Funeral Home and Crematory
Phone: (805) 925-2753
Fax: (805) 922-4930
600 E. Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454
FD 270 CR 255
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Funeral Home and Crematory
Phone: (805) 925-2753
Fax: (805) 922-4930
600 East Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
CARL F. BRYAN
1926 - 2018
Carl F. Bryan, 95, of Santa Maria, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
ANGHILITA O. VEA
1926 - 2018
On Sunday, July 8, 2018, Anghilita Vea (Maratas), also known as “NeNe,” passed away at the age of 92 years, with family by her side.
NeNe was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, went to school in Guadalupe as young child, and raised in the Philippines. She came back to California after World War II in 1950, and has lived in Santa Maria ever since.
NeNe will forever be remembered by her daughters Beverly Cortez, (Dave,) and Jeanie Ryan,(Jerry,) her sons Victor Jr. Maratas, Romeo Maratas, Brian Maratas, and Nathan Maratas. She will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Nedina, Tangie,(Roy) Jeanine, Joshua, (Tiffany), Dominique, (Bernabe), and Danielle, by her great grandchildren Alexx, Siena, Gavin, Madison, Zoe, Lincoln, Sara, Nomar, Jazmyne, Gage, and Zoe, by her sister Carolina Buchan, and many extended family and friends. NeNe was predeceased by her three brothers, and two daughters Josephine and Maria.
Date Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Place Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall D
333 Hidden Pines Way, Santa Maria, CA 93458
Date Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time 5:00 PM
Place Filipino Community Center
2270 Preisker Park Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93458
ROSA MARIA MORENO
1957 - 2018
Rosa Maria Moreno, 61, of Santa Maria, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018.
Funeral Services for Rosa will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 6:00-9:00p.m. at Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1:00p.m. in the Santa Maria Cemetery.
1924 - 2018
George Castellanos, 94, of Santa Maria, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018.
1929 - 2018
Harry Nelson Dell, age 88, passed away Sunday, July 1 at his home in Santa Maria. He was born in Durango, CO to Harry Howard and LaRue Nelson Dell. He graduated from Vienna Illinois High School and received his BS from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Il. It was there he met and married his wife, Mary Alice Newsom Dell, with whom shared he shared 68 years of love and shared interests.
He worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft for 32 years at several locations including Cape Canaveral FL during the early Gemini and Apollo programs. He was a retired USAF Captain. He was an avid genealogist and wrote a semi-monthly blog for over 500 alumni of the 7-week advanced genealogy course taught by he and his wife for 15 years. He loved fishing and hunting in the Sierras and was a lifetime member of the El Segundo Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member Santa Maria Valley Genealogy Society, The Boerne Texas Sons of the American Revolution, The Mayflower Society and Texas State Genealogy Society. He loved traditional jazz and was a member of the Basin Street Regulars.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and son in laws: Kathy and Jay Kukawsky of Arroyo Grande, Barbara and Mark Fière of Camarillo, and Laura and Mike Mueller of Rainer WA. He left six grandchildren and their families: Jesse Simms and Abel of Los Angeles, Jared and Brittany Lippert of Maryland, James and Misti Simms of Nipomo, Steven and Meggan Lippert of Camarillo, Sara Jacobson of Los Angeles, and Rachel Lippert and Matt of Henderson NV. He is survived by 9 great grandchildren: Salicia, Alannah, Jaedon, Izabela, Jackson, Jerimiah, Cristoper, Matthew, and Giana. He is also survived by his brother, Donald and wife Joan of Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty.
1950 - 2018
Sue Morris, 50, of Santa Maria, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018.
CHRISTOPHER "KRIS" HERNANDEZ HERRERA
1999 - 2018
Christopher Hernandez, 18, of Arroyo Grande, passed away on June 27, 2018.
Christopher was born on July 16, 1999 to Lorena Herrera and Rodrigo Hernandez. Chris was born in Santa Maria and raised there up until he was ten years old. He then moved to Arroyo Grande with his mother and siblings. Chris loved the city of Arroyo Grande. He made a lot of friends while living there.
Chris is the oldest out of his other two siblings. Lizabeth Hernandez is his second sibling and Anthony Hernandez is the youngest. His siblings always looked up to Chris. The three were close to each other, they were best friends.
HENRY "HANK" SCHIFF
1924 - 2018
Henry “Hank” Schiff was born to Arthur and Flora Schiff in
Hank went to
World War II saw Hank serve his country by enlisting in the US Navy. He served on the flagship USS Taconic as a photogrammetrist. He attended
His teaching career began in
After retiring from teaching, he was a successful realtor and served retired teachers in many capacities, local and statewide, continuing this involvement in
Left to mourn his loss and celebrate his memory are Shirley, loving wife of 54 years, daughters, Deborah and Lynda, sons David and Robert, Walter Fujita (Jennifer), many grand and great-grandchildren and friends of all ages. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers and sister, son Kent and granddaughter Lily Rose Wilkins.
