Liliana Musetti

Liliana Musetti

June 20, 1932 – May 31, 2024

We are honoring the memory of Liliana Musetti, our Mother, our Grandmother, and our Great Grandmother. She passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31st, 2024, at 12:00 am in the comfort of her home in Fulton, California. Liliana was born in San Francisco on June 20th,1932 to Pellegro and Elena Gregori. Liliana was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred Musetti, and loving sister, Loretta Pieraccini.

Liliana met the love of her life, Alfred, at a young age. They were happily married for 57 years. They built a beautiful life together where they were blessed with three wonderful children, Linda (Greg Kays), Alfred II (Tammy Musetti), and Janice (Stephen Edwards). Liliana had 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren who were the light of her life. She is survived by her sister Irene (Harvey Bustichi), along with her numerous nieces and nephews. Liliana was known to many as Non, Nonna, and Nonny.

Nonny’s commitment and devotion to family will be a legacy that continues for generations. Her love for her hobbies included playing cards, cooking, jigsaw puzzles, crocheting baby blankets, and playing the slots. Her family will always remember the love and care she sewed into each Christmas stocking that she made for each of her children and grandchildren. They were proudly displayed on her fireplace for all to enjoy every year at Christmas time.

Liliana enjoyed visiting with her sister, Irene, out in Scotts Valley. During these visits they enjoyed endless games of Three Thirteen, Hand and Foot, and Tripoley. Liliana treasured her lunch outings with her special friends Barbara, Ana, Terry, and Vina.

We will always be grateful to our angel of a caregiver who took amazing care of our Mom. Thank you.

In tribute to Mom, we would like to share a few of her favorite sayings:

Reminiscing with Dad she would say, “What a beautiful family we have created.”

“I am rich. I am so rich with family.”

Services will be held at funeral home Eggen and Lance

1540 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Visitation will be Friday June 7, 2024 at 3:00pm to 7:00 pm

Funeral Service Saturday June 8, 2024 at 11:00 AM

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Providence Hospice Foundation Sonoma County, an organization that was very dear to Nonny.

Timothy Erwin Douglass

Timothy Erwin Douglass

March 27, 1944 – May 18, 2024

We regret to announce the passing of Timothy Erwin Douglass, a dedicated contractor and the founder of Golden Wings Construction Inc. Timothy, who was known for his passion for building and craftsmanship, shared a love for country western dance with his wife Sylvia Douglass. Together, they taught dance classes and brought joy to many.

Timothy is survived by his two daughters, Erin Fires and Selana Douglass. He is also survived by his sister, Sharyn Brumbellow, and his brothers, Dennis Douglass, Christopher Douglass, and Paul Douglass.

In addition, Timothy leaves behind four cherished grandchildren, Nicholas Fires, Eric Douglass, Patrick Fires, and Jade Emery.

Timothy will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and his memory will forever live on in our hearts. May he rest in peace.

Brian Eugene Malm

Brian Eugene Malm

January 29, 1930 – March 30, 2024

Brian E. Malm, beloved father and friend of many, passed into Eternity on Sat. Mar 30, 2024 at the age of 94. A pilot veteran of the Korean war, Brian was married to Marilyn Jeffery for 61 years. Brian, (Gene) , made flying his career and flew for the airlines until his retirement. Additionally, he was a gifted craftsman, building guitars, harps, guns, knives, as well as many other things of beauty. He had a profound love of music, nature, and books. He is survived by his children, Marigene, Eric, and Janice, and 9 grandchildren.

Tom (George Thomas) Suttie

Tom (George Thomas) Suttie

February 16, 1929 – April 14, 2024

Passed away in Santa Rosa, April 14, 2024, at the age of 95. He was the loving husband of Barbara Suttie (Dolly Masciorini) for 69 years. Beloved father of Debe Baileys (Steve), Terri LaLonde, and the late Cindy Suttie. Cherished grandfather of Daniel Chole, Alison Baileys, Jeremy Baileys, Katie LaLonde, and Amanda LaLonde. Loving great-grandfather of Isla, Jemma, and Lucas Chole, and Griffin Baileys.

Tom was born and raised in Petaluma and a2ended Petaluma High School. He was the youngest son of Richard and Edythe Suttie and had two older brothers, Dick and Jim, who preceded him in death. Too young to enlist during World War II, Tom took a job driving a hay truck when he was 16 years old. He later worked as a truck driver for Minatta Transportation for 15 years. Eventually he became a journeyman carpenter, a profession he worked in until his retirement in 1991, at age 62. He was a member of Carpenters’ Union Local 751 and the Native Sons of the Golden West. Tom was a member of Resurrection parish in Santa Rosa since its founding in 1967.

