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Cosio, Amada Q - Salinas  
Amada Q. Cosio Aug. 15, 1921 - May 12, 2016 Tacoma, WA Amada Quirante Cosio, died peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the age of 94. Amada (also called Amy, Mading, or Madge) was born in the Philippines in 1921. She had 5 brothers and 1 sister. In 1947 she married Miguel Cosio, a Philippine Scout. They settled in Salinas, CA where the family lived for 57 years. Widowed in 1969, she raised 5 children (Albert, Donna, Michael, Aggie, & Andrew) who all went on to successful careers. Amada valued education & attained her high school diploma. She later graduated from Hartnell College at the age of 52 while working full-time. Owning a beauty shop, being an amazing seamstress, & working 20 years in the Civil Service were among her many talents. She was a beacon to many, always guiding and encouraging them to follow their dreams. Amada was involved in several community organizations often in leadership roles. She was a dedicated advocate for World War II veterans and an active supporter of the Filipino-American community. In later years, she enjoyed reading, playing Bingo, and volunteering. Her faith in God was a great comfort, and as the family's matriarch, she led a life of helpfulness, kindness, and honesty. She is survived by 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren and leaves behind many loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1-8pm and also on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1-8pm with a Rosary vigil at 6:30pm all at the Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Rd., Salinas, CA 93905. Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2016 10am at Madonna del Sasso Church, 320 E. Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA 93906. Final resting place at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901. Donations can be made in her honor to the Filipino Community of Salinas Valley, Dorothy's Place, or to the Madonna del Sasso Church. View the online memorial for Amada Q. Cosio
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Published in The Monterey Herald on May 22, 2016
Curry Jr., Willie "Bill" - Seaside  
Willie "Bill" Curry, Jr. November 15, 1939 ~ May 11, 2016 Seaside, CA Bill passed away peacefully during the early morning of May 11th at Carmel Hills Care Center in Monterey. Born in Tunica, MS, Bill was raised in Memphis, TN. He graduated high school in June 1957 and immediately joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Bill, attended many different community and standard colleges throughout the nation and overseas including New York University, University of Maryland, Los Angeles City College, Monterey Peninsula College and University North Carolina. Bill has always loved education during his 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Most of his courses were Intelligence related and even included a Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare Program. Beginning in 1957 he was an Infantryman and "supply guy". In 1966, while in Vietnam Bill joined the Intelligence Field where he became an Interrogator of Prisoners of War, a translator, and interpreter and throughout his career attended the Defense Language Institute pursuing Vietnamese, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. Bill served in Lebanon, Vietnam, Korea, Okinawa, Japan, Columbia, Rio De Janeiro and the Philippines. During his 30 years of service he rose to the Rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant and was awarded a combination of 21 individual, unit ribbons and medals prior to his Honorable Retirement from the U.S. Marines Corps in 1987. Bill became a Special Agent in 1987 with the Defense Investigative Service and Defense Security Service, which later became the Federal Investigative Service. He was with them until his retirement in 2007. Bill also served the local community as a Commissioner for the City of Seaside Neighborhood Improvement Program Commission. He was a part of the Monterey Bay Christian Center for almost 50 years. Preceded in death by his second wife Bess Janssen, Bill will be truly missed by many of his very dear friends including Atsuko La Mica, Step Son Jerry Janssen, Kaneko Weber, Jim and Lydia Cook, Gene and Annie Kaptur and many more. Military Interment Services will be Friday, May 20h at 2:00 at the Mission Memorial Park and Funeral Home at 1915 Ord Grove Ave., Seaside. Following the Service will be a gathering at the Monterey Bay Christian Center at 1184 Hilby Ave., Seaside, CA. View the online memorial for Willie "Bill" Curry, Jr.
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Published in The Monterey Herald on May 20, 2016
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