Joseph Vincent Mendoza
October 9, 1939 - San Bernardino, CA
November 18, 2021 - Hemet, CA
Richard Luther Bennett
March 04, 1934 - October 24, 2021
Richard Luther (Dick) Bennett was born on March 4, 1934 in Allison Park, PA. His adopted parents were John and Emma Bennett and he was their only child. As a student at Scott High School, he played football as a tight end graduating in 1952. Following high school, he was employed by Edgar Thompson Steel Mill. Dick was drafted into the army and served from 1953 to 1955 at Fort Benning, GA. In the service he was a Radio Operator in the Color Guard and had the honor of being reviewed by President Eisenhower who was his favorite president along with FDR. Dick had the privilege of training Israeli soldiers in basic firearm operations for combat. Upon completing his time in the service, Dick was rehired by Edgar Thomas Steel Mill and promoted to Metallurgist where he stayed until 1966.
Dick and his family relocated to California where he was hired by Kaiser Steel Mill. He left Kaiser Steel after 12 years having been injured on the job. That did not end Dicks work life as he worked a side job as a Wedding and Special events Photographer. Dick enjoyed working as a Security Guard at Bloomington High school for 14 years which was his most rewarding job. Dick was well loved by both staff and students. Dick stayed active coaching youth sports and also working as a Security Guard at Fiscalini and Stampead Ballparks in San Bernardino, CA. Dick enjoyed watching sports on television while smoking his infamous cigars. The Steelers football team was his team and he made sure everyone knew as there weren’t too many days you wouldn’t catch him wearing Steelers shirts, jackets or sweaters. Dick also loved when his children and grandchildren would come to visit as they could always put a smile on his face. He will always be remembered by his engaging smile and chuckle. Dick would enjoy stays at the beach with his wife Marilyn and a particular trip to New Orleans where they visited the preservation hall in the French Quarter. Dick loved classical country and especially jazz music.
Dick had many friends from diverse walks of life and enjoyed keeping up with them throughout the years. He was an avid reader reading three news papers at a time and was excellent at keeping up with current events and past history. Sometimes he would follow the horse race tracks and liked guessing who would win. Dick was diagnosed with Parkinson’s: dementia in 2012 and lived in the end stages for a very long time. All of his loved ones were saddened to watch such a brilliant mind begin to forget and become so withdrawn. He held on to to life as long as he could. It is comforting to know he is at rest now.
Richard(Dick)Bennett is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Marilyn Beth Bennett of Redlands CA, his four beloved children, Richard Bennett(Debbie)of Upland CA, Rebecca Eller(Mark)of Escondido, CA, John Bennett(Fran)of Henderson, NV and Martin (Marty) Bennett (Mary)of Colton, CA and his four stepchildren, Chris Applebee (Ida)of Highland, CA, Cary Applebee of Flagstaff, AZ, Lorelle Bethany Fickes (Kyle) of Redlands, CA and David Lawrence(Andrea)of Sherman Oaks, CA. Dick had 12 grandchildren,15 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. Richard L. Bennett was a true gentleman who was loved by many and will be forgotten by none. As he would always say,
Never good bye. Until we meet again.
July 1, 1953 - October 15, 2021
On Friday, October 15th, 2021, Gwenda Karen Simpson, was called home at age 68. She is the loving wife of by Albert T. Simpson of 30 years, mother to five children, ten grandchildren and two great grandkids.
Gwenda was born on July 1st, 1953 in Stevenson Alabama to Wille Hazel and William Tipton. She is survived by one sister and two brothers in Chattanooga, TN. Gwenda has a host of nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the east coast and many extended family and friends. She was loved by all.
Those who had the pleasure of knowing her, knows she was a kind and gentle soul. She dedicated herself to her family, friends and her community. She spent her time volunteering at homeless shelters, domestic abuse shelters, collecting prom dress for those in financial hardship, and various other local organizations for the underprivileged.
Gwenda loved God, her family, her friends and will be truly missed by all that knew her.
February 17, 1963 - October 15, 2021
Julian Lugo passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on October 15, 2021 in Hemet California at the age of 76.
Julian is survived by his wife, Kathie Lugo; children, Julian Jay Lugo IV, and Michelle Lugo; Grandchildren, Justina Lugo, Tavia Lugo, Aysha Mojarro, AJ Gonzalez, Adrianna Castellanos, Angelica Castellanos; Great Grandchildren, Giovanni Mojarro, Vicente Mojarro; siblings, All located in Texas, Elvira Gonzalez, America Ramos, Lola Pulido, Lupe Mireles, Ray Lugo and Juanita Vecchio. He is preceded in death by His father, Julian Lugo and mother, Maria Lugo from Lubbock Texas and his brother, Keno Lugo also from Lubbock Texas.
