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Allan Foster Stirnaman

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Al was born 10/6/39 in Sacramento to Bernard and Alva Stirnaman and passed away from a brief, sudden illness on 4/8/14. Al was the much loved husband and best friend to his wife of 27 years, Betty Stirnaman of Arboga. He was a beloved father to sons, Chip Stirnaman of Paradise, Scott (Wendy) Stirnaman of Rio Linda, Greg (Kristine) Stirnaman of Santa Rosa; daughters, DeDe (Ray) Cordell of Rocklin, Joline (Richard) House of Olivehurst, Laura (Frank) Zotz of Chico, Christine (Phil) Hebert of Thorndike, MA; Adored grandfather of Ayla, Gabrielle, Emilie, Alek, Quin, and Sara Stirnaman, Ranger Cordell, Katrina, Jessica and Sirena Zotz, Richard House (Lisa Timms), Amanda (Nick) Sousa, Allie (Rick) Marques, Lucas He bert. He was the best ever great-grandpa to Aeri, Nicky, Hunny, Joey, Kayleigh and Corbin; Beloved brother to Ben (Gail) Stirnaman of Yuba City; brother-in-law Jack Thomas of Paradise, and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews all of whom he loved dearly.

Al was pre-deceased by his parents; sisters, Janice Thomas and Alva Jean Taylor, and nephew Mike Thomas.

Al was a lifelong resident of the Yuba-Sutter area leaving only to serve in the National Guard and to attend college. He attended Marysville Grammar School and graduated from Marysville High School in the class of 1957, where he was proud of being their "southpaw" pitcher. He graduated from Yuba College and continued his studies at Chico State, earning his teaching degree in 1962. He later earned his Masters Degree in Physical Education and coached Little League and wrestling. He began his career at Franklin School and Johnson Park School. He then taught Math for several years at Yuba Gardens Intermediate School. He drove truck and was a dispatcher in the summers for Associated Transportation. He took a break from teaching and drove and dispatched for Pertek and All Pure Chemical. In recent years he returned to teaching for Youth Build, One Stop and was a tutor for Club Z. He loved working with all of this students and he was very well liked and respected by them.

Al was a warm, generous, compassionate man who loved working in his vegetable garden and giving away the mountains of produce that he and Betty couldn't use. He also loved all kids, his dog Nellie, traveling, league bowling, the SF 49'ers, the LA Dodgers and napping in his recliner "watching" Fox News.

Per Al's request, there will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Loma Linda University James M Slater MD, Proton Treatment and Research Center, 11234 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA 92534 or the .

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2014
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