Obituaries for Sept. 9, 2013

Written by Union Democrat staff September 09, 2013 03:00 pm

Judith ‘Jan’ (Oldis) Bischeri

March 2, 1943 — Sept. 4, 2013

Valley Springs resident Judith “Jan” Bischeri died Wednesday at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas. She was 70.

Mrs. Bischeri was born Judith Oldis in San Francisco to Jack and Margaret Oldis.

She graduated from Marin Catholic High School and attended College of Marin.  

She raised three children.

She settled in Valley Springs with her husband, Robert Wright-McLeod, 10 years ago. 

Mrs. Bisheri enjoyed international travel, gardening and collecting antiques. She also cared for animals.

Mrs. Bishceri was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Wright-McLeod, of Valley Springs; three children, John Bischeri, of Kailua, Hawaii, Debra (Bischeri) Howard, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Michael Bischeri, of Sacramento; and a brother, Jim Oldis, of Kelso, Wash.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Hanna Boys Center of Sonoma, P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, CA 95476-0100.

A memorial service has been held. 

San Andreas Memorial Chapel handled arrangements. 

Robert Grilli

Dec. 18, 1928 — Aug. 29, 2013

Former Twain Harte resident Robert Grilli died Aug. 29 in Santa Clara. He was 84.

Mr. Grilli was born in Scotland to Victor Grilli and Laura (Ferrari) Grilli, a native of Italy.

He worked as a baker in Scotland and later worked as a Safeway Clerk in the United States. 

He immigrated to Sunnyvale in 1964 and retired to Twain in 1984. 

He and his wife later moved to Santa Clara.

Mr. Grilli was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Robert Grilli.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Anne Grilli, of Santa Clara;  his children, John Grilli, of Watsonville, Rosemary Johnson, of Santa Clara, Victor Grilli, of Greenville, Lena Long of, Santa Clara, Lawrence Grilli, of New Castle, Margaret Dorsett, of San Jose; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services have been held, interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.

Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary in Mountain View is handling arrangements. 

Lucienne Simone (Robert) Grunder

Nov. 23, 1930 — Aug. 16, 2013

La Grange resident Lucienne Simone Grunder died Aug. 16 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. She was 82. 

Mrs. Grunder was born in Le Locle, Switzerland, to Ulysse and Simone Robert. 

She emigrated to the United States with her husband, Hermann Grunder, in 1959. 

Mrs. Grunder was trained as a midwife in Europe and worked as a nurse in California until she and her husband established a walnut farm near Oakdale 22 years ago. She pioneered the claribelle walnut variety.

She settled in La Grange 11 years ago. 

She enjoyed listening to classical music and reading. She was a member of a French reading group. 

Mrs. Grunder was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Beatrice Grunder, in 1968.

She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Dan Titzel, of La Grange; children, Christian Grunder, of Oakdale, Anita Grunder, of Philomath, Ore., and Miriam Grunder, of Reno, Nev.; and former husband, Hermann Grunder, of Jamestown. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Owl Creek Ranch, 11090 Highway 108, Jamestown. 

Neptune Society of Central California is handling arrangements. 

Margaret ‘Marge’ Aurora (Perez) Limon

May 11, 1932 — Aug. 18, 2013

Sonora resident Margaret “Marge” Aurora Limon died Aug. 18 at Sonora Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. She was 81.

Mrs. Limon was born Margaret Aurora Perez in San Bernardino to Anita and Pedro Perez. 

She graduated from Chaffey High School and attended beauty college in Santa Maria. 

She owned and operated Silhouette Beauty Salon in Santa Maria for 10 years.

Mrs. Limon retired to Sonora 23 years ago with her husband, Albert Limon.

She was an accomplished painter, and worked primarily watercolor and pastel.

She was a member of a local art association and participated in numerous art shows across the state.

Mrs. Limon was preceded in by her parents; siblings, Lydia Navarro, Pete Perez, and Chris Perez; and granddaughters, Kari Winn-Reyes, in 2008, and Michelle Compton, in 2011.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Albert Limon, of Sonora; her children, Margie Graham, of Sonora; Peter Limon, of Merced, Randy Limon, of Sonora, Sandra Outman, of Alamo, and Yolanda Brock, of Tolleson, Ariz; sister, Loni Brock, of Tolleson; grandchildren, Michael Winn and Jeremy Winn, of Santa Maria, Tessa Spradley, of Alamo, Nina Goodell, of Ore., Joe Brock, of Tennessee, Wendy Brock, Amber Limon, Randy Lee Limon, all of Arizona, Scott Limon, of California, Brooke Limon and Dustin Limon, of Indiana, and Jesse Limon, of New York; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Stanford Cancer Institute, Development Services, P.O. Box 20466, Stanford, CA 94309.

A celebration of life will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive, Sonora.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

John Emmett Rolleri

May 9, 1943 — Aug. 28, 2013

Part-time Angels Camp resident John Emmett Rolleri died Aug. 28 at his home in San Francisco. He was 70.

Mr. Rolleri was born in Alameda to Thomas T. Rolleri and Katherine W. Rolleri.

He attended St. Joseph’s Military Academy, St. John’s Military Academy and San Rafael Military Academy. He earned the rank of battalion commander and graduated from high school with honors.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco and later earned a masters degree in taxation from Golden Gate University.

Mr. Rolleri worked as a certified public accountant for about 48 years. He specialized in tax matters and last worked with the William Shine Company in San Francisco.

He enjoyed the arts and regularly attended San Francisco Opera and Symphony performances and late-night tango dancing.

He also enjoyed basketball and was a skilled player in his youth. 

Mr. Rolleri was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his brothers, Michael J. Rolleri, of Virginia, and Thomas T. Rolleri, of Alameda; his nephews, Paul Rolleri and Rico Rolleri, Danville; his niece, Teri Rolleri, of Healdsburg; two grand-nephews, three grand-nieces; and numerous cousins in Angels Camp and Northern California. 

A viewing was planned from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Angels Memorial Chapel, 1071 S. Main St., Angels Camp, with a funeral service following at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 820 S. Main St., Angels Camp. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.