Julian was born on February 17 in Corpus Christi Texas. He married Elvira Mireles, in 1963. After moving to Indio California in 1969, Julian began working in the grocery and retail clerks’ business and held several positions at different markets in the area. In 1977 the family moved to San Jacinto where he worked for Alpha Beta for many years and finally retired in 2000.
He was an active and dedicated member of the Olive Branch Assembly of God Church, he served as an usher, cook for the men’s breakfast and above all, he loved God; Psalm 23:4. One of his joys was serving the lord. His other passions were his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will always be remembered by his family for his compassion, working on jigsaw puzzles, watching westerns and for always being able to make people laugh.
Gregory Baker Fife
August 13,1948 - October 6, 2021
Age 73, of Colton, California, passed away on Wednesday,
October 6, 2021. Greg was born August 13, 1948 in South
Ogden, Utah to Roma and Adrian (Gordon) Fife.
Greg is survived by his wife of 29 years Judy Fife, two
sons, Jason and his spouse, DeAnna, Bryan and his
spouse, Bridgette; stepdaughters Tamara Cooper and Teresa
Langevin, and stepson Timothy Brown and his spouse, Lisa;
grandchildren Cameron, Trevor, Austin, Jerrett, Grady, Bailey,
Brinklee, Brooks, Briggs, Bowen, Tyler, Riley, Kaitlyn, Lauren,
Conner, Ashley, Brittany and great granddaughter, Eleanor.
Greg was preceded in death by his son Aaron Fife.
Viewing and Services will be held on Thursday, November
4th from 11-1pm in the Chapel at Hermosa Gardens
Cemetery, 900 Meridian Street, Colton, CA 92324, following
with burial at 1pm.
February 17, 1973 - October 5th, 2021
Thank you PA for everything for always teaching us how to be strong we love you so much thank you for being the best Dad. May you rest in peace can't wait to see you again we will always keep you in our hearts thank you for working so hard and giving us the best years of our lives que Dios te Tenga en su Gloria.
Richard Allen Quist
March 23, 1935 - October 4, 2021
Richard Allen Quist, 86, of Riverside, CA died on 10/04/21. He was born on 03/23/1935 in Minneapolis, MN to Mendel Quist & Lilyan Wikstrom.
Early in life, Richard was selected to enroll at the FBI academy, and then he enlisted into the USAF armed services for 21 years, obtaining the rank of captain holding positions in both military intelligence and personnel, retiring on 01/31/1975.
Later in life, he worked as a steel salesman for 20 plus years and retired owning his own steel company. He was an avid world bridge player who was active in traveling to many tournaments. Richard is survived by his daughter Cindy and sons Gary & Paul, his sister Beverly and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Tina.
Funeral services will be held by Inland Memorial on 11/22/21 @ 10:30 am at the Riverside National Cemetery with Pastor Glen officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wounded Warriors.
Ronald W. Biewener, 89 passed away September 20, 2021 at his Claremont, CA home.
Ron was born October 17, 1931 to Walter and Teddy Biewener in Harrisburg, PA. The family moved to California when Ron was a young boy.
He attended Pomona High School, in Pomona, CA. After graduating Ron started an apprenticeship program in Plastic Injection Molding which would lead to his life-long career. After spending several years as an apprentice trainer, in 1977 Ron partnered with four other long-time colleagues to start their own successful company, Fairway Injection Molds in Walnut, CA.
During his apprenticeship years Ron also spent 8 years serving in the Navy Reserves as an Airman and aircraft mechanic.
In his free time Ron enjoyed cars, boating and motorcycles. Always tinkering and working on mechanics and maintenance, he stressed the importance of having a clean, well-maintained car to his children!
After his retirement in 1993, Ron fulfilled a lifelong dream of building a vacation home on the Colorado River near Parker, AZ and went on to spend happy vacations for many years, filled with boating and watercraft fun with family and good friends.
Ron is survived by his wife of 68 years Celia Biewener, a daughter and spouse Tamara and Chris Swanson, granddaughter and spouse, Dana Swanson Rowley and Jared Rowley, brother and spouse, Jim P. Biewener and Jo Anne Vasquez, granddaughter and grandson, Aubrey and Brennen Biewener, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by many family members, most recently his son, Robb W. Biewener in 2020, and nephew Michael Biewener in 2019.
