Saturday, 08 August 2020

Obits

Jose Reyes Gregorio. Courtesy photo.

Jose Reyes Gregorio
March 19, 1927 – March 27, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Jose was born in the state of Toluca, Mexico.

He was the greatest, most loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Jose will be missed by his very large loving family to whom he left so many beautiful and wonderful memories of his life.

Love You Always, Your Family.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .

Marcus J. Mueck. Courtesy photo.

Marcus J. Mueck
1951-2020

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Beloved husband, father, grandpa and brother, Marcus J. Mueck of Lakeport passed away on March 22, 2020.

Marc was born on Aug. 6, 1951, to (predeceased) parents Doris (Nicholson) and John Mueck in Santa Rosa, California, and is survived by his wife, Lynn Mueck; daughter, Suzanne Sadler; son, Marcus R. Mueck; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Mueck; grandchildren, Tristan and Trevor; brothers, Mitchell, Michael, Mathew and Marshall; numerous nieces and nephews; and is predeceased by son-in-law, John Sadler, and sister, Mary.

Marc worked most of his life in the construction industry with his brothers, Mitchell and Michael, building houses, pouring concrete, heavy equipment operation and job foreman in California, Texas and Oklahoma.

He enjoyed road trips, playing video games with friends online and all things milk chocolate. He enjoyed spending time at home, a farmer at heart, always planting fruit trees and a vegetable garden in the backyard.

His wit, honesty and deep care for his family will be greatly missed and we look forward to meeting him again in eternity.

During this chaotic time, the family is unable to hold a public memorial service. They will plan a celebration of life memorial at a later date to be announced.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .

Twila Asire. Courtesy photo.

Twila Elizabeth Mason Asire

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Twila was born Oct. 22, 1920, in West Carlisle, Ohio, to Sherman and Laura (Remele) Mason and passed away at age 99 on March 23, 2020.

She graduated from Pike Township High School in West Carlisle in 1939.

She was given in marriage to James Albert Asire on Nov. 16, 1940, in Warsaw, Ohio and they celebrated 71 years together before he preceded her in death.

They were the parents of two daughters, Rosanna Jean and Carolyn Jane, who gave them six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

She is survived by Rosanna Fouts and Carolyn Messick.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kelseyville for many years and willingly shared her talent and love of music with her church and friends.

A memorial service will be planned in the near future at First Baptist Church of Kelseyville.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .

Dennis LaCava. Courtesy photo.

LOWER LAKE, Calif. – Former Pittsburgh resident Dennis C. LaCava, “Dennie,” age 73, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, at his home in Lower Lake.

Dennie was born April 16, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Helen Landansky LaCava and Daniel D. LaCava.

Dennie is survived by his sister, Dolores McCrumb; brother, Daniel F. LaCava (Kathleen); nephews and nieces, Mac McCrumb (Mindi), Darcy Baril (Rene), Danielle Stemple (Ryan) and Christopher LaCava; and grandnieces, Leila McCrumb and Julia Stemple.

Dennie was a proud member of the U.S. Marines and served in the Vietnam War.

A memorial for Dennie will be held at a later date.


Josephine Volpe. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Josephine Paula Volpe passed away peacefully at the age of 82 surrounded by her loving family.

Josephine was born in Brooklyn, New York, to James and Josephine Macagnone. She was one of four sisters, Roseanne, Josephine, Annette and Diane. She graduated from Prospect Heights High School and studied fashion design in Manhattan.

In 1955, she married the love of her life, Frank Volpe, whom she met at 16. They were married over 60 years, until Frank’s death in 2015.

In 1973, Josephine and Frank moved their family from Long Island, New York to San Jose, California. Josephine worked as a buyer for a tech company in the Silicon Valley until 1983 when they moved to Half Moon Bay, California. Together, they ran their own company, Volpe and Sons Construction, building and renovating beautiful homes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Retirement was good to Josephine, as she spent it with her husband Frank in Lakeport. They lived their dream on the lake, boating, visiting and making memories with their growing family, their four children, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Josephine was a phenomenal seamstress, able to design clothes by altering patterns. She was also a fantastic cook and loved to garden, growing many of her own vegetables.

Josephine follows her husband, Frank, and daughter, Lisa, into God’s Heaven. She is survived by her children, daughter, Valerie and husband Harold, son, Michael and wife Kim, son, Frank and wife Paula and son-in-law Harold; her grandchildren, Shanon and wife Roberta, Paula and husband Johnny, Michelle, Lara, Paul, Ana, Monica, Sally, Cristina and Derek; her great-grandchildren, Brieana, Noah, Tyler, Jacob, Sophia, Phoenix, Dylan and Mila; and her great-great-grandchild, Dawson.

Josephine also leaves behind her loving family in Long Island, New York; her sister, Annette and husband, Biaggio and her sister, Diane and husband Robert, as well as nieces and nephews, Alicia, Andrea, Robert and Melissa and great-nieces and nephews, Ashley, Analese, Lori, Alec and Daniel.

Josephine will be missed but never forgotten. Her love will live on forever in those she loved.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .

George J. Guardado. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – On March 18, 2020, George Joseph Guardado (Papa George) passed away after a long journey of battling and suffering with many severe illnesses.

He was born Feb. 6, 1951, in St. Helena, California. He grew up the Napa Valley, played multiple sports through high school, was once playing for varsity when only old enough for JV, and graduated at St. Helena High.

As a teenager/young adult, he was a landscaper. He had such a love for plants, at one point, he was the second runner up in Sunset Magazine for best landscapes. He managed to work his way up from landscaping into building and he helped expand the “Roman Spa” in Calistoga, California. He was able to build a home for his family from the ground up.

In his late 30s or early 40s, he decided to continue studying and was able to acquire his general A & B contractors license, engineering license, and his C54 tiling and flooring license. He then started his own business and began remodeling homes. All of the remodeling was done after he had had 26 surgeries on his ankles that he had shattered in 1986. He was dedicated to supporting his family and the absolute hardest worker.

Fishing was his ULTIMATE passion! He could and would tell you and show you anything and everything there was to know. He owned any and every hook, string or pole that was possible. He had monthly, sometimes weekly fish fries for the entire family and/or friends.

He was always about family and loved the gatherings. He loved all of his children more than anyone will ever imagine and would do anything for each and every one of them. He was one of the greatest fathers, uncles, brothers, mentors and friends. He had the biggest heart and was supportive in any way he could be to anyone that he crossed paths with.

“Papa George” is survived by his wife, Linda Crail; his mother, Julia Martinez; his four siblings, Nadine, Rosemarie, Joseph and Kenneth; his children, Laticia, Ada Rose, Kenneth, Alicia, Vanessa and Georgina; and so many very special and important nieces, nephews, and cousins who all have their own close connections with him.

There are so many people that we would love to list but there are just so many lives that George touched to do so.

Anyone who knew George knows that his wishes were to be cremated. We will be honoring his wish.

At this time with the chaotic issues going on in the world we are unable to do a service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in which we will inform all friends and family to attend.

We are asking that anyone wishing to help with cremation donations/in lieu of flowers and memorial service costs make them to https://www.gofundme.com/f/laying-george-joseph-guardado-to-rest .

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .

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