Death Notices

Obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 28

BALANDRAN — Edward M. Balandran, 53, of Cutler died Oct. 21. He was a mechanic. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Dinuba. Rosary: 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the church. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the church. Arrangements: Farewell Reedley Arrangement Center.

BANKSTON — James “Pat” Bankston, 68, of Madera died Oct. 18. He was a federal officer with the Transportation Security Administration. Graveside: 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at Arbor Vitae Cemetery. Remembrance: Disabled American Veterans, 1049 Elkelton Blvd., Spring Valley, CA 91977. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.

BOTELLO — Juan Tomas Botello, 63, of Reedley died Oct. 23. He was a groundskeeper. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1060 F St. Rosary: 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at the church. Arrangements: Farewell Reedley Arrangement Center.

CONDE — Francisco “Frank” Conde, 72, of Kerman died Oct. 26. He was an agriculture foreman. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Palm Memorial Kerman Chapel. No services will be held.

CORTEZ — Teresa G. Cortez, 61, of Kerman died Oct. 23. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29 at Fresno Christian Temple. Memorial: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at the temple. Graveside: Noon Oct. 30 at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Arrangements: Palm Memorial Kerman Chapel.

ELIZONDO — Art Christopher Elizondo, infant, of Visalia died Oct. 23. He was the son of Vanessa Valencia and Jacob Elizondo. Mass: 9 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Cutler. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at Reedley Cemetery District. Arrangements: Dopkins Funeral Chapel.

ESPINOZA — Daniel Barajas Espinoza, 50, of Fresno died Oct. 23. Visitation: Noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Rosary: 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the funeral home. Graveside: 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

FIGUEROA — Rebeka Cassandra Figueroa, 34, of Fresno died Oct. 19. She was a medical assistant. Service: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at Celebration Church Fresno Campus. Graveside: 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Washington Colony Cemetery. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.

FINA — Peter Daniel Fina, 26, of Fowler died Oct. 21. He was a student. Service: 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Enrique Reade Family Funeral Home.

FRANCO — Saul Franco, 62, of Fresno died Oct. 26. He was the owner of a construction company for 25 years. Visitation and service: 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Farewell Funeral Service.

GASSETT — David Keith Gassett, 70, of Auberry died Oct. 22. He was a contractor. Memorial: 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at Visalia Elks Lodge. Remembrance: Valley Children’s Hospital, 9300 Valley Children’s Place, Madera, CA 93636. Arrangements: Clovis Funeral Chapel.

GILLAM — Peter Gillam, 64, of Fresno died Oct. 26. He was a computer programmer. Graveside: 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Belmont Memorial Park. Arrangements: Stephens and Bean Funeral Home.

GUTIERREZ — Desiree Danette Gutierrez, 39, of Fresno died Oct. 24. She was a bank clerk at Bank of America for 15 years. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Lisle Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the funeral home. Mass: 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. John’s Cathedral.

HALEY — Lyn Haley, 61, of Fresno died Oct. 25. She was an accountant for the Central California Blood Center. Private service. Arrangements: Serenity Funeral Services.

HAMMOND — Ida Lee Hammond, 83, of Corcoran died Oct. 14. She was the owner and operator of a home-furnishings company. Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at Corcoran Cemetery. Arrangements: Bledsoe Family People’s Funeral Chapel.

HERRERA NAVARRO — Heleazar Herrera Navarro, 73, of Tulare died Oct. 21. He was a baker. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Sterling & Smith Funeral Home. Rosary: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the funeral home. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church. Graveside: 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at North Tulare Cemetery.

KIRST — Dorothy “Jeannie” Jean Kirst, 81, of Merced died Oct. 15. She was a retired dispatcher for the Madera County Sheriff’s Department and Chowchilla Police Department. Memorial: 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. Remembrances: Last Hope Cat Kingdom, 6660 Bailey Road, Atwater, CA 95301 or New Beginnings for Merced County Animals, P.O. Box 1045, Winton, CA 95388. Arrangements: Jay Chapel in Madera.

LAKOVICH — Dorothy “Dot” E. Lakovich, 85, of Clovis died Oct. 20. She was a registered and surgical nurse for 30 years. Graveside: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Clovis Cemetery. Arrangements: Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory.

LAYTON — Andres O. Layton, 71, of Fresno died Oct. 24. He was a welder. Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 30 at Palm La Paz Funerals & Cremations. Graveside: 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.

LOPEZ — Guadalupe Lopez, 81, of Fresno died Oct. 26. She was a retired machine attendant for Canandaigua Winery. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Jay Chapel. Rosary: 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the chapel. Service: 9 a.m. Oct. 30 at the chapel.

MARTINEZ — Edward Michael Martinez, 54, of Fresno died Oct. 1. He was a highway construction worker. Memorial: 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. Agnes Church. Arrangements: Enrique Reade Family Funeral Home.

MONTRUCCHIO — Alfred Giacomo Montrucchio, 93, of Madera died Oct. 17. He was a mail carrier. No services will be held. Arrangements: Smith Manor Grace Chapel.

NANNINI — Barbara Jean Nannini, 88, of Fresno died Oct. 21. She was a homemaker. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at The Shrine of St. Therese. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

OCHOA — Lucy Lozano Ochoa, 66, of Fresno died Oct. 19. She was a cook. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.

ORTEGA — Dora S. Ortega, 103, of Fresno died Oct. 5. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the funeral home. Mass: 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.

PAINTER — Jean Marian Painter, 99, of Dos Palos died Oct. 21. She was a homemaker. No services will be held. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

RAMOS-AMADOR — Alejandro Ramos-Amador, 67, of Madera died Oct. 18. He was a farm laborer. Visitation: 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Madera Avenue Bible Church. Service: 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at Smith Manor Grace Chapel.

REID — Samuel Fredrick Reid III, 85, of Fresno died Oct. 25. He was a retired special education teacher. Graveside: 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements: Lisle Funeral Home.

SALAS — Jose Ortiz Salas, 70, of Fresno died Oct. 14. He was a groundskeeper. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Grace Lutheran Church. Service: 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the church. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.

SANCHEZ — Susana E. Sanchez, 59, of Sanger died Oct. 24. She was a claims representative. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 12050 E. North Ave. Service: 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the church. Arrangements: Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home.

SEPE — Helen Sepe, 88, of Clovis died Oct. 25. She was a baker for Clovis Unified School District for 16 years. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at Boice Funeral Home. Rosary: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at the church. Remembrance: Donor’s favorite charity.

SIERRA — Blanche Yvonne Sierra, 55, of Fresno died Oct. 22. She was a homemaker for 36 years. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the funeral home. Celebration of Life: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the funeral home.

SIMS — Bernice Noel Sims, 95, of Tulare died Oct. 25. She was a homemaker. Private service. Arrangements: Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel.

STEPHENS — Dean Stephens, 57, of Exeter died Oct. 19. He was a water tender. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel.

TARENCE — Mark Anthony Tarence, 55, of Madera died Sept. 26. He was a truck driver. No services will be held. Arrangements: Smith Manor Grace Chapel.

THOMPSON — Marilyn J. Thompson, 88, of Visalia died Oct. 24. She was a homemaker. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel.

VASQUEZ — Joe L. Vasquez, 83, of Corcoran died Oct. 24. He was a retired foreman for J.G. Boswell. Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Bledsoe Family People’s Funeral Chapel. Rosary: 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass: 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the church.

VAUGHAN — Cecilia Vaughan, 82, of Tollhouse died Oct. 24. She was a homemaker. No services will be held. Remembrance: California Braille Institute, 741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home.

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