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Obits

Mary Kathryn Meloy, beloved wife of Mark Meloy, passed away suddenly in her Lucerne, Calif., home on Oct. 6, 2012.  She was 68 years old.

Mary was born in Beaumont, Texas, on March 28, 1944. She later moved to the Bay Area. She has spent the last 34 years in Lake County.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother.

Mary is survived by her husband, Mark; brothers, Randy and Guy Leper; two sons, John and Tim Trout; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

She will be missed by all.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.

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Aaron David Johnson, born on Aug. 4, 1973, passed away suddenly on Oct 1, 2012.

Aaron was a man of many talents and interests. He loved music, put on the first punk rock concerts mosh pit and all in Lake County, Calif., with the then-struggling groups Green Day and Fifteen.

His music preferences ranged from punk, to Irish for many years. Within the last couple of years, Country Western was his favorite.

He worked at the pear sheds in the summer every year until he left Lake County like many kids did. He moved to Oakland and then Berkeley, Calif. He loved history, firearms and food, especially fish. He became quite a cook himself.  His friends kept telling him he should teach history.  

He was a loyal and well-loved employee at the Monterey Fish Market. He and his best friend co-managed the store together. He developed a level of expertise that was valued by many who depended on him for the right information. He knew his seafood.

His clientèle who consulted with him were many of the five-star chefs of the Bay Area, multimillion dollar caviar buyers, sometimes the rich and famous and many who traveled long distances just to get the best choice from him. He NEVER bragged about this to us, and we only found out those details after he passed away. He was humble and unassuming that way. He just thought it was his job so he did it.

He collected memorabilia from World War II, records and yet valued the bottle cap collection his mother gave him from her childhood more than all of it.  

He leaves behind his son, Ryan; mother, Tricia, aka Rachel; father, Richard; brothers, Justin and Shane; sister, Lisa; loving girlfriend, Missy; best friend, Steve; employers par excellence, Paul and Connie of Monterey Fish; and good friends, Nik and Melissa, Jerry, Angie and Jason, Justin R., Paul O. his awesome landlords Miki and Larry, and many more, neighbors, coworkers and customers who he touched with his kindness, generosity and expertise.

Howard Hawk, a longtime Lake County resident, passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on Sept. 29, 2012. He was 80 years old.

Howard’s first love was the Lakeport Elks Lodge No. 2704. He was the Exalted Ruler three times and worked tirelessly for the lodge.

He is survived by his daughter, LouAnn (Terry) Dillon and son, Howard (Lori) Hawk; granddaughters, Lindsay and Sandy Dillon; three great-grandsons; and his loving companion, Mikki Nevin.

A memorial service will be held at the Lakeport Elks Lodge No. 2704, 3775 Lakeshore Blvd., Lakeport, at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.

A potluck will follow the ceremony.

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

Juna Faye Ozbirn Love passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2012 at her Lakeport, Calif., home. She was 83 yeas old.

Juna was born in Salem, Arkansas on July 27, 1929, to Laura Belle and Clarence Ozbirn.

She came to California in her late teens and live in San Jose until she moved to Lakeport in 1979.    

She is survived by her husband, Sherman Love; daughters, Kathryn (Harold) Holderman of Queen Creek, Ariz., Donna (Bob) Garcia of Lakeport, Barbara Buldo of Fremont; three stepchildren, Carl Love of San Jose, Shirley (Howard) Holderman of San Jose and Sharon (Randy) Cady of Alvadore, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Juna is also survived by her brothers, Charles Ozbirn of Sun City, Ariz., and Douglas Ozbirn of Machesney Park, Ill.

A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m.

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

James Michael Davis, born in Lakeport, Calif., to John and Lola Davis, passed away Oct. 4, 2012, at the age of 60.

James traveled every state with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii.

He was an avid fisherman, gardener and Giants fan.

James was survived by longtime companion, Missy; sister, Betty of Oregon; brothers, Buddy, Herb, Frank and Leonard, all of Kelseyville.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Angel; brothers, Kenneth, Bobby, Billy and Jerry.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.

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Pedro “Pete” Landeros Jr., 63, a native of Lakeport, Calif., passed away Sept. 21, 2012.

He was born Aug. 31, 1949.

Pedro attended the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley where he graduated in 1969.

He worked for McCullen Air Force Base for many years but retired from Konocti Vista Casino where he was a slot technician for 14 years.

“Chief Broken Ears,” as he was lovingly referred to, was a loving and helpful man. He was always cheerful with a great attitude and an even greater smile.

Mr. Landeros is survived by his son, Robert Correa; brother, Eugene Inong II; sisters, Anita Lopez and Lisa Bermudez; uncle, Thomas Martin Jr.; nieces, Sandra Cleveland, Marilyn Cleveland, Amber Cleveland, Monica Arista, Melissa Aguirre and Madonna Lopez; nephews, Eugene Inong III, Jack Inong and Jaime Lopez; great nieces, Ashley Welker, Yvonne Welker, Lorena Inong and Makayla Inong; great nephews, Eugene Inong IV and Beau Marek; and great-great nephew, Alfred Baletto.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorena Mary Martin, and his sister, Judy Cleveland.

A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Big Valley Rancheria Gymnasium, 1002 Osprey Court, Lakeport.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Highway 175, Lakeport.

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

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