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Lyle Christianson

Lyle Edgar Christianson died peace- fully at home on October 5, 2018 in Riverside, California at the age of 91. Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lucille Christianson; his children, Patrick Christianson, Randall Christianson, Ronald Christianson and Candace Iacobellis, 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. By marriage he had children Kelly Harrel, Alan Harrel, and Kimberly Harrel, 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Also by marriage, his sisters-in-law Lois Machado, Adele Machado, and Sue Bristow.

Mervin Feinstein

MERVIN (Merv) FEINSTEIN Age 82, of Riverside, California, passed away at home in the care of his loving wife and daughters, on November 8, 2018, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Merv was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 28, 1935 to Freda and George Feinstein. Merv is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters Kimberly Marietta and Perri Feinstein Somody (Emery); grandchildren Amanda McCoid (Kenny), Blaze Portales, Lisa Pettit (Dean), Jennifer Marietta and Michelle Slomba (Steve); great grandchildren Olivia and Caden McCoid; nephew Robert Feinstein (Doi) and numerous cousins and friends. Merv was preceded in death by his parents Freda and George Feinstein and his brother James Feinstein (Yvonne).

Patrick Griffin

Patrick passed away on October 28, 2018, at the age of 79 years. Born in Glendora, Pat attended Citrus College after serving in the US Navy. He spent over 40 years in the power tool industry traveling extensively and making many lifelong friends before his retirement to Sun Lakes, where his love of golf and giving led to several successful years as chairman of Sun Lakes Charities.

Adrian Messner

In loving Memory of Adrian McDonald Messner, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Adrian lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease and died peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 6, 2018. He was 88. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, his two sons Daniel and Steven, four grandchildren, his brothers Paul and Ron Messner and Sister Margo Morrison as well as many other family members.

Donald Schroth

Donald Schroth, 87, passed away peacefully September 23, 2018 in Riverside, CA. Born in the backseat of a neighbor’s borrowed car on Hwy. 99 outside of Delano, CA, Don was the twelfth of thirteen children born to Karl Emil Schroth and Hattie (Stull) Schroth. He grew up on a farm in Delano and later Porterville, CA, graduating from Porterville, H.S. in 1948. He attended jr. college there and later Fresno State University before joining the Air Force in 1951.

Robert Harris

ROBERT (BOB) RAY HARRIS – 86 years August 12, 1932 October 6, 2018 Bob was born in Glendale,CA. His family moved to Riverside in 1936. He leaves behind his wife Susan of 37 years; his brother David Harris; son Michael; daughter Lisa Cornella; granddaughter Elizabeth; grandson Christopher; his step sons Aaron and Tyler and their five children; nephews Jeff and Brad and his niece Julie. Bob also leaves his business partners and friends Ron Wiklund and David Hubbard. Bob had countless friends that he checked in with, “I hope you’re doing well, (and if not) what can I do to help?” They knew he was sincere.

Virgil Rosemyre

Virgil “Jack” Rosemyre , age 94, passed away peacefully in his Corona, CA home on September 11, 2018. A veteran of World War II and Korea, serving honorably in both the Marines and Army respectively. Jack was born on April 26, 1924 in Champagne-Urbana, IL to Homer and Famie Mae Rosemyre. In 1942, he joined the armed forces and was assigned to the Marine Corps for a tour in the Pacific. After his deployment, Jack attended classes at the University of Illinois. Jack decided to re-join the military during the Korean Conflict and received a commission in the Army.

Raymond Stankiewicz

Age 89, of Riverside, CA, passed away on September 22, 2018, at Autumn Hill in La Sierra where he had been since February. Ray was born in Reynoldsville, PA, where he lived until he joined the Air Force at the age of 18. His 24 year career in the Air Force took him all over the world, during which he advanced to and retired from March Air Force Base as a Chief Master Sergeant. He was honored to be a part of the IG team for 3 years.

Gordon Kammeyer

Gordon Edwin Kammeyer (age 85), of Highland, California, passed away on September 7, 2018. He was born on January 30, 1933 in Tripoli, Iowa to Edwin and Esther Kammeyer and lived as a resident of Highland, California for more than forty-four years. Gordon’s adult life started with him joining the United States Air Force completing more than twenty years on active duty serving from coast to coast, Canada and a tour in Vietnam retiring as a Master Sergeant in logistics.

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