Ron’s final resting place will be Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Claremont, CA, at this time no services have been planned.
In lieu of flowers or if so inclined, donations may be made to:
NAMI - https://namica.org/
The Gary Sinise Foundation
September 3, 1936 - September 18, 2021
Mary Grace Martinez age 85 Colton, California passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 Mary was born September 3, 1936 in Albuquerque New Mexico to Paulina and Elias Baca
Grace is survived by her Granddaughter Marie Ina Garcia; Son Eugene Martinez; Daughters Sylvia Perez; Lucille Martinez and Brother Cipriano Baca 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren
Grace was preceded in death by husband Louie Martinez; Son Dimas Martinez and Daughter Regina Martinez
Services will be held on Wednesday October 13th from 10-12pm at San Salvador Church 178 W K St, Colton, CA 92324 following
with burial at 12:30pm at Hermosa Gardens Cemetery 900 N Meridian Ave Colton CA 92324
April 27, 1943 - September 18, 2021
Carol Lee Goopio (Wilkins), 78, suddenly passed away on September 18th, 2021. Even though she is not here with us, her unfailing love still shines a light in our community.
Carol is survived by her three children, Thomas, Jimmy, and Tina. Carol was a proud mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her cheerful attitude and bright smile will be missed but will forever live on.
July 23, 1930 - September 16, 2021
Gerald "Bud" Charles Gensel was born on July 23, 1930, in Binghamton, New York, to Gerald Curtis Gensel and Doris Blanche Gensel (Robinson). He passed away on September 15, 2021, surrounded by his beloved family. Bud was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Gensel. Bud served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman, in Long Beach, San Diego, and Corona Naval Hospitals. He met his wife, Edna, while still in the Navy at her 18th birthday party. After they married and graduated from college, he became a teacher and a principal in the Hacienda-La Puente School District from 1956 to 1986. In 1973 to 1974, he and Edna took a sabbatical from teaching and went to Spanish Language School for a year in Costa Rica. After retiring, he and Edna became teachers for Wycliffe Bible Translators. They taught the children of missionaries in training who were joining Wycliffe. They did this from 1986 to 2007 in the United States and in the South Pacific (Solomon Islands). Bud is survived by his daughter, Linda Durand (Ray), his daughter-in-law, Robin (Jerry), and her son, Jonathan. He is also survived by former daughter-in-law Norma Gensel and their son Christopher Gensel (Wendi) and daughter, Kennedy, granddaughter, Jeanette Stone (Steve), granddaughter, Renee Valenzuela (Andy) and their four children: Issac, Issabella, Zachary, and Hazel. Bud also leaves behind his brother-in-law, Paul Forsee (Joyce) and many wonderful nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Bud is missed so much. He has left a deep void in all our lives, but we are all rejoicing that he is with his heavenly family and most of all Jesus!
Bud and Edna Gensel
Candida "Candi" Marie Macias
February 9th, 1949 - September 11th, 2021
Candida "Candi" Macias age 70 passed away on Saturday September 11th, 2021.
Candi was born on February 9th, 1949 in Fresno California.
Candi is survived by her daughter Christina Macias, son, Richard Macias Jr and son Anthony Macias.
Candi also leaves six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Her services took place on Thursday October 7th 2021 from 3-6pm.
September 1, 1942 - September 11, 20 21
Jo Margaret Hallmark, age 79, passed away on September 11th, 2021, in Riverside, California, after a long and well lived life. Jo enjoyed oil painting, arts and crafts, cooking, and traveling across the United States and through Europe. She always had a kind and warm disposition toward others as was part of her southern charm and upbringing. Jo will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Jo was born on September 1st, 1942, to Joe and Helen Dockery in Savannah, Tennessee. After graduating from Harden County High School, she went on the study as a beautician in Memphis, Tennessee. One of her fondest stories of her youth was the time she went on a date to the movies and met Elvis Presley.
In 1963, she met her first husband James Patrick McAlexander in Memphis, Tennessee. Jo and Pat went on to have 2 sons, Micheal and Phillip.
Jo and her family moved steadily westward, ending up in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Pat died in 1979. After several years, Jo married her second husband, and as she said fondly many times “the great love of her life,” Richard S. Hallmark. The family
moved westward again to San Clemente, California.
When Richard became ill with cancer, and her father’s health declined, Jo moved back to Savannah, Tennessee, to care for them both for over 15 years.