Tom had a wonderful sense of humor, a quick wit, and a great knack for one-liners and quips. He also knew every backroads and shortcut in Sonoma County. Whether it was family dinners, watching football or attending his grandchildren’s parties and events, Tom loved to be around his family. He enjoyed his retirement years playing golf at Benne2 Valley Golf Course, watching his beloved 49ers, and did some traveling to Hawaii, Alaska, Washington DC, New Orleans. Most importantly, his biggest joy was spending time with the love of his life, Dolly.

A private memorial has been planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tom’s name to Resurrection Catholic Church, 303 Stony Point Rd. Santa Rosa CA 95401

A special thank you to Maria, Teresa and Netani, the wonderful caregivers that took such great care of Tom. We appreciate you.

Thank you to Tom’s nephew, Roy (Junior) Brown, for his help the past several years. Thank you also to Tom’s niece and nephew, Donna Ielmorini Dator and Dennis Respini, for their continued support and the great spaghetti dinners Tom loved. Our family is truly grateful.

Michael E. Bailey

Michael E. Bailey

July 5, 1947 – April 25, 2024

Michael Edward Bailey (76) passed away peacefully on April 25, 2024 at his home in Geyserville, California, with his family lovingly by his side. Michael fought valiantly against cancer for 10 years.

Michael was born in Sacramento on July 5, 1947 to Doris and Edward Bailey. After graduating from Placer High School in Auburn, California, Michael joined the U.S. Navy where he trained as both a medic and a pharmacy technician. During the Vietnam War, he served as a medic on the front lines with the marines, preparing wounded soldiers to be transported out by helicopter. In 1974, he earned a B.S. in Pharmacy at the University of the Pacific.

In 1974, while at the University of the Pacific, Michael met his wife Deborah. After their marriage, they moved to Sonoma County to have children and raise their family on a farm. Within six years, they had three daughters, a herd of horses, a flock of sheep, a tribe of goats, a clutch of chickens, and a pack of dogs. With the exception of a gelding and rooster, Michael was entirely surrounded by estrogen, and he loved it.

In addition to the bond with his family, Michael fostered deep lifelong friendships with his friends. Through the years, they spent vacations, holidays, dinners, and many, many, many cocktail hours together.

Michael led a distinguished career as a pharmacist. Over the years, he worked as chief pharmacist at Healdsburg General, opened his own professional pharmacy in Healdsburg, worked for Fiesta Pharmacy, North Coast Rehabilitation Center, Health Plan of the Redwoods, and MedImpact. He was also a teacher of pharmacology to nursing students at the SRJC for 20 years. Prior to retirement in 2013, he served as President of the National Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, helping to improve patient health by ensuring access to high-quality, cost-effective medications and other therapies.

Michael was curious and his inquisitiveness and sharp intellect drove most of his pursuits. Michael was an accomplished amateur astronomer, imaging planets, stars, nebulas, and galaxies. Having lived in Sonoma County for almost 50 years, he developed a passion for wine and taught himself how to make it—from growing wine grapes in his vineyard and managing grapevines to the wine making itself. He did his own harvesting, crushing, pressing, fermentation, aging, and bottling, bringing together friends and family for an annual free labor harvest. Similarly, he developed an interest in olives, tending to this orchard and making olive oil and brined olives that his family and friends looked forward to every year. This also involved another free labor party by his friends and family – which he always provided coffee and donuts.

In addition to his love of old cars, Michael was an avid collector of antiques, especially old music players and carousel animals. He also had an affinity towards gadgets, wiring the whole house with the latest and greatest.

Michael was also known for indulging his wife in her never-ending equestrian pursuits. It was agreed upon between them long ago that the costs associated with Debby’s horses were never to be discussed.

Michael is survived by his wife, Deborah (Asrican) Bailey, and their three children and spouses – Nichole McAdams (husband Troy), Stephanie Bailey (husband Gilbert), and Jacqueline Luders (husband Josh). He is also survived by nine grandchildren – Julianna Gomes (25) (husband Johnny), Michael McBurney (24), Joseph McBurney (23), Heather McAdams (14), Ahava Bailey-Martinez (17 months), Everley Luders (10), Ridgeley Luders (8), Wrenley Luders (3), and Quinnley Luders (8 months). He is also survived by his brother Chris Bailey, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Michael is preceded in death by his brother Mark Bailey.

Michael was devoted to his family and was married to Deborah for over 48 years. He will be dearly missed.

