The Mercury News : 2019-02-11
Obituaries & In Memoriams : 13 : B5
Obituaries & In Memoriams
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 111 B5 BAY AREA NEWS GROUP Obituaries & In Memoriams To place an obituary notice in The Mercury News please email [email protected] or call (408) 920-5276. www.bayareaobits.com Obituary Deadlines Please email obituary notices by 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday for the next days edition to: [email protected] group.com or call (408) 920-5276 Friends & family may view obituaries, express condolences and sign the guestbook at www.legacy.com BERG, CLINTON BEVIS, DORIS E. BOYER, JERALD B. CAMPISI, DDS, MS, RICHARD SALVADORE JENSEN, EARL THOMAS MAGGI, STANLEY MEZA, EFREN V POREMBKA, JOSEPH Jacques René Francis Lasserre Richard Salvadore Campisi, DDS, MS June20,1932–February5,2019 Resident of Santa Cruz October 7, 1935 – January 28, 2019 San Jose, CA Jacques passed away peacefully at the age of 86. He touched many lives with his gentle and generous spirit. Jacques was born in Bordeaux, France. In 1958, he married his wife of 60 years, Yvette, in Paris, France. Jacques and Yvette had 3 children, and his family was his true pride and joy. A software engineer, Jacques began his career at La Compagnie Bull in Paris. In 1969, Jacques accepted a career opportunity and moved his family to Cupertino, CA. He would spend the rest of his career at Control Data Corporation in Sunnyvale, retiring in 2000. When Yvette retired the following year, she and Jacques moved to Santa Cruz, just over the “mountain” from their children and grandchildren, and near the ocean where for many years they enjoyed daily walks along the cliffs, at times resting on a bench to watch the surfers. A man of sharp intellect and numerous interests, Jacques read a great deal and could provide insight on just about any subject matter. He also loved classical music, and hence had an impressive collection of classical CDs which were regularly heard in his house and his car (much to the annoyance of his children during family road trips!) Jacques is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Yvette; beloved children Mariel (Lasserre) and Ken Hall, Didier and (Jane) Lasserre, Pat and (Christy) Lasserre; cherished grandchildren Stéphanie (Hall) and Mike Higashioka, Natalie Hall, Jean-Luc and Gabriella Lasserre, Chase and Lauren Lasserre; and extended family, and lifelong friends who were like family to Jacques, in France. Jacques will be deeply missed by his family, especially for his unconditional love and selflessness, and by his friends for his kindness, intelligence, discreet nature, and a very keen sense of humor. Services will be held for immediate family only. Dr. Richard S. Campisi passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, daughter, Michelle (Michael) and sons, Christian (Anna), Richard Gregory (Elizabeth) and eight grandchildren: Gregory and Jennifer Barsanti; Carolyn, Gabriella, Rory, Thomas, Teresa and William Campisi. Brother of Jon and Dr. Dion Campisi. He was preceded by his sister, Mary. Dick was the son of Dr. Salvador V. Campisi and Genevieve P. Basile. He grew up on The Alameda in San Jose and attended St. Leo the Great School. Later, he attended Bellarmine College Preparatory where he lettered in track and football. Dick was a natural athlete that could excel at any sport. Although he was heavily recruited by the Washington Huskies, he chose to attend Santa Clara University, his father’s alma mater, where he received a Bachelor of Science in biology. The Campisis have attended Santa Clara University since 1924. Dick was a 4th generation Californian. His maternal grandfather, Joseph Basile Sr., immigrated to New Orleans from Palermo in 1837. He later moved to San Jose and purchased ranches on Willow Street. Dick’s grandfather, Joseph Basile Jr., owned the Historic St. James Hotel in downtown San Jose. Joseph Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and purchased ranches in the Central Valley on the courthouse steps. This index may not reflect all obituaries published. Obituaries may not appear in alphabetical order. In Dick’s senior year of college, he met the love of his life, Barbara Achille at a wedding. One year later, Dick and Barbara were married. They moved to Omaha, Nebraska where Dick was enrolled in the Dental School at Creighton University. After Creighton, the couple moved to Chicago, where Dick attended Loyola University Dental School to get a Masters in Orthodontics. While in Dental School, he was encouraged by his father, to purchase the ranch land that his mother and her sister, Vivian Callaghan had inherited from their father. Dick was 26 at the time. The ranch lay largely undeveloped, until Dick graduated from Loyola when he and Barbara returned home to California. Dick began to slowly develop the ranch land that they had purchased years earlier from their mother and aunt. When his brothers