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CLIFTON ALFRED PATCHEN Colonel Clifton A. "Patch" Patchen (Ret) passed away peacefully at his home in Riverside on October 12, 2010. He was a week short of his 90th birthday. Patch was born on October 23, 1920 in Hartland Center, Ohio, one of seven children to parents Wayne and Mae Patchen. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Lois Jean Smith on October 19th, 1940. Patch began his remarkable military career in the National Guard. After attending pilot school he was commissioned as a 1st Lt. in the Army Air Corp. He went on to pilot thirteen different aircraft from the PT-17 to the B52. As a B-24 Liberator pilot, he was shot down and MIA over China for several days in 1944. Thankfully he was recovered and returned to his loved ones. After fighting in World War II, Vietnam and flying hundreds of missions, Colonel Patchen retired from the Air Force after 35 years of honorable and distinguished service. Patch is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jean, and 2 daughters, Bonnie J. Szablewski and Betsy Roberts, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Daughter, Beverly Lampman preceded him in death. He was a loving and devoted Husband, Daddy, Grandpa and Pop-Pop. He was admired and loved by all who had the honor of knowing him. A memorial service in his honor will be held on November 19th, 2010 at Riverside National Cemetery at 2:15pm. A private reception will follow the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project. Wounded Warrior Project 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100 Jacksonville, FL 32256




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George Paul Wight passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010., George was born on Jan. 20, 1927 in South San Gabriel, Calif. He graduated from Pasadena High School and Cal State University, Northridge. George served in the U.S. Navy and was an engineer with an inquisitive mind. He was a 52-year resident of Simi Valley and moved there while working at Rocketdyne. George was a local businessman for over 30 years and was one of the first to bring solar power to Simi Valley. For the past 28 years he operated the Environmental Store specializing in pure drinking water and equipment., George was passionate about Jesus Christ and was an avid supporter of missions, here and abroad. He was married for over 55 years to his wonderful wife, Luella. He considered himself blessed to have a loving family and was close to his four children: Darrel (Cheryl) Wight, Karen (Cobe) Crosby, Paulette Wight and Roger Wight. George was especially proud of his four grandchildren: Stephanie (Billy) Maus, Stacie Wight (Jordan Simpson), Spencer Wight and Coby Crosby. George is survived by his oldest sister, Leole BonDurant, and brothers, Kenneth Wight and Henry Wight, and preceded in death by sisters, Tanis Santry and Cora Lee Gentle. A, Memorial Service celebrating his life is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Stone Bridge Community Church (formerly Simi Prez), 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93063. There will be a reception immediately following the service., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Missions c/o IFAP, P.O. Box 35000, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3500. Payable to C & MA, designate in memo Sheree Lynch-IFAP (Sheree is a Missionary Physician serving in Honduras)., Assisting the family with arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation of Simi Valley.


1918-2010, Harry Enderson passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in the city of Ventura., Born in Rochester, Minn., Harry attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in engineering. Harry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941, and completed Naval Air Training in Pensacola, Fla. Harry received his wings and flew as a Naval Air Corp B-24 Navigator and 1st Pilot during WWII. Harry flew photo reconnaissance missions over the Pacific Arena, returning with valuable photographic intelligence. The BP4Y Liberators, as the Navy called these B-24's, were modified and outfitted hi-resolution cameras and machine guns for defense against fighter planes., Some of Harry's most interesting stories were about how he learned to "navigate by the stars" at sea. Lieutenant Commander Enderson flew 71 missions and two tours of duty before being released with honors. Lieutenant Enderson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for heroism and extraordinary achievements in wartime aerial flights. When asked if he ever panicked on a mission, Harry's response was, "We were too busy to be frightened.", More recently, living in the Venturan Convalescent nursing home, Harry was known as Tippin' Harry because he would try to tip the nurses who served his meals., Harry was married for 52 years, raising two children. He is survived by his son, Doug; daughter-in-law, Christy; and sister, Mary. Harry was always humble, always gracious, and will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have known him., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.


JOSEPH N. SCIABICA SEPT 3, 1915 - OCT 29, 2010 Joseph Sciabica, who others knew as J.N. or Joe and also 'Nick' Sciabica, went home to the Lord, receiving his final healing in his home on Friday October 29, 2010. Joseph always taught his family that business was more than making money. It involved sincere relationships with customers who always deserved our very best efforts. He always said if he could not make the highest quality olive oil possible, he would not make any at all. He truly had a 'missionary's zeal' for supplying quality olive oil and loved the farmers' markets, both in Modesto and San Francisco. 'He taught us so much. We will never forget his influence on our family and we will continue to pass these ideals on to our next Sciabica generations.' - Daniel Sciabica Joseph is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gemma, his two sons Nick and Daniel, their wives Terry and Genevieve, four grandchildren Joseph, his wife Calley, Mari, her husband Robert Capps, Jonathan, his wife Katie, Christa, and four great-grandchildren Nicholas, Andrew, Dante and Gemma. Visitation will be Thursday November 4, 2010 from 4pm to 6:30pm at Franklin & Downs Funeral Chapel, 1050 McHenry Ave. The family will have a private rosary and funeral service. Charitable donations in Joseph's honor are welcome to these organizations: St. Stanislaus Church Building Fund Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose California Pro-Life Council Jesuit Retreat House of Los Altos


