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FEBRUARY 27, 2009

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BIRTHS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND OBITUARIES

MILESTONES Solid gold marriage

In memorium n loving memory of Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Wilson, a 1997 Liberty High School graduate and staff sergeant with the United States Marine Corps. Stephen was born Feb. 25, 1979 and died serving his country in Iraq on June 20, 2007.

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We thought of you with love today on this your 30th birthday. We thought about you yesterday and days before that, too. We love you very much and are thankful for the gift of having had you in our lives. We miss you, son. Happy birthday, Stephen! Love always, Mom, Scott, Dad, Jennivine, James, April, Aidan, Dylan and Brady

ntioch residents Mark and Peggy Paslay celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21. The couple is planning an Alaskan cruise to celebrate. Congratulations – and here’s to at least 50 more!

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Alice Sanchez Alice Sanchez was born Jan. 23, 1922 in Westbrook, Texas and moved with her family to Brentwood shortly thereafter. She attended local schools and her family became active in the community, some of them owning farms and ranches in East County. She met her future husband, Nick Sanchez, before World War II and they were married in 1942. Alice was active in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, including the Guadalupe Society and the Society of St. Vincent DePaul.

She is survived by her three sisters, Mary Borjon, Anita Rivera and Virginia Mercado; and two brothers, John and Joe Torres. She also leaves three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A visitation was held at the Brentwood Funeral Home Feb. 25, followed by a Rosary. A Mass was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Feb. 26, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to Home Hospice, 1900 Bates Avenue, #A, Concord, CA 94520.

Pedro Loredo Former Brentwood resident Pedro Loredo, 80, passed away Feb. 15 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Pedro was a native of Mexico and had lived in Newman for 15 years. He was a farm laborer who worked for Bloomfield Farms for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, family gatherings and was an avid sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Laredo of Newman; three sons, Isidoro

Laredo of Manteca, George Laredo of Oakley and Quirino Laredo of Minnesota; four daughters, Maxine Melton of Oakley, Juanita Poblete of Oakland, Dora Laredo of Newman and Alicia Salazar of Lodi; a sister, Mercedes Tovar of Oakland; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pedro was preceded in death by son, Pedro Loredo, Jr., and daughter, Trinidad Loredo. Arrangements were handled by Hillview Funeral Chapel.

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