finished their respective degrees and returned to California, they joined Dick in the development of the ranch. For over 50 years, the trio have enjoyed this shared passion. Dick caught the development bug from his family. A few years after graduation, he convinced his father-in-law, Gene G. Achille, a respected building contractor to come out of retirement to build an office for him. Dick partnered with his brother Dion, and his long-time friend, Dr. Edwin Abate to build a dental office on Forest Avenue. Within a few years, Dick partnered with his brothers, Jon and Dion to build a second medical / dental building on Forest Avenue. Dick’s happiest times have been when he took all of his children and grandchildren to “The Ranch.” On these trips, the family met the ranchers and learned how their beautiful fruits and vegetables are grown, harvested and shipped. Dick treasured the friendships of the families who farm the land he developed in Visalia. He had a deep admiration for the farmers and their children, whose craft transcended multiple generations of farming professionals. Dick equally loved his orthodontic practice, staff and patients. When he decided to retire, he waited years to find just the right people to purchase it. The search ended when he met Eric Phelps and Jason Cohen. Though Dick sold his practice after 47 years, he remained a part of the Phelps & Cohen family, building a deep respect and long lasting friendship with their entire team. Once retired, Dick could pursue his other passions, model trains and traveling. He built a magnificent train layout to showcase the trains he had been collecting since childhood. He also enjoyed traveling the world. A recent trip to Sicily with his best friend, Vic LoBue, and two other friends from the Sons of Sicily, was a dream come true. Dick proudly served as the President of the Downtown San Jose Rotary Club in 20052006. He was a Director from 2000 – 2003 as well as a Paul Harris Fellow, and an Endowment Fellow. Until the start of his illness, he had perfect attendance for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Board of Fellows of Santa Clara University, the Santa Clara County Dental Society, The Amici d’ Oro, South Bay Historical Railroad Society, and the Santa Clara University Gianera Society. In lieu of flowers, friends may send a donation to The Carmelite Monastery, 1000 Lincoln St, Santa Clara, CA 95050 or the Rotary Club of San Jose, 1690 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112 or the Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 907, Los Gatos, CA 95030. Visitation, February 13, 2019, 3:00PM to 9:00PM With Rosary at 7:00 PM at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050 Memorial Mass, February 16, 2019 at 10:00AM at Mission Santa Clara de Asís, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053 Clinton Berg Aug. 8, 1938 - Jan. 1, 2019 Resident of San Carlos Clint Berg, 80, passed away peacefully on January 19. He was the beloved husband of Sandra, loving father of Tami and Clinton, stepfather of 3, grandfather of 6, and great-grandfather of Taylor Marie. Clint lived in the bay area most of his life. He was the owner of Acme Fence and Lumber Company in San Carlos for 45 years and during that time he built many of the beautiful fences, decks, and arbors seen around the bay area. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and will be in their hearts forever. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Iron Gate Restaurant in Belmont on March 9 at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Efren V Meza June 18 1928 - February 1, 2019 Resident of Santa Clara Predeceased by his wife Frances E Meza. Longtime resident of Santa Clara. Retired from FMC. He is survived by his children Louise Souza, Al Meza, Susan Purvis, Alice Perez and 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 North Winchester Blvd. Santa Clara, CA. Viewing Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5 - 7pm followed by rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:00AM followed by burial at Mission City Memorial Park 420 N. Winchester Blvd. Santa Clara, CA Stanley Maggi 1/10/1954 - 1/30/2019 Resident of Milpitas After 65 years, a limb has fallen from the family tree. After a long illness, Stan has lost his battle with prostate cancer. He was born and raised in San Jose to a large, loving Italian family. He was the son of Tony and Frances Maggi. He was preceded in death by daughter, Jenna Maggi. He leaves behind a wife, Mary Ellen and a daughter, Danielle, brother Vic (Sharon) Maggi, sister Nancy (Ed) Marini, sister Barbara Walsh, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, many nieces, nephews and many cousins. He attended James Lick High School and San Jose State University where he earned his B.S. in Entomology. He worked for the Santa Clara Co. Department of Agriculture for 30+ years as an Agricultural Biologist. Stan loved to hike, run 1/2 marathons, bike ride in San Jose Bike Party events, attend numerous gatherings with his family and loved to watch the Golden State Warriors play. He was a big fan! He fought the good fight! We will miss you dearly, Stan, until we meet again. