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Community Pulse - June 24, 2011


Phillip E Louthan

Phillip E Louthan, 62, died June 2 after a 25-year battle with multiple sclerosis, his wife Laurie at his side.

He was a longtime employee of Varian Inst, the NMR unit, at both Sugarland, Texas, and Palo Alto until MS forced his retirement.

Memorial services will be held in Friendswood, Texas, so that family can attend, including his sister Ann Flynt and her children, and in-laws. Burial will be at the family plot in Oklahoma. Donations may be made to Senior Support, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.

Avanell (Haile) Manke

Avanell (Haile) Manke, who was known to her friends as Ave, died in Watsonville on April 22 at the age of 86.

She was born in Star, Texas on July 9, 1924, the oldest of five children. She and her late husband Hilton lived in Pleasanton for many years on Abbie Street where she also owned and operated a small beauty shop.

Ms. Avanell was a charter member of the Ambrose Regalia Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary, was a Pleasanton Elementary School Tartan Band booster officer, a PTA board member, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and taught Sunday school for the Pleasanton United Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her daughters Lorelee Sunderland of Pleasanton and Mary Jane Taylor of Henderson, Nev.; granddaughters Hannah and Tiana; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Church in Watsonville. A graveside remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. July 8 at the Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery.

<Edith Ann Miller Cole

Edith (Edie) Ann Miller Cole died unexpectedly of a stroke on June 13 at the age of 66.

She was born Oct. 22, 1944, in Altadena, the daughter of James L. and Elizabeth Ross Miller. She grew up in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach and graduated from UC Davis in 1966, majoring in European history. After two years working in San Francisco, she married Bruce V. Cole and spent the next 20 years moving around the United States in support of his construction career. In 1987, the family settled in Pleasanton, where she raised her children, mentored youths, and lovingly tended her garden and pets. She loved animals, nature, the outdoors and history, and also enjoyed crocheting, knitting and quilting, gardening, camping, tennis, reading, sailing, traveling and exploring California.

Ms. Cole is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bruce V. Cole of Pleasanton; daughters Danielle Peters of Chico and Samantha Cole of New York City; brother Douglass of Clarksville, Md.; sister Margaret Mortimer of Newport, Ore.; and her mother Betsy Miller, also of Newport. A memorial service will be held in the fall.

Muriel J. Camozzi

Muriel J. Camozzi died June 16 from pneumonia at the age of 85. She was born April 13, 1926, and had been a resident of Pleasanton since 1974.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Camozzi; daughters Cathy Shahan (Larry) and Sharon Rawlings (Pete); and granddaughters Crystal and Julie. A vigil service was held Sunday at Graham Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton, with a funeral Monday at St. Augustine Church.

Therese Josephine Weisgerber Fadoul

Terry Fadoul, 83, died June 19 at her home in Toms River, N.J., surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 18, 1928, to William and Margaret Weisgerber and raised in the Bronx and Yonkers, N.Y., and never really lost her Bronx accent. She went to secretarial school, which is what many girls did back then, and she was considered quite a beauty. She was fun-loving and always enjoyed a gin and tonic in the summer and a glass of scotch in the winter. She loved the beach and enjoyed many vacations in Aruba. She was a homemaker and raised five children. She lived in Stanley Junction in Pleasanton for five years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Vincent Fadoul. She is survived by sister Rita Duffy and brother William Weisgerber; two sons and their spouses, Mark and Ann Fadoul, Paul Fadoul and Stephen Roselius; three daughters and their spouses, Beth and Bob Hewitt, Ann and Gary Carr of Pleasanton, and Caroline Wolford and David Seim of Pleasanton; and nine grandchildren. A Catholic service is being held tomorrow at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Lakehurst, N.J. Donations may be made to "Making Headway Foundation, 115 King St., Chappaqua, NY 10514 or a local Hospice.