Jo is predeceased by her son Phillip Patrick McAlexander and her husband Richard S. Hallmark and survived by her son Micheal Channing McAlexander, her granddaughter Lynda Gayle McAlexander, and grandson Ryan.
In accordance with her wishes, Jo’s ashes will be scattered at sea off Dana Point Harbor, California, so that she may again join Richard at a place they both loved
JB (Rowdy) Williamson
February 25, 1960 - September 5, 2021
JB (Rowdy) Williamson, 61, of Corona, California, passed away on September 5th in his home with his wife, Carol, by his side and surrounded by their four children. He had fought a hard, 2-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Rowdy was born and raised in Southern California, and spent his life in construction. Specializing as a skilled operator of heavy equipment, his children grew up learning the real value of hard work. He was always trying to make his community better by donating his time and expertise to the city of Corona. He was an influential part of the growth and development of the city that he loved so much.
In his spare time, he was passionate about fishing in the Sierra Nevadas. He and his family were commonplace in these mountains, always trying to catch the “big one.” It was rumored that Rowdy once caught a 10 lb. trout, but this was never confirmed. It was normal to hear him yelling, “Hook up, hook up!” from across the lake, alerting everyone around that he caught a fish.
Of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of his children, Josh, Brian, Rick and Sheryl. Aside from being survived by his wife of 39 years and his children, Rowdy also leaves behind his grandchildren, Kris, Lexi, Zach, Cara, Mariah, Everett, Aria, Hazel and Roman.
May 4, 1939 - September 4, 2021
Mauro Julian, 82 passed away on 4 Sep 2021 at Moreno Valley, CA. He fought a long battle with vascular dementia.
He was born May 1939 in Hilo, HI. Joined the Navy and fought in Vietnam. In 1963, Mauro married Sofia Castillo in Los Angeles. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum after 30+ years. He was a Security Guard on the weekends.
He loved his family, children, music, sports, swimming, life, and making people laugh.
He is survived by his former wife Sofia, their children Paul, Leilani, Adam, Julie, along with their spouses Terry, Chris, Baruch. Grandchildren Anthony, Autumn, Brittany, Grant, Lauren, Ryan, Emerie, Eli, and Amelia.
He is survived by his siblings/half Leo, Shirley, Francisco Jr, Dino, Sam, Pasing, Diane, Darryl, Howard, Harold, Kimberly, Clemente, Christina, Mel, Meriam, Phillip, Michael, and Dorothy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Katalina and Francisco, Sr; siblings/half Gloria, Paterno, Rocky, and Daniel.
4/13/1927 - 8/31/2021
Anastacia Pete Panarites, 94 of Moreno Valley, California passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with his family by his side. Pete was born on April 13, 1927, in Clifton, Colorado . He is preceded in death by his father Peter Anastacia Panarites of Argos, Greece, his mother Bessie (Church) of Missouri, brother Robert, sisters Constance (Crowe) and Christina (Mead), wife Maureen (McCue) of Quincy, MA, and sons Michael and Lee (Southmayd). He is survived by his children Donna (Digges), Donald and his wife Melynda (Southmayd), and Shiela and her husband Chad (Bishop), as well as many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Pete served in the United States Navy, the Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marines during World War II, and the Korean War. Although he had many vocations, he spent most of his career as a Teamster, running a shop and working on Diesels. Pete became like family to all those who knew him. He loved to help people, and prided himself in being able to fix anything. When he was raising his children he was Uncle Pete to everyone, and once he proudly became a grandparent, he was everyone’s Grandpa Pete. Pete was an avid sportsman that enjoyed watching his grandkids, and their friends play ball. He loved camping, fishing, traveling, and being with his kids and grandkids. He rode a motorcycle well into his mid 80s, and never stopped doing the things he loved. He was active and approached life with all the zest and grit he had been known for until the day he passed.
Memorial services honoring this incredible man will be held at the Mission Chapel at Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, 900 Meridian Street, Colton, CA at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2021. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 P.M., at Montecito Memorial Park, 3520 E. Washington Street, in Colton.
Anthony Edward Pasco
5/10/1930 - 8/22/2021
Anthony Edward Pasco born in Scranton, PA on May 10th 1930 died on Aug 22nd 2021 in Rialto, CA.
Widow of Jane Pasco, survived by his 3 sons, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was an Air Force veteran and one amazing man, some would say a jack of all trades.
His smile would light up a room and he always had a story to tell.
Anyone who knew him couldn't help but love him and will forever hold him in their heart. He will be missed
by his family but never forgotten as a part of him lives on in us.
Until we meet again!