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Community Pulse - February 22, 2008


Warren J. Moritz

Warren J. Moritz died Feb. 7 at the age of 86.

Born Nov. 7, 1921 in Gowanda, N.Y., Mr. Moritz (known to friends as Fritz) retired from NYNEX in 1982 and relocated to California. He was a former longtime resident of Pleasanton and most recently a resident of Tracy.

During his retirement, Mr. Moritz worked at the Sunol Valley Golf Course and the Art Frieler School as a yard duty supervisor. He relished in a regular 18 holes of golf with friends.

Mr. Moritz is survived by his wife of 23 years, Claudia; son, Jordan, who still lives at home; son, Craig Moritz; son-in-law, Lorin Karge; brother, Fred Moritz, Jr. and wife Margaret; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Feb. 9 and 11, with a mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church and internment at St. Augustine's Cemetery.

Arnold Lindgren

Arnold Lindgren died at the age of 75.

Mr. Lindgren was retired U.S. Army and an active member of Operating Engineers Local 3.

He had been a Pleasanton resident since 1956.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Mary Lindgren; sister, Anna Roan; daughters, Pam Sprague, Denise Lutz and Dinna Remillard; grandchildren, Jarrett, Amy, Adam, Lisa, Kim and Jessica; nephews, Andy and Bill Roan; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Feb. 19. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hope Hospice, 6500 Dublin Blvd., Ste 100, Dublin, CA 94568.

Josephine Sansone Moffat, R.N.

Surrounded by her family, Josephine Sansone Moffat died peacefully Feb. 11 at the age of 92.

Mrs. Moffat, or "Jo," as her countless friends and admirers often called her, was born in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1915.

After graduating from the Misericordia Hospital School of nursing and completing post-graduate work in pediatrics, Mrs. Moffat enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942. She was trained as one of the Army's first flight nurses and arrived in Africa in 1943 to join General George S. Patton's campaign. As a part of the First Air Evacuation Transport Squadron, she and her sister nurses evacuated over 50,000 wounded servicemen from the Tunisian, Sicilian and Italian Campaigns. Her skill and valor were recognized in 1943 with the Air Medal for meritorious achievement.

It was during the war that Mrs. Moffat met and married her first husband, John Russo of Boston. A brilliant engineer, he sadly died on the beaches of Normandy just before D-Day.

In 1945, Mrs. Moffat met and married a handsome intelligence officer, Edward P. Moffat, who was stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base, as was she at the time. They married in San Francisco in l946.

After the war, she was discharged as an Army major, but remained active in the reserves until her retirement in 1952. She then volunteered to work with polio victims confined to iron lungs and became one of the first open heart surgery specialists in Denver and Santa Monica, Calif.

Mrs. Moffat worked at Providence Hospital in Oakland for the next 13 years. For health reasons, in 1981, Mrs. Moffat reluctantly retired from nursing to her Oakland Hills home.

In 1996, her deteriorating health required moving to the Veteran's Hospital in Livermore. She became active in patient and veteran's affairs as a member of AmVets, the Flight Nurses Association and the American Legion.

Mrs. Moffat was preceded in death by her beloved husbands, John Russo and Edward P. Moffat; her parents, Anthony Sansone and Maria Sansone; her brother, Frank Sansone and her sisters, Lea Zackar and Rose Maglio. She is survived by her cherished children, Judge Edward P. Moffat II and her daughter in law, Veronica, Marie Moffat Capri and her son-in-law, Donald Capri, John A. Moffat and her daughter-in-law, Nancy, and Joseph T. Moffat; her adored grandchildren, Gina, Edward, Sara, Matthew, John, Stephanie, Lisa, Joseph and Patrick; and the joy of her life, her great grandchildren, Kobe, Devon and Tyler.

Services were held Feb. 17 and 18.


Posted by Jordan Moritz, a resident of another community
on Sep 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I miss my dad.


Posted by Ashley Lotoszynski, a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Apr 5, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I know Jordan, we all miss him.
~Ashley aka Fritz's doll

Posted by Lisa, a resident of another community
on Feb 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I miss my gram