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Allen De Negri Allen Frank De Negri died peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, with his wife at his side after a long battle with cancer. A sharing of memories of a life well lived will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Trolley Junction Restaurant. He was born on April 23, 1930, in Passaic, N.J., graduating from high school in Fair Lawn, N.J., in 1948. Allen Allen De Negri moved to California where he attended the California Maritime Academy. Upon graduation in 1953, he served in the United States Navy attached to the Pacific Seventh Fleet as a Division Officer aboard the U.S.S. Los Angeles. He later served as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Allen attended and graduated from Santa Clara University with an MBA in 1965 while he worked at Westinghouse in Sunnyvale, a career that spanned 33 years. While at Westinghouse, he worked on the Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident Missile programs and retired as a program manager in 1990. He was an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 466, earning the title of Eagle Maker, having mentored many a young man on their quest to become an Eagle Scout. His love of history found a home in Nevada County, and in his retirement years, he was a

docent at the Empire Mine and president of the Historical Society. He is survived by his former wife, Kathryn; his two children, Dean De Negri and Debra Nyberg (Neal); two grandchildren dear to his heart, Ryan and Kyle Nyberg; his loving wife of 31 years, Robin; and his dog, Dixie who shares his birthday, April 23. His parents, Corrine and Frank De Negri, and his brother, Albert, preceded him in death. Donations may be made in Al’s memory to the Nevada County Historical Society, Empire Mine, California Maritime Academy, Vallejo or Hospice of the Foothills. Local arrangements by Hooper & Weaver with interment at Sky Lawn Memorial Park, San Mateo.

Joann McGlennon Joann L. McGlennon passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, Grass Valley, Calif. She was 85. A private service will be held at a later date. Joann was born Aug. 13, 1926 in Aurora, Neb., to John “George� and Neomi Bamesberger. At age 11, her father died unexpectedly. She immediately stepped into the position of caring for her little brother while her mother worked. Two years later, her mother married her uncle and they all moved to Southern California. Joann finished high school and continued her education through nursing school with high marks, becoming a registered nurse in 1949. In 1949, she married her first husband, Ray A. Graber Jr. with whom she had three chil-



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dren. She and her family lived between San Francisco and San Rafael, Calif. until 1963; Liberia, West Africa ’63-66; settling in San Mateo, Calif. in 1966. She enjoyed gardening (especially flowers), sewing, oil painting and camping. Her first marriage ended in 1975. In 1980, she met the love of her life and married Richard “Dick� J. McGlennon. She shared a wonderful, nearly 22 years of golf, travel and friends with Dick until his demise in 2002. Joann moved to Grass Valley in Joann McGlennon 2005 to be closer to her children. Joann was a resilient person maintaining a positive outlook and happy demeanor. People who knew Joann describe her as a great lady, classy individual, quick wit, intelligent, gracious, engaging, grounded, talented, smiling, fun, leftbrained with nursing/medical world, right-brained with oil painting/art. She is survived by her son, Neil A. Graber ( Julie); daughters, Sandy Creighton (Tom Dale) and Linda Madonich; grandchildren, Lee, Phillip, Jacob, Katie, Kyle, Michelle and Megan; and great-granddaughter, Cydney; brother, Dr. Jack Bamesberger (Bettye-Dean); the large extended McGlennon/Glanville family, and numerous nephews and nieces. A special thanks to the outstanding staff of Eskaton Village, Grass Valley, where she spent her last year. A compassionate thanks to the Comfort

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Jerry McGourty Jerry (Gerard) Thomas McGourty passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) in his home surrounded by his family and friends. A celebration of his life will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Twin Cities Church, 11726 Rough and Ready Hwy., Grass Valley. An Air Force veteran during the Vietnam War, Jerry built a successful software com- Jerry McGourty pany which continues to grow and prosper yearly, even during the recent economic decline. An avid NASCAR fan (go 88), Jerry loved fast cars, motorcycles, barbecues and Dillons Beach. Jerry is remembered best as a loving husband, for his sense of humor, his loyalty to friends and being a generous provider to family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Lynn; children, Daniel, Garrett and Britney; grandchildren, Logan, Baylee, Maria and Gracie; sister, Kathleen; brothers, Steven and Michael; many nieces; and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to favored charity in his memory. Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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