Joseph Sciabica put every ounce of effort into his life as an olive oil producer and face of the family-owned company at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market., Mr. Sciabica died of natural causes Friday afternoon, Oct. 29, at the age of 95. His family had not finalized funeral arrangements Saturday. His love for the family olive oil company, Nick Sciabica & Sons, was infectious., Mr. Sciabica's sons, Nick and Daniel, and grandson Jonathan, carry out the company's daily operations., Although he had handed over the company's reins, Mr. Sciabica remained a fixture at the farmers market, selling and promoting his family's olive oil., "My father's philosophy was: Go after all the business, don't turn anyone away," said Daniel Sciabica. "He didn't do it for the money., His mission was to give people the best olive oil money can buy.", The company has been in family hands for four generations. Mr. Sciabica saw the business as more of a tradition to be passed down through the years., "He taught us everything we know," his son said. "He was never afraid to let us get our feet wet in the business.", Mr. Sciabica was born Sept. 3, 1915, in Waterbury, Conn. His family followed relatives to San Francisco, where his father, Nicola Sciabica, launched his entrepreneurial efforts., During a 1924 trip to buy watermelons in Salida and resell them in the Bay Area, his father fell in love with the Central Valley's summer weather., The warm weather was reminiscent of Italy's climate, so the family moved to Salida to grow olive trees., In 1926, Nicola Sciabica founded the family company, which originally was just an olive farming operation. It wasn't until 1936 that the company started making olive oil., They started the company during the Great Depression and experienced difficulties. Others urged Mr. Sciabica to leave olive oil behind., "They never gave up," Daniel Sciabica said. "My father was tenacious.", For decades, the company's product was known as Marsala Olive Oil. It was named for the town in Sicily where Nicola Sciabica was born., It wasn't until the late '80s that the company began to offer a variety of olive oils under the Sciabica label., The company has grown as olive oil has become accepted in the American diet as a healthy option., Daniel Sciabica said his father was elated to see his tenacity and his family's work pay off., That growth allowed the family in 1996 to move operations from its Salida location to the former A&W syrup manufacturing building at Mitchell Road and Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto., Even his wife of 67 years, Gemma Sciabica, played a big role in the family business. She has written several cookbooks that use olive oil instead of butter or fat in hundreds of recipes., Mr. Sciabica loved selling his olive oil at the farmers markets in downtown Modesto, Pleasanton and San Francisco, even though the bulk of the company's business came from its Yosemite Boulevard store and wholesale operation., "I enjoy the people and displaying my product - and letting them taste it, too," he said in a September 2005 article in The Bee. "I am a salesman.", He threw himself into everything he did, including meeting new customers to discuss his family's products., "He loved the farmers markets," Daniel Sciabica said. "That's why he was such a good salesman, because he spoke to people from the heart."


Robert (Chick) Cooper passed away surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, Woodland, Calif., He was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Savannah, Ga. Chick had an extensive military career, first joining the Savannah National Guard at age 16. His unit was activated during the Korean conflict, spending two years in the Army. He then joined the Air Force and the love of flying took him around the world many times over, accruing more than 5,500 flying hours. After serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, Chick was re-assigned to Travis AFB, where one of his proudest crew missions included flying the first two American P.O.W.s out of Vietnam to freedom., Upon retiring in Vacaville from the Air Force, the decorated war veteran worked for the California State Department of Corrections retiring in 1993. During this time he attended Solano Community College earning a degree in Telecommunications. He was an avid photographer and owned and operated Chick Cooper's Photography Studio for 10 years., He loved music (his Moody Blues), photography and traveling across the country with his beloved wife, Pat, in their motor home. His daily joy was a Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks. He was loved for his quick wit and infectious sense of humor., His family was his life whom he loved and was devoted to. He is survived by his true love and wife, Pat; his children, daughter, Cheryl and Stewart; son, Steve and Cindy; and grandchildren, Carson, Chelsea, Kohl and Claire; sister, Stephanie (Walt) Byrns of Colton, Calif.; and a brother, James (Nancy) Cooper of Erwin, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews., Chick will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends and no words can ever express their deep loss and love of this most remarkable human being., Memorial services will be held Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home and buried with full military honors at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 1565, Travis AFB, CA 94535., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700., 041b061a72


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