Clovis News

Memorial set for copter crash victim

Relatives of Tom Stolberg, one of the four men killed in a helicopter crash in Madera County on Tuesday, said a memorial service will be held for him Saturday.

The service will be at 2 p.m. at the Sportsmen's Club at 10645 North Lanes Road in Fresno.

Stolberg, 31, was a long-term seasonal employee at the Region 4 office of the California Department of Fish and Game. He and two other department employees -- associate biologist Clu Cotter, 48, and biologist supervisor Kevin O'Connor, 40 -- all died in the crash when the helicopter clipped a power line.

The pilot, Dennis Donovan, 70, was also killed.

In memory of Cotter, and to raise money for the EECU memorial fund established for his two sons, Yosemite Fitness is hosting five one-hour spin classes Monday through Friday next week from 6 to 7 p.m. Cotter, an avid cyclist, taught spin classes at Yosemite Fitness.