Obituaries

Tahoe City entrepreneur remembered for local impact

Entrepreneur, pioneer, visionary -- those were some of the words used by locals to describe Daniel Martin Hauserman Sr.

Popular Stanford Professor Dies in South Lake Tahoe

Clifford Nass, a popular professor at Stanford University, passed away at South Lake Tahoe's Stanford Camp on Saturday, November 2. He was well known for his studies on the way people interact with technology and for his work on individual differences associated with multi-tasking.

Nass, 55, was in South Lake Tahoe to attend the fall Staff and Faculty Weekend at Stanford Camp which is located on the shores of Fallen Leaf Lake. He suffered a heart attack.

LTCC Mourns Unexpected Death of Tahoe Firefighter, Former Instructor

Lake Tahoe Community College joins the Lake Valley Fire Protection District in mourning the unexpected loss of firefighter paramedic Brandon “Mitch” Underhill. The 34-year-old, known as Mitch, died Sunday, September 29th.

Underhill has been an instructor at LTCC as part of the Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy since 2009. He joined the Lake Valley Fire District in 2005, and served the community for just over 8 years in that capacity. He is survived by his wife, two young children, his parents, and his brother and sister.

Bluethman leaves life-changing legacy

If anyone out there is thinking about crying, don’t. Kathy Bluethman would prefer a smile.

“Anyone who is mourning Kathy doesn’t get it,” Bluethman’s longtime friend and local coach Dan McLaughlin said. “Who’d be the most upset? Don’t mourn. Celebrate the fact that we got to spend time with probably the most remarkable person we will ever meet.”

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OBITUARY: Dr. Lyndall Deane Landauer

Author, historian, and teacher Dr. Lyndall Deane Landauer passed away February 21, 2013, in Monterey, California, after a brief illness. She was 86.Born Lyndall Deane Baker on September 24, 1926...

OBITUARY: Paul Ernst Kasper

Paul Ernst Kasper, 79 died peacefully Sunday, March 3 at Renown Regional Medical Center. Paul was born April 26, 1933 to Otto and Anna Kasper in Basel, Switzerland. He served his apprenticeship ...

OBITUARY: Donald E. Thran

Donald E. Thran quietly passed away with the grace of God on February 26, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 30, 1929 in Oakland, California and raised in Central California. D...

OBITUARY: Peter Frank Tarantino

Sept. 1, 1952 - April 24, 2012Peter Frank Tarantino was born on Sept. 1, 1952 in Pittsburg, Ca. to parents Joseph and Rose Tarantino. He died unexpectedly on April 24, 2012 in Concord, Calif. He...

OBITUARY: Mason Geist

Four-year-old Mason Allen Geist died February 24, 2013 as the result of a tragic accident. Mason was the treasured son of Tahoe resident Tiffany Rice, and Gardnerville resident, Robert Geist. He...

OBITUARY: Paul Edward Gervais

Paul came to us as a Blessing from God on May 6, 1920 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He gifted his long life to the service and comfort of his fellow man, a soldier and warrior, an attorney and jurist...

OBITUARY: Craig B. Porter

Feb. 17, 1946 - Jan. 30, 2013 Craig was born on Feb. 17, 1946 to Dr. Bennett J. and Violet Porter in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He moved to Lake Tahoe in 1963, and was employed at Harrah's for 30 years...

OBITUARY: Zoe Jayne Orcutt

October 4, 2006 - February 1, 2013Zoe Janye Orcutt was born October 4, 2006 at Elkhorn, WI. When Zoe was 8 months old, she was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder tha...

OBITUARY: Clifton "Gene" Clark

7/7/53 - 1/21/2013Gene was preceded in death by his Mother Flora, his Father Wilbur, and brothers Ronald, Kenneth and Richard. He passed at home on the 21st after a brave battle with brain cance...

OBITUARY: Janice Maureen Eastin

September 24, 1955 - January 28, 2013Janice Maureen Eastin, age 57, of Merlin, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at her home.A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013 at th...

OBITUARY: Chad Robert Smith Sr.

Chad Robert Smith Sr., 50, lost his battle to cancer on Friday, January 25, 2013.Chad was born in Inglewood, California on June 3, 1962 to Gary Robert Smith and Gabrielle Paya Beim Smith. Chad g...

