Life Tributes for the week of 8/28/18

Jane Mah

Jane Mah was born Feb. 23, 1923 in Canton, China. Her Chinese name was Ko Kit Chun.
She was born to parents, Fong Kan Leung and Lim Sam Tin. Jane passed away and went to Heaven peacefully with family surrounding her on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Jane accepted Jesus Christ into her life and expressed looking forward to one day seeing her family in Heaven. She was the youngest of 10 siblings of five brothers and five sisters. Her family had been in the grocery store business for a couple of generations.

In school, her favorite subjects were floral arrangement and sports. Her favorite sport was ping-pong where she excelled and became the champion of her province still beating any opponent at age 60. She was a self-taught chef who cooked the best light crispy jian dui.

Jane came to America in 1948 when she was 25. She worked as a waitress while attending English classes. She married Stanley Fook Mah in 1953 and they became a family along with Stanley’s son, Steve. They moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon to start their own restaurant, The Anchor Grill where each worked 12-hour shifts. She gave birth to Connie Mah (1954) and Norman Mah (1955). She was dedicated to her husband and children and showed it through her cooking fantastic multi-course Chinese family dinners. Eventually, in 1960 the family moved to Stockton, California. She was widowed in 1966 and had to work hard to support the family by working in the cannery and as an agricultural field worker until her retirement.

Jane is known for her sense of humor and ability to cook and enjoy good food. She traveled extensively to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe with her daughter Connie. She enjoyed social gatherings and being around family. Jane accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and is a Christian. Her family and friends have always appreciated her generous spirit when in her presence.

Jane is survived by her son Norman Mah (Deedee), daughter Connie Mah and stepson Steve Mah (Jeanie). She especially loved her surviving grandchildren Eric, Jason, Ryan, Zachary and Jameson and always gave them money or gifts upon each of their visits. She is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends were invited to attend her funeral service at Deyoung Shoreline Chapel in Stockton, California at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Procession burial followed at the Stockton Chinese Cemetery with a longevity meal following at the China Palace Restaurant. We are eternally greatful for all the family and friends Jane has had. We will miss her dearly. Please sign guestbook at deyoungshorelinechapel.com.

Norbert P. Fromm

Norbert P. Fromm passed away December 2, 2017 after a battle of cancer with his wife by his side. Norb was 78. Norb was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on August 4th 1939 to Karl and Anna Fromm.

Norb moved to Eagle Lake in 1997 with his wife, Phyllis. Norb loved to fish and help friends with construction projects.

Norbert had four children with his first wife, Norbie, Sandra, Karl, and Kalvin, with his first wife; and two stepdaughters, Cindy and Sandy; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Norb retired from Del Monte Canne­­ry in Stockton, California in 1992.

Norb is survived by his wife, Phyllis Fromm and his children. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Sept. 1. at the Spaulding Community Center/Fire Hall. 502-907 Mahogany Way, Spaulding – Eagle Lake. Bring your memories and thoughts to share. Lunch will be served.

Suzanne Marie Hubiak

Suzanne Marie Hubiak passed away on August 4, 2018 at the age of 78 at Saint Mary’s hospital in Reno, Nevada during a vascular test for foot surgery.

Suzanne, aka Suzie “Q:, was born to John and Ruby Frerkes on November. 16, 1939 in Davenport, Iowa. She had two older brothers, James and Richard Frerkes, and they all lived a very exciting childhood. She loved to tell stories about their adventures while living on the Mojave Desert. Suzie attended and graduated from Burroughs High School in 1959. Her family next move was to Thousand Oaks where she went to college and worked at the local water company.

In 1962, Suzie decided to expand her horizons and moved to the bay area. She met and worked with her future husband, Donald Hubiak, at the Philco Ford Company in Palo Alto, California. After a short engagement, her brother, James Frerkes, a catholic priest, married Don and Suzie on February 24, 1963. That is when her journey really began.

The couple moved to Long Island, New York for about one year and then transferred to New London, Connecticut to work at the Groton Naval Shipyard. She and her husband returned to Fresno, California in 1965 and they were blessed with two children, Misty and Daniel. They were the delight of her life and followed her everywhere. After a few more assignments, they moved to Susanville, California to enjoy the mountain air in 1968. While in Susanville, Suzie loved to help people and volunteered at the old hospital to help the elderly. She took part in the Susanville’s Welcome Wagon program and the Elk’s Foundation.

Opportunity knocked and it was time for Suzie and family to move to Germany in 1972. Suzie returned to Susanville in 1978 and obtained her Real Estate license in 1980. She loved working with people and was easy to talk to, outgoing and very knowledgeable.

Suzie was happily married to Donald Hubiak for 55 years at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband; two children; one brother; and four grandchildren. Life is not the number of breaths you take but the moments and memories that take your breath away. Rest in Peace.

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