----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 5:08 PM

Subject: Prayer Request for Field Agent Brian Olivier



Worthy Brother Knights,
Supreme Insurance Field Agent Brian Olivier had undergone hospital care for several maladies several days ago.  He has been released from hospital and is recuperating and in need or prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.  Please remember Brother Brian and his wife Daina in your prayers.  The Olivier family can be reached at brian.olivier@kofc.org.
St. Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy




After a long battle,  Simon Sucharski passed away this morning.  Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the healing of his family especially his Kathy and their two sons.  Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.




Mike Bardini, FS

Council 4964



Worthy Brother Knights,

Your prayers are requested for Former District Deputy Robert Vinson Sr., who underwent surgery at USC's University Hospital on 24Feb09.  The surgery was successful but the recovery is ongoing and taking a little
longer than expected.  The best persons to contact for update information and details are Tim Carr (
kc621fs@aol.com), or Nina at gr82bnina@aol.com.

Please pray for Brother Robert's successful and speedy recover.

St. Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy


Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 12:29 AM

Subject: Pray for Ila Airo




Bob Pineschi's mother Ila Airo is suffering from terminal cancer of the pancreas and may not survive the week.


Please Keep the Pineschi family in your prayers during this difficult time.


Bob is a Former DD, Past Grand Knight and is

Currently Northern California Chapter Free Throw Chairman


God Bless You


John Norwood

Northern California Chapter Vice President


Vivat Jesus!


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 11:54 PM
Subject: Prayers for Eldon Hancock and Brother Vince Sanz's Family
Let us all keep Eldon in our prayers.

Bob Lightfield GK Council 4540

"St. Anthony pray for us"

Worthy Grand Knights,
I start my Chemo treatment today and from the looks of it and the many more appointments 

Vivat Jesus

Eldon Hancock
District Deputy 6

Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 11:22 PM

Subject: Eldon Hancock Prayers

Worthy State Deputy and Brother,
I have been diagnosed with Colon Cancer and have been scheduled for surgery the 21th of January 2009 at Mercy Hospital
4001 J Street, Sacramento, Ca.. The good news is that it is centralized as a blockage in the smallest colon area. I should be in the hospital for four days and released the 24th or 25th of Jan. If no more cancer than I will not require chemo. I have my Warden James Donaker to fill in my place until I'm able to return to my post.

Please pray for me.. I thank God for my wife Joanne and my children who are standing by me..

Thanks and God Bless

Vivat Jesus

Eldon Hancock
District Deputy 6
7412 Kingsmen Ave. Citrus Hgts, Ca. 95621


Please Keep Brother Vince Sanz and his family in their prayers. 

Vince passed away Friday Feb 26th.  His son Paul Sanz is our chancellor.


Mike Bardini, FS
Council 4964


Subject: Prayer Request for Past Chapter President Del Esguerra


Worthy Brother Knights,
I have just learned that Past Southern California Chapter President Del Esguerra recently received the results of his biopsy, and that results were not good - he has cancer of the lung.  The surgery will be held at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Bellflower on 12Mar when the doctors will be removing the lung.  Del is home now and he may be reached at 
home at 7220 Finevale Drive, Downey  CA 90242, by telephone at 562-928-9545, and by email at esguerra4435@yahoo.com.

Please pray for Brother Del, that he will have a successful surgery and speedy recovery.  Also pray for his wife Angie, and the entire Esguerra family, that they may find comfort in our prayers and well wishes.
St. Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos
CA State Deputy


Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:10 AM

Subject: SK Hervey Charron's death and Funeral 2/


Dear Brothers & Sir Knights,


Sorry for the confusion.     The Funeral is next Friday 2/27/09


As some of you may know, long time member and Brother SK Hervey Charron passed away last Friday 2/20/2009.  The reason I waited so long is because the funeral arrangements were not finalized until now.  The funeral Mass will be at 10;30 AM at St. Patrick's Church in Placerville.  There will be a Rosary prior to the Mass at 10 AM.  Members of the Color Corps are requested to arrive at 9AM.  


I would appreciate help in notifying members of the Assembly who do not have email (ie: Cal Crawford) so they know about this. 


Hervey was an active 4th Degree Member and Color Corps Member.  I know he and his family would appreciate a large turnout of Brother Knights.


Pete Comerford

Financial Secretary Council 6322

Placerville, CA



Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:18 PM

Subject: Brother Michael Fox Council #6066

One of our new members is extremely sick and in need of your Prayers.
Michael Fox is at Mercy San Juan Hospital.  I talked to his wife this afternoon and she told me he is retaining water and having a hard time breathing among other things.  The doctors aren't quite sure what's causing his problems.
Please remember Michael in your Prayers.
Joe Van Zant

Worthy Brother Knights,

I have just received word that Betty Sanford, widow of Former Vice-Supreme Master Daniel Sanford, had passed away last Sunday.

Marietta Sanford, daughter of Betty Sanford,  has provided the following details for the services for her mother:

(1) Vigil:  7:00pm 20Feb09 at Shannon-Bryan Mortuary, 137 E. Maple, Orange CA,  Tel: 714-771-1000
(2) Funeral Mass: Noon on Saturday 21Feb09 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church, 300 E. Taft Ave. Orange CA
(3) Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Communications with the family can be through email to Marietta Sanford at marietta.sanford@experian.com

Let us pray for the Repose of the soul of Betty Sanford, and pray for the Sanford family and friends who need comfort and consolation during this time of grieving over the loss of a beloved family member.

St. Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos

Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 6:51 PM
Subject: Pray for: Nancy Glover

Worthy Brother Knights,

Chapter President William Glover has informed me that his wife Nancy has
been in the Kaiser Santa Teresa hospital ICU since 04 February for
conjestive heart failure, thyroid problems and valve problems.  She was
moved to a rehabilitation center on Sunday to undergo therapy.
Brother Bill is very concerned and needs our prayers for his wife. 
Please pray for Nancy's speedy and successful recovery from her
maladies.  Also pray for the Glover family during this time of concern
and worry for Nancy.

Nancy Glover can be reached at the rehabilitation center at:
White Blossom Care Center 1990 Fruitdale Ave, San jose, CA 95128, phone
number (408) 998-8447.

Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:28 PM
Subject: Arrangements For Irma Galvan & For Daniel Sanford / Flyer For Jane Brennan Presentation Auburn

Worthy Brother Knights,
The following information has been provided for the funeral arrangements for Irma, daughter of Ed and Herminia Galvan:

CHURCH VIGIL---MONDAY,  7:00 P.M.-----2/23/09
CHURCH MASS--TUESDAY, 12:00 NOON----2/24/09

                       8345 TALBERT AVENUE
                       HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. 92646

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Irma, and for the Galvan family during this time of grieving.

St. Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy

I have just learned that District Deputy Eduardo Galvan and his wife
Herminia suffered the loss of their daughter Irma on Sunday.
Funeral arrangements are not known at this time and will be made
available later.
The Galvan family can be reached at egdd@verizon.net or at home at 8171
Blaylock Dr., Huntington Beach  CA  92647-6036
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Irma, and pray for the Galvan
family during this time of grieving and suffering over the loss of a
beloved family member.

St. Anthony - Pray for Us.
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy


Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 10:49 AM

Subject: Dorothy Hileman.


Brother Knights

Here is additional information pertaining to the passing of Dorothy Hileman, Spouse of PCP Don Hileman. Follow these directions to OLM Church in Redding.

( Take I-5 north to Redding and watch for and follow EXIT signs bearing right to Route 44 EAST, Go east approx. 2 miles and take Shasta View Dr exit. Our Lady of Mercy is on the right.)


Wednesday, February 11: A viewing of Dorothy Hileman, Spouse of PCP Don Hileman, at Allen & Dahl Funeral Home, Eureka Street, Redding, between 4-7 p.m.

Thursday, February 12:  A Rosary, will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2600 Shasta View Drive, beginning at 10:30 a.m., the Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. There will be a 4 person Color Guard escort for Dorothy. A reception for guests will be held at the OLM Hall by the Catholic Daughters of America.

Friday, February 13: The Rite of Christian Burial will be held at 10:15 a.m., at the Veterans Cemetery, Gas Point Rd, in Igo, Ca.


I apologize for the lateness of this announcement.


We hope that many Northern California Chapter Officers will be able to attend the Funeral for Dorothy Hileman. She was a significant contributor to Catholic Daughters of America, and the Northern California Chapter, as well as Redding Council 3978, and Supple Assembly 84, 4th Degree, and State Officers and members of Knights of Columbus.   
Vincent Neidlinger
Grand Knight
Redding Council 3978



Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 11:49 PM
Subject: Dorothy Hileman.

Dear Brother Knights,

I ask you all to stop what you are doing for a few minutes.

