penn., and David Walker, of Sunnyvale; grandchildren, Kelly Walker, of Cupertino, Russell Walker, of Santa Cruz, Lars Walker, of Minnesota, Christopher Walker, of Sunnyvale, Robin Souza, of Sanger, and Michelle Walker, Gina and Erin, all of Pennsylvania; and 12 great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.

Neptune Society of Central California handled arrangements.


CARAJAN - John J. Carajan, 55, of Jamestown, died Saturday at Kaiser Permanente-Modesto Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

DOERR - Constance "Connie" Doerr, 86, of Sonora, died Sunday at Oak Terrace Memory Care in Soulsbyville. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

HOGLE - Mark Hogle, 55, of Sonora, died March 22 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

LAMBERT - Dale H. Lambert, 89, of Sonora, died Saturday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

LAWRENCE - Berntelle Lawrence, 78, of Valley Springs, died Tuesday at her home. San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.