Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Sun City, California; he was born on March 7, 1938 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to the late Orval and Ruby (Law) Foreman Sr. Orval served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a truck driver for most of his life. In his day, he played in a country band, going to the rodeo and traveling. He had a bucket list to travel in Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 595.
At the age of 93, Mr. Lucius Hill Sr., a longtime resident of San Bernardino, California, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Veteran’s Hospital, in Loma Linda, California. Mr. Hill was born in Sardis, Mississippi, on March 17th, 1926, to parents Alfred and Blanche Nelson-Hill. He was one of eleven children and was preceded in death by both parents and a son, Alfred Hill.
James Edward Packard was born on September 18 1954 in Tucson, AZ. He served in the USAF from 1973 to 1976 and was honorably discharged shortly after his dad passed. He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 52 yrs. Peggy Packard; their son James Paul; grandson James Elijah; granddaughter Kyliana Marie, all of Corona, CA; his sisters: Carrie Harrison, Cindy Kimmis, Cathy Sutton and Joni Edelman and their families. He left this earth to a far better place on 1/14/2020.
Charles R. Hubbs, 93, passed away in his residence in Carlsbad, California on January 23, 2020. Chuck was born and raised in Colton, California and attended Colton High School. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. At the conclusion of World War II he returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Betty Dodson. He resumed his education at San Bernardino Valley College and ultimately earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Redlands.
Benjamin Ray Candelaria (aka Candy) passed away peacefully in Cottonwood, AZ after suffering a number of years from Alzheimer’s disease. His wife of 43 years, Barbara, and his stepson, Christopher Silva precede him in death. He leaves his daughter, Rebecca Cooper (Gene) of Prior Lake, MN; his son Benjamin Candelaria Jr. (Hannah Roosa) of Providence, RI; his daughter, Marilyn Granados and his son, Matthew Candelaria, (Minta) both of Prescott, AZ. There are 8 grandchildren who include Christopher, Emily and Nicholas Cooper; Benjamin Ray III, Hannah and Sophie Candelaria; Sarah and Samantha Granados. Ben loved his grandchildren as long as they didn’t get between him and his television. "You make a better door than a window!"
Bob Pianalto passed away at home on January 11, 2020. He was born and raised in Gilroy, California and earned a degree in Marketing from San Jose State University. During his time at SJSU, Bob joined the Air Force ROTC program where he developed a passion for flying. After graduating and enlisting in the Air Force, Bob’s first permanent assignment was at March Air Force Base. It was here that he would meet and marry Jacquie Thiele. Much of his initial time in the Air Force was spent as a navigator/bombardier in B-47, B-52 and RF-4C aircrafts. This included 133 combat missions in Vietnam. The remainder of his career was spent in various logistic roles. As fate would have it, Bob’s last assignment was working with the SR-71 program which allowed him to return to Riverside, CA where he retired at the end of 1979.
Mando was lucky to be a lifelong resident of Colton, CA. His life was dedicated to family, faith, county, and community. He was a loving husband of his wife Teresa of 63 years and encouraging and supportive father to his sons: Efren and Edmund, as well as a great reliable brother to his sister Jessie and uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Called to serve his county, he fought in the Korean War, where he was wounded in action. It took over 50 years to receive his Purple Heart medal for his wounds.
Born to Beatrice R. Gutierrez in Raton, New Mexico; he aspired to and became a great citizen, a great neighbor and a great father. He served 22 years in the U.S. Army Corp and was a Veteran of both Korea & Vietnam (Combat Medic). Young enough to start again, he spent another 20 years as a Procurement Officer for the State of California School for the Deaf in Riverside. He was a hard working man, but always showed up for his family. Intuitive, full of common sense and swaggerhe could easily crack a joke to make you smile and follow it with heart to heart sage advice. A character truly larger than life, he will be missed by all.
Military burial services have been held for Albert Gene Ortiz, 71, of Paradise, California. He was laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. He served his country during the Vietnam war. He volunteered for Vietnam, but was redeployed to then West German after the Russian invasion of the former Czechoslovakia in 1968.
David Marshall Sawyer passed away suddenly yet peacefully Friday January 10, 2020, age 91, while exercising one of his great pleasures, reading the newspaper at breakfast.