I ask you to say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be as we remember and salute a beautiful person that we know as Dorothy Hileman. Dorothy Hileman, the Spouse of; PGK, PFN, FDD, PCP, Don Hileman, Redding Council 3978, passed away this afternoon while in residence at Canyonwood Rest Home in Redding.
Of the many years they had together, Dorothy and Don shared life with the railroad, performing work for the Knights of Columbus, going camping, and traveling to Chapter Meetings and Conventions. Since I moved to Redding in 2001, I knew them only a short while.

There will be notices coming out shortly, so please keep her in your mind and heart, and ask God to accept Dorothy into His Heavenly Home with a great party! Dorothy will be missed, as she was a very strong part of Redding Council 3978, and District 1 of Superior Northern California Chapter, Knights of Columbus.
With great respect,
Vincent T. Neidlinger
Grand Knight
Redding Council 3978

Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 10:08 AM

Subject: Prayers for FDD PGK SK Vincent Verrastro



 Our current Deputy Grand Knight, also Former District Deputy, Former Financial Secretary and Past Grand Knight Vincent Verrastro called me last night and has been feeling very poorly of late.  We would like to keep him in our prayers. 

Vince has been in the Knights for a long time (around the 1960s).  He is very active in our Council, a large mainstay, chief cook and kitchen advisor for our Council, retired from the Air Force for a few years.  He is also very active in Christ the King Assembly 2797, where he was a Trustee.  He was also a team member in the Color Guard for the Assembly.

Vince has been seeing a cardiologist, and he told me last night he has a leaky valve in his heart, which will be corrected by surgery very soon.  He also has some high blockage (60 t 80% in two of his arteries. 

We would like all Knights to keep him in their prayers.

Thanks so much,

James Stroh
Grand Knight
Msgr. Virgil Gabrielli Council 4991
North Highlands, California


Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 10:03 PM
Subject: Passing of Rick Villalobos, (brother of State Deputy Robert Villalobos) & Passing of Brother Larry Reel

Worthy Brother Knights,
Rick Villalobos, brother of our State Deputy Robert J. Villalobos, 
passed away yesterday with congestive heart failure.  He was 75 years 
old and a 3rd degree Knight.  Our State Deputy and his wife will be 
leaving for Leawood, Kansas tomorrow, and return on Friday this week.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rick Villalobos, as well as 
for the health and welfare of Rick's wife, four children and five grand 
children that he leaves behind.  Also keep our State Deputy Robert 
Villalobos and his wife Carol in your prayers during this bereavement.
Barry J.M. Crawley
Executive Secretary, State Office
I have just been informed of the passing of Brother Larry Reel.
Please remember in your prayers Brother Larry, his wife Mary and the Reel family.
Eternal rest grant unto him, and let perpetual light shine upon him. 
May his soul and the soul of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Jezu ufam Tobi!
(we will advise when memorial services are made available).  
Gene Savage
3903 Waldwick Ct.
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
530 391-3688


Please pray for the mother of Jeff Scudder one of our Knights, Nancie Scudder. She has Temporal Arthritis which is an inflammation of the veins and arteries in her head - it has permanently blinded her in both eyes.  Jeff will have to bring her to Roseville to live with him when she is stabilized 

Mike Bardini

Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 9:07 PM
Subject: Fw: Brother Jack Willoughby

We just received word from Chapter Secretary Jack Willoughby that he has to return to the hospital Monday for another procedure.  
Let's keep Jack, Elaine and their family in our prayers.
God Bless
John Norwood CVP
Vivat Jesus!

Update from 1/15/2008

Jack has recovered well from the bypass surgery, but continued to have
V-Tach (Ventricular Tachycardia) so a pace-maker/defibrillator was implanted
yesterday (Monday).  He will hopefully be moved out of Cardiac intensive
care today.  Will let you know as things progress.
Elaine Willoughby
Jack was transferred to Sutter Memorial Hospital on Wednesday late
afternoon.  Bypass surgery was scheduled for noon Friday.  His surgeon was
Mike Ingram, one of Sutter's heart transplant team.  We were all down there
Thursday morning to "see him off".  He was in great spirits, had no (or very
little) anxiety about the surgery, and was joking with the nurses et al.
David, Susan, Hanna & Noah (who all came over from Willits), and Debbie and
I were with him until they rolled him into the OR.  We anticipated a 4 to 7
hour wait.  He was in recovery after 2-1/2 hours and a triple bypass.  It
pays to have the very best!!!!  
I stayed with him until 10:00 p.m. when he finally came out of the
anesthesia.  Before that, he had another bout of ventricular tachycardia and
they had to shock him.  They will be implanting a defibulator before he
comes home.  According to the nurse, the scar tissue from his first heart
attack (1975) plus this recent second one, plus the coronary arterial
disease, has created a  fertile environment for ongoing ventricular
tachycardia.  The bypasses have nothing to do with fixing the tachycardia.
I am learning just enough to probably be VERY dangerous!
With all of the kids congregating at home, I am being very well looked
after.  Jack will probably come home Monday or Tuesday.  I will continue to
update you.
Thank you for all of your calls and emails.  Don't worry, I will take
advantage of all of your offers of help.  He greatest danger when he's been
home for a while will probably be from his wife!

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 11:56 PM

Subject: Jack Willoughby / Corrected




Jack Willoughby PGK PFN and Northern California Chapter Secretary was hospitalized the morning of January 5th 2009 due to a heart attack.  He is currently at Roseville Sutter Hospital ICU.  He is scheduled for an angiogram on Tues.  January 6, 2009


Jack currently is not allowed visitors or communications, all communications are through his wife Elaine. More information is to follow on Jack's condition.


Please keep Jack, Elaine and there family in your prayers during this trying time.


Yours in Christ,


John Norwood

Chapter Vice President

Vivat Jesus


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2008 3:55 PM
Subject: Fw: Bob Hamer
We received this email today.  Bob Hamer came from El Dorado Hills and his old council may want to know about Bob's death.  We will pass on any info we receive from the family.

Bob was a wonderful Grand Knight for the Lincoln Council #9202.  He led them and was instrumental in having the council grow.

Bob fell ill in November. He passed away today. He will be greatly missed.  Bob and Barbara are wonderful people.  May Bob rest in peace now with our loving God. 

Peggy Pineschi

The services for Brother Bob Hamer are as follows:

       Viewing/Visitation on Friday, January 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM followed by Rosary at 7:00 PM at St. Joseph Church, Lincoln

       Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 3 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, Lincoln


----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 9:55 PM
Subject: PCP Joe Dailey
My Brothers:


This may be redundant to some of you but need to cover as many bases as possible. PGK< PFN< FDD< PCP and Board member of the Columbian Retirement Corporation, Joe Dailey had a stroke this afternoon and is in the Rideout Hospital in Marysville. He is reported to be stable but cannot have visitors for the next 2/3 days. Please say a prayer for Joe that he will see a speedy and full recovery. Joe is a very important member of Marysville Council #1869 and has served in many capacities over the past years.


Father McGivney, Pray for us:


Bill Dodson         PGK, PFN, FDD and Chapter Marshall


Sent: Friday, December 26, 2008 11:11 PM

Subject: Fw: Passing of Past Chapter President Tony Fernandez


Worthy Brother Knights,

I have just learned of the passing of Past Chapter President Tony Fernandez, following a fire at his residence in Reno.  Brother Tony was 97.  Funeral arrangements are still tentative, but appear to be set up for Tuesday Dec. 30 in San Leandro.

For further information, you can contact Chapter President Bob Burnside at rjfb@pacbell.net or 209-423-2764. May our Brother Tony Rest in Peace and may his family find comfort in our support and prayers.

St. Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos
CA State Deputy


12/8/2008 Please keep Grand Knight Bill Woodruff in your prayers.

Brother Russ Fromherz, FICF-PGK
KofC Insurance Field Agent
Reno, NV


I have already told some of you this. Last week my biopsy results came back positive. I now know I have prostate cancer. I met with my doctor, who recommends I have my prostate removed to have a good chance of curing this. I plan to have the surgery in early January. If all goes well, I will be at Renown in Reno for 3 days post-surgery. Recovery should be less than 6 weeks (to when I can start working out at the gym again).

I am not worrying too much about this. I feel it is a "Win-Win" proposition. If I am cured, I get to live and see my family grow. If it is God's will to join Him sooner, I also win.
Please pray that God's will is done.


12/5/2008 PASSING OF SK RUDOLPH (RUDY) DUNCAN - MSGR HAYES COUNCIL 6322 - SK and Brother Rudolph (Rudy) Duncan, PGK, FDD, PFN was born on June 6, 1908 and passed away on December 3, 2008 at the age of 100 years. He is survived by his wife Barbara.


