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Gone But Not Forgotten

Roger Lorenzen

Roger passed away at Veteran’s Hospital, Long Beach, CA. Airforce Vietnam Veteran. Visitation: Thursday, July 18, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Pierce Brother’s Crestlawn Mortuary 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA, Commitment Burial: Friday, July 19, 9:30 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA. Reception following: 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Corona Elks Lodge 2045, 912 E. 6th St., Corona, CA.

Joe Sandaval

Joe Sandoval, age 84, passed away at home in Riverside, CA from renal failure on June 27, 2019. He was born on June 18, 1935 in Riverside, CA and had lived here for 62 years. He attended 8th grade at Central Middle School in Riverside. He served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years and ranked SH3. He was a very successful cabinet maker for 36 years until his retirement. He was the owner of Reasonable Cabinets for 17 years. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, past member of Knights of Columbus and union carpenter for 14 years.
Joe was born in a family of 4 brothers and 6 sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Irene Sandoval; daughter Cynthia Whitaker; parents Felipe & Victoriana Sandoval; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by daughter Christina Gambino and her husband Wetto Gambino; son-in-law Mitch Whitaker; son Michael Sandoval and his wife Rita Sandoval; 1 brother; 4 sisters; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and dear friend and caregiver Ben Ojokot. 

Edward Pellerin

Edward A. "Sunset Eddie" Pellerin, 72, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Worcester, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in the comfort of his home. Ed is survived by his wife of thirty years, Saundra (Piscione) Pellerin; a son, Shane Pellerin of Worcester; a daughter, Lori Venincasa and her husband Michael of Millbury; two step-sons, Luke Albano and his wife Naomi of Spencer, and Clint Albano and his wife Jonea of Paxton; a sister, Mary G. (Pellerin) Wright-Saillant of Worcester; three brothers, David T. Bolio of Old Saybrook, CT, Terrence "Terry" J. Pellerin of Worcester, and Raymond J. Pellerin of Holden; six grandchildren, Gianna, Peyton, Raegan, Nathaniel, Isabella, and Zachary; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Paul Pellerin and Francis A. Bolio. Ed was born in Worcester, son of the late Edward R. and Evelyn L. (Spencer) Pellerin. He graduated from Worcester Boys Trade, where he was Captain of the football team and served as President of his class.

Richard Lewis

Richard E. Lewis, born March 23, 1929 passed away June 16, 2019 at the age of 90. He retired from the Air Force after 24 years, he also worked and retired from Sears. He was a volunteer at Saint Bernadine’s for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife and two sons. He is survived by his daughter Denise Clemmer, and granddaughter Dawn Lewis and two great grandsons. 

Paul Redkey

Paul Edward Redky passed away June 7, 2019 at the age of 87. Survived by wife Joan, daughters Eileen Goodell, Donna Dery (Stan), son Douglas Redkey (Carolina), pre-deceas- ed by son Gregory Redkey. Also survived by grandchildren Kristin Johnson (Neil), Michael Goodell (Kelly), Matthew Dery (Justine), Zachary Goodell (Kristen), Michelle Quinones (Tyson), Garrett Goodell (Tracy), Mark Dery and Tyler Dery, and great-grand-daughters Charlotte, Violet and Savanna. He leaves a cousin and many nieces and nephews.

Ira Peters

Pete was born in Virginia, his mother died when he was two years old so he spent his childhood living with his older siblings and an aunt and uncle. He joined the Air Force when he was just 17 and spent time in Korea during the Korean conflict. When he returned stateside, he was stationed at George AFB in Victorville. During that time he met and married Edwina Hofmaister. They had two children, Michael, who pre-deceased his father in 1979, and Robin who now lives in San Bernardino. He later married Margaret Wearing, whose son Mark, was adopted by Pete. He was later married to Esther Abreo, whose family dearly loved him. He and Esther were married for 35 years. Pete worked for CALTRANS in the Inland Empire from the sixties until his retirement. Pete was a Christian, husband, father, brother, veteran and friend.

Christine Lamb

Christine L. Lamb, 92, died unexpectedly June 22, 2019, at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Kentucky. She was born April 15, 1927 at Monongah, West Virginia, the fifth child of 12 born to Quintilliano (Claude) and Elizabeth (Fazio) Domico. Christine attended Thoburn High School before eventually earning her GED. She entered the United States Navy in July 1945 where she was a Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class. She served at Bethesda Naval Hospital until May 1947. Christine was very proud of her military service. She married her one true love, Raul R. Lamb (formerly Lamborghini), on June 10, 1950, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. They remained married until his death in July 1963.

Pat Franco

Pat "Willie Boy" Franco, age 69, of San Bernardino, CA passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in San Bernardino. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mercy, children, Jhonda (Allen) Schultz, Teresa (Aaron) Naulls, Matt (Annette) Franco and Katie (Zeek)Vega. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Lucas, Zoe and Emery. Pat is also survived by siblings, Pancha Ortiz, Wee Wee’s Ray and Louie V. Franco, Jr. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at St. Adelaide Catholic Church, Highland, CA. Inurnment services will be at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA with full military honors by the USAF. Pat retired from the USAF after 22 years as rank of MSgt. He also taught at LAVC.

Gerald Burke

Gerald Francis Burke passed away peacefully at home in Paso Robles, CA, on June 10, 2019, at the age of 98. Born in Burley, ID, in 1921 to Robert and Mary Head Burke, Gerald—known to many as Jerry—was married to Mary Mitchell Burke from February 7, 1942, until her death in 2011. He is survived by two children, Teresa Ellen Burke, and her husband John Kinnear, of Atascadero, CA; and Michael James Burke, and his wife Bernadette Marian Burke, of Williamsburg, MA; he was predeceased by three other children, John Patrick Burke of Seattle, WA; Mary Frances Burke Riggs of Newbury Park, CA; and Robert Mitchell Burke of Riverside, CA. Jerry is also survived by nine grandchildren, Thomas Burke, of Washington, DC; David Burke, of Carmichael, CA; Catherine Riggs, of Newbury Park, CA; Jennifer Riggs, of Altadena, CA; Brian Riggs, of Berkeley, CA; David Riggs, of Santa Monica, CA; Emma Burke, of Sunderland, MA; Isaac Burke, of Brooklyn, NY; Stanley Kinnear, of Spanaway, WA; and by 13 great-grandchildren.

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