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the American Cancer Society or Prostate Cancer Foundation in Stan’s name. A memorial celebration of life is planned for February 18th from 11am-3pm at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park in San Jose. Jerald B. Boyer Sept. 15, 1933 - Jan. 27, 2019 Resident of San Jose Jerry was with the San Jose Fire Department for 32 years. He was an active board member of both the Police and Fire Retirees in addition to Widows and Orphans as Secretary. Jerry is survived by Doris, his loving wife of 57 years, his children, Judy (Richard) and Bill (Pam), his grandchildren, Rich (Angel), Jeff (Kristen) and Ryan, his great-grandchildren, Bella and Jack, as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Viewing Monday, February 11, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at LIMACAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL, 600 S. Second Street, San Jose. Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the above Chapel. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate to your favorite charity. Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary (408) 296-2977 Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary www.limafamilysantaclara.com Earl Thomas Jensen (408) 296-2977 www.limafamilysantaclara.com Dec. 28, 1929-Jan. 4, 2019 Joseph Robert Porembka Earl T. Jensen was born in Santa Maria, CA to Charles & Laila Jensen. He grew up Santa Maria, worked as a rancher until 1950, then joined the Army. He served in Occupied Japan & Korea receiving the Purple Heart & Bronze Star for his service. In 1956, he married Dianna Burritt & became Dad to her toddler Sharon & baby Bobby. In October 1957, they had their daughter Kim & moved to Atascadero where Earl worked as a Psych Tech at the state hospital until 1965 when he transferred to Agnews State Hospital in San Jose, retiring as the Locksmith in 1992. In 1985, Dianna passed away & Earl moved to Angels Camp. In 1997, he married Ruth Russell, moved to Sacramento, then Paradise & finally settled in Magalia in 2017. Four days before the recent Camp Fire destroyed their home, Earl fell, broke his hip & his health began to decline until he peacefully passed away. Earl is survived by his wife Ruth Jensen, son Bob Jensen, Sr., daughters Sharon Jensen & Kim Jensen-Brusseau (Gary), 6 stepsons, 1 stepdaughter, his beloved dog Annie, 2 nephews, 1 niece, 41 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren & 7 great-great grandchildren. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, previous wife Dianna, 2 brothers, 1 sister & 4 nephews. There is a Celebration of Life at the LDS church, 89 Scholar Way, Folsom at 2:00 p.m., Sat. Feb. 16, 2019. Mar. 26, 1933 - Feb. 4, 2019 Resident of Campbell Joseph passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 12 pm at St. Lucy’s Parish, 2350 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Lucy’s Parish. Doris E. Bevis May 24, 1926-January 29, 2019 Resident of San Jose Our beloved mother, Doris, passed away on January 29, 2019 joining her parents, Joseph and Mildred LaCroix, siblings, husband Fletcher, and baby son. She was the fifth child of nine children and grew up and attended schools in Vermont where she meant her husband. Upon marrying her late husband Fletcher they began their journey from Vermont, to Massachusetts and then on to Santa Clara, California in the mid fifties with Fletcher’s job driving across the US in a 1955 Chevrolet station wagon. Doris was very proud of her 41 years as a registered nurse (most of those years working with the elderly in convalescent homes) before retiring to join her husband in their many travels. When not traveling she also enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, puzzles and attending many activities the grandchildren were involved in. She is survived by 3 siblings Anne, Mimi (Jim), Gordon (Trudy), daughters Paula (Larry) and Pat (Dave), grandchildren Chris (Stacy), Matt (Brande), Bryan (Cailin), Kevin (Alisa), David (Marita), Julie and Alex, and 13 great grandchildren. We are grateful to Vitas and to Jovi and Floro for their exceptional care of her in her final two years. A private service will be held. Life Stories Live On Find current & past obituaries online at MercuryNews.com Sign a guestbook, find directions, donate to charity or send flowers. Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park Sign a guest book View photos Read stories and special remembrances (408) 297-2447 www.oakhillfuneral.com See the obituary section at Visit MercuryNews.com and click on obituaries mercurynews.com Database powered by Legacy.com
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