Rudy became a 1st degree Knight on February 1, 1949 and was exemplified to the 4th degree on April 1, 1957. He was a member of Monsignor Hayes Council 6322 in Placerville and Centennial Assembly. Rudy was an Honorary Life Member.


A Rosary will precede the Funeral Mass that will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church in Placerville on Tuesday, December 9th. Fourth Degree members attending the Rosary and Funeral Mass are requested to wear their Tuxedos with Baldric. A Color Corp is being arranged. SK and Brother Rudy, May you rest in peace.


St. Anthony Pray For Us!

Vivat Jesus!

Gene Rexford, PGK

Warden, District #7

11/19/2008 Ben Romero

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 1:22 AM

Subject: Ben Romero


Worthy Brothers


Ben Romero is at home now and needs lots of rest.


G.K. Tenari Tuatagaloa

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:42 AM

Subject: UPDATE - Prayers for PGK and Past DD Ben Romero


Worthy Brothers,


I talked to our St. Peter Dixon GK Tenari Tuatagaloa, son-in-law to Ben.  He did have a heart attack, a 95% blockage was diagnosed and they have installed a shunt.  The prognosis is good and we are hoping he can be released from the hospital tomorrow.  Let us continue to pray for a speedy recovery.


God bless

Jeff McCarty

Norcal Chapter Webmaster

PGK St. Peter Dixon 10378

----- Original Message ----- ]

Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:07 AM

Subject: Prayers for PGK and Past DD Ben Romero

I received a call tonight requesting prayers for Past DD and PGK Ben Romero, that he was in the hospital with a possible heart attack.  I don't have any other details, but if we could please prayer for a speedy recovery.
God bless
Jeff McCarty
Norcal Chapter Webmaster
PGK St. Peter Dixon 10378

11/17/2008 Gaye  Crawley

My Brothers,

It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of Gaye  Crawley, wife of the Executive Secretary, Brother Barry Crawley. After fighting a brave and courageous battle with cancer, Gaye left this world to join our Lord in paradise during the early morning hours on Saturday, November 8, 2008.

On behalf of the State Officers and the office staff I extend our sincere condolences and prayers to Barry and the entire Crawley family.

As final arrangements are completed, details shall be forth coming. Condolences may be sent to Barry and The Crawley family at.

3081 Gibraltar Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA. 92626-2307

Please take a moment to pray with me:

"Into your hands, O Lord we humbly entrust our sister Gaye. In
this life your embraced her with your tender love; deliver her
now from every evil and bid her enter eternal rest.
Welcome her then into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no
weeping nor pain, but the fullness of peace and joy. Amen".

Saint Anthony....Pray for us!
Robert J. Villalobos
CA. State Deputy

The following arrangements have been made for Gaye Crawley, wife of Executive Secretary Barry Crawley:

(1) Vigil - Wednesday  19Nov08 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm,  Rosary:  7:30pm
    St. John the Baptist Church, 1015 Baker, Costa Mesa  CA  92626  Tel: 714-540-2214

(2) Funeral Mass - Thursday  20Nov08  -  10:00am
    St. John the Baptist Church, 1015 Baker, Costa Mesa  CA  92626  Tel: 714-540-2214

(3) Internment - Immediately following the Funeral Mass
    Good Shepherd Cemetery - 8301 Talbert Ave.  Huntington Beach  CA  92646   Tel: 714-847-8546

(4) Reception After the Funeral Mass 20Nov08 11:30am - 3:00pm
        Crawley Family residence - 3081 Gibraltar Ave.  Costa Mesa  CA  92626
           Email: barry.crawley@casl-inc.com      Tel: 714-751-9662

(5) For those so inclined, in lieu of flowers or cards, a tax deductible donation can be made, as follows.  Letters will be returned by the NCI using the information supplied.


(1) Donation checks or money orders are made payable to the “National Cancer Institute” and sent to:

The Director
The National Cancer Institute
Building 31, Room 11A-16
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892



(2) Donation Letter Contents:

The enclosed donation, to be used for Pancreatic Cancer Research, is from:

Your Name
Your Street Address
Your City, State, and ZIP Code
Your Telephone Number (optional)

The Donation is in Memory of:

Gaye J. Crawley
Aug 10, 1945 - Nov 08, 2008

For the Crawley Family
3081 Gibraltar Ave.
Costa Mesa  CA  92626


10/21/2008 Sir Knight and Brother Ray Cray

Brother Knights, As many of you have heard, Brother Knight Ray Cray passed away on Thursday.

God Bless his Soul and accept him into your eternal home. Lambert funeral home at 400 Douglas Blvd is handling the arrangement's. The viewing will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM, the Rosary will be at St. Rose on Friday at 10:00 AM, followed with the Mass at 11:00 AM. Internment will follow at Roseville Cemetery at 421 Berry St. near the high school. There will be a reception to follow at St. Rose. Ray was a 4th Degree Knight at # 2778, Mother Lode Assembly in Auburn. We will need Pallbearers from the Council. Ray's Son, Eugene's Phone # is 916-783-4218.  Please pray for the repose of Brother Cray's soul and for his family.

Grand Knight Bob Lightfield Council #4540 

"St. Anthony pray for us." 

My Phone # 916-622-1741


10/3/2008 Sir Knight and Deacon Cyrus "Phil" Mosely

Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 12:48 AM

Subject: Knights of Columbus - Bishop Manogue Asssembly - Passing of SK / Deacon Phil Moseley


Brother Knights


We have been notified of the arrangements for the Funeral Mass for Sir Knight / Deacon Cyrus "Phil" Moseley, a long time member of Bishop Manogue Assembly (0050) and Blessed Sacrament Council (5322).


For those of you who may not know, Sir Knight Phil passed away Monday Sept 29th, 2008.  

His funeral Mass will be held Monday Oct 6th, 2008 at 10:30 AM at St John Vianney Church, 10497 Coloma Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA.


The Fourth Degree Memorial Chalice Presentation will be done privately at a later date.


Please keep Sir Knight Phil and his family in your prayers.


Sir Knight Frank Donagher



P.S.  If you wish to participate in Color at the Mass, please contact Sir Knight Charlie Clark or myself



9/29/2009 Sir Knight Warren S. Scott, PGK-PFN




Sir Knight Scotty was the District Secretary during the term of Sir Knight Jim Letcher as Northern California District Master.

He will be greatly missed by all the Assemblies. For more information, contact SK Pat Castonguay - pcastong@att.net


SK Frank


Subject: Warren Scott-Funeral
FUNERAL TIME ON FRIDAY 10:00  changed from 11: 00 AM.


From: pcastong@att.net [mailto:pcastong@att.net]
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 1:11 PM
To: Patrick Castonguay
Subject: Sir Knight Warren S. Scott-deceased Sep 28

Sir Knight Warren S. Scott, PGK-PFN, Fair Oaks Council #6066, Centennial Assembly #1903

The details are as follows:

-Rosary is at 7:00 PM on Thursday October 2nd at St. Mel Church at 4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks

-Funeral is at 11:00 AM at St. Mel Church on Friday October 3rd (please note change to 10:00 am)

-Internment is at Fair Oaks Cemetary, 7780 Olive Street, Fair Oaks

-Reception following the funeral will be in Doheny Hall at St. Mels

-4th Degree Color Corp participation requested at the church

-Military ceremoney will be conducted at the cemetary

-There will be an American flag on the casket in the church (however that works.)


Sir Knight Patrick Castonguay



9/24/2008  Brother Bienvenido R. Rabadam


Born Dec 22, 1921, in Oas, Albay, Phillippines, Brother Bienvenido R. Rabadam passed away peacefully on September 18, 2008, at the age 86.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Adela Rabadam, son Michael Rabadam, daughter-in-law Jean, grandchildren Jeanelle and Carlo, brother Jovencio and sister Teresita.  Friends are welcom to the visitation on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 23-24, from 12:00-8:00PM at Elkl Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove. Mass will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Thursday, Sept 25, 2008, at 1000AM. Internment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to the Alzheimer's Aid Society. This is the obituary as it appeared in the Sacramento Bee 9/23/08. 


Brother Bienvenido Rbadam has been a member of our council since January 1983.  He and his wife, Adela, have contributed many hours in support of our council.  I ask that you pray for the repose of his soul and for the wife and family he leaves behind. I ask you to take time to attend his visituation and funeral Mass if possible.


May the soul of our Brother Bienvenido rest in peace, Amen.


Frank Zawalick

Grand Knight 


9/17/2008 Father Jack Rielly SM

From: State Office

Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:27 PM

Subject: Passing of Rev. Jack Rielly SM


Worthy Brother Knights,

I have just learned of the passing of Rev. Jack Rielly SM, Former Friar of the Northern California District 2002-2007.

