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Diane Ray Strickland

| May 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Diane Ray Strickland July 4, 1937 – Feb. 16, 2019 Resident of Burney, Calif. Diane passed away on February 16, 2019, after a courageous 6-year battle with cancer. Diane was born on July 4, 1937, to the late Lawrence and Verda Ray. She was raised in Martinez, California. She attended Alhambra High school where she […]

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Ruben G. Ochoa

| May 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ruben G. Ochoa Oct. 9, 1927 – May 14, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Ruben G. Ochoa, AKA ladies man, handyman, shutterbug, cook and accomplished traveler, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Ruben loved cooking in his kitchen every year turning out great tasting fruitcakes by the dozen. His daily meals always included some type […]

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Meryle Roque

Meryle Roque

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Meryle Roque Nov. 20, 1927 – April 27, 2019 Resident of Vacaville, Calif. Meryle Irene Roque died at the age of 91 years on April 27, 2019, following a lengthy illness. She was one of seven children born to Thomas Earl and Julia Ann Wilson in Grand Rapids, MI. At 9 years of age, she […]

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William Burtrum Channel (Bill)

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

William Burtrum Channel (Bill) April 12, 1937 – April 28, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Bill Channel, age 82, passed away at home on April 28, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Throughout his hospitalizations and home care he was surrounded by family. He was born in Galena, Kan., to parents James Lester and Ruby Channel […]

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Frank Melville Stelwagon

Frank Melville Stelwagon

| April 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Frank Melville Stelwagon Feb. 21, 1942 – March 22, 2019 Resident of San Jose, Calif. Friday, March 22, 2019 marked the passing of the much beloved Frank Melville Stelwagon of San Jose, CA. Frank was born in Houston, TX to Lorraine Selson on February 21, 1942 (she later married Frank Thompson). The family moved to Martinez, where […]

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Joseph Edward Costanza

Joseph Edward Costanza

| April 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Joseph Edward Costanza July 26, 1944 – April 10, 2019 Resident of Roseville, Calif. Joseph Edward Costanza (Joe), 74, passed away on April 10, 2019, with his family by his side. He was the son of Joseph Costanza and Vivian Costanza. Born and raised in Martinez, Joseph attended elementary school at St. Catherine’s in Martinez and […]

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Paul P. Craig (AKA Hamilton Fish)

Paul P. Craig (AKA Hamilton Fish)

| April 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Paul P. Craig (AKA Hamilton Fish) July 29, 1933 – April 26, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Paul Craig passed away on Friday, April 26, at home surrounded by family. After struggling for several years with progressive supranuclear palsy, a neurodegenerative disorder, he chose physician-assisted dying, just before becoming severely incapacitated. He was 85 years […]

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Vania K. Bartolini

Vania K. Bartolini

| April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vania K. Bartolini May 20, 1919 – April 17, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Vania K. Bartolini, born and raised in Martinez, passed away quietly on April 17, just missing her 100 birthday by a little over a month. She was born on May 20, 1919, and graduated from Alhambra High School in 1938. In the […]

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Barbara Woodburn

Barbara Woodburn

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Barbara Woodburn December 5, 1940 – April 12, 2019 Barbara Woodburn, former Martinez City Councilmember and community activist, died at her home in Eureka on Friday, April 12, 2019 after a long illness. She was 78. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25. Ms. Woodburn was born in Washington, […]

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Dudley (Dud) Knisley

Dudley (Dud) Knisley

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dudley (Dud) Knisley April 16, 1927 – April 7, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Dud passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 91. Born in Monterey, he lived most of his life in Martinez where he met the love of his life, Jackie. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage together. After serving […]

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