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Mary Alice DeVay

Aug. 5, 1924 – Sept. 1, 2014 Aug. 5, 1924 — Sept. 1, 2014 Mary Alice DeVay (maiden name Bambach) passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Sept. 1, 2014, in Davis, just a few weeks after her 90th birthday. She was the beloved wife of James E. DeVay for close […]

Death notice: Dennis A. Edgerley

Dennis A. Edgerley died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Davis, at the age of 66 from pancreatic cancer. He worked as an environmental chemist in Sacramento, until his retirement. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Dennis’s name: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/DAEdgerley.

Maureen J. Rathfon

June 5, 1937 – Aug. 29, 2014 Maureen Julia Rathfon was born June 5, 1937, in Omaha, Neb., to Violet Hendricks Moylan and John Joseph Moylan. She attended Holy Name Catholic Grade and High School, followed by Creighton University College of Nursing (class of 1958). Maureen soon moved to California with college friends and practiced […]

Marilyn Jeanne Van Heuit Brooks

May 28, 1931 – Aug. 15, 2014   Marilyn Jeanne Van Heuit Brooks — beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many — passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Aug. 15, 2014, after a long confrontation with cancer. Marilyn was born in Oakland on May 28, 1931, to Carl and Ella Van Heuit […]

Wanda P. Daley

June 13, 1924 — July 6, 2014 Wanda P. Daley, 90, of Davis, passed peacefully in her sleep on July 6, 2014, following a brief battle with esophageal cancer. She was born on June 13, 1924, in Jersey City, New Jersey, and lived in New York with her mother Jozefa and brother Pete until moving […]

Margarita Elizondo

d. Aug. 27, 2014 Margarita Elizondo, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 89. Her five sons, three daughters, 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren survive her. Margarita came to Davis in 1974, preceding the acceptance of four of her children to UC Davis. She was the first […]

Elaine Dracia Greenberg

July 15, 1939 — Aug. 15, 2014 Elaine was born and raised in Los Angeles and came to Davis as a freshman to study biochemistry. After graduation, she worked briefly as a biochemist in the Bay Area before returning to work at UC Davis. She co-authored many scientific publications between 1963 and 1986. During this time […]

Margarita Elizondo

Margarita Elizondo died Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 89. She came to Davis in 1974 and worked at UC Davis, where she retired more than 20 years ago. Her five sons, three daughters, 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren survive her. Holy Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at St. James Catholic […]

Franco M. Navazio, M.D.

Oct. 20, 1925 – Aug. 15, 2014 Dr. Franco M. Navazio died peacefully at his residence in Davis on August 15, 2014. Born in Rome, he graduated from the University of Rome Medical School in 1949, and served as a medical officer in the Italian Navy. After immigrating to the United States in 1958, he […]

Helen M. Cole

Nov. 24, 1922 to Aug. 18, 2014 Helen passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 18, 2014, with her devoted husband, Robert, and sons nearby. She was born on Nov. 24, 1922, on a farm about 4 miles from Donnybrook, N.D. She graduated from Donnybrook High School in 1940, and from Trinity Hospital School of Nursing […]

Stephen H. Sosnick

Feb. 24, 1930 – Aug. 17, 2014 On Aug. 17, 2014, Stephen H. “Steve” Sosnick, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at UC Davis, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 84 years old. Galya “Gale” Sosnick, Steve’s wife of 63 years, was with him when he died. Steve also is survived by daughters Beryl of Napa […]

Dora Mae Clark Anderson

June 2, 1923 – Aug. 17, 2014 Dora Clark Anderson passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Born June 2, 1923, in Ferndale, the daughter of Thomas Knowles and Helen Clark of Petrolia, Dora grew up on their family ranch, raising sheep, cattle and tending a big garden. Dora moved to Davis in 1941 to study […]

Railroad museum will host Aberbach memorial

A celebration of life for Jeffrey O. Aberbach, a longtime Davis Enterprise editor who died June 27, 2014, is planned for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The California State Railroad Museum Roundhouse, 125 I St. in Old Sacramento, is a fitting venue for the event, because Aberbach was a lifelong train lover and […]

Richard James McRostie

Feb. 7, 1925 – Aug. 8, 2014 Richard “Mac” McRostie died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He was born in Owatonna, Minn., on Feb. 7, 1925, to Neil Hale and Myrtle Julia McRostie. He graduated from Owatonna High School on May 20, 1943. On July 1, 1943, he started active duty in the U.S. Navy […]

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