Tag Archives: Obituary

Obituary: Richard Wilson 1939-2016

Who’s that old gorilla in a wide brimmed helmet riding a bicycle? Richard Stanley Wilson wore many hats: lover, father, jester, ham, stern library ogre, history buff and proof that King Kong was just a big monkey. Richard died at home in bed on Friday morning, April 29, 2016 of cancer. The memory of his

Obituary: William Stephen Linton

William Stephen Linton was born Dec. 28, 1951 at Santa Monica Hospital, the third child of Dr. William and Maxine Linton. A good student, he did well at Roosevelt Elementary, Lincoln Junior High and Santa Monica High School. He was an excellent wrestler in high school and particularly sharp in math and science. He went

Obituary: Gary L. Griffin

Gary L. Griffin, age 71, peacefully passed away on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at his home. He was born in Washington to Lloyd and LaVillia Griffin and was the younger of their two children. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Family was most important and he always put them first.

Obituary: Milton Dobkin, 1922-2016

Milt Dobkin passed away March 10, 2016 at the age of 94. He is survived by his son Donn and daughter-in-law Mandy Book; daughter, Bethami Dobkin and son-in-law Randy Chiotti; grandchildren Alexandra and Randall Dobkin; sister-in-law Carol Sartain, niece Angela Marie Volpe, and nephew Bernie Johnston. He also leaves behind companion Jane Crosbie. In 1955,

Obituary: Joseph (Joe) John Myers

Joseph (Joe) John Myers was born in Northampton, Mass., on Dec. 11, 1944. He unexpectedly passed away on Feb. 25, 2016, at his home in McKinleyville, leaving behind his wife, Madeline Myers; daughter, Lyra Myers; brother, George Myers; stepsons, Todd and Sean Curry, and many more friends and family. Soon after high school graduation, Joe

Obituary: James Wendell (Jim) Mangis

One of the founders of the Humboldt Folklife Society has passed away. Jim (James Wendell) Mangis died in Ventura on February 14, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in 1953 and raised in Bethesda, Md., Jim attended Humboldt State starting in 1973. He mastered fiddle, mandolin and harmonica while playing for contra dances with the

Obituary: Joann Branco

Joann Branco, wife of Dave Branco for 41 years and a cherished member of our community, passed this week with her husband and children by her side.  Joann, the quiet, reserved one in the family, was nonetheless always ready with a wave, a hello or a cookie for neighborhood kids. As the circle of her

Obituary: Keith Conn Bowman

In loving memory of Keith Conn Bowman, 79. Born May 13, 1936 in Bandon, Ore. to Nolan and Josephine Bowman, he was the third of five children. He went to be with the Lord on Feb. 10 in Eureka. Keith loved fishing on his commercial boats, hunting and being in the woods. He ran track

Obituary: James Steven Reinhold, Nov. 20, 1954 – Feb. 16, 2015

James Steven Reinhold, a 1976 Humboldt State University Journalism Department graduate, has left this world. His IBM Selectric keys, quick and acerbic witty one-liners and comebacks have forever been silenced. James will be remembered by many as deeply involved in local volunteering and grassroots political organizing in 1970s Arcata and Humboldt County campaigns. He himself