Obituaries

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Linda M. Shinnefield (Scannell), 69, loving mother, daughter and sister, passed away peacefully in Modesto, Calif., on May 6, 2019, due to complications following lung cancer and renal failure.

Linda was born on June 4, 1949, in Oakland to James T. and Adelaide M. Scannell. She graduated from Encinal High School in 1967 where she was the Girl State Representative and Senior Class Student Body Vice President. 

She enjoyed making pounds of her delicious peanut brittle during the holidays, knitting afghan blankets, playing cards with friends, watching football, baseball, NASCAR races, game shows and a good party. She was also a member of the American Legion. Linda moved to Riverside, Calif., in 1974 and relocated to Modesto in 2018 to be closer to her sister.

She is preceded in death by her parents James T. and Adelaide M. Scannell, brother James Scannell II, many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents (Manuel and Izabel Mattos, Jim and Laura Scannell and Rose Muzio).

Linda is survived by her son Jeffrey T. Martin, her sister Charlene M. Scannell, Aunt Shirley Mattos, cousins from Redding, Modesto, Oakdale and Newman, Calif., many wonderful close friends, neighbors and her Grand-Dog Abby. She was a fighter to the end, was a kind, loving person who loved many people and in turn was loved by many. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. 

Linda’s ashes will be interred in the Patterson District Cemetery, 10800 State Highway 33, Patterson, Calif., on Tuesday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linda’s name to: Alameda Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 2534, Alameda, CA 94501 or to Community Hospice 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356 or to a favorite charity. 

For more information contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745). 

 

Born to the late Pierce and Elsie Reinhardt on June 27, 1941, in High Shoals, N.C., Coman Eugene “Gene” Reinhardt peacefully passed away on May 15, 2019, in Redwood City with his family by his side.

Gene is survived by his loving wife Karen Kay Reinhardt;  children Karrie Reinhardt, Jennifer (David) Murov and Keith Hockin; grandchildren: Priscilla Reinhardt, Violet Murov and Lucy Murov and brother, Joe Reinhardt. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Peggy Owens and brothers: Robert Reinhardt, Harold Reinhardt and James Reinhardt.

Gene was an incredibly skilled and gifted furniture maker, both overseeing and creating quality furniture for decades. He loved sports (particularly the Oakland A’s and the San Jose Sharks). He read the daily paper and loved to eat his favorite foods: burritos, milkshakes and banana splits.

At the request of the family, services are private. 

Donations in Gene’s memory may be made to the Family Caregiver Alliance, 101 Montgomery St., Suite 2150, San Francisco, CA 94104.

 

William Leroy Wilmoth passed away in Alameda April 28, 2019. He was the husband of the Late Ruby Wilmoth and father of Harry, Karen and the late Billy. He retired from the U.S. Navy.

A memorial service in his honor will take place Sunday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. with military honors on the USS Hornet at 707 West Hornet Ave. 

Private interment will take place at Golden Gate National Cemetery, in San Bruno. 
For more information contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745). 

 

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