OBITUARY: Raul "Esky" Mendoza

February 26, 1957 - January 28, 2013Raul "Esky" Mendoza passed away on January 28, 2013. Esky lived in South Lake Tahoe for most of his life. He was a big hearted man loved by many. He is surviv...

Finest barrelhouse pianist of a generation, Rabson dies at 67

Ann Rabson gave clues she had terminal cancer in her last interview with Lake Tahoe Action.Her band, Saffire - the Uppity Blue Women, was on a self-titled "Farewell Tour" and it had just release...

OBITUARY: Bert Joseph Lucido

10/8/1952 - 1/25/2013Bert Joseph Lucido was born October 8, 1952 and left this world unexpectedly on January 25, 2013. He was a resident of South Lake Tahoe since 1958. Bert was an avid sports f...

OBITUARY: Dennis Chandler

1951 - 2013So loved and treasured, Dennis passed away unexpectedly January 17, 2013. Beloved husband to Angel (27 years together) and loving father to Ian and Gavin. He was a cherished brother t...

OBITUARY: Edward Michael Kazarian

Oct. 26, 1923 - Jan. 14, 2013Edward Michael was born October 26, 1923 to Mike and Annie Kazarian in Fowler, CA. As a young man, Mike enjoyed playing the saxophone in his high school band. At the...

OBITUARY: Robert Edward Harris

February 3, 1940 - January 6, 2013Robert "Bob" Edward Harris, born February 3, 1940, was taken suddenly from this world on January 6, 2013, at the age of 72 years. Bob was a loving and devoted f...

OBITUARY: Barbara A. Barber

December 1, 1925 - January 6, 2013Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, Barbara A. Barber, 87, passed away in Citrus Heights, CA, on January 6, 2013. Barb was bor...

IN MEMORIAM: Gary Cervantes

In memory of Gary Cervantes,his friends from North and South Shore Tahoe are invited to a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. on Jan. 16th at Squaw Valley KT 22 area, and at Zamos Pizza in Truckee fro...

OBITUARY: Mary G. Cannon

December 22, 1915 - December 28, 2012Our much loved mother, grandmother and friend, Mary G. Cannon, 97, passed away in her sleep with her devoted children, Frank Leonis and Anita Lenzini, by her...

OBITUARY: Jeffery Scott Zinn

Jeffery Scott Zinn of South Lake Tahoe, California passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 of natural causes. He was born in Oklahoma City, OK on April 23, 1956 to John and Mary Zinn. He relocat...

Huell Howser dies at 67; profiled California people and places

In a TV arena in which premiums are placed on the fanciful and trendy, screaming housewives and snarling reality-show participants, no one seemed more out of place or less likely to become a popular star than Huell Howser.

A Final Wave for 'The Waver' Ed Carlson today in Reno

Fans of the late Ed Carlson, known as "The Waver" to Northern Nevadans, will pay tribute to his life and the many lives he touched at noon today, New Year's Day, at Reno City Plaza for a short memorial service, according to a news release.

Following the service attendees will then walk one mile south on South Virginia Street while waving to oncoming traffic as The Waver did for some many years before returning to City Plaza.

OBITUARY: Allen Thomas LeFever

February 17, 1928 - December 19, 2012Allen Thomas LeFever, age 84, passed away at his home in Carson City, Nevada on December 19, 2012 of natural causes. Al was so inversed, and very talented, i...

MEMORIAM: Douglas W. Neely, Jr.

Remembering Dougie Douglas W. Neely, Jr.June 5, 1958 - December 25, 2011We thought of you todayBut that is nothing newWe thought of you yesterdayAnd will tomorrow tooWe think of you in silenceAn...

OBITUARY: Einar (Ike) Glenn Nelson (74)

was born in Anchorage Alaska on September 8, 1938. He passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in Coulee Dam, Washington. He graduated high school at 17. He was in the army from 1961-1967 and h...

OBITUARY: Donald Dale Loscar

May 22, 1935 to November 16, 2012Don was born in Chicago, Ill., he had one brother.After he graduated from high school in Chicago, he moved with his family to Arizona. After Arizona he attended ...

OBITUARY: Gertrude (Gert) Matilda Weibel

Gertrude (Gert) Matilda Weibel, peacefully passed away on November 2, 2012, in South Tahoe at the Barton Skilled Nursing Facility at the age of 86. She was born in Estherville, Iowa in 1926 and ...