Nora Elizabeth Jovel

Nora Elizabeth Jovel

September 22, 1952 – April 23, 2024

Nora Elizabeth Jovel, born September 22nd, 1952 is survived by her husband, Efrain Jovel, her children Efrain, Elizabeth and Cecilia, their spouses Ramiro & Ali, and grandchildren Julian, Caelyn, Mateo and Leila.
Nora Elizabeth Jovel, (mostly known as Elizabeth), was born in Guatemala and came to the United States where she met her husband in San Francisco, and Elizabeth and Efrain have been married for a little over 48 years.
She was an active community member in Santa Rosa, from speaking with the Hispanic community on the radio in the early 80’s and 90’s, to being on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for years and even serving as the President of the Hispanic Chamber. Elizabeth was an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and advocate for underrepresented communities, especially the Hispanic community. Prior to COVID, she helped manage and organize the Dia de Los Reyes event in Roseland, for over 20 years. She was an avid sports fan, watching all types of games, but enjoyed her grandchildren’s sport activities the most. Nobody could keep her off the sidelines!
Elizabeth was a devoted mother and grandmother who adored her children and grandchildren more than anything else. Of all her travels, she enjoyed being at home with her family the most. She will be missed!
The service will be held at Eggen & Lance, 1540 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA. 95401, on May 8th, 2024 at 12pm.

James Duckett

James E. Duckett

March 25, 1937 – April 7, 2024

Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Linda (Santa Rosa, CA) and son Paul (San Francisco, CA). He leaves behind his sister-in-law and brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

He attended Sonoma High School and Santa Rosa Junior College. It was at SRJC where he met the love of his life, Linda Brandt.

Jim went into the Air Force in 1958. He was stationed on the Island of Crete. Upon his return, Jim and Linda were married on May 7, 1961. They lived in San Angelo, Texas where Jim completed his time in the Air Force. 

Returning to California, Jim worked as an Electronic Engineer for several companies in Silicon Valley. Jim and Linda lived in Sunnyvale and San Jose for over 40 years. They moved back to Santa Rosa in 2006 to be closer to family (and great wine).

Jim and Linda enjoyed travelling. Trips to Paris, Italy, Australia, and Mexico are some of the highlights. They enjoyed drives to Bodega Bay for crab sandwiches at Spud Point.

Jim was genuine and kind, with a positive outlook on life, always smiling, a great sense of humor, quick witted, and enjoyed giving back to his community.  He volunteered at his church and for F.I.S.H., a local food pantry.

A celebration of life will be held on April 27, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2000 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the church is preferred.

Joseph Radovich

Joseph Radovich

March 6, 1929- April 13, 2024

Joseph Radovich, beloved husband, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2024. Born March 6, 1929, he lived a life marked by his dedication to his passions, animals, and loved ones. 

Joseph was a man of many diverse talents and interests. From a young age, he showed a natural inclination towards mechanics, eventually establishing his own Forklift company. His insatiable curiosity about the world prompted him to embark on numerous journeys, each filled with stories that now accompany him on his journey beyond.   

He shared 63 years of cherished memories with his beloved wife, Angelina Radovich, who preceded him in death on April 16, 2018. Theirs was a love story marked by unwavering devotion and mutual respect. In his passing, he can now find solace in their eternal companionship.  

Joseph Radovich will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He is survived by his loving brother, Luciano Radovic, who will carry on his legacy of strength and perseverance. Though he may no longer be with us in body, his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who loved him. May he rest in peace. 

Charles B. House Jr.

Charles B. House Jr.

June 24, 1927- April 7, 2024

Charles Brewer House Jr., age 96, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2024, in Santa Rosa, California. He was born on June 24, 1927, in Galesburg, Illinois to Charles and Margaret House. He served in the United States Navy and his career as a minister, educator and administrator spanned more than 50 years.

Charles is preceded by his sister Sally and survived by his sisters Jane and Beth, his wife June and 5 sons, daughters-in-law, as well as many grand and great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all.

Sherrill Miersemann

Sherrill Lee Miersemann

(Sher Shipway)

January 28, 1948 – November 12, 2023

Sherrill Lee Evans Miersemann passed away Sunday afternoon, November 12, 2023 in Santa Rosa, California, at 75 years of age. Her laughter and love will be deeply missed and always hold a special place in our hearts.

Sher was born in San Francisco, California, where her parents resided at the time. Her father was born in England and immigrated to Canada and then to the US as a child. Her mother was born and raised in New York. Sher grew up in a large Catholic family, the third of seven siblings, and went to school at Camden High School near Los Gatos. She was on the high school diving team and her children remember her impressive dives and flips at the diving board platform, most often at The Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach on the Russian River where she regularly brought her four children. Sher also played field hockey before going to college at San Jose State, graduating with degrees in both English and Psychology. She taught English at the University of Lyon, France, and traveled abroad extensively before returning to California in her twenties.

