Union Democrat staff

Robert Phillip Hill

Sept. 26, 1959 - May 27, 2013

Jupiter resident Robert Phillip Hill died May 27 at University of California, Davis, Medical Center. He was 53.

Mr. Hill was born in Amarillo, Texas, to Vicki Maynard and William M. Hill.

He moved with his family to California when he was 12 and settled in the Los Angeles area. He attended cooking school through the California Job Corps.

He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked in the food service industry and also as a courier and process server.

Mr. Hill met his life partner, Jerry Cadotte, in 1985. They purchased property in Jupiter as a weekend getaway in 1989 and became full time residents in 1992.

Mr. Hill won three ribbons at the Mother Lode Fair in 1994, including "Best of Tuolumne County" for his Quiche Lorraine. He was known as "Cookie" by many of his friends for his enjoyment of cooking.

He volunteered for several community organizations, including the Community Christmas Eve Dinner at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, ATCAA Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and Sierra HOPE.

He is survived by his partner of 28 years, Jerry Cadotte, of Jupiter; mother, Vicki Maynard, and brother, William Hill, both of San Pedro; nephews, Manual and Sammy Hill, both of the Los Angeles area; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made in his memory to Sierra HOPE, P.O. Box 159, Angels Camp, CA 95222.

Shawn Stephen Norried

March 15, 1964 -June 2, 2013

Valley Springs resident Shawn Stephen Norried died June 2 at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. He was 49.

Mr. Norried was born in Concord to Huey and Kyra Norried.

He settled in Valley Springs 23 years ago.

Mr. Norried worked as a painter for 35 years.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Valley Springs. He enjoyed playing guitar and building and repairing various projects.

Mr. Norried was preceded in death by his father, Huey Norried, in 2001.

He is survived by his mother Kyra Norried, of Valley Springs; siblings and their spouses, Paula and Darrell Robitaille, of Valley Springs, Jon and Cindy Norried, of Martinez, William and Lisa Norried, of Valley Springs; an aunt and uncle; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Service have been held.

Donations in his memory can be made to NAMI Gold Country Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 520 N. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Harry Rosasco Pooley

Jan. 24, 1922 - June 6, 2013

Sonora native Harry Rosasco Pooley, 91, died Thursday at his home in Oakdale.

Mr. Pooley was born in Sonora to William James Pooley and Matilda Rosasco Pooley. He spent his childhood on the family ranch in Keystone and attended both elementary and high school in Sonora.

After high school, Mr. Pooley had the opportunity to play minor league baseball but chose to stay at the family ranch and learn the cattle business from his father and many uncles in the Rosasco family.

In 1942, Mr. Pooley joined the 55th Seabees of the U.S. Navy, traveling throughout the Pacific during World War II.

In 1947, he met Betty Ann Dorroh and they later married. Together they raised three children, Louise, Bill and Jane.

He continued to work in the cattle business. His family said he frequently stated that "The price of beef was too low and the price of feed was too high."

After retiring from the cattle business, he turned his attention to his garden. He grew a little of everything, his family said, but he was most proud of his tomatoes and onions. He often gave his produce to friends and always kept some in his truck because he never knew who he might run into.

Mr. Pooley's family said friends and family were very important in his life, and family dinners were a regular occurrence.

Mr. Pooley was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, son Bill, grandson Jonathan Sanders, and brother, Wilbur.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Louise (Pooley) and Larry Sanders and Jane (Pooley) and David Torres, all of Oakdale; his grandchildren and their spouses, Bill and Jamie Pooley, Danielle Sander, and Katie and Anne Siegfried, all of Oakdale; two great-grandchildren and a niece.

A Rosary will be said for Mr. Pooley at 5 p.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. A reception will follow at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.

Donations in his memory may be made to Oakdale Cowboy Museum, P.O. Box 1155, Oakdale, CA 95361

Oakdale Funeral Home handled arrangements.


ALVARADO - Peter Alvarado IV, 42, of Sonora, died Monday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

FREDERICK - Cherise Frederick, 83, Sonora, died Monday at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

GLEASON - Jerold Gleason, 64, of Valley Springs, died Monday at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas. San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.