He passed on on Sunday 14Sep at the Marianist Center in Cupertino.  There sill be viewing at 10am, and Mass at 11am on Saturday 20Sep08 at Queen of Apostles Church in San Jose, with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos on Monday 22Sep at 11am.

May he rest in Peace!

St. Anthony - Pray for Us.
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy


9/12/2008 Father Vincent Lorenz



I am forwarding this email about Father Vincent Lorenz Passing.

Please Keep Father in Your Prayers 


God Bless

John Norwood

Northern California Vice President



Worthy Brother Knights

I have been informed of the passing of Father Vincent Lorenz.  Father Vincent was the San Diego Diocese Chapter Chaplain for 8 years.  On Thursday 11Sep at 7:15pm there will be a Rosary at St. Rose of Lima Church 293 H St. Chula Vista CA 91910-4703.  Call out for the Rosary is 6:30pm.  On Friday 12Sep at 9:30am, there will be a Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery, 4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego CA 92101.  Call out time is for 8:00am.

May he Rest in Peace!

St. Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy

9/12/2008 Zachary DaValle

Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 10:01 PM

Subject: Prayer Request / Fathers For Good Website




I am asking that you all remember in your prayers little Zachary DaValle.  Zach is 5 years old.   He is the son of my friends and clients Heather and Nathan DaValle.  Zach was diagnosed with abnormal hormone levels and after a series of tests and MRIs over the past month, a brain tumor was found.   I have been informed that Zach will begin Kemo today.   Please offer your prayer intentions for the speedy recovery of little Zach, also please remember Heather and Nat as they are in need of prayers and our love.


Gene Savage

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762



9/7/2008 State Deputy Robert Villalobos

Worthy Brother Knights,

Our State Deputy has been recuperating at home since his neck surgery on 13Aug.  He has not been recovering as quickly as he had hoped and the medications he is taking still needed more time to do their job.  Our State Deputy regrets having had to miss the installations and events that had been planned during his post surgery recovery, and he hopes to be well enough soon to resume his duties and to be part of the mid-September activities.

Our State Deputy Robert Villalobos and his wife Carol need our prayers during this time of recovery.  Please remember them in your prayers, and they can be reached via email at state.deputy@kofc-california.org.

St. Anthony - Pray for Us.
Vincent A. Pacis
State Secretary

8/28/2008 Clair Smith



We have lost, Clair Smith from Council 6197/ Please Keep Him in Your Prayers.


Chapter Vice President

John Norwood




John, you may have already heard, but Clair Smith passed away today.  It was fairly sudden, as he attended our last meeting.  He was admitted into the hospital a week ago, and got news he had cancer. I was blessed to have spoken to him yesterday. He was a Past Grand Knight, Financial Secretary, and currently, Advocate. He was also 4th Degree and part of the Color Guard with the Centennial Assembly. He was a tireless, active member in our council. He has mentored me since I joined the Knights, and I will miss him greatly.


Sincerely, Tim O'Neil, Grand Knight, Council 6197.


8/21/2008 Fr. Jack Riley

Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:11 AM

Subject: Prayer Request for Father Jack Riley


Worthy Brother Knights,
I have received word from the Marianist retirement home in Cupertino,
that Father Jack Riley is becoming increasingly frail.  Prayers have
been requested and that his friends be notified.  While he is not in
serious danger, it was  stated that at his age 'things happen quickly'. 
Please keep Father Jack Riley in your prayers.  A contact number at the
Marianist retirement home is 408-207-4800.  You can also contact Vince
Perpetuo at vperpetuo@aol.com for more information.

St. Anthony - Pray For Us.
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy


8/21/2008 Sir Knight Joe Hamen passed away yesterday.  Sir Knight Joe was a Past Grand Knight, an Honorary Life Member of our council and a member of Bishop Manogue Assembly.  Sir Knight Joe was an active member of the council and assembly until he became ill.  Please pray for Muriel and the family.


The Rosary will be held on Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 PM at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule Street, West Sacramento; phone number 371-4535.

Viewing  --  2:00PM - 8:00PM

Rosary   --  7:00PM


Monday - August 25, 2008

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

911 Park Boulevard

West Sacramento CA 95691


Funeral Mass  --  10:00AM

Internment  --  St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Procession --  65th Expressway/21st Avenue























8/20/2008 Jovita Quevedo

Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 7:25 AM

Subject: Passing of Jovita Quevedo, mother of District Master Romeo D. Quevedo


Worthy Brother Knights,

I am saddened upon receiving word that Jovita Quevedo, mother of Northern California District Master and District Deputy Romeo D. Quevedo, has passed away.  Your prayers are requested for the repose of her soul, and for the Quevedo Family during this time of grieving over the loss of a beloved family member.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Saturday, August 23 : 4 PM thru 9 PM - Visitation @ Duggan's Mortuary

                                          500 Westlake Ave., Daly City, CA 94014


Sunday, August 24 : 7 PM thru 9 PM - Vigil Service @ St. Augustine Church

                                       3700 Callan Blvd., So. S.F., CA 94080


Monday, August 25 : 10:30 AM - Funeral Mass @ St. Augustine Church

                                         Followed by interment at SKYLAWN CEMETERY in

                                         Half Moon Bay, CA.

The Quevedo family can be reached at:

Romeo D. Quevedo

84 Parkrose Avenue,

Daly City, CA 94015


Tel. No.(650)255-8441

St. Anthony - Pray For Us
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy


8/14/2008 Gilbert Garza

Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:30 AM

Subject: Passing of Former District Deputy Gilbert Garza


Worthy Brother Knights,

It is with sadness that I have learned of the passing of Gilbert Garza, Former District Deputy 80.  Please pray for the repose of his soul.  Rosary is scheduled for 8:00pm Thursday 14 Aug and the funeral mass at 11:00am on Friday 15 Aug, both at the Nativity Church in El Monte.

St. Anthony - Pray For Us
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy


8/13/2008 State Deputy Robert J. Villalobos is having neck surgery on Wednesday and will be unavailable for a few weeks during his rehabilitation.  Your prayers are requested for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for our State Deputy, and for our First Lady Carol during this time of worry and concern.  Our State Deputy and his wife Carol can be reached at state.deputy@kofc-california.org.


8/11/2008 Nita Gardner, wife of Master Bernie Gardner, is now in a convalescent home awaiting a date for surgery.  The Neurosurgeon has a tentative date for surgery of mid September.  Please keep Nita and Bernie in your prayers


8/6/2008 Judy Thompson


Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 5:46 PM




Brothers and friends;


Forwarding  FYI. Please excuse any duplications.


Fr. McGivney, please PRAY FOR US;


Bill Dodson                   PGK Marysville Council #1869


From: danny thompson [mailto:etmandan11@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 1:59 PM
To: Danny Thompson


Judy Mauritia Thompson - Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend - Passed away on Saturday, 8/2


Monday, 8/11 @ 7pm

Lipp & Sullivan
629 D St.
Marysville, CA  95901


Tuesday, 8/12 @ 10am

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
715 C St
Marysville, CA 95901

Any Donations to be made to the following:

Fremont-Rideout Cancer Center - 618 5th St., Marysville, CA  95901

St. Joseph's Catholic Church - 715 C St., Marysville, CA  95901



8/4/2008 Teresa Hamness

My Brothers:

I am sending this out to all my Brothers in Nevada and California asking you to take a moment and say a prayer for Brother Gary Wittig's daughter, Teresa Hamness. Teresa is being tested in her personal life to walk the right walk and to be a shining example for her two year old son. Last week she received some additional news that she will have to have surgery on her heart, to repair a valve. Please take a few minutes to lift up Teresa that the surgery will be a success and say a Hail Mary for the well being of her son. God bless you all and thank you on behalf of the Wittig family.

Viva Jesus

Todd Cabral
Field Agent #14232
Knights of Columbus
"Bringing Father McGivney's promise to all Brother Knights"

8/3/3008 Nita Campitiello

Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 9:28 AM

Subject: Prayer Request for Nita Gardner, wife of Master Bernard Gardner


Worthy Brother Knights,

I just received an email from Secretary Larry Campitiello with information from our Master of the Southern Section Bernard Gardner. His wife Nita is in serious condition in hospital undergoing tests. I ask that we all keep Nita and Bernie in our prayers. More details will be forwarded as they become available.

St. Anthony - Pray for Us.
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy


 8/2/2008 Judy Thompson

To: Northern Calif. Knights of Columbus

Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 10:40 AM




Could you please pass this on to the Chapter Officers, committee chairs, DD’s etc. Most know Danny and many knew Judy.


