Obituaries for March 4, 2014

Kathleen Ann Jablonski

Larry D. Toland

Anna Stasia Zunino

 

 

Kathleen Ann Jablonski

Kathleen Ann Jablonski, 66, of Susanville, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of 37 years to Tom Jablonski.

Kathy was born in San Pedro, Calif. in 1947. She was the daughter of the late Anna Marie and Henry Schafer. She attended Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School in San Pedro and received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University in 1973. She moved to Susanville in 1974 and was united in marriage to her husband, Tom, on Dec. 18, 1976. She worked as an occupational therapist in Lassen County from 1974 until she retired in 2008.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Tom Jablonski, of Susanville; three children, Michael Jablonski, of Santa Barbara, Calif., Paula Jean (son-in-law, Shane) Szczerba, of De Queen, Ariz., and Eugene Jablonski, of Susanville; four brothers and sisters, Henry Schafer, of Huntington Beach, Calif., Bill Schafer, of Palmdale, Calif., Carolyn Brummel, of San Pedro, Calif., and Rose Crouthamel, of San Pedro. Kathy also leaves behind multiple beloved nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Kathy was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and a dear friend. She had a big heart and would always greet you with a smile and a funny story. She was a loyal friend to many and loved going on adventures with her lifelong friends known as bookclub. She was passionate about helping children with disabilities and was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Her greatest joy in life was simply spending time with her friends and family. She will forever be remembered and dearly missed by all who knew her.

Kathy’s rosary will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Walton’s Colonial Mortuary in Susanville, 115 South Lassen St. Her funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Susanville, 120 North Union St; burial to follow at Janesville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Honey Lake Hospice, P.O. Box 1166, Susanville, CA 96130, or Native Daughters of the Golden West, Nataqua Parlor #152, P.O. Box 1905, Susanville, CA 96130.

Larry D. Toland

Larry D. Toland was born Aug. 11, 1927 in St. John's, Kansas as the youngest of eight. He passed away peacefully Feb. 17, 2014 in Yuma, Ariz.

He leaves behind his wife, Ruth Merlene Toland; his children, Adrienne Garza (Kevin), Patricia Senn (Joe), Janice Tassi (Randy), Barbara Howard, Larry Toland Jr. (Debbie), Peggy Hoglen (Kevin), Sue Sader and Sandy Stone (Joe); 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Joe Toland, and granddaughter, Kelly Dawn Tassi.

He served in the United States Navy and for years took pride in wearing his World War II veteran hat.

In his earlier years he managed the local mobile gas station where he took pride in every aspect of it — from cleanliness to great personal service. Later he made a career change where he became the Prudential agent inSusanville and worked there until his retirement.

He was a member of the local Kiwanis club and Moose Lodge. He spent endless joyful hours working on his Eagle Lake property. Oh what a view he had, and loved.

His greatest love was music. He played the piano at local establishments and for special events for many years. His children were very blessed to have been an audience to the talents of their fathers’ playing abilities, and it was all done by ear. Larry couldn't read a note. The music brought much joy to their lives and left them with many wonderful memories.

Our father had a good run while on this earth and now is dancing and tickling the piano keys in Heaven.

 

Anna Stasia Zunino

Anna Stasia Zunino, 84, passed away Feb. 23, 2014 in Sparks. Anna was born Nov. 12, 1929 at Riverside Hospital in Susanville to Risto and Violet Knezevich.

Her husband, Marvin E. Zunino, her parents, and brother, Richard Knezevich, all preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister, Jane (John) Mircetich, of Davis, Calif.; and her three sons, Richard (Deanna) Zunino, of Reno, Marvin (Emily) Zunino, of Reno, and Michael (Sheree) Zunino, of Sparks.

Anna (Noni) was blessed with seven grandchildren whom she adored: Justin (Nicole) Zunino, of Chico, Calif., Chase (Katrina) Zunino, of San Ramon, Calif., Scott (Dawn) Cetovick, Reese Zunino and Ashley (Pablo) Salcedo, all of Reno, Tiffiny (Tom) Robinson, of Sparks, and Larry (Joani) Zunino, of Reno.

Anna graduated from Lassen Union High School in 1948, participating in GAA and the band as lead majorette. She was also Miss Lassen County and participated in the Miss California Pageant — finishing as third runner up.

Anna was married to her husband, Marvin, on July 25, 1948, celebrating 56 years of marriage before his death in August of 2004.

She was known and loved by her family and friends for her culinary talent. As an excellent cook she shared her skills with her family, teaching ravioli making. She was always very generous and with her love of entertaining, many memories were made with food to go!

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at Lassen Cemetery, Chestnut Street. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Lassen High Alumni Association, P.O. Box 471, Susanville, CA 96130 in her memory.

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