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ANTONAROS, George John George Antonaros, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at his home in Phoenix, Az. on January 19, 2015. He was 67. George was born in Bakersfield, Ca. on April 22, 1947. George was the son of John and Bessie Antonaros, one of the founding families of the Greek Orthodox Community in Kern County. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bakersfield. DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O'MEARA FUNERAL DIRECTORS
COLOMBANA, Robert Robert Mario Colombana, a lifelong resident of Santa Barbara, went to his Lord on January 6, 2015. He was born at Cottage Hospital to Ottavio and Hulda Colombana on November 19, 1926. All of his schooling was in Santa Barbara. As a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church since birth, he served in the choir, as an usher, and the maintenance of the church property. He also worked in forestry, and was the owner of a moving company. Bob was a Mason with Lodge #192 for many years and established many lifelong friendships. He is survived by his wife Jackie. A celebration of his life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
GERBER, Robert Clinton Died peacefully in his home in Phoenix, OR on January 19th, 2015. Bob was a child of the West, born in Los Angeles, CA on April 14th, 1937. He was reared in Phoenix, Arizona, during a softer gentler time. He and his friends were allowed to safely bicycle the streets and bus into town for movies and library use, without concerns for gangs or other violence. Swimming occupied most of his summer time. He delivered newspapers door to door. He was awarded the Eagle Scout rank. He attended four of the PAC-10 schools. He was awarded the MD degree by the University of Southern California in 1964. His life-long relation to Oregon began when he interned at OHSU, then known as U. of Oregon Medical School Hospitals and Clinics. His residency was divided between USC and UCLA, where he learned his specialties of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, later becoming board certified inboth. Dr. Gerber was active in the Jackson County Medical Society, the AMA, the American College of Rheumatology, and was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He published several papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. He served on the voluntary faculty of UCLA., becoming Clinical Professor of Medicine. He served as a missionary in Germany 1957-60. He was fluent in Spanish and German. He was an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church, singing in the choir for several years. He married Linda Sue Wilson in Los Angeles in September, 1964. The marriage ended in1983. Bob is survived by daughters Sallianne Kelly of Burns, OR and Shawna Lynne Spani of Medford, OR. Also surviving him are sister Jennifer Snyder of Colorado Springs, CO, two Grandchildren Matthew E. Kelly and Bruce D. Spani, several aunts and uncles, two nieces, four nephews, and numerous cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents, Elmo and Louise Gerber, and his beloved sister Karalee. He served as a Medical Officer in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era, 1965-67. He practiced medicine in Santa Barbara, CA for 22 years, Los Angeles, CA for 7 years, and finished his active practice in Medford,OR. In semi-retirement, he acted as Compensation and Pension physician at the VA facility in White City, OR. Bob also loved downhill skiing, tennis, hiking, poetry and reading. He was a member of the Goethe Society of North America. A memorial service is scheduled at Ascension Lutheran Church on January 31st, 2015 at 1pm. Direct interment is at Veterans Cemetery in Eagle Point, OR, arrangements by Perl Funeral Directors. Robert C. Gerber, MD., felt fortunate to have had a rich and varied life. In lieu of flowers, remembrance of Ascension Lutheran Church of the American College of Rheumatology•would be appreciated.
o_Knudsen012715 KNUDSEN Jr., George Alvin 8/12/1932 – 1/18/2015 George Knudsen, a resident of Goleta for 35 years, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2015 in Sun City Ca, and has now been reunited with his lovely bride Clara, who preceded him in death in 1992. George worked in the aerospace industry for most of his working life, but also owned a liquor store, worked in the fair business, was a breeder of thoroughbred race horses, and he served his country in Korea. George was loved by all, and was known for his sacrificial dedication towards his family, his generosity for those in need, and his laid back demeanor. George and Clara are survived by their children Michael and Stephanie Knudsen, Mark Knudsen, and Kenneth and Cherryl Knudsen, and their grandchildren Nicholas, Jenifer, Stephen, and Patrick Knudsen. Friends are welcome to attend a graveside service at Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Dr. on Friday, January 30, at 1:00.