The Graveside Service for Henry “Hank” Schiff will be on Tuesday, June 26 @ 2:00 p.m. at the Annex of the
GEORGE A. ZANETTI
1920 - 2018
George A. Zanetti, 97, of Santa Maria, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018.
SANDRA L. ELLIOTT
1936 - 2018
Sandra L. Elliott died June14, 2018 in Santa Maria, CA. Sandra was born May 7, 1936 in Stockton, CA to Albert and Dorris Foster. Sandra worked for the State of California Department of Cal Trans for 27 years. She began as a clerk in Shop 10 in Stockton, CA and worked her way up through the ranks until she retired in 1989 as Accounting Officer for Shop 5 (San Luis Obispo, CA) where she managed the accounting for California highway maintenance and construction in the area of Big Sur through Santa Barbara, CA. After retirement, Sandra and husband Richard traveled and cruised around the world.
Sandra was preceded in death by Richard, after 28 years of marriage. Sandra is survived by children Regina Smith (Santa Maria), Marty Carlson (Hughson, CA) and Lorreen Malone (Sacramento, CA), 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
1944 - 2018
John Allen, 74, was called home to the Lord on June 13, 2018 with his loving family by his side.
John is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sharon Allen, his son, Jason Allen, daughter-in-law Susan and two grandchildren, Madison and Mackenzie; also two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law and one niece. John was preceded in death by his parents John J. Allen and Betty J. Allen, and one sister Barbara Allen.
John proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach. John worked in the Aerospace industry, retiring in 2013 while employed at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
John‘s life included many interests, but most of all his faith and his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather. He always lit up when his grandchildren entered the room. He was a man of many words, always kind, and had a great sense of humor! His family loved him and laughed often with his wonderful sense of humor.
Memorial Mass will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at St. Louis deMontfort Church.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to National Cancer Society.
GARY L. HEFFRON
1942 - 2018
Gary L. Heffron, 76, of Ventucopa, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018.
MARION KATHERINE PENNEY
1927 - 2018
My mom wrote her own obituary, which follows, in its entirety, and I promised that I would insure it was sent to the newspaper. I did not promise I wouldn't add to it. What she has written below is like saying the Gandhi was a nice balding man who volunteered feeding others.
My mom was a "saint in thin disguise", perfectly imperfect, deeply and selflessly devoted to serving others with true Irish grit, fortitude, unflinching loyalty, unending generosity to all. In the army of the Almighty, she was the one that carried the shovel, sunscreen, snacks, and a smile. She loved her children fiercely, and true to our Irish roots, we are and were a complicated bunch that didn't make loving us easy. She continued anyway, and was there for us through thick and thin, illnesses, marriages, divorces, estrangements, a couple of coming-out days, and feuds worthy of the McCoy’s and Hatfield’s.
She nursed my dad through his Parkinson's disease with compassion, boundless love and humor. He once fell in the bathroom and got wedged between the commode and tub. She could not get him up, so she got down on the floor with him, and said, "Well since we're going to be down here awhile, Bob, let's say our daily rosary--which they did. She did not want to bother the Fire Department or spend money for an ambulance. They would wait until Brian came home and rescue them.
My mom deserved better, and now, at last, with her Lord, will finally be rewarded for all she did. She was a brilliant light and that will never, ever dim. When Irish eyes are smiling upon you, they never stop.
In the last decade of her life in assisted living and later board and care, she was tended to by Lynn Chico, and her extraordinary team, Jovie and Ruby. Mom would have taken a bullet for any one of them, and loved them dearly. My gratitude to the three of them renders me speechless.
In lieu of flowers, my mother asked that you support Parkinson's research
Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 pm. in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Neumann’s on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 am.
And at last, what my mother wanted you to know about her life.
Marion Katherine Penney was born on September 18, 1927 in Los Angeles, as an only child to Thomas and Katherine Maloney. She attended local schools, including Mount St. Mary's College, and finally UCSB.
She married Robert Penney on June 14th, 1948 at St. Mary Magdalene Church. First born <John Penney>
Marion worked at Coca Cola, the County Law Library, and Allan Hancock College, but mostly as a volunteer at St. Mary's and St. John's churches. Her favorite activity was helping at St. John's and as a Eucharistic Minister distributing Holy Communion at Marion Medical Center, and homes throughout Santa Maria.
EDWARD SPALINGER, JR.
1941 - 2018
Edward Spalinger, Jr., 77, of Santa Maria, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018.
Private cremation was requested.
MARIANITA P. EDRALIN
1964 - 2018
With love in our hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Marianita Pauline Edralin, 53, of Santa Maria. She passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2018.
Marianita was born June 1, 1964, to Faustino and Maria Edralin. She was a lifelong resident of Santa Maria, CA where she attended local elementary schools, Fesler Junior High, Santa Maria High School, Allan Hancock College and graduated from Santa Barbara Business College.
