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Walter Pedranti

July 20, 1938 - May 21, 2019


Here's an email forwarded to me from Sally regarding Walter Pedranti who passed May 21, 2019.

  "I'm writing this on behalf of the family of Walt Pedranti.  Walter passed away Tuesday morning, May 21st.  Walt lived here in Atwater with my Mom,Pat Kirk for many years.  After my mom passed away, Walter lived here with me since 2013.  Walt's son, Steve and his two girls were also living here. Walt had been dealing with congestive heart failure for several years.  Please feel free to contact Walt's son Steve at 209-272-2845 or Mike if you should need any further information.

Blessings, Dan Freggiaro."

And this from Sally: 

I have been unable to reach Steve, but I have spoken with Lisa Pedranti, Mike's wife. 

She said that any condolence cards could be sent to their address: 

1634 Union Lane

Tracy CA 95377

or email: Lpedranti4@sbcglobal.net. Their phone is 209-480-3014.

Memorial Donations for Walt can be sent to VFW Post 745, 400 Hartz Ave. Danville 94526.

I was so glad to see Walt at our 60th Reunion. At our 50th, he had called early that evening and was lost. He was at a different Sheraton. I tried to give him directions, but he gave up and didn't show.  He did come to at least one of our picnics. David remembers playing football with Walt and has a really good picture of the two of them standing together along with a player from Liberty.  He made a copy of it and sent it to Walt's son, Mike.  




Here's an email forwarded to me from Sally Gibson about Susan Wendt Shoemaker...Thanks Pete Massoni!

From: cowboy pete <pttm2@yahoo.com>
To: DAVID GIBSON <hootnholler1956@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 3:06:47 PM PDT

Thank you for keeping us up unfortunately on sad news. 

Also I was very lucky at our 60th reunion, not knowing Susan Wendt much, I doubt that I even talked to her, but the next day I stayed over because they had a big nice swimming pool, she was out there reading a book so we got to talking and she didn't get to take the walk through town the day before so we decided to do that together.  It was so crowded downtown so we just took a drive past some of the old houses people lived in back in our high school days first stop was Missoni Court, laugh laugh (it won't let me put the a in Massoni).  So then we went by Jack Campbell's old house and tried to find Dennis Ball’s but we couldn't remember exactly how to get there.

So then she said in high school when they wanted to get away from it all they went down towards San Jose somewhere along that road there was a place where they went I guess where they could have some drinks and just be away from everybody so we drove and drove and we couldn't find it. We passed through Dublin and kept going on the old road so finally we did see a sign and took that road and it happened to be, yet I think it was a country club, so it was really neat for her to get to see that again

Thanks for the Memories of a person I really didn't get to know ‘till I was in my 80s thank you for that wonderful day Susan.


Sad News Again...

Susan Wendt Shoemaker

February 17, 1940 - May 19, 2019


Our 60th Reunion...

Our classmate Susan Wendt Shoemaker died on Sunday, May 19, peacefully at her home in Medford, Oregon, following a long fought battle with cancer.  At our 60th Reunion she was in remission from a double mastectomy and later developed colon cancer and was undergoing Chemo when she decided it wasn't helping and just made her sick.  So, she stopped the chemo and welcomed hospice.  With her when she passed was Wendy Layne (Sarah Sali Arrasmith's daughter).

Wendy had always considered Susan her second mom, as Susan never had any children.  After Sali died, Wendy told Susan she was now number one mom.  She and Susan developed a very close bond these last two years.  Two weeks before Susan passed, Wendy went up to Medford from her home in Loomis to be with her until the end.

Wendy is taking care of everything now.  Susan is to be cremated.  A Celebration of Life will be scheduled and she will let us know more later.

Wendy's address is:

Wendy Layne, P.O. Box 1075, Loomis, CA 95650

Phone:  530-320-2674 

More information will be provided when it becomes available.  (Visit Susan's page for Sally Gibson's full letter)

June 7, 2019 -- Wendy's email address is:  tiggergal333@yahoo.com

Sadly another classmate has left us...

Karen passed after a short bout with heart problems.  There is no further iinformation at this time.

If you would like to be in touch with her husband, Bill Linde, the address is: 

                19793 West Flamingo Avenue, Maricopa, Arizona  85139

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In addition to sending the following "in memory and obituary" Aysel's daughter filled out Aysel's profile and there are some lovely photos of Aysel and her family!

Please do visit Aysel's profile page.

And this from Aysel Yucebay's daughter:

Deceased Classmate: Aysel Yucebay
Date Of Birth: 04-05-1940
Date Deceased: 08-08-1995
Age at Death: 55
Cause of Death: Cancer
Classmate City: Istanbul
Classmate State: 
Classmate Country: Turkey
Was a Veteran: No 
Survived By: Alime Ozlem Kirdar (daughter) Veysi Ozgur Amac (son) Engin Amac (husband)

This page has been created in Memory of Dr. Aysel Yucebay by her daughter. Occupation Medical Doctor- Pediatrician We lost her to cancer in 1995. Eulogy: I am generally not good with words. And yet I've been wanting to give a eulogy for my mother which is near impossible task for me. I've decided to do it today on her birthday, April 5th. How can I summarize a mother’s love.. A lifetime of unconditional love and support.. She was the protector – and rock – of our family. My mother's gift – what made her special and beloved to many - was her innate ability to support people who were in need of protection. She was a medical doctor, a pediatrician. But, the circumstances didn’t matter. It could have been her little patients or their parents at the hospital. Or her little niece battling with a risk of misdiagnosis.. Or her resident physicians and interns struggling through medical school and exams. Or her newborn intensive care unit facility which she painstakingly established. Or may be a lifelong friend with breast cancer. Or maybe her sisters and brother who were far in distance but near in heart. Or her children who were trying to find their way and make sense of the world. She was there to protect even when she was struggling through cancer.. And of course let’s not forget that you were with dad for 30 years. Always, she’d be there for support, especially if you were a bit lost or down and out. She was there to protect but never to neglect.. That was solely her job.. Her heart was pure.. If you want to truly honor my mother, I ask that you take heed of this amazing gift that she had. Be vigilant protectors yourself... I’ll miss you always.... 

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