Life Tributes for the week of 10/16/18
Robert “Bobby” Alan Puzach
Robert “Bobby” Alan Puzach passed away Sept. 8, 2018 at the age of 64.
Bobby loved music, fishing, good food, and witty conversation.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at First Southern Baptist Church, 1545 Cornell St. with a potluck to follow.
Larry Wayne Crawford
Larry Wayne Crawford unexpectedly went to be with our Lord Sept. 30, 2018. He was born March 8, 1947 to Charles Westley Crawford and Ella Mae White Crawford, in Topeka Kansas. He was the youngest of eight children. When he was four, the family moved to California eventually settling in Central Valley California.
In his younger years Larry was in Little League and also played in the band. In Central Valley High School he was a bass in the chorus and enjoyed singing all his life. He also was on the football team all four years until graduating in 1965. As a youth he enjoyed fishing, swimming and all water activities on Shasta Lake.
Upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy. After training he was stationed at Lemoore Naval Air Station. There through friends he met Kathleen McElroy. After a whirlwind courtship they married in 1967; a marriage that lasted 51 years.
In 1969 Larry left the Navy and took a job as a bus driver for Shasta Lake Elementary schools. Two years later he took a job for Caltrans. He started work in Doyle, California. When the Caltrans yard closed in Doyle, he moved to Portola, California and eventually was transferred to Susanville, California. He went to work at Sierra Army Depot as a warehouseman and then as a truck driver.
Larry enjoyed bowling and was in several bowling leagues. He also liked golfing with family and friends.
Larry retired from Sierra Army Depot in 2002 and moved with the family to Soledad, California. He loved visiting Monterey and spent many enjoyable times at the pier and the aquarium. Larry and family moved back to Susanville in 2005. Larry and Kathy bought a travel trailer and took many trips. They enjoyed the times spent in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. They became snowbirds and spent several winters in Arizona with family and friends.
Larry was a wonderful person, a loyal friend and a loving father and grandfather. He loved spoiling his four beautiful grandchildren, Hunter, Hailey, Izabella Zaninovich, and Morgan Crawford.
Larry is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his daughter, Kristen Zaninovich; son-in-law, Josh Zaninovich; son, Sean Crawford; siblings, Robert Crawford, Charles Crawford, and Bonnie Johnson; also by many nieces and nephews. Services for Larry will be held at Walton’s Colonial Mortuary 10 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 24.
Frances Martha Bertoluzza
Frances Martha Bertoluzza was born June 16, 1925, in Westwood. She passed peacefully from this life on Oct. 9, 2018, with her family by her side.
She is survived by her son Mike, daughter-in-law Judy, her granddaughter Nicole Ivezich, her grandson Dino Bertoluzza and two great-grandchildren Samantha Ivezich & Dominic Ivezich.
Frances graduated from Westwood High School. She worked in the mill in the veneer plant. In the 50s, her husband and her built the Y Market and Villa Monte Motel at the Westwood Y.
She owned & operated these two business’s for 65 years. She loved talking to her customers and loved her town of Westwood.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct 20. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Lake Almanor.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish to donate, please donate to The Westwood Museum or the Westwood Chamber of Commerce.