Joseph G. Sarzotti
Joseph G. Sarzotti, 80, of Ojai, died
in his sleep Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, after a long illness and
brief hospitalization. He was born Dec. 28, 1921,
and was a lifetime resident of the Ojai Valley, attending Nordhoff
High School and Ventura College.
Mr. Sarzotti's earlier occupations were ranching, landscaping
and real estate development; later in life, he managed property.
He was active in many civic organizations, including the Junior
Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Fire Department, Red Cross, Rotary,
Lions Club, Ojai Valley Museum and Senior Men's Breakfast Club.
His father, Antone "Tony" Sarzotti, deeded land for
Sarzotti Park to the city of Ojai in 1933, and Joe retained an
active, lifelong interest in the preservation of the park.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Trudy Sarzotti, of Ojai;
daughter Jo Ellen of New York; sons Tony of Bakersfield, and
James of Hastings-on-the-Hudson, N.Y.; his sister, Mary; and
six grandchildren, Nicholas and Antonia McMaster, Gabe and Arie
Sarzotti, and Cory and Jenna Sarzotti.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Antone and
Mary Sarzotti, his wife, Madelaine, and cousins Jim Gallio and
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, from 2 to 8 p.m. at
Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Friday, Dec. 27, at 9 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
Church, Ojai, with interment immediately following at Ivy Lawn
Memorial Park, Ventura.
Memorial contributions may be made to Little House, Ojai, or
the American Heart Association or Lung Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home,
George Voll Jr.
George Voll Jr., 73, of Camarillo, died
Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born Aug. 4, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, to George
Sr. and Magdalena Voll, and had resided in Camarillo the past
Mr. Voll served with the Navy Seabees engineers for 20 years,
serving in the Far East and Alaska. After retiring from the military,
he obtained a college degree in computer science from Ventura
College. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 17 years before
starting his own business, Quality Mailing Sevice of Camarillo.
Mr. Voll was a longtime supporter of the Campfire Girls, Rainbow
Girls, Indian Maidens and Job's Daughters. His interests included
history and politics and raising dogs and exotic birds.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Libby Voll; daughter
and son-in-law Holly and Chris Jenkins of Santa Cruz; daughters
Susan of Camarillo, and Rhea of Ventura; brother and sister-in-law
Bob and Rhea Scheiern of Camarillo; three grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Madeline, and brother-in-law
Donald Uhlmeyer of Zion, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assisted Home
Hospice, Camarillo Hospice or the Navy Relief Fund.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home
Mimi White, 88, died Wednesday, Dec.
18, 2002 in Ojai after a long illness. Mimi (Marie Louise Macdonald) was
born in 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She attended the University of Utah and then moved to California,
where she met and married Charles White. They lived in the Antelope
Valley near Gorman when their children were small, then moved
to Newhall in 1953. They were active in nearly every aspect of
local life for 35 years.
Mrs. White ran the Mobile Library for several years, and many
will remember her from the Newhall and Valencia libraries as
well. She was a past president of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical
Society, and was instrumental in moving the Saugus Railway Station
to its current location. Mr. and Mrs. White were early members
of the Newhall Community Players, and involved in many civic
She is survived by son Robert of Arroyo Grande; daughters Jeanette
White of Bakersfield, and Marilyn Cambier of Oak View; and three
Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Charley, in
There will be burial at sea Monday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. on the
boat, Vanguard, in Channel Islands Harbor.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home,
Alice Margaret Jost
Alice Margaret Jost, 78, of Ojai, died
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 in Florida. She was born Nov. 4, 1924
in Unity, Wis., the daughter of Clyde and Lulu Jewett. She had
been a resident of Ventura County since 1951.
Mrs. Jost was a homemaker and her interests included gardening
and genealogy research.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Braaten, of Grants Pass,
Ore.; sons Richard and David, both of Ojai, and Steve of Palm
Bay, Fla.; sister Hazel Langston of New York; and brothers Harold
Jewett of Cable, Wis., and Elmer Jewett of Alpine, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Jost, and sister
Graveside services will be held Monday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph Reardon Funeral
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