Obituaries for Oct. 22, 2013

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Steven Roy Whitehead

Jan. 7, 1955 – Oct. 12, 2013

Former Sonora resident Steven Whitehead, of Riverbank, died Oct. 12 at his home. He was 58.

Mr. Whitehead was born and raised in Sonora, the son of Ralph and June Whitehead.

He graduated from Summerville Elementary and Summerville High schools and worked as a plumbing contractor in Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

He moved to Riverbank 12 years ago.

Mr. Whitehead enjoyed traveling, fishing and golfing.

Mr. Whitehead was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Whitehead.

He is survived by his mother June Whitehead, of Brookings, Ore.; daughter, Amber Whitehead Macias, of Tuolumne; grandchildren, Anthony and Andrew Macias, of Tuolumne, and Candi Whitehead, of Tuolumne; sister, Sharon Whitehead-van Löben Sels, of Modesto, girlfriend, Peggy Lovera, of Empire; one niece and a nephew.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Sonora Moose Lodge, 20921 Longeway Road, Mono Vista.

Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in Modesto handled arrangements.


GLENDENNING - Kelani "Ken" Glendenning, 84, of Soulsbyville, died Friday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SAPP - John Guy Sapp, 83, of Sonora, died Sunday Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SCHARGE - Lilo Scharge, 89, of Sonora, died Friday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

THOMAS - Darrell Thomas, 78, of Groveland, died Saturday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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