Judy Thompson, wife of past Chapter President Danny Thompson passed away last night at about 4:am.  Danny Thompson  is a former DD (District #4), PFN (Santa Maria Assembly #1959 Marysville, Yuba City, Colusa), and PGK Marysville Council #1869, Judy has been fighting cancer for a number of months. She was an active Knights lady and many may recall her as Danny was in Chapter Chairs. We ask you to say a prayer for Judy, Danny and their family.


Father McGivney, Pray for us;


Bill Dodson       Marysville Council #1869


7/30/2008 Worthy Brother Abe Doliente

Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:53 AM

Subject: Prayer Request for Past Chapter President Abe Doliente


Worthy Brother Knights,

In an email I received late this evening from Abe Doliente, I learned that he has had to cancel his trip to the Supreme Convention because of a mild stroke he suffered last week.  He has had numerous tests to determine the extent of the stroke and it looks like with the help of his doctors, our prayers, and some recovery time he will be on the mend.

Please keep Brother Abe in your prayers for a speedy and successful recovery.  Brother Abe can be reached at doliente@aol.com for words of encouragement and support.

Saint Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy

7/16/2008 Worthy Brother Anthony Cascio

Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 2:31 AM

Subject: Passing of Former District Deputy Anthony Cascio

Worthy Brother Knights
I received this late word on the passing of 2002-2005 Former District Deputy Anthony Cascio.  The memorial service will be at St. Rose, Roseville CA at 11:00am on 16 July08.  Please pray for the repose of the soul of Brother Anthony and pray for his wife Connie and the entire Cascio family during this time of grieving over the loss of their beloved family member.  The Cascio familly can be reached at 916-771-7097 or bearcubs@surewest.net or 4120 Enchanted Cir. Roseville 95747.

St. Anthony - Pray for Us
Robert J. Villalobos
State Deputy

4/08/2008 Worthy Brother Benjamin Borelli passed away Monday night.  Ben joined the Knights May 1st of 1990, and was a charter member and past Treasurer of our Dixon Council 10378. He wasn't active the last 5 years or so due to disability and has been on our prayer list for many months as his health declined.  There will be a rosary held Thursday night at 7pm at Milton Carpenter funeral home.  The funeral will be Friday morning at St. Peter's Church.  The family has asked the Dixon Knights to volunteer as pallbearers, please contact me back if your able to assist.  Please pray for the repose of Ben's soul, his wife Rose who preceded his journey back to our Lord, and for the Borelli and King families during this time of sadness and mourning.


3/10/2008 Sir Knight and Brother Norm Underwood has passed away.  He was a member of Council 1875 and Assembly 2623, Nevada County. Please ask for prayers for the repose of his soul and for his wife Betty.



3/5/2008 Centennial Assembly has lost three members within the last few days.

Clayton Joyce died on 2-27-08.  He was a member of Council 12394 El Dorado Hills.

John Ehlinger died on 3-3-08.  He was a member of Council 12887 Roseville.

Jack Fourie died on 3-3-08.  He was a member of Council 6322 Placerville

Please pray for their souls and for their families.



3/4/2008 Jose Casis, Father-in-law of District Deputy Romeo D. Quevedo has passed away. Our sincerest and deepest sympathy go out to Brother Romy and his Wife Cynthia, and the entire Quevedo family, during this time of grieving over the loss of a beloved family member.

Condolences can be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Romeo D. Quevedo
84 Parkrose Ave.
Daly City  CA  94015
Tel: 650-255-8441    Email:



3/2/2008 Brother Bert Vanderlans has passed away.  He was a member of Council 10379in Colfax, and a Past Grand Knight of that Council   He passed away on Sunday morning 2 March 2008.   Funeral arrangements are pending. May God grant him eternal rest.



2/29/2008 Archbishop Paulos Farak Rahlo

Worthy Brother Knights

Please pray for the safe return of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahlo of the Chaldean Church of Mosul City, Iraq.  Archbishop Paulos was kidnapped on February 29, 2008 when leaving Holy Spirit Church in Mosul City.  His driver, bodyguard, and another security agent were all shot and  killed.

Yours in Faith, Charity, and Family
James R. Scroggin
State Deputy


(Note 3/14/08:  Archbishop Paulos Farak Rahlo has been martyred and his body recovered.  Pray for us, oh Holy Martyr Paulos Farak Rahlo)



2/28/2008 Don Gentleman, the State Wheelchair Chairman since 2002 and Former Master Central California District, has been diagnosed with Prostate cancer and will be undergoing remedial treatment. Your prayers for a speedy and successful remediation are requested for Brother Don.  Your intentions can be sent to him at dgentl17360995@sbcglobal.net.



2/28/2008 Brother Howard Nagel

Worthy Brother Knights,

I have just learned of the 27Feb passing of Brother Howard Nagel.  He was a member of Council 3926, Past Grand Knight, Past Faithful Navigator, and Former District Deputy. Rosary will be 3pm Sunday 02Mar at Westminster Memorial Park in Westminster.  The Funeral Mass is at Blessed Sacrament Church in Westminster at 10am on 03Mar08.
May he Rest in Peace and be at our Lord's side!

Yours in Faith, Charity, and Family,
James R. Scroggin
State Deputy


2/23/2008 Brother Elbert Wood  from council 3585 passed away on Wednesday. His rosary will be held at Our Lady of Mt Carmel 2700 Dover Ave. Fairfield, on Monday at 7PM and his funeral Mass will be on Tuesday at 11 am. Burial will be at VA Memorial Cemetery in Dixon following the Funeral Mass.  We request prayers for Elbert and his lovely family.

2/23/2008 Brother Everett Colbert passed away, please pray for the repose of his soul.  He will be cremated and that the services will be as followed: Rosary at 7:00pm on Thursday February 28,2008. Funeral Mass at 10:00 am on Friday February 29,2008.  Reception immediately after mass, St. John's Hall at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church 5057 Cottage Way at Walnut  Avenue Carmichael, Ca Ph# 916-481-5115. Divine Mercy Council 14158 will host the reception after Mass.

2/19/2008 Past Chapter President and Former District Deputy Don Curtis
fell last Tuesday and has fractured the fourth vertebrae of his neck. He is 95 years old and being taken care of by family at home, after having been released from hospital, and family members are concerned. Brother Don and the Curtis family are in need of prayers for his comfort and well being. For information on Don's progress, you can contact Junipero Chapter President Laurence Young at LYoung@Cruzio.com


2/19/2008 Please keep Benjamin Fiffick in your thoughts and prayers.  He was hospitalized over the weekend and was treated for Kawasaki Syndrome. We have been home since Sunday afternoon.  He is doing better, now we only have to worry about possible long term cardiac problems.  He is scheduled for a check up in two weeks and some heart tests in a few weeks.


2/14/2008 On 01Feb08, Brother Reynaldo Abrenica, Former District Deputy 105, underwent heart surgery at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla.  The operation was successful and he is at home now recuperating.  He needs prayers for a speedy recovery, and for those who might wish to send him a cheer-up line or two, he can be reached at reabren@hotmail.com.

2/14/2008 It is with great sadness that I have to bring you the news that our brother in Christ, Walter Leidelmeyer, passed away this past Monday.  I spoke with his son Larry who said that he is relieved that his father is no longer in pain.  Walter had leukemia and it had taken it's toll on him at the young age of 81.  Please remember to keep our brother knight and his family in your thoughts and prayers


2/13/2008 My Brothers in Christ. I wish to inform you of the passing on to Christ our Brother Sir Knight Robert C. Mount. Robert died February 10. 2008. His Rosary was tonight February 13, 2008 at 6:30PM. St. Lawrence Church, North Highlands, Ca. 95660. His Mass will be tomorrow. Please remember him, his wife Vivian and family
in your prayers. My God grant him eternal peace.

2/12/2008 Everett Colbert past Financial Secretary who's failing health forced him to resign his office last May. Brother Everett is a charter member of Divine Mercy Council 14158 of Sacramento. He has been diagnosed with terminal Cancer of the brain and is not expected to last very long (30-60 days) Brother Everett  is a Sir Knight in good standing,and is a member of (Bishop  Manogue Assembly # 50) He is a Marine Corp Veteran. His wife Patricia has requested a joint Military and Knights Color funeral when the time comes. Brother knights please pray for brother Everett and his family in their hour of need.


2/8/2008 Grace Keivens was diagnosed with Cancer and is currently undergoing diagnosis for the appropriate remedial care.  State Secretary Robert Villalobos and his wife Carol have been helping the Keivens' family and are requesting prayers for Grace's recovery from this serious malady.

2/6/2008 Brother Frank Gaul passed away.  We understand there will be a mass and burial at Calvary Cemetary on Saturday at 11:30 am on Saturday with reception following at Holy Family.  Frank has been quite ill for some time and has not been active.  His wife Nadine is active in the parish and also at the retreat center.  She sings in the 9:00 am Sunday choir.  Please remember them in your prayers.


