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lOB Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 Bulletin, Prog, Paul Hischier, Jr. Paul Hischier, Jr., 85, di~,d Dec. 16, 2001, at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1916, in San Francisco. Paul had lived in Plumas County for 30 years before moving to Lake County for 15 years. He served in the Navy and the Merchant Marines in 1947. He also worked at the Meadow Valley Lumber Com- pany, belonged to the Mead- ow Valley Volunteer Fire De- partment from 1955 to 1960, and ran his own vending ma- chine business for many years in Plumas County. Af- ter moving to Lake County, Paul worked for the Lakeport Post Office. Paul is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret "Peggy" Hischier; daughter, Sharon Sessions; and one grandson. He was cremated by the Chapel of the Angels, in Grass Valley. No services are planned, and private inurn- ment will take place at a later date. Christopher Chantey Egbert Christopher Chancey Eg- bert, 91, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev. Chris was born Oct. 30, 1910, to Harvey William Eg- bert, Sr. and Mary Helen "Kate" Egbert at their Nelson Point Ranch. He grew up there with seven brothers. Chris and his brother, Bus, were partners in a logging business for many years. Chris and his wife, Ruth, moved to Sierra Valley in 1960 and had lived there ever since. Chris was a member of the Quincy Volunteer Fire De- partment, a charter member of the BPOE Elks Lodge in Quincy, and a deputy in the Plumas County Air Squadron. He was preceded in death by all seven of his brothers, Vic, John, Ben, Harvey, Jr., Cornell, Chuck and Bus; and sister, Stella McClung. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ruth Bell Egbert; son, Vic Egbert, of Lake AI- manor; daughter, Betty Alexander, of Marysville; five grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. At Chris's request, there will be no services after the cremation. John E. Adamson Clara L. Adamson John E. Adamson died Nov. 18, 2001. Clara L. Adamson died Nov. 27, 2001. John was born May 1, 1909, in Newel, W.Va. Clara was born April 28, 1918, in Mc- Cune, Kansas. The two were married May 1, 1933, in McCune, and moved to California in 1937. They were married for 68 years, and died within a few days of each other. John was a dairy worker for Whittier Hospital. He worked for the Craig Ship- yards in San Pedro during World War II. He retired from the Rio Hondo Dairy in 1974 after 27 years. Clara was an active mem- ber of her church's Bible study group for many years, as well as many different church fund-raising activi- ties. She was a homemaker who loved sewing, making crafts and taking care of her family. i!: l k.. iii!i x~ .,... A rr!ll W IS Noah & Terrie Miller OWNERS .~ Head Stones Monuments > Engraving Granite or Concrete Coping or Borders AVAILABLE 7 DAYS i AM4 PM | 01 'h John, a farmer at heart, loved tending his flowers and garden, enjoyed tinkering around the house, playing pool and had a.reputation as a great storyteller. John and Clara are sur- vived by their sons, Norman and James; daughter, Janis; John's brother, David; his three sisters, Vesta Walters, Esther Allen and Ruth Netz; Clara's brother, Paul Huff; her sisters, Marge Huston and Helen Rennie; nine grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild; John's services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, at Trinity Bible Church. Clara's ser- vices were held at their place of interment, Rose Hills, in Whittier, on Friday, Nov. 30. The services were officiated by Pastor Mel Moore. Richard Alfred Hutchins Richard Alfred Hutchins, 72, of B!airsden, died Dec. 15, 2001, at Eastern Plumas Dis- trict Hospital in Portola. He was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Barstow, to William Ed- ward and Jessie Pearl Farmer Hutchins. Richard had lived in Blairsden since 1970, when he moved there from Pinole. He was a graduate of Grass Valley High School in Grass Valley. John was an iron- worker for 40 years, retiring from Reno Ironworker Local 0118 in 1986. Richard was a member of the Graeagle Community Church, where he helped with construction of the church and the parsonage. He enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, and being in the forest to cut wood. Richard is survived by his longtime companion, Ms. Clyde Terry, of Blairsden; son, Richard L. Hutchins, of Placerville; daughters, Chris- tine Lun, of Orinda, and Kathleen Ray, of Vacaville; and sister, Marian Gliebe, of Sacramento~and te~ grand- c iil 're/i. