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Robert ‘Bobby’ Dennis Gale

Sept. 1, 1952 — May 18, 2011 Born Sept. 1, 1952, “Bobby” Gale passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Bobby graduated from Davis High School in 1970, attended Sac City College and graduated from San Diego State. He went on to play for the San Diego Padres’ minor league. An avid golfer, he was the […]

Charles ‘Chuck’ Dooher

Dec. 8, 1928 — May 25, 2011 Charles “Chuck” Dooher of Moraga, Calif., returned to the Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, surrounded by his children, who loved and adored him greatly. Charles was born on December 8, 1928, in County Donegal, Ireland, to Charles and Anne Dooher. He grew up with his brother and […]

Nicholas George Stathas

April 16, 1917 — May 23, 2011 Nicholas George Stathas passed away on May 23, 2011, at the age of 94 in his home in Davis, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Montreal, Canada, on April 16, 1917, to George Stathas and Constance Kartsonis, Greek immigrants to North America. His mother died when […]

Bret Hamilton

Bret Hamilton passed away suddenly on May 26, 2011. He was 51 years old. He attended grammar school and high school in Davis. Bret is survived by his mother, Nancy Hamilton; his father, Hank Hamilton; his wife Shari; his children, Richelle Hamilton-Kelley, and Jesse, Jake and Sarah Shank; and three grandchildren, Brent, Blain and Keegan […]

Paul John Speck

Dec. 16, 1945 — May 16, 2011 Paul Speck, 65, died in Bend, Ore., on May 16, 2011, from complications of ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease). Born to Gene and Dorothy Speck in Washington, D.C., Speck took his role as the “oldest child” seriously, along with a chuckle and a belly laugh. In 1955, the […]

Paul Kluk

Paul Kluk died May 9, 2011, in Grass Valley. Paul was a generous and genial man who made friends everywhere he went. He was an avid gardener, and often shared the bounty of his gardens with friends and neighbors. Paul was born in Hudson, Pa., on February 29, 1920, to Sebastian and Julia Kluk. He […]

Bette M. Coffey

Bette M. Coffey passed away May 13, 2011, in Davis. She was 91. Born Oct. 9, 1919, in London, she came to the United States in 1924 and lived for a time in Santa Barbara, Berkeley and then in Sacramento. She was married to Alfred L. Coffey for 30 years until he passed away on […]

Andrew Twohy Leiser

Andrew Twohy Leiser died May 16, 2011, at his home in Davis. He was 88. A veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps, he lived in Davis for 47 years. He retired after 27 years as a professor of environmental horticulture at UC Davis, and was known internationally for his published works, research and […]

Madeline P. Bunfill

Madeline P. Bunfill, born Oct. 12, 1928, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by love and loved ones by her side on May 20, 2011. We are extremely saddened by the loss of our precious Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She was the beautiful, cherished wife of Robert Bunfill Sr., whom she married Sept. 10, […]

Paul Speck

Paul Speck, 65, died of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) on May 16, 2011, in Bend, Ore. He is survived by his wife, Rose, many children, grandchildren, his father Gene Speck, four sisters and a brother. A graduate of Davis High School, UC Davis and the University of Oregon, Speck was an athlete, scholar, vocalist, writer and […]

James Woodress

James Woodress, a noted biographer who helped elevate the reputation of Willa Cather to its current prominent place in American letters, has died. He was 94 years old, and died in his sleep on May 19 at his home in Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona. Born in Webster Groves, Mo., on July 7, 1916, Woodress earned a […]

Jim Smith

Jim Smith passed away April 29, 2011, in Sacramento. He was 51. Jim was born on July 19, 1958, in La Habra. He received a GED and began serving in the Navy at age 18. His duties while in the Navy were as a firefighter and a hazmat specialist. After his discharge from the Navy, […]

Francisco Gonzalez Valencia

Francisco Gonzalez Valencia, a former Davis resident, passed away on May 12, 2011. Born April 10, 1936, he last lived in the San Fernando Valley. Services were held on May 19 at the Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, followed by interment at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills.

Patricia Dale Lindsay

Patricia Dale Lindsay died April 28, 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., after a brave battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She was born in Thomasville, Ga., on April 27, 1948, and was educated in Bethesda, Md., Sherborn, Mass., and Davis. She graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and received a master of […]

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