Obituaries

Rodney Cantarini

Rodney Lee Cantarini passed peacefully on Oct. 15, 2020. Rodney was born in California to parents Elvetzi Cantarini and Myrtle Milburn Cantarini, and was preceded in death by his older brother, Elvetzi Jr., known as “Jerry.” He shared his life with his wife Jeannine until her passing 30 years ago. He is survived by three children, Dino and wife Renata, […]

Ronald Sexton

This day, Oct. 4, 2020, pastor/ chaplain Ronald Terry Sexton has passed from death unto life and entered the portals of glory and now rests in the arms of his Lord and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, never to be plagued again with sickness and disease. He will be truly missed by all of those who knew and loved him. […]

Margaret Tuft

Margaret Alice Tuft “Peggy” passed away on Oct. 13, 2020 at the age of 67, after complications from an extended illness. She was born in Merced, Calif., to James E. and Esther Tuft. She was raised on the family dairy with her three sisters, Marilyn, Nancy and Mary Jane. Chores included helping out milking cows, hoeing cotton and the “dreaded” […]

James Croll

James Arthur ( Jim) Croll left us on Oct. 12, 2020 to be with his wife, Betsy, his parents Arthur and Clara Croll, in-laws Merrill and Ruth McNally, and many other family members and friends. Jim was born March 22, 1942 in Oakland, Calif., and was welcomed by his older sister, Patricia. Jim and his family relocated to Fresno so […]

Greg Hernandez

Gregory (Greg) Hernandez of Midpines, Calif., left this world Sept. 26 surrounded by close family. The world will miss his bright, unique light. Greg was born Dec. 14, 1962 in San Francisco to JoAnne Belforte and Fernando (Fred) Hernandez. His younger sister, Christine, was born a few years later. In 1974, his family moved to El Portal, Calif., where they […]

Ronald Konklin

Ronald Edward Konklin was born on July 25, 1950 in Fresno. He lived in Mariposa and Visalia, but most of his youth was spent in Coarsegold. He finished eighth grade at Coarsegold Elementary School in 1965 then, after four long years of bus rides from Coarsegold to Tollhouse, he graduated Sierra High School in 1969. Ron enlisted in the Navy […]

Gene Merle Phillips

Gene Merle Phillips of Mariposa, Calif. passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 9, 2020. Gene was a devoted husband, father and grandfather with old-fashioned values and honor whose actions always spoke louder than his words. Born June 26, 1944, he was raised in Merced. A graduate of Merced High School, Gene attended college at CSU Fresno […]

Jo Olmstead

Jo Olmstead, a resident of Morgan Hill, Calif., died peacefully of natural causes on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She was 85 years old. Jo was born in Castle Douglas, Scotland on May 8, 1934. Jo learned to speak fluent French in school and, as a young woman in the early 1950s, began working for NATO in Paris. That was where […]

Bonnie Cervine

Bonnie Cervine, loving wife and mother of four children, passed peacefully at the age of 89 from natural causes in Santa Cruz, Calif., surrounded by her family on Aug. 31, 2020. Born on Feb. 22, 1931 in Fresno, Calif., to Lawrence and Eleanor Whitcomb, Bonnie Fern Whitcomb grew up in Southern California, married and raised four children while living and […]

Gloria McKee

Gloria “Gee” McKee (née Byrd) was born in Hillsborough, Ohio on Jan. 11, 1928 and grew up in both Dayton, Ohio, where she attended the University of Dayton, and Shell, Wyo. Her father, Herbert Wallace Byrd, was a theater owner which began her lifelong love of show business. Herb was a descendant of the first acting governor of Ohio’s Northwest […]


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