Obituaries

Marian Pelking
B: 1929-08-19
D: 2019-12-10
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Pelking, Marian
Ophelia Chaffino
B: 1925-12-20
D: 2019-12-05
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Chaffino, Ophelia
Melissa Amaro
B: 1968-11-16
D: 2019-12-04
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Amaro, Melissa
Richard Shelburne
B: 1942-09-21
D: 2019-12-01
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Shelburne, Richard
Jose Mendoza
B: 1952-11-14
D: 2019-12-01
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Mendoza, Jose
Gertrude Chavez
B: 1939-07-20
D: 2019-11-30
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Chavez, Gertrude
Anne Martinez
B: 1950-03-18
D: 2019-11-28
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Martinez, Anne
Antonio Gonzalez
B: 1946-01-13
D: 2019-11-28
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Gonzalez, Antonio
Karen Cunningham
B: 1954-05-16
D: 2019-11-26
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Cunningham, Karen
James Bustamante
B: 1976-04-28
D: 2019-11-23
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Bustamante, James
Mary Sample
B: 1921-08-08
D: 2019-11-22
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Sample, Mary
Anthony Barncastle
B: 1929-01-09
D: 2019-11-21
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Barncastle, Anthony
Della McKinney
B: 1928-10-16
D: 2019-11-19
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McKinney, Della
Eduardo Garcia
B: 1922-10-03
D: 2019-11-19
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Garcia, Eduardo
Lola Lestrick
D: 2019-11-16
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Lestrick, Lola
Virginia McGuirk
B: 1941-08-10
D: 2019-11-14
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McGuirk, Virginia
Robert Raby
B: 1941-07-07
D: 2019-11-13
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Raby, Robert
Juana Marquez
B: 1928-07-21
D: 2019-11-12
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Marquez, Juana
Elena Meza
B: 1932-03-02
D: 2019-11-12
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Meza, Elena
Velia Castro
B: 1947-06-28
D: 2019-11-07
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Castro, Velia
Ronald Sambrano
B: 1985-09-02
D: 2019-11-07
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Sambrano, Ronald

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