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Catalano, Francis - Camarillo  
Francis Catalano 93, of Camarillo, Owner Metal Fabrication, died 5/19/2016. Arrangements by Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo
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Published in Ventura County Star on May 27, 2016

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Castellanos, Elvira - Oxnard  
Elvira Castellanos Oxnard, CA Elvira Catellanos, 87 of Oxnard, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, after a lengthy 6 year illness. Elvira was born on May 19, 1929 in Mexico and has been a local resident here for the last 50 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church since 1950. Elvira was an avid plant lover. Her favorite hobby was growing plants in her home and has a vast selection of colored plants. She also loved cooking and taking care of her four grandchildren. Elvira is preceded in death by her husband Marcino Castellanos who passed away in 1996. She is survived by her daughter Rosa Castellanos of Oxnard, Son in law Jaime Rodriguez of Oxnard, Grandchildren, Andrew Rodriguez, Amanda Rodriguez, Ariana Rodriguez and Alexander Rodriguez, all of Oxnard. She is also survived by her brother Jesus Castellanos of Mexico and sister Consuelo Castellanos of Mexico. A visitation will be held at the Reardon Funeral Home, 511 N. A Street Oxnard, CA 93030 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a rosary starting at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 26, 2016.The funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 500 N Juanita Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030, on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard, CA. Elvira has been entrusted to the care of the family owned and operated Reardon Funeral Home of Oxnard.
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Published in Ventura County Star on May 26, 2016

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Carpenter, Paul  
Paul Carpenter 68, of Oxnard, A local Farmer and agriculturalist, died 5/13/2016. Arrangements by Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Published in Ventura County Star on May 25, 2016
Catalano, Francis Richard - Camarillo  
Francis Richard Catalano Camarillo, CA Francis Richard "Perk" Catalano passed away peacefully on May 19, 2016 in Camarillo California. Frank was born in Rockford, Illinois on January 19, 1923 to Tony and Jennie Catalano. Frank graduated from Rockford West High School and from the Army Air Corps officer's school as a Second Lieutenant. On February 24, 1946, he married the love of his life for the next 70 years, Angela Alongi, at St. Anthony's Church in Rockford. Quick to smile and sharp of mind, Frank was an inspiration to everyone he met. He enjoyed travel, chess and Sunday family dinners. He enjoyed studying his family history and visiting family in California and Italy. In 1951, Frank founded Metal Fabricators, Inc. in Rockford and grew it into a successful regional construction business. At work, Frank sought fairness and openness; he frequently came to the aid of his employees in many aspects of their lives. He was an inventor of several tools useful to the metalworking industry. Frank was an avid golfer and member of Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club, the Knights of Columbus, St. Anthony's and Holy Family parishes in Rockford and Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo. He was an enthusiastic volunteer with the Boy Scout Troop 37. Frank and Angel left Rockford for Rohnert Park, California in 1985; later moved to Palm Desert and then to Camarillo in 2005. Frank was a wonderful and dedicated father, grandfather, teacher, friend and a loving husband. He is survived by his wife Angela; children Anthony (Linda), John, Jeanine (Phil Gough), Frank (Darby) and Peter (Erin); by nine grandchildren, by sisters-in-law Marian Perrecone and Iole Catalano, brother-in-law Dominic Pezzopane, and his many loving nieces and nephews across the country. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday May 26, 2016 at Padre Serra Parish, Camarillo followed by a private interment. Donations can be made to the Poor Clares Monastery and St. Anthony's Church in Rockford, IL and to Padre Serra parish in Camarillo. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels 805-482-1166.
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Published in Ventura County Star from May 24 to May 25, 2016

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Conte Sr., Daniel  
Daniel Conte Sr. 61, of Thousand Oaks , teamster , died 5/15/2016. Arrangements by Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation
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Published in Ventura County Star on May 24, 2016

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Chalfant, Stuart Archibald - Anacortes  
Anacortes, WA Stuart Archibald Chalfant was born in Cleveland, Ohio July 23, 1923, the third child of Ruth Clarke and Allan Chalfant. He was raised in Rockville Centre on Long Island, New York. Stu shared fond childhood memories of boating with his family around the eastern seaboard. He was attending Dartmouth College when the US entered WWII. Volunteering for the Ski Troops, he saw combat action in Europe with the 10th Mountain Division as the youngest Sergeant in his company. He received a Purple Heart and other commendations. After the war, Stu returned to Dartmouth and finished with a degree in anthropology. He met and married Betsy Roberts in Hanover, New Hampshire. Stu obtained a master's degree from Columbia University in New York and began work with the US Justice Department researching Native American treaty issues in the Pacific Northwest. Three boys were born to Stu and Betsy while they lived in Levittown, New York. Stu took a job with a defense contractor based in Santa Monica, California and worked with the US Air Force. After stints in New Jersey, Montana, Kansas and lots of traveling in between, the family settled in southern California. After Stu and Betsy divorced in 1973, Stu went back to school and got a counseling certificate and worked at the VA Hospital. Stu married Hertha Champion in 1976, and they settled in Simi Valley, California. Stu and Hertha enjoyed many camping and traveling trips. Sailing their boat, Hanta Yo, was particularly satisfying and adventuresome. Stu and Hertha also had a jewelry making retail business, Silver Craft. Stu always had a passionate love of life and socializing. He had several hobbies in which he became deeply involved and accomplished. They included jewelry making, rock and mineral collecting, astronomy, music, model trains and poetry. His silversmithing won awards at state shows. He built and sold telescopes as part of his astronomy, and his own poetry was published. Stu and Hertha moved to Belmont Village, a retirement residence, in 2011. Hertha passed away in 2013. Stu moved to the northwest to be closer to his sons. He passed away May 14, 2016. He is survived by his sons, Duncan and Kathy of Oak Harbor, Bruce and Bette of Enumclaw , Ed and Karen of Woodinville, as well as Hertha's children, Peter and Susan Champion of Rodeo, California, and Michele Champion and George Donart of Anchorage, Alaska, as well as honorary daughter and good friend, Melissa Grossman of Simi Valley, California. Stu is also survived by his brother, Ed, and sister, Ginny. Stu leaves behind eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Evie and his wives. Plans for a memorial have not been made at this time. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Published in Ventura County Star on May 22, 2016
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