2/4/2008 Chapter President and Former District Deputy Robert Wilke was diagnosed with pulmonary obstruction disease with both of his lungs being affected.  At this time he is at home responding to medications to help clear his lungs and he is required to get plenty of rest during his recovery process.  His wife Janice is a registered nurse and provides a watchful eye over him during this recovery.  The Wilke family can be reached at rwilke@socal.rr.com. On behalf of the State family, our prayers are offered for Robert's speedy and successful recovery.

2/4/2008 Irma, the daughter of District Deputy Eduardo and Herminia Galvan, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be hospitalized Monday or Tuesday for treatment.  The Galvan family is very concerned and need your prayers for Irma's healing and recovery.  The Galvan family can be reached at egdd@verizon.net.
On behalf of the State family, our prayers are offered for Irma's speedy and successful recovery.


2/3/2008 Brian Hallisy Sr., Former District Deputy and Past Chapter President of  San Joaquin Chapter, went into hospital today for a major operation to repair a severely damaged rotator cuff.  The operation was to be one day with a 4 to 6 week home bound recovery.  Complications have set in and the surgery is still pending.  He is in need of our prayers for a successful operation and speedy recovery.  He may be sent words of support at kofc_ca@sbcglobal.net.

1/30/2008 Marilyn Mocerin, wife of worthy brother Richard Mocerin from council 04964, has been having heart problems since they went to Arizona just after Christmas. She has had a pacemaker implanted and then surgery because the wires came lose from her heart. Dick said that they will see the surgeon today regarding surgery for a heart valve replacement and possible bypass. He asked for our prayers. Cards may be sent to 13650 North Frontage Road, Space 632, Yuma, AZ, 85367.


1/27/2008 Brother Corey L Viduya, a Brother Knight of 17 years, passed away on Jan 24th. Brother Corey was ill for many years. Funeral and memorial preparations are pending. Barbara Viduya, his wife is in a nursing facility with a medical condition. Please remember Barbara Viduya and family in your prayers. Dear Lord, Please grant eternal peace to our Brother Corey Viduya, may he rest in peace.


1/22/2008 Pat Gentleman, wife of Donald Gentleman, Wheelchair Foundation Chairman, recently suffered a heart attack.  You may send her your get well wishes to dgentl17360995@sbcglobal.net.  Our prayers are for her speedy and successful recover from this heart attack.

1/22/2008 General Agent Don Gould passed away.  Mass cards and cards of condolences may be sent to his wife Gina and family at 2103 N. Flower St. Santa Ana CA 92706.  Details for the Rosary and Funeral Mass are pending and will be sent out later.  Please pray for the Gould family during this time of grieving over the loss of a beloved family member.

1/15/2008 William (Bill) Cullen, Honorary Life Member and Brother Knight of Council 7241, Msgr. Raymond Renwald Council in Elk Grove CA passed away. Please keep the soul of our departed Brother Bill in your prayers. Bill was admitted into our order in August of 1925. He was a player of the game of pasture pool and enjoyed the fratenalisim of our fine brotherehood. Services are scheduled as follows: Rosary: Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. Funeral Mass: Friday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m.with reception following.


1/13/2008 Bernie Gardner, Southern California District Master was admitted to Tri City hospital for high Blood Pressure and elevated Blood Sugar. His visiting nurse was concerned enough to have him admitted. Please keep Bernie and Nita both in your prayers.


1/8/2008, Eugene Carlson, a long time member of Lincoln council 9202 passed away.  He died in Colorado Springs, CO while under the long-term care of his step-daughter, Kathy. He will be cremated in Colorado and his remains will be brought back to St. Daniel's Church in Wheatland, where a memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 AM. The family has requested prayers for the repose of his soul.


1/8/2008 Bishop Juan Alfredo Arzube, former auxiliary of Los Angeles. was called to the Lord on Dec 25th 2007 at the age of 89..  During his 53 years as a priest, Bishop Arzube served primarily at parishes in downtown Los Angeles and other Spanish speaking communities.  He was active in assorted efforts to assist immigrants, supervised the erection of a shrine at Our Lady of Guadalupe, a mission church where he served, and supported the creation of the Episcopal Commission of the Alta Baja Bishops, for bishops from U.S. and Mexican border states. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony presided at Bishop Arzube's funeral at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please keep Bishop Juan Alfredo Arzube in your prayers and may perpetual light shine upon him.

1/6/2008 Larry Johnson, Grand Knight Vallejo Council 874 and member of the Mark G. Thompson Assembly 2548 passed awayt earlier this morning, Sunday, January 6th.  Please pray for the repose of Brother Larry's soul and for his wife Rosa and their children.


1/3/2008 Dr Gaspar Garcia, DGK for the Greenhaven Pocket Council 14241, passed away on New Years Day. Please keep Gaspar and his family in your prayers.  The following services are scheduled at Saint Anthony Catholic Church, 660 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95831. A Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2008. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2008  


12/31/2007 Edward (Ed) Horton, charter member of Msgr. Renwald Council 7241 Elk Grove, passed away on Thursday December 27th 2007. Ed was 95 years of age and an Honorary Life member who joined the order in October of 1944. The following services are scheduled at St. Joseph Parish, 9961 Elk Grove Floring Rd, Elk Grove CA 95687: Rosary will be held Thursday, Jamuary 3, at 7:00 p. m. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a. m. Friday, January 4. There will be a reception following Mass. Please pray for the soul of brother Ed and his family.


12/21/2007 Bernard Gardner, Master of the Southern California District was admitted to hospital Tuesday evening with pneumonia and is on oxygen and anti-biotics.  Your prayers are requested for him, his wife Nita, and the entire Garndner family during this time of concern.  A Christmas message may be sent to the Gardner family at dosia@cox.net


12/14/2007 Kimberly Malone, wife of Past Grand Knight  Terry Malone,of council 4964, Citrius Heights Ca,  District 6 , has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Please keep the family and Kimberly in your prayers. Cards can be sent to 7240 Circlet Way Citrius Heights CA 95621. Or maybe give her a call of encouragement 916-726-0255


12/12/2007 Rev Paul Vota  a member of Council 5322 is very ill with cancer. I talked to his mother they Ed and Doris are flying to Evanston Il.

He cannot receive flowers, but can receive cards


Rev Paul Vota

CCU Dept.

St Francis Hospital

355 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60202


Hospital's Phone # is 1-847-316-4000. The mailing address for Fr. Vota's Home is correct on the Knights List. His mother was not sure of the phone # and I did not press for it.


Cal Schell

Lecturer / Webmaster

Blessed Sacrament Council 5322

12/10/2007 It is with sadness that I forward the news of the passing last Friday evening of Harley Harris.  He was charter Grand Knight of Good Shepherd Council 9076, Former District Deputy, Past Faithful Navigator, and Past Chapter President of San Diego Diocese Chapter.
His wife Laverne is presently confined at Mercy Hospital in San Diego.  Please pray for the repose of the soul of Harley "Lee" Harris and for the recovery of his wife Laverne. There are no details on the funeral arrangements at this time. Good Shepherd Council's Grand Knight is Armando Elazegui and can be reached at aelaz910@yahoo.com or 858-530-2197.

Yours in Faith,Charity, and Family
James R. Scroggin
State Deputy


12/06/2007 Please keep Brother Bill Waka, Grand Knight, Fair Oaks Council (6066) in your prayers.  Brother Bill has been suffering from a bad case of shingles the past few weeks.

11/29/2007 District Deputy Tom Lambdin passed away on 28Nov and funeral arrangements have been tentatively set for 10Dec07.  Your prayers and condolences may be sent to his wife Eilene and the Lambdin family at telambs@comcast.net.

May his soul rest in peace and may the Lambdin family be consoled knowing that our prayers are being offered for them and the loss of a beloved family member.


11/27/2007 Brother Randy Redeen had an MRI and has an inoperable tumor in his brain.  Brother Harrison Sallee (son of FDD Howard Sallee and name sake of the 2nd Degree Team) will undergo another operation due to Krone's disease.
Both these Brothers are members of Msgr Raymond Renwald Council #7241 of Elk Grove.  Randy is a mere 57 years young and over the course of many years has enhanced the worship of the St Joseph's Family through his music ministry as its organist and through his leadership on the pastoral council guided our forward progress.  Harrison, like his dad has a beautiful heart and needs our prayers as well.


11/18/2007 PGK Carl Rainero was killed in an auto accident last night.  His wife, Rina, who was also in the vehicle, is hospitalized and in intensive care, but we are still attempting to learn what hospital she is in.


We will pass along other details as we receive them.


