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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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Celebration of Life for Everett H. (Krip) Krippner

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Everett Hale Krippner peacefully passed away December 7, 2019, in Clovis, CA.  He was 97 years old, born in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 3, 1922. At a young age, his family moved to Seattle, where he attended local schools and was a charter member of Cub Scout Troop 144, founded by his father in 1929. He earned his Eagle Scout ...

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Celebration of Life for Cortland Arthur Johnson

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Cortland Arthur Johnson, born August 13th, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Elias Arthur Johnson and Nadine Isabel Freed, passed away at the age of 81 in his home in Oakhurst on December 20th, 2019. At the age of nineteen, Cortland enlisted in the Navy, where he served on the USS Stoddard until his last duty assignment on the USS Henderson. ...

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Celebration of Life for Richard Regert

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Richard Regert, 76, died Friday, December 13, at Fresno Kaiser Hospital following his ten-month fight with lung cancer. He was born September 7, 1943, in Granby, Missouri. He grew up in Merced. He is survived by his wife Sharon Regert; his sister Claudia Vest of Citrus Heights; his sons William Regert of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Christopher Regert of Coarsegold; ...

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Celebration of Life for Anne Leonard Bredon

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Anne Leonard Bredon died peacefully in her sleep in Clovis on Saturday, Nov. 9, following a brief illness. Anne was born in Oakland on Sep. 7, 1930, and was the eldest of the two daughters of Dr. Leonard Loeb and Lora Loeb (Lane). Anne attended schools in both Eureka and Berkeley. After high school she attended Humboldt State College, receiving ...

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Celebration of Life for Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr.

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Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr. passed away on October 19, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born on July 13, 1928, in Minetto, NY, to Kenneth and Mary Ellen (Stevens) Upcraft. He grew up in Hannibal, NY, and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1945. Kenneth joined the U.S. Army on October 2, 1946, serving honorably with the 8th Army ...

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