Michael Nicholas Kriletich 1953-2016, Celebration Of Life September 24th!

Michael Nicholas Kriletich 1953-2016, Celebration Of Life September 24th!

Paloma, CA…Michael Kriletich was born in San Leandro, CA on February 10, 1953. He attended the seminary on Mt Diablo from age 14 to age 18. At 19 he met Diane Jenkins and 2 years later they were married. Together they formed a loving couple and tight team for over 41 years of marriage. Michael […]

Robert Glenn Dell’Orto 1928 – 2016

Robert Glenn Dell’Orto 1928 – 2016

Mokelumne Hill, CA…Robert “Glenn” Dell’Orto passed away at home early September 6, 2016 after spending the evening with family and friends celebrating his great grandson’s 3rd birthday. Glenn was 88 years old. He was born in Stockton, CA on March 3, 1928. He attended Calaveras High School where he met his wife Jacquelin Sturr. They […]

Bernice Betty Whaley 1924 – 2016

Bernice Betty Whaley 1924 – 2016

Angels Camp, CA…Bernice Betty Whaley aka Bea aka “the lunch-lady” went to be with the Lord on August 30th at the age of 92 and a half. Bea was born 3/10/1924 in Madera, CA and is of English and Miwok Indian heritage. She spent her childhood in California between Klamath and Tulare where she met […]

Fund Established for Colby Westberg & Memorial Set For September 10th

Fund Established for Colby Westberg & Memorial Set For September 10th

Copperopolis, CA…On Saturday, September 3, Calaveras County suffered a tragic loss. Colby Westberg was killed in a motor vehicle accident. A fund for donations and support is established at Umpqua Bank. The friends of the Westberg Family would like to thank the community for the countless prayers, love and support. Details regarding the Memorial Fund […]

Colby W. Westberg, 20 From Copperopolis Loses Life In Rollover Collision

Colby W. Westberg, 20 From Copperopolis Loses Life In Rollover Collision

Angels Camp, CA…Colby W. Westberg, 20 was traveling in his 2000 Dodge westbound on State Route 4 just west of Bonanza Mine Road at an unknown speed. For unknown reasons he allowed his vehicle to enter the north shoulder. When the Dodge entered the north shoulder it appeared Westberg lost control and over-corrected back into […]

Clarence “Smokey” Spreadborough Aug. 22, 1928 – Aug. 27, 2016

Clarence “Smokey” Spreadborough  Aug. 22, 1928 – Aug. 27, 2016

Angels Camp, CA…Clarence “Smokey” Spreadborough, Aug. 22, 1928 – Aug. 27, 2016. Born in Monterey, CA, moved to Calaveras County, where his mother was born. He and his siblings attended the little two room school house in Altaville and Bret Harte High. Smokey was a Teamster Truck Driver for 40 years, starting with Blagen Lumber […]

Kenneth Eino Hirvonen 1978 – 2016

Kenneth Eino Hirvonen 1978 – 2016

Mountain Ranch, CA…Kenneth Eino Hirvonen, 37, passed away in a tragic construction accident on Friday August 19th in Mountain Ranch, CA. Kenny was born September 20th 1978 in Mission Hills, CA to Arto and Jeanne Hirvonen. Kenny was currently living in Sutter Creek, CA working as a general contractor and had recently received his Bachelors […]

Founding President Of Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation, Doris Murphy Barger, Passes Away At 93

Founding President Of Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation, Doris Murphy Barger, Passes Away At 93

Murphys, CA…Doris Murphy Barger passed away peacefully on August 19, 2016 at the age of 93. She departed this world in the manner she lived her life – with strength, grace and dignity. She was a remarkable woman who lived a wonderful life. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her […]

Harlan Michael Kuntz Sr 1963 – 2016

Harlan Michael Kuntz Sr 1963 – 2016

Valley Springs, CA…Harlan Michael Kuntz Sr., 53, of Valley Springs, Ca, suddenly passed away at his home on August 10, 2016. Harlan “Harley” was survived by his wife Rhonda, and children: Son, Harlan “Michael” Kuntz Jr. of Valley Springs, and daughters: Arielle (Zach) Winfield of Mokelumne Hill, and Danyelle (Clarence) Hammick of Valley Springs. Harlan […]

TCU Battalion Chief Michael Spear Has Passed Away

TCU Battalion Chief Michael Spear Has Passed Away

Sonora, CA…It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Battalion Chief Michael Spear, 46, Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit. Chief Spear passed away overnight at his home in Sonora. We ask that you join us in keeping Mike’s family, his friends, and his coworkers in your thoughts and prayers as they work through their unimaginable […]

Jace Nichols, 4 Passes Away From Injures In Aug, 2nd Collision, Tyler Nichols, 31 To Be Charged With Manslaughter

Jace Nichols, 4 Passes Away From Injures In Aug, 2nd Collision,  Tyler Nichols, 31 To Be Charged With Manslaughter

San Andreas, CA…On August 2nd Tyler Nichols, 31 was driving a 2003 Saturn southbound on Riata Way approaching Tapadero Street at approximately 30 miles an hour. He entered into a left hand curve in the roadway. He failed to negotiate the curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway onto the dirt/gravel shoulder. […]

WWII Veteran Berle Gayland Carroll 1926 – 2016

Wilseyville, CA…Berle Gayland Carroll passed away at home of Congestive Heart Failure, surrounded by family on July 17, 2016. Berle was born in Goodlet, Tx on July 19, 1926, 15 minutes before his twin brother, Gerald, to Franklin Coleman and Janie Eudera (Montgomery) Carroll. Berle served our country proudly in the Army Air Corp during […]

Leigh Harold Robinson February 2, 1940 – June 26, 2016

Leigh Harold Robinson  February 2, 1940 – June 26, 2016

Arnold, CA…Leigh Robinson was born in Inglewood, California to Muriel and Dario Robinson, the third of their four children. Leigh’s father, Dario, loved journalism and had worked for several newspapers in southern California. In 1949, he purchased a small weekly newspaper called the Carmen Headlight, Alfalfa County’s Oldest Newspaper, and moved his family to Carmen, […]

Daniel Allan Kruetzfeldt 43, Kristin Kay Kruetzfeldt 44, Claude Ernest Chandler 69 & Mary Lynne Chandler 71, Passed Away In The Plane Crash On July 27

Daniel Allan Kruetzfeldt 43, Kristin Kay Kruetzfeldt 44, Claude Ernest Chandler 69 & Mary Lynne Chandler 71, Passed Away In The Plane Crash On July 27

Columbia, CA…At 4:45 PM, on July 27 Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane crash at the Columbia Airport in Columbia. The small private plane was coming from the north to land on the runway. It is reported that the plane veered to left off of the runway and crashed. The plane […]