March 29, 2003
Gregory ‘Cal’ Quin Stanley Surrounded by family and loved ones, Cal Stanley passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28th, 2003. He was born to Quin and Pauline F. (Sharp) Stanley on January 31, 1916 in New Rochelle, New York. He attended 19 different schools, as his family moved frequently, before graduating from high school in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1934.He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and earned his Eagle Scout award in 1929. From 1933 to 1940 he won the Junior/Senior Baton Twirling New York State championship each year. He accompanied the 1936 U.S. Olympic Team to Berlin as a crewmember on the USS Manhattan, and worked at the 1939 World’s Fair.He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1940, attended Cal Aero Academy in California, and earned his commission and pilot wings. He flew 25 combat missions in the Middle East as a pilot in World War II. As an Air Force pilot he flew for over 5,000 hours and received numerous decorations, including the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. He also earned degrees from George Washington University and the University of Maryland, in addition to Command and General Staff College, Air Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. While in the military he was active for 10 years in the Toastmasters, and helped organize the 1964 Toastmaster’s Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.After spending 28 years in the U.S. Air Force he retired in 1967 and moved to Santa Paula, Ventura County, California. He worked in the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office from 1970 to 1980. He also stayed active as a leader in the Boy Scouts while in the military and afterward. He was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1980 and retired from Scouting in 1988, after 60 years in Scouting. He was a member of the Retired Officers Club of Ventura County from 1967 to 2000. He was active with various bowling leagues, the Ventura County Chess Club, and the Ventura County Coin Club from 1970 to 2000. He was also an original member of the Santa Paula Golf Club. He volunteered as an English tutor for the FLAIR program for several years, as well. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church since 1967.He and his wife moved to Napa, California in June of 2002. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte E. (Lehrbach) Stanley, who was his childhood sweetheart. He is also survived by his children, Ellen J. McClure of Napa, CA, Elaine J. Stanley of Oakland, CA, Gwen L. Green of Los Osos, CA, and Gregory D. Stanley of Vancouver, Washington; and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.Kathryn “Rena” VallinoKathryn Vallino, 93, died Monday, March 24, 2003 in a residential care home in Atascadero, California.Kathryn was born on January 14, 1910 in St. Giorgio Canavese, located just north of Torino, Italy, to the late Frank and Caterina Venuta, and came to the United States with her mother in November of 1920. After growing up in Thornton, Illinois, a small town in the suburb of Chicago, she married John Vallino in 1932, in a Catholic church on the sough side of Chicago.Kathryn spent most of her married life caring for her home and family in Chicago, but also worked during World War II at USS Steel in Chicago. After returning to Thornton for a few years, she and her husband moved to Santa Paula in 1972 to be closer to her immediate family.One son, Joseph (Kathleen) Vallino of Paso Robles, three grandsons and one great-grandson survive Kathryn. A sister, Margaret (Rocco) Consorti of Thornton, Illinois, one nephew, one niece, and a great nephew also survive her. Her husband, John, preceded her in death in 1989.No service will be held.Richard A. RamirezRichard A. Ramirez, 70, passed away on March 24, 2003 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Richard was born November 18, 1932 in Santa Paula.Richard is survived by his loving sons, Dickie, Rudy (wife Tana), Chris (wife Vicky), Mark, Aaron (wife Denise); daughters, Nancy Pedroza and Patti (husband John) De Shaw; grandchildren, Lisa Ramirez, Jodie Ramirez, Janis and Scott Simmons, Joey and Olivia Ramirez, Chris Ramirez, Laurie Ramirez, Tim Ramirez, Tony Ramirez, Natalie Pedroza, Anita Pedroza, Marisa Pedroza, Carlton De Shaw, Tenease, Shannon and Daniel Ramirez, Alexis Ramirez, Chris Wake and Robin Wake; great grandchildren, Vanessa Macias, Lindsay and Austin Simmons, and Andrew Joseph Ramirez; brother Danny Ramirez; sister Jeanie Guizar; and several very special aunts, uncles and so many special friends.Richard was retired from Johnsons Farms after 23 years. He was also well known for being a sponsor of Santa Paula High School athletics.
God saw you getting tiredAnd a cure was not to be.So he put His arms around youAnd whispered “Come with me.”With tearful eyes we watched you sufferAnd slowly fade away.Although we loved you dearly,We could not make you stay.A golden heart stopped beating,Hard working hands now at rest.God broke our hearts to prove to usHe only takes the best.Services for Richard will be held Monday, March 31 at Sacred Heart Church in Saticoy at 9 a.m. Viewing will be Sunday, March 30 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Rosary will be Sunday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Services for the Ramirez family are under direction of Pierce Brothers Stetler Mortuary, Santa Paula, 525-5595.

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