In the meantime, please keep Rina and family in your prayers.  And, for Carl, we can remember him with this prayer:  Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  Amen.  Update on Rena 11/20/2007 Rena is doing quite well in the hospital.  Apparently, all she has is a disk in her neck which was operated on today and some bruises.  She also said Carl's funeral will be sometime next week so Rena will be able to attend.


11/16/2007 It is with sadness that I convey this notice of the passing of two members of the Conventual Franciscan Friars.  Both were members of Saint Maximilian Kolbe Council 8762.

Father Charles Kozanecki, OFM Conv, was chaplain for the Council 8762 for many years.  Father Charles passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2007.  Services are still pending.

Brother Casimir (Joseph) Roland, OFM Conv  passed away on Sunday November 11, 2007 at Holy Family Friary in Castro Valley.  Funeral Mass was Thursday, November 15, and the committal will be November 17 at the Friars’ Cemetery in Arroyo Grande, CA.

Additional information regarding arrangements for the above can be obtained from:

Bro. Robert Ouellette, OFM Conv

Grand Knight, Council 8762
805-773-2219  Or rouellette610@charter.net

Your prayers for our deceased Clergy and Brothers are requested.

Yours in Faith, Charity, and Family
James R. Scroggin
State Deputy


11/14/2007 District Deputy Tom Lambdin's lung cancer had spread to his brain and he has been diagnosed as terminal.  He is presently in St. Joseph's Hospital, 1805 N. California St., Stockton  CA 95204, Room 433.  Tom, his wife Eilene, and the entire Lambdin family are in need of our prayers and support at this time.

11/13/2007 Former District Deputy Thomas Jimenez is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer at  Woodland Care Ctr: (818-881-4540) 7120 Corbin Ave., Reseda  CA.  He is in room 203.  His wife Donna has asked for prayers for his successful and speedy recovery.

11/10/2007 Abel Corona was injured late Thursday/early Friday in an accident at his residence.


Rudy Adora suffered a stroke Friday morning.


Both men are reported to be at UC Davis Medical Center.  I have no word on either of their conditions.  We can take comfort in that they are both getting the best care available if they are at UC Davis, but if they are there it is also likely their injuries/conditions are not run of the mill.


Please keep both of these brothers and their families in your prayers


11/8/2007 Gayle Cleary, wife of District Deputy 84, John Cleary. passed away. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Gayle Cleary, and keep Brother John and the Cleary family in your prayers.

The following funeral arrangements have been made:
(1) Visitation: Nov 8th - Shannon Byron Mortuary, 137 E. Maple Ave. Orange CA
(2) Funeral Mass Nov 9th- St. Norbert's 300 E. Taft Ave. Orange  CA  at 10:00am

11/6/2007 Joseph Peterson, Former District Deputy, had suffered a major stroke last week.  He is currently in the Suburban Long Care Hospital, 16453 Colorado, Paramount, CA.  He is presently in a coma.  Yours prayers for Brother Joe and his daughter Lisa would be appreciated.


10/29/2007 Tom L. Lambdin, District Deputy 37, has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Your prayers are requested for him, his wife Eilene, and the entire Lambdin family, during this time of anguish and concern for the health of a beloved family member.  The Lambdin family can be reached at telambs@comcast.net.

10/29/2007 Isidro Florendo, District Deputy 29,  who had undergone surgery three weeks ago, was readmitted last Monday to emergency at the Kaiser Hospital in Oakland.  Prayers have been requested for him, as well as for his wife DeeDee and the entire Florendo family, who can be reached at 510-867-5287.


10/24/2007 Helen Fenton, mother-in-law of State Warden Charlie Clark, passed away this morning.  Your prayers are requested for the repose of her soul, as well as for Sandra and Charles Clark, and the entire Clark family during this time of grieving and anguish over the loss of a beloved family member.

A Rosary vigil will be held on Sunday 10/28/07 at 6:30pm at Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Bl. Citrus Heights  CA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Monday 10/29/07 at 1:00pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 10497 Coloma Rd. Rancho Cordova, CA.

For those wishing to convey condolences, Sandra and Charlie can be reached at chclark@cwnet.com or 11151 Pit River Ct.. Rancho Cordova CA 95670-2919 or 916-638-2501.


10/24/2007 Nancy Glover, wife of Former Master and District Deputy Bill Glover, has reported that Bill is up and walking around (as of Tuesday evening) and that he will be getting out of the hospital either Wednesday or Thursday. The operation went very well.  Bill can be reached at the hospital at 415-833-1363 or at home at wjglover@hotmail.com.

10/23/2007 Catherine Hernandez, daughter of Grand Knight Ray Hernandez, Divine Mercy Council 14158. She suffer a stroke recently and
her right side is numb. She also has Breast Cancer and is taking cancer
treatments for it. Address 3137 Sparrow Drive, Sacramento,Ca.95834
phone: 916-285-9923.  Please keep her and the entire Hernadez family in your prayers.

10/20/2007 Diana Lynn Elkes, the daughter of Sr. Knight Eziekel Wilson passed on to her glory last Monday morning after a long illness.  Her visitation will be at the "Good Samaritan Mission Baptist Church" on Monday October 22nd from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and the funeral will be on Tuesday October 23rd at 11:00am.  The Church address is 4017 Capitol St. in Vallejo.  Please keep Bro. Zeek and his family in your prayers


10/19/2007 Past San Joaquin Chapter President and Former District Deputy Brian Hallisy was admitted to Emanual Hospital in Turlock around 5pm Thursday, where he is under care for a heart attack and some of the arteries which are 90% clogged.
Please keep Brother Brian and his wife Elizabeth in your prayers.  The
Hallisy family can be reached at kofc_ca@sbcglobal.net.

10/13/2007 St. Francis Past Chapter President Jose Jamias  Bro. Jose died peacefully early Tuesday morning, October 9th, 2007. Please remember Brother Joe Jamias in your prayers for the repose of his soul.

Our hearts go out in sympathy to the sorrowing family he leaves behind, Mrs. Emelita Jamias, a devoted and beloved wife, and the entire Jamias Family. Please continue to keep the Jamias' Family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their beloved family member.


Condolences can be sent to :

Mrs. Emelita Jamias

37 Huntington Dr.,

Daly City, CA 94015

Tel. No. (650)991-0111

10/10/2007 PGK Bert Vanderlans Prayers are requested for PGK Bert Vanderlans, of Fr. Dermot J. Dwyer Council 10379, Colfax, who is very seriously ill, and is having a very difficult time.


10/9/2007 Gaye Crawley, wife of State Office Executive Secretary Barry Crawley, has been undergoing tests to determine the cause of her health problem.  As a result of a recent CAT scan and a biopsy taken on 03Oct, the very large tumor that was found attached to her pancreas  has been determined to be malignant.  The prognosis is not  very encouraging, especially since the tumor also surrounds a major artery.  The doctors are still deciding a course of action between combinations of chemotherapy, radiation, and the very risky surgery.

The Crawley family is in need of prayers for Gaye's physical and spiritual well-being, and that God will grant her the needed strength, resolve and hope during this ordeal with pancreatic cancer.

Brother Barry expressed hope that Father McGivney would be enlisted as an intercessor for those who pray the 'Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney' or for those who may wish to convey those intentions through Father McGivney at: http://www.fathermcgivney.org/mcg/guild/favorsAndIntentions/postings.cfm?type=petition

10/8/2007 Past State Deputy Robert Rodriguez is scheduled for his by-pass surgery on Monday 08Oct at 5:45am at Kaiser Permanente facilities.  The following words are from Past State Deputy Robert Rodriguez:

Thanks to all of you for your kind words, cards and PRAYERS. They have definitely been a blessing and have kept me in a great frame of mind.  </>I have to say that, honestly, I am looking forward to getting this done and over with and there is no apprehension on my part and I have the utmost confidence in my faith and your prayers.  Please keep them coming.  Hopefully, in 6 to 8 weeks it will all be back to normal and life will go on.  As before, my son Marty will keep you informed on progress and I will surely get back to all of you as soon as I am able to.

God Bless...Bob Rodriguez

Please keep our Past State Deputy Robert in your prayers for his pending heart surgery. UPDATE 10/17/2007 - According to his son Martin Rodriguez, Past State Deputy Robert Rodriguez is doing fine, resting comfortably, and cracking jokes, and he will be going home this week-end to begin his 6-8 week road to recovery.  For those wishing to write to our Past State Deputy, his address is: <>17508 Alora Ave.  Cerritos  CA 90701 and his email address is tworodrgz@aol.com.  The Rodriguez family has expressed their deepest gratitude for all the prayers and support


10/2/2007 Anthony "Tony" Cascio Urgent Prayers are requested for Past District Deputy Anthony (Tony) Cascio.  He has been  diagnosed with a cancer that is located adjacent to the gall bladder bile duct and the  pancreas.  He will be undergoing surgery this Friday to remove this cancerous tumor.  Please pray that Brother Tony's surgery will be successful and that he will be able to return to a normal life.


