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Departed California & Nevada Pilgrims

Pilgrim Brother Ruffner Gunn III passed on October 16, 2019. He was a member of the Delta Lodge #1846 (Rio Vista). He received his pilgrim degree on June 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda and family. We will provide additional information on a memorial service when the details are available. Please remember Ruffner and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Pilgrim Gary Fahl  memorial service for Brother Fahl will be held on September 28th at Fallon, NV. This event will be held at the Methodist Church at 280 E. Stillwater Street -- 1200 noon.

Pilgrim Brother Ralph West passed on September 3rd at his home. He was a member of the Sunnyvale lodge and is a Past International Moose Legion President. He was also a CNMA Past Association President. Memorial service will be on 16 Nov at noon in the Sunnyvale Moose Lodge. Please remember Ralph and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Pilgrim Gary Fahl passed on August 22, 2019. He and his wife, Jean lived in Fallon, NV for many years. He was a Past Association President and received his Pilgrim degree on 6/1/1980. He joined the Moose in 1960. This is to advise you of the Celebration of Life plans per the family that we were advised of today. Services for Gary will be held on Saturday, 9/28/19 at noon at the Methodist Church 280 E. Stillwater Street in Fallon, NV. They have requested that instead of flowers that donations can be made to Moose Charities Endowment Fund or to the local Mythenesia Gravis Association.There will be a Moose Pilgrim Memorial Service held at the church also – after the above services. This is being arranged for by Pilgrim Milt McGinnis who is asking for several pilgrims to volunteer to serve on this special team there. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for Gary and the family at this time.

Pilgrim Robert Fairrock from Apple Valley lodge #1810 passed away on 7/17/2019 at 74 years of age. He joined the moose on 6/5/1969. Memorial services are being discussed with the family and the lodge. I will forward the plans when we get the latest information. Please remember Robert and his family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

Pilgrim William Peterson of Garden Grove Lodge # 620 Passed on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The family had moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana in January of this year. Pilgrim Bill’s birthday is on July 9th -  he would have been 90 years old then. He passed away on their 34th wedding anniversary. Memorial services are being planned now by the family. I will send out another notice with all of the service details for this event that will be held at the Buena Park lodge #1945. Please remember Pilgrim Bill and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Pilgrim Charley Bright passed on April 27th. PThere will be a Moose Memorial Service at the Torrance lodge #785 on June 22, 2019 at 1:00PM. The lodge address is: 1020 Sartori Avenue in Torrance and the phone number is: 1-310-328-2607 The lodge will be providing a light meal following the service.

Pilgrim Howard VrMeer of the recently closed Newark Lodge #539. Howard passed away on April 23, 2019 at his home in San Leandro. He received his pilgrim degree on 5/24/2008.BBrothers and co-workers below are the services for Howard Vr Meer. Dates have been confirmed for the visitation, military burial, and the celebration of life is now on May 19th 1-5pm.  Visitation (Viewing) Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chapel of the Chimes- Mission Chapel 32992 Mission Blvd. Hayward, CA 94544 510-400-4442 Military Burial Honors  Monday, May 6, 2019, 1:00 pm San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery 32053 McCabe Rd. Santa Nella, CA 95322 209-854-1040  Celebration of Life, 19 May 26, 2019 Hayward-Castro Valley Moose Lodge 20835 Rutledge Road Castro Valley, CA 94546

Pilgrim Earnie Runions of the Lemon Grove Lodge # 1713 passed away on March 8th.  Please remember Pilgrim Runions and his family at this difficult time.

Pilgrim Gail Marlatt passed on February 15, 2019. Gail was a member of Fresno lodge # 445 and received his pilgrim degree in May 1998. Please remember Gail and his family in your prayers at this difficult time for them. Memorial Service: The memorial service for Gail and Dee Marlatt is on April 6th at 12 noon for Dee and 1:00 PM for Gail. The Fresno lodge is located at  5025 E. Dakota Avenue in Fresno. Phone # 559-294-8268. 

Pilgrim Lawrence “Obie” Oblinger passed away on February 7, 2019. He was a member of Elkhorn Lodge # 2060 having transferred there from the Lemon Grove lodge #1713 on 12/31/16. We will advise everyone upon being updated on the families memorial plans for him. Please remember Pilgrim Oblinger and his family in your prayers.

This committee rep is the primary contact for you to report any pilgrim illness and more importantly, the passing of a pilgrim. We will then coordinate with the family and local lodge reps to handle any requested memorial services or other needs. Thanks in advance for your valued support in the future.
Contact info: Robert Sypnieski.
530 718-0857.

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Departed California & Nevada Fellows
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Fellow Steve Hunter of South Sacramento Moose Lodge 255 passed away, his memorial is on January 4, for more info call the lodge.

Fellow Ed Franke of Ebbetts Pass #1123 passed away on May 12, 2019
Fellow Dale Carlberg, Past Governor of Camarillo 2047 passed away on Tuesday, April 2nd 2019. 
 Fellow Abel Soares passed on Saturday January 5th 2019



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