Obituaries for August 29, 2012

By Union Democrat staff August 29, 2012 08:02 am

Georgeine (Albert) Sherrow

Jan. 18, 1942 — Aug. 26, 2012

Angels Camp resident Georgeine (Albert) Sherrow died at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto on Sunday. She was 70. 

Mrs. Sherrow was born in Modesto to George and Eleanor Albert.

She lived in Angels Camp for the past 42 years.

She worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years until retiring as postmaster in 1987. 

She enjoyed summers at Highland Lakes, baking and animals of all kinds. 

Mrs. Sherrow was preceded in death by her parents. 

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Paul Sherrow, of Angels Camp; her sons and their wives, Jim and Cindy Sherrow, of White Pines, and Todd and Kris Sherrow, of Angels Camp; her siblings and their spouses, Garlene and Archie Barnett, of Angels Camp, and Eddie and Marilyn Albert, of Shingle Springs; five grandsons, Josh, Greg, Justin, Tyler and Tanner; three great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made to Calaveras Humane Society, P.O. Box 1390, San Andreas, CA 95249. 

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the multi-purpose room at Bret Harte High School, 323 S. Main St., Angels Camp, with a reception immediately following. 

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

Donald John         ‘Don’ Bugsch

Dec. 9, 1942 — Aug. 7, 2012

Former Tuolumne County resident Donald John “Don” Bugsch died Aug. 7 at his home in New Port Richey, Fla. He was 69.

Mr. Bugsch was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1960 and served for four years.

He worked in telecommunications for 33 years. He began his career as a troubleshooter with Illinois Bell Telephone Company and later transferred to Pacific Telephone Co. in the Fresno area. He ultimately retired from AT&T in Sacramento. 

He moved to Ranchos Poquitos in 2004 to be closer to his grandchildren but settled in New Port Richey two years ago. 

Mr. Bugsch is survived by his children and their spouses, Dori and Brendan Miller, of Vancouver, Wash., Daniel and Holly Bugsch, of Sonora, and David and Mellissa Bugsch, of Fresno; his siblings and their spouses, Dorothy and Bob Paone, of Florida, and David and Gretchen Bugsch, of Kentucky; five grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Privately family services have been held.

Dobies Funeral Home and Crematory handled the arrangements. 

David C. Bulmer

June 20, 1950 — Aug. 16, 2012

Valley Springs resident David C. Bulmer died Aug. 16 at his home. He was 62.

Mr. Bulmer was born in Dearborn, Mich., to Charles and Beverly Bulmer.

He moved to Valley Springs 27 years ago.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a disabled veteran and received two Purple Hearts. 

He worked as a maintenance mechanic for California Cedar Products for 28 years.

He enjoyed golfing, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and coin collecting. 

Mr. Bulmer was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard Bulmer; and one grandchild.

He is survived by children and their spouses, Denise and Greg Torrence, of Valley Springs, Beverly and Steve Blackwell, of Valley Springs, and Alicia Pochard, of Stockton; his siblings and their spouses, Kathy and Bud Norman, of Lodi, Mark and Susie Bulmer, of Lodi, Debra and Fred Lamela, of Hickman, and Gary Bulmer, of Squaw Valley; his half-sisters, Elvira “Ellie” Bulmer and Randi Verdot, both of Fresno; his half-brother, Jason Johnson, of Fresno; nine grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at La Contenta Golf Club, 1653 Highway 26, Valley Springs.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.