9/30/2007 Kevin McCarty son of GK Jeff McCarty St. Peter Dixon Council 10378 had a terrible asthma attack and was hospitalized.  Please keep him in your prayers.  Update - He is out of the hospital and doing fine, thank you for the prayers


9/29/2007 Tom Harlow informed me that he will be going in for surgery early Tuesday morning.  Let's keep Tom in our prayers this week


9/26/2007 District Deputy William Glover has been scheduled for a series of remedial procedures and tests relating to a  heart valve replacement and bypasses.  The major surgery is most likely to occur about mid October at the Kaiser Cardiac Hospital in San Francisco. Brother William, his wife Nancy, and the entire Glover family are in
need of our prayers for a successful and speedy recovery. The Glover family can be reached at wjglover@hotmail.com

9/26/2007 PGK Ernest "Ernie" Ribera passed away.

There will be a Rosary in the church on Friday, September 28th at 7 PM  

The Funeral will be on Saturday, September 29th at 11:30 AM.  Please pray for the repose of his soul,


9/24/2007 Jim Stewart - father for PGK and FN Assembly 2336 Mark Stewart, he asked only for the prayers of his Brothers. Please remember Mark, his father, and the family in your prayers.  We will post funeral arrangements when they are finalized to those interested.


9/24/2007 PCP Daniel F. Beck Jr - Past Junipero Serra Chapter President Daniel F. Beck Jr. had a liver transplant on Saturday at the Stanford Medical Center.  His wife Gayla has aked that we keep Bother Daniel in our prayers for a successful recovery during this next month.  The Beck family can be reached at dfbeckjr@tcsn.net.

9/23/2007 Former District Deputy Richard Smith, PFN and PGK died peacefully on Thursday evening. The funeral arrangements are as follows:(1) Rosary - Wednesday, Sept 26, at 7:00 p.m. (2) funeral - Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10:00 a.m. Both ceremonies will be held at St. Francis Church, 1475 La Salle, Seaside, Ca.  Please remember Brother Richard in your <>prayers for the repose of his soul, as well as prayers for his wife Dalinda and the entire Smith family. May he Rest In Peace,

9/17/2007 PCP Floyd Wells - Northern Chapter Past Chapter President Floyd Wells, currently a commiteeman on the Election Committee and the WheelChair Programs, will be undergoing radiation treatments for prostate cancer.  Your prayers are requested for his successful remedial treatments.  Brother Floyd and his wife Maureen can be reached at fewells@pacbell.net for those wishing to convey any personal messages.

9/14/2007 Helen Fenton - Helen Fenton, mother-in-law of State Warden Charles Clark has been admitted to UC Davis hospital in Sacramento with congestive heart failure.   The insertion of a pacemaker has been put on a temporary hold due to a bladder infection.   Your prayers for a successful and speedy recovery are requested for Helen Fenton, as well as  for Charles and Sandra Clark during this time of duress.   The Clark family can be reached at chclark@cwnet.com.

9/11/2007 PSD Robert Rodriguez -Past State Deputy Robert Rodriguez will be undergoing an Angiogram this coming Friday at 7:00am, the results of which will determine which of three corrective actions, angioplasty, stent or bypass, will need to be taken to provide a remedy for recover and return to good health.
Understandably, there is concern and anxiety over the upcoming events and your prayers are requested for Robert Rodriguez, and for his wife Mary Ann and the entire Rodriguez family.  Martin Rodriguez, Robert's son, may be contacted for information at rodrgz@gmail.com, or by phone at 949-254-9380. Please keep our Past State Deputy and the Rodriguez family in your prayers.


8/30/2007 Marcella Stapleton - The Stapleton family has lost a beloved family member - Marcella Stapleton, mother of Past Chapter President and Former District Deputy Tim Stapleton, passed away on 07 August from a stroke.   Prayers for the repose of the soul of Marcella Stapleton, and prayers for the Stapleton family during this time of loss and grieving would be appreciated.  Anyone wishing to pass on words of comfort to the Stapleton family can do so through tjstape1@mindspring.com

8/24/2007 Irene Cormier  - mother of Former District Deputy Roland Cormier passed away on Monday, Aug. 20th.  There will be viewing and a Rosary 5-8pm on Aug. 27th at the Lakeside Chapel of Westminster Memorial.  The funeral mass is on Tues Aug. 28th at 10:00am at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Prayers are requested for the repose of her soul, and for the Cormier family over the loss of a beloved family member.  The Cormier family may be contacted at rcormier@socal.rr.com or 714-893-4722.

8/20/2007 Sam Mussro Sr - Sam has been a very active member in St John's parish and very instrumental in developing both the St Vincent DePaul organization at the parish and the Junior St Vincent DePaul program at the school. At the age of 93 he has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  On Friday he completed his 5th in a series of radiation treatments in an effort to reduce the discomfort of many large tumors on his head and spine. Based on the diagnosis, it was estimated that he probably has between 2-3 months remaining.  And even with all this going on in his life, he still managed to occupy his traditional 4th row seat at the 8:00 am Mass this morning.  If it wasn't for his total involvement with the SVdeP program in Carmichael and previously in the Los Angeles area he would have made one heck of a Knight. Most of the SJE members know Sam (and his many, many words each time you met with him....all amazing works he has accomplished for the church in his life). A great Catholic and he will be a big time loss particularly the youth program at the parish.

8/9/2007 Brother Tony Cascio

Brother Tony Cascio of Council 4540 is entering the hospital tomorrow for urgent surgery.  Please request prayers for a successful surgical procedure and a speedy and complete recovery.


8/8/2007 - SK Frederick A Mohl

SK Frederick A Mohl passed away on Saturday August 4th, 2007 after a long period of compounding illnesses.  Fred was a membr of Msgr. Raymond Renwald Council #7241 in Elk Grove and of the Bishop Gallegos Assembly.

Fred was born October 14, 1915.  He joined the Knight of Columbus and reeceived the First Degree of the Order on September 2, 1944.  Fred entered the Patriotic Degree on May 22, 1953.  During his life Fred was a Fire Fighter in Panama and as relayed through his recollections ser4ved as Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator and as Fathful Master. 

Although 91 years of age Fred particpated on numerous occasions as part of Honor Guard functions.  His total years as a Knight not quite 63 as a Sir Knight over 54.

Please remember Fred and his wife Trudi in your prayers.  There will be a chapel service at St Joseph Church, Elk Grove on Thursday August 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM


8/2/2007 - District Deputy George Yen

His doctor has diagnosed him with Prostate cancer and that he will need to undergo 12 weeks of Chemotherapy starting in August.  While he seems in good spirits, our prayers are needed to intercede for a successful and speedy remedy.  Please keep District Deputy George Yen, his wife Delphine, and the entire Yen family in your prayers at this time.  The family can be reached at: georgewyen@aol.com.


8/2/2007 - Fr. Sidney Hall

Father Sidney Hall, retired diocesan priest, is in the ICU at Sutter General, we pray for a miraculous recovery if it be God's will. Our prayers, thoughts, and intentions should go out to Fr. Sidney and the Hall family and relatives during this time of need. God Bless Fr. Sidney, and the Hall Family. Jesus Christ, I trust in You!  Jezu, ufam Tobie!


7/31/2007 - Doris Galante, wife of Brother Ed Galante

Passed on to our Lord, may she rest in the loving arms of Jesus Christ.


7/26/2007 - Fr. John Fitzgerald

Fr. John Fitzgerald's cancer has returned, and he will be undergoing further treatment very shortly.  Please join in the offering of prayers for Father John, who seems in good spirits in spite of the news.  Knowing that our prayers are being offered will cheer him up and for those that wish, he can be reached at:  Fr John Fitzgerald   PO Box 642   Twain Harte  CA 95383.


7/17/2007 - Brother Don Shelburne

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of PGK Don Shelburne.  Brother Don, a member of St Thomas More Council 7773 in Paradise and John T. Donahue Assembly 0067 in Chico went to his Maker this morning after a short battle with cancer.  He is at peace and free of pain.  Please pray for his widow, Dorothy, and their family.  He will be greatly missed and can never be replaced.  He truly was one of a kind.


7/13/2007 Sharon Reek, wife of State Advocate and Brother Ivan Reek

After running some preliminary tests, it was discovered that Sharon
has a condition termed "Aortic Stenosis", which means that the Aortic Valve in her heart is not functioning as it should (in her case it appears that two valves are not opening all the way) and is restricting the flow of blood through her heart. As she is no longer suffering great pains she has been released from the hospital and is at home.