OBITUARY: Isabelle E. Bounds

Isabelle E. Bounds, 91 years old, passed from this world on December 1, 2012 at Portneuf Medical Center surrounded by her family and friends. Isabelle was born in Sardinia, New York on November ...

OBITUARY: Floe M. Otteson Speltz

May 28, 1918 - Nov. 18, 2012 Floe was born in Huntington, Utah, to Ella and Orin Otteson. She was the first of four children. When she was seven years old, her father left the family placing a grea...

OBITUARY: Ronald L. Crowe

June 29, 1929 - Nov. 11, 2012Ronald L. Crowe, Sr. crossed over Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Tamuning hospital in Guam. His journey started June 29, 1929 in San Diego, Calif. After maturing on the su...

OBITUARY: Russell Frances Signor

May 11, 1939 ~ October 2, 2012Russell Francis Signor, 73, passed away October 2, 2012 at his home in South Lake Tahoe.He was born May 11,1939 to parents Harold & Dorothy E. Signor.He graduated f...

OBITUARY: Rumualda Jacquez

On Sunday, November 18, 2012, Rumualda Jacquez entered Eternal Life with her Loving Lord after a strong fight against an unexpected illness. Rumualda was born on February 17, 1967 in Santa Clara...

OBITUARY: Esther Evans

December 28, 1921 to November 15, 2012Esther Bernice Hughes was born in Pomfret, Connecticut on December 28, 1921. She came to California as a tot with her parents and they settled into Long Bea...

OBITUARY: Robert (Bob) H. Wolff

Bob Wolff passed away after a lengthy battle with lung cancer and heart disease in Palm Desert CA on November 8, 2012. His family had time with him to bid farewell. Bob leaves behind to mourn hi...

OBITUARY: Norma Marie Gilbertson

Norma Marie Gilbertson, 89, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012 at her home in South Lake Tahoe, CA.Norma was born November 12, 1922 to Peter and Elizabeth Trost Michels in Elkton, SD. She w...

OBITUARY: Marvell Wygal

Marvell Wygal died peacefully on November 7, 2012 at age 92. Marvell was predeceased by her beloved husband, Cecil. She is survived by her children, Beth Dougherty, Colleen Heskett and Craig Wygal,...

OBITUARY: Alan Joseph Case

10/30/1979 - 11/06/2012Just three days after his identical twin brother's memorial service, Alan left this earth after health struggles in the latter part of his life.Family and friends loved Al...

OBITUARY: Ethel F. Howard

Ethel F. Howard had a homecoming by the Angels in Heaven when she went to meet her Lord and Savior on November 9, 2012, at the age of 95.She was called Aunt Abbie by many people who loved her. S...

OBITUARY: Kristine Barbarigos

Kristine Marie Miller Barbarigos, 38, resident of Carson City was born to Norman and Earlene Beaver Miller in Oakland, Calif. on July 8, 1974, and died from an acute septic infection in Carson C...

OBITUARY: Harry John Galperin

2/24/1920 - 10/30/2012After a short bout with congestive heart failure, Harry Galperin, died peacefully in the loving surroundings of his two daughters and two identical-twin granddaughters in C...

OBITUARY: Henrietta Ziegler

Henrietta (Lee) Leoni Ziegler, 83 years 3 months, 12 days passed away on October 24, 2012 at her home in Sparks. She was born to Henry Leoni and Lottie (Hengeveld) in Palo Alto, California on July ...

OBITUARY: Kris Elaine Smith

1/18/50 - 10/18/12Kris passed away on October 18, 2012 in South Lake Tahoe, surrounded by her family after battling a long-term illness. Kris is survived by her sister, Margo Carrell (Nick); nie...

OBITUARY: Roland "Ron" Amsden

Roland "Ron" Amsden born on March 31, 1939 in Goshen, IN to Carl and Etta Amsden passed away peacefully at his home in South Lake Tahoe, Ca. on October 22, 2012. He is survived by his son Daniel...

OBITUARY: Jonathan David Case

10/30/1979 - 10/20/2012An awesome son, brother, friend and father figure to Larry (his dog) left this earth at age 32 for a better place of peace and comfort.Jonathan has been a native Nevadan f...

OBITUARY: Ryan Christian Bruner

Ryan Christian Bruner, loving son of Linda Newton Bryant and John Bruner, born on May 6, 1977 joined our Lord in heaven the morning of Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Erin McE...

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