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Celebration of Life for Helen Ann Schuessler

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Helen Ann Schuessler, born October 16, 1942, a longtime resident of Oakhurst, passed away on January 12, 2020, in Redlands, California. She had survived many years of heart issues. Ann had recently moved to Redlands to be with her longtime schoolmate Donna and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald and survived by her brother Charles, ...

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Celebration of Life for Christina Lynn Stulce Smith

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Christina Lynn Stulce Smith was born April 17, 1968, in Walnut Creek, California. Christina passed away February 7, 2020, in Fresno. Christina Lived in Oakley, Brentwood, Antioch, Coarsegold and Oakhurst. She attended Edna Hill School and Liberty Union High School. Christina is survived by her husband Lonnie Smith, parents Roger and Joan Stulce, brothers Roger Stulce Jr., Jonathan Stulce, and ...

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Celebration of Life for Brenda Sue Foster

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Brenda Sue Foster (nee, Stout, Choin) passed from this world on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at her home in Coarsegold. She was the wife of Ronald Foster of 45 years. Brenda was born the second of two children to Sidney and Elma Stout on January 25, 1949, in Fayetteville, AR. In 1950, she and her family moved to Mountain View, ...

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Celebration of Life for James G. Zizzo

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James G. Zizzo died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife Linda Zizzo, his children Carol, David, Tom and Kenny Zizzo, and Sharon and Gary Clifford. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and his constant canine companion, Precious. He is preceded in death by his first wife Barbara ...

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Celebration of Life for Manuel Herbert ‘Sugarpine’ Jefferson

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Manuel Herbert “Sugarpine” Jefferson died peacefully on January 28, 2020, at Fresno Community Regional Hospital. Manuel is survived by his brother Roger Lewis and sister-in-law Connie Lewis of North Fork; his nieces¬† Elouise-Lewis of North Fork, Yvette Mays of Danville, Tiffany Lewis of Danville, CA, great-nephew Preston Roger Orozco of Bend, OR, Nicollette Mays of Danville, CA, brother-in-law Edward Polkenhorn ...

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Celebration of Life for Stephen Charles Stein

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Stephen Charles Stein was born on October 29, 1938, and passed away on January 24, 2020. “Steve” was a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Steve was born in National City, California, and graduated from Sweetwater High School. After high school he joined the California Division of Forestry (CDF) and spent the next 35 years with the agency, working in both ...

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Celebration of Life for Robert Dituri

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Robert Dituri was born April 1, 1935, in Fresno, to Joe and Jenny Dituri. He passed away on January 27, 2020, at the age of 83 at the V.A. hospital in Fresno. He is preceded in death by both parents, brother David, and stepson Tom. He grew up around Reedley and attended Great Western Grade School and Fowler High. He ...

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Celebration of Life for Cyrus Lee Burroughs

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Cyrus Lee Burroughs, age 46, passed away January 20, 2020. He was born on April 22, 1973, in Fresno. His parents were Dell Stanley and Theresa “Clarice” Burroughs. Cyrus attended school in Coarsegold and Oakhurst, graduating from Yosemite High School. Cyrus loved baseball and started by playing on a Little League team in Friant, coached by his grandfather Lester Burroughs. ...

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David Sawyer Toews | Obituary

David Sawyer Toews, loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and treasured friend died at home in Oakhurst, CA on January 3, 2020. Born February 13, 1981 to Rhonda and Rick Toews, David leaves behind his mother, Rhonda; his sister, Jana and brother-in-law, Jeremy Heinbach; nieces, Olivia and Camryn; and many close family members. He was preceded in death by ...

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Celebration of Life for Elizabeth Janet Morris

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NORTH FORK — Elizabeth Janet Morris passed away Dec. 29, 2019 in her North Fork home. Most knew her as Jan. She was born March 8th, 1929 in Stanbridge, Bedfordshire, England. Her parents Frederick and Gladys Eames were farmers in a small village called Leighton Buzzard. As a young girl Jan worked on the farm and was studying to be ...

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