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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!
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
60th Class Reunion September 15, 2017