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Jesus Calderilla

Jesus Perez Calderilla, 90, born September 15, 1928 in Colton, California passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his home in Rialto, California. He is survived by his wife Elodia whom he married on June 11, 1950. Surviving children are Deborah Calderilla, Delia & Ken Stevenson, Donna & B.J. Patterson and DeAnna & Ken Bryant who gave him 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Richard Schutte

Richard J. Schutte, 66, of Riverside, CA, passed away suddenly on March 9, 2019. Born in Johnstown, PA, he was the son of Harry and Martha Schutte. Preceded in death by his parents and nephews John and Robert Schutte, he is survived by his wife, Donna; son Ryan (Soleil); daughter Marissa; his brothers Robert (Donna), John (Joann), and James (Donna); brothers/sisters-in-law Michael and Dan Abrashoff, Mary Parsons, Anne Kowatch, Constance Bentzen, and Margaret Swoboda, their spouses, and many nieces and nephews.

James Bunkers

James Joseph Bunkers, age 80, of Hemet, California, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at his residence. James was born on October 7, 1938 in Le Mars, Iowa. He was the son of the late Clarence John Bunkers and the late Charlotte Elizabeth (Gingerich) Bunkers. James proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1992, retiring in 1993 as a Command Master Chief. He served on the USS New Jersey. The two highlights of his Naval career was being selected for the Sergeant Majors Academy and serving as the CMC of the USS New Jersey. James was most proud of his three daughters serving in the military. 

Abel Uribe

Age 94, of Corona, CA, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 surrounded by family. Abel was born on November 5, 1929. He was a life-long resident of Corona, CA. He served in the Army and fought in WWII from March 23, 1943- January 2, 1946.

Louis Berger

Lou Berger was born in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the Army in Japan from 1946-1948 and was discharged in 1950. He received his BA in Engineering from Northrop Institute of Technology in Anaheim. He was an aerospace engineer at Rohr Industries, Riverside, from 1984-1995.

Marvin Smith

Marvin “Smitty” Smith, 91, of Moreno Valley, CA, passed away on March 2, 2019. Smitty was born in Kansas City, MO in 1927 to the late Orval and Edna Smith. Hee is survived by his wife of 63 years Tomoko, children LTC (ret) Robert (Jamey), Rita Jo, sister Donna VanGoethem and 6 grandchildren.

Fred McCoy

Fred D. McCoy passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2019, with his loved ones by his side. Fred was born in Hemet, CA on August 16, 1936 and moved to Riverside, CA in 1951. He attended Central Junior High, graduated from Poly High School in 1955 then graduated from RCC in 1957. Fred met the love of his life, wife Carole, on the beach in Balboa in March 1957 and married her October 14, 1957.

Stanley Adams

Stanley Eugene Adams passed away peacefully at home in Pismo Beach, California, on March 3, 2019. Stanley was born on May 2, 1927 in Pomona and lived much of his life in Pomona, only recently moving to Pismo Beach. He was a member of Pilgrim Congregational Church as well as a member of Boys Brigade. He was a teacher and school administrator for 31 years, mainly in the Pomona School District. Stanley was also a World War II Navy veteran. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, Loretta, Jennifer and Scott. 

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