Death Notices: Recent Deaths March 7 - March 22

Recent deaths of those with a Cupertino connection.

Frank Allen Sanders, Jr.

Oct. 14, 1932 – March 7, 2013

Frank A. Sanders Jr. passed away after a brief illness in Oroville, CA. Frank was born in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma to Frank A. Sanders Sr. and Beulah E. Sanders.

He was an only child. He graduated from Fremont High School and served in the Korean War 1952-1954.

He lived most of his life in the Cupertino/San Jose area before moving to Oroville in 1995. Frank owned and operated FAS trenching in the San Jose/Cupertino area for many years.

He enjoyed working outdoors, especially running his backhoe. He is survived by the mother of his children Linda M. Redfield and their three kids, Frank A. Sanders III (Gayle) of Turlock, Adam A. Sanders (Renee) of Cupertino and Elizabeth M. S. Rowley (Scott) of Fort Collins, CO. Eight grandchildren Frank A. Sanders (Andrea), James Thomas, Randy, Tanya, Savanna, Shelby, Mason and Logan, one great grandchild, Godric.

There will be two memorial services, March 30, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Luceddies American and Italian Restaurant, 2053 Montgomery St., Oroville CA and on April 11, 2013, 1 p.m. at Union Church of Cupertino, 20900 Stevens Creek, Cupertino.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on March 24, 2013

Raymond Mitchell Perusina

Dec. 2, 1926 – March 22, 2013

Resident of San Jose

Raymond Mitchell Peusina, 86, peacefully left us on Friday March 22 at his home in San Jose. Born in Cupertino to Mitchell and Anne Perusina. He lived all his life in San Jose. 

Beginning in 1955, Raymond became a successful and established farmer in the Santa Clara Valley along with his father and brother Danford.

He was also a Seaman in the Merchant Marines serving aboard the S.S. Sea Star and S.S. Brigham Victory to ports in the Asia Pacific region. As a young man he enjoyed driving his Ford hot rods and trucks. In his spare time he would collect antique American tractors. 

Raymond was loving and proud of his son Raymond Jr. of Palm Springs and stepdaughters Kimberlee Grounds and Karla House, both of Los Gatos.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Katherine Parmisano, daughter Diana Kay and stepson Kenneth Vierra, and by his loving wife of 35 years, Shirley.

He is survived by his brother Danford Perusina of San Jose, his step-grandchildren Britney, Bridgette, Lauren and Taylor, great step-grandson Hudson, along with his many loving nieces, nephews and other friends.

Services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow Street, San Jose, CA.

Memorial donations may be made in Raymond's name to the Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124. 

Phyllis H. Wiener

Feb. 28, 1940 - March 21, 2013

Resident of Saratoga

After a courageous battle with lung cancer, Phyllis Wiener passed away on March 21, 2013 at the age of 73. Phyllis is survived by her daughters Ellen Bartholomew and Robin Brockmeyer, her son-in-law, Bill Brockmeyer and her four granddaughters, Allie, Danielle, Kayla and Melissa.

Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who lived her life to its fullest.

Phyllis was a successful director of human resources for over 25 years. Throughout her life, Phyllis has given her time in service to others. She served on the Board of West Valley Community Services, was active in the Cupertino Rotary and supported multiple community endeavors with her family and friends. Phyllis was easy going, loved everyone and was loved by all.

She was always ready to host a party, help a friend, or offer sage advice. She will be deeply missed. 

Graveside service was Monday March 25 at the Los Gatos Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be sent to The American Cancer Society with a designation for lung cancer research.


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