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Graeagle Commu- nity Church. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions in Richard's name may be made to either the Multiple Sclero- sis Society, Great Basin Chapter, 1201 Terminal Way, No. 215, Reno, NV 89502, or to the American Lung Associa- tion, 6119 Ridgeview Ct., No. 100, Reno, NV 89510. Mary C. Fregulla Mary C. Fregulia, 86, of Castro Valley, died Wednes- day, Dec. 19, 2001, at Eden Hospital. She was born in Oakland on April 10, 1915, and had been a resident of Castro Val- ley for the past 26 years, and a part-time resident of Johnsville since 1948. Mary will be remembered as a wonderful cook with a warm smile and a love of family and friends around her, as she said, "The more people, the merrier." Some of her greatest joys, aside from her family, were the years she spent with her husband and those close to her in Johnsville. A lifelong member of Madonna della Guardia, Mary also belonged to the Top Notchers sewing club in Oakland, the First Friday Club at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, and other clubs and organizations in Oakland and Castro Valley. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved hus- band, Edward P. Fregulia, and brother, John Cerruti. Survivors include her sons, Donald, of Quincy, and Thomas, of Castro Valley; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A mass celebrating Mary's life was held Dec. 22 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Castro Valley. She will be interred in dohnsville in the sporing. In lieu of flowers, the fami- ly ask that donations be made to a favorite charity. Donald J. Donato Donald J. Donato, 62,'died Dec. 17, 2001, in an automo- bile accident near Blairsden. He was born April 5, 1939, in Ossining, N.Y., to Do- minick Donato and Elizabeth Planamenta Donato. He earned a b~idhel0r~ of S~i- ence degree at the State Uni- versity of Albany in 1961 and a master of science degree there in 1965. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri in 1970. In 1989, he received a master of industri- al and labor relations from Cornell University Donald had lived in Lock- port, N.Y., before moving to Plumas County. He retired from his position as presi- dent of Feather River College, # which he held from 1989 to 1999. Dr. Donato had served as the current arbitrator of the California Mediation and Conciliation Service; chair of the Commission on Small Rural Community Colleges; as president of Niagara County Community College from 1979 to 1989; and presi- dent of Quinsigamond Com- munity College from 1976 to 1979. He was a past chair of the Eastern Plumas District Hos- pital Board; member and past president of the Quincy Ro- tary Club; and president of Plumas Eureka Villas Home- owners' Association. While a member of the Industrial Re- lations Association of North- ern California, Donald served as labor panelist of the Amer- ican Arbitration Association. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Donato; daughters, Suzanne Donato, of Philadel- phia, Pa., Cynthia Rosen- bloom, of St. Louis, Mo., Anne Chrzanowski, of Buffa- lo, N.Y., Maureen Goodman, of Paris, France, and Beth Hinton, of Dallas, Texas; son, David Luke, of Orlando, Fla.; and nine grandchildren. A memorial mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 21, at 2p.m. Donations in Donald's memory may be made to the Dr. Donald J. Donato Memor- ial Fund, Eastern Plumas Healthcare Foundation, 500 First Ave., Portola, CA 96122. John K. Sollid John K. Sollid, 58, died . Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, in Huntsville, Ala. He was born Dec. 4, 1943. John graduated from the Tulane University School of Architecture in 1968, and wood sculpture was his fa- vorite pastime. Sollid served in the Navy in Vietnam (and "comes from a long line of Seafaring Nor- wegians"). He did qn~iron- mental planning work in Eu- rope, Maryland. California, and Huntsville. John is survived by his wife, Susan Sollid; son, Gre- gory Sollid; and daughter, Melanie Sollid; all of Huntsville, Ala.; brother, Norman.Sollid, of Lake Al- manor; and mother, Louise Sollid, of North Bend, Ore. A memorial service will be held at United Church of Huntsville, 7906 Whitesburg ~ $ii~ .... i~~~~. ~- .. -~,~;~i~}4~ ~?~!!~: ~ : :: .... . ..................... .................. ~;:.~:~-~;~ ~ .m~.~ .m ~ "~ ~ ~ ~" ~ ~ a- i i .............