Saturday, 18 May 2024



J. Alvin Stiritz, age 78, of Upper Lake, CA passed away in Healdsburg after courageously enduring life with a locked in stroke.

With the heart of a lion, he stayed strong for his family, always greeting everyone with a smile.

He was born in August 1934 in Pittsburgh, Penn., to Harry Stiritz Sr. and Dorothy Stiritz.

The family later moved to California where he graduated from Inglewood High School.

He enlisted in the US Air Force where he was awarded airman of the month and was stationed in Marrakesh and Florida. After the service he went on to work at PAN AM/LAX where he met his lovely wife, Loy Elliott of Ukiah, Calif., and started their family in Inglewood, Calif., later moving to Marin County.

While vacationing, they fell in love with beautiful Blue Lakes in Lake County, Calif., and soon relocated. He loved to fish, boat, swim, travel, camp, garden, ride his motorcycle and raise milk goats with his family.

He later retired from a 20-year career with the federal government and spent much time happily surrounded by his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and cousins, Russ, Dewey and Bob Stiritz.

He is survived by his former wife Loy of Lucerne, Calif.; his four children, Tanya Stiritz and son Harris, of Palo Alto, Calif., Ken (Katie) Stiritz and children Nitasha, Chentelle, Jadon and Gabriel of Lucerne, Takara (Josh) Stiritz and children David, Kenley and Finton of  Portland, Ore., and Joel (Deborah) Stiritz and children Bryce, Beaux and Bristol of Lakeport, Calif.; brother, Harry “Skip” Jr. (Sharon) Stiritz  and children Tammy (Kip) Long, Pegi (Jimmy) Stone, Jim (Susan) Stiritz and Allen (Catja) Stiritz; sister, Dee (Mike) McReynolds and children Keith (Erin) Mc Reynolds, Shauna (Jason) Ianni and Megan McReynolds; cousins, Chuck Hamre, Beverly Stiritz, Don (Sandy) Stiritz, Jeanne
(Dan) and Larry Hampton, and Gaye and Denny Krch, Jeanne(Dan) Hampton Chesser, Larry Remsted and Colleen, Shelly Hampton and Gaye Hampton Hartlip.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary with interment to follow at Upper Lake Cemetery.

Flowers and cards can be sent to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary at 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, CA  95453. Donations can be made to the American Stroke Association.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 707-263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit .



Our Mom passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, ending a wonderful life of 90 years.  

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, David (Dave) Lewis; sons Paul (Kathy) and Gary (Darla); grandchildren Stacie (Tim) Drain, Sandra (Paul) Watts, David Lewis and Shelby; and five great-grandchildren Timothy Drain, Annie and Maggie Watts, and Lila and Sarah Lewis.

We could not have asked for a more godly mother who taught us respect, tolerance, pride and caring for others, and who also showered us with love all of her life. As children we were always included in the fun activities of camping and fishing and neighborhood barbecues. We wish all families could experience the love that we did not only while growing up, but all of our lives.

We want to thank Hospice Services for the wonderful care they gave to our mother and also for helping Dad through his grief. We respectfully request that donations be made to Hospice of Lake County which would have been what Mom would have wanted.

A celebration of Lila's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at United Methodist Church, 676 Clover Valley Road, Upper Lake.

Arrangements were provided by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary. For further information call 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611 or visit .

Born May 13, 1935, and went to heaven Nov. 23, 2012.

He is survived by his children Kevin, Sara, Alex and Gerald, and many grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Please contact the family for gathering information.

Arrangements provided by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611 and .


Joseph was born Dec. 9, 1992, and entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 9:17 p.m.

He leaves behind his mother, Angela Hoaglen (Sid); brother Reggie; sisters, Mia and Knapia; the love of his life, Wendy, and their daughter Mariah Joanne; grandmas, Shirley Valadez and Dorey; grandpa Acie Hoaglen; “Pop” Kent Wooldridge; great auntie, Dede; uncles, Monty, Boss, Rico, Darick, Nate, Joe, Ray, Acie, Jaimie, Ralph and Kevin; aunties, Mel, Denise, Pete, Roxy, Little Dede, Lisa, Trisha and Stephanie; and numerous cousins.

He is predeceased by his father Joe Quintero.

“I will love you forever my son...” Joseph will be remembered by his family and friends for his pretty face, his beautiful smile and his wonderful personality.

Visitation will start 11 at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Robinson Rancheria Gymnasium with burial to follow 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the old Robinson Rancheria Cemetery.

Bill Pimentel

Bill is survived by his son Lucas; siblings, Ken, Judy and Joe; nephews Joey and Billy; and others.

Predeceased by his Mom and Dad and little sister, Susan.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary in Lakeport.

For further information please call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary at 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit .

Vera Davis of Glenhaven, Calif., passed away on Nov. 19, 2012, at the age of 94.

She leaves behind her beloved family: sons, Bob Bedwell and Bill Bedwell; granddaughter, Linda Whitley; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Born in Sailor Springs, Illinois to Edward and Fern Robinson, Vera moved around the country, living mostly in Indiana then on to East Oakland before settling in Clearlake Oaks in 1975.

She traveled a great deal as her husband Marshell was a traveling salesman who took her all across the country. In the Bay Area, she worked in several canneries.

She was married to her first husband, Marshell, for 54 years and when he passed away she met and married Al Davis with whom she spent 10 years.

She was a caregiver to both husbands and never complained as she was acting as their nurse.

 Vera was always active; she loved to cook and to sew, and at one time co-owned an upholstery business.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks as well as a member of TOPS.

Her greatest love at the end were her animals – Ty the cat and CJ the dog; they were all the best of buddies.

Vera had a heart of gold and will be remembered fondly by her family and friends.

Services will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, CA, telephone 707-994-6417.

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