When in college she met her future husband, Karl Miersemann, while working at a pizzeria he managed. After graduation, she earned her EMT certificate and worked as a paralegal. The two married in May 1973 and started a family in San Jose, where they had their first two daughters. Her husband’s career led the family to Illinois in the late 1970’s, where they enjoyed the Midwest lifestyle, buying country property with a barn and pasture. There Sher’s love for horses grew as she taught her own young children to ride and care for their two horses. Welcoming animals was always a part of her nurturing personality, with rabbits, chickens, fish, birds, cats and their beloved Golden Retriever becoming part of her family. She also had a green thumb that could bring any dying plant back to life, and enjoyed replanting all the plants given to her over the years. While in Illinois she gave birth to their third daughter, who was born with a congenital heart defect, facing open heart surgery at 3 months old. Sher’s strength and determination as a mother and advocate rose to the occasion as she fought for the best care available for her daughter. Something she would do for the rest of her life.

The family moved back to California with Sher driving the girls, dog and horse trailer across country, creating a memorable trip for all. They settled in Sonoma County in 1981 before welcoming their fourth and final daughter. Sher began studying and earned her Real Estate Broker’s license in Sonoma County in 1984. Eventually parting ways from her husband, Sher built a life and career in Rohnert Park, California. She started her own Real Estate company, guided by her compassionate nature, and eventually expanded into property management. She became one of the few licensed agents in the Bay Area to handle government foreclosures in the 1980’s, supporting her family through that economic downturn with this specialized skill. She had a strong work ethic and was a member of the Association of Realtors for four decades.

At her 35 year high school reunion she became re-acquainted with her high school sweetheart, Ray Shipway. They picked up right where they left off after high school, sparks still flying. They built a life together for over 10 years before getting married in June 2012. Together with Ray, Sher enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, and learned how to fly ultralight aircraft, stopping just short of testing for her pilot’s license. They loved their home life where they continued to care for horses but balanced it well with plenty of travel; from weekends away to trips abroad. Eventually traveling in their motorhome during their retirement years.

Sher’s full and busy life always had room for the larger community. When the kids were young, she was an active PTA member helping to shape the new elementary school her girls attended. She was always excited to drive on field trips and was well known and loved by all the students. The students’ fondness for her followed her even into the high school classroom when she would occasionally substitute teach when her daughters attended Ursuline High School. Sher also supported multiple exchange students in her home over the years. After her girls were grown, she volunteered for the Rancho Cotati Rotary Club, giving hours of service to her community and for the Young Eagles where she coordinated pilots giving free flights to local youth.

Sher was upbeat, fun and outgoing, known for her infectious laugh and sharp wit, frequently offering a well-timed remark to lighten the mood, no matter how somber. Her stunning smile could light up any room!  She was dedicated to raising a family that loved and supported each other. She role modeled that with her loving relationships with her own siblings, always making the effort for family reunions or helping out when someone was going through a hard time. Family was always a priority; from searching for relatives in England to maintaining her relationships with her extended family, including regular trips to see her favorite Aunt Bonnie, Uncle Glen and cousin Jimbo in Florida. Sher’s children are grateful for the commitment to family that she created and fought to maintain, as they continue to enjoy those close family connections today.

Sher was a loving and proud mother and grandmother who successfully passed on to her children her love of travel, her real estate skills, playing card games, and her love for horses and gardening.

Her last years were spent struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. With Ray by her side, their love and playful characters gave them strength to get through the hard days. Her beautiful smile and laughter never faded. Ray became her dedicated caregiver with a loving and happy attitude. Their love for each other was truly inspiring during these years. She passed away peacefully in her own home surrounded by her loving family.

Sher is survived by her husband, Raymond Shipway, her four daughters and their husbands; Heidi Miersemann and Thad Fabish, Jamie and Patrick Lynch, Kristy and Lauren Mackey, and Katie and Brenton Taylor, two step sons; Raymond Shipway Jr. and Michael Shipway, as well as her sister Sharron Evans Moore and four brothers; James Evans, Walter ‘Skip’ Evans, Robert Evans and Patrick Evans, seven grandchildren; Margarete ‘Greta’ and Emmett Lynch, Madelyn and Liberty Mackey, Bradley and Carson Taylor, and Kaitlin Shipway. She was preceded in death by her parents Cherry Bennett and Walter Evans, and her sister Jacqueline Evans Kochendorfer.

Please join us for her Memorial service on Saturday May 4, 2024 at 2:30pm at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 398 10th street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, followed by a Celebration of Life at The DoubleTree Hotel at 1 Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928.

More information will be shared via her Facebook page:

To those who wish to make a donation in her honor, the family suggests the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the EQUUS horse foundation.  EQUUS Foundation

Alzheimer’s Foundation  select “tribute gift” and list “Sher Miersemann” in her memory.