Some of her biggest passions included baking, she was known for her famous homemade flour tortillas, her yummy baked breads and irresistible peanut brittle. She was an avid knitter and enjoyed listening to music. By far her greatest joy was being surrounded by her loved ones. She was always there for each and everyone. Marianita's love was unconditional. She truly loved life and those around her.
Marianita is survived by her children Marianita, Michael, Mario and Michelle Edralin; mother Maria Edralin; brothers Tomas, Richard, Bobby, and Faustino; sisters Ana, Darling and Vicki; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Faustino, and her sister Beatrice.
Marianita was a devoted, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and auntie. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home, 600 E. Stowell Rd. on Friday, June 1st from 11am to 2pm, with burial following in the new section of the Santa Maria Cemetery.
FRANCIS G. COLLIHAN
1935 - 2018
Francis G. Collihan, 82, of Santa Maria, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018.
Services will be private.
ELIZABETH "BETTY" ORYALL
1928 - 2018
Elizabeth J. (Lawniczak) Oryall, 89, passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2018. Her daughter, Susan was with her and told us that Mom’s face was glowing and that she looked like an angel.
Betty was born in Green Bay WI on July 15, 1928 to Andrew and Elizabeth Lawniczak. Married for 62 years, she met the love of her life, Orland O. Oryall in the ninth grade and she knew that he was “the one”. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Orland, her mother and father, her son Mark and her two sisters, June Shoemaker and Gini Minc.
Betty is survived by her daughters Susan Oryall Tring and Linda Otero, son David Oryall and his wife Jennifer Roberts. She had 6 grandchildren, Hollin (Erin), Jon (Ashley), Vanessa (Joey) Shawbell, Elizabeth and Victoria Tring and Matthew Rogers (Veronica). Also, five great grandchildren, Jack, Eric, Makailyn, Owen and Nash.
As a young woman, Betty enjoyed playing softball, was an avid golfer and a champion bowler. She was an “Air Force Wife” for 32 years and had many adventures with Orland. She lived in Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Massachusetts, California and Yakota AFB Japan. While at Yakota in 1975, Betty volunteered for the “Saigon Baby” flight, a 747 that was filled with babies being evacuated out of Saigon. President Gerald Ford met the plane when it landed in San Francisco to thank and shake hands with all the volunteers.
She was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan and followed the team’s ups and downs as only a true fan can do—you always knew when the Packers were playing because she wore one of numerous Packer outfits. In later years, her interest in bingo grew and she was fondly known as “Betty Boop—the Bingo Babe”. Her bingo friends will miss her joy in playing, her kind words, and impish sense of humor.
Regardless of her passing, Betty’s love for family and friends coupled with her kindness and enjoyment of life will continue to comfort and be a guiding light through all the lives she touched. There will be a celebration of life to be announced later. In lieu of flowers she can be remembered by sending donations in Betty’s name to: St. Joseph’s High School Scholarship Program; 4120 South Bradley Road; Santa Maria, CA 93455.
ROSA MARIA SALINAS GONZALEZ
1979 - 2018
Rosa Maria Salinas Gonzalez, 38, of Santa Maria, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018; followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. John Neumann Church. Interment will follow in the new section of the Santa Maria Cemetery.
RICHARD W. AREBALO, SR.
1931 - 2018
Richard W. Arebalo Sr. was called home on May 21, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Richard will be lovingly remembered by his children Richard (Chris), Diane Velasquez, David, and Susan (Willie) Becerra. He will also be fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren, Michael, Gabriel, and Ruben Arebalo, Robert Ontiveros, Vincent, Steven, and Daniel Velasquez, Paul, Teresa, and Sara Becerra, by his 18 great-grandchildren, by his sisters Barbara Baez, Marie Renkert, and Juanita McIntyre and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Socorro Arebalo. He was also predeceased by his brothers Benny, Raymond, Daniel, and James Arebalo and his sisters Georgia “Rita” Marquez, Genevieve Marquez, Pauline Elisarraras Fernamburg, and Helen Elisarraras.
Richard was born November 22, 1931 to Roman and Carolina Arebalo in Pozo, CA. He served in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He married the love of his life, Socorro Baez, on January 28, 1956. They settled and raised their family in Santa Maria. He worked in the agricultural industry for several years followed by a career in the construction field. Richard was a member of the local Laborer’s Union for 55 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge for many years and you could find him at the fair happily cooking up Moose Burgers, and he loved to call Bingo at the hall. In his later years he enjoyed going to play Bingo and playing board and card games with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the original section of the Santa Maria Cemetery. A gathering to celebrate his life with food and fellowship will follow at the VFW, 200 E Battles Rd, in Santa Maria. W. Arebalo, Sr., 86, of Santa Maria, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018.