Clifford Albrecht Bernd

May 14, 1929 — Dec. 19, 2015 Clifford Albrecht Bernd, a professor emeritus at UC Davis, died peacefully on Dec. 19, 2015, at age 86. He was born on May 14, 1929, in Bronxville, N.Y., and grew up in and around New York City. After graduating from New York University, Clifford left his beloved New […]

December 24, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Douglas Walter Griffith

1931 — Dec. 19, 2015 Douglas Walter Griffith died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Davis.  Doug enlisted as a radio operator in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was later commissioned a lieutenant and deployed to the Bikini Atoll during the nuclear bomb testings. He completed pilot training and flew KC-135 tankers […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Dr. Marc Neithercutt

June 23, 1939 — Dec. 16, 2015 Dr. Marc Neithercutt passed peacefully from this world, surrounded by his family, on Dec. 16, 2015, due to complications from cancer. Dr. Neithercutt was born in Hobbs, N.M., in 1939 to Marcus Cleo and Pauline Gibbs Neithercutt, and grew up in the Hobbs and the Odessa, Texas, areas. […]

December 22, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Jonathan Cody Youngs

Nov. 2, 1990 – Oct. 9, 2015 Many friends and family members gathered this fall – once at UC Davis, then later at University High School in Irvine – to celebrate the life of Jonathan Cody Youngs. Jonathan, who died October 9, shortly before his 25th birthday, is remembered by many as the spirited drum […]

December 20, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Geraldine Davis Rifkin

March 4, 1922 – Dec. 8, 2015 Geraldine Davis Rifkin, a 50-year resident of Davis, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8 with her three children at her side. She was 93 years old. Gerry was buried Dec. 11 at the Davis Cemetery, with Rabbi Greg Wolfe officiating. She received full military honors. Gerry was born […]

December 20, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Elmer Warner Learn

Jan. 19, 1929 — Dec. 5, 2015 Elmer Learn, agricultural economist and UC Davis Executive Vice Chancellor Emeritus, died on Dec. 5, 2015. Elmer was in hospice care following a dementia diagnosis and complications from a recent fall. He was 86. Elmer was born in Sayre, Pa., on Jan. 19, 1929. He attended Penn State […]

December 18, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Mark Lowell Breckner

May 23, 1960 — Dec. 12, 2015 Mark Lowell Breckner, age 55, passed away suddenly on Dec. 12, 2015, at his home in Davis. Mark was born on May 23, 1960, in Eureka, to Dennis and Virginia Breckner (Wolff). Mark graduated from St. Bernard’s High School in 1978 where he played baseball and football. He […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Steven G. Mounkes

Steven Gerald Mounkes, born Jan. 20, 1957, in Emporia, Kan., died Nov. 12, 2015, in Wilder, Idaho, of ALS. He was 58 years old. He grew up in Davis and attended Davis schools, graduating from Davis High School in 1975. For a time, he lived in Vermont where his son, David, was born. When he returned to […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: David L. White Sr.

A memorial Mass for David Laurence White Sr., who died Nov. 14, 2015, of a sudden heart attack, will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. Born Dec. 2, 1955, in San Francisco, he was 59 years old. A plumbing contractor, he owned and operated […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

David Laurence White Sr.

Dec. 2, 1955 — Nov. 14, 2015 David Laurence White Sr., 59, passed away from a sudden heart attack on Nov. 14, 2015. David, the son of Theodore and Blanche (Haslett) White, was born Dec. 2, 1955 in San Francisco. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Napa and Sacramento State University. […]

November 22, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Warren K. Taylor

Warren K. Taylor, a longtime judge of the Yolo Superior Court, died Dec. 6, 2015, at the age of 95. A 1941 graduate of UC Berkeley, he became a reserve officer in the U.S. Navy and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. After graduating from law school at UC Berkeley in […]

December 13, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

John C. (Jack) Leathers

March 3, 1933 — Nov. 13, 2015 John C. (Jack) Leathers passed away on Nov. 13, 2015, in Davis, CA. He was born on March 3, 1933, (3-3-33!) to Alexander Frank Leathers and Margaret Cochran Leathers in Marion, Ind. An only child, he grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and Winona, Minn., playing golf and […]

December 13, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Angelene Ann Starr McCloskey

Angelene “Angel” Ann Starr McCloskey, 50, of Guinda, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in San Francisco. She has been a resident of Yolo County for 30 years. Graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Davis Cemetery; 820 Pole Line Road in Davis.

December 10, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Margaret Bow Eaton

A graveside service for Margaret Bow Eaton, who died Nov. 19, 2015, is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St. Born Nov. 4, 1963, she was 52 years old. She managed the fresh-flower department at the Costco store in Woodland. A reception will follow the service in the […]

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