MARCH 11, 2011
OBITUARIES July 27, 1930-Feb. 15, 2011 Brentwood resident Milton “Don” Honea succumbed to lung cancer after a brief illness. Don, one of two children, was born in Tuscon, Ariz.. He attended high school in Eunice, N.M. before serving four years in the Air Force. Upon leaving the Air Force, Don attended the University of New Mexico and one year at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. From the time he was a small boy, Don had a passion for airplanes and wanted to fly. He entered the Navy and attended Naval
Cadet Training and Post-graduate school in Monterey. He completed flight training in April of 1956. Don earned the rank of lieutenant commander and received the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, among numerous other citations for his service on the USS Hornet as a participant in the recovery of Apollo 11 and 12. Don had many hobbies including, restoring antique aircrafts as a volunteer at the Watsonville Air Museum, and the restoration of Russian MiG at the Byron Airport. He loved football, basketball and was a voracious reader, particularly of the United States and military history. Don enjoyed music and sang in the Summerset Singers and Brentwood Com-
munity United Methodist Church Choir. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He had a warm smile and a great sense of humor, and always a joke or funny story to tell. Don is survived by his wife of 12 years, Michael Ann; brother: Lavonne of Odessa, Texas; son: Jason of Berlin, Germany; stepdaughter: Margot Diaz Learned of La Canada; one grandson, three step-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild. Family and friends attended a viewing at Brentwood Funeral Home on Feb. 22. A military burial was held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Feb. 23, followed by a memorial service at the Summerset 1 Activity Center.
Donald Emerson Scheer Donald Emerson Scheer, 77, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19 at Sutter Delta Hospital in Antioch and was laid to rest at Fernwood in Mill Valley. Donald was born Sept. 13, 1933 in Elizabeth, N.J. In 1951 he graduated from Tenafly High School and went on to earn his BEE from Cornell University Engineering School in 1956. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Donald married Janet Wylie Hunter and then went on to serve two years in the U.S. Navy at the Ordnance Plant in South Charleston, W. Va. After retiring from Clorox as director of engineering in 1996, he obtained his Coast Guard license and pursued a second career with OCSC in Berke-
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Milton Donald Honea
ley. An avid sailor, he enjoyed many years on the water participating in many racing events and offshore cruises. Donald traveled the world with his wife, enjoyed political work, ham radio and carpentry. He was a kind and generous man who stood as a pillar of wisdom and strength for his family. His family was his joy and pride. His face lit up every time the family gathered. Donald is survived by his wife: Janet; sons: Robert Scheer, Douglas Scheer and David Scheer; grandchildren: Liana, Rebecca, Nate, Alex, Braeden, Kyle, Chris and Joshua; sister and brother in law: Margaret and Dick Bennett of Wilton, Conn. If desired, contributions can be made to a charity of your choice or to one of the following: Treasure Island Sailing Center, 698 California Ave., Bldg. 112, San Francisco, CA 94130; Boy Scout Troop 152, 1548 Rutherford Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 (to help with summer camp scholarships); the Salvation Army; Animal Place, 17314 McCourtney Ave., Grass Valley, CA 95949.
In Loving Memory of Our Grandpa, Victor Cano March 8, 2006 Thinking of you Grandpa, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and the day before that too. We’ll think about you tomorrow, and as the years come and go, we’ll think about you forever because we loved you so. Love, Gordy, Sissy, Nana, Brother, Erica and Anthony Jr. (the one you did not get to meet).
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